Band: Vortex
Release: Open the Gate (Full-Length)
Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal
Country: Netherlands
Year: 1986
Label: Self-Released

The first full-length record released by Dutch metal band Vortex. ¬†This album is a considerable improvement over their 1985 EP “Metal Bats”, and is definitely worth the listen! ¬†Overall, their sound on “Open the Gate” seems a lot more mature, which surely allowed for a better songwriting experience.

Rating: 88%

Vortex Netherlands Heavy Metal
Jurjen Tichelaar: Vocals
Martjo Brongers: Guitars
Berend Stegeman: Guitars
Jon Roffel: Drums
Jan Klemens: Bass