Blackdeath is the most wellknown band from Russian. "Gift" is their eighth album, the band continues in their own style of disturbed and intense apocalyptic black metal, yet it's their fastest album so far. If you are not familiar with the previous albums like "Phobos" or "Katharsis", expect a very harsh and extreme sound, yet with avantgarde riffs, strange tempos and almost progressive song structures; all performed with razor sharp and militant precision. Blackdeath follows its own path and are among the most dedicated individuals I have ever met.
"It is said that the god also known as the Great Architect created the world. Life is his creation too, which is referred to just as “a gift”. It is a splendid gift, of course: soon or late some people kill themselves while other people kill the rest. As if all of them are saturated with some venom [Gift, das]. So it turns out that the god's creation - which is supposedly “the gift” - in fact is the venom [Gift, das]. This isn't a claim for philosophy. This is just an outlook."
released January 1, 2015
Recorded and mixed in RP Studio, St. Petersburg, September 27 - November 27, 2014
Engineered and mixed by Kirill Pogonichev
Mastered by Magnus Andersson, Endarker Studio Sweden
Released by the Dutch label Heidens Hart Records in January 2015
All music by Abysslooker
All lyrics by Colonel Para Bellum
All artworks by Polar Maya
Abysslooker - guitars
Colonel Para Bellum - bass & vocals
Polar Maya - drums