Friday, November 22, 2013

Vulture Industries - The Tower (2013 NN Promo)

"Well, it took them a while, but these guys finally managed to pull off a terrific (and unique) avant-garde metal album. As obvious, the influences from Arcturus and Ved Buens Ende are here, possibly even Winds and far more bizarre material, but it’s all bundled rather nicely in a staggering compilation of styles and sounds that still reverberate as Vulture Industries. “The Tower” is filled with great melodies and operatic vocal utterances, as well as slight progressive twinklings that help to make it an interesting and stereoscopic piece. Such ideas continue to ebb and flow through “Divine – Appalling,” which makes me think that Arcturus’s La Masquerade Infernale was being played quite a bit during the time this album was being composed. “The Hound” introduces a bit of blues to the mix, but still manages to keep things quite melodic and classy. “Blood On The Trail” brings a barrage of oncoming heavy riffs, which manage to showcase a great clean vocal chorus, among so many other oddities. Vulture Industries is not without their weirdest and this is their most refined, yet strange album yet..."

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