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Wallow Within Words will not be able to describe what's about to happen once you hit play. Take an hour off and enter Grift. This is the best suggestion you'll hear for a very long time, believe me. Favorite track: Svältorna.
Robin Cederholm
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Robin Cederholm Beautifully angst-filled black metal. It manages to capture a sense of mundane tragedy and isolated loneliness in a way I've never heard before. Very impressive! Favorite track: Eremiten Esaias.
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Andy The Darkness. The Sadness. And the total despair of the vocalist who is close to tears. We need more from Grift. Favorite track: Svältorna.
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L'Etranger Such a great showcase of Erik's talent...monumental Favorite track: Svältorna.
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SoulsideJourney So emotional! The best black metal I've heard in a longtime Favorite track: Svältorna.
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Meatbreak This is the third absolutely jaw-dropping album from Nordvis this year. Overwhelmingly evocative frost bitten/trance of the most atmospheric and illustrative kind. You can see images form and dissolve in the fuzz. Beautiful, haunting, primitive, and propulsive. A different kind of 'proper black metal'. But still, Proper.

# 1 album of 2015 (sort of!): Favorite track: Aftonlandet.
  • Streaming + Download

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  • Owl drawing by Erik of Grift.
    Size: 10x12 cm
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Limited "Syner" t-shirt. Black on dark grey print. Owl drawing by Erik of Grift.
    The back is decorated with the text:

    "Över förtvivlans krön
    Under förtryckets sky
    Genom begärets kött
    går färden. Till sökarnas
    fristad - Aftonlandet."
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  • Limited edition 12" vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Package details:
    - solid, reverse board printed sleeve
    - thick printed innersleeve with lyrics and illustration to each song
    - A3 poster on uncoated paper
    - black vinyl
    - mastered for vinyl by TT (Abigor)
    - first pressing limited to 300 copies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Syner via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Digisleeve CD including 16-page booklet
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Syner" comes in a clean and elegant digisleeve with a 16 page booklet decorated with photos and drawings by Erik of Grift. All motives are captured in the environments of the small mountain Kinnekulle – the mountain that constantly recur and affect Grift in different ways.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Syner via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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The harbinger of southern Swedish melancholy has returned! Erik Gärdefors, the mastermind behind GRIFT, finally invites you to take part of his enthralling debut album, “Syner”. The combination of stripped-down metal music and traditional folk music has since the beginning been the hallmark of GRIFT, and so it continues. To put the listener in the right mood and to make the material more varied, Erik has this time chosen to implement harmonium and lap steel to his music. The lyrics are still highly influenced by predominantly Swedish poets and artists, and are still mostly about existential questions and the feeling of always being a nomad wandering aimlessly. So, folks! Let yourself be carried away, and for a short moment become a stranger lost in a state of uncertain homelessness.

Watch the Music Video "Svältorna":


released September 18, 2015



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