Lindberg - Vocals
keyboards courtesy of Dream Evil’s Fredrik Nordström, a guest clean vocal appearance by Dark Tranquillity’s Mikael Stanne on the track “Frozen”
photo © by Niklas Sundin
NIGHTRAGE: "Descent into
produced by Patrik J. Sten at Studio Fredman, Gothenburg
review by Dimitris "Heartcollector83" Theodoropoulos____
Into Chaos is the new album by the new Greek/Swedish band Nightrage.
Forming from the ashes of the Greek band Exhumation, mastermind Marios
Iliopoulos went to Sweden to form a new band and along with his friend
Gus G joined forces with the legendary Tomas Lindberg (ex-At The Gates).
This is their second album after 2003’s incredible Sweet Vengeance. Michael
Stanne from Dark Tranquillity
is the guest musician and does vocals for parts of some songs where
clean vocals are needed.
written some really good tunes once again and his band shows a more
mature face both composition wise and performance wise as well. “Being
Nothing” which starts the album is one of the best songs of
the album and the power and aggression of this song are presenting the
trademarks of the band’s sound. “Phantasma”
is another killer song and “Poems”
which follows is in the same high standards. The self title song of the
album “Descent Into Chaos” is
among my fave songs of the album. “Frozen”
is another highlight of the album with Stanne’s clean vocals
exchanging lines with Tomas’ spitting voice. “Omen”
hits you from the first second, a very powerful song, a great death
metal song the Swedish way! “Release”
slows the tempos a bit and Foti’s drumming is spectacular. “Solus”
is a nice instrumental song with some amazing melodies thrown in and
great Gus’ solos. Last song of the album is “Reality
VS Truth” and is another diamond in this album.
general Descent Into Chaos is the perfect successor to the incredible
Sweet Vengeance. It might not be that perfect as the first album but it
follows very closely and there are some of the best songs Nightrage have
written so far in this album. Marios is on
top form and he and his band is the next big thing coming from Sweden.
The band is surely here to stay and we should expect more from
them. Our expectations are high from now on and I am sure these guys
won’t let us down.
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