Columbus, Ohio-based Christian power metallers JACOBS DREAM will release their fifth full-length album, "Beneath The Shadows", on November 10 via Retroactive Records.
According to a press release, "Beneath the Shadows" is "a concept album based on a story written by vocalist, Chaz Bond. The theme of the album is an intriguing tale, centering around the choices, experiences and decisions of Camren, the main character, who struggles to find his way in and out of darkness and into the light.
"Bond is a critically acclaimed vocalist in the prog/power metal genre and often compared to Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), and Jimmy Brown (DELIVERANCE). The soaring vocal melodies are hook-filled and charismatic. The guitar work is thick, powerful metal, filled with great riffs and hooks. Look no further for powerful, intelligent lyrics and top-notch METAL!"
"Beneath the Shadows" track listing:
01. Welcome To My World
02. Minds Will Burn
04. Illusive Dream
05. Hand Full Of Dust
06. The Hell That I Breathe
07. The Darkest Hour
08. All My Fears
09. Reborn In Fire
10. Beneath The Shadows
11. The Blessing And The Curse
JACOBS DREAM quickly rose to the top of the global progressive metal heap with its 2001 self-titled debut and the 2003 follow-up release "Theater Of War". Metal scribes around the globe likened the band as a more powerful QUEENSRŸCHE and "Powerslave"-era IRON MAIDEN. After releasing three power/prog metal LPs on Metal Blade Records, the band took some time off and now returns several years later with its comeback release on Retroactive.