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Nero-Welcome to Reality Album Review

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Attention: Nero fans, the wait is finally over. Welcome To Reality drops TODAY. This 19 track LP combines many of Nero's classics and the new Promises EP, as well as some new jams you've been crying for. It begins with the symphonic "2808" that builds perfectly into the epic and also a symphonic banger "Doomsday." How could you not love an epic orchestra mixed with dubstep elements? Nero could easily write a soundtrack for Star Wars - F**k John Williams. The new approach they've taken with their début album is completely different from their earlier releases. Nero has always been versatile with their producing and that is what everyone loves about them.

The track "Reaching Out" reminds me of what got me hooked on Dubstep. Over time I've had friends show me what they "thought" was Dubstep, but I'll always remember when I first heard "Innocence" and the way grabbed my attention and proceeded to blow me away. This track has a build-up similar to what you hear in their remix of N.E.R.D. and Daft Punk's "Hypnotize you."

      12 Reaching Out
Download: Nero - Reaching Out

The album provides a journey, taking the listener up and down a pounding roller coaster via exceptional composition and an array of sounds. "Choices" is one of the last tracks, but it might be my favorite song on this album. It has some mesmerizing arpeggios as well as a heart-pounding beat. The violin during the vocal fits in perfectly, and then two very different high energy synths appear that remind me of a Netsky-like Liquid Drum and Bass tune. This song relaxes me, but has all the works to provide an explosive live experience.

      19 Choices
Download: Nero - Choices

      14 Departure
Download: Nero - Departure

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  • Did somebody else noticed that Reached Out start exactly with the same melody than Discopolis from Lifelike and Kris Menace ?


    Avatar Tonylicious August 15, 2011 3:56 PM Reply
  • you should include the UKF mix for this album

    Avatar Anonymous August 15, 2011 4:02 PM Reply
  • GREAT write up. And can I just say - this retro futuristic 80's dubstep face-fucking beast of an album is uncontrollable. It's attacked my eardrums like a rabid mongoose. It's dope

    Avatar Ronnie August 15, 2011 6:39 PM Reply
  • dat symphony :O!

    Avatar Don August 16, 2011 2:58 AM Reply
  • For me this album has to be one of the best album’s of the year so far, there are strong tracks throughout the whole record. I have reviewed the album over at my blog if anyone is interested.

    Avatar Luke Nyeke August 17, 2011 10:00 PM Reply
  • sorry but this is a massive let down, its just sooooo poppy, nero were so good at making tunes, for example innocence one of my fave dubstep songs the drop is brutal but all the other drops on this album, are abit blah, most of the drops just sound the same, i just wish they added more songs similar to songs like, Can't take it, Act like you know, electron etc. though i do like must be the feeling that is a funky tune reminds me of Noisia's red heat

    Avatar ben Morgan August 18, 2011 10:42 AM Reply
  • I agree there is a lack of spunk in these drops there mostly like madonna 80's esque jingle drops which are good if you like strolls on the beach...but frankly I am a fan intensity. I am not a fan of the direction this album took classical Nero is much better

    Avatar Matt August 19, 2011 9:23 AM Reply
  • I agree with the last 2 comments ... Nero's new direction isn't really doing it for me. By far the greatest songs they've done (in my opinion) are 'Innocence' and the 'Sincere' remix.
    That's the sound they're great at and I was hoping for more of it, but instead it seems like a more poppy album, which I suppose is somewhat inevitable given the fact that they're getting so well-known.

    For me it is a 'good' album, but it was certainly disappointing. The sound that they have chosen to go with doesn't capture the reason I started loving Nero in the first place.

    Avatar Daniel August 19, 2011 11:52 PM Reply
  • Way too 80's for me. I get images of Joey Tempest running about on stage when listening to Reaching out, its such a shit song it makes the album hard to swallow, I almost chucked the album out of the car when it first came on.

    Split between 'the concept' and 'appealing to the masses'; which is fair enough. I'm happy to swing either way but mixing them kinda ruins it, instead of getting one complete album we are left with 2 halfs that dont fit well together. My they didnt split the album into 2 and make more money beats me.

    Debut album so not fair to judge them just yet, Interesting to see what happens to them over the next 12 months.

    Avatar TheAnom August 23, 2011 2:53 PM Reply
  • best album period

    Avatar Anonymous November 14, 2011 11:22 AM Reply

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