Sunday, November 7, 2010

Montreal Mirror on "The Crystal World"

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The Crystal World
This newly expanded trio is utterly devastating over the 90 minutes of this two-CD set. Dark, ambient psych and harsh noise merge perfectly with black metal vocals on opening track “Triumph of Elimination,” before the barrage settles in. The six songs on the first CD would’ve been payoff enough but when the second CD opens with the throbbing drones of the monolithic, perfectly paced, hour-long “Extinction,” Locrian brazenly announce they are the new kings of heavy, heavy psych. This trip is for real. 9/10 Trial Track: “Extinction” (Johnson Cummins)