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Review: Jacobs Dream - Jacob's Dream
Jacobs Dream
Jacob's Dream

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: ?
Tracks: 12
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 24, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating
Jacob's Dream

Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (14 Votes)

Here we have Jacob's Dream delivering the sound and fury of their debut album from of all places the hotbed of metal itself, Ohio. That's right, I said Ohio (quit laughing). I do have to say however if there any more bands in Ohio with this level of talent send me some of their damn music.

Jacob's Dream plays a mixture of power and pure metal and they do it extremely well. The songwriting is superb and the vocals are just amazing. David Taylor has excellent range and emotion in his voice and if I would have to describe it I would say a cross between Geoff Tate and Bruce Dickinson. The songwriting on a few of the tracks reminds me a lot of early Queensrÿche as well. There isn't really anything bad I can say about this band except the production could have been a little better but I am sure with as quick as Metal Blade signed this band they will improve in that aspect with a little more studio time and a professional producer. If this band keeps releasing albums of this high quality I can foresee a pretty short ride getting to the elite ranks of this genre. In my opinion this is one of the best debut albums I have heard in a long time and I can see why Metal Blade jumped at the chance to sign them.

Overall I would say if you enjoy the power/pure metal genre you would really like this album. Great vocals+great music+great lyrical content=great album and highly recommended.

Track by track

Scape Goat-9
Mad House of Cain-7
Tale of Fears-8
Black Watch-9
Love and Sorrow-8
The Gathering-8
Never Surrender-8
The Bleeding Tree-8
Violent Truth-9

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