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Void Vator - Great Fear Rising

Void Vator
Great Fear Rising
by John Foley at 08 June 2021, 12:05 PM

Making waves in the Los Angeles scene we got straight up heavy metal act VOID VATOR with their brand new album “Great Fear Rising" which was released back in April 2021. The band worked closely with MICHAEL SPREITZER of the band DEVILDRIVER in putting this album together. With the likes of POWER TRIP, VAN HALEN, THIN LIZZY and METALLICA coted as influences you know that this one will pack a punch.

Kicking things off we got the track “I Can’t Take It" which opens with some thunderous drumming right from the start. Wasting no time as the riffs just jump right in with the vocals commanding the song. There is a really good groove going on here and a cool guitar solo to match. With this track the band are showing you what they are all about and it makes for a good opener. After that we got “I Want More" with some very old school style guitar riffing for its intro. This one is a real rocking tune and is complete with a big song along chorus and a guitar solo that keeps with that old school vibe as that solo really helps with lifting the song up.

The track “There’s Something Wrong With Us" really gets you moving right from the start. When I was listening to this on the lyrics reminded me of when I was younger and hitting the town with my buddies and getting up to some crazy shit (sad to say but I’m starting to get too old for all that now). When the breakdown hits you can’t help but bang your head to it as a blistering guitar solo charges in. The tune “Losing Control" has some strong METALLICA vibes to it and has a cool chorus and some cool lead lines as the solo hits to really melt your face off. This is a really good song and could be a rock radio hit.

After that one we get to the title track “Great Fear Rising" which has some sinister vibes from the start. The riffs then hit and really punch you in the face. This one is old school thrash goodness with killer solos and lead lines that add a nice layer on top. Afterwards we get the song “McGyver's Mullet which is a really fun song and is It is a song that just does not give a fuck and is just balls to the wall straight up metal. The track “Encounter" acts as a sort of intermission for the album with a great lead line running over it. This then leads into the song “Poltergeist” which just stomps right in. This is a real bang your head tune with a big sing along chorus. It is a really cool song filled with great riffs and it just makes for a great song altogether.

We then reach to the final song on the album with “Infierno" and with one you can tell the band are going out with a bang. Right from the intro we get this epic feel to it. The killer riffs come crashing in as the song then starts to build to another big chorus with some excellent vocal delivery. There are lots of feel and technique in the guitar solos which after that the track then comes down only to build back up to something big to which we are then we are hit with another killer solo. This is a great song to close the album with.

With cool vocals and great riffs makes for GREAT FEAR RISING solid album to listen to with some great grooves throughout. VOID VATOR are enjoying themselves on this which really makes for fun songs to listen to. You can hear the bands influences at times. Some really cool solos going on and you can hear the energy of a live performance on each song. I really did enjoy listening to this one.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 7
Musicianship: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. I Can’t Take It
2. I Want More
3. There’s Something Wrong With Us
4. Losing Control
5. Great Fear Rising
6. McGyver's Mullet
7. Encounter
8. Poltergeist
9. Infierno
Lucas Kanopa – Guitar and Vocals
Eric Kluiber – Guitar
Sam Harman – Bass
German Moura – Drums
Record Label: Ripple Music


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Edited 02 December 2022

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