We’ve been waiting a long time. And finally, Portal’s latest is available on our favored analog format. Swarth is a crushing and asphyxiating behemoth of an album. Dense, claustrophobic and downright cryptic. Some might even say absolutely unlistenable. But if you played out your digital copy as much as I have, you are well deserved to place this oversized jacket on your shelf. Three sides of death metal madness plus an etching on the fourth side (bonus!). The packaging sounds seriously deluxe (16 page booklet plus gatefold cover) and for once an obscure release is well worth the money being charged. $25 pre-order is active right now at crushuntilmadnessdistro.com.
UPDATE: Wow, it really exists. This is now shipping from hellsheadbangers.com.