Krallice with Dave Edwardson

Krallice with Dave Edwardson "Loüm" CD

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Received a 7.6 rating from Pitchfork. Features DAVE EDWARDSON from NEUROSIS on lead vocals and synths. "But on their seventh and eighth albums—released during the last six weeks, without fanfare and in quick succession—KRALLICE offers a deliberate break from what had become a predictive past. On the brief but powerful Loüm, Krallice links with its first-ever special guest, Neurosis co-founder and bassist Dave Edwardson. Though a steadfast backup vocalist with his main act, Edwardson steps up front here, his brusque and hoarse shout clearing the brambles ahead of Krallice’s coiled strikes. He adds careful layers of synthesizer, too, a harbinger for the sudden shift on Go Be Forgotten, Krallice’s most unexpected and revelatory album since very near its start. An unruly mix of vintage rippers and sidewinding explorations, Go Be Forgotten is a stream of surprises, from an opening cover of a black metal obscurity to a swoon-worthy instrumental farewell of chiming guitars and droning keys. In fact, on the masterfully adventurous title track, Marston steps away from the guitar entirely, using the synthesizer to add broad symphonic swells behind the band’s meticulous motion. Nearly a decade into a prolific career, Krallice proves newly elusive."