NEAERA - Let The Tempest Come

Nearea - Let The Tempest Come

9 songs
35:27 minutes
***** ***
Metal Blade

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Nearea released their first CD The Rising Tide Of Oblivion in early 2005 and surprised with a well done cocktail of metal core with a death metal touch. Only one year later, album number two Let The Tempest Come has now appeared and I wondered if they could keep the high level from the debut.

The opener Mechanisms Of Standstill is a promising start fascinating with enormous speed, angry vocals, impressive double bass drum and solid thrash elements. The following title track convinces thanks to harmonic guitar lines, and Plagueheritage is exceptionally bombastic for Neaera. I could go on writing about the different songs and you will notice that Let The Tempest Come contains more variation than their debut. Death metal fans will adore God-Forsaken Soul and The Crimson Void. I Love The World is really groovy and Desecrations and huge parts of Scars Of Gray show that Neaera are still possible to be heavy without pushing the speed level up to the maximum.

Although Let The Tempest Come is a very diverse album, something that nearly all songs have in common is a brutal start which slides into more melodic and complex structures. Metal core isn't as exciting as it used to be a couple of years ago, but I can promise that you will have a hard time finding monotony on this record.

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