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"The debut album from Brooklyn, NY's Krallice is finally back in print after nearly two years, available for the first time since the release of their third album,
. This self-titled debut broke new ground in the world of black metal upon its release in 2009, dividing an entire scene and causing many to argue the definition of black metal and how Krallice did or did not fit into it. There is certainly a much more technical and riffy element to Krallice's approach to black metal, but it is founded in the same blackened soil all the same. When you take influence from Ulver's
and channel it through the technical guitar styles of Colin Marston and Mick Barr, you're inevitably going to end up with something on a different musical level."
Years Past Matter
"Krallice seem to be aiming for a greater level of obscurity in their work, from production to lyrics and song titles, which have not been published prior to the release of this vinyl edition. Within the mix itself you can hear a stark difference from past albums, a move towards greater cohesiveness in their sound. This is particularly apparent in the vocals, which appear to be lower in the mix, helping to drive home the aforementioned hypnotic feel. And although Nick McMaster's metal growls are still as prominent here as they were on
, the music itself has less of the up front 'metal' feel than it has in the past when Nick's vocals were present alongside Mick Barr's signature screams." Comes on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket with lyric sheet and download code.
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