WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT EVERYBODY EMPRACED THE NEW ALBUM WITH SUCH WARMTH SO FAR!!!!
Abyss Rising” is just the right dose of Melodic Death Metal for anyone who mourns the former style of today’s Grandmaster.
but it is simply 38 minutes of well crafted melodic death metal which manages to balance the elements of melody and aggression in perfect synchronicity. Nightrage can always be relied upon for some solid melodic death metal and Abyss Rising is no exception!!!
Nightrage have to to down as one of the most underrated bands around, famed more for those musicians they’ve exported than their own material but in the last couple of albums they’ve consistently put that to bed, this current line up releasing the bands strongest material [8/10]
Overall, the album was a powerful journey through human decay. Nightrage are awesome musicians who after many years still manage to create iconic melodic death metal.
In conclusion, Nightrage are once again able to give to the press a work that will not upset the world of melodic death metal but which, with immediacy and fluency, offers impeccably constructed songs. Made to be chewed and then digested with pleasure.
If classic Swedish Melodic Death Metal is your jam, then look no further. This is everything you could possibly need from the genre and I highly recommend that you listen to The Venomous and Wolf to Man to experience the whole trilogy of Dante’s Inferno. I completely vibed with this record and give it 8.5/10.
What the hell more does a Melo-Death connoisseur want? It doesn’t always need new or exciting elements, but sometimes just presents well-known things in a great and thrilling way, like Nightrage’s «Abyss Rising»
Everything you could want from a melodic death metal album is present and correct – as such, you get strong incisive riffing, aggression, power, and plenty of melody and groove to keep you hooked and ensure you come back for another listen. And if you give ‘Abyss Rising’ a listen, I guarantee you’ll come back for more. You never know, this might be the album to raise the Nightrage profile too…I certainly hope so.
Check out tips: Abyss Rising and Dance Of Cerberus
In the course of the 39 minutes (interrupted by backdrop and instrumental and ended with an outro) Marios Iliopoulos and his men present a lot of strong material and once again prove themselves to be a reliable force in heavily melodic, mainly growled Death Metal.
Check out tip: “Abyss Rising” and “Dance Of Cerberus”
Abyss rising is a fiery beast of an album jam packed with intense vocals and imaginative, catchy as hell music that will have you headbanging along as the 39 minutes passes in what feels like seconds.
One can say that NIGHTRAGE manage to grab the listener. “Abyss Rising” can keep up the suspense and over the entire playing time of almost 39 minutes, it not only grabs the listener, but also keeps them in a good mood. It’s Death Metal without rough edges, but why not? It’s fun at this level.
They’ve become a well-oiled machine at this point and it’s good to see that with this newest album the Nightrage crew still have a lot left in them, sticking stubbornly (and smartly) to what they know works, especially in a genre where it has become common to reach in a million different directions in an effort to make yourself more distinct. Nightrage just seem capable of doing that by pointing to their whole body of work and the fact that by now they’ve become an underdog pillar of consistency for the style.
It’s no secret that Nightrage’s effectiveness works wonders. With “Abyss Rising the band continues on this path of old school riffs, raw rage and epic melodies, which is illustrated through incisive pieces.
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