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Kardashev - Liminal Rite

8.2 | 132 votes |
Release date: 10 June 2022
Style: Atmospheric death metal, Deathcore


35 have it
7 want it

01. The Approaching Of Atonement
02. Silvered Shadows
03. Apparitions In Candlelight
04. Dissever
05. Lavender Calligraphy
06. The Blinding Threshold
07. Compost Grave-Song
08. Cellar Of Ghosts
09. Glass Phantoms
10. A Vagabond's Lament
11. Beyond The Passage Of Embers

Top 20 albums of 2022: 6

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published 14.06.2022 | Comments (9)

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13.06.2022 - 16:04
Rating: 9

My favorite 2022 discovery so far.
This record combines memorability with engulfing atmosphere, and effectively marries frailty and aggression. A moving, haunting release. The vocals are a clear standout on this one, both the ethereal cleans and the relentless growls and screams, and the airy guitar passages paint a beautiful soundscape. While the music certainly utilizes a lot of death-doom elements, along with a few flurries of blackened deathcore onslaught, I would say that the ‘post-metal’ tag wouldn’t be too inappropriate in this case as well.
It’s awesome that there are still quite a few bands that have their own signature sound, especially when the execution is so top-notch.
13.06.2022 - 17:57
Rating: 9

One of the best albums of the year without a doubt.
"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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13.06.2022 - 22:59
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
Wow not exactly what I was expecting, this is like listening to a more brutal Opeth at times, it's very well produced I can say that much, and the songs are very well structured, I particularly like the slow build ups, and the many fantastic vocals styles they achieve, all of which create an emotional, and at times deeply dark and disturbing atmosphere.

"Silvered Shadows", "Compost Grave-Song" and "A Vagabond's Lament" are really top quality tracks, but "Beyond The Passage Of Embers" is an epic closure, the main highight of the album for me.

The main downside I personally have is with the snare drum, which at times I find too high in the which can occasionally be off putting for me, and the fact I need to be in the exact right mood for it, with zero distraction, to fully appreciate it, but other than that it's a very good album.
14.06.2022 - 14:30
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog
Huge improvement over their debut (don't remember the EP). Will have to listen to this again for sure. The only thing I didn't like was the melodic guitar leads - at times they don't match the aesthetic of the music...almost like an unintended juxtaposition. Anyhow, hears hoping they continue down this path!
27.07.2022 - 22:45
J the Metallizer

A little long in the tooth but quite beautiful throughout. Love his cleans over chuggy riffs.
A lot of times, listening to blackened death metal is a lot like waking up after a night of heavy drinking: you know you had a decent time, but you can’t remember much of it. - Mark Z.
27.07.2022 - 23:13
Rating: 10

Super non-standard sound and style🤥 The musicians themselves are uniquely talented, the vocalist sings 3-4 types of voice, wow. The drums are unique close to perfection… The bass player is amazing… the guitar player is perfect.. These guys have a unique future. Brutal album all around! I look forward to seeing them with something new. Guys, if you read the posts here, know that you are unique. Keep going with new music!

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