Power metal band Dreamyth come onto the scene with their debut full length Aletheia, an album filled with everything one would expect in power metal from the heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and lush arrangements.
Dreamyth, a combination of dream and myth, is a Spanish melodic power metal band started in 2020 by guitarist Adrián Carrer0, drummer Davi Macarrilla, and vocalist Andrea Carrero. For Aletheia, guitarist Dani González Suárez and keyboardist Paolo Andreotti joined and Dani González Suárez recorded, mixed and mastered the album in his Estudios Dynamita studio. For a band new on the scene, they were able to recruit some great guest talent to participate with guest vocals from Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear), Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia) and Eduardo Guilló (Sun of the Dying, Crusade of Bardos and a keyboard solo from Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind). Production and mixing quality is excellent with all instruments clear in the mix and the vocals coming through very clearly if a bit too pronounced in the mix for my taste.
The album opens up with a keyboard –driven atmospheric intro track featuring a spoken intro to set the stage. In general, I’m not big fan of intro tracks but given the genre, this one works for me. “Odyssey” is the first real track on the album and did bring some surprises in the clean female lead vocals being offset by some death metal growls along the way from guest vocalist Eduardo Guilló. The overall melody ends up being quite catchy and the use of a choral like backing in places works really well. The female lead vocals are incredibly clear and strong and the tone is amazing and unique. Being power metal, one would expect some great guitar work and that is the case here as well and there is a bit of restraint in the solo and some good songcraft working it seamlessly into the song. Later in the album, Eduardo contributes more vocals in similar style on “The Curse of the Erinyes” and they work equally well there.