Shrouded in Veils
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Shrouded in Veils

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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"Parhelion EP Review by Brian Cook"

Shrouded in Veils, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Smooth Sailing, Hello Charger
(El Corazón) Shrouded in Veils occupy a similar territory to groups like Mogwai or Maserati, but they have an informed approach that suggests they've merely tread a similar path as their crescendo-loving, distortion-and-delay peers, arriving at a similar musical conclusion without necessarily monitoring the progress or borrowing the ideas of their more prominent contemporaries along the way. There's a definite assertiveness and instrumental interplay that recalls Turing Machine, a grit and gnash that conjures the scuzz-math rock of Louisville's Rodan, and a driving pulse and cool precision reminiscent of Trans Am's "Afternight," but in the end, Shrouded in Veils still wind up sounding like their own unique concoction. BRIAN COOK - Stranger Magazine

"Shrouded in Veils Parhelion EP Review"

Shrouded in Veils play post-rock that could best be described as "efficient." They kick out four examples of it for their Parhelion EP, and they couldn't provide a more economical example.

The longest, at 6:28, is actually the opener and title track, and shows how immediate the band can be. They get into a groove quickly, and the bolder strokes of sound follow soon enough. There are flickering moments early on where it sounds vaguely like the guitar tone Cave In cultivated for Jupiter, but then some greater post-metal muscle builds about halfway through, and then it all lets off a bit for some equally interesting, swirling rhythms. As the final crescendo settles in, overall comparisons to acts like Russian Circles, Caspian or Irepress (their instrumental moments, anyway) seem sensible.

Another highlight is the pensive sparkle that slowly ushers in "Iron Horse", something I'd love to hear the band do more with. While their sense of suspense throughout Parhelion might be inconsistent, it's in top form here; you wait and wait for the explosion, and yet it just doesn't seem like mere ambience. You're pretty sure something's about to go off—you're just not sure when. Spoiler alert: It never actually does, but it's a scathing tease.

Squiggly riffing and spacier textures in closer "Frogman" help offer a final bout of versatility to this breezy, 21-minute EP. If you like your post-rock/post-metal with subtle nuances and comparatively short running times, Parhelion will do you well. -


Self Released 2011:

Shrouded in Veils Parhelion EP



The Stranger Magazine:



Shrouded in Veils can be summed up in many ways, some say we remind them of Refused or Maserati other times we've been told we have a hint of God Speed You Black Emperor, it's still something up for debate but our own personal view is much more simple. We are pursuing a style that we truly enjoy and continue to find new ways to harness new sounds from our instruments. Our influences are wide and vary from day to day. Some bands we enjoy currently are Quicksand, Mogwai, No Knife, Failure, Autolux and the almighty Botch 'we are the romans'.

Our live performance has always been held in high regard, our songs require dexterity and constant rhythmic accuracy and our aim is always spot on, loud and abusive, haunting and suspenseful.