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REVIEW: Vrona - Impermanence (Prog Metal)






Prog metallers, Vrona released their debut EP 'A Lapse In Time' last year which received positive press and even led to them being compared to the likes of heavyweights Karnivool, TesseracT and Tool, minus the vocals, as in 2016 they were an instrumental act. Now in 2017, they are back, not only with a new two-track release titled 'Impermanence' but they have also unveiled and added an extra dimension to their already massive sound with the introduction of a vocalist Jamie Ball.

The main title track 'Impermanence' is ambient and textured. The vocals are pleasant, captivating and varied which immediately gives them a different feel and layer, proving that adding vocalist Jamie was a wise move. It features soaring and powerful moments throughout. The fact that they now have vocals doesn't overpower the well crafted and intelligible instruments either but only acts as the perfect unison, with both complimenting each other wonderfully. They are all impressive musicians and this first new Vrona sound is very exciting.

The second and final new offering 'Tundra' is longer than the first track and starts off initially quite mellow with a hopeful resonant instrumental intro before haunting vocals come in from Jamie, which are highly effective. It gradually gets into full prog swing and takes us through the motions, as it goes on to get darker and heavier as it flows on, with memorable groove ridden riffs and alluring and strong vocals carrying it effortlessly. Jamie yet again highlights his vast vocal capabilities, which fit fantastically with the technical atmospheric instruments...it seems they have found the perfect match.

Both songs give you an idea of the bands new direction and leave you very eager to hear more, as they finely display their impressive technical prog metal at its best. For a two-track release, this makes a hell of an impact, coming in at around 15 minutes combined, there is no excuse to not give this a listen.




Impermanence was released 25th October and is available on all major platforms including Spotify and Bandcamp.


Photo Credit: Greig Clifford


https://vrona.bandcamp.com/

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