The undisputed weirdos of New York City assault again with uncompromising fury after 2012's "Years Past Matter".
Ygg Huur is more vivid, vexing, and meticulous than most of what the band's old peers still call black metal, a sentence Krallice probably no longer need to share.
This is their densest material ever, with hyperactive and coordinated guitars tucked inside sub-seven-minute windows and accompanied by a rhythm section more audacious and commanding than ever.
Krallice named Ygg Huur for a three-piece suite by late Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, remembered for his creeping, miniscule movements around a single pitch: a fitting reference for what Krallice has become. On these 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.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019