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Release Date:
7th September 2018
Record Label:
AFM Records
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After debut The Darkest Room and the second album called Trapped In the Shadows, it is time for the third album. Third albums are always important for a band, a kind of make or break point. With Samuel Nyman the band has an excellent singer in the line up. He has a nice melodic and powerful voice. The style on this record is a kind of mix of the first two albums. It has aggressive tight power riffs, a bit dark sounding atmosphere and nice melodic catchy refrains.

Manimal isn’t original, they have listened a lot to Judas Priest, Accept and Queensryche. Also there are several other influences you should find out yourself. Opener ‘Black Plague’ has some Painkiller influences and other songs have Priest influences as well. Lots of fast and up tempo songs, but  slower songs like ‘Spreading the Dread’ and the threatening track ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ fit in as well. Other mid-tempo tracks are ‘Denial’ and the closing song. The album has a good sound and the mix of melody and tight riffs does make me happy.

The lack of originality costs them one devil, but I like the album.


01. Black Plague
02. Purgatorio
03. Manimalized
04. Spreading The Dread
05. Traitor
06. Behind Enemy Lines
07. Denial
08. Edge Of Darkness
09. The Fear Within

Playing Time: 41:00

Samuel Nyman (vocals)
Henrik Stenroos (guitars)
Kenny Boufadene (bass)
André Holmqvist (drums)

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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