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Music Review: Neon by Vitne


Year: 2013 with a Jamendo release in 2015
Genre: Hard Rock, 80’s Metal
Online: Official Website, Jamendo, Facebook, Twitter

  1. Destroyer
  2. Nasty Habit
  3. Silhouette
  4. Royal Nights
  5. Lick You Up
  6. To the Sky
  7. I’m Feeling Deadly
  8. Cruisin’
  9. Rest in Peace
  10. Fire (Outtake)
  11. It’s Me (Outtake)

Neon is the 2013 album release by Norwegian artist Vitne. I first came across Vitne in February of this year whilst listening to some of the playlists on Jamendo. The initial track that I listened to was Winter Love Song, a cute little single from 2014. I liked it enough to listen to some of Vitne’s other music.
The first thing that you will notice when listening to Vitne is the mild accent that seems to go well with the at-times delightfully cheesy lyrics. The style is deliberate and gives Vitne’s music that rock porn vibe. It is a guilty pleasure.

For Neon, Vitne kicks it up a notch, channelling a hard rock and metal sound from the early to mid-80’s. If the metal and hard rock from that era don’t appeal, then this album likely won’t be your cup of tea. I still recommend that you check out the album anyway.
If I had to choose some favourite tracks, I would pick two songs. The opening track Destroyer does a great job of setting the mood for the entire album. The twelfth track, an outtake of It’s Me, does a great job of further showcasing Vitne’s instrumental work with a kickass guitar solo that knocks it out of the park. I can easily listen to and enjoy each of the tracks though, which made picking favourites songs from the album difficult.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this album. Would I listen to it all of the time? No, but I play it on repeat every few weeks simply to “rock out”. In any case, you guys should check out the album and the rest of the Vitne catalogue. If you like what you hear, be sure to spread the word.


Author: keikomushi

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8 thoughts on “Music Review: Neon by Vitne

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  2. Loved the review. Matched my style and approch. I would appreciate it if you went ahead and checked my Alternative Music blog based in India but I generally focus on Alt music from around the world. I’m fairly new and would love some support. This is my latest review of a song by Carseat Headrest –
    Also, do go ahead and go through the rest of my blog and rate my content. Thank you 🙂

    • Nice to meet you! Your website is loaded in another browser tab. The review that you linked has a nice conversational style that is easy to read. My own style can change slightly from time to time because of what I am reviewing but I try to cover certain things in the reviews that I post. The key thing is to write somebody that I would be willing to read in order to learn about the material in question.

      • I couldn’t agree more. I want to take my website in tge direction of music appreciation and recommendations. I have just started with this venture so I still have find myself. Right now, I’m just pleased writing about what I know best and bringing people to read about it and share my taste in music.

      • I wish you the best with the blog and look forward to reading more of your posts. Try to get into a schedule that you can follow without burning yourself out though. Any extra posts beyond this schedule are good but it is better to have consistent content rather than regular hiatuses because of stress.

      • Definitely. Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Means a lot!

      • New blog post out about Royal Blood. Do check it out if you have the time.

      • Thanks for the heads-up. I like your referral to rock history in recent decades. It is a little sad to see how much generic music is out there but I suppose that it fills some need.
        I seriously dig the film clip for Figure It Out. Sort of reminded me of “Janie’s Got a Gun”. Whoever wrote that one did a good job.

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