Serial Vice’s “Nightmares Come True” came out on August 25, 2017 released on Sliptrick Records via CD and digital,  from a true Heavy Metal band hailing from southern Italy, although their album contains a few tracks that borderline into melodic rock footing it still achieves the traditional creativity of music excellence. The band’s logo and artwork echo back to the time when metal dominated the spectrum of music in the 80s, however they strive forward to deliver the goods with this release.

The vocals capture one quickly as they sound a tad like Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, especially on the fourth song “The Disregardful” their lyric references cover a wide range of subjects from murders and serial killers to vices plaguing the Human psyche, yeah its deep, but all flows well on the tracks, as their music combines old fashioned heavy metal and tinges of thrash. Hence it echoes the theme of nightmares in life that people involve themselves as thinking from anguish only circles back to more nightmarish scenarios. They clearly show their influences from Megadeth and Skid Row on the eighth track and the album totals 36-minutes that encourages a repeat listening, including the mostly instrumental sounding “Nightmares Come True”, which contains incredible riffs and technical shredding. The song “It’s All Wrong” is the longest and dives into dark yet powerful tunes, and never once does it sound as if it carried on too long.

Track Listing:

  1. You Are Heroin
  2. Killers Combine
  3. Master Of No-Life
  4. The Disregardful
  5. Nightmares Come True
  6. It’s All Wrong
  7. Vices
  8. Can’t Erase My Scars


Giacomo Albanese – Vocals

Alessandro Scorrano – Drums

Andrea Donaera – Guitars

Matteo Cirfeda – Guitars

Stefano Bianchini – Bass


I do enjoy the old school heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and of course other sub-genres, however a pleasure for me, the discovery of other bands, some that truly connect with the listener, and Serial Vice does that, the connecting to tempos and sound of traditional classic metal to the hints of thrash, back to the power, generate some pure energy.

Baron’s Rating: 4.0/5.0


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