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Lurker Of Chalice / Lurker Of Chalice
Album:Lurker Of Chalice Collection:General
Artist:Lurker Of Chalice Added:02/2006
Label:Southern Lord Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-03-05 Pull Date:2006-05-07 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:2 Apr26 Mar19 Mar

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 07 Nov 13:The Grunt
4.Sat, 11 Oct 08:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - Sports by Schwartz Mix
2.Sat, 12 Jun 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Apparition in Doomlord's Window
5.Wed, 14 May 08:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Brownian Bloodstains Across Den Haag
3.Sat, 09 May 09:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Attack of the Shirtless Bro-zombies
6.Sat, 28 Oct 06:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - Hallow's Evil edition

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-03-16 
A genius work of dark music – doom & black metal, dark ambient & militant/neo-folk. Entirely created by Wrest (aka: Jeff Whitehead) of S.F.’s own Leviathan. With his other outlets Leviathan, Twilight (and appearances with Sunn 0)) he’s moved black metal into a new sonic aesthetic. Challenging, diverse & addictive “pure nightmare music”. In the realm of Death In June, Swans, Godflesh & Cold Meat Industry label.

(((((1))))) Military march & slow doomy guitar
(((((2))))) Pretty Swans/Current 93-like strumming & strangled crows (or ravens?) to haunting, fast, “endless vacuum from hell riff” & wicked vocals.
(((((((3)))))) Godflesh in the chill out room? Ultra-murky vocals & bleak yet pretty atmosphere, samples from “The Omen”.
(((((4))))) Fantastic doom/drone riff, floats between Sunn 0)), Disembowelment + layers of dark ambience & “evil shoegazer sounds”.
((((((5))))) The weirdest thing Wrest has ever recorded (and weird is definitely his forté) Slint/My Bloody Valentine-like “bliss out”, meditative chanting and dark trip-hop beats!?! WHOA!
((((((6))))) Slow, creepy electronics, sample from “The Bell Jar” (Sylvia Plath bio), desolate, sullen guitars sound off while Chthulu growls below.
(((((7))))) Hornet’s nest, West Coast Weirdo Black Metal affixed with chanting & “spoken growl” vocals.
(((((8))))) Droney, dark ambience & strummed neo/dark folk ‘ala Death In June.
((((((9))))) Final death march plunging into doomed blackness. Happily nihilistic as ever!

Track Listing
1.Piercing Where They Might 5.This Blood Falls As Mortals
2.Spectre As Valkerie Is 6.Granite
3.Minions 7.Vortex Chalice
4.Paramnesia 8.Fastened To The Five Points