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 – The Quiet Resistance (2011) – Review


I am torn. The record I like, yet something is bothering me. This 2011 concoction of Nemesea - a Dutch Gothic Rock band - is actually not bad, but somehow it lacks some juice.

Very well sung by their front woman Manda Ophuis, it somehow is just ... Gothic Rock.