Minsk: The Chalice And The Dagger

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  • 24.9.18



Last time we had heard from Chicago post metal greats, Minsk, was through 2015's The Crash And The Draw, their latest full length that received favorable reviews and pushed the band's already high expectations a little more.

The group is now resurfacing for a split release with Swiss sludge metal act, Zatokrev, titled BIGOD and scheduled to come out October 5th, 2018 via Consouling Sounds and Czar Of Crickets Productions. First single, The Chalice And The Dagger, is a wistful slow-burner which once again amalgamates strong melody with extreme heaviness, in a singular, compelling way, no less imposing than how this band used to do things back in 2007, when they emerged with their remarkable LP, The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

Minsk share in a very interesting statement: "The Chalice And The Dagger is a snapshot into the world of paradox, life is a disgusting grind, yet our experience vibrates with ecstasy and potentiality. This song hopes to present the hymn of the out-lier; with the ragged beauty of navigating through the margins of existence. Interpretation is invalid without context, and this song hopes to touch on the uncharted, and the established. It sits within the entirety of BIGOD as one section of four, with all parts necessary to the whole."



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