Nemesea – In Control (2007) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Nemesea In Control - Album Cover I 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 [...] Click to raid more!

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

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The Heart of Everything is the first Within Temptation record I ever listened to, and it hooked me like a fish on a spike. The slightly subdued symphonic Gothic Metal sound and the diversity of the tracks were just irresistible.

And it’s those very dark, brooding sections that interchange with light and airy stuff coming right out of some ethereal sphere that got to me. To spice things up some more, sometimes Within Temptation sounds like some computer game soundtrack of sorts on The Heart of Everything. And this is what it is, essentially. At least for parts of the … [...] Click to raid more!

Nightwish – Dark Passion Play (2007) – Review

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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 Dark Passion Play definitely beats everything out of the sky that the band produced so far.

And I am very sorry, you Tarja fans, her records just ain’t that good. But only just, I admit, judging by her performance on her last and final album Once.

It is of course not only the frontwoman but here it needs to be noted that Anette Olzon really delivers on Dark Passion Play. And [...] Click to raid more!