VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

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VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

Postby LarryD » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:38 pm

How in the Hell did this band get by us ?? Well it didn't get by Guillaume who brought this one to my attention ....... and I'm loving this ............

Their latest disc called "The Insanity Abstract" has been spinning around my parts now non-stop, and it's getting better and better with each pass. Here is one of their songs off the disc called "The Pale King", and it's not the best song on the disc by far .........

I've been racking my brains trying to figure out how to describe them ....... I keep coming up with a combination (not in this order) of Circle II Circle, Angel Dust, Brainstorm, and maybe a bit of Threshold and some Vanden Plas....... with a modern edge to the music and guitars. That word "modern" does not sit well with me normally, but here it's working just fine. I may be using those band names because of the singer, Bastian Rose, who sounds a hell of a lot like a combination of Zak Stevens and Andy Franck. He goes all out Stevens when he gets aggressive, and he goes Franck in the high end. I've heard him touch on Russ Allen on some previous discs, but on this one he stays with the two I've mentioned. I'd say this is like a modern melodic metal tinged with prog, with just about no guitar solos, and some cool synth background keys.....but for the most part, this band stays in the aggressive arena and just plain kicks ass ........

I've been through this disc about 10 times now, and it has shot right into the Top 10 for me easily .......... I've only seen the disc on Amazon, where I bought it, but you can sample it there, and sample it on You Tube ....... I've been waiting for something to come along and just plain kick my ass without an explanation, and my ass has been thoroughly kicked ..... thank you.

Thanks to Guillaume for alerting me to this band ......... G, if you posted this band before here, I apologize.

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Re: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

Postby Guillaume » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:51 am

Always happy to help promote some great bands. Vanish, from Germany, kicks ass for sure and seems to go under the radar. This needs to change.

Yes, that new album is excellent, but the previous album, Come To Wither (2014), is pretty much as good for me, and on that one, singer Bastian Rose is more aggressive at times, reminding me a lot of Russell Allen. Check out a couple videos:


The Great Collapse

The Grand Design (ft. Ralf Scheepers)

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Re: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

Postby dwhitt » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:27 am


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Re: VANISH / The Abstract Insanity ........

Postby ToddinMN » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:38 am

Wow! This is really excellent. The vocals are absolutely fantastic. And I agree with Guillaume, "Come to Wither" is as good, if not better than the new one.

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