For this spotlight, we're going to be taking a look and listen to a band based out of Portland, OR who go by the name of Nemesis. The band is still fairly new, having formed in April of 2011, but you would never assume that. Their music is tight and they sound as though they have been making music together for years.The band consists of: Spencer Tyler - Vocals; Evil Joe - Lead Guitar; Ryan Hansen - Rhythm Guitar; William McIntire - Bass Guitar; Hank Baer - Drummer.
Evil Joe originally sent me a link to the band's ReverbNation page, and I instantly fell in love. You know, there are some bands you get the honor of listening to, and it just clicks immediately...well, Nemesis was that way for me. The first song posted, "Lie In Ruins", has a heavy, in-your-face vibe from the very beginning. It grabs your attention and raises curiosity to hear the rest of the song, and others. My personal favorite of the songs they have posted, is "Noregard". I can't exactly put my finger on it, but that song has so much awesomeness going on! The drums, the guitar, the vocals, the bass...everything. The guitar solo right around the 3 minute mark is a great way to showcase the talent.
Nemesis' music has an intense energy and presence from the start. The songs they have available just seem like a teaser for what's to come. With them still being a "young band", their future looks amazing. The longer they are together, the more their music will grow right along with them. It really makes me anxious to see what the future holds for Nemesis!