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Review: Sencirow - The Nightmare Within
The Nightmare Within

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 48:30
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: January 19, 2009
Reviewed by: PowerMetal59
Readers Rating
The Nightmare Within

Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

Sencirow are a relatively unknown young German band who have been around since 1999. That year they released their first demo Dreamspace, which was followed by a second demo entitled Crown Of Creation, neither of which I have heard. In 2006 they release their full-length debut The Perception Of Fear, which was a monster of an album featuring bone-crushing production, and a heavy as hell Heavy Metal feel.

The follow up entitled The Nightmare Within, is basically its sequel, beginning with the riff-filled intro "The Phenomenon Of Frugality", the album kicks into high gear with the face stomper "Demon Inside", with its thrashy, galloping riff assault. From this point the pummelling, ass-kicking riff machine never lets up, slaying you like a fifty ton hammer. Singer David "Kensington" Seifert sounds really pissed off with his intense, gravelly vocal delivery, which fits the music perfectly. Most impressive is the manner in which the young Germans successfully disseminate all this power and fury, while blending melody and a classy old school feel into the songs, simply awesome!

In all reality you could write the same review for the debut Perception Of Fear, which proves these guys are wise well beyond their years, for why would you want to deviate from a winning formula? Hell, theres no sense in belaboring the point, the bottom line is if you love traditional, angry, nut crunching Heavy Metal, you can do no wrong by picking this up immediately, and while you're at it you may as well grab a copy of its predecessor Perception Of Fear, they are cut of the same cloth!

On an unfortunate note, it was recently reported on Sencirow's website that singer David "Kensington" Seifert and drummer Timo Schneider have left the band. However, according to the remaining band members Sencirow will continue on. I guess it remains to be seen. In any event Sencirow have certainly graced us with a couple of Heavy Metal gemstones!

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