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years past matter (2012) 4
diotima (2011) 3
krallice (2008) 2
dimensional bleedthrough (2009) 2
ygg huur (2015) 1

j., Friday, 31 July 2015 15:59 (four years ago) link

i enjoy pronouncing ygg huur in my mind

that is when i eat my brykfuust

j., Friday, 31 July 2015 16:03 (four years ago) link



jmm, Friday, 31 July 2015 16:25 (four years ago) link

I loved the first record. Wretched Wisdom->Cnestorial is such a great song pairing. Things digress a little too far into Crom-Tech/Orthrelm territory on records 2-4. That said, Ygg Huur is a nice surprise. At first listen, the songwriting is superior and the shorter run times give each piece a more distinct character.

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Friday, 31 July 2015 17:30 (four years ago) link

Loving Ygg Huur so far. Had the pleasure of seeing them play it live the other night. Was awesome and they're tighter than ever but I'm going with Diotima. Probably their proggiest and the one that I find myself playing the most these days.

gman59, Friday, 31 July 2015 18:33 (four years ago) link

i've still never heard the s/t, made headway into the distinctness of 'dimensional bleedthrough' after 'years' came out though

i will probably go w/ diotima just for pure majesty's sake but really they have a fascinating sameyness

j., Friday, 31 July 2015 19:24 (four years ago) link

that is when i eat my brykfuust

― j., Friday, July 31, 2015 9:03 AM (4 hours ago)

I died. my god, j.

octobeard, Friday, 31 July 2015 20:42 (four years ago) link

Diotima is probably my favourite, but i'm a big fan of Years Past Matter too.

borntohula, Saturday, 1 August 2015 12:30 (four years ago) link

Bleedthrough is the only one I never really got into, killer band. Leaning towards YPM but I haven't duugg into the new one yet

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Saturday, 1 August 2015 15:50 (four years ago) link

Hard choice between Diotima and YPM... the latter's the best/most cohesively written but Diotima has Telluric Rings

Hamsters of Misfortune (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 1 August 2015 20:42 (four years ago) link

years past matter was the first thing i heard from these dudes that i really liked. diotima was nice but never really held my attention. new one is prob my favorite already from like five listens

it does sound very emo at the beginning

j., Monday, 3 August 2015 14:12 (four years ago) link

lol right? the vocals are very post-hardcore

i was thinking the band, they're a lot more dug in

j., Monday, 3 August 2015 23:46 (four years ago) link


Krallice named Ygg Huur for a three-piece suite by late Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, remembered most for his creeping, miniscule movements around a single pitch. His original Ygg huur suggests the slow, barely wavering drones of Yoshi Wada's earth horns or Glenn Branca's guitar symphonies, except limited to a single cello. It is a fitting reference point for what Krallice has become. On these six songs, they de-emphasize the rock'n'roll role of riffs to the point that this music works as sets of ever-shifting rhythms, gilded by slight fluctuations in pitch. "Wastes of Ocean" scans like a competition to see who can navigate constant changes of pace the best; even the vocals are forced to slip between the stop-and start volleys. During "Over Spirit", Barr, Marston, and McMaster move so rapidly and exactly between each note that the guitars and drums trade places; the drums provide the movement as the amplified strings provide the more stable framework. A colossus, Ygg Huur reflects the accretion of a thousand minute decisions, not unlike the microtonal work from which it takes its name.

j., Thursday, 6 August 2015 05:32 (four years ago) link

dude named his clothes that is BALLER

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 6 August 2015 20:03 (four years ago) link

oh wait

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 6 August 2015 20:03 (four years ago) link

I had Years Past Matter on my Amazon Wish List for ages but never picked it up. Now there's only one copy and it's going for $100. Meh.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 8 August 2015 11:04 (four years ago) link

I've only ever heard Diotima (which I got when I was briefly on Profound Lore's mailing list). It's always a little better than I remembered it, but I never like it well enough to look any further.

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 8 August 2015 12:08 (four years ago) link

feel like you'd dig the new one joan crawford

I haven't listened to the new one on good speakers or headphones yet but YPM is definitely my favourite of the others, and is among the standout albums of the 2010s for me.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 8 August 2015 16:43 (four years ago) link

I tried listening to the new one and, again, failed to see what is special about this band.

