Not even Death could come between these musicians and their instruments, and on Strain’s first night on the other side he was determined to start a new band, be he dead or Alive. Strain quickly found members for his new band at the Necropolis, a popular Mortuary among the deceased. Since that fateful night Dead Mens Dreams have exploded onto the Dead Rock music scene! Quickly gaining a reputation for their physically dominating live performances, Dead Mens Dreams continue to claim dominion over the underworld.
Richard Christy (Howard Stern Show, ex-drummer for Death, Iced Earth):
“The new Dead Men's Dreams CD is an Atmospheric, Melodic, and Heavy slab of American Metal!”
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (current singer for Yngwie Malsteen, former singer of Judas Priest, Iced Earth):
“This CD has a lot to offer. I here modern influences mixed with a bit of Zakk Wylde. If you are a metal head and you like heavy guitar riffing, with some melodic and in your face vocals... I say check it out!”
Orlando Weekly: (Jan-2009 http://www.orlandoweekly.com/blog/music.asp?perm=1796)
A night of quality local metal is going down at the Social. Empyrean is getting a good bit of attention these days, and Gorillafight is possessed of not only a great name, but an equally vicious aproach. However, my money's on Dead Mens Dreams. Despite their (somewhat joking) penchant for getting their picture taken in corpsepaint, DMD is nothing at all like the basement-bound black-metallers you think they look like. Instead, it's all heavy classic metal riffage, with a wide streak of modern brutality mixed in. These guys have been on a hiatus lately, as they wanted to woodshed for a while to write the songs for their second CD, and who knows how long it will be until they play again, so get there early to catch 'em.
Orlando Weekly: (July-2008, http://orlandoweekly.com/calendar/event.asp?whatid=76445)
"The Dead Are Dreaming, local horror-metal band and zombie aficionados Dead Mens Dreams have spent a ton of energy zeroing in on an identity. Happily, Dreaming is the sound of a band coming together as a cohesive unit. The guilty-pleasure slasher-flick sound bites entertainingly mingle with vocalist Strain’s pouty and nihilistic lyrics, and his improved pitch makes him sound like the more party-centric little brother of Maynard James Keenan (and, on “The Deceased’s First Reaction,” maybe a cousin of Brad Nowell). The musicianship of guitarist Claudzilla and drummer Jim McCourt is some of the tightest in the local Florida mainstream metal field."