Vimana
The Collapse EP
(2018)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre:
Grindcore, Death Metal, Mathcore
Sounds Like:
Farmhouse Killings, Pig Destroyer, Carcass
Monday, April 16, 2018
Distinct, refreshing and fucking heavy. Vimana hailing from Denver and Seattle unleash their debut EP entitled The Collapse. This EP pushes the heavy meter to great lengths but maintains pristine clarity and contrast. Vimana features members of Cephalic Carnage, Vale of Pnath, Swashbuckle and Rainbowdragoneyes. Ultimately its tough to pin the precise genre, but the quintet primarily blend math and speed metal with grindcore overtones. The fretwork is incredibly fast but moving in all kinds of directions as the math metal cross-tempos germinate making for a very entertaining listen. The brooding vocals mesh impeccably with the variety on this EP. We look forward to their full-length apparently in the works.

ROTATION RECAP:
Weight of the Heavy
10.4 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.4 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.1 out of 11

Vocal Performance
8.5 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.6 out of 11

Contrast
8.9 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics 
8.2 out of 11

Production Value
9.1 out of 11

Standout Tracks:
"Fire Is Born," the closing track, is absolute carnage at its best. The highs and lows on this track are so divergent and experimental in nature it is sure to intrigue at first listen. Tempo changes all over the place and the ease at which Vimana switches on a dime is impressive.

Alcohol Pairing:
Denver’s Hercules Double IPA is a majestic 10% ABV loaded with hops across the board. Its hefty backbone of nutty, malty sweetness balances its aggressive hop profile.

Lasting Impression: 
There is so much crap out there amongst the death metal and grindcore genres. Branded bands formed to purely to spew morbid thoughts and display cool album artistry all day long score between 1 - 4 on our dial. Vimana are refreshingly different with a tight complex sound. This EP is well worth your time and we feel will making lasting impressions at first listen. - 4/17/2018

Track Listing:
1. Recent Complacency -1:54
2. Destroy Industry- 5:17
3. The Plague of Man 3:28
4. Fire is Born 7:06

Band Members:
Zac Joe
Mikey Reeves
Eric W. Brown
Igor Panasewicz
Ben Pitts

Follow Vimana: Bandcamp / Facebook
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