They were always together
Until that one day things would change
She never wanted to leave the house
An act of fear the he knew was strange
As they lay down their heads to sleep
He disappeared into the moonlit night
When she awoke she almost choked at his demise
Standing before her with failure in his eyes
And she said...
“Is that your blood? Is that your blood on the ground”
She would never know
Her soul was gone long ago
He had to think of a way to explain
Without affecting her anxiety and pain
The time had come to tell the truth at last
After all this time trapped in the past
“This is your blood. Straight from your body in the ground.
What you don’t know, is that you died long ago.”
“The year of three on Halloween is when we met.
A night I thought that we would never forget.
On our walk home you had your foot stuck in the track.
After the train took you away, I had to bring you back.”
“In your eyes you gave her life,
and right in front of my own you took her away as the coward you are.
With the trees as my witness, and the moon as my judge...
I shall bring her back...”
“I couldn’t stand watching you trapped inside.
I had to bring your body back to life.
Until today your soul was stuck beyond the grave.
The only way for you to stay is give my own life away.”
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019