Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice


8.6 | 112 votes |
Release date: 27 June 2005
Style: Ambient black metal

Owners:

97 have it
16 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
Metren
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 (12)

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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28.03.2017 - 03:18
Vombatus
Potorro
^noice!

Anyone know from where the really short sample on Minions (6:22) is taken from?
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28.03.2017 - 20:09
Rating: 10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Vombatus on 28.03.2017 at 03:18

^noice!
Anyone know from where the really short sample on Minions (6:22) is taken from?

According to my google-jitsu, The sample is a dude saying ""desecration of Christ" and it comes from The Exorcist: The Beginning.

The sampling is unbelievable strong on this album. Probably my favorite album in that regard. The unnerving crows in the beginning, The foreboding sample from The Omen on "Spectre As Valkerie Is", Silvia's sample of course is an absolute masterpiece. I wonder if the line "Conquer or Serve?" from "Vortex Chalice" is a sample or just Wrest's voice heavily manipulated, either way... Chills all over my spine! <3
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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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29.03.2017 - 01:19
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Mr. Doctor on 28.03.2017 at 20:09

According to my google-jitsu, The sample is a dude saying ""desecration of Christ" and it comes from The Exorcist: The Beginning.


Thanks for the info!

Agree about the samples. I think atmospheric/doomy BM could really benefit of more sampling. Just add a nihilistic movie quote, some reverb, and the song instantly becomes better!
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19.06.2017 - 05:13
VIG
Viggg
I had an odd experience with this album the other day. I was listening to it and I happened to get up and looked in a mirror, and I thought, listening to something like this while looking at a mirror will make you hate yourself
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19.06.2017 - 12:57
Dima
Written by VIG on 19.06.2017 at 05:13

I had an odd experience with this album the other day. I was listening to it and I happened to get up and looked in a mirror, and I thought, listening to something like this while looking at a mirror will make you hate yourself

that's hilarious
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19.06.2017 - 13:34
Rating: 10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by VIG on 19.06.2017 at 05:13
I had an odd experience with this album the other day. I was listening to it and I happened to get up and looked in a mirror, and I thought, listening to something like this while looking at a mirror will make you hate yourself

Either that or make you see the odd black figure staring at you. A ghostly album no doubt.
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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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19.06.2017 - 20:11
VIG
Viggg
Written by Dima on 19.06.2017 at 12:57

Written by VIG on 19.06.2017 at 05:13

I had an odd experience with this album the other day. I was listening to it and I happened to get up and looked in a mirror, and I thought, listening to something like this while looking at a mirror will make you hate yourself

that's hilarious


Isn't it?

Written by Mr. Doctor on 19.06.2017 at 13:34

Either that or make you see the odd black figure staring at you. A ghostly album no doubt.


Indeed.
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26.08.2017 - 08:50
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Yeah this is good shit.
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24.11.2017 - 19:56
VIG
Viggg
Written by Jaeryd on 26.08.2017 at 08:50

Yeah this is good shit.

This is 10/10 shit, get yo puny 9/10 outta here.
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01.12.2017 - 16:30
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by VIG on 24.11.2017 at 19:56

This is 10/10 shit, get yo puny 9/10 outta here.

Might still get to that point; I never rate anything a 10 unless I've heard it a million times and have finalized my decision. This is probably one of those albums where I'm going to do that.
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02.12.2017 - 13:47
Rating: 10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
When your automatic reaction to hearing a crow is always humming the intro to "Piercing Where They Might"... You just know that's a ten right there.
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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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09.12.2017 - 18:37
VIG
Viggg
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.12.2017 at 13:47

When your automatic reaction to hearing a crow is always humming the intro to "Piercing Where They Might"... You just know that's a ten right there.

I do the same thing. Actually, just the other day there were some crows outside my school and I thought of that song in my head.
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09.12.2017 - 22:43
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Something about this record still doesn't click. I know it's good and I enjoy listening to it, but I find some tracks drag a little and the atmosphere feels a little limited, like it doesn't full envelope me. I wish there was more of the depressing howling background versus the almost cheesy synth that seems to always take the forefront.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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18.01.2018 - 23:29
Maco
Carnivore
NWN! is honored to present this new edition of "Lurker of Chalice," which will include the bonus track featured on previous vinyl editions of the album. Additionally, NWN! will be working with Wrest to unearth and remaster some previously unreleased Lurker of Chalice material for future releases.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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19.01.2018 - 04:52
VIG
Viggg
Written by Maco on 18.01.2018 at 23:29

NWN! will be working with Wrest to unearth and remaster some previously unreleased Lurker of Chalice material for future releases.

