United States, Unique Leader Records, “New Wave of Modern Brutal Death Metal”
I try to lead reviews with something sharply descriptive, or completely objective, or a comparison to other bands, but I have to speak bluntly about this one: The Kennedy Veil have released a phenomenal record with Trinity of Falsehood, and I simply cannot get enough of it. The Sacramento quartet ignored the concept of a weak sophomore album and instead fired off one of the best records of 2014 only three weeks into the year.
The band bludgeons through 11 tracks in 32:33, six of which clock in under three minutes. They trimmed off every ounce of fat, leaving songs lean and punchy. Trinity of Falsehood achieves the band’s motto in excelsis: “No throwbacks, no breakdowns, no wanking, no trends. Modern American Brutal Death Metal!” Continue reading Review: The Kennedy Veil – Trinity of Falsehood→
Anyone familiar with Decrepit Birth albums knows that the drum performance of these top tier brutal death metallers is of the highest quality and complexity. Technical precision like that requires, quite frankly, better skills than most drummers in modern music. That being said, a project from LIVE drummer Gabe Seeber is certainly worthy of the attention of the technical underground, if only by association with such virtuosity in percussion alone.
The second full length from The Kennedy Veil, Trinity of Falsehood , was released on January 21 by Unique Leader Records. On their Facebook page the Sacramento four-piecedescribes their style as “No throwbacks, no breakdowns, no wanking, no trends. Modern American Brutal Death Metal!” An apt description indeed.
Trinity of Falsehood, along with the 2011 release The Sentence of their Conqueror, can be streamed and purchased (for 10$ and 6$ digital purchase, respectively) at The Kennedy Veil’s Bandcamp page.
Check out “Enslave.Defile.Erase.” below for a quick sledgehammer to the face: