Nightrage The Puritan on LP
Nightrage is back once again! This time with full force and their sixth album to date named The Puritan. A lot has happened since their previous album. New recording studio, Dug Out Productions. New label, Despotz Records. New artwork by CephaloSpinal Design. And a new fresh breath of air in the Nightrage machinery. This is a band that knows how to survive trends while combining the old with the new, making a killer combo without forgetting their roots or where they came from.
The Puritan is an uncompromising eerie dramatic and melodic death metal journey in its purest essence. 11 tracks with great hooks and the biggest sound that you ever heard from these melodic death metal legends. The band also welcomes Ronnie Nyman from the mighty hardcore metal band Always War as their new frontman. Songs like the title track and "Kiss Of A Sycophant" bring forth that pure metal kick in the balls that many bands tend to forget about today. Songs full of metallic energy, fast and frenetic riffing and super melodic guitar lines and expressive solos, all performed by main-man and guitar shogun Marios Iliopoulos.
The Puritan has a wide array of dynamics. Everything from thrash and black metal riffing, screaming vocals, big choruses and great vocal hooks, to 12 string acoustic guitar passages, twin guitar melodic lines in the style of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden as well as emotional solos. The production from recording-guru Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Inflames, Dimmu Borgir, Devin Townsend, Evergrey, Soilwork) and George Nerantzis from Dug Out Productions Studios in Uppsala, is truly breathtaking and frames the best elements of the Nightrage sound we know and love.