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Review: Visigoth - Vengeance

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 21:05
Tracks: 4
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: December 17, 2010
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.93/5 (78.57%) (14 Votes)

I found Visigoth's demo, Vengeance, while surfing around Metal-Archives one day. It was a day I should have played the lottery, because I certainly struck gold musically. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, Visigoth cranks out three kick-ass Heavy Metal tracks (and a cover of Omen's "Battle Cry") that sound neither "old" or "new" but meld the classic sounds of bands like Manowar with more recent offering from the likes Doomsword or Briton Rites.

Guitarists Leeland Campana and Jamison Palmer get a fat and heavy sound from their guitars that wash over you like horde of band's namesake barbarians. Singer Jake Rogers has a strong, gruff voice that suits the music well and he can also hit the high notes when called upon (check out the chorus on "Battle Cry.") All three original tracks are stories of dealing with the brotherhood of battle, honor and, naturally, vengeance. The lyrics do a nice job telling the stories and I was singing along to the choruses almost immediately.

I've compared this with some big names and this is only a demo, but I am quite impressed with Vengeance. You can call Visigoth "True," "Traditional," "Epic" or whatever you like, I call them awesome. Visigoth is a band I will be watching very closely for their next release. Highly Recommended.

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Interview with Jake Rogers (vocals) and Leeland Campana (lead guitar) on March 7, 2011 (Interviewed by MetalMike)
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