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Review: Veld - Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian
Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian

Label: Lacerated Enemy Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 48:11
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: August 8, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (14 Votes)

Poland and Belarus make a great match on this one. Veld is a three-piece Death Metal act that counts on brutal, technical and experimental elements within their pretty strongly blast beat-ridden Death Metal. It's thoroughly and very carefully crafted, reminding me of Behemoth's infamous chest-pounding during their Death Metal era, added with a whirlwind of Hate Eternal's brutally sonic warfare – and with a dark twist of something else I really cannot put my finger on precisely – to throw some other names on your face as those clear and pure comparisons. But anyway, the bottom line is Veld plays great fuckin' Death Metal, which has a lot of thought and sheer talent put into it. Straight from the opening intro, "The Sweet Sound of Torment", a listener expects to hear something 'big and pompous sounding', and you are not led astray when the first actual song, "World in Obscure", is introduced to you. Dark and experimental Death Metal à la Behemoth will be your guide after this. Veld truly deliver their goods in a somewhat fantastic way.

This recipe is pretty much repeated until the last song of the album, "Annihilation of Divinity (Trust Upon Ignorance)". "Annihilation..." is also the only song on this record that features some female vocal parts. Victoria Klimowicz's eerie vocals provide some balanced contrast to Veld's merciless sonic onslaughts, sort of bringing the album on different heights with this song alone.

Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian is fantastic Death Metal all in all. Veld should be a better-known band than they actually are, so support them.

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