Sweden's solo project Grift have returned with a new recording that continues the atmospheric style of black metal from previous recordings and this is a review of his 2017 album "Arvet" which will be released in September by Nordvis Produktion.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album and they also add in a touch of folk music along with some stringed instruments a few seconds later and whispers are also used briefly and after awhile tortured black metal vocals start to make their presence known and they also have a very depressive and melancholic edge at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw black metal feeling while t he solos and leads stick to a more modern and melodic atmospheric style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Acoustic guitars and stringed instruments are used on the other tracks as well while a couple of the songs are long and epic in length along with a brief use of field recordings, nature sounds and soundscapes and as the album progresses clean singing can also be heard briefly and most of the songs also sound different from each other and one track also brings in a small amount of spoken word parts.
Grift creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal that was established on previous releases while also mixing in a great amount of folk elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Man's Insignificance, and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Grift and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal with a touch of folk, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Flyktfast" and "Utdoingsbygd". 8 out of 10.