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Interviews with the Band

Pete’s Rock News and Views: „Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views.
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Orkus! Magzine: „Alpträume – für die einen ein Grauen, aus dem man verstört und schweissgebadet, aber immerhin erwacht. Für andere Anregung und Quelle der Inspiration. Mit Dreams in Fragments und dem Debüt „Reflections of a Nightmare“ bereichert eine noch relativ neue Band aus der Schweiz das weite Feld des melodischen Dark Metal.
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Battle Helm: „DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS is yet another cool band that has recently dropped in on me.
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Taktlos Metal (Rockstation / Kanal K): „Die Symphonic Metaller Dreams In Fragments nennen ihr erstes Album «Reflections Of A Nightmare». Im Taktlos Metal erklären Gitarrist Christian, Sängerin Seraina und Bassist Jan die Hintergründe dazu.
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Unrated Magzine: „Dreams in Fragments, from a little place called Switzerland. Interview conducted on Aug. 06, 2019 by Dan Locke.
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Crossfire Metal Webzine: „DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS – Ich mag es, wenn die Hörer ihre eigene Geschichte drumherum bauen können!
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The Rock Metal Podcast: „DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS shares their tracks ‚Nightchild‘ and ‚The Maze‘, plus the lyric video for ‚Nightchild‘; the stories behind the tracks, the writing process, and a sneak peak into what they have coming up!
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Winter Torment Webzine: „Interview with Dreams In Fragments, done by Patrick.
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Breathing the core: „In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Symphonic Metal band Dreams In Fragments from Switzerland.
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Reviews for the Album „Reflections of a Nightmare“

Via Nocturna: „…that doesn’t mean that DIF are just a copy of their influences. They’re not, and that’s more than fully demonstrated in songs like The Maze (in what’s the truly exciting first moment of the album) or the spectacular Unireverse finale.“ – Rating: 71/100
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Insane Voices Labirynth: „«Reflections of a Nightmare» is a pleasant record to listen to, which flows well into the listener’s ears track after track like crystal clear water for a thirsty customer, especially after half of the record where the group dares to experiment with different technicalities and atmospheres from song to song and come out winners.“ – Rating: 85/100
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Cameraeye Magazine: „We can not believe this ist the very first album from this band. The way the songs are made and the way the songs sound is perfect in every way and it is of high quality.“ – No Rating
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Metal Addicts: „«Reflections of a Nightmare» was built up with stronger than usual guitars that overlap keyboards, which generally is the opposite. Of course, there are keyboards passages, but they are connected with the song, not overlapping other instruments.“ – No Rating
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Lyrical spell magazine: „… „Falling with a crown“ and „Little red“ offer more from everything – more growls, more guitars, more drums, making them highlights of the album.“ – Rating: 7/10
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Metalwave.it: „Reflections of a Nightmare is an ambivalent work. In some places it has a glimmer of „genius“ that can arouse the interest of fans of the genre mentioned above…“ – Rating: 63/100
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Metal Forever: „… try the song „Incomplete“ – thanks to the rather sluggish chorus, it is the easiest to remember song, in which the contrasts between two pole different vocals and between sweet (perhaps naive) keys, rich drums and a sharpened guitar fully define the band.“ – Rating: 6/10
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Hallowed.se: „The album is rather decent, they do pretty well and I wouldn’t say that there aren’t any really weak songs on the album.“ – Rating: 3/7
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Wings of Death: „It is the orchestral, symphonic aspect that dominates almost constantly in purely musical terms, the dark is ‚only‘ in the atmosphere, which inadvertently gets under your skin.“ – No Rating
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Orkus! Magazine: „Dabei klingt das Quartett bereits auf seinem ersten Album eigentändig, ohne genretypische Eigenschaften der Musik zu ignorieren. … „Reflections of a Nightmare“ ist ein interessantes, abwechslungsreiches Debüt mit eigenständiger Note.“ – No Rating
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Amboss-mag.de: „Aber dieser Einfluss (der orchestralen Note) ist eher nicht so stark ausgeprägt wie bei anderen Symphonic Metal Bands mit Frauenpower am Gesang, die Schweizer setzen dieses Mittel eher dezenter ein. Dadurch wirkt das Album in allen Belangen harmonischer, alle musikalischen Parts scheinen gleichberechtigter zu sein. Gesang und Musik wirken mehr als Einheit.“ – Rating: Geht so
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Sounds from Apocalypse: „As references I may point to Tarja and Delain.“ – Rating 6.5/10
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Metal Gods TV: „The production on the album is some of the best I have ever heard, clean, crisp and clear, while the band employ light and shade, as well as plenty of time changes. So girls and boys, this album should appeal to fans of Nightwish and Evanescence and I for one, have really enjoyed it.“ – Rating 8.5/10
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Crossfire Metal Webzine: „… Bands wie Amaranthe oder Delain haben hier deutliche Spuren hinterlassen. Allerdings sollte man auch den melancholischen Gothic-Touch der Band nicht unberücksichtigt lassen, der den zehn Songs eine eigenständige Düsternis verleiht. Die saubere Produktion rückt dabei alle Facetten der Musik ins richtige Licht.“ – Rating 7.5/10
