Veil of Maya, like Born of Osiris or really any of the other Sumerian bands, were just kids when they were signed. While this shows the level of talent these bands had, it didn't always translate into cohesive, well-structured songs. By virtue of touring, practicing and sharing trade secrets, Veil of Maya have completed their finest work to date, and a testament to modern death metal. Their sound is refined, focused, and ambitious, taking listeners blasting and careening through polyrythmic chug fests, augmented by melodic underpinnings and beautiful chord progressions. Jazz, tech death, death metal, hardcore and prog are seamlessly blended, and the result is the most sharply refined summation of the band's sound to date! The album is a little short, but the amount of material contained there-in is enough to keep you listening for hours. Don't be an elitist and don't downplay these bands' ability to shred. This is death metal circa 2012, and the future is bright in the capable hands of these young savants.