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Nightmarer - Cacophony of Terror Award winner

Cacophony of Terror
by Marcos "Big Daddy" Garcia at 05 April 2018, 11:17 AM

Today, in a time that a great number of bands prefer to not try to create something new, there are some courageous ones that don’t stay in the same way of the others, but try to be different, and to expand limits. The international trio NIGHTMARER is here to defy your musical conceptions and to spread chaos with “Cacophony of Terror”. We can label their work as easy as it seems. In mere words, we can say that it’s like all creative power of Death/Black Metal masters of BEHEMOTH became more Progressive and dissonant. The broken tempos and instrumental tunes defy the conceptions of many. The more you hear the album, the more you have the clear idea that this trio is up to create their own Metal way.

Mixed and mastered by the hands of Raphaël Bovey at MyRoom Studio, the sound quality of “Cacophony of Terror” is made of contrasts. It sounds heavy and aggressive as their music needs, showing excellent modern and heavy tunes, but with everything sounding comprehensible to our senses. To make this with this band is not an easy task., and let me tell you: the Apocalypse has just begun! The brutal and technical “Stahlwald” (very good rhythmic changes), the oppressive “Skinner” with its bitter slow parts, the aggressive charm of “Bleach” (great dissonant guitars), the weird musical atmosphere that permeates “Fetisch”, the darkened harmonies of “Tidal Waves of Terror”, and the chaotic nightmare of broken tempos and changes of “Death” (very good guttural grunts with harsh screams) are their best shots, besides the entire album is very good.

“Cacophony of Terror” is a great album, and maybe it’s bringing a new era in Metal.

Originality: 9
Songwriting: 10
Memorability: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. The Descent
2. Stahlwald
3. Skinner
4. Bleach
5. Cave Digger
6. Fetisch
7. Tidal Waves of Terror
8. Ceremony of Control
9. Death
10. Swansong
John Collett - Vocals
Simon Hawemann - Guitars
Paul Seidel - Drums
Record Label: Season of Mist


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