Vital Signs – Smoke and Mirrors

Rating : 3/5
Distributor/Label :Imminence Records
Released : 2015

IR029Band Lineup :

Alex Runk – Vocals
Alex Bolton – Guitar
Bryan Merriman – Guitar
Pat Sheerman – Bass

Tracklisting :

1.Sound of the End
2.Dear Death
4.The Chosen
5.Smoke and Mirrors


Smoke and Mirrors is the debut ep from melodic metalcore four piece Vital Signs.Made up of former members of Ace Agustine,An Early Ending and I am History.

Their debut single Dear Death taken from the ep is a catchy melodic track that uses double vocals well and the synths and effects gives a nice polished feel to the production.Alex Runk’s vocals are clean and compliment the aggressive back vocals.

One thing that does stand out on all the tracks is you know these guys are not newcomers to the metal scene as musicians, and its easy to forget they have only been Vital Signs since july.The arrangements on each track are well thought through and there’s alot going on.

With forthcoming shows playing with The Fallen Dreams,Palisades and Sylar then hitting the road to promote Smoke and Mirrors am sure we will be hearing a lot more from Vital Signs.

Review by Nicky Moseley