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Here’s That New Veil of Maya Song (with Clean Singing!)


Veil of Maya - MatriarchOver the weekend Veil of Maya released a funny parody video of Breaking Bad starring all the band members as characters on the show, and used it to tease a brand new song — with *gasp!* clean vocals, a first for the band.

Now we get to hear that song in full. It’s called “Mikasa” and you can stream it below.

You know what? Good for these guys. I’m sure there will be (or already is) TONS of backlash on message boards, VoM’s Facebook and elsewhere, but I’ve said before that Veil of Maya are one of those rare bands I wish would go MORE mainstream instead of more obscure/brutal and this is exactly what I’m talking about. Their music always seemed suited for a big pop hook like this, and they’ve never gone for it… until now. “Mikasa” sounds less weirdly eerie than most of their past stuff and some of the riffs/progressions feel a bit stock, but there are still enough trademark Veil-isms to make it identifiable as them. I dig! I’ve listened twice now and the chorus is firmly lodged in my head.

Matriarch will come out May 12th on Sumerian. Pre-order here.

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