Vicious Rumors – Concussion Protocol

Steamhammer / SPV     release: August 26th , 2016
No need to introduce those Metal veterans from California I guess… and a well-equipped Metal music collection should include at least one of their classic albums. Therefore if you have no clue about this band yet, you can make up for this mistake and check out this album.
It´s the fifth under the roof of SPV, featuring newcomers Nick Holleman on vocals and Tilen Hudrap, and the title track is already a more than promising introduction. A solid mix of Power and Thrash Metal, with a tendency towards the latter, enriched by catchy choruses, e.g. Bastards or Take it Or Leave It. The Chemical Slaves riff alone will make Metal hearts beat faster, and apropos excellent guitar work – those harmonies and soli is the trademark of this band. Yet let’s not forget the vocals – Nick can prove his variety not only with a ballad-like Circle of Secrets. The final Life for a Life surprises with some serious growls– Wow, they can use that more often. This album is a candidate for a future VR classic.

1. Concussion Protocol 4:56
2. Chemical Slaves 05:50
3. Victims Of A Digital World 04:13
4. Chasing The Priest 04:13
5. Last Of Our Kind 03:56
6. 1000 Years 03:39
7. Circle Of Secrets 05:04
8. Take It Or Leave It 03:23
9. Bastards 04:40
10. Every Blessing Is A Curse 04:14
11. Life For A Life 06:11

Nick Holleman – vocals
Geoff Thorpe – guitars
Thaen Rasmussen– guitars
Tilen Hudrap – bass
Larry Howe – drums

Vicious Rumors - "Take It Or Leave It" (Official Video)

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