Monday, 29 July 2013
Top 50 of 2012: No.31: Axewound - Vultures (Search & Destroy)
This is like having 2 Cancer Bats album released in 1 year, albeit this is quite stylistically different to Cancer Bats but the vocals stick out a mile. Axewound have created a fun metal album that doesn’t go too far with the cheese and ends up making an enjoyable listen. So yes the solo’s and histrionics aren’t what you expect from a serious heavy metal album but you get the feeling this was all about having some fun and the members letting their hair down, so if you listen to the album with that in mind you get to enjoy it more for what it is and tracks like title track ‘Vultures’ and ‘Burn Alive’ end up being amazing fun, and considering it even features an appearance by my most hated band Avenged Sevenfold I still enjoyed so that says a lot.