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Album: Veil Lifter by Post Death Soundtrack

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Canadian grunge/metal duo Post Death Soundtrack returns with their highly anticipated fourth album, “Veil Lifter.” This ten-track album takes listeners on a powerful exploration of darkness, resilience, and the human condition.

A sharp departure from their previous electronica-infused sound, “Veil Lifter” embraces a raw and organic approach. Inspired by the likes of grunge titans Alice in Chains and Nirvana, alongside modern torchbearers such as Russian Circles and YOB, the album explodes with sludgy riffs, ferocious drumming, and Stephen Moore’s emotionally charged vocals.

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Thematically, the album delves into deeply personal territory. Moore describes it as “written from deep within the shadow during nearly impossible times.” Tracks like “Icy Underground” and “Immovable” depict isolation and despair, yet there’s an undercurrent of hope that persists. The album’s title itself references a concept from Eastern philosophy – “lifting the veil of ignorance” – hinting at a yearning for clarity and enlightenment.

Opener “The Die is Cast” sets the tone perfectly with its searing guitars and Moore’s anguished vocals declaring, “The die is cast, no turning back, gotta see this fucking thing through.” The album doesn’t shy away from intensity. Tracks like “Tide Turns Red,” and “Lowdown Animal” verge on screamo territory, showcasing the band’s ability to unleash pure sonic fury.

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Moments of beauty and introspection also emerge throughout the record. “Arjuna’s Hunting Hand” offers a slow-burning groove punctuated by Moore’s soaring vocals, while the aptly titled “Pin Prick” provides a brief, yet impactful, moment of melancholic respite.

Moore Lifts the Veil

The album concludes with the powerful “Hammer Come Down.” Leaving the listener with a sense of defiance and a newfound appreciation for the strength of the human spirit. “Veil Lifter” was born from a place of immense personal struggle. Moore wrote the album “from deep within the shadow during nearly impossible times,” describing it as “an invocation of protection and spiritual weaponry at a time when he greatly needed it.” This depth of emotion is palpable throughout the album, making it a deeply personal and relatable experience for listeners.

“Veil Lifter” is a deeply personal and cathartic experience. This isn’t an album for the faint of heart, but for those looking forward to a raw and emotional masterpiece.

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