Intermittent Digest – Tome IV

Last updated on 10 July 2020

RockmusicRaider Reviews - Tome IVHowdy Fans and Friends!

It is (already) time again for an update on what has been cooking at RockmusicRaider since Tome III. And there has been a lot of action, I can tell ya. 

It looks like Tome IV shows less influence of Black Metal and everything blackened. Even if this particular genre has whelped a few very good specimens worth mentioning. And I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year. But enough of this and let’s get down to what we got.

But first we take to the sea. [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – Uprise (2016) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – In Control (2007) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance (2011) – Review

Last updated on 1 October 2020

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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 synthie 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 … [...] Click to raid more!