Review Summary: A fresh taste in a dull scene2 of 2 thought this review was well written
Most of you have probably not heard of Righteous Vendetta, but they are quickly rising in the music scene with enough potential to make it big.They are a band who will smash your face in, then lift you back up. Starting in 2008 from a little town of Cody Wyoming this band has brought many things to the table, and you will not be disappointed. They would probably be categorized as a melodic metalcore band, but there is much more to this then what the eyes see.
Envision a plethora of madness crushed between something well crafted with beauty and devastation. This is the majority of what is taken place in Righteous Vendettas first Lp. The highlight of the album would have to be there song The Dawning. This song takes you through explosive breakdowns and some of the most unique vocals around today. Most people are often sick of excessive use of breakdowns, but they find a match between firing double bass, melodic guitar, and amazing vocals. Front man Ryan Hayes being only 19 has one of the best ranges around. From death defying growls, elaborate exhales, to inimitably smooth tones this is the guy to look towards in the future. He has also shown a great sense of maturity on this album with lyrics that provide a hope for a dying world."And this picture so carefully painted, we find ourselves stuck to the canvas, unable to move,modeling for others. The essence of life, the essence of God, The essence of doubt flows through us." Not only do these guys show there faith of god, but do it in a way that is not forceful, but in a way that helps someone who is feeling enslaved.
A battle of light and dark is shown on this record. What lies between it is a vision of pride. That is exactly what these guys have. A complex match of many styles is shown in this album, but its not exactly perfect. Righteous Vendetta does not have every answer to perfecting a style nobody else has done; but they do have enough confidence to prove there is something you have never heard before that lies within this album.