I have no idea how I came to hear of Vantage Point. It could have been someone on Twitter, or seeing them listed as playing locally or something. I know I just missed them play Glasgow (they were on at Ivory Blacks when I was over at the ABC watching The Wildhearts) so that could be it.
Regardless, there’s the usual video tagged on at the bottom and a brief description of them to follow. Which I will get on with now as it’s 2:20am as I write this and that last Jagerbomb is wearing off.
Vantage Point are a 4-piece (with occasional extra members) from Edinburgh. They play, in their own words, “traditional heavy metal” and I’d say that’s a fair description. Judging from the video and their album/EP titles, they also have a sense of humour so I can imagine their live set is pretty good.
Those titles, by the way – kicking off with 2008’s Daredevil on the Shore, on to the Driller Killer EP and Tomb of the Eagles (OK, that one’s a little more mainstream) and through current EP High Maintenance Girlfriend to upcoming album Demonic Dinner Dance – a concept album, no less.
For a self-financed band, the production on what little I’ve heard is pretty good. After pushing a couple of thrash and “swamp metal” bands the last couple of days, it’s refreshing to get back to grass roots and some nice hard rock/heavy metal sounds with a touch of humour.
As ever, give them a listen and if you like what you hear you can get their albums and so on from their official page. Prices vary from £4 to £10 including delivery which is a bloody bargain these days. You can also hit them up on the book of faces.