Nemesea – Uprise (2016) – Review

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I did not quite know what to expect. Nemesea‘s last production The Quiet Resistance did – well – not exactly exert the metal-infused pull one would have expected. At least not on all fronts – some tracks were right there, some sort of very dark Pop Metal infected with Gothic elements. 

Then judging by their about-face they made with In Control away from their Gothic Metal laden style displayed in Mana, it does not bode well for future records (and boy did I love Mana…). Now The Quiet Resistance held loads of dark promise. But what about their newest and 4th full length album Uprise? And after [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – Mana (2004) – Review

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Nemesea claimed a few years ago that their first studio album Mana was written and produced in somewhat of a hellfire hurry back in 2004. Thus they aligned the style to the usual Gothic and Symphonic Metal outfits already at work at that time. And this is a really strange statement to make from any band. 

Only to be confronted with a result that the band did not feel wholly comfortable with. This weird approach made them change their musical direction straight after this album.

A fact that became very evident in their later productions In Control and The Quiet Resistance. Their [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – In Control (2007) – Review

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I hear Amaranthe calling, and that’s never a good thing around here! Most definitely. Well, so WRONG! Yonder band did not exist yet when the 2nd studio album In Control from Nemesea came to see the light of day. And they went straight over the edge of the flat and rocky Gothic Metal World, finding themselves in a DJane ready club world universe, where painted goblins reside.

What a change of direction going Pop Metal on me. Evil tongues would say electro-pop, but I am not evil, well only sometimes. Or should we say Synth Pop? Nope, the metal aspect [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance (2011) – Review

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I am torn. The record I like, yet something is bothering me – especially in the second half of the album. Yet, the 2011 concoction The Quiet Resistance of the Dutch Gothic Metal outfit Nemesea clearly has us in its shiny claws. But something doesn’t quite sync. Only, what is it?

Clearly, In Control was a difficult record to stomach. Its pop-infused synth rock just couldn’t warm our cold metal hearts, and for cause. Yet, The Quiet Resistance captivated us from the get-go.

Pretty abundant oomph and energy, varied track lengths, hard and soft at pretty even play. They still like their urge … [...] Click to raid more!