We are legion...
Genre: traditional metal
I read some reviews of Vendetta's previous two releases, and they were generally harsh, bashing Vendetta for being boring and unoriginal. That may be so - having heard neither, I do not know, but their third album "World under Fire" is not that bad.
While perhaps not original, the tunes on this album are nonetheless solid and rock hard. Drawing on all of the virtues of traditional heavy metal, Vendetta incorporate several elements that characterized the metal music of the 80s before glam took over. Fans of guitar solos can look forward to some blazing solos by Pete Thompson, many of which are technically advanced and impressive. So, while perhaps no super original, the songs on this album definitely are not boring or weak and stay true to the ethos of old school metal.
Edward Box' voice might be an acquired taste and difficult to take in for some listener due to its almost volatile quality, but I like how it contributes to the overall sound of the album. It definitely is unique and, well, one could even argue that Box actually provides an aspect of originality after all through his singing.
Fans of Judas Priest, Accept, and Iron Maiden along with newer traditional metal acts like Sandstone and Dark Forest might want to check this album out.