Release date: December 2010
Style: Progressive metal


8.7 | 7 votes


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Additional info
Music by Bruno A.
Lyrics by Bruno A and Niko Mankinen.

Recorded and produced by Daniel Cardoso at UltraSound Studios (Moita).
Ambiances/loops/sampling created at Bruno A's May-Bug Lair (Lisbon).
Guest vocals recorded in Helsinki, Finland (Jules) and Kristiansand, Norway (Sordal) and UltraSound Studios (Sophie, Rui Viegas).

Line-up on the CD:
Niko Mankinen - vocals
Bruno A - guitars, bass, keyboards, ambiance, loops
Daniel Cardoso - drums, bass, backing vocals

Guest vocalists:
Jules Näveri (Profane Omen, Enemy Of The Sun)
Stein R Sordal (Sordal, ex-Green Carnation)
Sophie (Understream)
Rui Viegas (ex-Arcane Wisdom)

Guest review by

In The Melancholy Hour, Vertigo Steps take a plunge into the depths of melancholy, where they will get closer to themselves as a band. The previous Steps To Vertigo seemed to be a foundation for them before they took off and reached a higher plane.

It feels as though this album is a natural development for the band and not any sort of regression; on the contrary, The Melancholy Hour has more memorable moments, which adds more value to an already inventive debut release.

published 14.04.2011 | Comments (0)

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Vertigo Steps - 19.11.2010 at 13:31  
  The album is out now on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and the likes.
BloodTears - 02.03.2011 at 11:08  
Rating: 8 People should be paying attention to this band. They are really good.
Abel - 03.07.2012 at 19:30  
Written by BloodTears on 02.03.2011 at 11:08

People should be paying attention to this band. They are really good.

upload this album somewhere so i can download it
BloodTears - 03.07.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 8

upload this album somewhere so i can download it

Why don't you buy it from the band? There you go Bandcamp.

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