Liturgy- Aesthethica

On Liturgy’s latest album, the interplay and musicianship that made 2009′s Renihilation so memorable are magnified with tons of syncopation and detail. Another great addition to this band’s style is their use of swells and crescendos, and it’s not in the cliche post-rock way that we’re all so used to. This band’s dynamics are a [...]

On Liturgy’s latest album, the interplay and musicianship that made 2009′s Renihilation so memorable are magnified with tons of syncopation and detail.

Another great addition to this band’s style is their use of swells and crescendos, and it’s not in the cliche post-rock way that we’re all so used to. This band’s dynamics are a result of musicianship and performing as a cohesive unit, not a ton of sound effects throw in during post-production.

Outside of that, the chord progressions of this album are rich and melodic. It’s a sweet counterpoint to all of the harsh vocals, guitar chords, and crash cymbals. The moments where tremolo-picked guitars are layered on top of each other only enhance the effect.

There are a few underwhelming moments, and a couple detours, but the album is pretty dang solid! I’m loving the sound, the style, and the songs.

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  • http://post.thing.net/blog/244 joseph Nechvatal

    Fantastic. A very detailed review. Most helpful. Thank you.

  • Marcel

    hmmmm…usually i am en par with most of your reviews but this album is really boring. compared to cobalt/agalloch/deathspell omega this is a very generic record… good drumming ??? where ?..check out cobalt for outstanding drumming. anyhow i love your passion

  • admin

    Marcel, you didn’t find the drumming to be really dynamic? The dude builds up speed so beautifully. I really don’t see how this is a generic record in any sense of the word. I don’t know any black metal bands doing what Liturgy is doing stylistically.