The Body – Christs, Redeemers

Image: 1584314 It has been said by more than a few intrepid listeners that The Body
is the most brutal band on the planet. With ravishing grimness and
impenetrable walls of noise, the duo of Chip King and Lee Buford
create music that goes beyond what is normally considered harsh and
violent, advocating a doctrine of misanthropy to those brave enough
to take the plunge. Since their recording career began in earnest
in 2004, The Body has expanded the definition of what it means
to be a metal band, incorporating elements of noise, avant-garde
composition, and experimental electronic music into their crushing
doom and searing black metal foundation. Christs, Redeemers, the
duo’s latest transmission of loathing and revulsion, finds King and
Buford pushing even further into the horrifying unknown.
Christs, Redeemers conjures this atmosphere of foreboding and
isolation sonically, lyrically, and visually. The album opens with
washes of sound and one forlorn voice penetrating the ether before
launching into the brutal, ghostly dirge of “To Attempt Openness,”
featuring frequent collaborators the Assembly of Light Choir.
Unexpected bursts of noise, generated by guitars and electronics,
puncture any sense of comfort or complacency and eerie samples
float from the ether. King and Buford masterfully use the spectral
space between the sounds to create almost unimaginable tension,
employing silence as effectively as they do cacophony. This restraint,
the knowledge of when to punish with volume and when to punish
with the absence thereof, bestows the moments of fury with gravity.
King’s screams are the centerpiece of the band’s aesthetic: panicstricken

and distraught, constantly on the verge of breaking. His
lyrics are no less unhinged. On the album’s colossal closer “Bearer of
Bad Tidings,” he shrieks “Life worthless and devoid of any meaning…
all the world a grave.” Buford’s drums act as both a stabilizer and
instigator of the madness, at times pushing the proceedings further
into oblivion and others providing a lifeline for the listener as the
guitars and electronics deliberately push you toward the brink.

01. I, The Mourner of
Perished Days
02. To Attempt Openness
03. Melt Away
04. An Altar or a Grave
05. Failure to Desire to
06. Night of Blood in a World
Without End
07. Prayers Unanswered
08. Denial of the Species
09. Shrouded
10. Bearer of Bad Tidings

“There’s heaviness. There’s brutality. Then there’s The Body.”
– Metal Sucks


Christs, Redeemers is the brand new album from the
avant-metal duo The Body
Christs, Redeemers was recorded at Machines With
Magnets in Pawtucket, RI, where The Body has
recorded all previous album releases.
The album features guest appearances from the
Assembly of Light Choir, noise musician Work/Death
and Ryan Seaton of Callers
The Body will be touring the US extensively in the fall.
Previous albums from The Body have sold thru multiple
vinyl pressings and remain in high demand
CD version in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package
with CD in a fully artworked inner sleeve
Deluxe 2xLP version comes in a heavy duty old-style
tip-on gatefold jacket printed on uncoated husky stock.
LPs pressed on virgin vinyl and housed in artworked
inner sleeves with free download coupon
“...[One] of the most remarkable acts bubbling up from
the extreme-metal underground.” - The New Yorker
“As it crushes and collides doom metal, harsh noise,
industrial rock, and gospel singing into one mean
mess, it seems to obey no rules but its own. The result
is a singular, explosive masterpiece and one of the
year’s essential heavy exploits-- even if, at turns, it
sends you cowering.” - Pitchfork Erhältlich ab 01.11.2013
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