The Venezuelan black/death band Veldraveth have now reached their twentieth year of existence, and they commemorate the landmark with a new album, their fourth, which bears the name Martyrdom. It bears the hallmarks of experience and the spirit of ambition, generating visceral assaulting power but also elaborately creating a range of atmospheres that chill the skin and entrance the mind.
Martyrdom has been set for co-release by GrimmDistribution with More Hate Productions and Kuyen Producciones on November 29th. They recommend it for fans of Aosoth, Sinmara, Svartidauði, Mgła, Uada, Weapon, Antaeus, Cherontas, Abigor, Nightbringer, and The Ruins of Beverast.
Those are good references for what Veldraveth have achieved on Martyrdom, but an even better clue is the song we’re premiering today — “On The Precipice Of Enlightment“.
It’s a captivating song, one that blends blazing fury and mystical allure, moods of wild possession and bleak, downfallen bitterness, and with a sound that rings but is still gritty and rough to the touch.
The sorcery in the music comes through in the stately and sinister opening, and the fire-brand violence breaks out soon after, in gales of jittering, seething, blaring riffage, and vibrantly swirling leads, with potent double-bass turbulence providing the propulsion.
Vocalist Vel possesses a remarkably savage voice, with a range that rises in spine-tingling fashion, just as the music accelerates into a maelstrom of withering chaos. But those moments of downfall also lie ahead, in clanging and moaning chords that convey gloom and grief, especially when the drums fall silent. Here too is when the black spell beckons again, an enchantment of desolation — broken by one last rush of frenzied discord.
Veldraveth are a band from Venezuela that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on t his recording plays an occult mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Martyrdom" which was released as a joint effort between Grimm Distribution, More hate productions and Kuyen Producciones.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording. Vocals are mostly death metal growls as well as some black metal s creams also being utilized at times along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of black metal style tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals also adding in a more angry shouting style on some of the later tracks, as well as one song also being an instrumental and towards the end a brie use of synths and clean playing can also be heard.
On this album Veeldraveth takes the raw aggression of black emtal and mixes it in with the vocal style of brutality of blackened death metal to create a very aggressive sounding recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Veldraveth and if you are a fan of occult black and death metal, you should check out this recording.
Venezuelan band Veldraveth are out with the album "Martyrdom", and metal is the playground for this production. Extreme metal is the orientation of choice, and in this case a variety of the form with high tempo, high intensity passages and growl style vocals as the dominant aspects. The vocals are placed a bit higher in the mix on this album, while the guitars in general and the guitar soloing in particular are more dampened, giving the songs a rather distinct mood. Otherwise I note liberal use of slower paced sequences with more of an atmospheric laden presence, on occasion arguably with a bit of a groove going on too. A further item of note is the use of the drums to increase and decrease intensity, which strikes me as a well executed effect. An album to seek out by extreme metal fans with a taste for the use of slower paced and less intense atmospheric laden interludes in landscapes otherwise defined by high tempo and high intensity.
Also from the latter end of 2021 comes another black/death hybrid in the form of Martydom and its 52 minutes of blackened aggression.
Raw and icy, Veldraveth create foul ugly black metal that’s augmented with death metal power. The music has a chaotic feel to it in places, with dark dissonance and disjointed melodies working together to slice skin and crush skulls. In other places it just punishes with cold and lethal intent.
This is a harsh, unfriendly album. It takes time, but its charms can be revealed under the right circumstances.
Otro de los grupos del continente americano que son distribuidos por el sello ruso Satanath Records, son estos venezolanos llamados VELDRAVETH, con un machacante death black metal, se hacen presentes dentro de esta escena con su trabajo llamado “MARTYRDOM”. Un disco con 7 piezas llenas de un death metal muy a la vieja escuela que tal parece que esa es la formula por decir un término para que se ubique como un trabajo que vale la pena escucharlo, el grupo muestra un disco muy aceptable sin sr tan digamos estruendoso mas bien equilibrado, pues desde el concepto de la portada que es muy cuidada en blanco y negro nos da una idea de lo que espera el escucha de la música de VELDRAETH, pasajes potentes, con una voz gutural sin llegar a los alaridos, “Unseen, Unligth, Inpure”, “Sun inflamate the Earth” y “Ephitome IV-Clausura” en lo persona me gustaron.
Today’s review is of Venezuelan Black Metal band Veldraveth’s new album.
This release is an occult offering of Black Metal that strives towards a dark and chaotic sonority that brings to mind the Scandinavian scene, incorporating elements of mystique and a powerful and mysterious vocal performance instead of opting for plain aggression. The result is a mesmerizing offering that may also bring to mind acts such as Martwa Aura or Acherontas, though perhaps this album leans more towards a Blackened Death Metal direction.
Arpeggios and wrathful percussions mixed between the blasts help to create here an atmosphere of utmost blackness, as does the sinister ambient outro. The release is a pure kind of Extreme Metal that may be enjoyed by fans of aphotic and dismal music. This is also the kind of full-length that get better after every play. My personal highlights are “Abandonment Of Faith” and “Sun, Inflamate The Sun”.
I recommend this album to fans of Black Metal.