So is the latest split from CHRCH and Fister a brutal, transcendent, dissonant, punishing slab of metal? Fuck yeah it is. Perhaps more exceptionally, it exemplifies the core sublime element of metal: sustained tension. Over the course of nearly forty minutes, CHRCH and Fister, employing different sonic palettes and lineups, craft a perfect split for the moment: unholy, polluted, funereal and dismal – a requiem for humanity’s end times that is as beautiful as it is ugly. - The Sludgelord
released November 17, 2017
CHRCH side: Recorded and mixed by Pat Hills at Earthtone Studios in Sacramento, CA March 2017. Mastered by Gabe Usery in June of 2017
Fister side: Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios
Artwork by Ethan Lee McCarthy (Cool Ghoul)
Layout by N. Constantino Designs
Released November 17, 2017 by Crown and Throne Ltd.
PSA: if there was an album you heard a couple years ago and thought it was ok, listen to it again and you might love it.
That's what happened to me with this album. I cannot fathom why it didn't stick with me back then. Same thing happened with Decoherence's Unitarity for that matter. Matten