Gråande is a new project by Nachtzeit from Lustre – the Swedish icon of ambient black metal. The self-titled EP offers two epic dirges richly textured by droning riffs, dreamlike minimalism, and synth-driven atmospheres. The keyboards and melodies bear all the hallmarks of Nachtzeit but stake out a path into colder and more ominous territory. Thematically, “Gråande” explores what it means to lose your connection to nature and give in to darkness and death – both within and without.