Vault is a promising progressive rock band I discovered a month ago with the new song, The 21 Grams Theory, off from their latest EP, Blindfolds Aside, which was released on March 20, 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Vault has started their careers with a single called; Blindfolds Aside in 2019. Since then, the band released one EP with the same title, Blindfolds Aside (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
I have always been a big progressive rock/metal music fan, and when I listened to The 21 Grams Theory, I was quite blown away with the quality these young Dutch gentlemen have captured in this very song. First of all, the overall mood of the song is very powerful; it never loses the excitement from the beginning to the end. The journey here has the necessary dynamics, ups and downs, emotional and aggressive parts that beautifully converted into a musical composition, performed and produced in the best possible way. Hands down. I am watching videos and listening to new music day and night for almost five years and the impact of The 21 Grams Theory does happen maybe once a year, if I need to be honest with you.
They struck me first with the overall look and fantastic mood both in their music and video. I am an artist myself I am very well aware of the importance of music videos. Artists should be concerned only with their music and performance, and I respect that. Yet these just aren’t good enough to be successful in our modern era, as you can also see well-known artists even started streamings, playing games every day just for their bands to stay relevant. In our case, Vault has shown their potentials, separated themselves from the rest of the world with their approach, understanding of music, musicianship, creativity, and together with their top-quality content and visuals such as the music video of The 21 Grams Theory and album artworks.
The 21 Grams Theory is a deep subject, as you can immediately tell from its title. The song begins with a long dramatic and mysterious introduction, an instrumental part that could be a perfect fit as a movie soundtrack. The experience I’ve had after listening to music all these years taught me one thing that I love art, which has something new for me, just like in music or movies that we watch. We all get disappointed when you can easily tell what’s going to happen at the end of the movie, right? The same thing applies to music. The 21 Grams Theory was only built with mature ideas in an Unorthodox way that goes flawlessly all the way long. I loved the freshness in every second of it. However, their greatness here is at the powerful collective mood of all these characteristics. You listen to it once, then you might not remember the name of the song or the band, yet that specific feeling this mood creates stays with you forever.