Columbus, OH two-piece horror sound unit, Sword Heaven clock in with a sweaty waterboarded masterpice of clausterphobic proportions. Fun house mirrors and stretched out faces yell from behind flaming curtains while a neanderthal cave bat clubs your dome over and over and over. These are the sounds – the kids are not all right and that is all right.
With just drums and looped vocals and samples, the train slowly leaves the station. The filthy sounds produced are both a joyous middle finger to the sky and noisy dirge. Through the thick fog of long songs, the rock is chipped away and a new Stonehenge is formed, so that you are free to take all of your clothes off and sacrafice all the animals in the valley.
This release was recorded at Columbus Discount Studios and is in fact the first “studio” recording by the band. The drums sing, the vokills speak and the fear is so thick in the air it will fill your nacho. Believe this – so say we all.
SWORD HEAVEN is a Columbus duo using sheet metal, electronics, horn, drum and treated vocals to bring a supercluster of black clouds into your zone. While there is an undeniable black tone of metallic grime hanging over the proceedings, this music will appeal to those wanting something absolute in their lives. Yes, name check pre-industrial dive bombers like the SWANS or GODFLESH, but realize that will not prepare for the all out bombast this duo spreads on your toast.
The band has 7 inchers and LP sides on undy mainstays record labels like NOT NOT FUN, DEATHBOMB ARC and CEPHIA’S TREAT, as well as a split LP with fellow Ohio cyanide spritzers, LAMBSBREAD. This is their full-length debut. Make no mistake, this release will be noticed and fans of exxxtreme soundz and bold smells will bow down and spill proper restitutions of pig blood stained dollars at their local record shack or illegal download center.