Forever Vendetta – ‘Three Track EP’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Fraser Munro   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 09:16

fv_coverI've witnessed Swansea's Forever Vendetta live several times over the last twelve months, and was rather chuffed when the band's guitarist and general all round good guy KC Leigh handed me their debut studio offering at a recent show. Forever Vendetta are a band that always seem to hook me in with the odd tune or two live, so I was immediately hoping those just might make it onto this debut three track offering.

 

And bingo, we are off and running with one of them straightaway, track two 'My Ecstasy' which is for me the stand out track of this collection. This is a really top tune that sounds somewhere between the Maiden riffery of Avenged Sevenfold and the cocksure swagger of Buckcherry. A great start to my Forever Vendetta experience. Even if it is the second track Next up and the EP's closer 'Unbreakable' again has an air of Avenged Sevenfold about it, and is packed full of guitar heroics from KC and Skwair.

 

The lead track of this EP, 'Young Free & Crazy' is much more of a cock rock anthem (as if you didn't get it from the title) and is a little at odds with the other tracks on the CD, hence why I've left it till last. To my ears it sounds dangerously close to Jizzy era L.A. Guns and not the real L.A. Guns (if you get my drift) and also suffers from an overly long arrangement. Never the less this is still a live favourite for the guys; it just doesn't do it for me here.


So there you go, Forever Vendetta certainly have managed to dispel that nasty urban myth perpetrated by Hollywood icon Dougray Scott that Forever Vendetta come from a pretty shitty city, filled with caravan dwellers, by releasing this self financed EP of US sounding metal excess that is most definitely the sound of The Whisky A Go Go as opposed to the Jersey Arms any day. 

 

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Now it's just a case of taking this music to the masses by gigging the hell out of these songs, which I've heard rumour the guys intend to do this spring/summer, with a UK tour partnering up with fellow Welsh rock 'n' roll rebels The Infamous.

 

But please don't hang around waiting until then to hear what I'm on about here.  You can download these tracks from the band's Myspace site for free right now. Then, come the tour get out there and see them live. You will not regret it!!!

 

www.myspace.com/forevervendetta

 

Photo Kudos to Heather at February Photography.