Cafe Flesh

by Veil of Thorns

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AGOP I love this album, I listen almost everyday. Every track is beautifully written and played. There is a depth to lyrics that surpasses almost every band I've heard. An atmophere beyond words with bass lines capable of causing the very foundations of your soul to crumble. Favorite track: Bring the End.
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    Veil of Thorns - "Lust Beyond Flesh/ Utopia"

    When I first put on this 7" single it was not without some trepidation. I was expecting some awful, talentless, metal band... I was shocked at what I heard. It was (to quote to Love Boat) 'exciting and new' - A kicking electro back-beat and a ravine-deep bass-line belched from the pits of Hell. It's a muddle of styles, taking inspiration from the early Bat cave as much as modern electronics - all mixed around to something different. The production in this single isn't the best, but if it weren't for the fact the lyrics got a little lost, it suits the song just fine. Makes you release just how much a band like London After Midnight rely on production. Utopia opens with a funky 70s bass line and guitar riff - kind off Kiss inspired (?) which is completely unlike the rest of the song - very different. It's really difficult to describe the music of Veil of Thorns - but lovers of raw, earthy gothic rock should love it. Pure filth (which is a good thing!).

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    Veil Of Thorns fans will recognize this image from the first edition of Cafe Flesh, their CD debut. This really is emblematic of Emerson's work from this period with bold ink strokes, but conveying a building confidence in structure and motion. The medium of india ink, emphasized during the 1990's because most independent magazines of the time could only print bold black and white has become a very rewarding and challenging way to create.

    Original india ink drawing on paper 11"x15" - 1996 P. Emerson Williams

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about

A collection of tracks from the second lineup. Some of these were reworked versions of tracks from “Legemet og Stemmen” but most were new. The original intention was to use this as a demo for Misanthropy Records who had offered the band a deal, but Misanthropy dissolved just after they received the demo.

Having played this material extensively in clubs, the performances were the most solid to date. New songs like “Demons Play”, She and Mine show Veil of Thorns as a versatile, powerful but graceful machine.

credits

released January 1, 2002

Bass, Keyboards, Programming – Chris McClain
Drums – Ruddy Bitch
Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards – P. Emerson Williams

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