Tales of the Mad King, is not a simple title. A complex concept is brought into an epic sound that defies you to put your own conclusion to the table and decrypt what is D.A.M and what we brought into this album.
Well, to be fair here goes a hint: it could be a whole new universe that dissolves the imaginary of a human being translucid into an decaying reality. There is no truth or lies, once he shall not know what is in his mind or in his hand, but as always... the mind is playing tricks to his desires, emotions and seek of what is real.
Once that said, we shall ask you: is this your reality or simply your imagination? Unveil what you eyes can see and in every detail a new concept may be hidden waiting to be discovered.
What some people say about us and our album:
"All 12 tracks were crafted with the perfect blending of the Melodic Death Metal with Classical Music"
(Guilherme Niehues) - Horns UP Brazil
"One of the best brazilian heavy metal´s representatives. In their new album they bring an electrifyng sonority leaving aside any questions that the band transcends themselves in one more flawless release!"
(Renan Martins)- G. Grind Blog
"Remarkable mastery using compositional techniques such as Counterpoint and Motif Development, being a great contribution for the Heavy Metal genre in Technique and Harmony. We can realize in this work the creation of a unique thematic unity, that is connected to the previous work "Possessed".Genuine dialogue between Classical Music and Heavy Metal".
(Rafael Torres)- Tormento´s guitar player
"An excellent job! Compositions made in a high level of quality, performed by amazing musicians. Without a doubt, this band promises a LOT”
(Ruan Elias) - Singer/Multi-Instrumentist and Radialist at Radio Branime.
“Melodic Death Metal with an impetuos sonority in their songs. That´s how I see the band D.A.M from Belo Horizonte/MG. The band makes a precise balance between heavy textures, with agressivity and melody and also I can hear some classical influencies between the
“The slap in the face” they give us. A strong voice, with an precise rhythm section along the songs and always well placed keyboards. The voice truly delight those who likes something more punchy and with attitude. I can also recognize a darkness and virtuous side with lot of emotions and sounding heavy at same time. D.A.M will surely obtain easily their space with the new upcoming album. There´s a lot of potential in the band´s work and I truly hope that recognition will be their prize for constructing with consistency a work that fills with Pride our national heavy metal scene”
(Vanderley Carvalho Rocha) Owner at Quality Music Web Radio
“When you hear a band and absorb through their sound not only their influencies, but also their inspiration and the hard work of the members, them you are absolutely sure that the band is ready and do their job in the way rock and metal always was made: with innovation. This is very clear in the album “Tales of the Mad King” made by the band D.A.M”
(Fernando Rafael Santos) – Radialist/ Host in the program “Radioativo” in the Cultura FM Radio (Ajuricaba-RS)
“When we think that Brazil is missing originality and good bands... them comes this band with a work that made us believe that they are not from here and fill us with hope changing completely the way Heavy Metal is made. A work made with a LOT of care in every single detail, you need to hear to believe! It´s absolutely between the Highlights of the year!”
(Alex Chagas) Owner/Manager at Black Legions Productions/Media Press
"Tales of the Mad King is a journey through sounds : A perfect blend between death metal aggressiveness and classical techniques which you can easily check in songs like Battlefield ("Augmentative Counterpoint" and "Theme with variations" derivated techniques) and Crusader´s Quest( Double Canon).In each song, everything has a purpose,each melody is connected to another in order to create solid thematic unity. Technically speaking Tales of the Mad King is a complex album with fast riffs and blast beats as well as keyboard and guitar solos which are executed flawlessly.Vocals really improved since the release of their previous work. Hope you guys enjoy this album as i enjoyed producing it !" (Vincenzo Avallone)- Producer and Mixing Engineer at Deep Water recordings Studio –Salerno Italy
“Again Minas Gerais in the TOP list of our national Heavy Metal. Surely this album will enter in history. Congratulations D.A.M” (Fellipe Augusto) – Melodic Death Metal fan from Brazil
“The Best of Kalmah and COB in one single band!"
(Markus Hoffman)- Melodic Death metal fan from Germany
“Pure awesomeness! Tales of the Mad King brings all the nordic vibe to the landscapes of Minas Gerais. Besides the beautiful keyboards D.A.M brings to you some nice guitar licks and bass arpegios! It's like to hear the Lord of Darkness singing inside your soul.”
(Gabriel Lamounier)- Melodic Death Metal fan from Brazil
“D.A.M is better than Lasagna” – (Manuela Chamosa)- Melodic Death Metal fan and Lasagna lover from Spain
“Totally EPIC! I had fall in love with the band since their EP(Possessed). I saw that they weren´t just another melodic death metal band, but one band that knows how to blend perfectly melody and speed. Tales of the Mad King, surely is here to be one of the pioneers in the style inside our country and to put respect in the brazilian melodic death metal.”
(Vinícius Bernardes)- Adm in the facebook Page: Melodic Death Metal Brasil and fan
“ I've heard Death of the Stars first from you fellas. Kind of a unique vocalist style, don't hear it like that quite often. I also like the keys in your tracks, even though your music screams melodic death, I sometimes hear folk elements specifically in the keyboards, like the intro of before mentioned track. Looking forward to the album “
(Marwin Wissing)- Melodic Death Metal fan from Netherlands