Atmospheric post-metal architects The Moth Gatherer are one of the coolest Swedish bands at the moment, a very ambitious group who deserve to be touted in the same circles that praise Cult Of Luna, Inter Arma, etc. These guys made one of the best records in recent memory with The Earth Is The Sky, but it deserves more attention as it missed some people’s radar yet is considerably more awesome than a lot of stuff that gets gooey write ups often.
“Probing The Descent Of Man” is their latest video, a stark, black and white semi-performance clip odyssey that also has a sweet Evil Dead 2 movie poster rando cameo, haha.
The video was directed by Albin Sköld (Illusive Illustration) and recorded at the band’s rehearsal space in Sweden earlier this year.
The Earth Is The Sky was recorded over a period of two years in three different studios. Mixing & mastering duties were taken care of by Karl Daniel Lidén (Dozer, The Old Wind, Switchblade, Terra Tenebrosa). The artwork was made by SCG, while Swedish printer EJG prepared the layout, creating an exclusive painting for each of the six tracks appearing on the album.
Commented by the band: “The Earth Is The Sky is an album where we tried to take everything as far as we could. There where points during the recording where we honestly spoke about giving up and calling it a day, it felt like we would crumble under the album. But we suffered through. The result is a desperation about how humanity drags it all to the end. Where A Bright Celestial Light (debut album) was an introvert journey into decay, The Earth Is The Sky is a journey to the highest point on Earth where you sit down and contemplate about our existence while watching the flames from the burning world”.