Lurker Of Chalice / Lurker Of Chalice
Album: Lurker Of Chalice   Collection:General
Artist:Lurker Of Chalice   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-05 Pull Date: 2006-05-07 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 07, 2013: Deathcrush
4. Oct 11, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Sports by Schwartz Mix
Vortex Chalice
2. Jun 12, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Apparition in Doomlord's Window
Spectre As Valkerie Is
5. May 14, 2008: Brownian Bloodstains Across Den Haag
3. May 09, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Attack of the Shirtless Bro-zombies
Vortex Chalice
6. Oct 28, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Hallow's Evil edition

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-03-16
A genius work of dark music – doom & black metal, dark ambient & militant/neo-folk. Entirely created by Wrest (aka: Jeff Whitehead) of S.F.’s own Leviathan. With his other outlets Leviathan, Twilight (and appearances with Sunn 0)) he’s moved black metal into a new sonic aesthetic. Challenging, diverse & addictive “pure nightmare music”. In the realm of Death In June, Swans, Godflesh & Cold Meat Industry label.

(((((1))))) Military march & slow doomy guitar
(((((2))))) Pretty Swans/Current 93-like strumming & strangled crows (or ravens?) to haunting, fast, “endless vacuum from hell riff” & wicked vocals.
(((((((3)))))) Godflesh in the chill out room? Ultra-murky vocals & bleak yet pretty atmosphere, samples from “The Omen”.
(((((4))))) Fantastic doom/drone riff, floats between Sunn 0)), Disembowelment + layers of dark ambience & “evil shoegazer sounds”.
((((((5))))) The weirdest thing Wrest has ever recorded (and weird is definitely his forté) Slint/My Bloody Valentine-like “bliss out”, meditative chanting and dark trip-hop beats!?! WHOA!
((((((6))))) Slow, creepy electronics, sample from “The Bell Jar” (Sylvia Plath bio), desolate, sullen guitars sound off while Chthulu growls below.
(((((7))))) Hornet’s nest, West Coast Weirdo Black Metal affixed with chanting & “spoken growl” vocals.
(((((8))))) Droney, dark ambience & strummed neo/dark folk ‘ala Death In June.
((((((9))))) Final death march plunging into doomed blackness. Happily nihilistic as ever!

Track Listing
1. Piercing Where They Might   5. This Blood Falls As Mortals
2. Spectre As Valkerie Is   6. Granite
3. Minions   7. Vortex Chalice
4. Paramnesia   8. Fastened To The Five Points