Mind shattered, joy ride over, the final seconds of the album dwindle into silence. I've just spent an hour and forty five minutes immersed in the world created by the infamous London dubstep duo, Daniel Steven and Joe Ray. They are Nero and together they've been climbing the EDM charts since 2008 with their first dubstep release entitled “This Way.” Their debut album Welcome to Reality (released on August 15) has been greatly anticipated, and for good reason.
The album contains singles that had been previously released like “Innocence”, “Me and You” and one of my favorites “Guilt.” It also features plenty of amazing new tracks, with a wide variety of genres and styles sampled flawlessly throughout the album. Mind obliterating dubstep bass lines, hip shaking elctro high hats, soothing orchestral interludes, stand out vocals, and chilling drops.
I bought the deluxe version of the album, which has six more songs then the regular release does. Either way you are still getting fantastic tracks such as; Doomsday, My Eyes, Crush On You, Must Be the Feeling, Reaching Out, Promises, and Angst.
With this new album Nero has really pushed the boundaries and established themselves as a forerunner of the dubstep scene coming from the UK. Their efforts match the successes of peers such as Benga, Skream, and Rusko; just to name a few of the magnificent and prolific Dj's coming from the original home of dubstep in England.
For some reason I was the least bit prepared for how amazing Nero's new debut album “Welcome to Reality” would be. I bought it, turned up the sub, and selected the first track. I had the full intention of sitting to listen to the album through start to finish but I had to pause it after just two tracks to catch my breath. I already considered myself a fan, but then I heard Welcome to Reality, and the album's been been on repeat ever since.
It would be unwise to deny a powerhouse album like this, especially if you are a DJ looking for some new material to throw into a set to spice things up and get people moving. Put this on a party and it will keep people going all night, blast this album with the windows down on the freeway and you'll forget you were stuck in rush hour traffic, or just sit down and give it listen all the way through, I promise, you won't feel guilty for spending the few extra bucks on this wonderful debut album.