Album Review: Vexes rise to the top of the alternative metal heap on “Ancient Geometry”

The first thought I had when listening to Ancient Geometry, the debut full-length from alternative metal newcomers Vexes, was one of equanimity. There is something soothing to the band’s jagged, yet melodic post-hardcore tinged sound that I can’t place. Perhaps it’s the strong similarities to their heralded peers in Glassjaw, Deftones, and maybe even Quicksand? Could be. Ancient Geometry is overall, a well balanced mixture of heavy and melodic, like all good alt-metal should be.

Continue reading

Alt-metal band Vexes release another atmospheric new track, “Helion”

Charging hard into the upcoming release of their new album Ancient Geometry, alt-metallers Vexes have dropped a new track, “Helion”. The 3rd track to be released from the album, it was also the first song Vexes wrote together as a band. Ancient Geometry’s release is coming next month, and is a refreshing spin for fans of modern alt-metal, post-hardcore, and even atmospheric post-rock. Get ready.

Continue reading

Alt-metal band Vexes (ex-A Life Once Lost, Fury Of Five) releases haunting new single, “Plasticine”

A “supergroup” of sorts featuring former members of A Life Once Lost, Vessl, and more, alt-metal band Vexes have made their debut in a bold way with their new single, “Plasticine”. Seriously, this track is highly reminiscent of bands like Deftones and Islander (vocalist Mikey also guests on a track on the upcoming album), but also is influenced by post-metal bands like Junius. Vexes is a treat for any fan of forward-thinking rock music, and their debut album, Ancient Geometry (which drops in February) has to be considered one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in recent memory. Vexes is THAT good. Don’t believe me? Listen to “Plasticine” below.

Continue reading