What's that, you wanted Lamb of God, pirates and groove?
On 'Black Vengeance', Vane delivers a concept album that deals with Blackbeard and pirate betrayal. I was only able to glean that by reading the band's description on their Bandcamp page. Musically, you get a mash up of Lamb of God, which also makes an appearance in the vocal style, Kataklysm and Parkway Drive. There is groove aplenty throughout the album but it tends to get lost when the odd vocal occurences begin to rear their head. The spoken/sung word sections throughout the album are really rough and there is also a bit of rhymed vocalization featured as well that just has no place at all. I really wanted to like the album as the grooves keep coming but the fact that my headbanging was brought to a screeching halt time and again by vocals/spoken word sections that ruined the momentum just totally makes this one hard to get through.