13 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sonic-chaos mongers Veil of Maya conjure up even more brutal metalcore tricks on their sixth album, False Idol. Although the earthshaking "Pool Spray" and the string-dusted "Manichee" offer up bursts of hypnotically clean vocals, the majority of the record hews toward death-infused sludge and ripping displays of technical prowess. Digital zaps give way to dizzying blast beats on "Follow Me," while twisted electronics devolve into meticulous fret workouts on "Whistleblower," and frayed metal thrashing dominates "Overthrow."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Sonic-chaos mongers Veil of Maya conjure up even more brutal metalcore tricks on their sixth album, False Idol. Although the earthshaking "Pool Spray" and the string-dusted "Manichee" offer up bursts of hypnotically clean vocals, the majority of the record hews toward death-infused sludge and ripping displays of technical prowess. Digital zaps give way to dizzying blast beats on "Follow Me," while twisted electronics devolve into meticulous fret workouts on "Whistleblower," and frayed metal thrashing dominates "Overthrow."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Raad from Volumes ,

Straight up Flames bruh

Smoked a fatty with my boyz, cracked a few cold ones, man got succed that night

Richard Gosenya ,

You're 100% high if you think this is like Periphery.

As a band pioneering their particular sound early on, they some how managed to tire out the original sound. I've been listening to them since their name hit the scene. The addition of this new vocalist has been 100% positive for the bands direction. While Periphery is spectacular in their own right, so is Veil of Maya! The ONLY resemblance between the two is that they have relatively the same singing voice. Veil of Maya has retained their heaviness, although I'm not sure of the rest of the album at this point, but Periphery has definitely dialed back heavy breakdowns and metal riffs while still sticking to djent. Both bands are exquisite and shouldn't be taken one over the other. This new album is going to be sick if the first singles are any example.

*Insert Clever Moniker ,

It’s a change, but a welcomed one.

I have loved this band for years. And when they added the clean vocals, I was taken aback. Just didn’t expect it from them. But I absolutely love it, and think they sound better than ever!! Another fantastic album delivered from VoM!!

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