Converging & Collaborating

Aeon Odyssey

Aeon Odyssey Cover

Released by Kunsthauch Records, July 2013. 
Standard edition CD released in Digipack sealed in blue envelope, limited to 300 copies.
Collectors edition CD released in Digipack in numbered metallic blue envelope sealed by sealing wax, incl. special insert, limited to 50 copies.
The Tempest Entranced – Music 2008-2010, lyrics 2012
Vecnost – Music 2003, lyrics and vocals by Svarthen 2012
And to the Darkness he Went & Your Silent Face recorded 2012

Midnight Odyssey Side

The Tempest Entranced

Draped in the morning’s rays
Eyes like water drops, glisten
No spring ever pure
Could cleanse the visions portrayed

Draped in the morning’s rays
Eyes like water drops, glisten
No spring ever pure
Could cleanse the visions portrayed

She glances the heavens
Trees sway, like flinging arms
How quick the sun cowers
The tempest claims the day

Eyes like drowning fronds
Without a sound she is screaming
No god takes pity
A song plays in her mind
Despite the wind’s rage
She walks, unnerved and calm
The tempest entranced
It forgets to unleash the rain
Hypnotized by her bold stance
The tempest blinded and fooled
The winds did not cease for her
The menacing clouds were moved
As much as it struggled
Her image faded in the distance
He felt the weight of his sorrow
And would flood the lands anew…

Vecnost (Eternum) – lyrics by Svarthen

Forever chained by emptiness.
There, where night became your life.
Where stars shine on your journey.
Where your heart changes to a piece of ice.

Looking mindlessly around you.
Not seeing the light of the world anymore.
Where became lost the pride of human.
Mortal and false.

Bound in chains in a place you wanted to stay alone.
Where death became your counterpart of life.
Your blood lost in the dark rivers.
Loneliness and coldness look through her empty eyes.
Memories turned to stardust buried in the depths of eternity.

Silence and darkness around you.
You don’t feel the pulse of life.
Only emptiness remained around you.
Faith in life you ever had.
Changed with the last breath of your body.

Looking for the stars that endorsed you.
That guarded you when you took the life of others.
Now on your knees weeping.
To take your own life.
Your soul covered by the dark shadow.
Wanting to return to where you had a life.
Death showed you her face.

Bound by eternity in the sanctuary of black souls.
Bound by eternity where your life doesn’t belong to you.

And to the Darkness He Went

Aeon winds cover


Your Silent Face

New Order cover

 

Converge, Rivers of Hell

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Released by I, Voidhanger Records in October 2013
Charon, Lethe, Acheron & Cocytus – Music and Lyrics 2013
Pyriphlegethon – Music 2008-2013 and Lyrics 2013
Styx – Music 2004 – 2013, Lyrics 2013
24-page booklet with artwork by Erik Heyninck
This album features the last outputs from both The Crevices Below and Tempestuous Fall.

Charon – Upon the Winds of Lamentation – by The Crevices Below

A Distant sound of water rippling
A faint disturbance
That moves the foggy air
From the caverns that rise before me
A shadow dances through the murk
As one who dares
To traverse these waters
I too must pay to cross these shores

A dark procession of orderly souls
One by one they board the sacred boat
A journey far across those whirlpools
Beyond the reach of Apollo’s light
Waters as filthy as the old man himself
His beard and clothes reek of ages old

But sail upon the wind of lamentation
My friends, and about your head row
With your hands rapid stroke
In conveyance of the dead
(Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes)

I see him there at the oars
Of his little boat in the lake
The Ferryman of the Dead, Rharon
With his hand upon the oar
And he calls me now
“What keeps you? Hurry!”
(Euripides, Alceslis)

Pyriphlegethon – In Death’s Gaping Jaws – by Tempestuous Fall

Fate abysmal, crimes forewarned
Blood of conquerors, Valleys’ of dead
Souls of once mighty proud men
Boil in blood, a river of flames
Forever drowning in those like slew
Bubbling steam from flesh and sinew

Mors alra auidos oris hialus
Pandil el omnis explical alas
Turba sororum lace Tarlarea

Mors alra auidos oris hialus
Pandil el omnis explical alas
(Seneca, Oedipus)

Slaughter above, the blood seeps
Into the waters down below
The river’s girth starts to grow
Torrents of death, the fires arise

When the river’s banks burst
Waters mingle with Stygian filth
And curse the land above

