Numerous victorious battles in guise of two internationally successful albums, explosive festival gigs and three colossal touring missions through the USA turned NACHTMAHR into a truly invincible force. In 2010, the project returns to the Industrial battlefields as nothing less than a superior opponent no one can hold back. The impressively matured third album "Semper Fidelis" does full justice to this ultimate grasp for leadership: A groundbreaking massive, unique beast of an album, "Semper Fidelis" underlines the "with or against us" attitude of the Austrian Imperial Industrial spearheads more than ever before. Worship or abhorrence - there is no other possibility.
In virtue of the slogan "Semper Fidelis" - "Forever loyal", supreme commander Thomas Rainer exercises a spectacular detonation of shell splinters and crushed detritus which is true to the attitude of the previous works and at the same time full of an unimagined wealth of complexity, establishing the borders to other brutal Industrial commandos even firmer.
Take "Wir schreiben Geschichte" with a sample that is as thought-provoking as the harsh Noise sequences are relentless. Or the wildly thrashing Industrial bomb thrower "Verräter an Gott" that cleverly continues epic NACHTMAHR manifestos like "Katharsis" or "Mörder". "Can You Feel The Beat?", then, gives another proof of the supreme commander's passion for classic EBM while "Unbeugsam" shows the pure essence of this act while serving the genre's most massive beats ever. And with the stomping Electro stampede of "Tanz, Major!" resounding through the clubs, everyone voluntarily enlists to the NACHTMAHR army.
"Semper Fidelis" offensively proves that the decadent philosophy behind NACHTMAHR is incorruptible. The songs clarify more than ever that this attack is guided by an artist playing by his own rules. Above everything else, NACHTMAHR is especially one thing: Honest. And honesty is the best policy.