Veer - 27 (Caverna Abismal Records)

Alright black metal...
Release Date: 
30 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

For some reason Sun of Hate, the opener of Veer's 27 reminds me of black metal flamenco, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Indeed having been busting this album out for a number of days, I don't mind it at all. It's a solid affair with moments of great interest but on the whole it doesn't transcend a state of being 'alright'.

The marvellously titled I'm Turning Into Your Cancer shows the band as some kind of black metal Queens of the Stone Age with a more insane vocal line and, as I said, I really don't mind this album at all. The chord progressions are familiar and there aren't many surprises to be had but it doesn't really matter as the album is strong enough to warrant bunging it on and getting on with your business. Perhaps the term 'undistracting' is more appropriate? It's not a mediocre album - not by a long stretch of the imagination - but it doesn't really get airborne. It does get off the ground though, even if it is just to coast a few feet off of the ground. Title track 27 really does excel though with desperately howled vocals, surging chord work and magificent soloing. As expected, it's one of the best tracks on here.

Overall, not a bad album but not a mind-blowing one either.