Label: Tri Angle Records
You know just from Forest Swords' name that winter is not only coming, it is here -- and it is cold. Engravings returns to the campfire he built on his acclaimed debut EP, stokes the coals and huddles close to keep the encroaching frost at bay. Dub bass, skeletal thump and high, lonesome twang remain Forest Swords' core elements, fleshed out with scraps of synth and voice and swathed in thick layers of grit and delay. It's an almost unbearably desolate sound, yet (for melancholic types, anyway) there's comfort in its rock-bottom wallowing.