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.
Four tracks and 36 minutes of some of the greatest death metal released this millennium. Not only does Blood Incantation evoke that oldschool sound and feel perfectly, they surpass all other modern bands attempting to do so. This is the gold standard of modern OSDM. monkeymeister37
"Prelapsarian" mixes Krallice's proggy influences with straight ahead punk metal. If you were to imagine a black metal version of 1974-era King Crimson, it would sound kind of like this. Definite respect goes to Colin Marston for his epic playing throughout. Though it eventually became one of my favorites, I wouldn't start with this title when first getting into Krallice (probably "Ygg Huur"). Challenging and way out there, but completely mind expanding once you take the time to really listen... bcb723