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DEMOLITION

Vektor

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.05 | 3 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Demolition is the debut full-length studio album by American thrash metal act Vektor. The album was independently released in 2006. There´s some dispute over the fact if this is actually considered a demo or a studio album, but the band seem to consider Demolition a demo.

The music on the album is strongly influenced by the German thrash metal triumvirate of Kreator, Sodom and Destruction. Add to that a particularly strong influence from the progressive/ technical thrash metal attack of Voivod and early Watchtower and you´re just about there. Calling the music on Demolition progressive thrash metal wouldn´t be far off the mark, but don´t think this is the kind of album that´s mared by over-excessive technical playing. Rather it´s a powerful and aggressive thrash metal album with progressive elements.

The songs on the album are quite adventurous and most are pretty long ( maybe a bit too long actually). Moonbase with its 12:55 minutes playing time is the longest track on the album. The high pitched raw vocals might turn-off a few people and I can´t say that I find them particularly well sounding either. They are tolerable once you get into the album and have given it a few spins, but upon first listen it´s safe to say I wasn´t impressed. It´s of course an aquired taste.

Demolition is a good and sometimes even great debut album by Vektor with room for improvement. Their influences shine through just a bit too much for my taste and the raw production and too processed high pitched vocals also drag my rating down a bit. On the other hand there´s nothing wrong with their fierce energy or their adventurous approach to songwriting and those are really important things in my book too. So I guess a 3 star rating is warranted.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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