On Friday longtime favorites Krallice played to a very packed Union Pool, along with the duo Orphan and fellow NYC black metal crews Malkuth and Liturgy. I’d just put on a Halloween show with Krallice and Malkuth, so I timed my arrival to catch Krallice celebrating the release of their great second album Dimensional Bleedthrough. Because of the quartet’s endless multi-tasking — drummer Lev Weinstein’s in Bloody Panda, Mick Barr is Mick Barr, Colin Marston plays in Dysrhythmia, Behold… The Arctopus, Gorguts, etc., and is an active producer — you see the guys out at shows and parties all the time, but rarely get them in the same place at the same time to play an actual show. Add that to the recent attention paid to the band in places like the New York Times and the fact that it was Friday the 13th and it makes perfect sense my show cohorts were worrying about fire codes. If you missed it, take a look at this truly epic start to the set via Dimensional’s opening title track (one of my favorite songs of the year) and “Autocthon,” the 9-minute blast that also follows it on the album. The first is sung by Barr, the second by bassist Nick McMaster, who handles previously posted “The Mountain” and has no face in the above thumbnail. The movement from intricate, transcendent banshee black metal to mathed-out muscular death metal? Phenomenal.
Dimensional Bleedthrough is out via Profound Lore.