This purity and honesty comes across in a striking manner on the band’s debut "Unanswered Hymns" (Battleground Records, 2015), a sprawling roller coaster of an album. Long form songs build and heedlessly dismantle as the band reaches sonic heights and beautiful plateaus. Severe, sometimes unrelenting, vocals contrast melodic singing; massive fuzz gives way to clean guitar parts. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earthtone Studios in Rocklin, CA, it exudes a warm, organic tone that draws the listener in with a sound influenced by traditional doom, psych rock, drone, and ambience.
The bands second full length, light will consume us all (Neurot Recordings, 2018) carries with it the same quality of songwriting that caught the attention of fans worldwide on their first release, Unanswered Hymns. Building upon this unyielding foundation, light will consume us all continues Chrch’s narrative, traversing life’s epic journey of loss, reclamation and, ultimately, finding hope within the darkness.
Minimalist, indulgent, or straightforward; the music of Chrch calls the listener to inhabit it, allowing enough room for its transmutation into anything one desires of it.