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Schwerer Traum - In My Dreams

 



Schwerer Traum has dropped an excellent track named “In My Dreams” back in 2022. 
 
 
This is a very ethereal, hauntingly beautiful song with elements of metal and alternative rock, as well as prog-metal. The intro offers melodic chorus-laden guitar riffs alongside a big drum pattern and some deeper bass tones. At about 48 seconds in, the guitars begin to get louder and more distorted. As the energy keeps reaching the boiling point, the vocals suddenly come in, as the guitars open up in full blast at about 58 seconds in.

The vocals are melodic yet soar energetically on top of the music. At times, the organic spontaneity of the vocals is reminiscent of icons such as Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) or Chino Moreno (Deftones). However, the vocal control and technical nuances in the signing offer a more refined approach reminiscent of Maynard James Keenan (TOOL). Comparisons aside, Schwerer Traum set out to create a piece of music with so much personality. The song feels very hypnotic and introspective, yet it has a hard-hitting component, especially in the way the drums and guitar lock-in the louder moments, hitting harder. The part that starts at about 3 minutes and 30 seconds in is a perfect example of how “In My Dreams” is a masterful lesson in dynamics: from quiet to loud and everything in between.

The song lyrics are actually very uplifting, mesmerizing, and evocative. The lyrics describe the yearning to explore a new paradise, find beauty in the world, and perhaps escape from the monotony of our routines, if only for a little while. Dreams can actually help us get there, if only for a little while. Some people might think of dreams as ethereal, intangible, and fleeting. However, staying focused on your dreams could be the real gateway to a better tomorrow. Schwerer Traum sends a very beautiful message to the audience with “In My Dreams.” Coincidentally, or maybe not so much, the word “Traum” actually means dream in German!

In addition, the production is spot-on. This sound echoes the golden age of alternative rock (late 90s to early 2000s), but it doesn’t feel nostalgic. Instead, it feels fresh and authentic, with passion driving the artist’s work.

Find out more about Schwerer Traum and listen to “In My Dreams” via Spotify.

We featured the song on the new "Heavy Hitters" playlist, which you can find below.



You can also find the song on our playlist alongside many like-minded artists, such as Foo Fighters and Deftones.

 

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