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 – Mana (2004) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nemesea - Mana - Album CoverNemesea 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 mutual soul-searching on style and direction was – as it seems – not necessarily fully evolved yet when Mana was released. Nor was it for the follow-on albums. Just look at the wild gyrations the band took in style and direction later.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!