Vriess - Vriess - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/11/09/vriess-vriess-ep/
Comprised of members of several bands, most notably French outfit Project For Bastards, (awesome by the way), Vriess is a side project that has recently recorded a few songs that didn’t quite fit their primary bands. A friendly recommendation: Write more songs that don’t “fit.” The world needs to hear more of this. This five-song EP starts off strong with “The Fight.” Slow, cascading, distorted arpeggios evolve into multiple layers of intrigue. Then the brakes suddenly disappear, and the train comes completely off the rails. It’s a wild ride of rapid-fire riffs and uncontrolled mayhem, all unhinged and gloriously violent. Scraped out and splayed out, this song is a jagged spear that penetrates the bone. From there, it is an all-out assault on the senses. This music is about aggression and expression in the most savage terms. The vocals are pained and shrieked with disturbing authenticity. The scorched voice and subject matter hits close to home…and is a little too relatable at times. But like I said, “starts off strong.” The first song is astounding. Truly. But the rest is…good, just not as good as the opener. And sometimes “good” is good enough. But I see a lot more potential here. Personally, if the fleet finger theatrics on “The Reality” and the manically wrenching “Father” is any indication, Vriess can assume a proud spot in the Metal world. All in all, a good listen. You know there could be more, but if it’s a one and done…it’s still pretty cool. - Metal Digest
Release Date: August 6, 2021
FFO: Abigail Williams, Crypts of Despair, GODLESS
VRIESS is the contaminated Thrash / Death Metal child of the 2020 pandemic formed by PROJECT FOR BASTARDS members Greg and Chris (also ex-THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK) that decided to start working back on songs the later started creating a decade before.
Mixing groovy and heavy riffs, Thrash Metal’s appetite for speed and Death Metal’s hungriness for rotten atmospheres in their material, the duet soon recruits professional session musicians to complete the line-up with drummer extraordinaire Kévin PARADIS (BENIGHTED, MITHRIDATIC…) behind the kit and mesmerizing Linus KLAUSENITZER (ALKALOID, ex-OBSCURA…) on bass
Five songs are soon finalized with the addition of respected guitarist Christofer MALMSTRÖM (DARKANE…) as a guest soloist on one, resulting in the band’s debut EP that’s, lyrically, a reflection about the world we live in during these current troubled times.
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Band members are:
- Christopher Poirier: Vocals
- Grégory Poirette - Guitars
- Linus Klausenitzer (Alkaloid / ex-Obscura) - Bass
- Kévin Paradis (Benighted / Mithridatic) - Drums
- Christopher Malmström (Darkane) - Guest Solo
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