dinsdag 8 december 2015

VRSA – Phantom of an Era

VRSA – Phantom of an Era
Self released – 2015
Doom, Metal
Rated: ****

Ok kiddies. The word for today is diversification. Can you say diversification? Hahaha, VRSA out of Connecticut, USA surely can. Their latest release Phantom of an Era is heavy, well written and… diversified. I may have to start calling Connecticut "The Doom State". VRSA is the second band from Connecticut I have reviewed in the past couple months that have a doom base without the boring ass drone and with a pop sensibility. The first was BRC. The song Gris Gris is a perfect example of VRSA's well crafted writing. The song manages to keep a listener engaged and not just background music or noise; it is well layered and even features sweet acoustic guitar. Vocals throughout Phantom of an Era are heavy yet smooth and feature some nice changes of delivery as well as tone. The band on record is solid, serious and polished. But a special shout out to the drummer. Nice work! Especially on Electing Rex and Marble Orchard. Those two songs have some nice time changes and creativity. Can you tell I have a soft spot for the drummers? Haha. Yeah well, do yourself a favor and check out VRSA at the links below for yourself. Fans of the HEAVY genres shouldn't be disappointed.

(Written by Charlie Tooth)

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