The Last Vinci

The Revolution Is Made Together

Written by: PP on 13/05/2022 15:00:44

Ireland's The Last Vinci have reached their sophomore album with "The Revolution Is Made Together". It's an uplifting, lofty album featuring stadium-sized melodies and anthemic sing-alongs, suggesting they might be on their way to becoming the next big thing within alternative rock if enough people discover this diamond in the rough.

Much of that is attributable to singer Alex Vinci's unique pipes. His is a wide-open, clean vocal brawl that occasionally drops down to crackling screams and gruffer parts, which to be perfectly frank could be done away with for an even more mainstream-ear catching performance. He takes his cues from Myles Davis (Alter Bridge-fame), delivering a high-pitched, impressive range of clean vocals that in songs like "Glitter Slaughterhouse" and "Falling From A Mountain Of Joy" results in some back-chilling, awe-inspiring melodies.

Instrumentally, the band isn't quite as complex as Alter Bridge, instead opting for a more straightforward alternative rock approach. Here, the guitars occasionally reference stoner rock bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as alternative rock peers in Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro. In that sense, it's a somewhat similar approach as Lostprophets took later on in their career once they dropped the initial emo/post-hardcore style from their expression.

Currently, "The Revolution Is Made Together" is a tale of two worlds. On one hand, it's mellow and full of grandiose verse/chorus dynamics like on "You'll Get Your Turn", and on the next moment it's harsh, metallic, almost reaching to Mastodon-style progressive rock vibes (e.g. "Gallow").

This is what makes it a frustrating listen, a diamond in the rough as mentioned before. If they focused their style on songs like "Skeptical" or "Adding Water To The Ocean" - mainstream alternative rock with clean vocals and huge, anthemic riffs - they could quickly snowball into Biffy Clyro levels of popularity. The rougher style displayed on approximately half of the songs on the record is decent, but not comparable to the infectiously catchy choruses that their biggest songs achieve here. Loads of potential here, exciting to see which direction they'll pick on their next album.

Download: Glitter Slaughterhouse, Falling From A Mountain Of Joy, You'll Get Your Turn, Adding Water To The Ocean
For the fans of: Alter Bridge, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age
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Release date 04.03.2022
Narrow Door Records

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