Album Reviews

Vektor – Black Future

Released By: HEAVY ARTILLERY OUT NOW!!

Running Time: 01:08:06

Genre: Technical Thrash Metal

Links: http://www.myspace.com/vektor


Line Up:

Vocals & Guitar – David Distano

Guitar – Erik Nelson

Drums –Blake Anderson

Bass – Frank Chin

Tracklist:

01. Black Future

02. Oblivion

03. Destroying The Cosmos

04. Forests Of Legend

05. Hunger For Violence

06. Deoxyribonucleic Acid

07. Asteroid

08. Dark Nebula

09. Accelerating Universe


Well, I’m obviously a little late to the punch with this one as it was released in the latter part of 2009 and has already been heard by most who are interested. But still, in front of me I have BLACK FUTURE and I plan on having to something to say about it.

Across the board, generally speaking the new album from VEKTOR has been often praised and very rarely criticized. There is a good reason for this too, the album is freakin’ awesome!!! This is old-school inspired thrash metal that will fit perfectly into the collections of fans of bands like VOIVOD, DESTRUCTION and DEATHROW. These are some primary influences I heard throughout the album, but truthfully the band has a very unique sound that whilst based in the old-school thrash formula, has some technical elements, some progressive elements and even some small things that remind me a bit of the more melodic black metal bands like CRADLE OF FILTH.

Apart from the outstanding musical component of this release, which mind you is worth the entry fee alone, there are a couple of other things that struck me about it. First and foremost was the production.

While a lot of bands that are part of the old-school thrash revival go for an eighties inspired production for their albums, VEKTOR have gone all out and made a retro metal album with modern day production values, and what a breath of fresh air it is. I also liked the fact that the booklet was filled with lyrics and color photos and also folded out into an A-4 size poster, which in this digital age we live in it’s a true rarity to get a physical product that is worth the money. With BLACK FUTURE, VEKTOR have shown that they aren’t a band to underestimate and should surely be classed as one of today’s premiere thrash metal groups.

Written by Zeezee

Ratings Zeezee  9 /10

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