Band: Vortex
Release: Metal Bats (EP)
Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal
Country: Netherlands
Year: 1985
Label: Self-Released
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Reigning as one of the Netherlands’ finest heavy metal bands, Vortex are surely known for their distinct sound, as perpetrated by the gritty vocal stylings of Thundervox.  At times, this record feels like a conglomeration of Mercyful Fate tracks, but obviously not as powerful.  Nonetheless, “Metal Bats” is nothing but a solid EP; no surprises, no technical fillers… just raw and gritty heavy metal!

Rating: 83%

Vortex Netherlands Heavy Metal
Thundervox: Vocals
Whirlewolf: Guitars
The Steeg: Guitars
The Chief: Drums
Macleans: Bass