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Streetclip.de: „Weitaus unvorhersehbarer als das Gros der niemals enden wollenden, stilverwandten Flutwelle agieren die Schweizer auf ihrem edlen Debüt, welches endlich mal wieder ungetrübten Spaß in dieser Kategorie bietet.“ – Rating 7/10
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GiornaleMetal.it: „Well, boys and maidens of the good taste, you will not be disappointed by the brushstrokes of this work, capable of capturing gothic metal freaks with „female voice“, but also listeners of good music and good metal in general, as we are facing a „ready to kill“ band … An album to be included in a beautiful and juicy discography of gothic / female voice !!“ – Rating 7/10
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Metal Temple: „All in all, DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS have released a quality, above average Symphonic Metal album—it is heavy, loaded with beautiful keys, and soaring vocals.“ – Rating 7/10
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Spirit of Metal: „As a welcome message, our friends deliver us a fitting, impulsive and sensitive offering, most often conducive to a well-sentimented headbang. Diversified in terms of atmosphere, rhythm and voice, album also reveals a great creative momentum on the side of its designers.“ – Rating 14/20
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Metalheads Forever: „… singer Seraina Schöpfer impresses with a pleasant, darker timbre. … But Seraina can also sing higher tones clean, as she proves in “Nightchild”. The rocky “The Maze” could also come from an album by the Dutchman Delain.“ – Rating 7.5/10
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Rockway.gr: „Seraina is satisfying in her role and can sing operatively but also more relaxed when needed. Also, where the compositions require it, the „Beauty and the Beast“ style works flawlessly.“ – no Rating
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Lords of Metal: „It is certainly not another Within Temptation or Nightwish clone. No, this is a band that does its stinking best to put down its own sound. … How cool that this is performed so boldly. Take the beautiful vocal lines and you get something impressive. A neat debut!“ – Rating 75/100
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Nine Circles: „It’s obvious that they know what they are doing – they are a cohesive unit and have a chemistry that works well with what they are trying to make.“ – no Rating
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Allround Metal: „Behind the beautiful cover of „Reflections of a Nightmare“, one can certainly appreciate the performance of the singer Seraina Schöpfer, at ease both on high tones and with a lighter vocals …“ – Rating 3/5
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Metal Na Lata: „Dreams in Fragments finally did an honest job and followed the Symphonic Metal line, which became more cadenced and melodic.“ – Rating 8/10
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Imperiumi: „The comparisons with Nightwish fit at most somewhere in the era of Angels fall first (1997).“ – Rating 5.5/10
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Kobzr Magazine: „Wenn ich resümiere muss ich feststellen, dass es auf ‚Reflections Of A Nightmare‘ eigentlich nicht wirklich Schwachstellen gibt. Aus diesem Grund kann ich das Album Freunden des Symphonic Metal uneingeschränkt empfehlen.“ – Rating 8/10
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Music-Madness Blog: „This is a must for fans of operatic female vocals or basically anyone who is a metal fan.“ – Rating 5/5
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Dragon 75 Music Collection: no Description – Rating 7.5/10
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Darkzen Dragon Metal Angels: „This band from Switzerland did a great job, in addition to extensive, a good combination of sounds and styles …“ – Rating 80/100
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Hellfire Magazin: „Dafür sorgen die eingebauten Growls von Gitarrist Christian Geissmann für einen durchaus angenehmen Kontrast zur klaren Stimme von Frontfrau Seraina …“ – Rating 5.5/10
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The Art 2 Rock: „Reflections Of A Nightmare ist ein gelungenes Debüt geworden, die schon mal die Qualitäten der Band aufzeigt.“ – no Rating
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Heavy Music Headquarters: „There’s plenty of bombast on the album, but they mix in more subtle, mellow moments for a well-rounded listening experience.“ – Rating 3/5
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Musika.be: „That the current foursome … has already gained some experience in other bands can be heard in the beautifully constructed song structures …“ – Rating 72/100
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Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life: „Incomplete is an epic that lights up the soul …“ – Rating 6/10
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Metal Bulletin Zine: „The album should be checked out by true, die-hard, love-it-all collectors of all things symphonic power metal.“ – no Rating
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The Median Man: „… they’re their own unique brand of awesomeness mixed together in a defiant cocktail of anger and melody.“ – no Rating
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Keep on Rocking: „Nichtsdestotrotz sollten Anhänger von Melodic / Symphonic Metal in dieses Album reinhören.“ – Rating 7.5/10
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Folkmetal.at: „Reinhören empfohlen!“ – Rating 11/15
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Hardrockheavymetal: „Good job DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS! An album to suggest.“ – Rating 78/100
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Dead Rhetoric: „Anyone into the Black Vanity / Sundown period of Cemetary with the added keyboard/orchestral and operatic elements may be delighted by this record.“ – Rating 8/10
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