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VANISHING POINT DISTANT IS THE SUN REVIEW

 

VANISHING POINT - DISTANT IS THE SUN

AFM RECORDS

MARCH 4 2014

 

 

Australia’s Vanishing Point releases their first album since 2007 in March via AFM Records. And if you want to hear some World Class gently progressive Melodic Metal then this is as good as anything you will hear this year.

 

Putting their best foot forward ‘King of Empty Promises’ is just the sort of opening track you want to hear – full of class and promise, it’s a ‘big’ song in all the best ways. Powerful, aggressive and tight as a drum, but it’s only the beginning!


It’s the title track that really seals it – it’s as good a song as you’ll hear in the genre: great guitar, dynamic keys, spot-on vocals, wonderful backline and a great song. The kick is that ’When Truth Lies’ keeps up the quality.

 

‘Let the River Run’ eschews the Power Metal for a great Melodic Rock song in the vein of the Power Ballads of old, (the opening vocal actually reminds me of Kansas, but maybe that’s just me!) it’s a stunning song and given the full treatment it’s as powerful and emotive as anything here. It’s a song that sets the band aside from most of their Melodic Metal contemporaries.

 

And it just continues on with great song after great song, making a truly memorable album. This really is a world-class effort, deep and beautifully crafted Vanishing Point is a band at the top of their game. Hopefully this is the album that will, after such a hiatus, give them another bite at the ‘International cherry’ European Metalheads will go mad for this! 5 CDs into their career Vanishing Point may just have released their best yet.

 

1. Beyond Redemption
2. King Of Empty Promises
3. Distant Is The Sun
4. When Truth Lies
5. Circle Of Fire
6. Denied Deliverance
7. Let The River Run
8. Story Of Misery
9. Era Zero
10. Pillars Of Sand
11. As December Fades
12. Handful Of Hope
13. Walls Of Silence
14. April

 

www.vanishing-point.com.au/

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

VANISHING POINT DISTANT IS THE SUN REVIEW 2014