Nachtmahr (2)

Nachtmahr (2)

Real Name:
Thomas Rainer
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Nachtmahr (2) Discography

Albums

Nachtmahr (2) Feuer Frei! (Album) Trisol Germany 2008 Sell This Version
TRI 367 CD Nachtmahr (2) Alle Lust Will Ewigkeit(CD, Album) Trisol TRI 367 CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Nachtmahr (2) Semper Fidelis (Album) Trisol Germany 2010 Sell This Version
TRI 464 Nachtmahr (2) Veni Vidi Vici(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Trisol TRI 464 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
TRI 486 CD Nachtmahr (2) Feindbild(CD, Album, Ltd) Trisol TRI 486 CD Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Nachtmahr (2) Mit Vereinten Kräften Trisol Germany 2016 Sell This Version
TRI 541 CD Nachtmahr (2) Kampfbereit(CD, Album, Ltd) Trisol TRI 541 CD Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TRI 305 CD, tri 305 cd Nachtmahr (2) Kunst Ist Krieg(CD, EP) Trisol, Trisol TRI 305 CD, tri 305 cd Germany 2007 Sell This Version
TRI PROMO 13 Nachtmahr (2) BoomBoomBoom DJ Single(CD, Single, Promo) Trisol TRI PROMO 13 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Nachtmahr (2) Katharsis (EP) Trisol Germany 2008 Sell This Version
TRI PROMO 23 Nachtmahr (2) Katharsis // Feuer Frei!(CD, Single, Promo) Trisol TRI PROMO 23 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
TRI PROMO 30 Nachtmahr (2) Tanzdiktator // Mörder(CD, Single, Promo) Trisol TRI PROMO 30 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
TRI 384 CD Nachtmahr (2) Mädchen In Uniform(CD, EP) Trisol TRI 384 CD Europe 2010 Sell This Version
TRI 439 Nachtmahr (2) Can You Feel The Beat?(CD, EP, Ltd) Trisol TRI 439 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Nachtmahr (2) Liebst Du Mich? (Single) Not On Label (Nachtmahr (2) Self-Released) Austria 2014

Compilations

TRI 571 CD Nachtmahr (2) Unbeugsam(2xCD, Comp, RM) Trisol TRI 571 CD Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Dark-Lucifer

Dark-Lucifer

March 28, 2017
Nachtmahr is one of the bands which actually brought me into this genre.
No, wrong. Nachtmahr WAS the band who brought me into this music. I was watching some video with the music to it
and was directly hooked. I looked for the music and also started to explore the genres like EBM, Dark Electro, etc.
I started with one of his very first albums.

Nachtmahr has a pretty own and experimental sound. Something along the lines of Techno, EBM and Military Music.
Really hard to pin down. Also changes often. His earlier works have kind of a noisy touch while later works sound
more EBMish. I wouldn't say that the quality of the music really changes. Its always pretty solid.

He has many top tracks that many know. Just to name one, Tanzdiktator. One of the most known club tracks from
Nachtmahr. This is also one of my favorite.

The band design is militaristic. But in a very provoking way. In fact many label him as being "nazi, fascist" and all this kind of stuff. Honestly I got tired of this. But I actually can understand it partly. Yeah, I know. Its just
design but still. The cover of the Unbeugsam Compilation is just the best example. If you ask me he
exaggerates with his images sometimes and therefore its his own fault for getting this kind of complains.

However, since we are already at the art design. The covers and the booklets and even books are always amazingly
designed. Always very fitting and unique high quality artwork. Sometimes even fetish artwork like dominant women
in uniform and that stuff. One of the most outstanding artworks in my music collection. But they also stand out because
of their provocant images which sometimes point in the wrong direction. The Alle Lust Will Ewigkeit album cover is another example. Still, the releases are very high quality and a must have for every collector. That's really amazing and unique art.

You would think after all this that Nachtmahr is one of the best bands in the scene?
I am really not sure about this. You know, for me personally the problem with Nachtmahr is that there are way too
many 08/15 tracks. I would say that half of the tracks on a album are nothing special.
Might be just my personal opinion but they just sound like filler to me. The other half is made out of great sounding music and often club hits. While nowadays this is already enough to stand relevant and be better than half of the artists, its not that sufficient to me. But I am one of the pickiest persons out there.
This is why I actually have many bands that come before Nachtmahr when it comes to PURE musical quality.
The design and the artwork on the other hand might be actually one of the best I have ever seen. For me musical quality goes over design and artwork quality, which sometimes creates a bitter after taste for me when I am listening to Nachtmahr. Someone who only listens to music for quality reasons, is probably fed up with the Unbeugsam Compilation. The rest is more for the music collectors and die hard fans.

To come to an end. Yes, Nachtmahr is one of the most successful bands in the scene. Yes, his artwork and design of the band is unique and outstanding. His music is pretty good but suffers from filler tracks. In the end he is one of my favorite bands, even if its not completely because of his musical works.

Its actually funny, when I started exploring this kind of music, I found Nachtmahr to be amazing, simply because it was something new and unique. But after going deeper into the scene music I fastly found bands which totally beat Nachtmahr musically wisely. After this Nachtmahr got a bit more obsolete for me. I still listen to it nowadays but a lot less than I used to in the beginning.

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