"This is the bands third release but feels like it’s much later in their careers, the way they come together and complement one another so effortlessly"
I cover a lot of Metal, I mean a lot, 98% of my music reviews are about it, two weeks ago I wrote about Hightower, a Punk Rock group which mixed things up a bit. Today I’m going to introduce you to Vie Jester, a Hard Rock three piece out of Los Angeles and their third EP All In Jest. Straight off the bat, I love these guys' work, I've found some Rock to be a bit generic at times and does nothing for me, but these dudes go the extra mile in their tracks which grab hold of your attention and never lets go.
‘Please’ opens All In Jest and is just an awesome track that sets you up perfectly for what is coming over the next 25 minutes, plus the guitars during the chorus are next to divine.
Taking it down just a notch or two on the hard factor is ‘Sunburn and Moonshine’, a great song that showcases the band’s ranges and Guerrero's pipes. ‘Enigmata’ continues the trend of Vie Jester playing with different styles of Rock which on first listen I wasn’t too sure on, but after a few more plays I’m now completely sold.
My favourite off All In Jest has to be ‘The Punchline’, this song takes it easy and is slowed down 'till the chorus hits where the guys expertly raise the Hard Rock factor just a touch to great effect, lyrically I found this tune a heavy hitter, I can see ‘The Punchline’ going off live.
‘Colourblind’ rounds off this 5 track EP in top fashion, a solid tune that is the proverbial cherry on top, and that bridge is awesomesauce, the perfect melding of the band and playing as one, everyone has been on point all EP but during this bridge it felt like they had attained another level.
I really loved the last couple of weeks musically since I’ve had All In Jest to listen to, it's not often that a release will hold my attention to the point that I’ll switch off Slipknot and White Zombie and put these guys back on.
This is the bands third release but feels like it’s much later in their careers, the way they come together and complement one another so effortlessly. Vie Jester has thoroughly impressed me with All In Jest, I’ll definitely be checking out their first two EPs as soon as I can and I’m already eagerly awaiting to see what and where they’ll go next.