The gritty, doomy intro of “The Veil” instantly reminded me of Ancestors‘ Suspended In Reflections due to its organic atmosphere and power. The following part gets a little calmer, playing out in a dynamic interplay of harsh and clean sections.
Furthermore, the sound of UNBURNT
creates a somewhat bipolar experience, one that can be extremely aggressive and powerful, but also calm, patient, and fragile. After half of the song is finished, a very Gojira-esque tapping section comes in – it’s particularly reminiscent of their song “Global Warming” because of its harmonics and melody. Very much unlike Gojira, though, Unburnt bring “The Veil” back to its doomy post-metal sound, which soon sees another melodic guitar part being added.
“The Veil” is a song that stands out thanks to its great contrasts, benefitting from Unburnt‘s raw, organic, and energetic sound. The band’s rhythmic sophistication makes their doom parts even more aggressive and unique.
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