Dream Weapon

Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #9 / 189
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
Liked by 3 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Relapse Records / Label
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Genghis Tron turn 180 degrees from their metal past for one of the most breathtaking re-inventions in heavy music history on Dream Weapon.

Metal Sucks

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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
Guys, come on now. A lot of you are being rather harsh to this record. This is a good, spacey, progressive rock album. It may not be exactly what you wanted from this band, but I have the gift of a clear view because i had never listened to them prior and what I hear on this album are some lads putting together some quality tunes and some are downright catchy despite the length. The pulsing electronics, strong drumming, and reverb soaked vocals may bring to mind Spiritualized before they do a ... read more
I think I really like what these guys are TRYING to do but they never reach a place that totally blows me away. Its a pleasant listen tho and definitely has some cool parts. I think some things that could improve their sound is some more eccentric and standout vocals, just to bring their sound to another level.
Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon

Genre: Math Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 60% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 144th / 291

Highlight: Ritual Circle

Made me think of:
Chroma Key
Did not expect so many low ratings for this. I thought it was a solid comeback album. The guitar work is splendid and blends in beautifully with the more cosmic qualities of the production. Although some tracks are nearing 10 minutes in runtime, it didn't feel that long at all.
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anztec, MarkyC, patton, gbar25, fdrc, Electrode6

Added on: February 4, 2021