This is the second album from this heavy metal band from Grevena, Greece. Dark Nightmare is a heavy-epic metal band from northern Greece. Their first album (The Human Liberty) was released in 2009 by Eat Metal Records.Their new work is released by another Greek record label, Iron On Iron Records. The band has also released three demos and a split CD with Blade of Spirit. I first heard about them when they released their second demo “Earth in Danger” and they supported Omen’s gig along with Marauder (they have also released a brand new album recently) back in 2004. The next 8 years I saw them live 5 times and I always enjoyed their shows. Their second album has 8 new songs and a Uriah Heep cover of “The Wizard”. The album is very good and flows really pleasantly. Also it has a better production than their debut work. The advantages of Dark Nightmare are the vocals of Giannis Papadimitriou and the guitar work of the band!! In some parts the guitars have a really great nostalgic sound!! The drums of Dimos Konstanidis are also powerful and suitable for the songs of Dark Nightmare! The tunes I enjoyed more are “The Battlefield Calling my Name”, “Living a Lie” and “The Voyage”. In conclusion “Beneath the Veils of Winter” is one of the best albums for 2012 in the traditional metal genre!
8,5/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis