"Enclosed" (Arise Records; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Dreamaker's "Enclosed" utilizes a cool mixture of female vocals, keyboards and the usual array of guitar, bass and drums to create a CD that, for the most part, is solid throughout. "Enclosed" is a powerful rock'n'roll experience loaded with killer, larger-than-life music. 

As much as I enjoyed this CD, it sometimes sounded a bit overproduced and a bit too perfect. Don't get me wrong, I liked the CD a lot, but sometimes it felt almost sterile. I couldn't imagine the musicians enjoying themselves as they played. Hence, listening to the CD was a bit more work and I had to invest considerable effort just to get through it. It simply did not flow easily.

After careful consideration, I still have to award "Enclosed" three guitarsaws. I enjoyed the CD very much and there were more positives than negatives. In my opinion, the band needs to lighten up, write somewhat lighter songs and try enjoy themselves more.

Dreamaker: Elisa C. Martin vocals, Albert Maroto guitar, Jorge Saez drums, Matias Sosa guitar, Carols Pena bass and Nino Ruiz keyboards. 

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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