…Quae poena memel maneas el sedes, scio
(Seneca, Phaedra)

A realm of plague and death
A kingdom once grand
Now stands before those once conquered,
Now vengeful

…Quae poena memel maneas el sedes, scio

Lethe – Through the Lair of Hypnos – by Midnight Odyssey

There is no fire in hell
There is no place like hell
Where the streams wash away your cares
Through the caves all memories fade
When hell freezes over…

There are no fires in hell
There are no flames to keep you awake
Through the lair of Hypnos you stray
Through a bliss, oblivion, nothingness
Far away when hell freezes over

Through the lair of Hypnos I stray
To abyss, oblivion, bodiless

Faceless forms and vapour
Dissolved into the air

Taking my place amongst
The shades of hades
Drinking the waters
Forgetting my deeds
Leaving my memories
What is my name? 
Drunk with drowsiness
Departing into sleep

Endless words and murmurs
Weigh down my tired eyes

Through the lair of Hypnos I strayed
Into bliss, elysian emptiness

Acheron – Deflecting Heaven’s Will – by The Crevices Below

Below the deserts, the cascading hills of sand
Waters ghostly yet vaster than the greatest lands
The spirits ride, the mud seems to grow
Like hands reaching out to feed on these souls 

Absorbing the painful memories
Stabbing away those hindering dreams
Thoughts opaque, the swamp infested gaze
Never will it take the pain away 

Flow away from the oceans calming breeze
To the waters, muddied by mortal beings
And their sins, are washed into the shore
Their spirits wreathe, unable to endure

Absorbing the painful memories
Stabbing away those hindering dreams
Thoughts opaque, the swamp infested gaze
Never will it take the pain away 

Watching… and wailing for their turn…
Dreading… and cowering for they know…
The words of Juno… The truths they face…

Writhing in this convoluted state
Contorting in these maddening screams

Flectere si negueo superos, Acheronta movebo
(Virgil, Aeneid)

Bathe them in malodorous waters
This decay – the foulest of beings

If I cannot deflect the will of heaven

Cocytus – Shades of Phantom Souls – by Tempestuous Fall

Deepest darkest
Realm of my heart
Frozen, fallen
Shades of phantom
Forms dismal
Souls laid with guilt
Traitorous breaths
Whisper falsehoods
And screech like the owls…

Darkest frozen
Deepest fallen
Shades of phantom
Souls blowing cold words
Too late…

In the shades of
Chains forged eternal
You take your place
Amongst the ice

Traitors of blood
Traitors to land
Betray those of welcome slay
Doomed to freeze, the vultures seize
And pick as they please 

Traitors of blood
Traitors to land
Betray those of welcome slay
Doomed to freeze, the vultures seize
And pick as they please

Styx – Converge, Rivers of Hell – by Midnight Odyssey

Nine circles travelled
The boundary of the world
Of waters blackened
Converge, rivers of hell

Amongst the yew trees
A silent deathly path
Of vapours poisoned
Exhale, breath of life

Oh waters holy
Of whom the gods swear oaths
A binding promise
No words can be undone

A pact made to be broken
The waters must be drunk
Silent the god tongues
Nine long summers must pass

Another nine years
Forced into exile
From marble halls of grandeur
The realm of Saturn’s Son

For even he knows
An innocent request
Cannot be broken
Can only end in death

And through night’s blackness
The waters cold and dark
Calmly down the cliff side
Are swayed by jagged rock

A realm unworldly
Majestic silver swirls
Immortal waters
Tide against the marsh

The sun and eagle
Have known the water’s ways
One gave his chariot
And one – His self revealed

To swear upon them
The silver slygian waves
Is cursed to regret
The fearful stream of hate

Nine circles travelled
The boundary of the world
Of waters blackened
Converge, rivers of hell

 

Magica/Scientia

Magica Cover

Released by Seance Records in 2015 as a split 7″ single with Spire
Music & Lyrics written and recorded in 2013.

Magica

In ever-reaching
Voids of darkness
And matter, cold
The deepest fears awaken
Celestial bodies
Obliterate into fragments
Darkness binding, it holds
Nature’s order in its claws
When stars once free
Are caught in screams
A churning mass
Tears at their seams
The dying light
From fragments small
Their magic fades
And shines no more
Unleash the flow
A dying energy
And watch the spirits
Of stars, freeze
Black silhouettes
Dark effigies of life
The numerous shadows
Remind of what was lost…