Krallice have always been immensely talented and I respect everything that they have done, but I would say that their ambitiously experimental tendencies sometimes exceed what their song craft can sustain, with their dense and chaotic compositions sometimes breaking apart at the seams due to not being tethered to any thematic anchors. I know that this is not the case, but it does seem at times that Krallice are engaging in full-length, super-technical jam sessions, and some of their recent works were essentially all over the place, even if the spectacles were enjoyable and intriguing. Go Be Forgotten, however, represents Krallice at their most confident and competent, with ample experimentation balanced with their best and most focused black metal assault to date. This is, I believe, Krallice’s declaration of war against the rest of the field, and everyone has been put on notice.
Favorite track: Go Be Forgotten.