Vulture Industries – Stranger Times

We could try to analyze and categorize the music style of Norwegian Vulture Industries but it would become a challenging process so we should conveniently tag them as ‘avant-garde metal’. The latest release “Stranger Times” is in fact all over the place as Vulture Industries channels a surreal darkness embracing multiple rock/metal styles.

“Tales Of Woe” offers some inflamed ensemble of gothic rock style guitar riffs & melodies following a quite catchy rhythmic crescendo that often bears enigmatic heavy accents while the whole instrumental galore is spiced up by occasional intense screams and flamboyant vintage rock keyboards arrangements.

The darkly sultry track “As The World Burns” should never be ignored as Vulture Industries skillfully and effortlessly craft slow burner bluesy melodies that eventually gain all kinds of energetic rock dynamics ultimately crowned by a highly enjoyable guitar solo.

“Strangers” might sound exquisitely melodic with solemn clean vocals, carefully structured soft guitars leading to a lovely sparkling solo and a mournful trumpet waltz yet the massive shroud of darkness is rather palpable within the borderline experimental rock tonalities.

“Something Vile” revolves around rich rhythmic textures with embedded catchy qualities and fascinating guitars offer also a lavish dosage of darkened rock melodies that can be considered widely accessible and memorable.

“Gentle Touch Of A Killer” features over the top yet quite charismatic vocals while guitars focus on gritty riffs as well as loads of obscure rock melodies that follow a sort of creepy carnivalesque theme.

Vulture Industries successfully deliver their signature ‘dark metal cabaret’ and despite its inner entertaining quality “Stranger Times” is an album that might not necessarily sound immediately/easily loveable to the average metal/rock listeners.

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