Power of Metal.dk Review

Night Mistress
Into the Madness
Style: Heavy /Power Metal
Release date: 20 June, 2014
Playing time: 49:00

This is the new album by this Polish heavy metal/power band. They started out in 2003 as Nemesis, but changed their name into Night Mistress. After an EP and the debut album 'The Back of Beyond' they cheer us up with their second album. I had no expectations because this is my first introduction to this band. After a few notes they convinced me, the first song is well produced heavy power metal like we know it from bands like Dream Evil and Primal Fear.

Besides these influences there are also some typical NWOBHM parts reminding of Maiden and Priest. The vocals of Chris Sokolowski are powerful and his high screaming voice is a bit similar to James Rivera, a bit false, but charming. I like his voice more when he really sings, then he sounds like a mix of Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) and Ralf Scheepers. Most of the tracks are mid-tempo but every now and then the tempo increases like for example in "Walking on Air". In "Madman" you hear a lot of Dream Evil influences and not in the first place because of Chris his singing. "Hell Race" is a faster track with a slower part in the middle that could also have been on a Primal Fear album. Of course a real heavy metal album can't do without a ballad and with "Grieving Stars" they wrote a nice one.

Final conlusion is that you can say that this is the Polish answer to bands that play real heavy metal like Primal Fear and Dream Evil. With well written song this band sure isn't inferior to either of them.

01. Into the Madness
Until the Day will Dawn
Hand of God
The Place I Belong
Walking On Air
Longing For the Devil
Hell Race
09. Grieving Stars
10. Sacred Dance
11. Recurring Night
Label: Power Prog
Distribution: Power Prog
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 June, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/nightmistressband