Glass Shrine

Dec. 14, 2016


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The Pitch: New label Night Rhythms Recordings (Texas) puts out their first official release from American post-black metal band Glass Shrine.  "An ongoing study of beauty within decay."

What I Like: This is a pretty unique fusion of black metal with bright, upbeat surfer rock.  On some levels it reminds me a bit of Panopticon, but it is perhaps even more positive sounding and drifts further from its black metal foundations.  The harsh vocals are still quite vile, conjuring thoughts of even Dendritic Arbor in their croaky extremity, but then we also get some Sonic Youth sounding cleans.  This whole recording feels very 90's.  I suppose Bosse-de-Nage is a fair reference point.

What I Don't Like: Some of the guitar riffs get a bit repetetive.

The Verdict:

Flight's Fav's: Hanged to Dry, But a Willow, Glistening Golden Feathers