Review: Dreamshade – A Pale Blue Dot











A Pale Blue Dot – Self Released

Taking its inspiration from astronomer Carl Sagan’s renowned scientific book ‘Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space’, this record is shouty, melodic and anthemic. While aurally the songs give the listener an enjoyable time of it, conceptually the idea is we humans are not, in the grand scheme of things, as important as we think we are. Bugger. The deeply layered songs sound as intense as their subject matter. All the tracks compliment each other, making ‘A Pale Blue Dot’ bind together like a story book. It’s quite the opus too – 14 lush songs of uninhibited musical and intellectual goodness. It really does sound as though these five Swiss metallers have put their hearts and souls into this release. Contrary to the sentiment behind its name, this album is far from being insignificant.

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Review by Jo Wright