Photograph: Gary Cooper
New years are all about unkept resolutions, in order we enter 2023, let’s salute individuals who dedicated to doing the work and stored at it for greater than a decade. Veilcaste was shaped initially as Conjurer again in 2010. Ten years later, they modified their title. Three years after that, they’re releasing Precipice. It’s weighty music however not heavy within the conventional sense. As a substitute, it carries an emotional weight and resonance that you simply don’t get a lot from metallic. Emotional heaviness is elusive, however this music forces listeners to look inwards. The comparisons to fellow third-eye gazers Yob and Neurosis are fairly correct.
Decibel is premiering the primary monitor “Drag Me Down” at the moment. Precipice was recorded and blended by Carl Byers at Clandestine Arts and mastered by Collin Jordan, who has labored with Yob, Cough, Windhand, Pelican, and Apostle of Solitude. Vocalist Dustin Mendel says “Drag Me Down” is “about organized (largely Abrahamic) religions and their practices, dogma, and rituals. Believing what they suppose and do is righteous whereas pondering some other rituals and beliefs are unsuitable, evil, and diminished to myths. The tune wrote itself after our drummer Chris freestyled the lyrics to the refrain whereas exhibiting me the phrasing he heard in his head.”
Take a pay attention beneath. Preorders can be found right here by way of Smart Blood.