Two years ago I saw The Veils in concert at The Bowery Ballroom in New York. It stands out in my memory as maybe the best show I saw that year. I discovered this band around 2011/2012 and fell for them, big time. Naturally I kept a close eye on future releases and tour dates.
Total Depravity is the fifth studio album by The Veils. On first listen I was a little disappointed. I initially thought it lacked the weight of the previous album "Time Stays, We Go" - of which I'm a huge fan. But on repeat listens, it gained more of my admiration with stand out tracks "Low Lays The Devil" and "Swimming With The Crocodiles". With every listen I'm finding myself smiling more. This album is a grower. 4/5