As some of our readers might remember, we have featured Vannon with their debut album, Desert Of Our Dreams review on the first month of its release. I believe the ending track of their debut album, I Come to Destroy, is one of the highlighting moments of Desert Of Our Dreams, and I’ve got a few valid reasons; this song should mean a lot for the band, the amount of effort in the making, and of course, its 12 minutes long composition.
The debut album of these American gentlemen has a strong association with the 90s, where you hear the finest parts from 90s Metallica and Pantera, as well as strong nostalgic vibes from the leaders of rock. In fact, if you think about starting a professional career by releasing a long-play album instead of singles show nothing but following the path of these pioneering bands, the way they did things for respect. I remember being positive about Vannon since the first time I listened to their music, and haven’t changed my mind ever since.
I Come to Destroy, gives us additional information about Vannon’s melodic side with heavy progressive rock influences. First of all, listening to this song carefully made me think of three bands, in particular, Pink Floyd, Scorpions, and The Queen. First of all, the composition has similarities with Pink Floyd’s approach in The Wall album, progressive and catchy. It takes the listener on a long journey with cinematic, post-rock, and atmospheric elements.
On the other hand, I hear the characteristics of many great rock and metal vocalists in Vannon’s vocal repertoire, and I Come to Destroy is where we mainly hear Klaus Meine of Scorpions above everyone else. Their lead vocalist, Max Hodes, has a fantastic voice along with the necessary quality to it to make it happen. His contribution has credit for their success so far.
Moreover, I was happy to hear a section where Vannon reminded their listeners of their true origins, one of the important characteristics of this band. The song, in fact, mainly formed with post-rock elements, immediately leaving its mark in listeners’ memory. However, these just weren’t good enough for the band, they have rather decided to add their character not only sonically but also as a section in the composition, where we hear their heaviest side.