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Review: Nightmare - The Burden of God
The Burden of God

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 52:45
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal


Review online: July 18, 2012
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (10 Votes)

French power metal act Nightmare have always been a dependable one, and I really enjoyed their last album. Here we have their latest opus The Burden of God which whilst it isn't as furious as Insurrection, it is still pretty damn good.

The songs on The Burden of God are all good and the album definitely flows well. The material is a little more subdued compared to that on Insurrection. The hooks are definitely better though, and the riffs, whilst not in your face, burn nicely and are articulated well. Jo Amore's vocals are excellent and he's really on top form here. The production is clean and clear although the drums do sound a little flat. The guitars sound great though, really benefitting the quality riffs and leads.

With tracks such as "Crimson Empire", "Sunrise in Hell" and "The Dominion Gate (Part III)" you really can't go wrong. "Crimson Empire" is particularly superb, and is one of the best tracks Nightmare has penned with some really catchy riffs and rhythms. All in all a solid release from a reliable band. If you enjoyed their previous releases or bands such as Brainstorm and Manimal then this should have priority on your wish list. Well worth a few listens.

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