New Liturgy Video
2012-02-01 by DarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | 86 Comments

New York's "transcendental" black metallers Liturgy promise a spiritual experience with their new music video, "True Will" from the album Aesthethica, now available on Pitchfork.

http://www.pitchfork.com/tv/musicvideos/1791-true-will/

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boogs
February 1st 2012

222 Comments


Too deep for me

Imperial
February 1st 2012

1719 Comments


This song and video aren't very good. There's some good songs on the album but this is just not one of them.

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


They try so hard.

Cute.

Imperial
February 1st 2012

1719 Comments


If their drummer wasn't so good this band would be a huge pile of shit.

Timmons
February 1st 2012

561 Comments


"now available on pitchfork" hahahahahaha!!

Timmons
February 1st 2012

561 Comments


wait was that supposed to be a joke?

BallsToTheWall
February 1st 2012

44164 Comments


This song is pretty good.

Black metal videos suck 995 of the time so that part doesn't concern me.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


best video

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


also their drummer left

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


had to watch with no sound

wtf is going on

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Imperial
February 1st 2012

1719 Comments


also their drummer left


Huge pile of shit...ENGAGE!

BallsToTheWall
February 1st 2012

44164 Comments


So many Florida dates so little time. I'd be a fool to miss one of Lithurgy's many tour dates.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


supposedly live shows are just like them using pads to trigger drum beats or somethign now haha

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


tribal transcendentalism ftw

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


i still can't believe this is real

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

16134 Comments


Man, I literally busted out laughing watching that.

They actually managed to make the video worse than the song.

MoosechriS
February 1st 2012

4768 Comments


Band should just fuck off. Bunch of cunts!

fuckthatnoise
February 1st 2012

1479 Comments


this is the most ridiculous/lolworthy music vid ive since seen since... The Knowing, probably.

also, i love that they're touring with Sleigh Bells. says so much about who they want their "target audience" to be. (or more accurately, to not be.)

Tyrael
February 1st 2012

20719 Comments


gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

figure337
February 1st 2012

420 Comments


This is just pathetic.

Imperial
February 1st 2012

1719 Comments


supposedly live shows are just like them using pads to trigger drum beats or somethign now haha.


I can't wait to see a video of that Cunt-Hendrix character trying to pull of tunes without the fucking backbone of the entire project. The fucking guy acted like he thought of the "burst beat"(whatever the fuck that sounds like) and acted like he was the one who pointed their previous drummer in the right direction.

foxblood
February 1st 2012

6797 Comments


ha wow the video is awful

Hawks
February 1st 2012

34221 Comments


Black metal has had some pretty hilarious videos, but this takes the fucking cake.

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zaruyache
February 1st 2012

5830 Comments


I got less than halfway through before I had to stop from fear of laughing out loud in the library. Seriously what WAS that? This seems like something I'd see on Adult Swim.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


i mean, some videos are bad but good for being bad

this brings a whole knew meaning to bad, its like they violated a spanish church special while
watching cosmos

feanaro
February 1st 2012

808 Comments


oh god, how did this happen. their other music video is actually pretty decent.



Ignimbrite
February 1st 2012

5292 Comments


the fuck

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


you guys are seriously no fun, cmon

auberginedreams
February 1st 2012

5983 Comments


i think most people here just hate on this band because they're hipsters and their singer is kind of a douche. if it was a bunch of hairy satanic dudes living in the forest with clown makeup and capes you guys would jizz all over it.

Ignimbrite
February 1st 2012

5292 Comments


not really

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


i think most people here just hate on this band because they're hipsters and their singer is kind of a douche. if it was a bunch of hairy satanic dudes living in the forest with clown makeup and capes you guys would jizz all over it.

hahahaha

fuck off

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


if it was a bunch of hairy satanic dudes living in the forest with clown makeup and capes you guys would jizz all over it.

Every Liturgy apologist has the same argument.

Sputnik collectively jizzes over Ash Borer and Fell Voices. Both bands look just as "normal" as these dudes.

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


Or, yeah, what Noctus said.

