The Rifts

by A Swarm of the Sun

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Andy
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Andy The road toward a love of metal is paved with post rock and this album is an astonisingly excellent example of that genre. Very moody, quite a few long tracks with a few simple cord changes and fairly minimal vocal interruptions but when they do come they are timed well and fit perfectly. These 52 minutes deserve to be played in one sitting. Excellent. Favorite track: These Depths Were Always Meant for Both of Us.
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Sapphyx This is such a great album. You can start it and just dive deeper into the tragedy, sadness, despair it expresses as each song carries you forward, still always looking back for emphasis. There is a nerve hit with a couple of these songs which resonates deeply and with strength. True post-metal meets post-rock meets atmosphere. This is a must buy! Favorite track: These Depths Were Always Meant for Both of Us.
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The Akerstache The sound of depression, this album will twist your heart into a malformed shape, destroying any and all happiness you once had. Can I recommend this, an album that makes you hate myself and everything you hold dear? Yes, yes I can. Buy this now. Favorite track: Infants.
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Hope of giving birth The savior of the Earth The promise of the pure The hope of something more Is dying in our hands It never stood a chance To what we get instead When hope is finally dead We can not let you near They fight you with your fears They never let you go So you can never know The pain of giving birth To killers of the Earth Destroyers of the heart We need to stay apart
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They drag me down into They want you too So I close all the doors And cling to the reason for It's all for you
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All this will not be All you believed in You keep in All that would free you Will kill you All this The being you're needing You keep in You're leaving the dreaming
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The dream I left behind was never real But dreams I leave behind are all I feel And hope has never seemed so far away I need you to survive another day I pull you deep below to make you see That you're the greatest thing I'll never be I need you by my side to fight the fear Without you every reason disappear The only thing to keep me from the end Is you and all the hope that you defend I pull you even deeper down below The dream is all you ever need to know
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The Swedish duo A Swarm of the Sun will release their third album, "The Rifts", on January 30, 2015. It is a bleak and beautiful journey through the innermost landscapes of the heart and soul. A brooding album about losing hope, dreams falling apart, isolation and final moments of clarity and redemption. Unquestionably, this is the band's darkest and most emotional album to date.

A Swarm of the Sun is Erik Nilsson and Jakob Berglund. "The Rifts" is written and produced by the band, and recorded by Erik Nilsson at Garaget Studio and The Church of Brännkyrka. Drums are performed and recorded by Karl Daniel Lidén (Vaka, The Old Wind) at Studio Gröndahl. The album is mixed and mastered by the acclaimed Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Refused, Khoma, Pg.lost).

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released January 30, 2015

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