• STYLE /Darksynth
  • RELEASE DATE /August 21, 2020
  • LABEL /NRW Records
  • FORMAT /Digital / Vinyl / Cassette

RSW rating ➔

¦ 8/10 ¦
Huge LP

Our Few Words

Synthwaves very own glam rocker Midnight Danger will be releasing the next album “Chapter 2: Endless Nightmare”. Following on from the very popular album Malignant Force is the next release fuelled with all the synth we can dream with that rock edge. Musician Chris Young created Midnight Danger in late 2015 and has since then gone on to receive acclaim for his music that has been released and the live performances across different parts of the world. Midnight Danger returns with a bang for what is the next chapter in this epic journey.

Visions opens up the album with a horror infused intro sounding like the start of an intense chase scene. The Eye of Darkness crunches through with an excellent riff along with this energetic track. Back From The Dead throws down with the same intense energy that you can’t decide whether to rave or mosh to it. Night Escape cruises in with full power and really wakes up the record with a riff Mick Mars would be proud of. The title track, Endless Nightmare, offers a different approach and is stretched out longer to provide more great musicianship. Road To Madness speeds up the tempo and keeps the synth and riff partnership strong.

Not Alone In The House has this interesting Stranger Things vibe to it which I really like and features the least guitar so far. The song name Restless Generation sounds like its straight off a Motley Crue record, but this track has this 80s workout feel to it that pumps up those muscles. He’ll Urge takes us away from a workout and straight into a mosh pit with its rapid and fierce sound. To The Shadows and Back is the 5 minute masterpiece we have never thought we wanted as its nicely progressive. One Last Goodbye seems to give a cheeky nod to The Number of The Beast by Iron Maiden, but the heart beat drumming at the start and proves a nicely paced and tremendous ending to the album.

Midnight Danger proves again that he stands out from the synthwave crowd and injects something completely fresh. The synthwave genre has not had anyone like this and Endless Nightmare completely provides all the evidence as to why variety and uniqueness should be cherished within the genre. Endless Nightmare is a terrifying rock opera that is something you will leave you indecisive whether to rave, mosh or somehow both.

– Matthew Clewley
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