Pennsylvania's duo Veilburner has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of an experimental and dissonant style of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "VLBNR" which will be released in December by Transcending Obscurity Records.
A very dark yet distorted sound starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the riffs also add in a great amount of dissonant structures. Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the vocals being a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard while spoken word parts are also added on some of the tracks. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with the solos and leads also adding in more of a technical style and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Sci-fi style sounds can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of synths as well as the clean playing and acoustic guitars also taking the music into more of an atmospheric and progressive direction when they are utilized, whispers can also be heard briefly and industrial style beats are also added on the closing song. The production sounds very professional while t he lyrics cover theology, science fiction and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Veilburner and if you are a fan of experimental and dissonant black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Envexomous hex" "Lo! Heirs To The Serpent" "Repulsed by The Light" and "Ruin". 8 out of 10.