POST DEATH SOUNDTRACK

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get pummeled by a sonic boom and come out the other side grinning like a maniac, then Veil Lifter by Post Death Soundtrack is your ticket. Hailing from Vancouver, these madmen have concocted an album that feels like it’s been brewed in a cauldron of molten metal, grunge sludge, and a dash of hardcore ferocity. It’s their fourth full-length release, and let me tell you, they’ve pulled no punches.

Kicking off with “At The Edge Of It All (Intro),” As intros go, it’s more of a warning shot than a gentle nudge. Think of it as a siren blaring before a storm.

“The Die is Cast” Sludgy riffs reminiscent of Black Sabbath merge with a feral intensity that would make hardcore veterans nod in approval. The vocals here are raw, almost primal, capturing that outsider vibe that feels both menacing and magnetic. Jon Ireson and Stephen Moore are clearly drawing from the well of the greats like Alice in Chains and Nirvana but with a modern twist that makes the track feel fresh and invigorating.

Then comes “Killer Of The Doubt,” This track is doom grunge, with a bassline that could crumble mountains and a vocal delivery that sounds like a rallying cry from the depths of despair. It’s dark, it’s heavy.

By the time Icy Underground and Arjuna’s Hunting Hand rolls around, you’re in deep, neck-deep in their sonic assault. This one’s got a bit more of a vibe, channeling the likes of Queens of the Stone Age with its relentless pace and fierce energy. The interplay between the instruments is tight, creating a chaotic yet controlled frenzy.

“Lowdown Animal” and “Tide Turns Red” keep the momentum going, each track layering on more intensity and unyielding power. Here, Post Death Soundtrack showcases their ability to weave an empyrean ambiance with bone-crushing heaviness. The former is a seething beast of a track, while the latter introduces a bit of melodic respite before plunging back into the abyss.

Now, “Burrowing Down the Spine” is where things get really interesting. The guitars here are particularly gnarly, with a grungy tone that feels both nostalgic and cutting-edge. The vocals are haunting, almost ethereal at times, providing a stark contrast to the dense instrumental backdrop.

POST DEATH SOUNDTRACK

“Pin Prick” and “Immovable” are like two sides of the same brutal coin. The former is a short, sharp shock to the system, while the latter is a lumbering behemoth that drags you deeper into the band’s dark, twisted vision. “Immovable,” in particular, is a standout, with its hypnotic riffs and relentless rhythm section, its over 8 mins though so get ready. It’s a track that demands to be played loud, preferably in a dark room with nothing but your own thoughts for company.

And then we reach “Hammer Come Down,” the album’s climactic finale. This track encapsulates everything that makes Veil Lifter such a triumph. It’s heavy, it’s unrelenting. The closing moments are a cacophony of sound, a fitting end to an album that refuses to be ignored.

If there’s any constructive feedback to be offered here, it’s that the relentless intensity can be a double-edged sword. At times, the sheer weight of the sound can feel a bit overwhelming, and a touch more dynamic range might have given certain tracks a bit more breathing room. But honestly, that’s nitpicking. Veil Lifter is a beast of an album, one that demands to be heard and felt.

So, strap in and prepare yourself. Post Death Soundtrack has delivered a masterpiece of doom grunge that’s as brutal as it is beautiful. 

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