March 2017 Album of the Month: Nightrage’s The VenomousThursday, 13th April 2017
What can be said of Nightrage that hasn’t been said time and time again? One of the go-to melodic death metal bands of today, and one of the few that can be looked towards when you are in the mood for the purest representation of the style continue to show how they’ve been able to last for so long with The Venomous. This is Nightrage at the top of their game, penning catchy melodeath that is sure to please anyone who is even remotely interested in the sound. May they continue ever onward.
An excerpt from David E. Gehlke’s 8.5/10 review, which posted on March 5th, 2017:
While not quite a melodic death metal institution, Nightrage are, for all intents and purposes, one of the last pure-breds of the style. Guided solely by guitarist/primary songwriter Marios Iliopoulos, Nightrage has the benefit of a few gems from the previous decade, most notably 2005’s superb Descent into Chaos, as well as the more recent The Puritan from 2015. Point being, Nightrage routinely delivers, regardless of who’s in the lineup. As you would imagine, The Venomous is top-notch.
While some have questioned Nightrage’s adherence to melodic death metal’s standards and principles, albums like The Venomous vindicate Iliopoulos’s unyielding vision. The Venomous, like previous Nightrage efforts, is a melodic tour-de-force, making the band 7-for-7 in terms of album output. Hard to mess with a track record like that.
Read the entire review HERE.