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Black Wreath lyrics, album: “A Pyre Of Lost Dreams” 2009


Black Wreath lyrics, album: “A Pyre Of Lost Dreams” 2009

1. The Black Holes Of Your Mind
2. Nocturnal Dominion
3. Solitude Rising (Missing All Exit)
4. Nidstöng

1. The Black Holes Of Your Mind

Dying petals of a love unsung
A love spiraling downwards
Into the abyss for all eternity

As darkness shivers as the cold bleak light
Kiss my shoulders, time stands still
In a moment of silence and depravity,
The freezing kiss of yours doesn’t seem to…

A pyre of lost dreams bereft of love
In their own neverending insanity,
With only the cold dusk
To accompany their numb lament

…move me anymore,
Still I miss the strength of past times
We used to cross the landscapes of white
Even falling further down

In a quiet world, no matter what you say
No matter what you do, the cold bleak light
From your tongue always ends in frustration

The black holes of your mind can’t speak for you
Looking into yourself, you will find no one

2. Nocturnal Dominion

We drift through darkness,
Empty vessels, a desert of pointless gestures
Bathing in the embers of a dying flame, end upon end
The triumph of our smothered love
Beneath a bonewhite temple and trembling air

Nocturnal dominion…

3. Solitude Rising (Missing All Exit)

Finally clearing the last few drops of hope and purity
My veins can no longer be controlled, full of leaving white fairies
Full of the first moments of depression my body feels weak
And my head is burning, never ending memories of you

Time of madness, time of sorrow
Time of confusion, time of silence

You will find a way in you…

Behold the unlight of a thousand spears thrusting our souls
And we cling and we slip forever and ever downwards

Welcome to the mire and the funeral pyre
A temple of black marble and absent gods
A throne of fallen grace and emptiness
An altar of abandoned hope and loneliness
Behold the nightsky of a thousand stars
Falling to earth in dark procession,
Infinite solitude rising in all its splendour

4. Nidstöng


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Reviews of Black Wreath : A Pyre of Lost Dreams 2009


Reviews of Black Wreath : A Pyre of Lost Dreams 2009

Black Wreath : A Pyre of Lost Dreams

Black Wreath is what can be called a “super-band”. Mind you, it is composed of Kim Larsen, (ex-Saturnus, :Of The Wand And The Moon:; among other talented bands), of Blazing Eternity‘s vocalist Peter Mesnickow and Whelm‘s bassist Dave Müller (on a side note, I recommend you to have a listen to that awesome Sludge/Postcore band, not too famous but worth checking out). With such a noble ascent, you can imagine Black Wreath knows its stuff as long as melodic Doom Death is concerned. But the band goes a step further into the dark realms of Doom and often delivers a powerful, misty and sad Funeral Doom of the best essence.

The album is made out of four tracks, the last one being an ambient one. The first three are quite long (15 minutes for the longest) and instil the same kind of evocative moods. So I won’t enter into details, but instead I’ll describe the album as a whole.

The voice shifts from heavy growls to the Saturnus-like half spoken, half mumbled voice. It tops a thick layer of mournful guitars’ lines, monotonous and yet lyric in their tragic accents. There’s a honest attitude in the way things are organized, a tranquil vibe, a deeply sad mood that throws a dark and heavy coat on your mind. The texture of the production won’t release you either: The sound is cottony, a bit distant, which certainly is a good idea considering the type of atmospheres on display; it stifles the tragic proportions of the melodies and adds some kind of frustration that goes along very well with Funeral Doom. In some parts of the songs, you can hear that tension that swells, swells… But never explodes.

It’s all bleak, morose and dreamy like an old, not-too-horrific gothic tale murmured by the fireplace. There is that feeling of loneliness, the twilight horizon, the mist-covered ruins, the pale forehead wrinkled with sorrow. Like an autumn drizzle that falls down continuously, blurring the outlines, swallowing the surrounding landscape.

“Elegant”. This is a word that kept turning in my head while listening to this album; some others would be sober and pure… It doesn’t come so often that a Death Doom project manages to sound so restrained, melodic and, yes, fragile without being whiny or too sweet. I’ve really enjoyed it very much and I do hope to see a follow-up in a not-too-far furure.

Tracklist :
1. The Black Holes of Your Mind
2. Nocturnal Dominion
3. Solitude Rising
4. Nidstöng

Duration : Approx. 51 minutes