All "The Body" stories

Return to Story

The Body & Thou – “Terrible Lie” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

The avant-garde sludge bands Thou and the Body both released excellent albums of their own in 2014 — Heathen and I Shall Die Here, respectively — and they also teamed on a terrific collaborative effort called Released From Love. This month, Thrill Jockey is re-issuing Released From Love along with a brand new album from… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 7, 2015 - 11:42 am

Watch A Short Film Inspired And Soundtracked By The Body’s I Shall Die Here

Experimental metal duo the Body’s new album, I Shall Die Here, is the darkest thing they’ve recorded. That’s in part because they teamed up with electronic/drone/nightmare producer the Haxan Cloak (Bobby Krlic), and if there’s one thing these two forces do really well it’s making music that sounds like dying — just listen to their… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 4, 2014 - 11:10 am

The Body – “Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain” (Feat. The Haxan Cloak)

Last Halloween I saw experimental metal duo the Body play a packed show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. It was a stunning show, and they delivered on the rep their live show has gained as they cycled through heavy riffing, abyssal drones, and collagist sound manipulation. So it makes sense to see them teaming u… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 4, 2014 - 10:34 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2013

Metal in 2013 will to some extent be defined by two stories that made their debuts in April, one of which was included on our list of the month’s best songs, the other which was not but deserves to be discussed here just the same. The latter is Ghost B.C.’s Infestissumam, which was released o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned — this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

By: brandon / December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

The Body – “Even Saints Knew Their Hour Of Failure And Loss” (Stereogum Premiere)

Shaggy Providence “post-doom” twosome the Body’s excellent second album All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood opens with the collective voices of the Assembly Of Light Choir, its 13 female members weaving a light, airy hymn that turns ominous as it uncoils over seven minutes and collides with a heavy, sludgy crunch supplied… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2010 - 2:05 pm