Veilburner are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a technical form of blackened death metal along with some industrial, ambient, psychedelic and prog elements and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "The Obscene Rite" which will be released on September 30th.
Ambient style keyboards start off the album along with some heavy guitars a few seconds alter that also bring in a decent amount of melody and after awhile death metal growls are added onto the recording and you can also hear elements of progressive rock in the bands musical style and black metal screams are also used quite a bit throughout the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the music also gets very technical at times while the solos and leads remain true to an extreme style of metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts can also be heard at times.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and later tracks also bring in industrial and psychedelic elements and the music also sounds very ritualistic and occult in some sections of the songs and some tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and as the album progresses the solos and leads also start getting more melodic and there is also a brief use of symphonic sounds and one of the later tracks is all instrumental and there is also a great amount of diversity present throughout the recording and sone song also brings in a brief use of melodic vocals.
Veilburner plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in black and death metal while also mixing in technical, ambient, progressive, psychedelic and industrial elements which in return gives the music more of an original sound, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Occultism, Gnosticism, Nihilism, and Scientific themes.
In my opinion Veilburner are a very great sounding technical blackened death metal band with some prog, psychedelic, ambient and industrial elements and if you are looking for something very original sounding, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Necroquantum Plaque Asylum" "Baphometic Catalyst" and "In the Revelations Of Bloodstained Void". 8/5 out of 10.