This Gift Is A Curse All Hail The Swinelord on Limited Edition 2LP
This Gift Is A Curse vomit forth a steady stream of pitch-black venomous hate. The Swedes passionately demonstrate that black metal remains fertile ground for new sounds. Combining elements of hardcore and sludge with influences from occult black metal as well as drone, All Hail The Swinelord sets a new benchmark for vitriolic viciousness and massive sonic onslaught.
The sophomore full-length of the band from Stockholm has turned out to be a vision of darkness that seeks its equal. In 2014, This Gift Is A Curse teamed up with longtime producer Magbjork once again to record All Hail The Swinelord in an abandoned house close to Stockholm. This monstrous black beast is now ready to be unleashed unto an already anticipating world. Brace for impact!
Regarding their album, This Gift Is A Curse explained: "When entering the studio, we were determined not to repeat what was done on previous recordings - instead we wanted to broaden our spectra of sound, making it even more dark and vicious at the same time letting melodies have a place as well as suggestive drone soundscapes. To be able to push our boundaries even further, we borrowed hands from fellow musicians, whom we had gotten to know during the years.
"This album thus contains guest vocals by Lillie Lindahl (Promise and the Monster, Ştiu Nu Ştiu), Johan G. Winther (Scraps of Tape) and Christina lom (Agrimonia). Their talent added a new dimension to the songs and to the album as an entity. The name of the record is "All Hail the Swinelord", and the record itself is a thematic album about the self-inflicted process of dehumanization and the loss of all notions of what we consider existence. A metaphysical and ritual guideline for the crossing of the final threshold. Into the shadows, to touch His black crown... "