Vault emerged on my radar a month ago with their new song, “The 21 Grams Theory,” taken from their latest EP, “Blindfolds Aside,” which was released on March 20, 2020. For those who may be unfamiliar with the band, Vault embarked on their musical journey in 2019 with the single “Blindfolds Aside,” followed by their debut EP of the same title in 2020. As you read further, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the song.
As a devoted fan of progressive rock and metal music, I was thoroughly impressed by “The 21 Grams Theory” and the exceptional quality showcased by these talented Dutch musicians. Right from the beginning, the song exudes a powerful and captivating mood that sustains its excitement from start to finish. This musical journey encompasses the necessary dynamics, emotional intensity, and aggressive passages, all beautifully crafted and executed with utmost precision. It is a remarkable achievement. As someone who has been avidly watching videos and listening to new music for nearly five years, I can honestly say that the impact of “The 21 Grams Theory” occurs perhaps once a year, if not less frequently.
Vault immediately caught my attention with their overall aesthetic and the fantastic atmosphere they created through their music and accompanying video. As an artist myself, I understand the significance of music videos. While artists should primarily focus on their music and performance, it has become evident that this alone is no longer sufficient for success in our modern era. Even renowned artists have resorted to live streaming and daily gaming sessions to maintain relevance. In this regard, Vault has shown their potential, setting themselves apart through their unique approach, musical understanding, exceptional musicianship, creativity, and the high-quality content they deliver, including the music video for “The 21 Grams Theory” and their album artworks.
“The 21 Grams Theory” tackles a profound subject, as evident from its title. The song begins with a lengthy, dramatic, and mysterious introduction—an instrumental segment that could seamlessly accompany a movie soundtrack. Drawing upon my experience as a music enthusiast, I have come to appreciate art that offers something new and unexpected, be it in music or film. Predictability often leads to disappointment. With “The 21 Grams Theory,” Vault has constructed a composition that exhibits maturity and unorthodox ideas, flawlessly executed throughout. I relished the freshness that permeated every second of the song. Yet, the band’s true greatness lies in the collective power of these distinct characteristics. While you may not remember the name of the song or the band after a single listen, the indelible feeling it evokes will remain with you indefinitely.