Nightrage has remained refreshingly faithful to the Gothenburg melodic death metal sound over the years,
which can't be said of most of their contemporaries, and this album is no different. Heavy, laden with heavy
yet flexible slabs of rhythm guitar riffage, and enhanced with melodic lead guitar wizardry. Great replay
value as well.
I just downgraded to a 4 based on the not-so-hot clean vocals that don't always fit within the song
structures nor are executed very well. Kind of cheesy IMHO.
This band has always just kind of well...been there. But Insidious is just an excellent album. The vocals are better than their previous efforts, of course seeing Tomas Lindberg back in the fray is awesome, but the clean vocals also add some much needed dynamics to this record. Papathanosio is of particular note, but the 14th track on this, featuring Englund of Evergrey is beautiful