NEMESIS INFERI – A Bad Mess
If I ask you to judge the musical style of the band only by its name, then I am sure that most of you will think that we have to do with an extreme metal band. So I did too. However, our guess is not totally wrong since the band from Bergamo, Italy started as symphonic black metal and actually this is the kind of music they play in their debut release in 1999 entitled “Sins of Eden”. In 2005, however, the band decided to change its sound to something less extreme and more melodic and the result of this change and of course their progress is their 4th studio album entitled “A Bad Mess”.
Well, as I said NEMESIS INFERI might not sound as brutal as back when they were a black metal band, but still their sound is aggressive and yet holds a good sense of melody. Actually the rhythm section of the band is massive and this is due to down tuned guitars and the steady and accurate support of the bass and drums. Upon this rhythm section the band adds melodies and solos that sometimes flirt with the hard rock and even the southern and blues rock sound (check out for example the song “Crawling in the Dust”). Their sound is close to bands like BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and PANTERA I believe, though they have their own style.
If you like to listen to some good headbanging and groovy metal music while you are with friends or drinking your six pack beer, then NEMESIS INFERI will do the job just fine.
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis