Vendetta - Go And Live... Stay And Die LP (Transparant Blue in Cyan Blue vinyl)
Quality vinyl, quality sleeve, insert in plastic sleeve, shipping first week of July.
Limited to 300 copies.
Vendetta’s debut is one of the best Speed/Thrash Metal debuts ever!
Vendetta were fairly unknown in the Metal community and sadly still are, except to the intense 80’s Metal diggers. They hailed from Germany which had already launched an endless number of Speed/Thrash Metal bands namely the Teutonic trio (Sodom, Kreator, Destruction) and the four powerhouses (Helloween, Rage, Grave Digger, Running Wild) and were still spawning many a band. The actual fact is these guys were awesome and this debut album speaks for itself. It’s highly surprising why this band did not make it to the big leagues.
Musically they draw favorable comparisons with the West coast Thrashers such as early Metallica and Heathen and at the same time, there is also a slight hint of crossover in the vocals department reminiscent of Suicidal Tendencies and Hirax. The production is crisp and perfect for its time, as is the musicianship which is highly effective and very well done. The guitars churn out razor sharp riffs whereas the drums and bass add the perfect backing. The vocal work is basically a split work between the two guitarists Daxx and Micky who do a laudable job.
As for the tracks this one ain’t got no fillers. All songs fit well and portray a high deal of consistency. The starter “Suicidal Lunacy” kicks off the Thrash fest with a riff similar to Metallica’s “Whiplash” and goes full throttle after a few seconds. The best track is “Systems Of Death” which is full of insane riffs and lead guitar fills and above all excellent double bass drumming. The chorus is infectious and sticks to your head for days.
Thrash Metal freaks are in for a feast here, especially for those who only swear by Metallica and the rest of the Bay Area fraternity. Vendetta’s debut is one of the best Speed/Thrash Metal debuts out there. Highly recommended.
For fans of: Metallica, Heathen, Wargasm, Testament, Kreator