The Quiet Resistance
Style: Symphonic /Alternative Metal
Release date: 18 November, 2011
Playing time: 55:58

In the Dutch school of female fronted heavy metal it's hard to ignore streamrollers like Within Temptation and After Forever, and in the waves generated by their triumph, the members of Nemesea have managed to find their own version and voice in the genre. The debut album came in 2004 and Nemesea releases their third album "The Quiet Resistance" now and they have developed the sound a bit more in the progressive direction in many of the tracks, and that is a big thumbs up from me.


The amazing vocal tribute from Manda Ophuis is the difference between more plain and one-way bands that has a predictable sound. In "Afterlife" which is a strong progressive track with heavy guitar riff and angelic vocals it's hard to imagine that the affectionate track "If You Could" is on the same album. A awesome mix in tempo in the songs creates a little risk to of boredom and in the beautiful track "High Enough" Manda Ophuis really blows my mind away. In the more gothic rock styled track "Say" it feels heavy as lead. Heli Reissenweber (Rammstein coverband Stahlzeit) makes the track "Allein" into a strong Rammstein feel and a killer song!


It is overall a heavier sound Nemesea deliver than the other Dutch female fronted bands and in the end, I experience that with this album in the back, they has a opportunity to go further out in the world and onto the larger live scenes. The album grows for each spin and I find new angles and favourite parts all the time. A nice and new acquaintance for me and I hope to hear and see them again.


Nemesea is Manda Ophuis - Vocals, HJ de Jong - Guitar, Sonny Onderwater - Bass, Frank van der Star - Drums, Lasse Dellbrugge  - Keyboards.


Best tracks: "Afterlife", "High Enough", "Allein", "Say" and "Rush".


01. The Quiet Resistance
. Caught In The Middle
. Afterlife
. Whenever
. If You Could
. High Enough
. Say
. It's Over
. I Live
. Stay With Me
. Rush
12. Release Me
13. 2012

4. Allein
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 89/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 11 November, 2011