VNDTA unleash an appealing blend of stout riffs, gut wrenching vocals, and unbridled passion. By taking in a glut of influences from Thy Art is Murder, Periphery and Pantera, through to No Doubt, VNDTA have crafted a sound that is both unique and potent. The band released their explosive new EP, Pale Glow, earlier this month, and they have just dropped a video for Martyr – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvXatjbgvHQ .
The Hertfordshire quartet were born in 2015, but it’s been within the last year that the band’s profile has massively increased. A flood of recent highly successful shows throughout the country, as well as supports with Aghast, Vanity, King Leviathan and Confessions of a Traitor have served to raise their stock. In addition to focussing on touring, the alt-metallers have also worked assiduously on their debut release.
VNDTA’s new EP instantly hits you in the face. Framed with Willem Mason-Geraghty’s beats, which rattle your bones to the core, merged with Megan Targett’s mighty impressive vocal range, calling to mind everyone from Angela Gossow to Cristina Scabbia, and with Callan Hughes’ and Jay Bacon’s crushing riffs that hammer and complement each other in equal measure, the band are an irrefutable talent.
A main highlight from the EP is the band’s new single and video, Martyr – https://youtu.be/CvXatjbgvHQ. Vocalist Megan Targett comments on the track and video: “’Martyr’ is a brutally heavy track but with a schizophrenic twist. Like the characters in the video, ‘Martyr’ is a song that has more than meets the ear or eye. Inspired by true events, it is a sarcastic anthem for anyone who has been burdened by self-righteous f**ks”.
Keep updated on the band’s movements by attaching yourself to their social media and look out for further announcements and watch these alt-metallers climb.