Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice


8.6 | 95 votes |
Release date: 27 June 2005
Style: Ambient black metal

Owners:

86 have it
11 want it


01. I
02. Piercing Where They Might
03. Spectre As Valkerie Is
04. Minions
05. Paramnesia
06. This Blood Falls As Mortal Part III
07. Granite
08. Vortex Chalice
09. Fastened To The Five Points

Additional info
Supposedly limited to 777 hand-numbered copies on Southern Lord though there are actually more than this. Numerous copies numbered '777/777' have appeared on eBay.

2xLP version with exclusive bonus track called "Wail" released by Southern Lord. Numerous different colored presses exist.

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
9.3
Lurker Of Chalice, a name that should ring a bell for the Black metallers out there. Two completely unavailable demos, one hard-to-get full-length. A full-length that cost many Black metaller a dear buck until it was finally re-released by Southern Lord. In my opinion, Lurker Of Chalice's self-titled, début and at the same time also final album was one of the few albums on e-bay that actually deserved to be sold for more than thirty quid/bucks???. Why? Let me tell you why.

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published 06.10.2008 | Comments (8)

Guest review by
Arcanewind
Rating:
10
Once in the bluest of blue moons, an album comes along that not only reminds one of the reasons why they love music, but gives reasons never before imagined. Rarely - if ever before - have inspiration and craftsmanship, atmosphere and songwriting combined as well as they do on Lurker Of Chalice.

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published 01.01.2017 | Comments (11)

Too much of a fanboy? Probably...
Yet I still feel the obligation to remind our users that one of the modern classics of black metal has just turned a decade old.

It remains as unique and soul-draining as the very day it was released.
No happiness, no sadness, no fear, no hope... Pure emptiness.

Celebrate the void!

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07.11.2014 - 17:47
Rating: 9
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly

Posts: 2233
From: Germany

I can't tell how much I enjoyed this album, everything is great about this album. I had heard only one song out of it which was This Blood Falls As Mortal, but now I listened to the whole album which was truly great.
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The Fangirl.
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11.01.2015 - 23:29
Lit.
Account deleted
I love this like nothing else in black metal:

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12.03.2015 - 16:50
Rating: 10
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Started off as a 6-7/10. After I became more comfortable with the unfamiliar side of metal, I gave it a 9..and then eventually a 10. It's up there in the spire somewhere now.
Over the past week i've showered in the dark, fallen asleep and stared into nothingness to this. I've always considered The Mantle as the peak due to how it assisted/improved my poor mental state earlier in life. But this is different. In a way it's a toss up but for me there's no substitute to either album and there probably never will be. Imagination is the ultimate virtual reality and picturing limbo, emptiness, is still picturing something. So it's an album that stimulates my mind when I want it to but soothes it when I need it do. It's a musical vacuum that to many people exists but to me it lives.
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07.04.2015 - 07:12
Rating: 10
Maco

Posts: 1384
From: Peru

Is this gonna be staff-picked for its 10th anniversary? If so, I would be glad to join the party.
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26.05.2015 - 18:20
Rating: 10
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Decade ^.^ Too bad I didn't know about this 10 years ago. People sell this thing upwards of $80 these days ;-;
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28.05.2015 - 04:20
Rating: 10
Maco

Posts: 1384
From: Peru



Happy birthday number 10 to one of the greatest albums ever.
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I'm derp.
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28.05.2015 - 08:44
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16467
From: Sweden

Motherfucking masterpiece right here.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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28.05.2015 - 18:33
Rating: 10
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Would you look at that. Found a copy for $24 haha.
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28.05.2015 - 23:35
Lit.
Account deleted
Oh, wow. They finally fixed the list-directing thing. Now this album can look as important as it actually is.
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29.05.2015 - 00:05
Rating: 10
Apothecary
Drone Strike

Posts: 3912
From: USA

This is really one of the few albums I can firmly say is worthy of all the hype that it gets. Incredibly spooky atmosphere and really varied songwriting too, I mean Minions for example (favorite track) is borderline drone-ish. Some people might think I'm overestimating the degree to which there is, but I personally heard a lot of influence from this album on the new Leviathan one, and it's part of why I love the latter so much as well.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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25.07.2015 - 05:15
Rating: 10
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

For those who haven't heard the vinyl bonus track
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27.07.2015 - 01:50
Rating: 7
no one

Posts: 4266
From: New Zealand

Feel like i have to wipe the jizim from my eyes after reading through this thread.

