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Eaux Claires 2015 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

on July 20, 2015, 12:00pm
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Liturgy

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Photo by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Self-described as “transcendental black metal,” Brooklyn-based Liturgy began their set on Friday with ethereal, almost monk-like incantation building into the head-banging wall of sound for which Liturgy is known. They looked relatively unphased, just thrashing the day away. Frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix seemed unsure what to do, however, mostly looking upward, throwing in the occasional head-bang for good measure. Eaux Claires boasted that a genre focus was not on the minds of curators Vernon and Dessner, but the lack of crowd for Liturgy may be an indicator that black metal, even the tamest kind, might not find its audience in Eau Claire. –Amanda Roscoe Mayo

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