STREAMING: Liturgy’s “High Gold”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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Thrill Jockey. A label known for its wide musical scope. Tortoise. Gaunt. Trans Am. David Byrne. Mouse On Mars. Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake. So, where does black metal fit into the aforementioned? It doesn’t. Which is precisely the point, I think. Satan’s square peg in New Music’s round hole.

Brooklynites Liturgy have taken black metal’s primal scream literally and applied it to an experimental framework. Actually, from the sounds of Aesthethica lead-off track “High Gold”, it’s the other way ’round. Apart from the opening and ending sonic bookends, “High Gold” is a furious, repetitious, and dissonant salvo carved out the same mindset that has carried fellow New Yorkers Krallice to acclaimed heights. Ultimately, Liturgy’s “High Gold” rules.

Behold “High Gold”:

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** Liturgy’s Aesthethica is out May 10th, 2011 on Thrill Jockey Records.

  • Ikelordofwar

    “The shitty Krallice”

    • Asdasdff

      shitty krallice? you have no idea.

  • Dude

    I actually find Liturgy more interesting than Krallice. Their scope is wider and their overall sound is more interesting as a result. Krallice are great at composing whirlwind tremelo melodies and applying that “black metal” sound to a post rock framework, but they haven’t really reached outside that blueprint (maybe the new album will do so, who knows).