Enemies Of Reality (5:10)
Never Purify (4:01)
Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday (4:34)
I, Voyager (5:48)
Create The Infinite (3:37)
Who Decides (4:15)
Seed Awakening (4:30)
Warrel Dane - vocals
Jeff Loomis - guitar
James Sheppard - bass
Van Williams - drums
of Reality" nevermore
preview - review by Dimitris "Heartcollector83" Theodoropoulos___
nearly 3 years Nevermore are back with a new album.Many problems with
Century Media led to this big delay of the new material.Enemies of
Reality has some elements from the last 3 albums,technical songs in the
politcs of ecstasy style,a bit of Dead Heart style on some riffs and
finally some madness from the Dreaming Neon Black era.But
everything sounds fresh and the band is on great form.The album
opens with the self titled track Enemies Of Reality with a half
minute intro and a drum intro from Van,the main riff comes like a
thunder and the progressive paranoia begins.Warrel sounds most angry
than ever,brilliant track,one of the best songs nevermore have ever
written,the chorus is simply amazing and it sticks in your head for
Next song is Ambivalent,another aggresive song with great melody on the chorus.
Never Purify is next and hits you with the main melody straight away,this melody is so dramatic and with Warrel's voice it becomes even better.Amazing song,one of the best moments of this excellent album.
Tomorrow turned into Yesterday is the ballad of the album,slow and enigmatic,a great song but i don't think it fits so well in this album.Still this tune rocks.
I,Voyager starts with great guitar work from Jeff,chorus is excellent and we've got another masterpiece.
Create The Infinite kicks in with a huge riff in the style of 'inside four walls' and Warrel counts to number 7 and once again we're left with a killer tune.Next song is probably my fave tracks of the album,
Who Decides can't be described,it starts with death metal guitar and drums and after a short melodic solo it becomes a ballad,one of the best and most touching ballads i've ever heard the last years.Warrel's voice shines,i can't get this song out of my head since the first time i heard it.Very dramatic song,if i had to describe it i'd say it sounds like 'insignificant' if it was written during the dreaming neon black period.The song finishes in the same way it started,death metal way.
Noumenon is not exactly what we usualy call a song but i'd describe it as a psychotic jam by four paranoids,in this case it's Jeff,Warrel,Van and Jim.An emotional,psychedelic 'song' which doesn't have any specific structure.Strange part of the album but it's in the spirit of the whole cd.'There is no stronger drug than reality' as Warrel says in it.
Last song of the album is Seed Awakening which starts with a brilliant riff,probably the most aggressive song of the album,amazing track,best way to finish this excellent in all sections album.
The only thing i don't like
in this cd is it's short duration,only 41 minutes.When
you hear such a masterpiece you surely want to hear 2 or 3 more songs
but still this album is worth it's money, even if it had just 3
songs!yes it's that good...The lyrics can only be beaten by those in Dreaming
Neon Black.Very twisted and angry,Warrel spits the reality to all
his(our) enemies.Welcome back Nevermore,it's been a long
time,we've missed you.Thanks to Warrel,Jeff,Jim and Van for another
masterpiece that will help us wait patiently until your next album.This
album surely deserves a 10/10 but because it's so good and at the same
time so small in duration i'll give it a .....
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