Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Vectis - No Mercy For The Weak

There is something to be said for the short thrashy black metal EP. No Mercy For The Weak is a perfect example of the oeuvre. The latest from Vectis, the record beats you over the head with high energy rhythms and infectious grooves. There is a chaotic magic to this album that makes it infinitely replayable. That's part of the beauty of this type of EP - it clocks in under fifteen minutes which means that it can be played time and time again but remain fresh, simply because there are so many ideas.

This all being said, No Mercy For The Weak is a bit rough at times. It's not necessarily the most polished offering to come out of the Helldprod label in recent months. That's not the point though. The point is to scream along to "Evil Possession" and have a whale of a time doing it. No Mercy For The Weak is about high powered angular riffage that goes for the throat and reminds us why we all started headbanging in the first place. When you start to look at it from that perspective it becomes a question of "What are we waiting for? Let's dive in!" There's nothing fancy here - just raw rock energy.

No Mercy For The Weak is a rager through and through. It has that 'blink and you'll miss it' quality that defines so much of the best raw and energetic metal that has come down my pipeline over the years. The chaotic magic embodied here is searing hot and a blast to sink your teeth into  it repeatedly reminds us that Vectis are at the top of their game and show no sign of slowing down. Instead I only see this band becoming ever more vicious and more sonically addictive - what more could you want anyway?

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