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Vexes (ex-ALOL, Fury Of Five) announce debut, premiere song

Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:19 PM PT


Vexes - Ancient Geometry

Official press release:

From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A Life Once Lost, Fury of Five, Vessl and Downstage rises a vital new lifeform - Vexes - the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band's newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter.

The band's debut full-length album, Ancient Geometry, will be released on February 23, 2018, and is available for pre-order (with the track "Lift" as an instant grat). More digital and physical pre-order options are coming soon.

Combining gripping, virtually sensuous alt-metal atmosphere and experimental post-rock inspiration with a healthy dose of post-hardcore undertones, Vexes breathe new life into this genre set to deliver something fresh and instantly absorbing. Even more masterful - the members of Vexes visit entirely new musical realms in comparison to those explored by the bands that moulded them, completely avoiding pronounced reflections of their seasoned pasts.

Hear the arresting new Vexes track "Plasticine", a follow up to the previously released single "Lift," now via Revolver Magazine.




Frontman Charlie Berezanskyoffers, "'Plasticine' sums up what I love so much about this band. The fusion of something heavy and hypnotic with these sort of ambient ethereal melodies. On 'Plasticine', I'm reflecting on a battle with, and eventual acceptance of, someone harmful in my life. To me, the song is not only about the eventual submittal to something that you know is damaging, but falling in love with it."

From start to finish, Ancient Geometry takes listeners on a journey - starting with the bombastic "Hellion," the first song Vexes wrote together. The track flips between thrash beats and surging, choppy riffs layered with atmospheric guitars. After battering the listener with songs like "Lift" and "Decisions are Death Here" - each of which veer from tuneful and textural to brash and furious - Vexes tone down a bit and emphasize vulnerability over anger. The distorted guitars and unsettling tempos don't disappear, nor does the juxtaposition of crooning and roaring vocals, but on songs like "Plasticine" and "Lush," the vocals become more consistently tuneful and the backing instrumentation less pugnacious. At the midpoint of the album there's "No Color," a multifaceted song that flows like a daydream turned into a nightmare and features a guest rap by Islander member Mikey Carvajal.

Ancient Geometry track listing:

01. Helion
02. Lift
03. Decisions Are Death Here
04. Plasticine
05. No Color
06. Terra
07. Lush
08. Meridian Response
09. Photochrom
10. Ancient Geometry


22 comments


anonymous
219 days ago
Man they are copping Deftones hard

anonymous
219 days ago
cheesy ass song titles

anonymous
219 days ago
Sheetroxes

219 days ago
Holy shit... yeah, complete Deftones rip off.

anonymous
219 days ago
D3FT0N35 called,they requested their sound back.

anonymous
219 days ago
This sounds like a ripoff of that old PA band Inkling, who was already a ripoff of the Deftones. Second generation ripz.

anonymous
219 days ago
The ghoat of Chi Cheng rang, and says he wants his soul back or you will be cursed with the back of a sheetrock installer.

anonymous
219 days ago
one of my older bands played with "inkling" eons ago,they were a great Deftones copycat sounding band....

anonymous
219 days ago
And literally no one asked for this

219 days ago
I've heard this album is their Black Clydesdale

anonymous
219 days ago
*music to bang your mothers to.*

anonymous
218 days ago
Whenever a band namedrops their past bands you just know they suck

anonymous
218 days ago
i feel like this is the 100th "ex-ALOL" band to pop up the past year

218 days ago
Not good

anonymous
218 days ago
Djent influenced deftones clone
Lift sheetrock

anonymous
218 days ago
A sheetrock once lifted

anonymous
218 days ago
FAT PAT HERE: FEED ME SHEETROCK. Also, I got kicked out of FSU.

anonymous
217 days ago
sheetones

anonymous
217 days ago
Inkling (basically Minor Times) sounded nothing like Deftones.
They obviously sounded like Drowningman.

anonymous
216 days ago
and features a guest rap and features a guest rap and features a guest rap and features a guest rap and features a guest rap and features a guest rap and features a guest rap

anonymous
215 days ago
I was sucked off by one of the members of downswing's mothers while they were loading their gear up -i was loading their mother's stomach up with man juice.

anonymous
210 days ago
This shit is gay as fck. HATE bands that can't come up with their own sound and rip off someone else's. fck this band. Horrible band name too.