Nemesea – In Control (2007) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Nemesea In Control - Album CoverI hear Amaranthe calling! 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 Synthie Pop? Nope, the Metal aspect is clearly there still, whereas a bit hidden in the cupboard somewhere. And I would call ‘In Control’ Gothic Metal only with a LOT of reservation, albeit some remnants continue to exist. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Within Temptation – The Heart of Everything (2007) – Review



This is the first WT Record I ever listened to and I got hooked right away. The slightly subdued symphonic Gothic Metal sound and diversity of the tracks immediately got my full attention. Very dark, brooding sections changing with light and airy stuff coming right out of some sphere, you name it.

Nightwish – Dark Passion Play (2007) – Review

Guys, this is an amazing record! I absolutely love it. Not sure if this was the first one I ever listened to from Nightwish, but it definitely beats everything out of the sky that the band produced so far.