Power of Metal.dk Review

The Aftermath
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 23 May, 2014
Playing time: 49:32

Since I saw the band live on stage I admire vocalist Jo Amore. In the pooring rain he entertained the audience by climbing up and down the stage and this without skipping a singing line. When Nightmare started back in 1979, even I didn't know yet what heavy metal music was and that says a lot. In 1987 they split up, but since 1999 they are back on the metal scene. Formet drummer Jo Amore took the position behind the mike and gave his drum sticks to his younger brother David and the band started to record albums again on a regular basis.

Since their rebirth, this is their sixth release. Jo Amore is a good singer, he sounds a bit like a rough version of Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.), combined with Warrel Dane, David Wayne (R.I.P) and Mike Howe. The music on this new album is a good combination of U.S. heavy metal with European power metal. A kind of combination between Metal Church, Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Nevermore. Fans of those bands will certainly do themselves a big pleasure by picking this album up. Melody, heavy riffs, a few slower pieces, everything can be heard here. The only thing I don't like on the album is the sort of attempt to grunt in the song "Ghost in the Mirror", that sounds a bit like a dog trying to bark while being strangled.

Nightmare shows that they are still an addition to metal.

01. The Aftermath (intro)
Bringers of a No Man's Land
Forbidden Tribe
Invoking Demons
I Am Immortal
Digital DNA
Ghost in the Mirror
09. The Bridge is Burning
10. Mission for Good
11. Alone in the Distance
Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 May, 2014
Website: www.nighmare-metal.com