02 Endless Nights
05 Die my Phobia
06 Grau im Licht
10 the Hunted
The overall feeling on ‘Grau im Licht’ (= Grey in Light) is unusually familiar – almost as if it was intrinsically tied to mankind. And yet, in the past few years it seems to be growing more and more acute. If you look at the world, it feels as if there is only one sensible reaction – to become emotionally numb or withering, or to despair completely. War, destruction, fanaticism, egoism, suffering and mourning as far as the eye can see. Everyone is fighting for themselves and for their own interests only, with nobody looking at the greater scheme of things. Just as always. This is precisely the main focus of “Grau im Licht”, just as the media with its manipulation, dominated by national issues. Therefore, the 12 songs of the 12th album by Diary of Dreams are as dark and violent as can be expected. There is no shortage of grand gestures – dark rhythm bulwarks throw themselves against massive guitar strongholds, while electronic walls of sound carry Adrian’s charismatic vocals through the compositions. And of course the album also features the typical melodic-melancholic synth hymns and deep-delving ballads. Thus, this new work has become everything the perfect Diary of Dreams album should be: powerful, melancholic, irate, rousing and thought-provoking!
Besides, “Grau im Licht” has become a statement – against the epidemic madness and for empathy and kindness…