Nightrage come back with a new CD and a fully-changed line-up again. The former members of the group didn’t seem to understand the style which Nightrage are supposed to play. Marios Iliopoulos, the mainman of the band, with new members, gave birth to an album that is more than enjoyable from the first till the last minute.
The recipe: good old Swedish death metal, with tons of “heavy” riffs that reminds us of their first two works, “Sweet Vengeance” and “Descend Into Chaos”. Also that turning back is confirmed by their return at Fredman studios and Fredrik Nordstrom as the producer.
The experimental state of their last work, “A New Disease Is Born”, is now over, the clean vocals have now been reduced to minimum and the relaxing parts are very few, not allowing us to take a break from the bombardment of guitars, drums and bass pandemoniums.
The new guitarist of Ozzy and former member of Nightrage has now returned to give his influence in the instrumental track “Sting Of Remorse”. I am of course referring to the Greek guitarist Gus G.
So now the balance has been restored between the brutality of their first two albums and attitude of their last album.
An amazing work that proves, in my opinion, that they are now one of the best in the Swedish death metal style, despite the fact that they are not from Sweden at all.
|01. Shed the Blood
02. Collision of Fate
03. A Grim Struggle
04. Wearing a Martyr’s Crown
05. Among Wolves
07. Futile Tears
08. Wounded Angels
09. Mocking Modesty
10. Failure of All Human Emotions
11. Sting of Remorse
|Antony Hämäläinen – vocals
Marios Iliopoulos – guitar
Olof Mörck – guitar
Anders Hammer – bass guitar
Johan Nunez – drums