Album Review By Adam McCann
Fighter Records/Heavy Metal
It has been nearly five years since Nightfear released their hotly received last album ‘Drums of War’, an album that had so much energy it would tough to replicate. This year finally sees the Spanish metal band returning with their latest offering ‘Apocalypse’ in an attempt to recapture that fire from their previous state.
Of course, ‘Apocalypse’ gallops forward with all the energy and breakneck speed of a horse leaping from the starting gate with a power that has already come to be expected of this band. Therefore, with this release Nightfear have delivered an album that is once again is both massively fun and enjoyable. ‘Apocalypse’ captures the magic with tracks such as ‘Nuclear Winter’, ‘Shine’ and ‘We Are Back’, these tracks have all the appeal of classic heavy metal, NWOBHM and power metal, having all the likeability of bands such as Saxon, Primal Fear and Judas Priest with vocalist Lorenzo Mutiozabal giving his best Biff Byford roar, whilst guitarists Ismael Retana and Ángel Fernández deliver pounding riff after riff which makes the listener think, “what if Biff sang with Primal Fear?”.
‘Apocalypse’ shows that Nightfear have not lost any of their bite in their absence and have bounced back, delivering an album of superb quality that is equally as good, if not better than any of their previous works.
Rating : 80/100
MHF Magazine/Adam McCann