Bleekill
February 1st 2012

832 Comments


transcendental shit metal

Ire
February 1st 2012

41746 Comments


that was lolbad

auberginedreams
February 1st 2012

5983 Comments


jeez noctus calm down, i'm not used to seeing you like this :[
i'm just stating my opinion, not trying to personally attack anyone.

auberginedreams
February 1st 2012

5983 Comments


i like ash borer too but that production is a little TOO raw.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

16134 Comments


Well, you basically implied that everyone doesn't like the band can't tell the difference between shit music and good music.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


your opinion is wrong. :]

Well, you basically implied that everyone doesn't like the band can't tell the difference between shit music and good music.


^^^

auberginedreams
February 1st 2012

5983 Comments


"Well, you basically implied that everyone doesn't like the band can't tell the difference between shit music and good music."

that's not what i'm saying, i just think a lot of people have an opinion of this band that revolves more around their image than their music. obviously you can dislike it if you want to, nothing wrong with that.

auberginedreams
February 1st 2012

5983 Comments


sonic you're basically a cartoon character so i'm not really gonna take you seriously bro.

SiliconSunshine
February 1st 2012

77 Comments


I don't think there was anything to really get about that vid.

feanaro
February 1st 2012

808 Comments


i liked their album because of the way the music sounds. other people didn't like it because they didn't like the way it sounds. there are some people who judge them on the fact that they're cunts but there are valid criticisms of the music too.

zaruyache
February 1st 2012

5830 Comments


The production for Ash Borer is great what you talkin' 'bout.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

16242 Comments


lol the fuck is this

gabethepiratesquid
February 1st 2012

4521 Comments


RAH RAH RAH SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK METAL MEMES AND THIS ISN'T KVLT ENOUGH FOR ME RAH RAH RAH

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

16242 Comments


like seriously a 7 year old blind retard could create this in windows movie maker

gabethepiratesquid
February 1st 2012

4521 Comments


but no considering this band's huge Tim and Eric worship, I'm pretty sure the video is supposed to be this ridiculous.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


..................

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


But there's nothing ridiculous about the video.

It's just trendy religious and astral imagery slapped together in a sloppy, passé manner.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


im pretty sure they got all those images of the jesus..um...things off the internet because they were watermarked lol

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


Eh, it's found imagery, so that's expected.

It just reminds me of some of the shit kids turned out in video art classes in college.

gabethepiratesquid
February 1st 2012

4521 Comments


That's kind of why it's so ridiculous. I'm not saying it's GOOD, but I don't see why anyone seriously thinks they made this and were just waiting for everyone to be impressed with how great it looked. I think that thought process is even more stoopid than if they genuinely made this video to be great.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


"It just reminds me of some of the shit kids turned out in video art classes in college."

everything this band does reminds me of shitty art class college work

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


Well, I'm saying that I don't think they were expecting people to think it looked good (or I didn't fall for it, if they were doing it to get a rise out of metalheads).

I just think it's boring and amateurish (and not in the charming/clever sort of way).

AdenZerda
February 1st 2012

118 Comments


Of course it's on pitchfork. Of course

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


they are in the video, actually. :]

deathofasalesman
February 1st 2012

5809 Comments


This was made in fucking iMovie.

Lead singer probably ripped all these trash clips off YouTube and put 'em together one night thinking it was the most mind-transcending shit of all time.

Hawks
February 1st 2012

34221 Comments


i think most people here just hate on this band because they're hipsters and their singer is kind of a douche. if it was a bunch of hairy satanic dudes living in the forest with clown makeup and capes you guys would jizz all over it.

Or their music just fucking sucks. The fact that their singer is a douche just adds to that. Plus, as Vesper said, bands like Ash Borer and Fell Voices look just as normal and they're two of the best black metal bands in the modern scene. Also, Deafheaven looks even more "hipster" than Liturgy, but they make much better music.

gabethepiratesquid
February 1st 2012

4521 Comments


@Hawks: So you're saying that if there wasn't the whole controversy with the frontman a while ago, this band would still be getting the EXACT same amount of hatred from kvlt kids?

band is dope. Maybe not from a conventional black metal standpoint but from a musical view in general.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2012

8737 Comments


So you're saying that if there wasn't the whole controversy with the frontman a while ago, this band would still be getting the EXACT same amount of hatred from kvlt kids?


he never said that at all

in fact he said the exact opposite to that

"The fact that their singer is a douche just adds to that."

but the biggest factor is the fact they suck, which i agree with

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


video is hilarious

fuckthatnoise
February 1st 2012

1479 Comments


This was made in fucking iMovie.

