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Review: Vehement - All That's Behind
All That's Behind

Label: My Kingdom Music
Year released: 2009
Originally released in: 2008
Duration: 45:09
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 23, 2010
Reviewed by: Lior "Steinmetal" Stein
Readers Rating
All That's Behind

Rated 4.18/5 (83.64%) (11 Votes)

Even if it isn't 100% pure Thrash, Vehement still delivered some thrashy merchandise to your faces. 2009 saw the official release of the band's debut, All That's Behind, under Italian label My Kingdom Music.

Vehement, once known as Morpheus, is actually a New Wave of American Metal type of band. Their musical fierceness is reminiscent of bands like Lamb of God, God Forbid, late Pantera and Shadows Fall. However, the band also concerns themselves with earlier, old school Thrash Metal icons such as Exodus, Slayer, Metallic and Sepultura. Both influences can be heard on the album.

That is why All That's Behind can be considered a centerpiece for both old and new school Thrash fans. It is filled with American new school grooves, cool, deathly growls and wild kick downs yet it also maintains exciting solos, old style riffs (some with a fairly melodic feel to them) and raspy vocal tones.

The album was actually recorded back in 2008, the band having spent time that year in Bunker Studios, overseen by Mirko Nosari. It was only after signing with My Kingdom Music nearly a year later that the album was released worldwide. Judging by Nosari's work, the sound on the album is American, no doubt about it. The superb quality of the work gives it the tough edge needed to crush one's mind.

Despite some songs sounding like replicas of their American counterparts, the album is an impressive start for this young band. Even though not everything is worth the crown jewels, Vehement did not fail to make an impact. With neck-breaking tracks like "All That's Behind," "Preachers of Warfare," "Slaughter House of Parliament," "No Reason to Fight For" and the final instrumental, "The Art of Oppression," the future looks bright.

Although not an old school band, per se, Thrash Metal burns in the veins of this Italian group. Get hold of this band's latest, it will show you the new school through Italian eyes.

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