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|Vicious Nature - Salvation EP (2014) Album Review|| |
Vicious Nature - Salvation EP (2014)
Self Released -- Running Time 13:56
If you read my reviews regularly then you'll remember that I did one last October for Vicious Nature's debut EP 'Fight For Your Life', after witnessing them live and laying waste to the stage and crowd with an incredible performance at the first Rock & Metal Circus Festival.
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That seems very fresh in my memory but the four guys of Vicious Nature don't seem to be hanging around, are already back with EP number two 'Salvation' and again they've played a blinder. This is another three tracks of thunderous Heavy Metal led by the seemingly unstoppable force that is vocalist Andy Pyke. Once again Metal Church and Primal Fear spring to mind as well as many US/Euro metal acts but it's all done with a nod to the 'now' and thanks to Andy's recognisable voice and the excellent guitar work of Andy Southwell, bass of Mark Culley and drums of Jon 'JB' Brown very, well...Vicious Nature. This band have their own identity and it really shouldn't be long before we are hearing a lot more of them!
'Salvation', is the opening, title track and it's a pounding, mid-pace, moshing beast of a track that is absolutely going to go down a storm live. Lyrics are spat out with huge ferocity and plenty of melody. I said it in the last review but Andy is improving with age all the time and I've been listening to this man sing for many years. Time changes are placed in exactly the right place and everything sounds superb thanks to a big production from Owen Davies and the band. The remaining two tracks 'Breathless' and 'Draggin Us Under' are equally as bestial and if anything this EP is darker, slightly slower and more 'Vicious' than the first!
My good friend and DJ 'The Metal Priestess' has already been playing tracks from this EP regularly on her 'Metal Asylum' show at Brutiful Metal Radio and they are going down well. I certainly cannot wait to see this band live again and, if you are in the UK, will get a fab chance to see them play S.O.P.H.I.E Fest at the 'Rock It' venue in Tamworth on Saturday 24th May. I urge you not to miss them, please just mind the crater they will leave in their wake!
Vicious Nature are another fantastic new band playing the music I adore and they really deserve an army of fans shouting their name. Ignore them at your peril!!
Review written exclusively for Brutiful Entertainment by Rick Tilley