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Vangough

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Formed: 2003
From: Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Oklahoma City based powerhouse Vangough may be named after a post-impressionistic artist, come from a conservative bastion of the U.S. and draw inspiration from heavy guitar driven 90s prog-rock metal bands like Dream Theater; yet driven by the explosive, cutting edge vision of guitarist and lead vocalist Clay Withrow, the band’s incisive and infectious songs—13 of which appear on Vangough’s critically acclaimed indie debut Manikin Parade—and intense energy requires adjectives far beyond words that describe mainstream artists. So here’s an opening attempt: committed to drawing listeners into their melodies before totally upending the tea table, they spit fiery madness by drenching your ears with a purple sunrise of melodic cocaine and a not-so-subtle approach to reading you the story behind today’s headlines.

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Vangough - "Between The Madness" CD cover image - Click to read review

Vangough - "Between The Madness"

CD

"A nuanced and twisted progressive metal journey through fragility and contempt."

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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Vangough - "Acoustic Scars"

CD/EP

"Progressive metal gets naked."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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Vangough - "Kingdom of Ruin"

CD

"A fantastic American prog metal offering that's best for those with musical wanderlust."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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Vangough - "Game On"

CD

"The whole thing leaves you thinking, 'What if everyone paid this much attention to their music, and why haven’t I paid enough attention to the music in video games?'"

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls

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Vangough - "Manikin Parade"

CD

"There’s something for everyone in this blend of the heavy, the melodic, the strange, and the theatric. For fans of Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, and modern progressive metal."

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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