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Count Your Days – Vanishing Point

It starts off with crunching guitars and an octave lead which gels with the symphonic elements. Then the singing starts.

The day when I waved goodbye I remember it well

These momentous days of saying goodbye to someone are engraved in our minds. One chapter ends and a new one begins, for better or worse. And it’s hard to say goodbye to something, because of fear. The fear of the unknown, the fear of other people’s opinions or the sadness that comes.

Once the Chorus kicks in, it takes a stock standard heavy rock track into AOR territory.

I took a look inside and I felt the great divide
In a world I fear that’s giving in to lies

The world was always giving in to lies. People believed what they read from the various newspapers and books. Reading critically is not easy, because it means you need to take another opposing view in mind. And people don’t want to take in a view that opposes their current beliefs.

And George Orwell is trending today on Twitter with this quote from 1984;

“Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. Which had not been merely altered it had been actually destroyed. Everything faded into the mist. The past is erased. The erasure was forgotten. The lie became truth”.

And that melodic harmony lead break in the Outro.

The emotions it evokes, just makes me press repeat. On the YouTube video clip its shortened, so make sure you get the 6 minute plus version, so you can hear this lead break repeated endlessly before it fades out.

The YouTube video clip on AFM records has over 104K views, while on Spotify it has 17,586 streams. The data tells me that the melodic metal fans prefer to sample free and buy, instead of paying a monthly fee for streaming.

Vanishing Point have been in the game for 23 years, mainly vocalist Silvio Massaro and guitarist Chris Porcianko. And it takes a while to get people to really recognise you. The way this song has grown on YouTube, no other song of theirs has had that same amount of growth in such a short period of time.

To compare, the excellent “When Truth Lies” from their 2014 album “Distant Is The Sun” is at 140K views on YouTube.

If you like melodic metal then “Count Your Days” is your fix.

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10 thoughts on “Count Your Days – Vanishing Point

  1. Ken Taylor says:

    OK, have just added this to my playlist, I went to primary and high school with Silvio, great bloke,watched him sing Sweet Child one year at a school concert also the band I was in for a while, Eyefear either we played gigs together or played one weekend after another, but those two bands traveled the same circles for a while, Eyefear are also still going but didn’t get the heights as VP. Looking forward to giving this album a spin after your reviews Pete

    • Im glad VP is still going. Their brand of melodic metal is just as I like it.

      I remember Eyefear opening for Queensryche when they toured in 2009.
      And I remember the hair and the Halford/Dio vocals.

      What album did you play on Ken?

      • Ken Taylor says:

        I played on Edge of Existence, the fist album, still a great album with a great singer, Jason Smart who has gone missing lol, singers hey!! i left before i was ask to leave lol, Cons playing was way better then mine and i just couldn’t keep up, his is an amazing guitarist, but on the new albums, its way more synth based not my cup of tea. VP new album is good, really enjoying it thanks to you

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