Prelapsarian is the new full-length LP from Krallice, released digitally on December 21st, 2016, bookending the year with their Hyperion EP released January 1st, 2016.
Krallice continue the saga of their artistic growth by crafting elaborately composed works that are increasingly more impossible to define by typical genre terms. Not quite death metal, although obviously borrowing a great deal from the genre. Further from black metal than they’ve ever been without losing continuity with their prior compositions. Technical without alienating the listener or scattering the musical narrative. Heavy without giving way to basic metal gimmicks. Blistering in speed while never losing their precision or power.
And throughout the masterful balance in composition, Krallice also include lyrical content that appears to sway more on the side of the the personal, reflective, or commentative as opposed to the seemingly more cryptic content of previous material.
Prelapsarian stands as further evidence that Krallice are an ever-evolving entity whose works will not be shaped or defined by any force other than the desire of the band themselves. When they share their music with us it is a snapshot of their own pure intent.
released December 21, 2016
recorded mixed mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth the thousand caves Aug-Sept 2016.
Colin Marston - guitar, Lev Weinstein - drums,
Mick Barr - guitar/voice, Nicholas Mcmaster - bass guitar/voice
cover art by Nick McMaster
other photos by Koichiro Kojima
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
Krallice at their finest--triumphant, labyrinthine guitar melodies, complicated bass lines that provide a dark harmonic counterpoint, and expert drumming guiding like a lantern through the darkness. If you've never been treated to their signature brand of USBM before now, this is a perfect place to start. PannionSeer
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