Ashes in Vein – Ashes in Vein


Dorothy famously said ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore’. Oh hang on, yes we are and we are being entertained by Ashes in Vein. Originally formed back in 2008 and hailing from Junction City Kansas the band reformed in 2012. Original members Tyler Peterson and James Swaim have been joined by ZachDorothy famously said ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore’. Oh hang on, yes we are and we are being entertained by Ashes in Vein. Originally formed back in 2008 and hailing from Junction City Kansas the band reformed in 2012. Original members Tyler Peterson and James Swaim have been joined by Zach Howard, Jackson Hoyle and Andrew Calovich. This self-titled EP is a solid slab of molten metal. So let’s have a look at the tracks shall we? Track 1 ‘Misery’ is also the band’s debut video release. The skipping double bass drum drives Misery along with all the groove that you’d expect. The vocals on this track and in fact on all the tracks, are double layered with metal growls and melodic top layers and they work really well. Misery is well crafted and thought out giving us hope for the rest of the EP. Track 2 is the Title track, ‘Ashes in Vein’. We are met by those deep metal growls right at the start of this track and they lead us right into a multi layered and very well thought out track. Whilst one could say this is nothing new, you would have to […]

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