#87 | Album Review | Veilburner – A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy

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Veilburner is an experimental blackened death metal duo from Pennsylvania. Their latest record, A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy, arises from the wake of the band’s trilogy, which concluded in September of 2016. Where this trilogy explored transhumanism, A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy is the first piece of a conceptual duology that articulates a fresh story from the perspective of a tormented man. Though neither one of us have taken deep dives into Veilburner’s trilogy, this record harbors an uncanny plethora of experimentation concreted in blackened death metal bedrock. Barbaric vocal deliveries weave, splatter, and gurgle from guttural rumblings to outlandish shrieks from beyond the veil. And etched into this album’s enigmatic fabric are dizzying patterns of electronic soundscapes, an unflinching quantity of bizarre timbres and transitions, and a keen sense of mania. Thank you so much for listening.

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You can acquire a digital copy of A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy from Veilburner’s Bandcamp page. There, you can also grab a CD of the album. Also, follow Veilburner on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on new developments from the duo.

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