VISTA – ALLEGIANCE
Released: May 18, 2017
VISTA is an American rock band consisting of frontwoman Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida. They combine long-loved arena influences to create and define a new, modern-day sub-genre in the alternative scene: anthem rock.
Before this song, the duo had released their Versus EP and new single “Henchman”. Listening through their catalog, I realized how much potential this band has. All the songs are very memorable and on “On The Brink,” Greg Almeida showed us that he can write fantastic guitar solos. Hope’s vocal performances are borderline amazing; on some parts of “Mansions,” she even reminds me of Floor Jansen (lead vocalist of Finnish metal band Nightwish).
Last week, VISTA released their new single, “Allegiance”. So is “Allegiance” any good?
“Allegiance” isn’t good, “Allegiance” is amazing. Easily their best song so far.
Right from the start, this song has something not many rock songs do – though they should – and that “something” is cello. It sets up the perfect mood for this song with its dark tones.
The guitar work on this song is nothing complex and mind-blowing, but it serves the song in the best way possible, especially during the first minute and later parts where it has more presence in the mix.
Hope’s performance on this track is better than anything else in their catalog. Her vocals are charismatic and her performance in the chorus is amazing. She sounds really commanding and carries the chorus, which is easily the best part of the song. It’s very catchy and it gets stuck in your head very easily.
Overall this song is outstanding. Definitely worth putting on repeat, just like the rest of VISTA’s catalogue. Here’s hoping we see them become a household name in the alternative scene because they totally deserve it.