GERYON is a two-man NY-based avant-garde technical prog-death metal band comprised of one half of KRALLICE, namely bassist/vocalist Nicholas McMaster and drummer Lev Weinstein.
Solely through bass guitar, drums, and vocals, GERYON conjure a singular vision through complex layers and meticulously crafted tones where dissonance and melody maintain that equilibrium though the band’s chaotic sound. Taking from the blueprint through the duo’s experience in Krallice and Astomatous (the two-piece band McMaster and Weinstein had years before joining Krallice), GERYON while seemingly stripped down to the bare minimum without any electric guitars in the mix whatsoever, the sounds that conjure from the duo’s new album “The Wound And The Bow” (which follows 2013’s self-titled debut) present an enveloping and overwhelming sound picture.
released April 8, 2016
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves.
supported by 54 fans who also own “The Wound and the Bow”
Answers the question of where Krallice would go after "Years Past Matter." Completely unclassifiable, the songs are simultaneously compact and complex. The playing and musicanship is breathtaking... "Wastes of Ocean" into "Over Spirit" being a prime example. It must also be said that Mick Barr is a badass motherfucker all over this album. "Agony in collective ignorance/Called upon by thyself/Thyself being a part of all life/In the sickness/Quarantined in pure paranoia" Pretty prophetic, right? bcb723
supported by 45 fans who also own “The Wound and the Bow”
Krallice at their finest--triumphant, labyrinthine guitar melodies, complicated bass lines that provide a dark harmonic counterpoint, and expert drumming guiding like a lantern through the darkness. If you've never been treated to their signature brand of USBM before now, this is a perfect place to start. PannionSeer
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"Prelapsarian" mixes Krallice's proggy influences with straight ahead punk metal. If you were to imagine a black metal version of 1974-era King Crimson, it would sound kind of like this. Definite respect goes to Colin Marston for his epic playing throughout. Though it eventually became one of my favorites, I wouldn't start with this title when first getting into Krallice (probably "Ygg Huur"). Challenging and way out there, but completely mind expanding once you take the time to really listen... bcb723
supported by 43 fans who also own “The Wound and the Bow”
Their greatest work, "Go Be Forgotten" is so stylistically varied it demands multiple listens before beginning to sink in. The full-on Fripp/Belew-ish angular guitar attack in opener "This Forest..." sits side by side with the epic Rush Hemispheres-era synths on the title track. The second half of the record, touching on 70s era Miles/Eno features some intense beauty beyond the walls of metal. Listen to Krallice chronologically to fully appreciate the scale of this accomplishment. Focused chaos. bcb723