Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
DISBANDED
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Last update/review: December 15, 2010

Dionysus

Dionysus was formed by drummer Ronny Milianowicz around the time he left his previous band Sinergy, eventually recruiting a respected set of musicians, all of which have previous ties to various European metal bands in one way or another. What we have here is yet another classically Germanic-styled melodic speedy power metal band, featuring the familiar happy choruses and rollicking leads that are the mainstays of the genre. The same positives and negatives that apply to countless other bands in this field are applicable here, the positives being a sterling production, top-notch musicianship (guitarist Johnny Öhlin and vocalist Olaf Hayer both give excellent performances) and a general band tightness and maturity, with the negatives being very little in the way of originality -- really, there just isn't much here that makes Dionysus stand out as a unique band. Nevertheless, the aforementioned good points make this band a recommended one for Euro power metal fans. The band managed three albums between 2002 and 2006 before breaking up in 2008.

Last Lineup

Olaf Hayer

vocals

Johnny Öhlin

guitars

Magnus Noberg

bass

Kaspar Dahlqvist

keyboards (ex-Ride The Sky, ex-Stormwind, ex-Treasure Land)

Ronny Milianowicz

drums (ex-Sinergy)



Discography


Sign Of Truth  
2002 AFM
  1. Time Will Tell
  2. Sign Of Truth
  3. Bringer Of Salvation
  4. Pouring Rain
  5. Anthem (For The Children)
  6. Holy War
  7. Don't Forget
  8. Walk On Fire
  9. Never Wait
  10. Loaded Gun
  • Olaf Hayer
  • Johnny Öhlin
  • Magnus Noberg
  • Kaspar Dahlqvist
  • Ronny Milianowicz



Anima Mundi  
2004 AFM
  1. Divine
  2. Bringer Of War
  3. Anima Mundi
  4. Heart Is Crying
  5. What
  6. Eyes Of The World
  7. March For Freedom
  8. Closer To The Sun
  9. Forever More
  10. Paradise Land
  • Olaf Hayer
  • Johnny Öhlin
  • Magnus Noberg
  • Kaspar Dahlqvist
  • Ronny Milianowicz



Fairytales And Reality  
2006 AFM
  1. Illusion of Life
  2. The Orb
  3. Blinded
  4. The World
  5. Spirit
  6. Queen of Madness
  7. The Game
  8. True At Heart
  9. Tides Will Turn
  10. Dreamchaser
  11. The End
  12. Time Will Tell (Demo)
  13. Bringer Of Salvation (Demo)
  • Olaf Hayer
  • Johnny Öhlin
  • Magnus Noberg
  • Kaspar Dahlqvist
  • Ronny Milianowicz




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