Vega – Grit your teeth

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Vega
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Rating:
5
On June 10, 2020
Last modified:June 10, 2020

Summary:

It's one hell of a good album - heavier than a lot of melodic rock but still retaining the melodies and the catchy songs.

British band Vega have been around for over a decade now and have released five studio albums in that time as well as playing plenty of gigs and festivals. I first saw them live in 2011 and was very impressed, and their next album (What the hell) wasexcellent. Sadly for some reason I lost track of them for a while, and havent listened to their albums since signing to Frontiers, but now they’ve got a sixth album about to be released and I’ve given it a listen.

Well my first impressions aren’t just good, they’re great – good enough to make me realise I need to get hold of their other albums soon. So what can you expect from the new album? Well you can expect eleven tracks of top quality melodic rock. Nick Workman has a fantastic voice and comes up with great melodies and lyrics to match the music that the others write. There are lots of strong choruses and great catchy melodies, but there’s also a heavier edge to this album. The drums are quite prominent in the mix and there’s enough power from the guitars to make sure this is proper Rock rather than AOR.

Have a listen to “(I don’t need) perfection”…

The chorus of “Consequence of having a heart” for some reason reminds me of the Gary Jules song “Mad world” – check out the bit from 1.20 to 1.40 – it’s a very similar sound and you can certainly imagine the words to Mad World being sung there.

Check out the video to “Don’t fool yourself again”..

It’s one hell of a good album – heavier than a lot of melodic rock but still retaining the melodies and the catchy songs. Well worth a listen.

“Grit your teeth” will be released on 12th June 2020.

Track listing:

1. Blind
2. (I don’t need) perfection
3. Grit your teeth
4. Man on a mission
5. Don’t fool yourself again
6. Consequence of having a heart
7. This one’s for you
8. Battles ain’t a war
9. Save me from myself
10. How we live
11. Done with me

It's one hell of a good album - heavier than a lot of melodic rock but still retaining the melodies and the catchy songs.

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.