Bristol rockers The Vigil are set to release debut album Save Our Souls on November 25. The band have supported the likes of Puddle of Mud, Therapy? and more and the record was produced by Bush’s Nigel Pulsford (are you getting the same awesome feeling that I am?).
Opening track All You’ve Done has a great riff and has an old school rock feel to it. At parts there is almost a Nirvana feel. Nothing Sacred is a good track to listen to. Do You Feel Alive’s opening instrumental is great. This track is a bit different from the previous three and is a bit refreshing. Hell To Pay’s riff around the 2:30 mark is one of the best things on the album.
The whole album has a retro rock vibe with ‘dull’ (but in a very good way, think of a lovechild between Kurt Cobain and the Gallagher brothers and you get Olly Smith) vocals and a heavy emphasis on lead guitar. While I enjoyed this record, it is one that you can put on and forget that it is on as it also has a very relaxing feel to it. The album is quite samey, but it does work well. The Nirvana feel runs throughout the record making it seem almost like you’re back in the early 90s (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing!)