Grift are a band from Sweden that plays a very atmospheric and melancholic form of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Fyra elegier" which was released by Nordvis.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that following the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and on one of the songs they have a very strong and powerful sound to them, as for the violins which are only utilized on the first song they bring a very dark, melancholic and atmospheric sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced black metal riffs that are very atmospheric, dark, melancholic, raw and primitive sounding along with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as some doom metal elements, while the lead guitars are very atmospheric and melodic sounding black metal guitar leads.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams with a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover mans insignifiance and everything unimaginable before Death's triumph while also a poetic feeling to the song writing, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sounding with some of songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Grift are a very great sounding dark, atmospheric, melancholic, raw and primitive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dodens dad" and "Bortgang". RECOMMENDED BUY.