The sun is shining and the birds are singing, so time to crank up the Death Metal and drown those chirpy bastards out. What better way to do that than to treat everyone in a three mile ear shot to the amazing new EP from the south of England’s very own Death Metal maestros Vulgate.
We’ve already met Vulgate once this month when talented Axe Man Ben Taylor featured on the new track from Forgotten Fear, so we were excited to see what he and his fellow band mates could offer on a brans spanking new EP. Vulgate have long been hailed as the future of British Death Metal by anyone who’s been lucky enough to grab a gig, with unstoppable energy and a raw growl that rumbles straight from the belly of Hell there’s no stopping these guys.
The EP starts with a familiar opening instrumental, a classically slow, guitar driven prelude to the oncoming onslaught. These instrumental build ups are becoming common-place in the realm of Metal, and in this case it is especially well utilised. Like a fighter meditating before his battle, or a soldier waiting to go over the top. The classic calm before the storm and then The Sickening Fanatical Mind hit’s you in the face like you had tried to kiss a bus. The onslaught on your ears is welcome and beats you, then drops again to let you breathe. The track resinates in your ear drums and really highlights the quality of the band members and the skills they have on offer.
The rest of the EP is infused with the same qualities, professional and flawless music wrapped up in a vocal performance that outshines some of the better known bands. It’s clear where the influences lie, and that’s good, it’s always nice to have a nod to bands who came before you and taught you your trade, but there is an element of discovery in this EP that will see the band head out into new territory and discover what makes them truly unique.
It’s great to hear fresh young talent really raising the bar in the UK and showing the big boys what can be done when you have a real passion for the music. This EP will rip through your skull like a heavy blade and leave you begging for more. When that moment comes head on over to the bands FaceBook page and find out where you can see them live.