Yes I know…most of you could think that it’s the umpteenth band of gothic pop in which female vocal are the essence of the music…I don’t think so…and this review will invite you to re-evaluate this awesome band!
This new Nemesea album is a very good release in which I notice the search of improvement, the sound is full of original elements…search made by various influences and it’s impossible to define this band….
Manda gets an incredible and awesome timbre, which is noticeable since the opener (after the intro the quiet
resistance) “Caught In The Middle” in which power and melody meet
together into a very good song embellished by perfect electronic loops…
The quality of the band is true to type and the single “Afterlife” confirms what I say….in this case the band can’t but remind of Evanescence for what concerns the song mood…but I can’t but say that the result is
“Whenever” is pure modern pop-rock in which the band puts the gothic soul in order to give emphasis to a very easy listening song…in this contest it’s the cherry on top!!!
A song like “If You Could” can’t but remind of Delain but there’s no way to be insensitive…this song is as deep as awesome….just made with to the smallest details….The band shows to be up to the task…..
Absolutely original “High Enough”..a sort of Delain mixed to
Madonna!!! Yes…it’s true…I appreciate the use this fantastic way to create songs…the chorus seems near to Delain but
some parts, in which the band seems to remind of Madonna, are impressive!
“Say” is another classic pop-goth-alternative song that is in line with the style, even if the band is able to find good arrangement solutions…
“It’s over” is another melodic anthem-song in which male and female vocals create an
unforgettable refrain. It’s incredible how the band is able to use electronic loops in order to create interesting passages ..in this case they have been able to mix hip hop loops to the
Emotional and intense is “I Live” characterized by another fantastic
refrain!!! What else do we need???
“Stay With Me” is less original even if it’s another good song in according to the style of the band…
Modern and original is “Rush”..the proof that the band keep on searching different solutions to the classic pop goth style…
It could be reductive to consider them like a classic modern pop goth band…there are a lot of influences here…from gothic to pop…alternative, elektro dark, a very talented band…that comes back after 4 years with another album studio ready to impress people who appreciate different kind of styles…
Nowadays music is contamination and this band is the proof of it!!!
I want to underline this theory by commenting the song “2012”, a very impressing instrumental track,
in which the band is able to make (in my opinion) one of the best electro song ever
invented!!! The atmosphere seems to mix soundtrack music and eletro goth together…the chilling atmosphere even goes to a sort of trip hop metal…it’s incredible!!! Before
this track, “Release me” is another experimental song…full of contamination…amazing..awesome…ORIGINAL!!!
The bonus track “Allein” is characterized by interesting male part near to growl made with Heli Reissenweber of Rammstein's cover band Stahlzeit; …the song perfectly
and successfully mixes Rammstein, Gothminister and Nemesea!!!
I’m very delighted by this album….
It’s a treasure…