| 23 August 2004|
23 August 2004
Century Media Records
| Lund and Hansen Studios, Denmark|
The Hours that Remain
Melodic death metal, Thrash metal
Mercenary albums, Melodic death metal albums
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.
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. 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.
All tracks written by Mercenary.Jakob Mølbjerg – Rhythm guitar
Mikkel Sandager – Clean vocals
Henrik "Kral" Andersen – Death growls, bass
Morten Sandager – Keyboards
Mike Park – Drums
Martin Buus – Lead guitar
Additional vocals on Firesoul and Falling – Monika Pedersen
Backing vocals on Sharpen The Edges – Jacob Hansen
Backing vocals on Sharpen The Edges – Ziggy
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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