VEILBURNER – Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull (Album Review)


USA Dissonant Black/ death metal duo release their fifth full length, a follow up to A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy.

Veilburner exists in the memories of your nightmares, Nihilistic thoughts tinged with darkness, lurking, probing revealing to you their music that haunts you, that you can’t fully describe, yet you remember how it marked you.

Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull continues their unique brand of Black/Death Metal. To call it dissonant is an understatement, the riffing is there yet it is left of the centre the chord structures that evolve, lurching back and forth like prey stalking its victim, revealing itself then assaulting you with sporadic time changes and some truly anguished vocals.

Dissonance in Bloom, Cursed, Disfigured, Amen! Are epic multi-layered individual journeys that make up a whole, taking their unique approach to the utmost of their potential, nothing is straightforward, nightmarish musical passages that swirl at times almost recognizable yet give true meaning to the term dissonance and that everyone else using that moniker is pretending. Para-Opaque is another highlight, even the quieter moments are off-camber, never comfortable, Veilburner’s approach is sure-footed as you descent into their musical abyss.

Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull is mesmerizing as it is disturbing, malignant and haunting.  Extreme music has rarely been heard this exotic and visceral.

1. In the Tomb of Dreaming Limbo
2. Nocturnal Gold
3. Cursed, Disfigured, Amen!
4. Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull
5. Para-Opaque
6. An Odyssey Through Cataclysm
7. Vault of Haunting Dissolve
8. Dissonance in Bloom

Four disturbing Roos

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Release Year: 2021
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Category: Album
Country: US

Reviewed by Sparky