German Power Metallers Dawn of Destiny release their fifth full-length album this month - F.E.A.R. Dawn of Destiny were formed in 2005 and are currently made up of Jeanette Scherff on vocals, Veith Offenbächer on guitar, Jens Faber on bass and Dirk Raczkiewicz on keys. They play a mix of thrash, gothic and death metal.The album also boasts contributions from Mats Levén (Therion, Candlemass, Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat and Krux) and Jon Oliva (Savatage). This is the second album featuring Jeanette's vocals.
There is some great ambient electronica on these 4 Discs. This collection was put out on the Jumpin' & Pumpin' label back in 1999. If you are a Jake Stephenson fan this is a very important collection, since it includes the whole of the Crystal Moon (Jake Stephenson and Matt Hillier) album 'Temple' which is otherwise a very expensive CD to pick up. All the tracks are here. There are also a number of other Jake Stephenson tracks, either under his own name (unusually), or under more of his pseudonyms (Alien Mutation, Curly Whirly Spirits). We also get some Matt Hillier tracks, and some rather good tunes by Dave Hendry (as O-Head, Hyperborea and Twilight Pilot).
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