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REVIEW: Naberus – Reveries

After years of launching EPs and demos that conquered the underground, Naberus’ hard work finally paid off and their debut full-length Reveries has hit the shelves. The result is an aggressive, loud and bone-breaking sequence of nine torpedoes that blend almost all the most daunting trends in modern metal.

Their fast riffs and hallucinating sequences of breakdowns and tempo changes alternate with their captivating guitar melodies. The eerie tone of their guitars certainly revisits the Scandinavian metal of two decades ago, but their insane vocal changes – going from growls to harsh screams and then to clean and melodic almost as fast as they can change chords – reveal a taste for more recent influences.

Opening track Drones summarises the album – and what the band is all about – quite well. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Gallows, for example, goes from chaos and madness to an absolute peaceful and soothing mid-section, and then back. Dirge For Sanity is on the other hand a jaw dropping, inspired and inspiring instrumental nugget.

A myriad of chaotic yet somehow coherent collection of tracks. No wonder these guys just recently landed an opening slot with Soilwork. I guess someone is about to be blown out of the water…

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