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Stratovarius: Nemesis
Stratovarius Nemesis Review

Stratovarius: Nemesis

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

It's hard to believe. Stratovarius has been going strong for better than 25 years. With Nemesis the release is their fifteen studio album. There's much to be said for longevity and endurance, not to mention consistency and perseverance.

Stratovarius Band Photo

Stratovarius:: looks windy.

Once more, with Nemesis, Stratovarius delivers a powerful album of melodic heavy and power metal. It's a no-brainer: this is pure Stratovarius. We could stop here and tell fans merely to purchase this album. They would be satisfied and hardly disappointed with their power metal heroes. But let's make note of a few things and several songs.

Without comparing this album to the past several ones with meticulous scrutiny, sometimes Nemesis sounds heavier some previous material. You get some of this with Abandon, Stand My Ground, and others. The band gets their rock groove going on Unbreakable and the very catchy Fantasy. You might note some prog nuances within Castles in the Air. Then there's the epic side, the power metal ballad, If The Story Is Over. But, again, all this is simply Stratovarius being Stratovarius, and tunes like One Must Fall or Out of the Fog are signature pieces. Fundamentally, Nemesis is another fine Stratovarius album: predictable, maybe; constant and consistent, definitely; engaging and entertaining, absolutely. Recommended.


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In Short

Fundamentally, Nemesis is another fine Stratovarius album: predictable, maybe; constant and consistent, definitely; engaging and entertaining, absolutely. Recommended.

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