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Songbird

by Ethicist

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Ippocalyptica
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Ippocalyptica While I prefer 2016’s II a bit more than Songbird, make no mistake - this album continues Ethicist’s strong streak of emotionally-resonant blackgaze that blows away most of their more famous contemporaries. No artifice, no nonsense, and no flab, I cannot believe that Ethicist is not more well known, but this will change soon. Somehow, this is a near-perfect metal album for the post-pandemic era, even though it was released last year. Give Songbird a chance - you will not regret it. Favorite track: Psalm.
Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire Songbird is excellent and a highly emotional experience. The drums are outstanding. I also recommend Ethicist’s other albums. Overlooked this band for too long. Favorite track: Foreign Lines.
D. G. Fitch
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D. G. Fitch Ethicist always hits me in the heart, and this record is closer to the live experience of having your body inflated with a wash of loving blood. When not blasting, sounds at times like chuggy 90s emo. In a good way. Plus, a black metal record where I can hear the bass and it's doing interesting things, heck yeah! Favorite track: And Then I Flew Away.
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released July 31, 2020

Phratry Records
LP/Digital 2020
Recorded & Mixed: Mike Wojtkiewicz
Mastered: Shane Chaney
Artwork: Unexpected Specter

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