I don't want that, though..
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20.01.2018 - 12:49
Rating: 10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Argh, that's just "kvlt" drivel. Following albums will not tarnish at all the effect this album has on people. That's just "comic guy" mentality.
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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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26.01.2018 - 21:57
Maco
Carnivore
Written by VIG on 19.01.2018 at 04:52

I don't want that, though..


I need more
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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07.05.2018 - 20:04
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
I really don't think new LOC material would sit well with me, truly think about it. As others have noted, it'd probably ruin the magic surrounding this release a little and the sort of "one off treasure" status that it's amassed over time. I highly respect Wrest for keeping what other stuff has been recorded under wraps for so long too. He's clearly an artist who understands when to not beat something to death and when to respect the legacy surrounding a piece of work instead of continuously milking it for fans and cash.
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Go tell that long tongue liar, go tell the midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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07.06.2018 - 02:42
VIG
Viggg
Written by Apothecary on 07.05.2018 at 20:04

I really don't think new LOC material would sit well with me, truly think about it. As others have noted, it'd probably ruin the magic surrounding this release a little and the sort of "one off treasure" status that it's amassed over time. I highly respect Wrest for keeping what other stuff has been recorded under wraps for so long too. He's clearly an artist who understands when to not beat something to death and when to respect the legacy surrounding a piece of work instead of continuously milking it for fans and cash.

Exactly, man, at least you get it.
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07.06.2018 - 12:36
Dima
It's like Zinedine Zidane. He won 3 champions league titles in a row as a coach, finished 3-0 then fucked off into the sunset. I agree on not ever seeing a silhouette of Wrest infront of the sun heading our way.
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11.06.2018 - 18:15
Mercurial
Eh, like Rod said any new material wouldn't diminish the status of this for me. I love this release because it's an hour of perfect music, not because it's the only album under that name.

I don't listen to albums and think "Wrehhh, I can't enjoy this now. Goddamn that less than brilliant other record they released!"

If that's you then maybe you're into the mystique of something, rather than the art itself.
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11.06.2018 - 23:19
Rating: 10
Alakazam
Written by Apothecary on 07.05.2018 at 20:04

He's clearly an artist who understands when to not beat something to death and when to respect the legacy surrounding a piece of work instead of continuously milking it for fans and cash.

From the artists side, what would really be wrong about pursuing that if you are aware of its niche reception? Many of the recent reissues from NWN went to zero as fast as a Mayflies lifespan.
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30.07.2018 - 17:38
Maco
Carnivore
The CD is available to buy from Nuclear War Now's website, but I'm not sure if I can trust it.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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22.08.2018 - 12:35
Rating: 6
Dum-Grishnahk
First track is really good and atmospheric. But rest of tracks are boring as fuck.
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22.08.2018 - 12:51
Rating: 10
LuciferOfGayness
Pain in the ass
Written by Dum-Grishnahk on 22.08.2018 at 12:35

First track is really good and atmospheric. But rest of tracks are boring as fuck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding
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"Every night, full of drugs and liquor, I see, floating above my bed, the Devil.
This woman in white dress, Satan Herself.
She's beautiful. She's there for me. Translucent.
I'm in love with her."
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22.08.2018 - 15:49
Rating: 6
Dum-Grishnahk
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 22.08.2018 at 12:51

Written by Dum-Grishnahk on 22.08.2018 at 12:35

First track is really good and atmospheric. But rest of tracks are boring as fuck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding
Bro.. I'm from Turkey. I can't enter to Wikipedia.
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23.08.2018 - 08:21
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Dum-Grishnahk on 22.08.2018 at 15:49

Written by LuciferOfGayness on 22.08.2018 at 12:51

Written by Dum-Grishnahk on 22.08.2018 at 12:35

First track is really good and atmospheric. But rest of tracks are boring as fuck.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding
Bro.. I'm from Turkey. I can't enter to Wikipedia.


Use Tor.

Maybe use proxies, if possible.
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20.12.2018 - 17:17
Rating: 8
Paulh
A tough one to call between an 8 or a 9. I would give it 8.5 overall, but with a very slight leaning towards an 8.

The atmosphere is amazing, but the only negative for me is that it can become a little bit monotonous in places with a little bit too much repetition. Overall, I am impressed though.
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23.04.2019 - 03:14
Maco
Carnivore
Bought it, it's worth it.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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13.01.2020 - 05:41
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I've listened to this album probably a dozen times to have it hopefully "click" with one of the listens... Still has yet to happen. I still just find this too loose, meandering, and almost empty to me. The lead solos and melody from the synth is distracting from the rumbling, almost spinning feeling bass and guitar.
I've listened with good headphones, and through good speakers, at night and in the middle of the day, when I'm tired, when I'm sad, when I'm happy... still not holy to me

I'm halfway through listening again and for sure there are a ton of good moments and songs (The Blood Falls... is spectacular), but it doesn't reach that god tier like it does for so many others. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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