Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Veil Of Maya - id (review)

Veil Of Maya are a metalcore band from Illinois America and currently signed to Summerian records. The band has been around for quite some time since 2004, and has released 3 albums and a demo. Though the band is not to well known and seem to start getting popular, I was under the impression that they only had 2 albums. The album is based on the theory of the brain "id" and actually has some interesting and yet not so noticeable references in thier songs. The song "Dark Passenger" is actually about Dexter the tv series, "Namaste" features a breakdown based on the numbers from the ABC TV show Lost, '4 8 15 16 23 42', and "The Higler" is a song about thier previous bass player who did their 2 previous albums.

Music wise the band has their own unique sounds and image. Their have quite a technical style, but still have some nice elements of melody, this is also seen in their previous album. The guitar style is some what hectic but sounds well how they did it, a sort of progressive metal style.

The album is quite well done, but how it is mixed is not how I like it, the tone of the guitar feels a bit to dull, and personally vocals are some what hard to understand, but the album is good! Just those things I do not like, but hey that makes then something different and not drowned into the generic sort of metal band.

The songs are quite nice and I give them the occasional listen as they are quite a unique band and style of metalcore.

Veil Of Maya - id                               7/10

18 comments:

Robbie Y. said...

"The songs are quite nice and I give them the occasional listen as they are quite a unique band and style of metalcore."

This is the occasional listen type of -genre- for me, but I did enjoy the song. Thanks

Liaata said...

ty for your review, very interesting!

geld-grube said...

Rly Nice album, thx for your review!

SimuFan said...

i dont like Veil of Maya but this album may be interesting

Michael Westside said...

sounds cool man

Ryodo said...

yer sounds alrighty

corilian said...

tbh thats not exactly my choiuce of music

CyberHellMage said...

Nice review! Quite pro actually...

DesoWave said...

I'm not liking this.

Razzy said...

Not exactly my cup of tea but good review.

Bones said...

Nice. I'll have too add this to my HARDCORE CoD PWN MIX!

Joana Galhardo said...

awesome sound.

wolvz said...

Awesome! His growls are very nice!

vinex08 said...

its good .. but i dont like it. :D

pownyhof said...

yee great review, sounds awesome ! =)

AgusFan said...

Great video! I really like it =)

Mike's Gaming and Random Stuff said...

that's an awesome tune

SQ said...

This sounds cool.

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