Liminal Rite is lyrically deep and complex, focusing on emotion above all else. Drawn to the concept of liminality, the transitional stage of a process, each song references a simple object that creates a visual framework for the overall story, and going into the record they were inspired in part by the reaction to The Baring Of Shadows, which connected powerfully with their fan base.
For fans of
Rivers of Nihil
Liminal Rite is an emotional odyssey of a masterpiece that will be endlessly discussed for years, even decades from now alongside other landmark metal albums.
There really is no overselling how good Liminal Rite is, and how much it stands out from the crowd. This is a record in which to lose yourself. You should get very lost in it, because it keeps getting better.
It was announced in January 2021 that the quartet had signed to Metal Blade. To say I was pumped for the sophomore full-length would be something of an understatement. Could they possibly match, or even better, the sheer emotional weight of The Baring of Shadows though?
It’s rare to find an album this nuanced and unique, but from its opening moments Liminal Rite is nothing short of spellbinding.
The album ranges from solem to uplifting, light to heavy and plenty of impressive musicianship to hold it all together.