Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky (Digipak CD)
VHÖL (USA) - Deeper Than Sky (2015) (sealed Digipak CD). When their debut album was released in 2013, the VHÖL self-titled effort was a surprise to many who didn’t expect what VHÖL would initially sound like considering it was a new band initially brought up as an idea between two ex-Ludicra members who wanted to make music together again, namely John Cobbett of Hammers Of Misfortune and Aesop Dekker of Agalloch.
What would then shape into something more expansive with the addition of bassist Sigrid Sheie (also of Hammers Of Misfortune/ex-Amber Asylum) and the addition of YOB mastermind Mike Scheidt to handle the vocals, VHÖL would be a new musical group where each member would experience something new with creating music while at the same time re-discovering their Old School Metal roots.
With their 2nd full length album “Deeper Than Sky”, VHÖL have created something totally next level from their debut on pretty much every level and have taken it even further and more in the outer-realms of sonic exploration within the paradigm of Old School Speed Metal.
With each musician pushing themselves even more with “Deeper Than Sky”, especially the vocal performance of Mike Scheidt who is known as one of Metal’s best vocalists today and delivers his best vocal performance to date on the latest VHÖL album.
Deeper Than Sky is a fucking cool Metal album, and with its blend of genres and bucking of conventional tropes, it's exactly what modern metal needs these days. This is Metal made by Metalheads, for Metalheads. If you like weird, awesome underground music, this is a pure creation of love and passion and you'll dig the fuck out of it! **originally published on profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com** Profound Lore Records – PFL-158