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  NERVOSA
'Victim Of Yourself'
(Napalm Records)


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Jools Green



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As a female Metalhead the mention of all female Metal bands usually makes me nervous.

Thoughts of 'looks' being flaunted in lieu of talent flash through my mind but all that is cast aside when it comes to Nervosa because they have serious talent by the bucket load and the fact that they are also attractive is a bonus for all you men.

The debut release, 'Victim Of Yourself', from this all female thrash Metal trio from Brazil is a non-stop thrash Metal assault that is intense, aggressive and exciting end to end, awash with high speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads. Extra depth to the overall sound comes from a subtle death Metal influence which adds such a fresh intensity to the sound.

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The musicianship is highly competent on all aspects, particularly the harsh snarling vocals from Fernanda Lira, powerful and wide ranging, the drum work from new drummer, Pitchu Ferrazis is brutally brilliant also, with some good patterns popping up here and there, executed with a confident ferocity and guitarist Prika Amaral can rip out a mean solo or two.

All twelve songs have such a contagious mix of raw, aggressive, energy filled, death laced and highly original thrash that I am having a hard time pinpointing a favourite. The album opens with 'Intro' and following the opening sound- scape there is a magnificently ominous build that has your hair standing on end. This track is understated by its name; it really deserves a better title.

Next up is 'Twisted Values' and from this point in, the album is a full-on brutal assault of your senses, a galloping paced track with well placed poignant pauses that say as much as the music, the pace picks up even more before closing on a solo.

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'Justice Be Done' is predominantly fast, with good tempo variance. 'Wake Up And Fight' is punchy (excuse the pun), racy, with a bit of a groove in places and completed with a nice solo that has an off kilter edge to it while 'Nasty Injury' has great riffs and is a highly infectious listen that will stick in your mind.

The slow ominous build as 'Envious' opens belies the heavy onslaught that follows, embellished by great bass lines. 'Morbid Courage' is a real head nodding track, with lovely direction change that just sweeps you up in its wake.

'Death' takes you by surprise, literally, one minute pounding along and then suddenly, it switches briefly to a lovely melodic break.

'Into Mosh Pit' has more superb bass work and the track is completed with a great solo. 'Deep Misery' has a great chugging rhythm with a catchy chorus and title track 'Victim Of Yourself' opens on a solo followed by blood curdling scream.

'Urânio em Nós' is aptly named, it roughly translates as "We Uranium", as this track is heavy as hell! A siren opener followed by battery of drums and guitars riffs, becoming densely intense to the close.

If you enjoy a good thrash Metal album look no further. 'Victim Of Yourself' is a superb debut release and Nervosa will give the male dominated power trios a good run for their money.


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24.3.14





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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