Best From…Vitne – Neon (2013)
I am pleased as one of the first persons to review newest Vitne album titled “Neon”, 🙂
Actually, Neon is a first album released by VITNE, but you should know that previously, he fronted another Norwegian bands named SEKS and later HART. Of course, all of the bands including VITNE were strongly influenced by American hair metal, so I am certain that you will love also this album.
As regards the “Neon”, the album is going to be released on December 3rd 2013 (Tuesday) on CD, e-store and crystal USB sticks (in limited stock) that include music videos and lyrics in PDF, which IMHO look really awesome!
You can visit VITNE’s offical webpage here:
You can also buy the CD here:
- I/O (Intro)
- Nasty Habit
- Royal Nights
- Lick You Up
- To The Sky
- I’m Feeling Deadly
- Rest in Peace
- Fire (Bonus Track)
- It’s Me (Bonus Track)
Generally, it is a very good album that it is a bit calmer than the previous one (Hart -The Conqueror), but it should not be considered as a disadvantage, because “Neon” is far different, yet you can find some similarities between them.
The song I like the most is “Silhouette” that is perfectly balanced. Vocals are not dominated by melody and vice versa. In fact, “Silhouette” might be considered as a very melodic semi-ballad. Besides this song, you can also find there a pure acoustic ballad – “Rest In Peace” which closes the album with its soft vocals and sensitive lyrics.
As regards, the louder part of album, 🙂 the heaviest and “wildest” tracks are “Destroyer” and “I’m Feeling Deadly“. “Destroyer” is also worth mentioning because of its vampire-styled video, which was self-directed by Vitne (he directed also “Silhouette” clip). I especially recommend listening the short guitar solos in both “Destroyer” and “I’m Feeling Deadly”.
Finally, I really think that “Neon” is worth buying. Firstly, because of Vitne vocal style and Julian Angel guitar solos. Secondly, for a heavy kick of powerful, yet very melodic rock music and thirdly because of “Rest In Peace” ballad which is a perfect close-up for “Neon” album.