The Vision Ablaze is shivers sent down your spine, an emotional rush and raised fists. The Vision Ablaze is more than just metal: it’s serrated songs brimming with epic melodies, emotion and raw nerve. It’s metal with progressive compositions that are reminiscent of acts such as Killswitch Engage, Strapping Young Lad, Mercenary and Machine Head.
The Vision Ablaze was formed in 2010 and consists of singer Peter, drummer Christian and guitarists Brian and Marcus. The vision has always been clear: to write original music without fear – to write music that make people feel. The band has released two critically acclaimed EP’s, both of them recorded with renowned producers
Youtopia is paraphrashing Thomas Mores Utopia. More merged Greek concepts of Eutopos (i.e. a good place) and Outopos (i.e. no place). Did Thomas More believe a place in perfect equilibrium did not exist? The Vision Ablaze believes it is in all of us, once all the illusions and delusions are shed. The album challenges you to be active in your own life, to partake in rebelling against authorities that control through fear and lies. The album is both brutal and fragile, but most of all honest: Youtopia is happiness, sorrow, dedication, fear and anger. It’s an album meant to lay bare the emotions of the songwriters.
Youtopia was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary, Pretty Maids and many more). We chose Jacob because he had done such a great job on our previous EP ‘Reach for the Stars’. He has an uncanny ability to make something incredibly brutal and still let fragile clean passages and singing stand out. That’s what we wanted for Youtopia: a soundscape that was massive, brutal and fragile. Jacob’s stellar work, has let us make an album brimming with details without sacrificing brutality – and without becoming introvert in its expressiveness.
Peter Kelkelund – Vocals, Christian Raad Lilliedal – Drums, Brian Porsche – Guitars, Marcus Grønbech – Guitars
“Youtopia” – 2015