Vexed’s Jay Bacon celebrates his partnership with Jackson guitars with a monstrous chug-heavy playthrough of Fake

Jay Bacon of Vexed
(Image credit: Adam Rigozzi)

When UK-based modern metal outfit Vexed dropped their debut album, Culling Culture, earlier this year via Napalm Records, it’s fair to say the four-piece successfully marked their arrival on the scene with a supremely heavy, riff-loaded bang.

Among the many highlights from the riotous record – and trust us, there are many – is Fake, a blistering three-and-a-half minutes of palm-muted chugs, oversized open-string stabs and fierce overdriven bends.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.