ACTS OF VENGEANCE are a Metal band based in London, England who play original music in the style of Metallica, Alter Bridge, Iced Earth, Pantera and Slayer.
What gives ACTS OF VENGEANCE a different edge in modern metal is the rich vein of melody and hard rock in their music. Their sound pays homage to the greats and yet finds its own place and relevance in the current metal landscape. They are an infusion of heavy catchy riffs, basslines that don't just follow the root, pounding driving rhythms, classic rock/metal guitar solos and Pantera/Alter Bridge style vocals.
In 2016, the band released their much anticipated album, 'Slaves to Sin', at the O2 Academy 2 in Islington, London. At the same time they released their innovative debut music video for 'Hurricane'. They followed this up in 2018 with the 'Rise Again' EP, 3 brand new tracks released on Spotify and iTunes and began working on their 2nd full length album. They also performed a series of 'AoV Unplugged' concerts to try out new material from the 2nd album and to reach out to a new audience.
ACTS OF VENGEANCE have their own style, their own drive and they look forward to promoting their new album and performing at festivals in the UK and beyond.
RISE AGAIN EP REVIEW by Down The Front Media
The 'Rise Again' EP comprises of three tracks, beginning with 'Torn', which is a brooding song that brims over with melodious riffs, thundering drums and chugging bass lines, overlaid with atmospheric vocals. 'When I Fall' is an expressive song with classic riffs, galloping drums and passioned vocals. The guitar solos after the bridge change from delicate to brash in the blink of an eye and are absolutely blistering. 'Rise Again' is the most intense of the three tracks and is an exhilarating, riotous ride. Brutal drums and resonating bass provide a powerful, driving rhythm with the dual lead guitars perfectly wrapped around the vocals. The three quite different songs on this EP show the complex creativity and diversity within the band as far as songwriting is concerned.