Dionysus was formed by drummer Ronny Milianowicz around the time he
left his previous band
eventually recruiting a respected set of musicians, all of which
have previous ties to various European metal bands in one way or
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
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.