Review: Vikrit – The King in Exile

Vikrit is one of those underground (or better say untraceable yet) bands that definitely needs more exposure because they are talented and they believe in what they do. But let’s take things from the start. Vikrit hails from Ranchi in India and they started in 2010. They have recently launched a debut EP “The King in Exile.”

The King in Exile

What I fancy about this is their musical variety and the way they deliver their music… simply, passionately, with a musical vision. Rohit Michael Tigga has a great voice, which is in the same time very powerful and versatile. The band is into the hard rock music of the 70s and the early 80s from one side, and more modern take on a mixture of progressive, death and black metal on the other side, all wrapped up with various classic rock & a few prog rock elements as well. 

“The King in Exile” is a well-crafted release, which has a refined musical character. The musicianship is very tight and the melodies are wonderful. This ain’t a “wannabe” retro album; it’s a musical proposal that shows how the young musicians of today honor their musical influences and deliver the goods. I’m already looking forward to their next steps… Till then, just enjoy “The King in Exile” and support the band.