Rift - To Quench the Thirst of Wolves LP (Transparent Forest Green, Black, Red & Yellow Splatter Vinyl)
Rift - 'To Quench the Thirst of Wolves' LP
Ultra limited Seance Records & Northern Silence Exclusive Variant : Transparent forest green, black, red & yellow splatter vinyl edition with printed inner sleeve & download code limited to 111 copies
This work of somber yet savage lycanthropy springs from the dark mind of Balam, best known for Pestilential Shadows. Rift first tentatively bayed at the moon in 2006 with the EP, ‘Eyes of the Basilisk’. Soon after in 2007, ‘To Quench the Thirst of Wolves’ was recorded but Rift lay like the beast, sleeping in the shadows – waiting for the lunar call to awaken in 2021 and finally be completed with the addition of vocals by A.S (Order of Orias). Now a duo, Rift is a beast that bares its jaws to the night sky with a sublime, seductive splendour; a howling madrigal of supremely epic and atmospheric, melodic Black Metal that ebbs and flows with a brooding menace while the vocals of A.S unleash a wolven savagery that simmers with a primal urge for blood. All framed by a somber tenebrous dusk, so evocative of the night, which blooms with magnificent full moon splendour as choral passages swell and soar, while atmospheric interludes beckon the darkest spectres and most unholy lusts that linger in the night while Rift thematically delves into the supernatural world, predominately lycanthropy and the legend of the werewolf.