Id (Veil of Maya album)

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[id]
Studio album by Veil of Maya
Released April 6, 2010
Genre Deathcore, technical death metal, progressive metal[1]
Length 29:09
Label Sumerian
Producer Michael Keene
Veil of Maya chronology
The Common Man's Collapse
(2008)
[id]
(2010)
Eclipse
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (76%) link
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Kill Your Stereo (83/100) link
Metal Injection 4/5 stars link
Under the Gun Review 7.5/10 stars link

[id] is the third studio album by deathcore band Veil of Maya. It was released through Sumerian Records on April 6, 2010. They worked with producer Michael Keene of death metal band The Faceless on this album. Keene previously worked with the band, producing their previous album The Common Man's Collapse. It is the only album to feature bassist Matthew C. Pantelis.

Culture references[edit]

The name of the album is a reference to the Freudian concept of the Id part of the structural part of the human psyche.[2] The breakdowns in the song "Namaste" are actually written in-key to the mythic numbers featured on the television series Lost (4 8 15 16 23 42).[3] Also, the chorus of the song has the lyric "Live together, die alone," which is a reference to the episode of the same name from the series. The song "Dark Passenger" is written about the television series Dexter.[4] The album was released in four different colored booklet covers including red, orange, green, and grey.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Butler, Okubo and Veil of Maya[5]

No. Title Length
1. "[id]"   0:43
2. "Unbreakable"   3:45
3. "Dark Passenger"   3:33
4. "The Higler"   3:00
5. "Martyrs"   1:14
6. "Resistance"   3:01
7. "Circle"   1:03
8. "Mowgli" (The Second Uprising) 3:03
9. "Namaste"   3:30
10. "Conquer"   2:56
11. "Codex"   3:25
Total length:
29:09

Personnel[edit]

Veil of Maya
  • Brandon Butler – vocals
  • Marc Okubo – guitars
  • Matthew C. Pantelis – bass guitar
  • Sam Applebaum – drums
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak Ref.
2010 The Billboard 200 107 [6]
2010 Top Hard Rock Albums 7 [6]
2010 Top Heatseekers 1 [6]
2010 Top Independent Albums 16 [6]
2010 Top Rock Albums 33 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "[Id] - Veil of Maya | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ DiNitto, Jay. "Veil of Maya, '[id]' -- Album Art of the Week". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "VEIL OF MAYA New Song based on LOST". Metal Injection. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "A METALSUCKS WORLD PREMIERE: VEIL OF MAYA’S “NAMASTE”". MetalSucks. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Id > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Id > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved May 1, 2010.