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Dienstag, 20. Februar 2007

Nevermore

Hey everyone!
Please excuse the fairly long pause I took - I was busy with stuff that kept me from sitting one for a good hour. But now I'm back with a post on a more popular band:

Nevermore

Genre: Progressive Power/Thrash Metal

Formed: 1992 in Seattle, Washington (USA), active

Members:

Warrel Dane - Vocals (also in Sanctuary, formerly in Serpent's Knight)
Jeff Loomis - Guitars (also in Sanctuary, formerly in Experiment Fear)
Van Williams - Drums (also in Pure Sweet Hell)
Steve Smyth - Guitars (formerly in Testament, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumours)
Jim Sheppard - Bass (also in Sanctuary, formerly in Alice In Chains)

Former:

Guitars:
Pat O'Brien (also in Cannibal Corpse, Chastain, formerly in Ceremony, Monstrosity)
Tim Calvert (also in Forbidden)
Chris Broderick (Jag Panzer) - live guitars in 2006

Discography:

1992 - Utopia (demo)
1994 - 1994 demo
1995 - Nevermore (album)
1996 - In Memory (EP)
1996 - The Politics Of Ecstasy (album)
1999 - Dreaming Neon Black (album)
2000 - Dead Heart In A Dead World (album)
2000 - Believe In Nothing (single)
2003 - Enemies Of Reality (album)
2005 - This Godless Endeavor (album)

After the disbanding of Sanctuary, Warrel Dane, Jeff Loomis and Jim Sheppard decided to found a new band, adding Van Williams to the line-up and naming it Nevermore.
Founded in the epicentre of Grunge at it's high time, Nevermore persisted as a metal band and were recognized by Neil Kernon, a producer now famous for having worked with bands like Judas Priest, Queensryche, The Rolling Stones and Cannibal Corpse (what a mix!), who produced their self-titled debut, which eventually scored them a record deal with Century Media Records.
They subsequently recorded "The Politics Of Ecstasy" (with Pat O'Brien) and "Dreaming Neon Black" (with Tim Calvert), then switched to recording with Andy Sneap and recorded "Dead Heart In A Dead World".
While they had risen to worldwide fame amongst different parts of the metal community, Nevermore was encountering problems: Century Media cut the budget for their coming album, so they had to stay in Seattle and hired ex-Queensryche guitarist Kelly Gray - probably the biggest mistake of their career.
Kelly Gray completely destroyed the sound quality of "Enemies Of Reality" (my favourite Nevermore album), which, was still quite well-received though. The guitars sounded indefinite, the drums like plastic buckets and frying pans.
Also, Warrel Dane was beginning to suffer from his constant alcohol consumption.
But he eventually managed to become sober and improve his voice.
Century Media, facing the fans' criticism about the sound, then gave the band money to re-mix the album.
They gave it to Andy Sneap, who gave the album a whole new dimension.
Shortly after, they added their live guitarist Steve Smyth to the constant line-up.
They then recorded their best received album to date, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". The press gave it full ratings and declared it album of the month with almost no exceptions.
However, another setback followed: Steve Smyth was diagnosed with kidney failure on April 30th 2006. All live activities of 2006 had to be managed by Chris Broderick.
Luckily, Smyth received a kidney transplant in December 2006 and is already feeling a lot better.
In my opinion, Nevermore is a band that has a place in metal history. Their sound is unmistakable, and their combination of blazingly fast soloing and mind-bending riffs with Dane's operatic voice and a certain catchiness makes them stand out from the crowd.
If you like metal, and you enjoy your metal unique, definitely check them out (if you don't have already!)!

Links:

Nevermore Official Website
Nevermore @ myspace
Nevermore @ purevolume

Videos @ youtube.com:

Nevermore: Chris Broderick & Jeff Loomis Guitar Solo Duel


Jeff Loomis demonstrating the first riff of "Ambivalent":


The video clip to "Born":


"Enemies Of Reality" live at Wacken 2004:


The video clip to "Final Product":


"This Godless Endeavor" live at Wacken 2006:


Nevermore in the studio:


Bands already featured:

Abstract Shadows
Adagio
Cellar Door
Chaoswave
Circus Maximus
Dream Theater
Into Eternity
Pagan's Mind
Spiral Architect
Symphony X

(just search this blog or look in the archive for the band you're interested in - scroll up to the top)

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Nevermore (1995)


mp3@256kbps VBR


Track listing

1. "What Tomorrow Knows" – 5:11
2. "C.B.F." – 6:02
3. "The Sanity Assassin" – 6:21
4. "Garden of Gray" – 4:48
5. "Sea of Possibilities" – 4:18
6. "The Hurting Words" – 6:17
7. "Timothy Leary" – 5:12
8. "Godmoney" – 4:43

In 2006 the album was remastered and re-released with extra tracks.

