In a day when crunkcore and neon seems to be far too commonplace, pausing to remember Seattle, WA's Vendetta Red seems utterly necessary. Emerging onto the mainstream music scene with their impressive, rage-filled major-label breakthrough Between the Never and Now, Vendetta Red managed to mix melody and radio-friendly choruses with daunting sonic heights. Lead singer Zach Davidson's captivating vocals and clever wordplay were the perfect complement to snarly guitars and bombastic drums. Though it's been six years since lead single "Shatterday" was relative on radio, not a month goes by the song doesn't make it onto my iTunes playlist. Even to this day, few songs have as strong a chorus or gravitational pull as "Shatterday," which was one of a handful of good songs on the Jerry Finn-produced Between the Never and Now. The band went on to record 2005's Sisters of the Red Death, but the album never gained the acclaim or mass appeal of Never and Now, and the band disbanded in 2006. Thankfully all of the band members are still making music in various other forms to this day. If you were a big fan, we’d love to hear your recollections of the band in the replies.
This is truly one of the most underrated bands ever. So fucking good. I had to search high and low online to finally get a copy of Blackout Analysis and White Knuckled Substance (Between The Never And The Now is more of a "best of" their first two albums). I have Sisters Of The Red Death on white vinyl and I love it to death.