Released: 2014, Cargo Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
German melodic death metallers release their fifth outing celebrating ten years and a string of successful live shows including Metalfest 2011 in Austria and Extremefest 2012.
The album is a mix of dread,fear,uprising and anger with the feel of a homage to old school trash evoking memories of sticky floored rock clubs in the 90s and visiting the thrash room.Production is pretty good especially the drums thanks to Devasoundz Studios with power tom tom rolls throughout.
The opening track sets the scene with an apocalyptic feel which remains,even tho subtle sometimes through all ten tracks.The cleanliness of the guitar keeps the melodic feel noticed with some nice touches on Wreckage and Watch me fall where Florian Hefft's vocals sound like evil on its way to a fatal end.Alot of the tracks on Nemesis do have a good driving rumble to them accompanied with the end is nigh sense of hate.
Some tracks did feel that they wouldn't be out of place as a sound track to a final battle in some Japanese video game reminiscent of final fantasy but some may say that's a good thing.The problem with some songs on the album is they can seem a little patchy at times and tend to lose there way,sometimes to many breaks in tracks can holt the flow.
The stand out track is definitely Awakening, now this is what im talking about,great vocals from Florian and the orchestral arrangements really give this a big epic finish to the album,would have liked to see more tracks like this on the album.The reason(apart from being a great track)that Awakening stands out is its full and ballsy which some of the tracks could have been a little more.
I haven't seen Dead Alone live but can imagine its a good night out down to the fact they are likable and probably not bad to mosh too ,although Nemesis is by no means a masterpiece its an easy death metal sound to get straight into.