Vildhjarta
Omnislash


4.5
superb

Review

by mcchub USER (3 Reviews)
February 15th, 2011 | 44 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A Stand out band. Watch out for them soon.

I just happened to be searching through random songs and bands on youtube one day, when all of a sudden I found a song that blew my mind. I didn’t know how to say the name of the band, but it made me want to hear more. I searched the name on youtube and google to hear more, and found that they had 3 songs online and only 1 release. The name you ask? Vildhjarta. I listened to those 3 songs over and over again for the next couple days, because for some reason (to me anyway) they had something different about them.

Their only official release, 2009’s Omnislash, contains a surprisingly and very disappointingly low 2 tracks on it. 10 minutes and the experience is over. But on the bright side, having 2 tracks on an ep should mean that the 2 songs on it will be very strong stand alone songs. Absolutely it does. Both songs are great tracks and once it’s over, it leaves you wanting more, a lot more. The first song “Shiver” is the song that blew my mind on youtube. It starts off with a slow picked intro before going into Meshuggah-esque craziness. The rhythms are quite thought-out and groovy. Some screaming comes in, and then something I didn’t expect. Clean singing. And what clean singing it is. It’s one of the more unique voices I’ve heard in metal recently and I’m hoping on future releases that the band uses it more often. The screamed vocals are also pretty good but there is just something about the clean singing that gets me everytime I hear it. This band is one of those magical bands that just hits me the right way and gets me super excited for where the future takes them. The second song “Don’t Fail Me Now (Lady Luck)” starts off in the total opposite from Shiver. The pounding rhythms come in right off the bat and come swinging hard. The screamed vocals are more guttural and deeper than the last song and it adds to the heaviness of the song. Another cool chorus comes through with a very short but catchy vocal melody. Vildhjarta has a surprising knack for melody in the midst of all their musical chaos, and it really shows in their song writing, as they seem to add clean vocals or a clean guitar part in the perfect part of their songs to really drive the part home and stick in your head for hours. Their next cd tentatively titled “Irreversible” is due out sometime in the Spring of 2011 and have released an instrumental song from it called Traces. There really is something special about this band and look for them to take the metal world by storm in 2011.


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bloc
February 15th 2011


34992 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Album was kinda boring

Digging: The Birthday Massacre - Superstition

FreePizzaDay
February 15th 2011


1526 Comments


I thought instantly of Cloud's limit break when I saw this.

Relinquished
February 15th 2011


25489 Comments


real bland and boring

wyankeif1337
February 15th 2011


6739 Comments


i listened to this a while back, nothing really stood out

only4theweak
March 12th 2011


22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm going to placate the hate and agree with the reviewer - this is pretty awesome. A lot of potential in this band.

mishAbasi
March 22nd 2011


35 Comments


^Agreed. Lots of potential.

"Shiver" is so close to being jizz-worthy, I can't put my finger on whats missing...

and not to troll or anything, but how can a two-song EP be boring? I've had countless shits that have lasted longer.

zuzek
March 31st 2011


752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

EP sounded cool but that new song "eternal golden monk" or whatever the shitnitz it's called made me go "what? this is music?". Maybe not looking so forward to the LP.

Nikkolae
April 8th 2011


4865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

songs were okay, but periphery does what this guys do better

Digging: Giant - Song

MO
April 8th 2011


18986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The thing is I don't find this EP does them justice. They have plenty of other songs and I think they're a band to really watch out for. I personally think they're a stronger band than Periphery and Tesseract.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2011


16137 Comments


I thought instantly of Cloud's limit break when I saw this.[2]

Nikkolae
April 8th 2011


4865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

may you point me to some of the better songs this band has MetallicOpeth?

Nikkolae
April 8th 2011


4865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

double post wat?

balcaen
April 8th 2011


3183 Comments


wait, this thing only has two tracks? the version i have has 5. the other 3 are deceit, traces and focus snippet. am i mistaken or something?
i dig it though, i very much wish to hear more from this band. decent review.

MO
April 8th 2011


18986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My personal favourite is Deceit, ace instrumental that has a very nice chorus-ish riff. All These Feelings vs Hero, Traces and Superconductive. They're easiest to find on youtube.

Another thing to keep in mind when listening to these guys is they're going more along the Meshuggah route of heaviness and drone than all these wacky changes as seen in Periphery. They're due to release their debut soon, I can't wait.

MO
April 8th 2011


18986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea I got the same one as you balcaen it's called the singlepack?

Nikkolae
April 8th 2011


4865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

aight will check em out, if i change my mind you will see it on my rating (:

MO
April 8th 2011


18986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well your rating is for the 2 songs you've heard on the EP so don't change that. Just have an open mind to their future material if you enjoy them.

Pharoh
September 15th 2011


3326 Comments


lady luck is a good song

Monolith
September 24th 2011


18 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Måsstaden is going to crush this.

Relinquished
September 24th 2011


25489 Comments


THALL



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