Seeing Red In Seattle
When one thinks of Seattle, three things usually come to mind; Starbucks, Rain and influential rock bands. The cities’ latest inception of the latter is Vendetta Red – a group who draws upon a plethora of musical qualities from the sheer energy of punk with the soft sensibilities of emo to the drudgery of metal, all the while glossed over with a easily accessible pop glaze. The bands debut album, Between the Never and the Now, showcases their broad musical spectrum with a youthful energy that commands attention.Between the Never and the Now meanders from song to song like a snake slithering through the desert sand. At times simple and poetic, yet during others brilliantly chaotic, Vendetta Red indeed prove just how diverse their musical spectrum is. Vocalist Zack Davidson’s voice follows suit with the music, resonating from quiet echoes to bone-chilling screams. The groups’ strongest quality, however, seems to be their use of catchy, sing-a-long style choruses, as heard in their single “Shatterday” which gives the album an extra edge to somehow glue together the broad range of styles present. Yet, while Vendetta Red will most likely fail to achieve the same notoriety and fame of some of their former Seattle kin, the band does put together a solid and diverse piece of work well worthy of a listen.