Lead singer probably ripped all these trash clips off YouTube and put 'em together one night thinking it was the most mind-transcending shit of all time.


someone else already did that a month ago and the results were much better than this shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1gi_aOe334

Hawks
February 1st 2012

34221 Comments


hawks i respect you more with each post

Haha thanks man.
@Hawks: So you're saying that if there wasn't the whole controversy with the frontman a while ago, this band would still be getting the EXACT same amount of hatred from kvlt kids?

Noctus already pretty much answered this for me. It has nothing to do with the fact that they're not "kvlt" at all. Point is, their music sucks. I don't give a fuck what they look like.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


i wont argue with you guys on the music but i very honestly dont get how you guys wouldnt be willing to take such a playfully funny/strange video at least a little bit more in stride were it not for the perceived pretensions of the people behind it

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


Nah, I'd think this was a bad video, regardless of whether Liturgy made it or not.

The fact that it is just makes it funnier.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

18005 Comments


but this isnt funny bad like call of the wintermoon or something

its just bad, unforgivably bad

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


fine, i just think if you dont take it seriously at all its enjoyable in its own self consciously ultra shitty way

that said the song is sort of boring, although i think stuff like "high gold" kicks ass

gabethepiratesquid
February 1st 2012

4521 Comments


^^ what he said.

And I think this song starts off really strongly but it ends up just kind of dragging on.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


i also really think a lot of hhh's theoretical shit about TRANSCENDENTAL BLACK METAL is pretty reasonable stuff that most bm fans would agree on, almost to a fault--he doesn't say anything really all that CONTROVERSIAL. i think the worst thing he does is occasionally sort of circumvent simplistic aesthetic ideas about bm in a way that makes them sound "pretentious" but the actual MANIFESTO is honestly pretty harmless stuff. he just comes up w/ silly names like THE HAPTIC VOID for simple concepts but hey

SleepingGiant
February 1st 2012

130 Comments


I got both their albums, I don't mind em but that video is...not good

Vesper
February 1st 2012

3085 Comments


fine, i just think if you dont take it seriously at all its enjoyable in its own self consciously ultra shitty way

So you mean ironically?

Ugh.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2012

14983 Comments


"So you mean ironically?

Ugh."

no idont, seriously. i mean in the way you'd enjoy, as gabe said, something like tim and eric, where the lower production value / strangeness of the whole thing just sort of adds to the fun, i guess.

Recspecs
February 2nd 2012

9820 Comments


Lol. Another reason to dislike black metal right here.

Hawks
February 2nd 2012

34221 Comments


That's a really dumb thing to say, but alright. I mean yeah, these guys are awful, but why would you hate the whole genre just based on this?

Recspecs
February 2nd 2012

9820 Comments


Lol I was being sarcastic.

In all seriousness though, its a genre I really just can't get into. Probably because I'm a pussy.

Recspecs
February 2nd 2012

9820 Comments


Mmmkay. By the way, what the hell is your avatar?

zaruyache
February 2nd 2012

5830 Comments


I'd have thought entry level BM would be stuff with simpler structuring like Naglfar or Immortal,
rather than longer, more elaborate stuff like WITTR :-P

Recspecs
February 2nd 2012

9820 Comments


Haha My Chemical GAY Romance.

Lol, someone stop me I'm on a roll.

Vesper
February 2nd 2012

3085 Comments


Yeah, but WitTR are much more accessible. I think I could probably find more people (who don't listen to bm) who would find WitTR more aesthetically pleasing than any Immortal song.

Recspecs
February 2nd 2012

9820 Comments


Okay I'll check them out. Any song/album come to mind?

ApplicationToHeaven
February 2nd 2012

1557 Comments


video is clearly a joke. song is decent

theartofdoom
February 2nd 2012

254 Comments


Song is meh, the drummer is beast, and what the fuck is going on in that video

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2012

14983 Comments


some of da first bm albums i liked were welkin at dusk, ulver-capitel, and yeah wittr

so YEAH

ApplicationToHeaven
February 2nd 2012

1557 Comments


i'm starting to think these guys are trolls

BallsToTheWall
March 1st 2012

44164 Comments


Song is pretty good actually.



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