Trigger Needs Some Action
High On Fire
Boots Of Led
A Vicious Mind
9. The Feeder of Evil
Ponius Pettersson - guitar
Fredrik Eriksson - drums, backing vocals
Simon Jarrolf - guitar
Henrik Wenngren - vocals
Captain Carcass - bass
VICIOUS: "Vile, Vicious & Victorious" vicious
review by Gianrichy "Richy" Giamboi ___
we come to an other debut of another talented band. VICIOUS play a
nowadays rather „en vogue“ mixture of Thrash and Melodic Death Metal
like for example HATESPHERE or
record is very well produced, a fact that is fortunately not so rare as
ten years ago, when most of the newcomers had to fight with sometimes really bad sound and the poor listener was
almost driven into madness while trying to hear out of a potpourri of
different noise even the most simple and elementar melody.
vocals in Vile Vicious & Victorious are shouted and very aggressive,
the guitars and bass are on a very high technical level and the drummer
does his best to hit ones brain out by hammering without mercy like a
berzerker on his kit!
The stile of Vile Vicious & Victorious is nothing really new in fact, but VICIOUS achieve to create a very intense and powerful piece of music.
In despite of the really high technical level of the four instrumental players, each song has its personal note, sometimes due to a few murderer Thrash riffs, sometimes due to a beautiful melody (Boots Of Led), sometimes due to a virtuous guitar solo, so that is rather easy to get an overwiev over the nine compositions of this record. As listening recommendation, I would name track Nr. 4 (Dedicate) where all of the bands best qualities are shown in a really impressive way by mixing in a very catchy way thrash riffs with beautiful melodies and groovy Death Metal midtempo.
have done a very good debut, the only thing to criticize can perhaps be
that little bit of lack of identity that can make a band in ist own way
special, but I’ m optimistic, that this will be done with the second
record of this very interesting group.
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