Nemesea – Uprise (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nemesea - Uprise - Album CoverI 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 some long five years of wait to boot. Did it go off the deep end or soar into the sky?

First, a word to what Uprise is not!

For those looking for #metal as in symphonically molten or even harder, sorry to disappoint. This is not it anymore – at all. They again did it! This album again veers away from their Amaranthe influenced stream displayed in their last record. And it shows Nemesea still likes to experiment and not stand still. Or is it that they still look for a style that will fit?  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

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...!