DYECREST had been the winners of the "Young Metal Gods" new talent competition in Bochum’s Zeche and the prize was a deal with Noise Records. Their variation of Melodic Power Metal thankfully is not of the tralala kind, but powerful and melodic. Very thought through, powerful compositions mark the action. I have to consider the only 24 years young singer Janne Oksanen a true discovery, his vocals are just great. They also put an emphasis on layered choruses and variable songs.
The opener „For All The Weak“ is a little on the happy side, but still a cool start. Fat double bass drums thread through the whole CD and the drumming altogether is very virtuoso. But don’t expect any progressive stuff, the material is very catchy, but technically impeccable. It’s real fun listening to the Finns and on their debut they sound really remarkably fresh! Songs such as "Into The Void", "The Game" or "Until Death Do Us Part" (to pick out only three) are strong fodder and all songs keep a very high level!
Unexpected ideas and twists spice things up very nicely and keep your attention high. DYECREST will leave an impression in the scene, I am sure about that. For all Melodic Power freaks between EDGUY and KAMELOT an absolute must! (Online February 22, 2004)