13. Krallice – Years Past Matter
This album is like an even better version of the previously mentioned III by Monolithe. This album is broken up into six tracks, but it plays like one contiguous album. It’s frantic and unrelenting in all of the ways that the Monolithe album is slow and droning. This is hyperspeed, spacy black metal. Krallice’s album from last year was a bit of Agalloch worship that I felt didn’t measure up to the parent influence. Years Past Matter, however, is completely Krallice’s own thing. This whole album has a drive to it that needs to be experienced. It’s exhilarating in all of the ways that a great action movie can be. We’re talking a Michael Bay-like pace of sonic action (without the shitty characters and writing). This is the heaviest, most intense listening experience I had all year. Sure, there were albums that were heavier. But the songcraft here takes the heaviness from gimmick to legitimate emotional experience. I would do shameful things to be able to hear this whole album performed live. I've linked to the full album.
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