With eloquence, elegance, and emotion, L. Swärd has created another monolith of sublime art to add to Forndom's impeccable discography. This highly awaited follow-up to 2016's Dauðra Dura is nothing short of a modern masterpiece, rooted in ancient ways. The expressive vocals and strings soar on top of a foundation of unyielding drums, like spirits dancing in the skies yet connected to the human pulse. Never surrendering the strong connection to our mortal world, there is a deeply sacred dimension to Faþir. A glimpse of the divine, seen through a lens of devotion and veracity. The joining of death and life, if you will.
The thick atmospheres and vast inner landscapes Forndom creates are more prevalent than ever, and from the first trembling string introduction of "Jakten" to the last wistful beat of "Hemkomst," one is transported to another time, another place, and another mindset, leaving behind the calamity, stress, and superficiality of the modern world and finding anew the lost wisdom hidden by the veil of years passed.
"There will always be someone there turning to us in times of need, someone to raise and teach us the lessons of life," says Swärd . "But he will also make us suffer and bleed, always with a certain aim, a certain quest, meant for ourselves. If we chose to follow him, we can expect a life of wealth, of higher knowledge and wisdom. But equally, it will also be a life filled with sorrow, tears, and death. But he will be present throughout our path to comfort us, to give life, and to heal. He carries many names and comes in many forms; he is many, yet the very same one - the past as much as the present. We give him our sacrifices; we serve him with our blood. He lives within our spirit, within our memories - within us. No matter what we may call him, no matter what shape he may take, he is and will always remain - our father."
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