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Review: Vyndykator - 3-song sampler from Heaven Sent From Hell
3-song sampler from Heaven Sent From Hell

Label: Independent
Year released: 2002
Duration: 16:14
Tracks: 3
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: July 25, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
3-song sampler from Heaven Sent From Hell

Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

This is a 3-song sampler from Vyndykator's upcoming debut album, "Heaven Sent From Hell". If what is presented here is any indication, this album will most likely be a huge hit (well, hopefully!) Vyndykator is ex-Attacker vocalist Bob Mitchell's new band and the few who attended the Classic Metal Fest this year were able to witness the power and the quality of the material of this new band. Veteran Bob Mitchell has lost nothing of the powerful, high pitched voice that set Attacker's first album apart, I'd say he even got better with time. Here again he uses very ear-piercing high pitched vocals, which in my case took a little bit of getting used to. The music itself is very much along the lines of classic heavy metal that 80s metal freaks like myself just can't get tired of. ;) Vyndykator is one of those bands that do not need modern gimmicks to write and play good music.

The first song, "Bloodstained Gallows" is definitely the catchiest of the three, and also the longest at nearly 7 minutes. It's mid to fast-paced and the vocalist hits higher notes here than on the other two songs. The vocals are a bit "quieter" (with a few exceptions ;)) in the second song "Tapping The Vain" and it is also quite slower than the first one. Things get faster with the last song "Rot In The Chamber", with vocals that are more of a balance between the two "types" of vocals used in the first two songs. Despite having only 3 songs, this sampler exhibits quite a bit of variety with the songs not sounding like each other, and this is good omen for the upcoming debut album. Very tight playing, killer songs, the band members are obviously experienced and very talented and this is definitely a band that should get priority treatment in future purchases!

Other related information on the site
Review: Heaven Sent From Hell (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Show at Connections-Clifton, New Jersey (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with Steve Ratchen (bass), Bob Mitchell (vocals) and Bill Pena (guitar) on October 8, 2002 (Interviewed by Michel Renaud)
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