RECORD CRACK: Pre-orders being taken for new Krallice album

Krallice released their album Dimensional Bleedthrough (which I reviewed here) last year, and would follow it up in less than a year with Diotima. For Krallice vinyl junkies, they’ve had to wait a little longer but the wait will be over, as Gilead Media will be releasing Diotima as a double LP. Copies will be shipped on or around September 20th, and you can pre-order your copy directly from Gilead Media by clicking to Gilead Media’s online store.

The vinyl will be released on 180g black vinyl, and only black. To make it even more interesting, record collectors will love the fact that the covers are being made with “tip-on” jackets, the old style of covers where the “slick” is pasted on the cardboard cover (for a visual example, click here.)

Pre-orders for the album are being taken now, and can be purchased two different ways:

1) The double LP as is
2) The double LP + a T-shirt

This T-shirt will only be available if you purchase the LP/shirt combo, it will not be sold separately. Take advantage of it while you can, and again, buy it directly from the Gilead Media’s online store.

REVIEW: Krallice’s “Dimensional Bleedthrough”

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Krallice call what they do “black metal”, but their music does not sound like the black metal I grew up on. Things are more in doom, it’s atmospheric, it’s still heavy but there’s a lightness within, or at least with these guys. In other words, Krallice aren’t a death metal band that sound like they’re from the 80’s, 90’s, or even the 00’s, this is a few steps higher than my accepted norm and I like what I hear. While Dimensional Bleedthrough was released on CD last year by Profound Lore, Gilead Media released it last month as a double vinyl (my copy on clear vinyl), so it was new to me.

The fact that this style of death metal is “advanced to me” doesn’t mean that it doesn’t take from the metal styles of the old, because the album actually begins in a way that sounds like NWOBHM. “Aridity” sounds like some of the best metal styles throughout the 80’s and 90’s, but in a progressive sense, at times an industrial sense. What I also like about this band, a trio, is that they go at it at marathon lengths, jumping out at you with vocals that can sometimes sound like screams but are more controlled and defined. Then they’ll go on these extended musical journeys that sound wonderful, but without getting lofty. Then in a song like “The Mountain” they just play furiously with walls of guitar and throaty vocals, it’s as if you’re hearing vocal cords rip, bleed, and ooze. Just as you want to get into the intensity, the song ends, but then you flip it to side three and you’re on another twisted metal adventure for 12 minutes. There’s a lot going on in these songs, so while you are able to bang your head at will, give this a serious listen by sitting through it, and you’ll hear levels of genius that will eventually put them amongst the metal greats.

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RECORD CRACK: Krallice release double vinyl for new album

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Krallice are a death metal band, and metal bands in general have been unleashing great vinyl in the last few years. Here’s another one, as the band have just released their new album, Dimensional Bleedthrough. Only 800 copies have been pressed, with 300 on clear vinyl (as shown) and 500 on standard black. You can order it courtesy of Gilead Media.