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Vendetta – World Under Fire Review

Released by: Lion Music

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Heavy Metal



Line Up:

Edward Box – Lead Guitar / Lead Vocals

Pete Thompson – Lead Guitar

Gary Foalle -Bass

Lee Lamb – Drums



1. Convergence

2. Halo In Black

3. Machtpolitik

4. Veil Of Empathy

5. Blast Radius

6. Lord Of Chaos

7. Fragmented Reality

8. The Ghost Inside

9. All Your Setting Suns

10. We Are Legion


They sure don’t make them like they used to. I hear constantly people complaining that the metal scene just doesn’t have the awesome bands that it used to back in its heyday. When metal was proud and fertile, when you could throw a stone and bounce it off a thrash, hair, or plain heavy metal band. And probably a few more after that. Once grunge raped and pillaged the metal scene, most of the bands of the style either changed to fit in, called it a day, or simply fell into obscurity. The thing is, if you dug a little deeper, you would still find top notch music in this vein being released. This has never been truer than now.

Lion Records artist Vendetta fit this description. I’ll likely contradict myself a bit here. I certainly am a traditionalist when it comes to my love of all things metal. My tastes are vast and eclectic. I’m a fan of bands that most people wouldn’t have a clue who I’m talking about. When you get down to it, I’ll likely pull out an old school album. However, there are bands that really do old school metal better than some of those bands from long ago. Bands like Primal Fear, Gotthard, and Final Curse come to mind instantly, all three ranging from various styles. Vendetta’s latest album World Under Fire I’m going to have to add to the list.

I’d say they fall nicely in the same vein as a Riot, but with bits of Maiden, Ratt, and Priest. Songs like “Veil of Empathy,” “Halo In Black,” “Blast Radius,” and “Fragmented Reality” are the ones that truly did it for me, though the whole album is very consistent. There’s nothing groundbreaking on World Under Fire, but it doesn’t need to. It does what it does, and it does it well. Blistering solos, heavy hitting riffs, excellent vocals, and powerful lyrics combine to make an excellent throwback album.


Written by Chris

Ratings    Chris    7/10

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