Review Summary: The end of 2014 marks a new beginning of a journey that I would be pleased to take part in.
I personally believe that Raunchy's downfall was set due to the former lead vocalist "Kasper Thomsen". Now though, with new lead singer in charge: Mike Semensky, the band finally reaches it's full potential & transcends far beyond my expectations.
Vices.Virtues.Visions presents so many melodic choruses, crazy instrumental bits and electronic vibes that might make you jizz all over yourselves.
And so it begins..
1. Eyes Of A Storm - A perfect introduction to a brand new beginning. Needless to say all the songs on this album are filled with many electronic pieces that bring joy to the listener, and "Eyes of a storm" shows just how greatly Raunchy has evolved regarding the timing and complexity of those moments. With one of the best choruses on the album in my opinion, and a great deal of electronic moments that are a pleasure to listen to, this song is one the best on Vices.Virtues.Visions. - 9.5/10
2. Truth Taker - This is actually the first song that Raunchy had released as a preview single, and it is awesome!
The chorus is catchy, the melody is wonderful and the song as a whole is great. All though there is a moment at the end of the song that I felt was missing something and was a bit disappointed listening to it.. - 9/10
3. Digital Dreamer - DRUMS DRUMS DRUMS!!!!! Digital dreamer doesn't bring that much of excitement as most of the songs on the album but it does carry a huge melodic drum filled moment with it that makes forgive it instantly.
this song manages to showcase within 30 seconds or so just how spectacular Morten Toft Hansen is on the drums. - 7.5/10
4. Never Enough - A good song with good a chorus that presents nothing that I didn't hear on this album before, nothing special but still a very solid title. - 7.5/10
5. The Castaway Crown - This song.. My goodness I can't stop listening to it! so catchy, so fast paced, so much fun!!! definitely one the best Raunchy has ever put out! - 9.5/10
6. Anasthesia Throne - Aggressive, just how I like it. This song is aggressive as hell, probably the most aggressive one on the album. The chorus might be irritating to some (such as myself), but there is a solo!! overall this track is no different than the others and is absolutely great. - 8/10
7. Luxuria - W ...... T ...... F ....... ? after 6 remarkable songs comes this piece of sh**?! why is there pop in an industrial Metal album??? - 3/10
8. I, Avarice - after recuperating from Luxuria comes another great track that brought peace upon me, really, it's great. - 7.5/10
9. Frozen Earth - One of my favorites, wonderful song with a calm and beautiful intro that needs to be heard by all fans. - 8.5/10
10. Clarity - We have reached the pinnacle of Raunchy's outstanding release that is called : "Vices.Virtues.Visions.". Both "Clarity" & "The singularity heart" are the top songs on this amazing piece of work.
Clarity presents some of the best vocals I have ever heard and is so moving that you might just tear up a bit. this song is amazing and along with it's follower they are the best songs on the album. - 10/10
11. The Singularity Heart - I swear to god this is the best album conclusion I have ever heard. after a long one hour journey, Vices.Virtues.Visions comes to a conclusion with a spectacular finish that's called : "The singularity heart", a perfect song the finishes the album wonderfully and makes want to hear more! - 10/10
Raunchy has set a new bar for itself and hopefully with their next release they will set a new one that is better.
This album is an absolute must for Raunchy fans & for any other metal fan for that matter.