I have to admit: the times I listened to thrash metal are long ago. But NERVOSA’s album brought back this oldschool feeling you have when holding a cassette in your hand (or a physical CD for the younger generation). Starting with the cover, “Agony” follows the footsteps of thrash metal legends.
The first thing I fear when seeing a cover like this is the production’s quality – in this case, there was no reason to be afraid. “Agony” was produced with modern standards and has a clear sound. Next thing is the music’s quality and let me tell you, NERVOSA know what they do! The first track ‘Arrogance’ blasts out of the speakers. Nice start!
The three women kick ass as hell. You can put them in a playlist with Kreator, Warbringer, Artillery, … withoug loosing niveau or sound. And, well, maybe you don’t even notice there’s a woman singing, because the singing style remind me a bit of Mille from Kreator. All of the songs are made for headbanging and pogo dancing – you won’t have problems with that. And if it comes to lyrics, there is the same critical note in it – song titles like ‘Failed System’ and ‘CyberWar’ show the direction.
My favourite song on the album is ‘Intolerance means war’. Maybe because of the double meaning, because intolerance could also mean people might not tolerate an all-female thrash metal band – and that means war! NERVOSA are serious in this matter – just listen to the album and you know what I mean.
02. Theory of Conspiracy
04. Intolerance means war
05. Guerra Santa
06. Failed System
08. Surrounded by serpents