As frightening as the cover before it.
Crushing sludge lords THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have shared a bleak and heavy new video for their single Monuments for Dead Gods ahead of the their upcoming full-length A Throne of Ash, out June 14 via Season of Mist.
The band comments on the track:
"'Monuments for Dead Gods' is a dark sludge metal epos that pays homage to the inner destructive forces that seem to inhabit all humankind. A never-ending turmoil that both drives man and in the end, lead him to his inevitable doom. Both on a personal level and as a collective, the lyrics tell about a protagonist who finds himself falling in a complete darkness, not really knowing how or why he ended up there. He then performs a ritual to get free from this captive state, uttering ancient words into the abyss as well as carving old forbidden symbols into the framework of reality. Doing so manages to awake a dead star, creating a black hole and setting in motion the destruction of the world.
"'Life,' he learns, was just a great mirage set inside a cold and crumbling inner universe. The 'dead gods' in this story are the former truths that ruled his life. Among the shattered ruins of his own mind and as everything he knows is breaking apart by the seams, he can finally see it clearly; there is no big truths nor lies, there is no end nor beginning – only a great void as we go into oblivion. The song and its underlying storyline is beautifully interpreted with great passion and perceptiveness by visual artist / video maker Chariot of Black Moth."
Stream the video for Monuments of Dead Gods below and pre-order your copy HERE.