Vantablack Warship are artists with a brain. Their latest effort, Abrasive Pulmonic Speak, is an attack on both style and substance. Closer musically to hardcore thrash than typical thrash/death metal, the formula is simple yet holds a magnetic strength strong enough to rival a black hole!

Vantablack is one of the darkest artificial substances known on Earth. It is a manufactured chemical that can absorb up to 99.9% of radiation. The name alone is kick ass but when you add the word warship to the mix it takes the meaning to a whole new level. Seemingly implying an absorbing mobile extremity. One that is intelligent, organized and prepared to fight.

I became curious about Vantablack Warship due to their unusual name. My love of art introduced me to the vantablack color and its non-artistic applications a couple of years ago. I wondered if this group was also familiar with these a-typical curiosities. One look at their back catalogue answered all my questions. This thrash act from Canada, active since 2014, features a song on their debut effort called “The 99%”. All but confirming my suspicions that they know exactly what they are dealing with, a radical substance with a radical name.

Vantablack Warship are artists with a brain. Their latest effort, Abrasive Pulmonic Speak, is an attack on both style and substance. Closer musically to hardcore thrash than typical thrash/death metal, the formula is simple yet holds a magnetic strength strong enough to rival a black hole!

Insane guitar work, especially the solos, are an unexpected treat. The vocals remind me of Joseph McCaw of Brick Bath, raspy and rabid. Like encountering a crazed dog on the street, we ultimately are intimated by the frightening loss of control. Highlight tracks for me are: “Another Dead Rockstar”, “Black Tongue Bertha”, “Blood On The Mat”, “Kill the Kid” and “The Black Hole”.

Vantablack Warship sets sail independently on January 26th. I urge you to join the crew before this dark destroyer arrives on your shores.  \m/

Vantablack Warship are:
•  Pat Gordon – Guitars
Kurt Clifford – Bass
Thierry Hivon – Guitars
Pierre Pitre – Drums
Yannick “Pil” Pilon – Vocals

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