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Dead Sun
March 2017
Released: 2016, AFM
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: John Haseltine

France’s Nightmare come at you full-force with their latest release, DEAD SUN. DEAD SUN is a heavily edged power metal offering. I was at first thinking maybe Nightmare was a fairly new act. On the contrary, Nightmare formed way back in 1979. One may think he knows his stuff until he is proven wrong. That would be me.

Nightmare released a couple of albums before going on a long hiatus for the latter half of the ‘80’s through most of the ‘90’s before regrouping. They have released a total of 13 albums since their original inception. I must admit, I know nothing of any of their previously released material. Which I must add, is a little disappointing. Only for the fact their sound is very good.

Checking around, various areas of the Internet describe their sound as Symphonic Heavy Metal. I guess I can see that. Not really with this outing, but okay. Like I said before, I have nothing to go back on. All I can tell you is that this is a strong effort and is a full on heavy metal release. It is somewhat of a NWOBHM style with a more modern flare.

It rolls pretty hard and heavy for the first few tracks before easing up a bit. While it does ease up in spots, those spots still have the power to be ‘metal’ enough for any fan of the genre. Fans of Sanctuary, Thunderstone, Evergrey , and Iced Earth will enjoy this release. As will most any fan of metal.
Track Listing

1 – Infected
2 – Of Sleepless Mind
3 – Tangled In The Roots
4 – Red Marble And Gold
5 – Ikarus
6 – Indifference
7 – Dead Sun
8 – Seeds Of Agony
9 – Inner Sanctum
10 – Serpentine
11 – Starry Skies Gone Black


Magali Luyten / Vocals
Franck Milleliri / Guitar
Matt Asselberghs / Guitar
Yves Campion / Bass
Oliver Casula / Drums

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