Krallice was created in 2008 by metal guitarists Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Orthrelm) and Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) and has since evolved into a four-piece with bassist-vocalist Nick McMaster (Astomatous) and drummer Lev Weinstein (Bloody Panda). Diotima, named after the seer who provides an early account of Platonic love in Plato’sSymposium, is the band’s third album, out this week on Profound Lore. With absolute precision and dizzying speed, Barr and Marston weave dense and angular guitar patterns above Weinstein’s ferocious blastbeats. McMaster’s demonic growls are terrifying, but his lyrics highly philosophical and poetic: He roars about Diotima’s argument for the abandonment of physical love for the sake of enlightenment and borrows words from German Romanticist Friedrich Hölderlin. Prepare for your face to melt, but also to be edified.