Typically, when one thinks of a “victim,” they think of someone subjected to a heinous crime or marked injustice. However—to a point—we’re all victims; victims to our own actions and their repercussions. Victims to our thoughts and the instincts that drive our brain—that double edged fight or flight response that can take our own catecholamines and neurochemical imbalances and turn them against us. That type of victim is the sort that serves as the namesake for Illinois-based metalcore act, VCTMS. Born at the turn of the decade, the group have earned a reputation for their nu-metal, hardcore and hip-hop infused style of metalcore and contagiously catchy yet devastatingly depressive wallop that it packs.
VCTMS have become an internationally known powerhouse in the metal underground. evolving their sound with a renewed focus on incorporating energetic and frenetic nu-metal influence and starting the writing process for their debut full-length album, Vol II: Inside the Mind—which was released in March of 2017 to critical acclaim. Since the release of Vol II, VCTMS have refused to slow down in the slightest. Touring alongside Traitors, Filth, and falsifier while also serving as local support for bands from Veil of Maya and Emmure to Peirce the Veil, VCTMS does everything with the utmost intensity—an intensity reflected in their newest full-length record, Vol III: Halfway Happy, and is sure to manifest in Volume IV, writing for which is already underway.
Since their inception, VCTMS have taken over the ears and hearts of heavy music lovers with catchy grooves, crushing breakdowns, emotional, honest and relatable lyrics paired with overwhelmingly popular, unique merchandise and a work ethic yet to be matched. VCTMS are a band bent on improving themselves and their sound with each release and simply cannot be stopped.
No label, No booking, and no management, The d.I.y group's newest release Vol III Halfway happy charted on billboard for THE WEEK OF SEp 15th, 2018, Bad luck season is here believe it.
#25 Heatseekers || #22 HARD ROCK ALBUM SALES