Premier: Veilburner’s Noumenon

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Last year I praised Veilburner’s incredible debut The Three Lightbearers. Today, like Chaotorynth in April, we bring you the full stream of their sophomore full-length, Noumenon.Like Sarpanitum’s Blessed Be My Brothers from earlier this year, Noumenon‘s primary concern is not utter brutality. An uncompromisingly bright album, its effervescent synths and heavily effected clean guitars give tracks like first single “Ever Relapsing Fever” a brilliant, almost garish shade, further augmented by vocalist Chrisom Infernium’s theatrical howls.

But those seeking something heavy shouldn’t dismay; multi-instrumentalist Mephisto Deleterio knows exactly when to throw in a brutal riff, like the Morbid Angel-by-way-of-Deathspell Omega stomp of “Astral Caskets, Abstract Flesh” or the crushing, sitar-infused (it works) “Scorched Earth Exorcism.”

Noumenon’s riff salad structures could be disorienting in the hands of a lesser band, but Veilburner know there’s more to dazzling listeners than just towering riffcraft, working their strange alchemy to craft memorable hooks inside each dizzying musical orgy, like the earworm guitar lines in “Grave Wax Cenotaph.”

Billed as the “2nd installment in a conceptual trilogy” (see my interview with the duo from last year for more details), Noumenon is a significant step up from The Three Lightbearers, refining and expanding upon their sound. To what new dimensions they’ll ascend on part three are difficult even to imagine, so great is Noumenon’s scope.

But enough from me; stream the album below and keep up with the band on Facebook.

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  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    Been looking forward to this all week. Will jam after I finish that new Krallice again.

  • Max

    Should be interesting to see what happens next.

  • Damn good writing, will check this out later today.

  • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

    Not bad altogether, but (1). at the 1:46 mark, the vocalist sounds like a constipated bear, (2). The drumming is awesome, but the production on it sounds pretty flat and tinny.

  • Bozamole Jim

    Those bendy clean bits are SO FUCKING COOL.

    http://rack.1.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA3LzA1LzBhL2V4Y2l0ZWRiYWJ5LjlhZWY3LmdpZgpwCXRodW1iCTEyMDB4OTYwMD4/f01f5d34/cc5/excited-baby.gif

    Awesome job, Mr. Molenaar. This is shit I need.

    • Scrimm

      The song I was listening as I read the comments fits this gif insanely well.

  • Tyree

    Throbbing head, I awake to carpet fibers. Fibers become less fibrous as I lift my head from slumber. Gut is sour, breath is rank, and I stumble to the toothbrush god and foam at mouth. Spit, gurgle, spit gurgle, and vomit violently as Axe body spray cloaks my body. Dank morning hangover fuels my fucking blasphemy. The keys to automobile hover in thick alcohol fumes at face, I see it and I grab it. Somersault to the Honda god and gas it to the Pop Tart market for morning fuckery. Pay the demon, say good day, fly to work in Honda machine. Try not to wreck as I pop a zit, I push the power button to a Necroholocaust cassette. Arrival to work hell, I sit in anguish and await torment till beer is once again poured in my abyssal gut.

    • I’m impressed by the Honda somersault. I couldn’t do that shit with or without a hangover.

    • Scrimm

      I feel much the same this morning. Way too much PBR last night.

    • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart
      • KJM

        Shouldn’t that be “Dark & Curious Sausagefest”? ^_^

        • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

          Just for that, you get a whack to the jimmies! (my gif theme for today)

          http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1489156/goro-gets-owned-o.gif

          • KJM

            Yep, pure chorizo.

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

            I’m wondering how Johnny Cage knew that Goro even had balls.

          • Herr Schmitty

            He didn’t- he uses them moves on the ladies too. That move is so ingrained in Johnny’s conscious that he just had to try. Johnny: Always be punchin’ crotches.

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

            Actually you can’t do the crotch punch on female opponents, at least for the first 6 games.

          • Herr Schmitty

            He definitely uses it now in the recent games; I play a decent bit as Kitana and I have been ovary-punched more times than I enjoy 😉

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

            I saw a gif here Sonya has her own crotch punch fatality (a must in any game).

            http://proclockers.com/sites/default/files/8iBNbt5.gif

          • Herr Schmitty

            Yup, that’s an X-Ray attack, not even her fatality; the fatalities are even gorier!

