Label: Thrill Jockey
For a relatively new band, Liturgy come with a lot of baggage. Some of that is critical-acclaim, for sure; but a good deal of the rest has billowed up around their high-concept approach to their music, and their – well, vocalist and guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s – relatively high-profile theorising around the band’s self-mythologised ‘transcendental black metal’. Simply type the term into Google and see the sneering responses it’s engendered, the accusations of hipsterism it’s created – and the broiling vilification it’s received from much of the black metal community. It kind of goes without saying that this is something of a shame as it gets in the way of listening to the band. And in truth, they’re a hell of a proposition.
Read the rest of the review over at The Liminal.
Liturgy - Aesthethica
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