Body, The / Christs, Redeemers
Album: Christs, Redeemers   Collection:General
Artist:Body, The   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-24 Pull Date: 2013-12-26 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Dec 15 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 17 Nov 10 Nov 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 11, 2013: Brownian Motion
Night Of Blood In A World Without End
4. Nov 20, 2013: Brownian Motion
Melt Away
2. Dec 04, 2013: Brownian Motion
To Attempt Openess
5. Nov 16, 2013: Music Casserole
The Mourner Of Perished Days
3. Nov 27, 2013: Brownian Motion
6. Nov 13, 2013: Brownian Motion
To Attempt Openess

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2013-10-23
Perfect mix of experimental noise, ambiance, plodding doom metal. Jarboe era mid 80’s Swans crossed with Wolf Eyes, Sun ((O))), Boris, and Nadja. Heavy as heaven, with lovely angelic female touches that bring to mind early 4AD Records (Dead Can Dance?) contrasted with satanic screamo disturbing lyrics/vocals that are set deep in the mix, thereby avoiding the “screamo metal” moniker. This is some truly amazing stuff, scratches that itch that Swans did in 1985, Sunn did in 2003, Nadja did in 2008.
No discernible FCCs (or lyrics for that matter, mostly)

1) (3:16) swirling atmospheric tones w/ fem chant-like vocs, very 4AD
2) (6:59) killer noise drone intro, then full on dramatic doom plod a la late 80’s Swans, screamo distorto vocs appear after a few moments, deep in mix
3) (3;46) super cool soundbed of noise/atmosphere, creepy sample w/ plod beat followed by angels in the rafters choral drama, screamo vocs
4) (5:06) hits the heavy plod from start, somber strings appear intensifying the drama
5) (2:57) galloping pounding thrash goes halftime to become the plod you requested
6) (2:30) somber solo cello and strings with discernable female vocs, very 4AD as it builds w/ crushing soundbed, no beat
7) (4:54) heres a rocker: mid paced head nodder
8) (4:27) a different type of plod, more gated or electronic feel, builds into layers
9) (3:11) white noise buried intro where as the track progresses things start crawling out of the grave into another great plod w/ some interesting rhythmic stuff happening later
10) (6:59) begins w/ pounding near thrashout, quickly ends into a looping kick ass noise that becomes the mother of all plods, ends cold with noise drone

Track Listing
1. The Mourner Of Perished Days   6. Night Of Blood In A World Without End
2. To Attempt Openess   7. Prayers Unanswered
3. Melt Away   8. Denial Of The Species
4. An Altar Or A Grave   9. Shrouded
5. Failure To Desire To Communicate   10. Bearer Of Bad Tidings