Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lik

Lik was mainly a side project for Armagedda member and malevolent woodland entity, Graav. Nothing Armagedda ever did really caught my ear, but when Lik came to be, it was like the band I had been waiting for for years. Not exactly Black Metal, but rather an otherworldly concoction of despondent Death Rock and lo-fi drunk Vikings. Imagine Christian Death meets Isengard. Clean tone guitars shimmer over clumsy, ham-fisted drums, and Graav's regal Swedish vocals round out the weirdness perfectly. Ma Ljuset Aldrig Na Oss Mer was Lik's debut, and it is a perfect album for drinking alone.

18 comments:

vimothy said...

"othing Armagedda ever did really caught my ear"

Wait, dude--What?!

ido said...

Christian Death and drunk Vikings!?!?!? I'm fucking sold!

Anonymous said...

wow - this is great. I just blasted it 3 times in a row. probably going for a fourth. fucking awesome!

john/milwaukee

Moz said...

this is a cool/ weird album, when did it come out?

dustinswanson said...

"imagine Christian Death meets Isengard." I imagine that all the time.

Aesop said...

Moz, it was released on LP and CD in 2003.

Todd said...

I'm at work recovering from the flu, and this album made my day. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

"clumsy, ham fisted drums" make my ears smile..
Thanks!!!

Chaogrammarian said...

Creepy old-school goth rock. Thanks!!!!

eric j said...

Wow, no love for Armagedda's 'Ond Spiritism?' I'm surprised. I enjoy Lik, but that album is definitely where it's at. Graav sounds so fucking spiteful.

Oh well, different strokes...

eremita said...

Yeah, LIK was a very interesting band. I also recommend Lönndom, a sort of a continuation to LIK, with the same members.

Anonymous said...

Glorious. Just what I need.

M. Padgett said...

You had me at Christian Death meets Isengard.

William said...

Great combination, like a cold, damp, reese's buttercup.

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could re-up as MP3 instead of MP4

Anonymous said...

Good stuff as usual, I have heard Armageddas amazing sideproject Lönndom, but never really heard Lik.. Thanks!

Reminds me a bit of Lifelover in the weird black/rock approach to the music, but not in the "Lifelover stole Lik's sound" way...

Anonymous said...

been enjoying this the past few days.

thanks...

-jeff

X. T. Yanman said...

Even tho i had it this record, i did not know about Lonndom til this post, or about Ond Spiritism . halloween , die.