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Editors’ Notes

Krallice is known for being a technically proficient group that exercises more restraint than bravado. But with its third album, Diotima, the New York black metal band gives fans what they want by letting its collective talent run wild. Here Krallice explores more sonic topography, starting with the two-minute instrumental intro, where guitars birth a glaciered soundscape shrouded in a dark, aural atmosphere. This bleeds into “Inhume,” where some of Krallice’s most intricate (and punishing) guitar work drives the arrangements into ever-changing progressive territories. Spanning more than 12 minutes, “The Clearing” almost recalls early-'90s British shoegazing, with walls of blissed-out guitar noise and regal marching rhythms; then bassist Nick McMaster screams like a man pleading for his life. The lengthy “Litany of Regrets” contrasts brutal sonic pulverizing with beautifully intricate arrangements.

Customer Reviews

It's Free

This album is 100% free at their bandcamp. Chech em out.

I'm ok with this....

The guy's at nuclear blast would love this kinda stuff....


So apparently I missed the memo about there now being good black metal produced in the US. Seriously, this is good stuff. It reminds me of some of the real raw Norwegian stuff except this wasn't recorded in a totally grim and frostbitten basement on a crappy boombox. The vocals are a bit more reminiscent of death metal than the typical black metal shriek, but I think it works


Formed: New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A collaboration between well-respected guitarist Mick Barr (of Orthrelm and Ocrilim) and the equally well-appreciated axeman Colin Marston (of Behold... The Arctopus and Dysrhythmia), Krallice are an immensely technical -- yet somewhat restrained, compared to some of Barr's other endeavors -- black metal project whose music harks back to the early days of Burzum, Gorgoroth, and Ulver, names that helped build the black metal style in its formative years. Their debut, Krallice, was released in 2008...
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Diotima, Krallice
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Apr 26, 2011

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