Nervosa – Perpetual Chaos | Album Review

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Following a very public exit of Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto fans wondered what was to become of this up and coming Brazilian thrash/death metal band. As new members were announced to the line up, Diva Satanica, Mia Wallace and Eleni Nota fans once again started asking themselves and other fans, would the new line up make or break the momentum for Nervosa as has happened with many other bands over the years.

Having just listened to their upcoming album, “Perpetual Chaos,” I can say fans are going to have a clear response from Nervosa when the album releases on January 22.

As I dug into the first track “Venomous” I found myself pulling up the 2018 release “Downfall of Mankind” and comparing the sound between the two line ups and as far as the overall sound, Nervosa sounds nearly the same as their previous release to include vocals. Hearing this helped me set aside any animosity I had about what the change in vocals would mean for the band overall. After listening to the entire album I have to say that Diva Satanica’s vocals have a slight deeper tone in them that brings a new addition to their sound that I really enjoyed. It gives the overall feel a bit more death metal and a little less thrash. My ear also connects to this sound and it is probably why I didn’t connect to the last album like I have with this one. I find I listen to a lot more death metal than I do thrash so this will definitely depend on your own personal metal taste as well.

For me, I believe part of what helped the flow from the last album to “Perpetual Chaos” is that the band worked with Martin Furia who also produced “Downfall of Mankind.” I think that was a smart choice to keep that cohesive style to their sound. The album is heavy and packed full of powerful guitar riffs, manic tempos, and intense death summoning vocals. The rage through the music and lyrics is undeniable. I love the additional grit packed into the new tracks, they feel more devious and dark than the last release.

The band also had Schmier of Destruction as a guest on the track “Genocidal Command.” The vocal mix between him and Diva Satanica paired to heavy, sharp riffage gives this track an instant boost and will certainly be one for stirring the pit into a complete frenzy.

The tracks “Rebel Soul” and “Pursued By Judgement” caught me off guard, the vocals were a much deeper pitch and I caught myself going back to listen to make sure it wasn’t a different vocalist. That’s the cool thing about the switch in vocals, there’s was more flexibility that really worked on this album.

This is a solid album, I didn’t find anything too surprising in this release which is a good thing with an almost entirely new line up. Nervosa fans can rest assured this is going to sound like Nervosa with moderate differences. So make sure to check this one out.

Album: Perpetual Chaos
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Thrash/Death Metal
Release Date: January 22, 2021
Rating: 4 of 5


Perpetual Chaos Tracklisting:
01. Venomous
02. Guided By Evil
03. People Of The Abyss
04. Perpetual Chaos
05. Until The Very End
06. Genocidal Command
07. Kings Of Domination
08. Time To Fight
09. Godless Prisoner
10. Blood Eagle
11. Rebel Soul
12. Pursued By Judgement
13. Under Ruins

Diva Satanica (Vocals)
Prika Amaral (Guitar)
Mia Wallace (Bass)
Eleni Nota (Drums)


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