1. "The System's Failing" (Bonus Track)
2. "The Dreaming Mind" (1992 Demo)
3. "World Unborn" (1992 Demo)
4. "Chances Three" (1992 Demo)
5. "Utopia" (1992 Demo)


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196098490/Nevermore_-_Nevermore__Bonus_Tracks___1995_.rar






In Memory (1996)


mp3@256kbps VBR


Track listing

1. Optimist or Pessimist – 3:38
2. Matricide – 5:21
3. In Memory – 7:05
4. Silent Hedges/Double Dare (Bauhaus cover) – 4:41
5. The Sorrowed Man – 5:24

2006 bonus tracks

6. The Tiananmen Man (Demo) - 5:44
7. The Seven Tongues of God (Demo) - 5:43
8. Passenger (Demo) - 5:11
9. This Sacrament (Demo) - 5:53
10. 42147 (Instrumental Demo) - 4:37


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196082476/Nevermore_-_In_Memory__Bonus_Tracks___1996_.rar






The Politics of Ecstasy (1996)


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Track listing

1. "The Seven Tongues of God" – 5:59
2. "This Sacrament" – 5:10
3. "Next in Line" – 5:34
4. "Passenger" – 5:26
5. "The Politics of Ecstasy" – 7:57
6. "Lost" – 4:15
7. "The Tiananmen Man" – 5:25
8. "Precognition" – 1:37
9. "42147" – 4:59

2006 Bonus tracks

10. "The Learning" – 9:40
11. "Love Bites" - 11:40


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196078940/Nevermore_-_Politics_of_Ecstasy__Bonus_Tracks___1996_.rar






Dreaming Neon Black (1999)


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Track listing

1. "Ophidian" - 0:46
2. "Beyond Within" - 5:11
3. "The Death of Passion" - 4:10
4. "I Am the Dog" - 4:13
5. "Dreaming Neon Black" - 6:26
6. "Deconstruction" - 6:39
7. "The Fault of the Flesh" - 4:54
8. "The Lotus Eaters" - 4:25
9. "Poison Godmachine" - 4:33
10. "All Play Dead" - 4:58
11. "Cenotaph" - 4:39
12. "No More Will" - 5:45
13. "Forever" - 9:20


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196071733/Nevermore_-_Dreaming_Neon_Black__1999_.rar






Dead Heart in a Dead World (2000)


mp3@192kbps CBR



Track listing

1. "Narcosynthesis" — 5:31
2. "We Disintegrate" — 5:11
3. "Inside Four Walls" — 4:39
4. "Evolution 169" — 5:51
5. "The River Dragon Has Come" — 5:05
6. "The Heart Collector" — 5:55
7. "Engines of Hate" — 4:42
8. "The Sound of Silence" (Paul Simon) — 5:13
9. "Insignificant" — 4:56
10. "Believe in Nothing" — 4:21
11. "Dead Heart in a Dead World" — 5:08


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196064775/Nevermore_-_Dead_Heart_in_a_Dead_World__2000_.rar






Believe In Nothing (2000)


mp3@320kbps CBR


Track listing

1. "Believe In Nothing" 03:39 (Radio Edit)
3. "All The Cowards Hide" 05:56
4. "Love Bites" 05:22 (Judas Priest cover)


CODE
http://rapidshare.com/files/196060991/Nevermore_-_Believe_In_Nothing__2000_.rar







Enemies of Reality (2003)


mp3@192kbps CBR


Track listing

1. "Enemies of Reality" – 5:11
2. "Ambivalent" – 4:12
3. "Never Purify" – 4:03
4. "Tomorrow Turned into Yesterday" – 4:35
5. "I, Voyager" – 5:48
6. "Create the Infinite" – 3:38
7. "Who Decides" – 4:15
8. "Noumenon" – 4:37
9. "Seed Awakening" – 4:30


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196059366/Nevermore_-_Enemies_of_Reality__Remixed___2005_.rar






This Godless Endeavor (2005)


mp3@224kbps CBR



Track listing

1. "Born" – 5:05
2. "Final Product" – 4:21
3. "My Acid Words" – 5:41
4. "Bittersweet Feast" – 5:01
5. "Sentient 6" – 6:58
6. "Medicated Nation" – 4:01
7. "The Holocaust of Thought" – 1:27
8. "Sell My Heart for Stones" – 5:18
9. "The Psalm of Lydia" – 4:16
10. "A Future Uncertain" – 6:07
11. "This Godless Endeavor" – 8:55


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http://rapidshare.com/files/196057283/Nevermore_-_This_Godless_Endeavor__2005_.rar






The Year Of The Voyager (2008)


mp3@192kbps CBR


Track listing

Disc One

1. "Final Product"
2. "My Acid Words"
3. "What Tomorrow Knows/Garden Of Grey"
4. "Next In Line"
5. "Enemies Of Reality"
6. "I, Voyager"
7. "The Politics Of Ecstasy"
8. "The River Dragon Has Come"
9. "I Am The Dog"
10. "Dreaming Neon Black"

Disc Two

1. "Matricide"
2. "Dead Heart In A Dead World"
3. "Inside Four Walls"
4. "The Learning"
5. "Sentient 6"
6. "Narcosynthesis"
7. "The Heart Collector"
8. "Born"
9. "This Godless Endeavor"


CODE
http://rapidshare.com/files/196014404/Nevermore_-_The_Year_of_the_Voyager__2008_.rar

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