Revised artwork for this edition. Packaged in a gatefold jacket.
Statement regarding the re-master from Krallice guitarist/engineer, Colin Marston:
I decided to re-master the first four Krallice albums for the vinyl reissues. As a music fan, I'm suspicious of the term "re-mastered," because it usually means the new version will have more treble and more compression (i.e. "louder") than the original, even when those treatments negatively affect the sound. It is important for music makers and music consumers both to understand that loudness is not an inherent quality of sound recordings; it's always relative and ultimately at the discretion of the listener. A heavily compressed ("loud") album can still be listened to quietly. Understanding this has freed me from the psychological insecurities of considering comparative loudness and has allowed me to make decisions that only improve sound when mastering.
These Krallice reissues are a rare case where the re-masters actually employ LESS eq and compression than the old masters. So this is a revision with the goal of letting more of the original character of the recording/mix shine through, rather than trying to "update" the sound, or make it more "competitive." Let's remove competition from music and allow it to be what it is fundamentally: unique and genuine personal expression.
released May 3, 2019
Mick Barr - Guitar, Vocals
Colin Marston - Guitar
Nick McMaster - Bass, Vocals
Lev Weinstein - Drums
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Colin Marston
Artwork by Max Hooper Schneider, Nick McMaster and Karlynn Holland.
supported by 32 fans who also own “Diotima (re-master)”
this band so far can do no wrong. this is an album people will be talking about for years and years to come. it's an instant classic. it has everything you want in a death metal record. this is a must have album and my album of the year in 2019 kittyandpooch
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Answers the question of where Krallice would go after "Years Past Matter." Completely unclassifiable, the songs are simultaneously compact and complex. The playing and musicanship is breathtaking... "Wastes of Ocean" into "Over Spirit" being a prime example. It must also be said that Mick Barr is a badass motherfucker all over this album. "Agony in collective ignorance/Called upon by thyself/Thyself being a part of all life/In the sickness/Quarantined in pure paranoia" Pretty prophetic, right? bcb723