Dutch alternative rock band Nemesea put together a tasteful blend of catchy rock melodies and electro beats on the latest album “White Flag” which seems to be carefully designed to conquer the heart of a wide audience.
“The Storm” opens the album with modern cinematic vibes skillfully relying on luminous atmospheric nuances later enriched by accessible guitar driven grooves and electro twists and it seems clear that all the instrumental passages put the focus on Sanne Mieloo’s bright vocals.
On the title track the band is ready to channel positive energy with smooth guitar melodies but always add a generous dosage of graceful atmospheric arrangements and vocals diligently follow such framework shifting from a soft emotional delivery to a more energetic momentum.
“Don’t Tell Me Your Name” begins with sultry dancey beats and throughout the whole song moody synths arrangements will maintain an entertaining electro mood that tends to prevail over the melodic rock themes.
“Fools Gold” revolves around colorful rhythmic patterns with energetic guitar riffs and exciting drumming but will eventually showcase a glowing melodic essence through dreamy atmospheres and melancholic vocals.
“Ratata” is another enjoyable track that favors the electronic themes of the album mixing darkened atmospheric layers, fiery dancey beats and crunchy guitar riffs that add major groovy vibes in the chorus.
“Heavyweight Champion” can sound like a classic soulful ballad where Sanne’s vocal performance feels particularly alluring and easily steals the spotlight yet the band manages to render such formula more interesting with some darker futuristic electro arrangements.
“Dance In The Fire” packs a solid rock punch with robust guitar riffs and bass lines cutting through the sentimental melodic phrases and Sanne effortlessly delivers a strong vocal chorus as well as introspective harmonies.
In the end even if “White Flag” might not be remembered for some otherworldly innovations or surprising creativity it is certainly filled with profound emotions as Nemesea never miss a chance to emphasize their passionate approach.