            Check out the daughter of Sonya and Johnny; her name is Cassie Cage. She uses a mix of their move-sets.

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart
          • Herr Schmitty

            God damn, I’m not familiar with Skarlet. That’s pretty good though!

          • Awesome, just what I need this morning. A 3D model of exploding testicles. Thanks a lot.

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

            De nada! 😉

          • CyberneticOrganism

            What else would he be covering with that loincloth?

          • A Dark & Curious Sausagefart

            A second butthole, perhaps?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Four arms, two buttholes. The math works out.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Arm:Butthole ratio checks out!

    • Stay filth and powerful.

      If not, turn on your Honda inside your garage and die with the monoxide.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMY5yYlv-tA

  • DCLXVI

    Flush me; I like something that Molenaar likes.

  • Molenaar>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I will listen to it this afternoon. But, I must say: great writing once again, you always deliver the quality, friend.

    • The vocals are intense and the electronic elements are cohesive with the rest. I can jam this. Thanks Molenaar, and thanks to Veilburner for sharing this with us.

  • KJM

    Mmm, riff salad…(drool)

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt
  • this is so flushing great! i look forward to pissing off my co-workers with this today. yesterday, my Tjuder jam session resulted in this (RFI):

    • Jajajaja, the speakers of Breegrodamus.

    • more beer

      You need to leave them a note in return.It should read. Annoyed? My work here is done!

    • Stockhausen

      Hahahahaha.

    • Howard Dean

      That’s pretty ridiculous, since Tsjuder isn’t even that noisy. If they couldn’t hear those sweet tremolos, they are fucked in the head/ears.

      Fuckin’ lifelovers.

  • Celtic Frosty

    I’m on the second track and this is one of the most interesting things I’ve heard all year.

    • RJA

      I agree completely – I was just thinking something similar. It is very rare that something requires a couple listens for me and I don’t have an immediate reaction – this is definitely one of those times.

  • Tyree
    • KJM

      I thought this would be the one jam they did from Caress Of Steel. I was pleasantly surprised.

      • Tyree

        Woah, they played this when you saw them!?!

        • KJM

          No, they played Lakeside Park. Sorry for being unclear.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    VOICE OV THE DEMON

  • fuck yea this is what i like to wake up late like a lazy bum to.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      No more waking up late, you’ve got terrorists to scream at.

  • Void Dweller
    • The Beast is my hero.

      • Herr Schmitty

        That bullet ant video. Gotta give him a lot of credit, he’s got planet-sized testicles.

    • Tyree

      I was really hoping he would puke all of the up at the end.

      • Void Dweller

        Yeah, talk about a cocktease. Just bread and beef everywhere, would have been rad.

        • Tyree

          Meat vomits are the best. It literally looks like you are shitting out of your mouth.

          • The Fish Boz

            Pasta vomits are the best, specially when the sauce is milk/cheese based. The scent of slight fermentation is just delightful.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Three songs down, this fills a hole I did not realize I had. Very, very nice.

  • Stockhausen

    This album is fearless. I love it.

  • The Fish Boz

    I love these leads. Phenomenal.

  • The music is very interesting sounding and quite strange. I’ll have to sit down and give it a thorough listen when my brain doesn’t feel like someone stick a pair of egg beaters in it.

  • Lacertilinger

    Fuck!
    I just inadvertently bumped the volume dial on my headset up to FULL right at the start of the first lead section. (I know, I should have already had it there, whatever).
    The intro combined with the art made me go places. Good places.

  • Celtic Frosty

    Ok, I’m on my third listen now and despite being broke I had to buy it. This is so good. Between this and the newest Chaotorynth album, I just don’t know guys.

  • JW(E)G

    This is the sort of album I point to when guys on other blogs (not naming names for once) claim things like ‘there haven’t been any truly excellent metal albums yet this year’ (not a direct quote, and taken only from their disqus posts).

    I’m pleased that I have another one to add to my pool of “these prove you wrong” albums.

    Because as much as I dislike being confrontational about personal taste, sometimes it just begs to be corrected.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    So yeah, this is fucking marvelous.

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

    I’ve listened to this album twice today. It’s bangin’.

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