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Kardashev - Liminal Rite

8.2 | 93 votes |
Release date: 10 June 2022
Style: Atmospheric death metal, Deathcore


21 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 (8)

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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: 8
A Nice Guy
Wow I'm amazed, this is like listening to a more brutal Opeth at times, it's very well produced, and the songs are so well structured, I particularly like the slow build ups, and the many fantastic vocals styles, all of which create an emotional, and at times deeply 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 only downside I personally have is the snare drum, which at times is too high in the mix which I sometimes find off putting, and the fact I need to be in the exact right mood for it, and with zero distraction to fully appreciate it, but other than that it's a great 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!

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