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Review: Veld - S.I.N.

Label: Listenable Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 45:02
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: May 29, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (6 Votes)

Poland/Belarus-based blackened Death Metal troop Veld made a pretty great impression on me with their previous album, Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian (which was the fourth album in the band's repertoire).

Now, they have also impressed the owner of French Listenable Records and got signed to his label. The band's new album bears the name S.I.N. (which stands for Spawned in Nothingness), featuring 10 new cuts of sharp, technical and ultra-tight playing that borrows from the likes of Behemoth, Hate Eternal, Luciferion and Morbid Angel, while not sounding strictly like any of those three bands.

Veld come from that corner of Death Metal in which everything is done professionally: the songs, the production, everything. The reality, however, is that they don't bring any new elements into the vast Death Metal cauldron, but they do use some of its best and most tasteful ingredients to make their own brand of Death Metal, and in doing so they somehow make it all work well. With the addition of powerful and ominous intros which begin 4 out of the 10 tracks, they obviously wanted to add some sort of a soundtrack-ish feel to this record.

There's one song on this new album that stands above all the others. "Hatred Forever Dispersed" is exactly how Death Metal should sound. It could be described as their 'calm-before-the-storm' type of song, starting off slowly, painting the horizon pitch-black layer by layer, and then striking at you with its full ruthless power.

S.I.N. doesn't rewrite the books of Death Metal, but is a very good example of how (blackened) Death Metal can get your little muscles and vertebras busy for a moment.

More about Veld...
Review: Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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