Though it's good i like Leviathan better.
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02.10.2015 - 00:07
Rating: 10
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Nothing gets me through tough times like listening to this album and remembering that in the end we are all nothing and will never amount to anything.
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02.10.2015 - 00:08
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19150
From: UK

Written by Alex F on 02.10.2015 at 00:07

Nothing gets me through tough times like listening to this album and remembering that in the end we are all nothing and will never amount to anything.

Nihilism / Absurdism for the win.
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02.10.2015 - 00:10
Rating: 10
Alex F

Posts: 3039


Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.10.2015 at 00:08

Nihilism / Absurdism for the win.

Really that seems to be the most accurate summation of this album
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02.10.2015 - 00:12
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19150
From: UK

Written by Alex F on 02.10.2015 at 00:10

Really that seems to be the most accurate summation of this album

It's definitely the ultimate comfort in nothingness record I would say.
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03.10.2015 - 13:09
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free

Posts: 2400
From: Syria

You guys are keeping this circkejerk going ? .... let me join in.
I find it amazing that this album still has the ability to grow on me ... it hasn't yet plateaud in terms of how every subsequent listen feels, it's probably because i don't listen to it a lot but judging by how it still touches me after all this time, I can safely say that this is one of the highlights of my journey in music
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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28.01.2016 - 13:50
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Posts: 852
From: Indonesia

What 4, 6, 7 ratings?
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Fucking posers
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28.01.2016 - 15:39
Rating: 10
Paz
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Posts: 2868
From: Poland

People have different tastes - deal with it
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28.01.2016 - 15:42
Rating: 10
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Written by Paw!! on 28.01.2016 at 13:50

What 4, 6, 7 ratings?
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Fucking posers


Meh. I'd have given this a 5 or 6 the first time I heard it. I'd like to think they gave it 1 listen and if returned would give it a 9 or 10 the 2nd go around ^.^
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28.01.2016 - 20:56
Rating: 10
Maco

Posts: 1384
From: Peru

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I'm derp.
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28.01.2016 - 23:03
Rating: 7
no one

Posts: 4266
From: New Zealand

Im a poser
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nobody
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28.01.2016 - 23:07
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19150
From: UK

Written by no one on 28.01.2016 at 23:03

Im a poser

Yes, you are.

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28.01.2016 - 23:09
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS

Posts: 3941
From: Brazil

Written by no one on 28.01.2016 at 23:03

Im a poser

Two
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2016

2017
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28.01.2016 - 23:10
Rating: 10
Maco

Posts: 1384
From: Peru

Written by no one on 28.01.2016 at 23:03

Im a poser

Written by Karlabos on 28.01.2016 at 23:09

Two


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06.03.2016 - 06:04
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Posts: 852
From: Indonesia

Written by Karlabos on 28.01.2016 at 23:09

Written by no one on 28.01.2016 at 23:03

Im a poser

Two

Haha sorry guys I didn't see your votes. But I bet you two are cool.
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06.03.2016 - 09:38
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16467
From: Sweden

Written by Paw!! on 06.03.2016 at 06:04

Written by Karlabos on 28.01.2016 at 23:09

Written by no one on 28.01.2016 at 23:03

Im a poser

Two

Haha sorry guys I didn't see your votes. But I bet you two are cool.


One of them gave a 7 to the newest Liturgy. A seven... Just like this album. That's all I'm gonna say.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.03.2016 - 14:02
Rating: 7
no one

Posts: 4266
From: New Zealand

Oh no, that must mean he really is a poser.
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nobody
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06.03.2016 - 14:52
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Posts: 852
From: Indonesia

Written by no one on 06.03.2016 at 14:02

Oh no, that must mean he really is a poser.

I said sorry
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08.11.2016 - 03:56
Rating: 10
Arcanewind
Dreadrealm

Posts: 248
From: Estonia

Another album, that makes me want to create my own music and completely give up at the same time. Pretty much the best thing I've ever listened to.
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Dreadrealm's bandcamp with free downloads: https://dreadrealm.bandcamp.com/
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