If there’s a band who can do 80’s Horror lyrical content just perfectly it be Canada’s extreme metal band VHS. Combining elements of death, grindcore and thrash, the album title We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs couldn’t be anymore perfect to be described. From the all killer no filler signatures, excellent compositions, intelligent songwriting and eviscerating the endless cries of worthless human beings, these Canadians take many inspirations from other artists such as Exhumed, Mortician, and Impaled to a whole new extremity.
This album also features The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strand and Exhumed’s Matt Harvey which both of their contributions doing some astonishing traces of vocal deliveries surely make the album worthwhile and it sure paid off extremely well. From headbanging anthems of nerve-racking drum beats, gruesome vocals, audible instrumentals and a sickly sweet production, this record accompanied many wonderful compliments where each song is fresh, dynamic, naturalistic and has no sort of repetitive tones which in my opinion, it sounds perfect to the root of its core. With this being their third album, this is VHS’s most crafted, experimented and splattered releases done to date and rest assure you, these wonderful additions of mindless and brutal sickness captures and refine their approach to provide evolution, sickening and it just plain rules.
When you get songs such as Rooting for the Villain, Death and Carnage Coming in Waves, Marine Monstrosity and Zombie Vs. Shark you’ll get bloodthirsty, catchy, diverse, rotting and sweet album artwork, VHS’s We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs is a faster, progressively polished and the catchiest sounding releases you’ll hear in 2019.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler