/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €5 EUR  or more

     

1.
05:54
2.
3.
4.
05:32
5.
6.

about

The Debut EP by melancholic metal band Vetrar Draugurinn, featuring Marjan Welman (Autumn, Ayreon) on vocals, Eric Hazebroek (Stream of Passion) on guitars, Douwe de Wilde (The Saturnine) on bass, and Jim van de Kerkhof (All for Nothing) on drums.
Partially made possible by the fans and friends through a succesful Crowdfunding Campaign.

credits

released May 17, 2017

Recorded and mixed in the months November and December of 2016, and January 2017 at Studio Boeken, and our home studios by Douwe de Wilde, and Eric Hazebroek.
Mastered by Hans Pieters/The People's Noise.

Artwork sourced by Shutterstock/Slava Gerj. Design by Eric Hazebroek.
Band logo by Gogo Melone.

Cello by Elianne Anemaat
Additional vocals ("In the Bleak Mid Winter") by Robynne Leah Hazebroek
Additional backing vocals by Douwe de Wilde & Eric Hazebroek

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Dark Skies Coming Recordings South Holland, The Netherlands

contact / help

Contact Dark Skies Coming Recordings

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Bleak Earth
Bleak Earth

Trace the thin blue line
Down the skin-deep path
To where the heart resides
And carve your name within
I carry the weight of the world that fuels the fire

I carry the weight of a world bleak and grey
Hatred fuels the fire of my dismay

Chorus:
Solemn is my mask
Downward lines where a smile should be
I hung my sorrow amongst the branches of the highest trees

(I carry the weight of a world, bleak and grey)
(Hatred fuels the fire of my dismay)

Save me, from what could have been
The light of my soul has dimmed deep within
Just your name on the black surface of my heart
The scars, torn assunder, ripped apart

I carried the weight of the world, bleak and grey
Hatred fueled the fire of my dismay.

Chorus:
Solemn is my mask
Downward lines where a smile should be
I hung my sorrow amongst the branches of the highest trees

And when all the world is lost in shadow
Yours is the only fire I will know
Bleak is the earth I walk on
Still the pale light is not gone
Track Name: Vigil (for the Lost Children of our Generation)
Vigil (for the Lost Children of Our Generation)

Revolt to the oppression of the masses
We can think for ourselves, don’t need no one
Now the clouds in our skies turn darker
and our Utopia has long come and gone

I remember the years of carelessness
When people could be who they wanted to be
Without envying the others’ happiness
The seed of anger planted deep within

Pre-Chorus:
I will never lead, I will never follow
Anyone else but my own thoughts
Avoid the traps of being shallow and getting lost

Chorus:
Let me comfort you within the shelter of my loving arms
And ward off all the evil amongst the love

Pray now. Open your eyes and see...The truth in front of you...
Is only you and me.

Pre-Chorus:
I will never lead, I will never follow
Anyone else but my own thoughts
Avoid the traps of being shallow and getting lost

Chorus:
Let me comfort you within the shelter of my loving arms
And ward off all the vile and the distraught
Let me be your haven,
to all the lost of a generation past

See the clouds in our skies turning darker and darker
Our Utopia is long come and gone...
Track Name: Mother of Northern Skies
Mother of Northern Skies

Mother... of Northern Skies
Did you abandon me? Please, shelter me

Alone, like a shadow amongst the trees
I never meant it to end like this, buried underneath
20 inches of pure white snow
Waiting patiently for any lover to show

I... feel my life fade
The warmth in my heart decays
Fingers slowly turning numb
The will is lost, I succumb

I stood here for hours, waiting for you
Time has passed, but you're not closer
Your love fell like the snow on my skin
The cold of your heart kills the warmth within

I... feel my love fade
Frost in my soul replaced
Eyes glazed in a forever stare
You're not there

I stood here for hours, waiting for you
Time has passed, but you're not closer
Your love fell like the snow on my skin
The cold of your heart kills the warmth within

Mother... of Northern Skies
Did you remember me, please, rescue me
I never meant it to end like this, buried underneath
20 inches of pure white snow
Waiting patiently for any lover to show

Together, Apart, I die alone
Together, apart, I die alone...
Track Name: Solis
Solis

Morning is coming and I no longer fear
The sun breaking through the leaves so near

The edge of these woods are getting closer each step I take
The bond is getting stronger each promise I make

Morning is coming and I no longer regret
I know the decisions I will never forget

The edge of these woods are getting closer each step I take
The fear is getting weaker each decision I make

And when all is fine and great, I'll wonder what it was all about
All those walks in darkened woods I took, and without a doubt
I will see myself as a different person, someone else
No longer a prisoner of all the fears I felt

Morning is coming and I no longer fear
The grasp of the dark road behind me
The sun has broken through the leaves so near
I left all my past lives behind me