Home is the debut album from English tech metallers Visions and it is the latest in a long running line of tech metal hopefuls. Whilst the album has some truly brilliant guitar work and some very catchy hooks, it does feel like it’s all been done before and there isn’t much originality here.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a good album, but in today’s metal scene, good isn’t good enough, it needs to be great or more. For fans of the tech metal genre, this album will be a good addition to your collections, but if you only have a passing interest in the genre it will feel unoriginal and stale.
It does have some extremely good points much like the beautifully orchestrated clean section in Oceans and the musicianship is absolutely first class in every song.
This is an album for the fans of the genre; anyone else really won’t be interested. However this is their debut album, so I would be interested in seeing if they evolve or if they stick to the same formula.