You’d probably assume that any black metal band — transcendental or otherwise — covering Shellac might, at some point in the song, employ, say, a guitar. And/or some sort of rhythm section. Not Liturgy. Stripped down to main man/manifesto-penning provocateur Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Liturgy’s take on Shellac’s “Prayer To God” (part of the AV Club’s Undercover series) is performed a capella, with HHH clean-singing (rather than growling/howling) over an increasing swirl of vocal loops, which take on the effect of a chant behind the hypnotic lead vocal. Check it out.
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