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Vault HillAmber Falls (EP)

Independent
2nd September, 2021
7
Hard Hitting!

Combining elements of their family history, socially-aware lyrical content and a dedication to a fallen friend and comrade, Vault Hill bring a lot to their debut release, and they succeed at it all.

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Titled after a party trick that only late Dr Colossus drummer Nathan Johnston could ever pull off, Amber Falls shows off a band with real sonic depth and character, a group that has drawn together a broad range of influences and crafted them into something individual.


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Whether it’s some machine-gun riffing and militaristic drumming, the solid catchy groove and blazing solos of The Woods are Burning, Mr Chameleon’s stomping chug or the menacing mid-paced opening to The Killing Fields, Vault Hill find a different way to hammer their audience in each of the four tracks on offer here.

Trying to pick a clear highlight here is difficult as Vault Hill seem to have chosen four of their very best songs to represent them on this release, songs that cover a lot of ground through aggressive thrash and the heavier, chunkier end of the groove metal spectrum.

Some tireless and precise drumming lays the foundation for the band’s enormous rhythmic drive, fierce guitar tone and Morgan O’Brien’s scathing vocal assault. Trying to pick a clear highlight here is difficult as Vault Hill seem to have chosen four of their very best songs to represent them on this release, songs that cover a lot of ground through aggressive thrash and the heavier, chunkier end of the groove metal spectrum. Amber Falls is a really strong debut.

STANDOUT TRACKS: The Killing Fields, The Woods are Burning, Mr Chameleon
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Lamb of God, Sepultura, Pantera




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