The UK’s most exciting new talent – fearless alt-metallers VEXED have been checking off boxes as the next big name in aggressive-yet-progressive modern metal, and have previously released one of their most ruthless offerings yet: the gut-punching, absorbing third single “Misery”. The standout single is cut from the band’s upcoming album, Culling Culture, which is due out on May 21st via Napalm Records. Now, the band shared a guitar play-through for the single “Misery“. Make sure to check it out below.
On their third offering, the four-piece fluctuates between grooving, ethereal leads and destructive, airtight riffs, technically adept drumming and vocalist Megan Targett’s undeniably dynamic, haunting vocal power.
VEXED on the new single:
“Anxiety is a demon powerful enough to posses anyone and can leave the strongest of us feeling helpless. ‘Misery‘ is an inner monologue of an anxiety riddled mind constantly overanalysing and catastrophising. Taking inspiration from a spectrum of genres, this track is a true musical representation of how drastically our thoughts can change from one moment to the next, often ending in confusion and Misery.”
You can watch the previously released official music video for the single “Misery” right here.
Facing very personal experiences, Culling Culture is a tribute to hate, betrayal and anger, whilst also reflecting post-modern society with strikingly honest songwriting and heavy groove. Moreover, for as confident as they are musically, VEXED is as poignant lyrically. The title of the album, Culling Culture, and portions of its contents deliver the band’s unfiltered response to the world’s latest social phenomena of public ostracism, “cancel culture”.
Culling Culture Tracklisting: