100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

ClericRegressions (Mimicry, 4/27/10)

Cleric: “A Rush of Blood”
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For its full-length debut, the Philadelphia quartet Cleric specializes in demolishing tech-metal eruptions, savage math breakdowns, and grindcore blasts that give way to doom dirges, sinister atmospherics, nightmarish vocal distortions, and even the stray melody and piano line.

With nary a repeated passage and most major pieces measuring more than 10 minutes, Regressions sounds like a personalized soundtrack to death. Undoubtedly, Cleric’s music isn’t quite like anything else.

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