San Francisco’s Pale Chalice enjoy their dark metal as natural and violent as you possibly can — an undeniable fact produced obvious by 2011’s Afflicting the Dichotomy of Trepid Creation EP. Obviously, colorfully be-monikered bandmembers Ephemeral Domignostika (vocals), Baneist Nonrutin (acoustic guitar), Oram Evad (acoustic guitar), Grobahn Huv (bass), and Masthantric Nodrab (drums) turn to the most common Norwegian second wavers (Gorgoroth, Darkthrone, et al.) and American third wavers (when you can contact them that: Xasthur, Leviathan, etc.) for musical motivation, while talking about esoteric philosophical ideas within their lyrics on top of that. But small else is well known about those included or this outfit’s dark motives.