Rating: NNNNThere's no denying it, Rush's Vapor Trails -- their first proper studio album in five years -- is a.
There’s no denying it, Rush’s Vapor Trails — their first proper studio album in five years — is a jarring return to power-trio form and it rocks in ways Rush haven’t in decades. Foregoing trendy technological trickery, they return to the basics of charging rhythms, bold guitar riffing and progressive arrangements which always set them apart from the headbanging end of the metal spectrum. Engineer Paul Northfield (Marilyn Manson) has given them a contemporary crunch with the extra wallop they’ve been missing. Both foreward looking and ass-kicking.