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Villain Of The Story - ‘Wrapped In Vines, Covered In Thorns’

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 23 February 2017 at 14.59

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Our take on their debut album.

Oh look, another bunch of tattooed American dudes playing scorching, wreck-your-neck metalcore.

Why should you care? Well, Villain Of The Story throw in more atmospheric undertones and electronic curveballs than most, for one thing, walking a tightrope between barnstorming melody (the heart-stopping drama of ‘Powerless’) and flat-out brutality (‘A Message For Mr. Rascal’).

The results occasionally grate, as on the irritatingly gimmicky ‘Dragon Sickness’, but hammer all sorts of emotional buttons when vocalists/stepbrothers Logan Bartholomew and Christian Grey lock in for a blockbuster chorus.

There’s an impressive sense of scope, vision and unremitting passion here, making ‘Wrapped…’ a promising debut 

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