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Vampiric - The Magic Of The Night Award winner

The Magic Of The Night
by Craig Rider at 20 October 2019, 10:40 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: VAMPIRIC; unsigned/independent, hailing from the United States of America - performing Thrash/Death/Black Metal, on their debut album entitled: "The Magic Of The Night" (released November 8th, 2019).

Since formation in 2018; the unknown band in question have their debut EP entitled: "Death Tore Through" (released December 28th, 2018), and this here debut album entitled: "The Magic Of The Night". 9 tracks ranging at around 51:49; VAMPIRIC arrange an intricately designed formula of heavy-hitting Thrash/Death/Black Metal amalgamations. "A Death In The Throne Room" begins the record; developing an orchestral yet operatic introduction, culminated with amplified adrenaline; boistrously bouncy crunchiness, and flamboyantly gnarly finesse. Fusing all these sub-genres is indeed impressive; while ultilizing uniquely versatile vehemence, manifested with meticulous pandemonium. Ruthlessly showcasing seamlessly sonic riffs, quintessential solos & momentous ramifications.

Consisting of an unknown lineup; the vocals scream with rawly rough raspiness, pipes of profusely robust yells & lungs of high-pitched yet venomous spits of devilish hellfire. "Vampire Blood" excels into a barraged frenzy of chaotic chugs; galloping frolicks & hypnotic harmonies that inject infectious guitar creativity, dynamic bass audibility & rapidly swift nimbleness that thunders with organic substance. Forging a blistering balance of gothic soundscapes, symphonic rituals & rip-roaring shreds which supply monstrously meaty velocities with virtuosic precision. "The Full Moon Rising" keeps this contrast in full effect; fuelled with an immersively intense foundation of borderline grooves, extremely primitive punchiness & rambunctiously killer jumpiness that revolves around an adroit attribute of hybrid dimensions of diligently detailed flair.

"Gothic, This Masquerade" daunts eardrums with more haunting hymns; fluidly pulsating with polished yet potently vibrant songwriting stability, while storming with snappy quirks & complex dexterity. Implementing concretely gritty firepower; electrifying expertise, and a furious dose of hardened haste - embodying hostile oppression with speedy rhythms that pummel with razor-sharp musicianship. "Of Bloodlust And Moon" constructs distinguished characteristics of ominously ghastly abhorrence; embellishing on experimental blasphemy, barbaric havoc & intense instrumentation which mixes up majestic yet mellifluous malevolence with savagely sinister sophistication. "Nosferatu" compiles more jarring remedies of stampeding scattering; wildly rushed with wicked yet volatile psionic material, overarched with tension & talented spectrums that subjugate salubrious potential.

"The Witch" establishes more malignant majesty while striking with uproar sublimity; slashing with evil empowered demonizing, and a brutally fiendish prerequisite of varied juxtapositions that portray proficiently prestigious subtlety. "Carpathian Lycan Curse" is a blackened grind; dominating into a dark evolution of inventively captivating songwriting memorability, transformed with original sound production fundamentals & fashionably rich styles of atmospheric ambience fused with wrathful blitzkreig - bulldozing like a berserking behemoth treading with neckbreaking speed. Overall concluding "The Magic Of The Night" with the titular track itself; which is a 10:53 belting crusher, combining every aforementioned ability into a consistent driving force of harnessed enthusiasm, I am conpelled to say that VAMPIRIC certainly outdone themselves for their 1st deliverence.

Bottom line; I enjoyed an entertaining yet mesmerizing slab of remarkably splendid performances that I found are enlightening, fulfilling and definitely worth the discovery – a must listen.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 8
Originality: 9
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. A Death In The Throne Room
2. Vampire Blood
3. The Full Moon Rising
4. Gothic, This Masquerade
5. Of Bloodlust And Moon
6. Nosferatu
7. The Witch
8. Carpathian Lycan Curse
9. The Magic Of The Night
Record Label: Independent


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