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Naberus The Lost Reveries Review
NABERUS
THE LOST REVERIES

ECLIPSE RECORDS
Release Date: December 2nd 2016

Naberus

Coming from the great city of Melbourne, Naberus have released an epic album containing a massive 14 tracks which features their own take on the melodic death metal sound. Originally released as a 9 track album called "Reveries" in 2015, this album includes an additional 5 new tracks which continues where the other tracks left off.
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The bands style and sound comprises of heavy riffs and groove oriented tempos that flow from fast to mid tempo but with a hell of a lot of melodies involved. At times the more extreme heavier elements are lost in place of more thrash oriented influences which makes the songs sound more hooky at times. "Unmasked" is a good example of that thrashy element but quickly turns into more groove based heaviness but these moments can be found everywhere and by track 3 "Close Your Eyes" you start to pick out where the album is heading.

As well as the melodic heavy parts are some softer touches that incorporate things like atmospheric sounds and keyboards and such. "Torch The Skies" and "Darkest Days" showcase much more of that as well as the interludes and instrumental pieces like "Embers" and "Dirge For Sanity", the latter having an almost classic metal sound hiding underneath it's darker layers.

As mentioned before there is a ton of melodic elements in the music which counteracts the heavier parts and gives the songs some breathing space. While for the most part there is not a whole lot of variety from track to track aside from maybe the industrialistic "Vultures" or the core based "Fallen", within each track there are a lot of dynamics to keep things interesting on each listen. Together with a big production that is slick and melded nicely with the tones of the songs as well as the range of vocals that seamlessly float from growls to cleans and beyond, there's plenty of music to be had here despite the fairly shortish length of the songs which makes the 14 tracks on offer not as overwhelming as it looks. A solid album by a band who looks to have found a good sound to work by.


TRACKLIST
Drones
Unmasked
Close Your Eyes
Embers
Torch The Sky
Vultures
Voices
The Fallen
Darkest Day
Gallows
Dirge For Sanity
Walk The Streets
Cohesion
Reveries


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Review by Andrew "Schizodeluxe" Massie