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01. Lacrimosa
- Testimonium
02. Sólstafir
- Berdreyminn
03. Soror Dolorosa
- Apollo
04. Ulver
- The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
05. Myrkur
- Mareridt
06. Sun Of The Sleepless
- To The Elements
07. Moonspell
- 1755
08. Au Champ Des Morts
- Dans La Joie
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- Reminiszenzen...
10. Svartsinn
- Mørkets Variabler

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Nailgun - New World Chaos (2013) - Review

Band: Nailgun
Album title: New World Chaos
Release date: 1 October 2012
Label: STF Records

Tracklisting:
01. A Fragment Of Chaos - Intro
02. Darkest Hour
03. Traitor
04. I Have Enough
05. Abyss Of Shadows
06. Deep Shades Of Sorrow
07. The Result
08. Change Of Seasons
09. When God Turned Away
10. Time Is Running Out
11. You Are Everything

Nailgun - Founded back in 2008, consists of six members. In their biography they say there is no direct sub genre of metal where you can place them. To me, that is really positive! I like it when bands have the courage to experiment with more than one or two different kinds of style and are widely influenced. If you do it with finesse. These guys do. Absolutely!

Their second album, New World Chaos  is a 10 (11 including the intro song) track album. This is the kind of album you need to listen to more than once, to get it. When you do, it is good stuff, trust me!  At the first couple of listenings, I got a flashback from my teen years, when I listened a lot to the Swedish metal band Lake Of Tears. The vocals has the same depth as they do, and the dark riffs reminds me of them. I can also taste some Morgana Lefay in these guys, and that is truly not a bad thing!

Starting off with a progressive and kind of epic intro song, Nailgun then moves on with "Darkest Hour", which instantly picks up even more progressive tunes. The song is pretty straight forward and I love the choruses. The emotional "Abyss Of Shadows" is showing off with a fabulous intro, giving me the goose bumps. The guitar melodies are eating their way into my skin. It continues in mid tempo with melancholic chords and powerful riffs. "Abyss Of Shadows" is one of the highlights on the album! "Change Of Seasons" adds some more energetic guitars to the concept. Here, I sense both thrashy loops and more power and aggression. My absolute favourite on New World Chaos is the final song; "You Are Everything". The intro, a heartbeat, and then a guitar solo gets me very emotional. Here, the vocal performances are excellent, and according to me, this is where they find it´s peak.

No matter what you put your soul into, with the goal of reaching higher, you need feedback to continue getting better. One wish I could have for Nailgun, is a bit more variety in the vocals. Don´t get me wrong, they are really great, but I´d like to add a pinch of either more attitude in some of the songs, or some totally clean parts (like the chorus in the final song). I'm pretty sure that these vocalists can do this! One thing these guys have got totally right, is to start almost every song with an intro that makes you want more. They make you exited in what´s coming! This album has a lot of thrashy riffing, giving the songs some attitude, which along with the melodic parts gives a complete experience if you want your metal to be interesting and progressive. I hope to hear more from Nailgun! Final judgement: I LIKE THIS!

Review written by: Åsa Netterbrant
Rating: 8/10

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Band: Neurotech
Album title: Stigma
Release date: 7 June 2015
Label: Self-Released

Playing softly with intertwining so many various styles, building on a solid foundation of cyber metal and enhancing with so many different layers, most notable feature of Stigma is its strong cinematic approach. The blasting drums are still present, covered with a dense layer of electronic effects and Wulf's vocoded vocals. But what really makes it so significant and pushes it further, is the grandeur approach and stupendous orchestrations, which flow more in the vein of film score music of Hans Zimmer, than symphonic metal, and are vibrating throughout the entire album. However, what spices up the deal are the numerous, eloquent insertions of so many different stylistic elements into the game. Stigma is yet another album, Wulf can only feel pride and joy of. What from a certain point of view may seem like it's only Infra Versus Ultra part 2, when realizing its potent nature, this album does open up new dimensions in the realms of Neuortech. On one side it is so staggeringly poetic, romantic and thought-provoking, on the other well as nerve striking, energetic and even demonic. If you are one of those Neurotech fans, who still craves and wishes for an Antagonist sequel, leave your hopes behind. But if you are here to follow the further evolution of its music, Stigma is simply an album you must embrace.

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