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Veil Of Deception - Dissident Voices Award winner

Veil Of Deception
Dissident Voices
by Craig Rider at 15 July 2019, 8:10 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: VEIL OF DECEPTION; signed via No Life Til Metal Records, hailing from Austrian grounds - performing Heavy/Groove/Stoner Metal, on their 3rd album entitled: "Dissident Voices" (released May 31st, 2019).

Since formation in 2013; the quartet in question have 3 albums in their discography so far, I am introduced to their 3rd album entitled: "Dissident Voices". 11 tracks ranging at around 48:04; VEIL OF DECEPTION arranges an intricately designed formula of hard-hitting Heavy/Groove/Stoner Metal amalgamations, beginning the record with the more Stoner-laden introduction: "Tradegy Brings Clarity"…developing a cryptic uprising that ultilizes versatile vehemence, and an amplified aesthetic of boistrously bouncy adrenaline – as "Missing Heartbeats" advances to convey crunchy catchiness and an interesting blend of culminated characteristics in which demonstrate fluidly polished persistency with progressively technical tendencies while transistioning into a barraged frenzy of impressively converged dynamics & flamboyancy.

Consisting of Gallar on vocals; the frontman establishes his own unique trademark of harmonic influences with clean, high-pitched pipes & lungs of screaming subtlty. "Crooked Lines" continues to showcase portent momentum; unafraid to pump out jagged melodies, complex dexterity & an adroit ability to excel with distinctive experimentation – embellishing on exploring quirky snappiness & providing swinging precision…without sacrificing rapidly swift nimbleness - yet juxtaposed with organic substance. Jorgovanovic on guitars shreds with thunderous sears of soaring sinew; meaty with yet volatile, punchline grooves – which fabricates a borderline foundation of finesse & ambient heaviness - as "Wrong End Of The Stick" slows things down a bit with an acoustic-driven intro while compiling frantic frolicking & chaotic chugging.

The titular track supplies seamlessly sonic varieties; rambunctiously slamming with speedy drum hammering from Schober, who batters his steel with destructive doses of blast-beats & galloping cymbals that hastes with pounding energy - also implementing elegantly composed pianist elements for a more immersive yet detailed experience. "End Coming To An End" establishes this effect with mournful manifestations; injecting infectious bass audibility from Hava who strums with strong weight, while thumping with his axe stomping results. With these slow tempos, timing becomes a crucial embodiment with this band – as they stampede with rampaging musicianship, while striking with meticulous craftsmanship…like a raging storm thrashing with thick maelstroms of quintessential quakes & relentless virtuosities.

"The Tyranny Of Hope" remarkably revolves around a bombardment of hymns in which blows the prior yet ponderous remedies away; assisting with more ominous guitar cords, blistering breakdowns & a rowdy shine of smashing melodies that shine with persevering professionalism. "Forgotton Rain" embarks on an ambient uproar of overtones that overarch with orchestrated harmonies; full-throttle techniques, and fastly furious formulaics of traditional yet modernized rhythms which contrast into an excelling execution of wildly rushing subjugation. "Bonds Of Disaffection" examines primitively savage slabs; swerving with sophisticating pulses of prestigiously interesting concepts; vocals that sway with rawly rough mimics, using an outré of splendid performances.

"Would’ve Beens & Could’ve Beens" flairs into a creative landmark of dimensional components; distinguished with vast soundscapes that doesn't immolate velocity or viciousness. Overall concluding "Dissident Voices" with the finale yet somewhat operatic, pianist track: "Memories In The Attic"; I am compelled to say that VEIL OF DECEPTION certainly outdone themselves with this one, promptly prioritizing prominent talent with potential ramifications - this here band captures the essense of old-school finesse perfectly, ultilizing their own knack of killer instrumentation and inventivities - a discovery definitely worth a listen, fueled with the intention of being heavily different while remaining stylish & refreshingly uncanny. All Metal maniacs should relish this one, excellent!

Songwriting: 9
Memorability: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Tragedy Brings Clarity
2. Missing Heartbeats
3. Crooked Lines
4. Wrong End of the Stick
5. Dissident Voices
6. End Coming to an End
7. The Tyranny of Hope
8. Forgotten Rain
9. Bonds of Disaffection
10. Would’ve Beens & Could’ve Beens
11. Memories in the Attic
Lineup:
Hava - Bass
Gallar - Vocals
Jorgovanovic - Guitar
Schober - Drums
Record Label: No Life Til Metal Records
     


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Edited 17 October 2019
 

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