Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Top 12 of 2011: #11 - Liturgy

In years past, I've tended to fret and stress and just about hyperventilate about the whole "so many records to catch up on, so little time" situation that is the creation of those end of year/best of lists. In order to alleviate some of the fretting (and the frown lines!), I've decided it was time to streamline the whole process and make it something beautifully simple. I chose a dozen records that I've really loved this past year, and ranked them. The rankings, friends, come courtesy of the ole iPod. It's practically scientific, y'all! What the iPod says goes. At least, this time anyway.

Why I Decree It To Be So: "Brutal is a good way to begin to describe Aesthethica. 91.4% of the time, Liturgy is unleashing sheer savagery upon us all, with vocals that beg to raise the dead and a wall of noise that bursts eardrums, melts faces, and pretty probably peels paint. How they manage to make that so damned enjoyable is the mystery. Perhaps owing much to the band's obvious talent, the songs exhibit a deftness with composition and layering; intricate riffs are to be found in abundance and the battery of the drums can't fail to impress." (more here)

mp3: Generation (Liturgy from Aesthethica)

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