Lyric screaming, lifting octaves, string accompaniment, and slamming bass make the potent mixture that is Vesta Collide. New Obsession is a collision of rock genres warring inside the walls of a heavy metal coliseum.
The opening track “Death Spell” is a crashing riot of instrumentals wondrously twisting into symmetry. One high octave voice slams against slapping bass and grungy roars in a vicious battle. The singing dodges high ranged screams in complex choreography to seamlessly mend into a singular tangled piece.
Fist clenching vocals echo a flirting melody while hot-blooded force pummels and vibrates the mental arena. It’s the music to hear in order to feel. It wrenches stagnant muscles into snapping tension and cries for release. “Empty Bodies” will grab and curl your gut into a knot of need.
“I Can’t Sleep” incorporates vocals sung as sweetly as a lullaby with the screaming anxiety of insomnia. It entraps in comfort while exposing tender aches. The music is a balanced oxymoron.
The audio mixing of “Collide” and its back breaking power flays the skin, exposing parts of the soul to partner with the tumultuous heat of their music. The vocal’s temperature ebbs and flows from scorched blisters to cold angst. In the distance, a mirage materializes in the stirring track “Hallucination.” From dreamy softness to slammed aggressive mixing, the song impacts with a head-banging onslaught only to drift, note by note, into untouched silence.
Torn, battered, broken, but still fighting, Vesta Collide thrashes forward with “Monster Blood.” The screams invade the air and stand their ground in powerful isolation. The drums lead the music through climactic breaks and pressurized melodies. The guitar plucks, strums, and riffs the album into an assault of multi-level velocity.
Scream, sing, crash, burn, rebuild; this is Vesta Collide. This is my New Obsession.