Six years between albums.
“Distant Is The Sun” came out in 2014 and now we have “Dead Elysium”.
Before “Distant Is The Sun”, “The Fourth Season” came out in 2007, a seven year wait.
The thing with Vanishing Point is that they write the music that makes them happy. With Silvio Massaro behind the mic and Chris Porcianko on guitars, they act as the mainstays and the main writers within the band which came to my attention in 1997 with their debut album “In Thought”.
And while Massaro was on vocals for the debut the guitarist wasn’t Porcianko. The guitarist’s on the debut were handled by Andrew Whitehead and founder Tom Vucur. Porcianko joined the band after the debut album was done and never left.
Vucur left during the writing of “Distant To The Sun”, which meant they had to restart again as they couldn’t use his riffs.
And here we are in 2020, so far removed from normality. Our grandkids will be asking us, what was it like in the pandemic.
While the title track could have come from an Evergrey album, it’s tracks like “The Fall”, “Salvus” and “Count Your Days” which provide the variation.
I should of seen the signs
Foresight is a wonderful thing but in real time we aren’t the best at seeing the subtle signs.
“I can make believe or I can take the fall”
How I would love to escape sometimes instead of facing reality.
Throughout my life I’ve been knocked on my arse so many times by people and by society in general, that once I’ve fallen the only way up, is to stand again.
Sometimes with broken bones.
“I won’t give up, give in”
It’s repeated in the outro, like a mantra, a new awakening and a new awareness.
Don’t give up and don’t give in. I swear by these words.
And the guitar work from Porcianko is brilliant. A true guitar hero.