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:29 (four years ago) link

The complex and (mostly) engaging compositions and the incredible musicianship make them pretty special to me. Apart from that I find their best stuff quite visceral and emotive. Definitely a cut above all the mediocre vanilla bullshit that I sift through on almost a daily basis, they're the best extreme metal band around right now imo. Nick McMaster's definitely one of my favourite bassists too.

Hamsters of Misfortune (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:50 (four years ago) link

Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by "mediocre vanilla bullshit?" Like Lamb of God or...?

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:51 (four years ago) link

where do i start w/ Giacinto Scelsi?

dick wet with chickenshit (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:52 (four years ago) link

I mean 99.9% of metal and every other form of music (xpost)

Hamsters of Misfortune (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:55 (four years ago) link

But yeah I find Lamb of God pretty dull for the record

Hamsters of Misfortune (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:58 (four years ago) link

I was just looking for a frame of reference. I'll have to give this another shot in a week and see if it seeps in.

Anyway for Scelsi I remember liking Natura Renovatur and Anahit. But Canti del Capricorno (vocal stuff) was exhausting...

a poetic ODE to FORNICATION (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 8 August 2015 18:59 (four years ago) link

Great moments in "Over Spirits".

EveningStar (Sund4r), Sunday, 9 August 2015 00:55 (four years ago) link

man ok I'm open to Krallice being a better band than they seem like to me but the musicianship is not, in any way, inarguably superior to like 90% of metal. the bar for entry is pretty fuckin high in most death metal and in a fair bit of black metal.

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 9 August 2015 00:58 (four years ago) link

i do not agree that their musicianship is superior. composition on the new album falls on the gorguts side of things, fwiw

I mean 99.9% of metal and every other form of music (xpost)

like nahhhhh

i mean they're excellent musicians, but they would have to be to play the stuff they're writing (and iirc both marston and barr have other projects that are even more technical). that's not at all the point of krallice though, to me they're a compositionally ambitious band that also knows when and how to rock.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 9 August 2015 03:51 (four years ago) link


hank shteamer reflecting on krallice's last 10 years after a ygg huur show

j., Saturday, 22 August 2015 13:38 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 October 2015 00:01 (four years ago) link

I can't bring myself to pick one.

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 30 October 2015 08:25 (four years ago) link

Voted for Years Past Matter. I played the crap out of that one.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 30 October 2015 12:05 (four years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:01 (four years ago) link


j., Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:38 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

One of my favorite recent conversations at work involved this nice, slightly older woman telling me, proudly, that her nephew played in a black metal band called Skrillex. "Wait, no, that's not it. Krallice, I think it's Krallice."

Capitalism Is A Death Cult And Science Is A Whore (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 12 December 2015 19:18 (four years ago) link

solex… er wait gimme a second…

j., Saturday, 12 December 2015 20:47 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...



Kat?ßas?? (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 1 January 2016 16:01 (four years ago) link


moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Friday, 1 January 2016 16:31 (four years ago) link


the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 1 January 2016 17:01 (four years ago) link

I am loving this shorter-release thing they're doing lately

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 1 January 2016 17:04 (four years ago) link

Sounds good.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 1 January 2016 19:44 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

I heard this recently, it's one of Mick Barr's pre-Krallice bands that sounds a lot like Krallice but more a lot more immediate.


There still lots of dissonant shredding though

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 24 September 2016 18:55 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that hit the spot.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 24 September 2016 22:04 (three years ago) link

I have some of his older stuff too

Cosmic Slop, Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:56 (three years ago) link

Annwn 1+2 by Ocrilim is peak Branca-metal imo. No drums, bass or vox to distract from the monolithic guitar symphonies. Sometimes hard to sit all the way through them, mind you.

Anyway I was pointed towards this insanity today, thougt I'd share:


It's one of the 3,000 bands Colin Marston's in currently and it's fucking bonkers. I don't know how much I like it but it certainly makes an impression.

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:14 (three years ago) link

New Cleric coming soon is the Marston-affiliated thing I'm most pumped for

imago, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:32 (three years ago) link

oh shit that's finally happening? I'd occasionally check to see if Cleric were up to anything but I hadn't done that recently

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:47 (three years ago) link

gonna have to open a key man policy on marston for the sake of all metal

j., Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:52 (three years ago) link

i THINK glyptoglossio are taking the piss a bit?

imago, Saturday, 1 October 2016 19:32 (three years ago) link

Love that Glyptoglossia thing. Just what I look for. It IS kind of goofy/comic at the same time that it is bent and intense, as it should be.

