“here's a little economic advice for all of you out there: if you get the chance to see VAIL now, DO IT before tickets to see them are half a week's pay! they left hot springs, arkansas saturday morning, took the stage at 10 then right back in their chariot straight back to arkansas. THAT my friends is a group of hard core musicians who play because they love to play. these guys hit the stage with both barrels blazing and didn't let up until their set was done. loud, tight and completely badass, they managed to capture the crowd from the first beat and didn't let go.”
“The Vail played last, which is only fitting for a band so preoccupied by death and ruin. Neeper wrote "Rock-Fucking-Solid" a total of three times in his notes on their set, while Judge "Big" John Miller called it "very loud." Tim Jones agreed, deeming it a "technically proficient aural assault," and Stacie Mack went even further, writing, "I feel like I should thank this band for the intimate vibrations they gave me, because they were louder than the second coming of Christ."”
“Being one of the best, if not the best undiscovered bands in the south, The Vail is a machine, a well oiled Industrial Hard Rock machine of perfection. Their work ethic can’t be matched and is a forced to be reckoned with. I tell everyone I know about this band, but won't have to for long. Soon people will be asking me if I’ve heard of The Vail.”
"Collecting Pieces" tells a story of tension, pain, bitter feelings and distress. It induces the listener to reach their own personal catharsis. The militant guitar riffs, cerebral lyrics and haunting rhythms are forged into an alloy of hard rock and industrial metal. Together, they create a sound resembling a frayed live wire, crackling with energy and threatening personal contact. My advice is to grab that wire and go with the flow of charged music spewing from the stage.
"The Vail is a fast rising band with tight and concise songs filled with heavy, memorable and melodic industrial tinged rock. Their songs stand above the fray on the radio, and their live show is not to be missed."
“I rarely ever listen to a cd all the way through without skipping around. Normally i begin to lose interest after 4 or 5 songs. This album is one of those rare albums where you want to hear what happens next. I listened to this record all the way through and immediately played it again. For me its a breath of fresh air with all the uncreative and lifeless music thats out in the world today. The Vail are catchy with a hint of "that sounds familiar". Bands dont really do this kind of music anymore and the ones that do are not pulling it off as well as The Vail in my opinion. For fans of 90's era industrial rock, you will not be disappointed.”