With a string of solid albums dating back to their debut in
Nevermore firmly established themselves as one of the
premier modern American metal bands.
In a genre overrun with staleness and unoriginality, Nevermore
continues to deliver quality music, mixing just the right
amounts of power, melody, crunch and aggression to great effect.
The roots of the band go back to an earlier band called
a similarly-styled technical power metal outfit that themselves
released two albums before internal problems forced their breakup.
Vocalist Warrell Dane is Nevermore's trump card,
as he's one of the best
in the business, with a clear yet forceful voice that never
wanders out of control.
Nevermore really have yet to release a sub-standard album, and have
maintained their reputation as a premier metal act.
As of this writing (June 2017), the band continues to be on indefinite
hold, though the chances of a revival seem to be fading.
Longtime members Jeff Loomis and Van Williams officially left the band
and have kept themselves busy in new bands,
while Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard have revived Sanctuary.
vocals (Sanctuary) RIP: December 13, 2017, heart attack, age 56