With roughly 18 minutes at their disposal, Georgia’s Vatican dish out blistering, rampaging metalcore on Ache of Eternity.
Lying at the sweet spot where early 2000s metalcore and metallic hardcore converge, Ache of Eternity delivers five tracks of flesh-ripping riffs, bashing grooves and breakdowns galore. Though the band have only been in existence since 2015, their push for sonic evolution and refinement is apparent within their handful of releases. Ache of Eternity sits at the apex of this evolution, offering something that is no doubt familiar, but also dynamic and destructive. If Trustkill and Ferret Music were still operating today, Vatican would be the type of band they would have bred.