The coming of winter is marked by the return of 2 Swedish black metal bands, Grift and Saiva, bringing us a 10″ split filled to the brim with rural melancholy. Where Saiva bring us a musical interpretation of the Swedish Lappmark that stands as a celebration to those who endure the harsh and desolate northern wilderness, Grift in turn, from the southern part of Sweden, will put us in a sense of living in a foregone time that no longer exists but which lives on through old traditions and stories. This collaboration most definitely carries the sign of the ever-prevalent Swedish gloom. The EP will be released via Nordvis for Europe and Bindrune Recordings for N. America and will be available on late December 2014 / mid January 2015. It will be limited to 350 copies only and is already available for pre-order (Nordvis – Bindrune). Below you can watch the official trailer of the album and get a first taste of their music.
South Side: Grift – Skarprättaren
North Side: Saiva – Sjiedvàrre