Thursday, October 14, 2010

Album: Vestiges - The Descent Of Man

Band: Vestiges
Album: The Descent Of Man
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Intro
02. I
03. II
04. III
05. IV
06. V
07. Outro

Yesterday as my eyes came across this band, I didn't had high expectations for this album as it was tagged as black metal and crust and they are not very much of my taste. In fact I passed that post. Something though, made me to go back and check this band. I think one of the reasons was the cover, that was not a usual black metal one. I'm glad I did!

This is a hell of a debut album, and even more if you realize that this band only formed in January! They combine a lot of different genres together and very successfully too. You can identify post-rock, black metal, crust, hardcore and even some elements of drone in an album of 46 minutes long. Vestiges can be described as the black metal version of Fall of Efrafa.

So as the band produced and released this album for free and by them selves support them in each way you can.

Vestiges formed in January of 2010 as a two-piece band. Influenced by hardcore, black metal, crust, screamo, and post-rock, the band set out to incorporate elements of each genre to articulate their message both musically and lyrically. A third member was added to the band shortly before entering the studio to record The Descent Of Man. The band plans to release two more albums, an EP and a LP, in order to complete their narrative. The band and a filmmaker are currently in the process of producing a film to visually capture the theme of The Descent Of Man.

The Descent Of Man follows the creation, the evolution, and the eventual annihilation of mankind. Today, we find ourselves hoping to reverse the damage that we have done and struggling to sustain what little earth we have yet to rape repeatedly. We validate this existence with stories that justify our behavior and our role in the natural world. The promise of salvation in a land we have yet to see has clouded our judgment in a land that is right before our eyes. Industrialization, militarization, overpopulation, theism, specie-ism, and nihilism are regarded as evolution and progress. Our greed and ignorance have been celebrated and our past has been forgotten. We were meant to be a part of nature. We were not meant to conquer nature. We were given life and we have done everything in our power to bring death upon everything in our path, including ourselves. There will be horrifying consequences for what we have done.

For man has sown contempt, man shall reap a bitter end.
Let our bodies replenish this earth, for the true color of man has shown! -

Thanx to ETS for introducing this band.

Official Site
Buy (Preorders will be available soon, so you can send an email to to be noticed when they do.)

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