The EP opens with one of it’s strongest tracks, “The Movement”. This song has also been released as a single that you can listen to above. It draws you in with atmosphere only to strike you with groove. This is true of much of the EP. The track becomes increasingly heavy as it progresses until it has you moshing with your surroundings. Great stuff. “Pariah State” brings a serious groove, both subliminally and overtly. It also hits with one of the heaviest segments on the release. “Book Of Lies” serves as a side step with it’s beautiful use of ethereal melody and driving power. “Resource” is THALL as hell before is becomes tasty towards the end. This track really shows the band’s ability to cover different styles. “Immokalee” provides some well written syncopated heaviness before carrying you out into a world of groove and atmosphere.
To wrap things up, Vice Or Virtue have a good debut headed your way. Bringing a tight fusion of heaviness and ambience, their music will likely please prog heads along with other metal fans. Keep your eyes and ears open as more info on the EP is released. No official release date has been made public so stay tuned. And while you’re waiting, jam the two singles above.