Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination



8.8 | 208 votes |
Release date: 1 November 2019
Style: Progressive metal, Symphonic metal

Owners:

50 have it
17 want it


01. The Unimaginable Zero Summer
02. O Resolution!
03. Sleeping Ambassadors Of The Sun
04. Scentless Core (Budding)
05. Far From Where Dreams Unfurl
06. Scentless Core (Fading)
07. The Tyranny Of Imagination
08. When The Fire And The Rose Were One

Top 20 albums of 2019: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 111

Line-up
Evan Anderson Berry - vocals, guitars, piano
Wayne Ingram - orchestations
Joe Gettler - lead guitar
Jonathan Teachey - drums
Daniel Müller - bass, synths, orchestrations

Additional info
Songs by Evan Anderson Berry, Arrangements by Wilderun.
Orchestrations by Dan Müller & Wayne Ingram.
Gang vocals by Wilderun.

Piano on "When The Fire And The Rose Were One" by Rob Berry.
Additional piano by Emily Thompson.

Spoken word by Doug James.

Poetry excerpts taken from "Ode On The Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood" by William Wordsworth, and "Little Gidding" by T.S. Eliot.

Recorded at More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY, Feb-Mar 2018.
Drums, Bass and Electric Guitar engineered by Justin Spaulding.
Vocals and Acoustic Guitars engineered by Andrew Greacen.
Produced by Wilderun, Justin Spaulding and Andrew Greacen.
Additional engineering by Jocko Randall.

Mixing by Dan Swanö.
Mastering by Jens Bogren.

Artwork by Adrian Cox.
Album layout and design by Brendon Flynn.
Band photo by Karen Jerzyk.

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
It is really not often I look at an album that is more than an hour long in runtime and think "Too short". In Veil Of Imagination's case, I wish it went forever and ever.

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published 17.11.2019 | Comments (5)

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07.09.2019 - 23:05
Rating: 10
Nifheim
Nifheim
Yes!!! A new album finally!!
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22.09.2019 - 06:30
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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31.10.2019 - 23:43
Rating: 10
robpal
Proglord
So good, unbelievable. Peak Opeth would be proud of such record.
And definitely not symphonic folk anymore, I'd call it rather symphonic/progressive death.
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01.11.2019 - 14:00
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
I miss the folky elements but this is still an great album!
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01.11.2019 - 18:26
Rating: 10
traililya
ICONIC!
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02.11.2019 - 17:26
Rating: 10
RadPlaidLad
This album is almost overwhelming at times. I don't really know what else to say. This is truly a masterpiece.
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02.11.2019 - 21:42
Rating: 9
SAY10
Fantastic album. Right now I'm even ashamed that this is the first time I hear the band...
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04.11.2019 - 01:31
Rating: 9
fenchik
Never heard of them before!! Why?? This is Genius!!!!
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04.11.2019 - 09:33
Rating: 7
Ball Fondlers
I've never heard of them before either, but I'll check this out due to some of this hype.
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04.11.2019 - 15:01
Rating: 7
Ball Fondlers
Written by robpal on 31.10.2019 at 23:43

I'd call it rather symphonic/progressive death.

It's basically symphonic Opeth
Some of it sounds like a direct copy paste
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04.11.2019 - 16:54
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Ball Fondlers on 04.11.2019 at 15:01

It's basically symphonic Opeth
Some of it sounds like a direct copy paste

One of the melodic motifs in The Unimaginable Zero Summer is an obvious Opeth moment, but other than that your post comes across like all other prog bands who mix in death metal just copy Opeth.
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04.11.2019 - 19:59
Rating: 10
Jimcus
An absolute stunner. I'm glad I picked up on the hype train for this because it's an astonishing record.
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05.11.2019 - 02:56
Rating: 9
Clushje
How the hell are the lads gonna play this one live.
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05.11.2019 - 12:42
Rating: 9
Paulh
I liked their previous album, but this is on a whole other level.

Impressive!

Definitely Progressive Death Metal, not Symphonic Folk.
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05.11.2019 - 13:16
Rating: 9
JayMo4
Written by Risto on 04.11.2019 at 16:54

One of the melodic motifs in The Unimaginable Zero Summer is an obvious Opeth moment, but other than that your post comes across like all other prog bands who mix in death metal just copy Opeth.


Right. This is progressive death metal. It's copy/paste Opeth to the same extent that all doom bands are copy/paste Sabbath. The influence is obviously there, but it really cheapens such a good album to act as if this is just cookie cutter stuff.
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05.11.2019 - 14:38
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by Risto on 04.11.2019 at 16:54


One of the melodic motifs in The Unimaginable Zero Summer is an obvious Opeth moment, but other than that your post comes across like all other prog bands who mix in death metal just copy Opeth.


It's not a copy+paste, but there's definitely a few moments that borrow heavily from Opeth (the part you mentioned, ending of Tyranny of Imagination, a few others I can't remember just now)

Still a really solid album though
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05.11.2019 - 15:01
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
The Opeth influences are nothing new for Wilderun, their previous 2 albums also have similar influences.
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07.11.2019 - 04:46
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
That's beyond metal. That's ART!
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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08.11.2019 - 19:03
Seba Raven Rock
Interesting and sounds good
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09.11.2019 - 02:41
Rating: 10
Nifheim
Nifheim
Amazing album, at the same level as Sleep ... It must be heard as a whole; definitely a piece of art.

I don't think they completely left the folk influences. Although they do not use the instruments present in the previous works (mandolin, autoharp), there are many melodies, vocal lines, that are still folk.

Highlights for me (difficult to choose only some tracks): The Unimaginable Zero Summer, O Resolution!, Sleeping Ambassadors Of The Sun and Scentless Core (Fading).
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11.11.2019 - 08:37
Rating: 10
Cassian
Wowwww, just wowwwww

I got goosebumps all over me on my first listen, barely kept myself together without bursting into tears at work.
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11.11.2019 - 11:07
Rating: 7
Fabiano
Can't really join the hype train in this one. I have to give it some more spins
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14.11.2019 - 12:32
Rating: 10
glizda00
Awsome album. Sounds so fresh to me. 10/10
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15.11.2019 - 13:49
Sword_Chant
These guys have done it yet again... guys I assure you their last album was this good, give it a spin I promise you won't be disappointed!

Will be asking for the CD as a Christmas present, as this will be the perfect music to listen to when driving.
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15.11.2019 - 23:53
Rating: 10
BlankFile
Pure Perfection. This is, whitout question, the best álbum that i´ve heard this entire year of 2019 and of the best álbums of the genre that i´ve listened ever.

What an absolute masterpiece.
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17.11.2019 - 23:57
Rating: 9
CWA
Where can I buy this album!?!?! cant find it on amazon or ebay.
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18.11.2019 - 00:30
Starvynth
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Written by CWA on 17.11.2019 at 23:57

Where can I buy this album!?!?! cant find it on amazon or ebay.

They're still unsigned, purchasing their albums through their bandcamp site is the only (and best!) alternative right now.
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18.11.2019 - 18:03
Rating: 9
Hrodebert
Holy crap this is a good album!! I had never heard of this band before going to have to give there older stuff a spin!
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18.11.2019 - 19:47
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
Well, oficially this GEM is part of the Top 200 ever 😃 Hopefully the haters won't be downvoting it because yes
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