U.S. black metal band KRIEG unleash their 2014 full-length, after two decades of releases. The CD version was released on Candlelight Records in September and has already received rave reviews everywhere from Pitchfork to Decibel Magazine. This is the first new KRIEG album in four years and the band's finest work to date, the material is raw black metal at the core, but with subtle post-punk, punk, doom, and experimental influences throughout the ten songs (the eleventh song is a cover of an AMEBIX tune). The lyrics are deep, dark and personal, with frontman Neill Jameson applying his real life struggle with depression into the lyrical content of the album. All of this comes together to easily present one of the best metal albums of 2014. Transient also features guest appearances by Dwid Hellion of INTEGRITY and Thurston Moore of SONIC YOUTH/TWILIGHT.
The vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide and comes pressed as an LP+7" set on three different vinyl colorways: 100 copies on black w/white splatter, 200 copies on green w/red swirl, 200 copies on black vinyl.