LISTEN: Volumes – “Vahle”

Volumes

Fans of the progressive metalcore outfit Volumes have been waiting since 2011 for a taste of new material from the group, and today, their patience has finally been rewarded with the release a brand new pre-production single. Entitled “Vahle,” the track comes from the group’s forthcoming sophomore full-length that is projected to drop in early 2014 via Mediaskare Records.

Follow the jump to give “Vahle” a listen and let us know your thoughts on the song in the comments section below.

 

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  • Cheri Trozzi

    James is my son. He was born 10.02.88. He died in a car accident 5 minutes from home. He was 24 years old. He just started do some acting as an extra. He was an incredible guitarist and he was just starting to write a song. His passions were sports (Dodgers, Lakers, LA Kings, Raiders and WWF. He loved and excelled playing guitar and keyboard.
    He was also all about being loyal to his friends. Volumes – Vahle is a dedication from one of his best friends from elementary school through high school. They were part of a clan that did everything together (camping, fishing, getting into trouble, girlfriends – the best part of growing up).
    Thanks Rod. We love you, miss you, and wish you well. Thanks for always being there

  • Julian Smith

    I felt like I have been waiting for new music from Volumes since the moment their full-length came out, a great record VIA seemed to lack much of the filler most albums seem to contain this was little consolation though as after the first listen I was left wanting more. The wait for this new album seemed to only get more and more unbearable after unfulfilled promises of the VOL/TURES collaboration and this pre-production single to tide the fans over, weeks passed with no new music and only Volumes relentless touring seemed to stop the thought of them from leaving all of our minds. This single was worth the wait though, their mix of atmosphere and grooving breakdowns is amazing and it is showing in their continuing widening audience how much talent they all have and how immediately noticeable to listeners that this is. They seem to have the same hopes in writing music that most bands of today do, a mix of heavy and light, as well as gritty/dirty and airy/clean, hoping to appeal to audiences of many genres while not alienating their original fans and other metal purists. While their ideas can be compared to many other contemporary artists it is their results that distance them from all these same bands. It seems too often in modern music that a lengthy wait for an artist’s release is met with perpetual disappointment as the longer the wait the more the artist seems to over-think and overanalyze their work and lessen the quality of the final product. It is great to know that this has not been the case for this band and their new music was worth the even lengthening wait, all I can do now is set Vahle on repeat and wait for more news to surface on new Volumes music, any doubt of the quality of this new music dashed from my mind.

  • Wow, thank you for sharing that with us. The song was touching from a fan’s perspective, so I can’t even imagine how much it must mean to you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss as it sounds like your son was a truly great person.

  • I absolutely agree with you. They’re utilizing a sonic mixture that can be found within plenty of other bands’ music, but “Vahle” still has that unique Volumes vibe that can’t be beat. Their sophomore album is definitely one of my most anticipated records for next year.

  • Cheri Trozzi

    Thank you so very much for your kind words. I miss my son soooo very much. My son really loved his friends. Even though (in my opinion he was shy) he would never, ever let anyone make a bad comment to his friends or team members. He was a very loyal, respectful and loving person.
    Thanks again.

  • Cheri Trozzi

    What a good job you guys did. I am so impressed. Thank you. James would have been embarrassed but now that he is gone I hope he can hear this and know what wonderful friends he has. Did I say that right. He loved you all unconditionally. You were his joy.

  • Irvin S.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. As with others, I am a fan of Volumes, and this song is so touching. It’s a great song for what sounds like a great person that touched many peoples’ lives in his time here. I hope for the best for you and everyone that had the privilege of knowing James. Stay strong.

  • Cheri Trozzi

    Love you for your email. I miss him sooo very much. Thanks for caring.