Veld
S.I.N.


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jacob818Hollows USER (39 Reviews)
June 18th, 2018 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A tragically underrated death metal affair.

I'm continually amazed and shocked by the fleeting nature of modern music; 15 minutes of fame is even more brief than it used to be, thanks to the seemingly endless database of music available thanks to the Internet's widespread use. Anybody and their dog can release their Garageband project and sell it using Bandcamp or SoundCloud, regardless of quality or . As a result, an inexcusable amount of groups, solid or otherwise, slip through the cracks simply because of the saturation of music (have you ever tried to grasp the enormity of Encyclopaedia Metallum's database"). Unfortunately, Veld is one of those bands, somehow easily forgotten or overlooked. As far as what I've found, this Belarusian four-piece's third full length, "Daemonic: Art of the Dantalian", was a brief highlight in their career otherwise shrouded in obscurity, thanks to its release on label Possession Records. "Daemonic..."s successor, "S.I.N." is the band's first to Listenable Records, home to ensembles such as the black metal band Acheron, experimental death metallers Disbelief, doom purveyors King Witch, and industrial death shenaniganizers The Amenta--all groups who have released solid music but haven't become mainstays of their respective metallic subgenres.

Similar to "Daemonic..." before it, if "S.I.N." is any indication, Veld should be a household name.

What makes these Belarusians' music so potent is their vicious blend of technical and blackened death metal. While it contains the dissonant technicality of groups such as Ulcerate or Gorguts, it is done through the sinister filter of bands like Behemoth or Azarath. As a result, "S.I.N." hits hard, fast, and relentlessly. After intro track "The Beginning of Madness", "Grand Day of Demise" wastes no time blowing speakers with addictive riffs, brutal blastbeats, and stinging dissonance. Vocalist Kirill Bobrik has a viciously versatile set of styles, relying primarily on a mid-low with a nasty rasp, and sparingly including brutal lows and blackened screeches. The production emphasizes each instrument clearly and crisply--this is not an exercise in low-fi OSDM, but rather emphasizes the whole as greater than the sum of its parts.

While the sound overall is not something terribly original, there's just something about Veld's sound that works. Whether it's the punishing tremolo of "Everlasting Hate", the foreboding dynamics of "Divine Singularity", the shredding solos of "We Will Forever Be" and "Throne of SIN", the blackened atmosphere of "Sacred War of Lawlessness (Invert Your Savior)", or the groove-laden riffs of "Perfecting Slavery" or "Hatred Forever Dispersed", the moral of "S.I.N." is one of songwriting and fluid transitions. Each section flows flawlessly into the other, commanded by the charisma of Bobrik's vocals.

Veld's fourth full-length shows the work of veterans, even if they haven't been at all given the fruits of their labors since their inception in 1995. They are vastly underrated and deserve a place in the hearts of death metal fans everywhere.



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Jacob818Hollows
June 18th 2018


217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Update: S.I.N. stands for "Spawned in Nothingness"

brainmelter
June 19th 2018


6238 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice, need to hear this. last one was cool

Digging: You and I - The Curtain Falls

cloakanddagger
June 19th 2018


316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review. This band is criminally underrated.

WretchedCacophony
June 21st 2018


1018 Comments


Then keep the discussion going! I had no idea they're releasing a new record this year. The last one is sweet and I haven't listened to it in a while so I need to change that (:

Harlzenberg
June 25th 2018


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dope album. Band needs more attention, last album deserved more than 25 ratings (WTF low).

ComeToDaddy
June 26th 2018


1787 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This review was the first time I'd heard of these guys, and the summary is spot on. This fucking rips



Solid review, introductory paragraph is a bit beefy considering you don't touch on this album in it but still a pos from me m/

AdolfChrist
June 26th 2018


19799 Comments


good to see this has a review, still have to jam. Daemonic needs a review as well.

Digging: Mylingar - Doda Vagar

AdolfChrist
June 26th 2018


19799 Comments


mmm, this is tasty. i remember Daemonic being a little better but this definitely rips too.

Metalicsound
June 28th 2018


5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not their best to me the last one was better but still a high level :-D

MoshedPotatoes
July 6th 2018


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

These guys really want to be heard, that social media has been blowing up for months in anticipation. Loved Daemonic, love this.

hatahs
November 8th 2018


157 Comments


Sound a lot like Behemoth..
Which is a good thing!
So much talent out of Poland recently

Funeralopolis
November 27th 2018


14224 Comments


hey a really boring behemoth ripoff

Digging: Deamon - Descend Dethrone

AdolfChrist
November 27th 2018


19799 Comments


hey, fuck you.

no but really, check Daemoniac, its better. i did find this to be pretty boring on the second listen.

WretchedCacophony
November 28th 2018


1018 Comments


The creativity doesn't seem to be there for this album. I listened to the previous one a handful of times, but this one is a bit taxing, in a bad way.



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