It’s been four long and painful years since Matthew Barnes AKA Forest Swords released Engravings, but the news of a new album entitled Compassion accompanied by a music video for ‘Arms Out’ has done a lot to ease our suffering.
Directed by Barnes and Sam Wiehl, ‘Arms Out’ has a similarly creepy vibe to previous videos for ‘Thor’s Stone’ and ‘The Weight of Gold’, featuring more contortionism and unsettling ritualism. Check it out below:
Check out the album art and track list below, too:
1. War It
2. The Highest Flood
5. Border Margin Barrier
6. Arms Out
9. Raw Language
10. Knife Edge
Engravings is a UTM favourite, so naturally we’re super excited for Compassion. Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it’s likely to be another highly-regarded release.