Victim Of Illusion were formed in Turin (Italy) in Summer 2010 by Peter (guitar) and Paolo (vocals).
Among VOI's musical influences are Porcupine Tree, Tool, Massive Attack, Opeth and Riverside, and its music incorporates elements from rock to progressive.
During initial improvisation sessions the band composed about a dozen tracks, which were then developed and defined in the following months, when Luca (bass guitar) joined the band.
On October 13, 2011 the band's first EP “What senses blow away” was released, completely recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by the band.
After gigging for an year, VOI started to work on the 2nd album.
The work ended with a selection of 8 songs, focusing on open sounds, rock/prog riffs and consciousness of illusion.
"Oxideyes" was released on 1st March 2014.
Victim Of Illusion will release their 3rd album in summer 2017.
“Oxideyes” have a calm, but upbeat, tone and sound that does the band a lot of justice to those rock lovers who just like that smooth sound to it that can also have an edge to it but still sounding great to their ears.
We can see someone just going down the freeway in their car alone tapping the side of their car to the beat of this album.
The vocals are very smooth and rhythmic and they go so well with the drums that are right behind the vocals and have a steady beat that sounds so good for this kind of music.
And the guitars are capable of going from smooth and calm to a short outburst of hardcore (for rock) that still contains that rhythm that has been held throughout “Oxideyes”.
This album is really good for anyone looking for a smooth paced piece of rock that will get the feet tapping and the beat going the whole while.
【What senses blow away】
“What senses blow away” is the debut EP from Victim Of Illusion. It’s a “home made”work, less “produced” in the sense of mix and master, you can find there the initial soul of the band.