Friday, November 24, 2006
The Veil - Surrender
The Veil is another not so well known goth band from the UK. 'Surrender' is their one and only album they released. As with many female fronted goth bands, the band got easily dismissed as another Siouxsie & The Banshees clone. No wild guitars or tribal drumming here; the music is quite relaxed on this album.
The Veil rose from the ashes of Beast, a cult band that had Bryan Gregory(The Cramps) in it's ranks. Beast released 3 singles of which one is 'Love In A Dying World', a song that also appears on this album. I never heard Beast before so I can't compare both tracks.
The Veil released one 7", 'Twist/Sway' (both tracks appear on the LP) and two 12"s: 'Manikin' and 'Heavy Heart'. I will post these later.
Surrender LP (Clay Records-Clay LP 14-1984)
3. The Rain
4. Love In A Dying World
6. Pale Hose
7. Closet Floor
8. Thy Will