Dream Weapon

Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #47 / 753
User Score
Based on 153 ratings
2021 Rank: #664
Liked by 17 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Relapse / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
PopMatters

Genghis Tron turn 180 degrees from their metal past for one of the most breathtaking re-inventions in heavy music history on Dream Weapon.

90
MetalSucks

Dream Weapon is as good as anything Genghis Tron have ever made. It’s more than an album; it’s an experience. It demands to be listened to start-to-finish, is impervious to track-skipping, and rewards multiple listens.

80
Exclaim!

Dream Weapon is a transportive odyssey that casts humanity's end as an inevitable reality with an opportunity for renewal, and offers a space where listeners can reflect on what that might mean to them, or just lay back and enjoy the ride.

80
Metal Injection

Those who are close to the band in age will understand the maturity that went into creating Dream Weapon while the younger listeners may dismiss it. Both sides have merit, but the younger listeners will get older too someday. In the end, Genghis Tron do what they want.

80
Kerrang!
The easing back on aggression and sonic devastation might alienate some of their long term fans, but atmospherically speaking it still feels like Genghis Tron, and it’s attention grabbing from start to finish.
80
Distorted Sound

Showing flashes of their old selves amidst the synthwave-esq melodies in the closing tracks Single Black Point and Great Mother might not be enough to appease all their critics, but Dream Weapon is an album deserved of bearing the GENGHIS TRON name.

74
Sputnikmusic

Dream Weapon, bold reimagining that it is, could well be the line in the sand that releases the four-piece from the shackles of their historic hallmarks. The dream of another Dead Mountain Mouth or Board Up the House may have been shattered, but a new, better dream may yet be forged from the pieces.

MasterCrackfox
76

After a big damn thirteen year absence Genghis Tron return with an album that heavily dials back the aggression of their seminal mathcore album Board Up the House in turn for something far more spacious and electronically driven. This comes as no inherent surprise given the history of Genghis Tron - the group went without a drummer until their recent revival, utilizing programming tools to manipulate both the drum and bass parts into their sound, and they have always focused a lot of energy ... read more

andiov1
70

I have no prior experience with Genghis Tron so I can't say whether this is a proper comeback or not. Based on solely what I listened to, I'm starting to think Dream Weapon is a tad bit underrated. The vocals do leave a bit to be desired and there's no proper climax, putting that aside though, there are some neat, spacey post-metal instrumentals on this album infused with some ethereal synths I honestly didn't expect to sound as good as I thought it would, especially considering the eclectic ... read more

AngelHerntz
65

No sé en qué punto del disco está el metal, es solamente mi culpa, yo soy el que no lo ve, o escucha, mejor dicho. Lo que sí veo es un progressive-rock, vuelto hardcore en sus puntos menos álgidos. Desde este momento debo decir que el disco no me gustó, como opinión personal, sin embargo fue más de lo que esperaba, porque en realidad esperaba algo más agresivo, no es que sea malo, simplemente a mí no me gustó. Mas veo ... read more

EPTIT
88

Vaya vaya, metal progresivo con toques de electrónica spacy y un poco de math rock, sonaba realmente bien, y el resultado suena aún mejor.

Dream Weapon es sin duda un álbum hipnótico, rítmico, un poco agresivo y hasta impactante que te puede hacer sentir cosas desde lo meditativo, hasta lo más profundamente psicodélico del math rock con toques de metal. Puedes sentir ese ambiente futurista, abstracto, pero al mismo tiempo dulce, con unas vocales ... read more

everythingafter
64

I haven't listened to Genghis Tron before - epic band name, by the way - but this record's strengths are in the instrumental performances, the arrangements and the sound. It sounds immense at times, and some of riffs, especially on Dream Weapon, are stellar. That being said, the vocals are mixed too fucking low, but I guess that's not the end of the world, since the melodies aren't very good to begin with. Also, a lot of the record sounds homogenous and monotonous. Now, a band like Hum - their ... read more

MaceBlade42
60

I don't think this album knows what it wants to be, tbh.

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