Swampborn is an Experimental/ Post-Black Metal band hailing from the historical city of Volgograd/ Russia. There’s not too much information on the band, other than is composed of two members. The band was founded in 2011 and now, in 2014, has released its first EP named Alleged Escape. The mentioned release features two songs, each one of them clocking over ten minutes.
There’s also some information on the lyrics, which are always important for me, which states that the concept of the project as well as the lyrical themes are devoted to existentialist philosophy, metaphysics and visions from their own esoteric experiences. Well, sounds very interesting, doesn’t it?
I have always been fascinated with the Russian metal scene, as well as the country’s history, nature, culture, well, they applies to Eastern Europe as a whole as well and I was looking forward to listening to this release, as I had never heard anything about this band. And luckily the band is great, the music is just the style that I love. Hypnotic feelings, atmospheric passages, fast and catchy riffs, experimental elements, awesome vocals, interesting lyrics, Swampborn is indeed an outstanding finding. The music sometimes reminds of Limbonic Art, sometimes Darkspace, a bit of Carach Angren and Sear Bliss. Very melodic, very intense and emotional, still cold and mysterious, Swampborn is a hope for the future of Experimental Black Metal.
As I always finish my “reviews”, I ask you to, please, if you like the music, help the band the way you can. Promote them by telling your friends, sharing the band’s Bandcamp link on Facebook or Twitter, whatever you can. And I wish them the best as well as I hope to listen to a full-length album soon!
See you around.
Album: Alleged Escape (EP – 2014)
Pathrone – Guitars
Sur – Vocals
Official Bandcamp: http://swampborn.bandcamp.com/
All photos belong to their rightful owners.June 23, 2014