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.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance (2011) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Nemesea - The Quiet Resistance - Album CoverI am torn. The record I like, yet something is bothering me – especially in the second half of the album. The 2011 concoction The Quiet Resistance of the Dutch Gothic Metal outfit Nemesea is actually not bad. But somehow it lacks some juice in some places. And mind you, compared to the former album In Control, this is a step up and much darker in style and lyrics. More oomph and energy, varied track lengths, hard and soft alternating nicely. And – I daresay – much less filled with highly synthesized pop elements. So, it should be all there right?

Still, I got an itch.

Very well interpreted by Nemesea‘s front woman Manda OphuisThe Quiet Resistance somehow comes across as Pop Metal – even if a lot of Gothic Metal is built into the tune.Got hooked? Raid this some more...