is the latest release to come from prolific
composer and guitarist Lars Eric Mattsson
which introduces the stunning new female
vocalist Adrienn Antal. “Dream Child”
represents the most solid album to date
from Mattsson, building upon the solid foundation
laid by 2005’s “War” the
new album sees symphonic metal mixed with
progressive and gothic elements spiced up
with world music inflections to create an
album which in Mattsson’s own words
is “as complete as possible”.
Child” is a fine blend of interesting
and deep compositions within great songs.
The album took 15 months to complete with
Mattsson taking great care to arrange and
record very precisely with many ideas being
reworked during this process to bring you
the album you hear today.
material on “Dream Child” is
better structured and more accessible than
before and with the inclusion of strings
and woodwinds (courtesy of The Astral Orchestra)
along with better recording and mixing techniques
all show how Mattsson applies the musical
influences he has gathered since day one
making Mattsson in 2008 a unique experience.
his new vocalist, Mattsson proudly states,
“Adrienn Antal is the best singer
I have ever had the pleasure of working
with. She has a great voice, is very musical
and we click together extremely well. Adrienn
Antal is the star of this album. Without
her the songs would not have come to life
in the way they have, and in my view the
main quality boost comes from Adrienn Antal”.
Adding further depth to the vocal arrangements
are the inclusion of vocals from Björn
Lodin (Baltimoore) who will be a name familiar
to fans of numerous albums from Lars over
Child” is a potent new album and sound
and reviews in all leading rock/metal press
and webzines. To arrange an interview with
Lars or Adrienn contact firstname.lastname@example.org
» Dream Child is the strongest work
to date from Lars Eric Mattsson.
» New vocalist Adrienn Antal vocals
will appeal to fans of bands such as Evanescence
and Lacuna Coil.
» Stunning artwork by Carl André