Golden Leaves Rotten Roots
It's an oft-stated truism that the best things in life take time. Such could well be said of Pleasant Grove and Salt Lake City Utah's own Such Vengeance, whose origins go back to 2004. Their journey has by no means been an easy one, but patience, intelligence and experience - not to mention several name, circumstance and line-up changes - have led them to right here, right now. It's 2011 and Such Vengeance, in their current format of Connor Papineau (guitar), Derrick Dennert (guitar), Josh Hone (bass guitar), Ian Eskelson (vocals), and Eric Watson (drums) are on the cusp of great things indeed. Such Vengeance is the embodiment of a new take on modern melodic metalcore. Blending intense free-flowing power with a heavy-hitting Hardcore weight. The core aspect of the band's ethos is being self-sufficient & inspired. In the fall of 2008, Such Vengeance recorded their debut album in their very own studio, with Bassist (and qualified engineer) Josh Hone at the controls. On September 11 2009, they released 'The Time Is Now' - their first full length offering and took to the road, rapidly venturing further and further afield and in the process, earning a name as a musical force to be reckoned with. For Such Vengeance, determination is paramount. This band is ready. This band is willing, and beyond a shadow of a doubt... this band is able. Pay Attention. Such Vengeance is a rarity. Innovators in the time of imitators, You have been warned. Their new album 'Golden Leaves, Rotten Roots' will invade on June 25... The five piece band from Pleasant Grove sounds like a band that could be signed with the likes of Roadrunner, Victory, or Solid State records. Truthfully, it's their loss they didn't sign this band. I'd rather listen to the songwriting and true grit pissed off thrash n' core of Such Vengeance than some of the tripe the bigger indie labels are touting as true angst. The production, while not as thickened as the band's peers, works well for the album and the band's sound, giving it a rawer edge instead of sounding micro-chip, clean-room clean. If you like the genre these guys play there's enjoyment to be had here." - Bryer Wharton, Slug Magazine.