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cdan



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Griftegard? Reply with quote

Anyone know if this band is still going? Just got done listening to the SSS LP for the first time in a while and it's kinda got me itching for more.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question, both the album and the EP rule!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they have done two split eps after "Solemn • Sacred • Severe", with the bands Lord Vicar and Count Raven. So the band is definitely not finished. The vocalist Thomas Eriksson has probably been very busy with Year Of The Goat as of late.

Time will show. Good band.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liked the first EP, but not a big fan of the album that followed...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also waiting anxiously for another album from Griftegard. SSS had such an impact when it came out. Haven't heard much doom I've liked quite as much since. Any recs for similar epic, religious sounding (but not necessarily themed) clean doom?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grim Reality wrote:
I'm also waiting anxiously for another album from Griftegard. SSS had such an impact when it came out. Haven't heard much doom I've liked quite as much since. Any recs for similar epic, religious sounding (but not necessarily themed) clean doom?


not an easy one. I think I get what you mean. but there is something very distinct about the kind of sacral quality Griftegård achieved. some approximations:

Solitude Aeturnus - Into the Depths of Sorrow
Reverend Bizarre - In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
Procession (probably the closest match as far as production characteristics go)
Solstice - Lamentations
While Heaven Wept - Sorrow of the Angels
Weird Light (also quite close imo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKvM1FKzxCc
Dawn of Winter
Sorcerer
Scald
in a way also Pallbearer, but it frays out quickly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The album had a few really good songs, but a lot of it was filler IMO. The EP ruled.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the EP was great, but the album had good flow. I never felt the need to skip anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singular, beautiful band. I really hope we see more, and there is nothing to indicate we won't.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's something great in this band for sure. I do agree with this religious atmosphere they create. It works quite well, except for the last track of the album which sounds religious in the worst sense of the word, i.e. corny.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, thanks for addressing the question about what's going on in the Griftegård camp alright, Dan. I was wondering the same while going through their thoroughly excellent discography the other day.

In Solitude wrote:
Singular, beautiful band. I really hope we see more, and there is nothing to indicate we won't.

I wholeheartedly agree, well, maybe with the exception that I kind of fear that chief Unborn is right and the priority could have been shifted towards Year Of The Goat for Thomas. Fingers crossed that this is just some stupid assumption of mine based on the current 60s / 70s retro rock craze.

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It works quite well, except for the last track of the album which sounds religious in the worst sense of the word, i.e. corny.

Are you talking about "Noah's Hands" (vinyl) or "Drunk with Wormwood" (CD) here?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do refer to "Noah's Ark". "Drunk with Wormwood" is on the contrary a quite solid track IMO.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Noah's Hands" is so far apart from being corny, as far as I'm concerned, simply because the basic tone of this track is more like an elegy of those deceived in hope rather than the propitious doctrine of salvation, if I got that right, and this is exactly the reason that gives "Noah's Hands" an altogether twisted edge in my humble opinion. I think it rounds the vinyl version up quite fittingly as a bouncer for the overall disillusioning yet evocative theme of the album.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lyrics are one thing, but the music and vocals simply give me the feeling I have when I -unvolontarily of course- happen to listen to these religious songs, like when changing channels on the radio. The feeling is quieter in this case yet can't be suppressed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you can't really separate the lyrics from the music, as it reveals the intent, especially in cases like this.
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