Svartidauði will unleash their long awaited sophomore full length “Revelations of the Red Sword” upon the ashes of civilization. Once again recorded and produced at Studio Emissary by Stephen Lockhart and featuring artwork by David Glomba, the combined result is equally stunning sonically as it is visually. The 6 track, 47 minute album marks Svartidauði’s second release on legendary German imprint Ván Records.
Svartidauði’s signature musical style is on full display throughout the album; simultaneously disharmonic and lyrical guitar harmonies are woven over raging and inventive drum work and quasi-tribal rhythms, crawling basslines and lycanthropic howls. But although unmistakably Svartidauði, “Revelations of the Red Sword” has plenty of unexpected twists and turns, demonstrating the band’s increasingly broad spectrum of songwriting elements. “Revelations of the Red Sword” is the fire to “Flesh Cathedral”’s earth; a Promethean and daring work of creation unfettered by trend or tradition.