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THE VEER UNION DIVIDE THE BLACKENED SKY REVIEW 2014

 

THE VEER UNION - DIVIDE THE BLACKENED SKY

(DELUXE EDITION)

PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT

JUNE 10 2014

 

 

This deluxe edition of The Veer Union’s 2012 release adds three new tracks as well as a full remastering. To be honest this was always the bands best work and the remastering and inclusion of the extra tracks makes it a tempting proposition even if you have the original release.

 

If you thrive on the need for atmospheric sky-filled melodies, big riffs and great dynamics scored across a bed of modern rock then you’ll find The Veer Union essential. You could level a certain level of complicity in using the template Nickelback set up so many years ago now, but that would just be one element in a much more compelling armoury.

 

Certain tracks stand out of course (or rather just do it better than the rest on what is a solid album) for us it’s ‘The Bitter End’ (the first single and best song), ‘I Will Remain’ (actually maybe this is the best song!) and title track ‘Divide The Blackened Sky’. Other high points include ‘Inside Our Scars’ which sees the best vocal performance on the album even if the song is somewhat poppy and new track ‘Safe And Sound’ – the big ballad.

 

The two other new tracks ‘Antagonist’ and ‘No Hope Till Now’ sound good enough to suggest that The Veer Union still has plenty to say. If there’s a downside it’s the pop sheen and the over-production, but hey you can’t have everything and this is certainly worth a listen.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

THE VEER UNION DIVIDE THE BLACKENED SKY REVIEW 2014