The new album from The Vendettas, “Bystander and Destroyer” is a purely infectious romp from start to finish. Rarely can I say this but there is absolutely no filler in this album whatsoever. The Vendettas prove with this album that they are the heir apparent to not only The Black Crows but Aerosmith and possibly The Rolling Stones. Every song bleeds the blood that flows in the veins of the rock gods and never lets up. But here is what I really like about “Bystander and Destroyer”: Any one of these songs can be the album’s first track and the album, as a whole, would not lose any of it’s power.
Personally, I would have made “Ain’t No Time” the first track because of it’s powerful chord-banging intro but you can basically put this album on shuffle and any song that your player spits out will construct a logical tracklist. The high points for me are “Ain’t No Time”, “Wasted”, and “Without A Sound”. But you will find your own favorites for sure. Check the previews, buy the album, and see for yourself.
About The Vendettas:
Carving up the live Melbourne music scene (with residencies at both The Tote Hotel and Cherry Bar) as once again THE VENDETTAS stamp themselves as a Rock’n’Roll force to be reckoned with.
This year sees the release of their second full length album BYSTANDER and DESTROYER. A hard earned rock record like from the days of yore, crafted through endless late night studio sessions perfecting every stick hit, chord strike and vocal melody. This 11 song masterpiece will have you in its grasp from start to end.
With riffs reminiscent of their forefathers AC/DC, and Swedish maestros The Hellacopters, these lads have achieved a perfect 1-2 combination of hard hitting groove and blues influenced rock.
Refining their craft, both on and off the stage, The Vendettas demonstrate a progression in their song writing, proving that a clear focus on light and shade is achievable in this genre.
Accompanied by soulful vocals that howl at times, but then sit right in your ear, it’s no wonder the band have been touted as ‘one to watch’.
Recorded at Coloursound Studios, Bystander and Destroyer is The Vendettas finest work to date, available digitally, on CD and Vinyl, it’s a must have for the collection of any rock fiend.
What People Are Saying:
“If these guys can keep rockin’ out there’s no reason why they shouldn’t become another one of Australia’s big names in hard rock” Beat Magazine
“Worth every second and constantly at the highest level. THE VENDETTAS are a new find, Come and visit us in Germany!” – Ox Fanzine (Punkrock Hardcore Rock’n’Roll)
“The best live show I’ve ever seen and greatest songs I’ve ever heard” – Drunk guy at the bar