||Vision Of Disorder
has a new CD and a new sound. "From Bliss To Devastation"
might have a new sound but it still has its original hardcore attitude,
but with a tight, groove sound tying everything together. At times
they sound like Corrosion Of Conformity and at other times they sound
like a hardcore band that crossed with a stoner rock band. Either
way you look at it, it's still very metal. Guitarist, Matt Baumbach
said that he wanted to do something new and inventive. He also said
that their new album has to do with the influences of what they were
listening to. This includes Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and The Beatles.
"From Bliss To Devastation" may have some influences from
Alice In Chains, and their music may seem a little less extreme, but
with the hard times they had in the previous few years, you can be
sure they didn't sell out, they have just matured. Their thirteen
songs and fifty minutes of music should show you that VOD is serious
about the changes they have made and the complexity of their music
is much more then anything else they have released before this album.
Tracks to look out for include "Living To Die," the title
track "From Bliss To Devastation," and "Without You."
The rest of the tracks are pretty good as well. I think VOD did a
good job trying to do something new and inventive, and if they continue
on with the experimenting, I'm sure their music will continue to evolve
into something they really want to be.