DREAM CHILD – Until Death Do We Meet Again

DREAM CHILD - Until Death Do We Meet Again
  • 6.5/10
    DREAM CHILD - Until Death Do We Meet Again - 6.5/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: September 4, 2018

User Review
5/10 (1 vote)

On the surface, this Frontiers Records born project seems like yet another band comprised of former Dio members fronted by a new, but very Dio inspired, vocalist. And that’s exactly what it is. Dream Child, like some of the other bands in this Post Dio genre (Last In Line, Resurrection Kings), blends several classic Dio band members (Simon Wright, Rudy Sarzo, and Craig Goldy) with a couple of newer guys (Diego Valdez and Wayne Findlay) to create a new, full album of classic Dio sounding material.

The songs on Until Death Do We Meet Again are very Rainbow inspired. Valdez does an admirable job of emulating Dio’s voice, and the band is, naturally, a perfect fit for the genre. Even the album production captures that big, organic sound that the classic Dio-era Rainbow and Black Sabbath albums had. All of the songs are well put-together and are essentially indistinguishable from the material that they are drawn from. For Dio fans, this album is a no-brainer.

As enjoyable as Until Death Do We Meet Again will be for the classic fans, one can’t help but wish that the classic Dio band members would get a bit more out of their comfort zone. To suggest that all they have to offer is a rehash of their old material is an insult to their musicianship and their creativity. Although Rudy Sarzo has done a number of different projects recently, the majority of the other Dio band members keep returning to the same formula. Dio’s legacy will stand the test of time with or without new material. Perhaps it’s time for the rest of the gang to seek out new horizons and new sounds.



  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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