Koen B. : Vexation are a band from the Amsterdam area that was founded back in the Eighties. After a hiatus in the Nineties and the Zero’s, the Dutch group made a restart about ten years ago. The band, that nowadays consists of Harro Ferwerda (vocals), Eef van den Dam (guitars), Andrew Wardenaar (guitars), Stefan Pechler (bass) and Benny van den Dam (drums), has so far as my information goes, never released an album yet and therefore ‘Dark Fear’ can be seen as the band’s full-length debut album.
Vexation finds its inspiration in legendary acts such as Metallica, Judas Priest and Saxon but those influences are hard to find on the self-released ‘Dark Fear’ album. Vexation just plays powerful Vexational heavy metal with two feet in the past and a blink of an eye into the future. Ferwarda’s vocals might be an obstacle for some of our readers because they need some more variation, but it suits the dominant rhythm section as well as the riff-laden songs and outstanding solo’s.
Vexation just returned from a small Spanish tour and wants to rock your town as well, but you need to see these nice dudes live as well. Be so kind to contact email@example.com for bookings and more information. ‘Dark Fear’ can be obtained by ordering it here. Bangers old and new can buy this one without any hesitation!