Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Lord Seer2,972
VVisdom of the Ancients
Most people usually associate metal with its hallmarks: loud guitars, hairy dudes, vests with patches and spikes, and lyrics about being evil or the devil. And while Ancient VVisdom (no that’s not a typo) certainly showcase most of these traits, they lack the one key ingredient that many people think as essential: the loud electric guitar. Instead of shredding the frets and busting out facemelting solos these scary looking dudes feature smooth acoustic guitar work and highly melodic singing in the vein of Alice in Chains as the cornerstone of their sound. The lyrics almost all revolve around darkness, evil, and worshipping Satan, but everything flows with a surprising amount of grace and beauty. It’s a great contrast and ends up making these guys standout in an ever increasingly crowded metal scene. Here are two tracks from this rising band that will surely gain some serious notoriety in the near future. Enjoy.
This full video is from their debut album A Godlike Inferno in 2011:
This is from their upcoming album Deathlike due to be released February 5th on Prosthetic Records: