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Miles Keylock Live in Cape Town During the past two years close on 200 South African “rock” bands released CDs. Pretty staggering figures when you pause to think about it. What is perhaps more astonishing, is that not even 10% of these bands are heavy metal bands. And...
CHAOTIK WEBZINE issue#3 - France
This is one of the living legends of today’s underground… VOD (don’t confuse with the NYC hardcorers) started playing punk/hardcore back in 1986, when the political/social situation in South Africa was really hard (fuck Apartheid). In fact, THEY created the SA metal scene.
Since the beginning’s punk/hXc, their style changed a hell of a lot… This CD is beautiful, gloomy, depressive but still brutal. While bands like MY DYING BRIDE or ANATHEMA have forgotten the meaning of the ” brutality ” word and denied their death metal roots, VOD enhances them with great amounts of heavy, doom, and even gothic influences. The result is an underground metal masterpiece. As if the killer material was not enough, the production is really great (done in the Academy Studios – MDB, ANATHEMA, CRADLE OF FILTH, early PARADISE LOST) and the cover artwork awesome.
Talking more about one of 1996’s best CD’s would be just a waste of time. BUY IT NOW!!!
Ascendance Zine Vol.8, FINLAND
Was I in trouble when this 3″ MCD arrived. My player couldn’t play this small thing, and I had to borrow some suitable equipment…MCD
Now, this has 4 songs by these South African heavy & deathy metalheads with still variable vocals… Two parts of the song ‘If I Had a Soul’ (slow, monumental death with thrash parts), one melodic, old-style riffing heavy metal piece (hmm, DEEP PURPLEish!) ‘Needledive’ and a fast death thrasher ‘Jou Ma se Poes’ to end it.
V.O.D. will have their debut longplay out soon also out by Morbid Records, like this. It’ll be nice, judgin’ by this, ’cause they have energy & ability to make some twisted metal…