Violentory – Theory of Life

VIOLENTORY is a progressive/melodic metal act out of Bulgaria that is looking to pave their own path on the hemorraging worldly metal scene. Admirable, yes, given that so few acts out there do their own thing and do it well. And there could be even less treading down the road less travelled. So to that end, sometimes we need to just give some extra notice to such acts before we bear witness to Joe Thrasher trying to keep our attention rapt with his Kerry King riffings. If even for a little while in order to nod in appreciation just once.

And so we have “Theory of Life”, their first album since their 2007 inception…

As a whole VIOLENTORY takes a few twists and turns throughout the album’s duration. While musically owing quite a bit to the power metal acts of old, the usage of differing elements warrants some double takes here and there. Choppy guitar riffs, soothing symphonic interludes, a moment or two of blast beats and thrash screaming/passionate Matt Barlow vocals does not an average band make, to be fair. One is easily able to detect a group of guys who don’t want to be just another face in the crowd, and I applaud that, I really do. I’m all for thumbing your nose at the music scene at large and telling them to deep throat a railroad spike. It’s just that there could be more they could do to ensure a fine product without resorting to overt differentiation. Problem is, it’s within that differentiation that full-on, proper enjoyment seems a little out of reach for some (the harsh singing/screaming may be a bit of a distraction). There are all sorts of moments that sound so very promising, be they the heavier sections or (most especially) the legit melodic ends, but many a time it seems like both parts are at odds with one another, like they’re fighting over which one is meant to be most dominant aspect. Not so much that the band doesn’t know what they want on a musical level, what with the desire to do things their own way, but rather the extra amount of experimentation could really fly over prospective listeners’ heads. Somewhere deep within, an absolutely killer album is waiting to be unleashed, with the chance that these guys can pick up the pieces and attempt such a direction. Maybe capitalize on the mesmerizing melodies of “Master of Dreams” or the chaotic nature of “The Dreamkiller” and see which one is most memorable in the end (hint: it’s the melodic, symphonic stuff. Trust me.).

At the end of the day, VIOLENTORY show a lot of promise with their debut, but all is still not a perfect product in the end. Maybe if they went a bit more on the melodic/power metal end versus the harsher thrash elements they’d have an album to kill/die for. But time will be the ultimate test for such a notion…and we shall see…

Violentory Official Web Site



    133 thoughts on “Violentory – Theory of Life”

    1. Pingback: cialis vente libre
    2. Pingback: Dog Bed
    3. Pingback: wow gold
    4. Pingback: Nike Air Max TN
    5. Pingback: tadalafil softabs
    6. Pingback: seo philadelphia
    7. Pingback: alteril
    8. Pingback: tadalafil vidal
    9. Pingback: jordans for girls
    10. Pingback: jordan femme
    11. Pingback: mbt shoes
    12. Pingback: nike free billig
    13. Pingback: Gadgets
    14. Pingback: canola
    15. Pingback: toms outlet
    16. Pingback: cialis en andorre
    17. Pingback: nike free schwarz
    18. Pingback: hollister uk
    19. Pingback: cialis avec paypal
    20. Pingback: sac celine fantome
    21. Pingback: jordan b michael
    22. Pingback: nike free 5.0 dame
    23. Pingback: cialis montreal
    24. Pingback: mbt store roma
    25. Pingback: Diindolylmethane
    26. Pingback: news egypt 10087
    27. Pingback: jordan spizike bhm
    28. Pingback: timberland hats
    29. Pingback: chloe
    30. Pingback: cheap jordan
    31. Pingback:
    32. Pingback: Fake Oakleys
    33. Pingback: poplar table
    34. Pingback: arsenal maillot
    35. Pingback: maillot foot
    36. Pingback: cheap michael kors
    37. Pingback: Trackback
    38. Pingback: cheap michael kors
    39. Pingback: Uk lacoste polo
    40. Pingback: wow gold
    41. Pingback: LS 5s Boxes
    42. Pingback: wowgold
    43. Pingback: gucci wholesale
    44. Pingback: wow gold
    45. Pingback: gucci belts
    46. Pingback: Hermes H belts
    47. Pingback: Trackback
    48. Pingback: gucci store online
    49. Pingback: discount gucci bag
    50. Pingback: rugby ralph lauren
    51. Pingback: Hermes belt
    52. Pingback: ralph lauren baby
    53. Pingback: wow gold online
    54. Pingback: carmine 6s
    55. Pingback: carmine 6s
    56. Pingback: home
    57. Pingback: hermes outlet
    58. Pingback: Ralph Lauren®
    59. Pingback: marenoir Italia
    60. Pingback: umarellsblog polo
    61. Pingback: Cheap Ralph Lauren
    62. Pingback: polo
    63. Pingback: Pandora UK Sale

    Comments are closed.