Made in Japan 5: Vorchaos! (Japan's Vortex of Chaos)
11/7/2013 2:18:44 PM by David L

Last month, I met Ushi drummer for Vorchaos through a mutual friend after checking out the Leprous/Ihsahn gig in Shibuya, Tokyo. He mentioned that his band will be playing a special gig at the beginning of November and strongly urged me to come and check it out. Although I knew nothing about them, I decided to check out their show with no expectations. To make a long story short, I was completely blown away not only by their performance, but their music as well! They combine many elements of hard rock and metal that will definitely please fans of all genres of heavy music. I bought their debut CD immediately after the show and have been listening to it non-stop ever since. For such a young band, they have a tremendous amount of talent and writing abilities way beyond their years.

As I mentioned before, their music combines many genres of music such as metalcore, Gothenburg-style melodic death metal, screamo, & hard rock. Their debut album Vortex of Chaos displays all of these elements across 15 songs (over an hours worth of pummeling music). The guitar work is amazing, as the wall of riffs never stop. Many great solos are present on this album, as well as twin guitar leads that would please die hard Iron Maiden fans. Galloping bass lines are in perfect sync with the drums and perfectly augment the guitarists on the low end of things. Ushi who studied percussion at the Berklee College of Music creates massive drum tracks filled with double bass, the occasional blast beat, and everything in between. The vocals are some of the best I've heard by a Japanese metal band as they range from beautiful melodic singing to screamo and even death growls.

The video clip below is a performance of one of their songs from May 2013. I can honestly say they sound just as good live as they do on their CD. Full of energy, they have no problem drawing the crowd in with their performance. Keep an eye on these guys and keep checking YouTube for performances from this band. --Grim \m/

<< back >>

Cave In Carpathian Forest
Exmortem Disturbed
Solemnity Goatwhore
Skullview Seven Witches
Solace Helloween
Warhorse Circle II Circle
Seether Usurper
Iron Maiden God Dethroned
Valley's Eve Conquest
Nicta Biomechanical
Bloodbath Chainsnap
Evanesce Assrockers
Nordheim Slayer
Tesla Node
Yngwie Malmsteen Killik
Construcdead Scala Mercalli
Riot Ebony Ark
Bang The Union Deep Purple
Marillion Cyst
Spiral Madness Dimmu Borgir
Juggernott Acrid
Unleashed Killswitch Engage
Dio Lullacry
Polterchrist Chris Caffery
Necrodemon Jungle Rot
House of Shakira Six Feet Under
Arch Enemy The Lizards
The 7 Method Hanzel Und Gretyl
Behemoth Avenue F
Rush Scenteria
Cradle To Grave Emerald Sun
Audiovision Hellfueled
Kamelot Impaled
Shatterpoint Yyrkoon
Hellfire Mechanical Poet
Darkthrone Boomerang
Pure Inc Axis Of Perdition
Drunkard Soul SirkUS
Swallow The Sun Burden Of Grief
Groundcrew Slough Feg
Dark Funeral Goddess Of Desire
Secrets She Kept The Father Panic Riot Orchestra
Flotsam & Jetsam Forever Slave
Barcode Vinterriket
Dreamland Taunusheim
Insense Mental Care Foundation
Powerglove Daylight Dies
Tris Katone Vreid
Vengeance She Said Destroy
War Within Amon Amarth
Fleshgore Woodtemple
Hurt Abominant
Isis Eighteen Visions
Venom Extium
Hardcore Superstar Onslaught
The Chronicles of Israfel Madking Ludwig
Merciless Death Five Finger Death Punch
Gotthard Spit Like This
Pentacle Nominon
Ulcerate Sworn Enemy
Architect Temple Of Blood
Hell N' Diesel Distorted
Dantesco Straight Line Stitch
Last Stone Cast Godhead
Mar De Grises Kiuas
Sin Dread the Forsaken