Saturday, July 7, 2012

Liturgy/Aesthethica/Thrill Jockey Records/2011 CD Review


  Liturgy  are  a  band  from  New York  that  plays  a  very  experimental  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2011  album  "Aesthetica"  which  was  released  by  Thrill  Jockey  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them, as  for  the  synths  and  sound  effects  when  they  are  utilized  they  bring  a  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sound  to  the  music .

  Rhythm guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  post  black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some  primitive  elements  while  adding  in  some  melody  and  influences  from  experimental  music  and  post  rock,  while  the lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  post  rock  sounding  guitar  leads  

  Vocals  are  all  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  chanting,  while  the  lyrics  cover  transcendental  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Liturgy  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental,  post  black metal  band  which  will  appeal  to  some  people  but  not  all  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  style  of  music,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "High  Gold"  "Sun  Of  Light"  "Veins  Of  God"  and  "Harmonia".  RECOMMENDED  BUY

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