Nightrage: Abyss Rising-2022.

Nightrage:Melodic Death Metal from Greece and Sweden.


Demo 2Demo2001 
Demo 3Demo2002 
Sweet VengeanceFull-length2003
Descent into ChaosFull-length2005
A New Disease Is BornFull-length2007
Wearing a Martyr’s CrownFull-length2009
Vengeance DescendingCompilation2010 
Macabre ApparitionsEP2011 
Kiss of a SycophantSingle2015 
Desperate VowsSingle2015 
Stare into InfinitySingle2015 
The PuritanSingle2015 
The PuritanFull-length2015
Foul Vile LifeSingle2015 
The VenomousSingle2016 
In AbhorrenceSingle2017 
The VenomousFull-length2017
By Darkness DrawnSingle2018 
The DamnedSingle2019 
Wolf to ManFull-length2019 
At the Ends of the Earth (Demo 2000)Single2020 
Poems Doomed to Oblivion (Demo 2000)Single2020 
Frozen Halflight Atmosphere (Demo 2000)Single2020 
Demo 2000Compilation2020 
Abyss RisingSingle2021 
Falsifying LifeSingle2021 
Nauseating OblivionSingle2021 
Abyss RisingFull-length2022 


Marios IliopoulosGuitars (2000-present), Vocals (clean) (2000-2003)
See also: Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Exhumation, ex-Firewind (live), ex-The Forsaken (live)
Ronnie NymanVocals (2014-present)
See also: Valley of the Dead, ex-Enemy Is Us, Always War, ex-Detained, ex-Forcefeed, ex-The 21st Impact
Magnus SödermanGuitars (2016-present)
See also: LeechReignsaw, ex-Inrage, ex-Lost Souls, ex-Rosicrucian, ex-Slapdash, ex-Atrocity, ex-Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons (live), ex-Powerage
Francisco EscalonaBass (2018-present)
See also: Always War
Dino George StamoglouDrums (2018-present)
See also: ExomniaMetal Against Coronavirus, Astray, Boom Dox, Stavento, ex-Hocus

Past Members:

Gus G.Guitars (2000-2006), Vocals (2000-2003)
See also: FirewindGus G., ex-Tuska20, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Mystic Prophecy, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Arch Enemy (live)
Brice LeclercqBass (2003-2004)
See also: CON, ex-Ages, ex-Sol Negro, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Dissection
Tomas LindbergVocals (2003-2005)
See also: At the GatesLock UpSign of CainThe Lurking Fear, ex-Grotesque, ex-Infestation, Ben-Hur, Disfear, The Great Deceiver, ex-The Crown, ex-Necronaut (live), ex-Liers in Wait, ex-Sacrilege (live), ex-Conquest, ex-Hide, ex-Skitsystem, ex-Snotrocket, ex-World Without End
Henric CarlssonBass (2004-2007)
See also: AvdagataCipher SystemNight Crowned, ex-Eternal Grief, ex-The Unguided, ex-Dead by April, ex-Lavett, ex-My Collapse, ex-Those We Don’t Speak Of
Fotis BenardoDrums (2004-2006)
See also: Metal Against CoronavirusNightfall, SixforNine, ex-Blood Covered, ex-Bob Katsionis, ex-Chaostar, ex-Double Square, ex-InnerWish, ex-Septicflesh, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Nordor (live), ex-Necromantia, ex-Dream Devoid, ex-The Devilworx
Jimmie StrimellVocals (2005-2007)
See also: ex-Cipher System, ex-Death Destruction, ex-Despite, ex-Dead by April, ex-Ends with a Bullet, ex-My Collapse, ex-Splittrad
Alexander SvenningsonDrums (2006-2007)
See also: ex-Poem, ex-Mindfall, ex-Dead by April
Jo NunezDrums (2007-2013)
See also: DarkblazersDragonlandFirewindLords of BlackGus G. (live), ex-Suicide of Demons, ex-Negate (live), ex-Kamelot, ex-Meridian Dawn, ex-Marty Friedman (live), ex-About: Blank, ex-Mystica
ConstantineGuitars (2007)
See also: Constantine, ex-Descending, ex-Mystic Prophecy, ex-Nightfall, ex-Primal Fear (live)
Olof MörckGuitars (2007-2013)
See also: Dragonland, ex-Rapture, Amaranthe, ex-Avalanche, ex-My Darling Dismay, ex-The Returning
Antony HämäläinenVocals (2007-2013)
See also: Ancient SettlersCrystal TearsMeridian DawnNervosiaSlaves for Scores, ex-Armageddon, ex-Forever Burn, ex-Daughter Chaos, ex-Burn Your Halo, ex-Nordjärvi, ex-Amaranthe (live)
Anders HammerBass (2008-2017)
See also: Dragonland, ex-Disdain
Lawrence DinamarcaDrums (2016-2018)
See also: AvundCarnal ForgeEternal AutumnFuel for NightmaresLoch VostokManticoraSickOmania, ex-Astral Carneval, ex-Bleeding Utopia, ex-Hexed (live)
1.Abyss Rising03:29  Show lyrics
2.Swallow Me03:39  Show lyrics
3.Nauseating Oblivion03:15  Show lyrics
4.Dance of Cerberus03:34  Show lyrics
5.Falsifying Life03:36  Show lyrics
6.Portal of Dismay (Interlude)00:59 
7.Shadows Embrace Me04:14  Show lyrics
8.9th Circle of Hell03:24  Show lyrics
9.The Divergent01:54  instrumental
10.Cursed by the Gift of Sight03:16  Show lyrics
11.False Gods03:46  Show lyrics
12.Pest Ridden Tide02:49  Show lyrics
13.Silence of the Darkened Soul01:01 

One thought on “Nightrage: Abyss Rising-2022.


    Nightrage are a melodic death metal band from Greece/Sweden and this is their ninth album.

    I missed 2019’s Wolf to Man, but caught and enjoyed 2017’s The Venomous. Back now with 39 minutes of new material, Nightrage are firing on all cylinders and sound ready to take on the world.

    Nightrage are running tight and lean on Abyss Rising, and only one track breaches the 4-minute mark. The songs are well-written and great examples of the Swedish melodic death metal style. Focusing on providing the listener with a feast of catchy choruses and melodic hooks, the songs are easily digested and satisfying. With songs that are energetic, fast-paced, and aggressive, Abyss Rising is a colourful shot of adrenaline, (and perfect for your gym playlist).

    Although it’s easy to fixate on the band’s melodic might or the singer’s well-delivered acidic screams, it’s important to also pay attention to many of the brutally efficient riffs too. The band have the full package though, and none of the musicians or performances can be faulted. All of the ingredients are in place for Nightrage’s recipe to result in some real tasty treats, and the band do not disappoint.

    Of the vocals, the singer’s screams are perfect for the music. He occasionally also uses a deeper version of them too, and his vocals are also augmented here and there with some tastefully performed cleans.

    My only real criticism of the album is the two interludes and final outro, all of which could have, (and should have), been cut, like all such filler tracks. Still, a minor concern when they’re surrounded by good songs.

    I knew Nightrage would produce something good, but I wasn’t expecting it to be quite as good as this is. Nightrage know how to pen a good tune, and this album is full of them. Abyss Rising is the sound of a talented band hitting it out of the park. If you’re a fan of the style, don’t miss out on this, as there’s a lot here to enjoy.


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