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VULTURES – 'Hunger EP' Review


1. Push

2. Acceptance

3. Rat King

4. Bitter Breath

5. This Hunger

6. V.P.D

With the announcement in 2017 of the breakup of The Dillinger Escape Plan, many fans were left devastated. However, Canadian Hardcore outfit VULTURES, who draw inspiration from the likes of Dillinger, Every Time I Die, Architects and more, prove a worthy addition to the scene with their sophomore EP, ‘Hunger’.

The six-track EP is a raw, visceral assault from start to finish, throwing listeners in at the deep end with lead single 'Push', which kicks the EP off in style with a driving, punishing riff, leading into a verse which demonstrates the immense talent of the band as a unit. The aggression of the EP is most evident on 51-second-long effort 'Rat King' that perfectly demonstrates the band’s brand of Hardcore attitude, showing precisely why their live shows became so popular in their native Canada.

I personally feel like this is one of the most exciting bands to emerge within the Hardcore/Metalcore scene within the past few years, providing a sound reminiscent of mid-2000s era core with a more recent twist to provide a unique sonic experience in a genre that some say has become saturated with many sound-alike bands. If you enjoy the many artists that the band have cited as influences, you are certain to enjoy VULTURES.

Review - Gordon Rae

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