Cons: While this album nearly does no wrong, there are a couple of drawbacks to it. Where will you see them? False Idol is a relevant depiction of the current sociopolitical climate and potentially a prophetization of the situation in which we live and turns our reality may take. Forgiven for the all, the all. Album Breakdown: False Idol is a musical piece that aims to test the technicality and progressive aspects that the band has introduced in previous albums. This is a shame when Veil Of Maya have such a strong identity and are often one of the most creative bands within their genre. The sonic alteration during this period was vast, but was for the most part received very well by fans of the band and the wider scene in general.
There are polyrhythmic breakdowns, which make a decent return; and the album even makes an attempt at being melodic at times. And I wish I was a better man. I crawl the from the dust. But I am who I am. The vocals hand themselves over and over between screamed and clean, and the dichotomous nature of the song is plain to appreciate.
This song is the product of the first time Max Schad producer and I met and started writing together. Sure, it follows the same formula they have established in the past. You have stereotypical Halloween sampling, molasses thick tempos, and just full-fledged splintering of the soul. Added effects like the whammy bar taps and keyboard parts sprinkled throughout the record really separate Veil Of Maya from a lot of the imitation bands who surround them, and for the most part this is an album that could only have been written by them. The production quality does the music justice, as well as the aforementioned vocals that culminate very efficiently with the instrumentals in False Idol.
Working with Max Schad and Brandon Paddock as producers, Veil of Maya have taken False Idol and have broken into subtle and candid social commentary. The energetic and emotional aspects of every song will have plenty of angry finger pointing, stage diving, and jumping around. False Idol continues the Veil of Maya exploration of the craft of progressive metal. Veil of Maya have been shredding the hardcore and metal music scene since 2014, and 2017 is no exception. In addition to wearing multiple hats and expertly juggling many ballz in perfect unison, her love for interviewing and writing compels her to bring forth some of our best original content over and over. Luscious and haunting vocals are followed by a guttural harsh vocals, creating an intricate piece that when poised over the finely crafted sampling and guitarwork, becomes a force to reckon with. Through six satisfyingly heavy full-length albums, countless energetic live shows, and consistently sound musicianship, it is clear that this Chicago-born and bred metal band rarely disappoints.
Whilst this is something that certain listeners will certainly take pleasure in hearing, the production on False Idol seems to come across as grossly over-polished and refined, leaving many sections almost entirely void of any feeling. Speaking more broadly, this is not a bad album. With the addition of versatile vocalist Lukas Magyar, they created a vibrant, neon world in which twisting riffs and huge choruses sat side by side and complemented each other perfectly. While many would classify the album as being heavy metal, it still has a tuneful, hardcore vibe. It is a shame that VoM are unable to match Matriarch for consistency, but False Idol certainly has moments of brilliance. Since the realm of tech and djent began its significant upward trend in the mid-noughties, and its subsequent interjection into the fore of the modern metal scene, countless bands have emerged and eventually found themselves in the midst of a more popular and well-respected sphere.
. You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with , , and , and support us on. Any unauthorized use of material is strictly prohibited. The Verdict: In conclusion, Veil of Maya have made a worthy return with False Idol. The album does stack up with others of the same calibre that have come out this year, such as those works from bands like Northlane, Wage War, and others alike.
In all, the subtle little additions here and there, along with the energy, creative writing, and musicianship found within the rest of the music, make False Idol a solid release to appreciate. The question at hand is: does it stack up to the rest of their discography or even to the other djentcore albums out this year? This is something that directly ties in with the aforementioned exaggeration of electronic influences that has manage to seep into the overall sound of this outfit. Secondly, some riffs here and there feel a bit recycled, as well. False Idol is in fact a concept record, although the narrative is often lost through obvious lyrics and lacklustre songwriting. The guitars are, once again, the strongest in the album. In true modern Veil of Maya fashion, we walk the lines of aggression, dreamy surrealism, anger, and abandon.
The group, which now performs under the Sumerian Records label, are now releasing their latest effort to the public. They give it their all here. But this is who I am. As of the present day, the band are preparing for the launch of their sixth album False idol, and perhaps more importantly their second attempt under the vocal reign of Maygar; the question that looms is whether this outfit will stick or twist, perhaps making drastic musical progressions once again, or returning to some of their older roots. Magyar reportedly was working in a different studio to the rest of the band and was coming up with vocal lines on the spot.
The Positives: The best and high points of this new Veil of Maya offering exist in those more experimental tracks that combine a variety of different sounds in their structure. Whilst that may lend a certain spontaneity to parts of the record, other times it feels like certain ideas are not quite fully-formed or are nearly there. False Idol consists of 13 tracks and was released via Sumerian Records. This is a pattern which appears a little too often on the record, possibly due to the band and singer having been apart whilst working on the album. Luckily, when Veil Of Maya get the balance right of aggression and melody, like they did so well on Matriarch, they are unstoppable. First off, the album is a little bit long, which may have been a good thing if much of the tracks that, while have solid music to them, didn't end up sounding repetetive.
False Idol consists of thirteen tracks, with themes and lyrics as mystifying as ever before. The previous album, and first with Lukas as the frontman, Matriarch, was their first album to incorporate clean singing paired with screaming and growls. . . .