Nevermore
Enemies Of Reality


4.5
superb

Review

by Dark Hero USER (5 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 35 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Released 2003 on Century Media Records

Band Line-up:
Warrel Dane - vocals
Jim Sheppard - bass
Jeff Loomis - guitar
Van Williams - drums

This is the strongest four piece band I have ever heard. Jeff's quick fingers and intricate playing is amazing while Van's drums are just amazing and fits well with the sound. As for Jim's thick bass pounding, they just make the band's sound that much more rich. All the musicians compliment each other quite well along with Warrel's unique voice that can't be matched with any other singer and that makes for a lethal band. The title track which opens the CD sets the pace for what is about to come. Plenty of intricate guitar and drum work with plenty of rhythm makes this one heavy as hell release that is catchy and you will be listening to the CD more than once. While the music may be wild, hard and heavy, the vocals don't have to be out of control just to compliment the music. Warrel makes good use of his voice. What I mean is that he can sing the high notes and scream, but at the same time he can be passionate which balances out fantastically. The CD lures you in which is great with the hard hitting title track, "Ambivalent" and "Never Purify" then you are hit with a power ballad of sorts with "Tomorrow..." Another powerful track that will just have you hypnotized. Another track that is unique with it's atmosphere and slow pacing is "Noumenon". Very ambient and mellow, yet dark and intriguing. You would think that you would get tired of the CD with all it hard and heaviness, but they have a formula that many bands can't master. Mix the hard with the melodic. All of your songs don't have to be hard and heavy for 5 minutes or what not. Go from high to mid tempo. Change up the vocals here and there. This band does it all and does it well. The musicianship is excellent. Each song is not overpowered by their technical prowess. It's meticulously inserted when need be and they are short. They don't have to show off just how good each individual is. That's what makes this CD a pleasure to enjoy and why each release just gets better. A recomended CD for any Power Metal or regular Metal fan.

Rating: 9/10


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Comments:Add a Comment 
br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 23rd 2004


2125 Comments


I've heard the song "Belive In Nothing", it was pretty cool.

Dark Hero
July 23rd 2004


160 Comments


Anyone else like this band?

Crashbreaker
July 27th 2004


1 Comments


To tell you how much i like Nevermore, i'll just say Van Williams is my idol for a drumm player.
I learned their songs all of em, i like the song "no more will" a lot, it has a hard technique in double bass but it rocks

br3ad_man
Emeritus
July 27th 2004


2125 Comments


The guy (whoever he is) is a great singer/

ATC
January 24th 2005


42 Comments


br3ad, check out (adapted to what i think are your tastes):
tomorrow turns into.., seed awakening, i voyager off this album.

this cd is going to be re-issued minus the bad muddy production for release soon. they are in the studio with andy sneap now. hopefully, i will like this cd then. all the other nevermore cds are way better to me.

karkus
March 17th 2005


32 Comments


I don't care about the shoddy production, this album shreds the socks off my feet!! Seed awakening's guitar solo is like my dream solo I want to learn. Very hard....

circleofdeadchildren
August 8th 2005


119 Comments


kick ass band going to see them on gigantour

Shadows
Moderator
August 8th 2005


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is agreat band. I heard This Godless Endeavor a while back and I've been listening to several of their albums ever since. The new one is just as amazing as past work.

Shattered_Future
August 8th 2005


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've heard a few tracks off of this album...all are top notch.

I Voyager has one of the best riffs I've ever heard...

Ambivalent has a brilliant solo, and awesome lyrics.

canadapantsman
August 12th 2005


236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i, voyager is one of those awesome songs that never gets old. i love this album, its what got me into really heavier stuff and i just cant believe how underrated these guys are.

i mean, i let one of my friends listen to this and he commented "man, these are like, some of the best chord progressions ive ever heard in metal"

Arrakakaka
October 9th 2005


685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The production is muddy as horse shit, but that's alright. The rest of the album makes up for it. Warrel Dane has some of the best vocals that I've heard in my entire life. Nevermore writes the catchiest choruses in metal.

Maybe I'll buy the remastered one on iTunes..This Message Edited On 10.09.05

Leper Affinity
October 9th 2005


89 Comments


Get the remastered version. The production on it is pretty good.

karkus
February 19th 2006


32 Comments


Just like this album, this review kinda falls short in length.

rattlehead42147
April 8th 2007


1345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

a big reason this album didn't get a higher rating is the production on the original. buy the remastered- everything sounds perfect

Cravinov13
April 8th 2007


3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^^ Agreed, the remastered is an excellent if not superb album.

Phantom
January 18th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ True, but as said above, remastered is better.

Phantom
January 18th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that's the point of the remaster, to sort out the poor mixing that was done on the original version. Not to add new parts in.

Wizard
January 18th 2009


19616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There was no point in remastering this unless you get a boner for 5.1.

Digging: Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Phantom
January 18th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I prefer TGE, but this still rules face.

Wizard
January 18th 2009


19616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Their new album will only be better. They get tighter with each release.



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