Id (Veil of Maya album)

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Studio album by Veil of Maya
Released April 6, 2010
Genre Deathcore
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%[1]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Bloody Disgusting 4/5 stars[3]

[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 band's 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.[4] 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).[5] 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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Brandon Butler; all music composed by Marc Okubo[2].

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" 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

Appearances[edit]

The ninth song "Namaste" is featured in the game Rock Band 3 as downloadable content via the Rock Band Network

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jake Denning. "Veil of Maya - [id] - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net". Allmusic. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "[Id] - Veil of Maya | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jonathan Barkan. "Album Review: Veil of Maya '[id]'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ DiNitto, Jay. "Veil of Maya, '[id]' -- Album Art of the Week". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "VEIL OF MAYA New Song based on LOST". Metal Injection. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "A METALSUCKS WORLD PREMIERE: VEIL OF MAYA'S "NAMASTE"". MetalSucks. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Id > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved May 1, 2010.