Nightrage are a band originally from Greece but now resides in Sweden and plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Venomous" which was released by Despotz Records.
Clean guitar playing along with melodic guitar leads start off the album before going into a heavier direction along with some aggressive growls and screams that also gives the songs more of a death metal edge while the riffs also use a great amount of melody and you can also h ear a lot of 90's era Swedish influences.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some tracks also bring in a small amount of melodic vocals and both acoustic and clean guitars are also used briefly and as the album progresses more modern metal influences are added into the music and they close the album with an instrumental.
Nightrage plays a style of death metal that is very melodic in the old school Swedish tradition, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover pain, desperation, and betrayal themes.
In my opinion Nightrage are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Venomous" "Affliction" "The Blood" and "Desolation And Dismay". 8 out of 10.