And though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…
The one-hour long album, graced with a haunting cover artwork by Natalia Drepina, carries the legacy of gothic doom metal à la My Dying Bride or Trees Of Eternity into the new decade and will drag the listener into a sorrowful cosmos with the very first notes of spellbinding opener “Sorrow Of Sophia“, interweaving beauty with crippling depression.
After crushing slow rhythms and the fragile “Sleepwalkers” that leads through barren soundscapes, the band – founded in Säffle / Sweden in 1994 – rises up to their best in the nine-minute long “Ascend Into Darkness“, which will echo in the listener’s ears long after the final chord has died away.
“Under a Godless Veil is a milestone in the metal scene and in a career that has grown
with vision and resilience.”
Metal Hammer PT (4/5)
“A beautiful achievement, which elegantly and seamlessly combines classic ingredients
with a cleverly renewed sound signature.”
Rock Hard FR (8/10)
“Under A Godless Veil is another massive album from a band who, 26 years into their career,
show no signs of stopping.“
Powerplay UK (8/10)