Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Veils - Clarity EP (2012)

I fucking always feel like such a sucker when I miss out on righteous albums fresh off the release vine. This one among them, titled Clarity, by Veils of Cornwall, England - released January 30, 2012.

What do we have here? I'll tell you what we have, we have some brilliantly emotive and powerful female-fronted hardcore with it's roots sunk deep in 90's screamo. This is what music sounds like when you are still playing for passion, it sounds genuine, it feels authentic, and most importantly gripping. It has unsettling qualities, the energy is like a funeral… dark, angry, upset, broken down and weathered. The vocals are shrewd and 110% convincing of the emotion, the guitar tones battle each other in a downward brooding spiral while the drums provide the funeral march.

Listen to the song "Caves (Anxiety)", you'll know exactly what I mean. Turn it up loudly and relish in the ensuing chasm of shear emotion and energy - halfway through, the song erupts like a volcano that is trying to rid itself of all its magma, it's heavy, feral and passionate… shit.

* The band has since changed their name to Vales for legal reasons

Clarity (Zippyshare)
12" Vinyl (sold out)


  1. Hey dude, thanks for the kind words. We had to change our name to Vales over a legal dispute. facebook.com/valesband and we are from Cornwall haha much love. C

    1. Rad, many thanks for the clarification and stopping by! Maybe someday soon we'll setup a little interview, I'm still spinning this constantly. I'll update my fuck-ups.