Genetic Disorder
Style: Power Metal
Release date: November 14th 2007

A French band that started back in 1979 and as far as I know this is their sixt album. In 2006 they came with the good record "The Dominian Gate". I expected the same kind of music, but the band has changed their style. Not completely, but on the new one they are a lot heavier. The orchestral parts are almost gone, therefore the guitars are much heavier. They turned form melodic power metal into POWERmetal.

Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil) took care of the production in the Fredman Studio in Gothenburg. With such an experienced producer you won't be disapointed. Heavy guitars, tight drumming and a good singer. Normally you don't find so much good French vocalists, but this one sounds a bit like an agressive young Dio.

Comparing the band with others is a little bit difficult, but I hear some Symphony X       influences, and then especially like their latest album, and sometimes Megadeth riffs are also not far away. The best thing you can do is to listen yourself. A headbanger like "Forsaken Child" is cream for every metalfan.

I was suprised how modern, young, agressive and heavy this record turned out. Although their previous album was very good, this one can compete with that. Maybe some fans find this one less good, because they like the more orchestral style more. Those who like it heavier have their best Nigthtmare album so far.

01. Nothing Left Behind
02. Battleground For Suicide
03. Queen of Love & Pain
04. Conspiracy
05. Leader of the Masquerade
06. Final Procession
07. The Dominian Gate (Part II)
08. The Winds of Sin
09. Forsaken Child
10. A Thrill of Death
11. Wicked White Demon
12. Dawn of Darkness
Label: Regain Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: January 21st 2008