I'll take a potato chip and eat it! No seriously, if it weren't for the anime series Death Note, I would've never discovered this band to start out with. Jasdevi reviewed all the albums released so far, which also tempted me to give the records a listen or two. The WORLD Ruler allows us to witness that Nightmare have a certain amount of charisma you probably won't find in any other similar group formed in the 2000s or after. Undeniably a gothic rock record, the bandmates do their best to pull influences from ambient music, electronica, and also implement brass instrumentation. The songwriting couldn't be more far from a fluke, as each member's contributions are seemingly prevalent and well-crafted; lead vocalist Yomi's melodramatic range has the right mixture of subtlety and blatant poise, whilst Sakito and Hitsugi function as excellent guitar players with their imaginations running loose inside a padded cell. Although a good chunk of people may overlook this full-length offering as a whole due to wanting nothing to do with the newer generation of visual kei, some might wanna reconsider at least checking out a couple tracks.
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