This Gift Is A Curse are a band from Sweden that mixes raw and primitive sounding occult black metal with sludge and hardcore and this is a review of their 2012 album "I Guilt Bearer" which was released by Discouraged Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times,while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a powerful sound to t hem.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine raw and primitive sounding occult black metal with sludge and hardcore to create a sound of their mixed in with a good amount of heavy distortion as well as a great amount of drone soundscapes and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to sludge/hardcore screams, growls and shouts as well as a brief spoken word part that is utilized at the end of the last song, while the lyrics cover occultism, darkness and violent themes, as for the production it h as a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion This Gift is A Curse a very great and original sounding hybrid of raw and primitive occult black metal, drone, sludge and hardcore and if you are a fan of t hose musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Inferno' "Inferno Ad O" "Deciever" and "I Will Swallow All Light". RECOMMENDED BUY.