Spiritual Hat Minimalism (Sund4r), Saturday, 1 October 2016 20:22 (three years ago) link

yeah it's good

imago, Saturday, 1 October 2016 20:27 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

yeah i'll be done with my 2016 eoy list next february. :)

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 9 December 2016 18:13 (three years ago) link

I'm surprised at how consistently great this band is though I probably shouldn't be.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 9 December 2016 18:33 (three years ago) link

I'm surprised at how I never pay attention to Krallice because I should really like them, but listening to this - did they go Voivod at some point? This is deathy and thrashy, which is a-ok

Dominique, Friday, 9 December 2016 18:44 (three years ago) link

They basically turned into a tech-death band on their last full length, but a really fucking good one

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 9 December 2016 18:49 (three years ago) link


Dinsdale, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:14 (three years ago) link

oh ffs

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:16 (three years ago) link

Dec 31: 80-minute Krallice/Mesarthim collab destroys metal

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:18 (three years ago) link

Man this is good.

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:23 (three years ago) link

this band! wow

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:30 (three years ago) link


ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:52 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

They've recently announced TWO new albums are to be released in the not too distant future, one of which has Dave Edwardson from Neurosis on vocals and synths for the whole thing!

Fuck I love this band

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 7 October 2017 23:21 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...



ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:06 (two years ago) link

how is it?

imago, Friday, 27 October 2017 15:04 (two years ago) link

I think it's fucking amazing but I'm not a good person to ask honestly

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 27 October 2017 18:17 (two years ago) link

lol there's another one coming too

j., Friday, 27 October 2017 18:24 (two years ago) link

weinstein trippin out

j., Friday, 27 October 2017 18:34 (two years ago) link

music like this makes you believe in inhumanity again

j., Friday, 27 October 2017 18:34 (two years ago) link

if i heard right one of these is a christmas song, that's so festive

j., Friday, 27 October 2017 18:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...



j., Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:37 (two years ago) link

This fucking band.

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:59 (two years ago) link

I really like the use of keyboards on the newest one!

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:59 (two years ago) link

it's funny how for all their monotony every song is full of like 3-second bits that if they were in a normal rock song from the 70s or 80s would be the most exciting and memorable bit in the whole thing

j., Wednesday, 22 November 2017 04:24 (two years ago) link

one year passes...


j., Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:23 (one year ago) link

Oh hello

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:37 (one year ago) link

can't believe they went a whole year with no releases

j., Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:39 (one year ago) link

they should do a whole album of 15-second songs

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:13 (one year ago) link

four months pass...


^ first four albums remastered by marston

j., Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:41 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

in case you've been wondering like me…


Statement regarding the re-master from Krallice guitarist/engineer, Colin Marston:
""I decided to re-master the first four Krallice albums for the vinyl reissues. As a music fan, I'm suspicious of the term "re-mastered," because it usually means the new version will have more treble and more compression (i.e. "louder") than the original, even when those treatments negatively affect the sound. It is important for music makers and music consumers both to understand that loudness is not an inherent quality of sound recordings; it's always relative and ultimately at the discretion of the listener. A heavily compressed ("loud") album can still be listened to quietly. Understanding this has freed me from the psychological insecurities of considering comparative loudness and has allowed me to make decisions that only improve sound when mastering.
These Krallice reissues are a rare case where the re-masters actually employ LESS eq and compression than the old masters. So this is a revision with the goal of letting more of the original character of the recording/mix shine through, rather than trying to "update" the sound, or make it more "competitive." Let's remove competition from music and allow it to be what it is fundamentally: unique and genuine personal expression.""

j., Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:58 (seven months ago) link

I totally support the general sentiment. Music that’s not aimed at radio should be mixed as richly and dynamically as possible. On the other hand, of course, I’ve been thinking lately that in the era of phone listening, a lot of music could benefit from a return to mono.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 29 June 2019 01:52 (seven months ago) link

that is a for-real deep idea, I think a lot about mono myself

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 29 June 2019 03:04 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...


j., Monday, 29 July 2019 21:59 (six months ago) link

one month passes...


four cuts from ca. '09-'12.

j., Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:18 (five months ago) link

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