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Band
Nightrage
Title
The Venomous
Type
LP/EP
Company
Despotz
YOR
2017
Style
Heavy/Extreme
5/23/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Aggressive and melodic metal from these Greek veterans
A new drummer and guitarist was added to Nightrage's potent line-up last year. Whether that enhances or detracts from the quality remains to be heard. I lost track of these Greek melo-deathers in the late 00s. One listen to 'The Venomous' makes me wonder why I've missed out over the years. It's aggressive yet extremely melodic with the familiar mid-90s Swedish influences. While not trapped by metalcore, it has those bright, flashy colors of twin guitar harmony, loads of fretwork and harsher vocals that occasionally blend into cleaner passages. This is a lethal dose of aggressive metal and one that will probably make my top 20 of the year.
Recommended for fans of: Arch Enemy and In Flames
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
3.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: NIGHTRAGE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Descent Into Chaos
2005
Century Media
Troy Cole6/25/2005
-
Insidous
2011
Lifeforce Records
Eric Compton10/29/2011
3
The Venomous
2017
Despotz
Eric Compton5/23/2017
4

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: NIGHTRAGE
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE

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