NIGHTMARE
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Nightmare are a French power metal band that formed back in 1979. In their early days they played traditional heavy metal. They gained attention by opening for Def Leppard in 1983 and released their debut album Waiting for the Twilight a year later. Nightmare broke up in 1987, having made one further album, Power of the Universe, in 1985. The vocalist on this album, Jean-Marie Boix, passed away in 1999.

Reforming in 1999, Nightmare returned with a much more dominant power metal sound. At this stage Jo Amore, who had previously played drums with the band, became the lead vocalist and David Amore took over as Nightmare's drummer. Their first release upon reuniting was the EP Astral Deliverance (1999) which was followed by a live album, Live Deliverance, in 2000.

In 2001 Nightmare released Cosmovision, their first full-length in sixteen years and they have since gone on to release a
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.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Waiting for the Twilight
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Power of the Universe
Traditional heavy metal 1985
.. Album Cover 3.74 | 4 ratings
Cosmovision
Power Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.46 | 4 ratings
Silent Room
Power Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 4.99 | 4 ratings
The Dominion Gate
Power Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 4.94 | 5 ratings
Genetic Disorder
Power Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 4.23 | 4 ratings
Insurrection
Power Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 4.48 | 5 ratings
The Burden of God
Power Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 3 ratings
The Aftermath
Power Metal 2014

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Astral Deliverance
Power Metal 1999

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Live Deliverance
Traditional heavy metal 2000

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Traditional heavy metal 1981
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Maudit Ton Destin
Traditional heavy metal 1982
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Traditional heavy metal 1983
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Escape From the Mirror
Traditional heavy metal 1987
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The Heretic
Power Metal 2006

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Travel in the Spheres of Time
Power Metal 2006

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One Night of Insurrection
Power Metal 2011

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NIGHTMARE The Aftermath

Album · 2014 · Power Metal
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The Aftermath (2014) is the ninth full-length album by French heavy/power metal act Nightmare. This has been quite the anticipated release for me as Nightmare have created quite the run of high quality power metal records in the last decade (their history goes back even further to 1979), many of which present a different vibe to their music such as progressive power metal on The Dominion Gate (2005) and the just as impressive more straight up power metal album Genetic Disorder (2007), which was then followed by the heavy power metal album Insurrection (2009). For their previous album to The Aftermath, The Burden of God (2012), Nightmare played heavy power metal again, but within a symphonic influenced context, which they'd used before, but dropped on their last couple of records.

Unlike their last few releases, The Aftermath is more or less on the same page as The Burden of God in terms of the elements going into it, but with perhaps a slightly higher focus on the heavy metal side of the band although there are still significant power metal elements too so it's not wrong to still call this music heavy power metal. There are still some symphonic elements but they are quite drastically toned down compared to those found on The Burden of God. Toned down being the most apt term to describe The Aftermath; it generally feels like a much lesser version of its predessor. There are some good songs to be had, especially during the first half of the album where there are ones such as Bringers of a No Man's Land, Forbidden Tribe and Necromancer but during the second half things sound decidedly weaker and overall the album feels very below the standard I've become used to hearing from Nightmare since the release of Silent Room (2003).

Sadly the band have fallen into what I consider a cliché trap of modern heavy/power metal, namely adding some growls to a couple of the songs (performed by David Boutarin of For Many Reasons and The Seven Gates), which feel really unnecessary on an album like this. Nightmare have used growls in their music before to be fair, The Dominion Gate had Sander Gommans (ex-After Forever, HDK) as a guest, but what worked in that album's progressive context seems not only out of place on The Aftermath but there's also the simple problem that the growls just aren't that good. On Digital DNA they're passable I guess, but during their more prominent use during Ghost in the Mirror they actually manage to butcher what is otherwise a promising Nightmare song. Digital DNA though is actually the weaker song to me ears, but together this back to back pairing represents the worst that The Aftermath has to offer and after they're done it feels like what momentum the album previously had has been lost.

