Monday, October 17, 2011

Veils - 2011 Our Enlightenment Is Dead

Band : Veils
Album : Our Enlightenment Is Dead
Release Year : 2011
Genre : Hardcore | Screamo

Tracklist :
01 - Morality
02 - Iron Clouds
03 - Captives

The Cornish scene has for a long time been a long running joke in the British music industry and it looked to be pretty much dying on it’s arse a few years back, but luckily a whole host of young passionate bands have sprung from seemingly nowhere to attack the UK’s underground scene.

Veils are one of those bands (alongside the likes of Crocus) who on debut EP (which is also coined as a demo but production wise sounds utterly fantastic at times) ‘Our Enlightenment Is Dead‘, show off their hardcore sound with a punk aesthetic. Led by Chlo Edwards gutteral screams the band sound like an erray of acts that I love, perhaps a less technical Converge (and I mean that in a positive sense), a heavier Comeback Kid with hints of Defeater and Give Up The Ghost for good measure. The three tracks on offer here are all well excuted, relentless punches into the side of your face until you are left staggering and begging for mercy, which makes me wonder what these lot are like live.

‘Our Enlightenment Is Dead‘ isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like that punk hardcore scene, then you won’t like this, but those who do will definitely at least see potential in Veils for a future full length release.

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