11 Dreams

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11 Dreams
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Studio album by Mercenary
Released August 23, 2004
Recorded Lund and Hansen Studios, Denmark
Genre Melodic death metal, progressive metal, power metal
Length 61:51
Label Century Media Records
Producer Jacob Hansen
Mercenary chronology
Everblack
(2002)
11 Dreams
(2004)
The Hours that Remain
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

11 Dreams is the third album released by Danish metal band Mercenary through Century Media Records. The original version was released in 2004, that being in Europe, the American version was released one year later, in 2005. The U.S. release contained two bonus tracks, one being a 3-D version of the song "11 Dreams", and another being a radio edit of "11 Dreams". This is the first album featuring Mike Park on drums and Martin Buus on lead guitars. This is also the final album to feature founding member Henrik "Kral" Andersen on bass/growls.

Review[edit]

Denmark's Mercenary are following bands like In Flames and Soilwork in terms of adding more symphonic and melodic elements to their brand of extreme metal with their latest release 11 Dreams. A greater emphasis is placed on catchy vocal hooks, where the clean vocal passages from Mikkel Sandager trade off with the more aggressive death/black metal stylings from bass player Hans 'Kral' Andersen.[2] Highly progressive, Mercenary are influenced by bands like Soilwork, In Flames, Nevermore, Sentenced, and pretty much anything Scandinavian and influential, as well as occasionally throwing in a bit of thrash.[3]


Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mercenary

No. Title Length
1. "Into the Sea of Dark Desires"   1:05
2. "World Hate Center"   4:58
3. "11 Dreams"   6:51
4. "reDestructDead"   5:45
5. "Firesoul"   7:36
6. "Sharpen the Edges"   5:32
7. "Supremacy v2.0"   8:09
8. "Music Non Stop" (Kent Cover) 4:11
9. "Falling"   6:56
10. "Times Without Changes"   2:58
11. "Loneliness"   7:36

Musicians[edit]

Special guest appearances[edit]

Additional vocals on Firesoul and Falling – Monika Pedersen
Backing vocals on Sharpen The Edges – Jacob Hansen
Backing vocals on Sharpen The Edges – Ziggy

Credits[edit]

All music written and arranged by Mercenary.
All lyrics by Mercenary.
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jacob Hansen.
Art by Niklas Sundin.

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