More positively Nightmare still deliver more good songs than poor ones and singer Jo Amore never fails to impress with his Dio-like voice. Because of these things The Aftermath is still a good album despite its issues, but is easily the group's weakest album in some time, perhaps even their weakest ever; I've never been able to get into Cosmovision (2001) to the same level as anything released after it but it's been so long since I gave that album another chance that I wouldn't really care to call if The Aftermath is any weaker or not. I guess on a personal level I still prefer this album to the band's early heavy metal albums released in the mid 80's, each with different singers (Jo Amore was the drummer at that time). Both of those albums are solid enough for the time but nowhere near the quality of the majority of their work since reforming. My rating is therefore to be taken in context of the albums released since the band's reformation which has resulted in at least five albums where Nightmare proves that they can do better than they have on The Aftermath. A rating within the 3.5 stars area is all I can fairly give this one. In short: a very disappointing offering from a usually killer power metal band.

73/100

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven: http://metaltube.freeforums.org/nightmare-the-aftermath-t3548.html)

NIGHTMARE The Burden of God

Album · 2012 · Power Metal
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The Burden of God is the eighth full-length album by French power metal act Nightmare. The album was released in May 2012. Nightmare is a band that first started in the early eighties playing traditional metal, broke up in 1987, and reformed in the late nineties playing power metal. The group’s power metal sound still contains traces of their traditional metal roots, and at various points in their career has also includes influences of both a progressive and a symphonic nature. The Burden of God has the band at their most symphonic than they’ve been for some time as their most recent two albums, Genetic Disorder (2007) and Insurrection (2009) had these elements greatly stripped back compared to their comeback releases Cosmovision (2001) and Silent Room (2003).

Despite their being more symphonic Nightmare retains their guitar driven power metal sound of those recent albums. They’re heavier than the majority of acts in their style and I’d say that The Burden of God is one of the group’s heaviest albums. Their music is carried by the excellent vocals of Jo Amore (originally the drummer back in the traditional metal days), who has a quality to his vocals that warrants comparisons to the late Ronnie James Dio. Jorn Lande would also be a valid reference point.

The album’s music is mostly power metal but every so often the band slow things down for some traditional metal based tracks. I’d say there’s perhaps a bit more traditional metal in the album than in some of their other second era albums. The symphonic element is used to great effect in the album but it is neither overpowering nor used in the normal sort of sound context that is common of symphonic power metal, which is most likely down to Nightmare not conforming to what have become the normal standards for power metal in the first place. They have the staple of speedy power metal riffs aplenty, but don’t limit themselves to them, and of course Amore’s vocals don’t fall under the whole ‘power metal must have high vocals’ thing. This is a band that has identity from the hordes of bands playing the style and I’d actually consider them to be on par in terms of quality of their output (especially from Silent Room onwards) to the likes of Blind Guardian, Helloween, Iced Earth and Gamma Ray, and The Burden of God marks another high quality release from the French band.

Highlights from the album appear frequently, and include Sunrise in Hell, Crimson Empire, Children of the Nation and most especially The Dominion Gate (Part III), a continuation of the series of songs which began on The Dominion Gate (2005) album and continued on Genetic Disorder, which features guest vocals from Magali Luyten, who has performed with bands such as Beautiful Sin, Over Us Eden and Virus IV among others. Her vocals go extremely well with Jo Amore’s. They actually have pretty similar styles of singing since Luyten is certainly one female vocalist who definitely sings metal opposed to the opera or pop that many of metal’s female vocalists do. I expect that’s why Luyten was chosen to guest here. The track also features an excellent symphonic instrumental section, only rivalled on the album by the epic intro instrumental, Gateways to the Void, which is a top quality way to kick off the album leading into Sunrise in Hell.

The Burden of God for me definitely ranks very high up when considering Nightmare’s discography. The band for me has been on a real roll since the release of Silent Room in 2003 and although I can’t say that The Burden of God tops Genetic Disorder, the album that for me is Nightmare’s masterpiece, they give it a right good go and deliver an album that is easily top three material out of their eight main releases. It’s easily a step up from Insurrection, a great album, but lacking the same spark as the album’s released either side of it. This is power metal how it is meant to be played and the album comes highly recommended.

9.2/10

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven (http://metaltube.freeforums.org))

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