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There are two bands called Liturgy:

1. Liturgy are a band from Brooklyn, New York. Originally the solo project of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, the band expanded to a four piece in 2008, after the release of the 12” Immortal Life, which was followed in 2009 with their debut album Renihilation. The group call their style “”,which is described in a declaration written by Hunt-Hendrix. Their second LP, titled Aesthethica, came out in May 2011. Hunter was also previously a member of screamo group birthday boyz and Holy Wars (

2. Liturgy are a band from the United States. They formed in 2003 by Matti Way (Vocals, ex-Disgorge (US), ex-Cinerary) and Jamie Bailey (Bass also with Brodequin and ex-Cinerary). Jamie’s brother Mike Bailey (Guitar also with Brodequin) and his friend Jon Engman (Drums, ex-Brodequin, Foetopsy) joined and the line-up was complete. The band has released “Dawn of Ash” in 2004 by the label Unmatched Brutality and are currently working on material for their second full length entitled “The Genesis Race”.


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  • yerdumb666

    Wow best true black metal I've ever heard but they ripped off Sunbather. Still better than that fake Mayhem/Emperor/Darkthrone crap though.

    28 Jul 5:29am Reply
  • Nagsworth

    God this is fucking shite. False black metal can suck its dad.

    25 Jul 9:31pm Reply
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    25 Jul 4:26pm Reply
  • AnCoconuts

    I don't think it's too pretentious - I actually think it's genuine and interesting - but HHH did ruin himself with that ridiculous manifesto..really garbage move.

    21 Jul 3:00pm Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    If it weren't for the absolutely hilarious fluff surrounding Transcendental Triple H's band nobody would give a single shit about this subpar pretend black metal bullshit. Go listen to Krallice if you want to hear a band that's more than competent enough to do this kind of music.

    20 Jul 1:51pm Reply
  • AnCoconuts

    Dawn of Ash is actually pretty dope too. Oh well.

    18 Jul 5:47pm Reply
  • jonowev

    Brutal Death Metal. Fuck your hipster bullshit.

    17 Jul 1:13am Reply
  • AnCoconuts

    just heard their material off of the oval split - what a groove! couldn't be more excited for the next album.

    16 Jul 9:25pm Reply
  • Shad4k

    Someone doesn't have the attention span to finish reading my first sentence.

    12 Jul 4:45am Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    "Liturgy's success." What success?

    7 Jul 10:00pm Reply
  • johnnyboy898

    Greg and Tyler rejoin the band and play on the next album:

    26 Jun 9:48pm Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    I hope I'll never ever be forced to listen to this crap.

    21 Jun 3:49pm Reply
  • GimmeYourNectar

    Liturgy sucks ass [2]

    19 Jun 4:40pm Reply
  • Shad4k

    I think it's a really interesting sign of Liturgy's success that they're still prompting a lot of discussion, good or bad, three years since their last release. I for one think any attempt to compare them to "classic" black metal is pretty misguided on all fronts. Hunter made that mistake himself in his essay, but it was a decent if arrogant effort to attempt to explain what was going on. What we have really been hearing lately with bands like Liturgy, Deafheaven, and especially Krallice is the legacy of post-rock's influence on music in general. Ten years ago bands like Mono were coincidentally applying stylistic methods very, very similar to black metal in the climaxes of their songs, but the feeling was always a sort of fleeting triumph. But post-rock aimed to build up to this point from a neutral state of silence. With post-black metal ("transcendental" please fuck off) you have this idea of juxtaposing the climax to an opposite extremity, rendering it more poignant.

    11 Jun 4:01pm Reply
  • johnnyboy898

    what about descendental black metal

    5 Jun 1:02am Reply
  • bobo9390

    Transcendental black metal is cool. I'm now on the hunt for transcendental nu metal and thrash metal.

    22 May 8:46pm Reply
  • HoxtonTom

    memecore, mucore, triangles, vhs, best new vapormeme 9.0

    14 May 5:57am Reply
  • A_hope_today

    I just say that each society shapes its culture, and BM was a product of some nihilist and anti-humanist European background. I just say that American culture will produce its own brand of BM, but it won't be like in Europe and TRVE BM hooligans will complain forever about USBM without understanding this. That's all. I agree with your 'free will' point, but 'free will' is not absolute, is limited by society and its cultural/economical/political relations.

    2 May 5:42pm Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    though, honestly, this won't go anywhere because the rift is massive. I don't find music politically motivated - I believe creation makes the culture but culture does not necessitate the creation, especially in modern times - and I'm certain the brother I'm responding to does, or he wouldn't have made such a poignant analysis, so there's nothing to gain. the disagreement is from the outset. how much free will does man have? each of us will decide if we're a symptom of society or a symptom of our own freewill. I guess I mean the whole anti-intellectual sentiment I carry with that too. anti-history; anti-politics; anti-human. that's suitably a more black metal conclusion.

    2 May 5:45am Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    and what about asian black metal? south american black metal? are they somehow more capable in imitating culture and america isn't? is black metal now european folk music? I again object to this nonsense. metal has its own unique subculture in modern times. the motivations to why the scenes started are dead.

    2 May 5:21am Reply
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