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by Glenn Astarita
German prog-rockers “Vanden Plas” have been flaunting their wares since 1990 and with their latest release titled Far Off Grace the musicians continue to blend crafty melodies with tumultuous crunching guitar licks, tricky time signatures and swirling keys along with Andy Kuntz’ often-emotive vocals. The opener, “I Can See” boasts loud and we’re talking “Black Sabbath” here – crunch chords by guitarist Stephan Lill in support of Andy Kuntz’ wailing vocals while the band does indeed incorporate hefty doses of ...read more