Sound — 10
James Malone's guitar skill has always been impressive on the three releases before this one, and nothing has changed for We Are The Nightmare. Crushing guitars and Yngwie Malmsteen-esc sweep solos, death growls, double bass drumming, this album is perfect for any metal head. This album is the first album to be released after signing with Nuclear Blast Records. You can tell just by listening to anything this band puts out that James Malone will be the next Yngwie Malmsteen. His influence is clearly heard in James' solos.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics work very well with the music. Songs about death, dying, internal struggles, politics, the works. The singer is good at what he does, sounds like a much more improved Alexi Laiho. It's about what you would expect from a death metal album. If you are familiar with the band's earlier albums, then you should be able to get a good feel about what direction the lyrics head in.
Overall Impression — 9
After listening to A Celebration Of Guilt, Diamond For Disease, and United In Regret, I was eagerly anticipating the release of this album. I was surprised and very excited to hear the band signed onto Nuclear Blast Records. Fans of Kalmah, Children Of Bodom, Ensiferum, and other bands of the like, or just metal heads in general, will absolutely love this disc. I love how Arsis manages to keep their style the same without just writing the same stuff from previous albums. standout tracks in my opinion would be We Are The Nightmare, Servants To The Night, and Overthrown. And as far as if this album were stolen, I would find the person who stole it and hurt him in unimaginable ways and get my disc back, and then go out a buy another copy to celebrate by accomplishment. Fans of heavy metal should definitely pick this one up.