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Pale Chalice – “Transplant Of Dimensional Recourse” (Stereogum Premiere)

Flenser’s the young San Francisco black metal/doom/sludge label that’s given us material by Bosse-de-Nage, Palace of Worms, Ghast, and Panopticon along with Necrite’s Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, a fine collection minus the wrongheaded Sunn O))) worship that capped it. Afflicting The Dichotomy Of Trepid Creation, the intense forthcoming debut EP by raw Bay Area quintet Pale Chalice, shows more restraint; or, at least, it shows a lack of restraint in more interesting ways. The vocalist’s named Ephemeral Domignostika, for instance, and they tear through twisting, claustro-insane black metal focusing on “introverted psychosis” and “dimensional anomalies” (thanks, Metal Archives, aka Pale Chalice street team) with song titles like “Transplant Of Dimensional Recourse.” The quarter-speed punk riffs floating amid the other blacker ambiance on that one wins it for me, but other folks might be more impressed by an American black metal band going for an orthodox sound with no “post”‘s attached. Listen:

Palce Chalice – “Transplant Of Dimensional Recourse”

Afflicting The Dichotomy Of Trepid Creation:

01 “Transplant Of Dimensional Recourse”
02 “Command Of The Formless”
03 “Caressed By A Feeble Flame”
04 “Ascend The Idyllic Sphere”

Afflicting The Dichotomy Of Trepid Creation is out 3/8 via The Flenser. Hear some more at MySpace.

Pale Chalice Promo 2011

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