Nervosa // Jailbreak // Album Review


The Nervosa juggernaut returns, with the fifth album and the follow-up to their most successful release to date. Perpetual Chaos saw the band get 2.8 million streams on Spotify, placing on charts across the globe, and gracing stages such as Copenhell, Summer Breeze and Wacken Open Air.

The ever-evolving band now boast founding member Prika Amaral as the permanent vocalist and adds Helena Kotina as a second guitarist with Hel Pyre on bass and Michaela Naydenova on drums.

So, what does this lineup mean for the Thrash band?! Well, the vocals are simply crushing and some of the finest in the genre and the added guitar allows for some stunning harmonies and guitar duals that elevate the music to a new level. The bass and drums are equally as lovely and everything slots together perfectly to make what can only be described as one of the finest Thrash albums in modern memory.

I generally look to find stand-out tracks and explain why they stand out, however, on this occasion, the album stands out with every track being incredible in its own way. The scything guitars, fast chugs, drums that drive the pace forward, a bass that binds everything together and a vocal that adds a huge slab of abrasion lead to the total package.

Whether the riffs get your heart racing, the drums get you bouncing on your toes or the vocals make you scream until your throat bleeds, this has everything you could ever want from an album.

As I can’t pick out specific tracks, it would be remiss of me to point out the special guests that appear with Martin Furia of Destruction producing the album along with Lena Scissorhands from Infected Rain adding some vocals on ‘Superstition Failed’ and then there is the one and only Gray Holt from Exodus joining the party on ‘When The Truth Is A Lie

From start to finish, Jailbreak is a flat-out, lesson in how good Thrash can be. It’s probably fair to say that few bands seem to be able to captivate the fans of the genre as previous bands have done, however, I think that Nervosa are nailing the flag to the mast in putting themselves forward to change that.

This new Nervosa has it all and I can get enough of it. Do yourself a favour and grab it!

Jailbreak will be released Friday 29th September 2023 via Napalm Records.

Ed Ford


1    Endless Ambition
2    Suffocare
3    Ungrateful
4    Seed Of Death
5    Jailbreak
6    Sacrifice
7    Behind The Wall
8    Kill Or Die
9    When The Truth Is A Lie (feat. Gary Holt)
10  Superstition Failed (feat. feat. Lena Scissorhands)
11   Gates To The Fall
12   Elements Of Sin
13   Nail The Coffin

Experience NERVOSA Live in 2023:
02.09.23 GR – Agrinio / Metal Union Festival 2023
05.10.23 MX – Santiago De Querétaro / Chihuahuas Bar
06.10.23 MX – Mexico City / Hendrix Bar
07.10.23 MX – Torreón / Vertigo
08.10.23 MX – Monterrey / Nandas 78 Bar Barrio Antiguo
11.10.23 MX – Tijuana / Black Box
12.10.23 MX – Guadalajara / Novecientosiete
13.10.23 MX – Chihuahua / Rocktezuma
14.10.23 MX – Juárez / Hysteria bar
15.10.23 MX – Puebla / Beat 803
29.01.23 US – Port of Miami / 70000 TONS OF METAL 2024

Prika Amaral – Vocals and guitars
Helena Kotina – Guitars
Hel Pyre – Bass
Michaela Naydenova – Drums

NERVOSA online:
Napalm Records