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by Serene Dark

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Nocturne Born of the northern winds, a venom of night obscene flows within me  My descent into ash, where that lightless void still threatens to consume me  (Chorus) I have tasted the sulphur dawn, where hope decays with the setting sun I abide by the whispers of the night, the unfurling of madness, of bliss, of death  igne natura renovatur integra  In absentia luci, tenebrae vincunt Absolved of the sardonic sun, carve your wisdom into my bones, so I may see through wolven eyes, to embody the threnody of night  (Chorus) I have tasted the sulphur dawn, where hope decays with the setting sun  Into the fields of memory, where the light within me died, let the earth be cleansed in flame under the grieving moon  In the fractured realms of mind, appears my youth disfigured, drowning in melancholy  Oh mournful dark I hear your call, your call  I hear your call  Your call
Anathema A Choir of serpents resounds within me, I will bear the torment  of this inner winter, a disgust for all spewing the filth of Jehovah , with true clarity I open my eyes anew ,a scorching gnosis of old, found in the  pulsing of adversarial light fated in obsidian A trance abhorrent aligned with beasts, birthed in pride, conjured in ruin , there can be no alleviation found amongst the ashes of self, lament and be reborn, cursed  anathema, crucifixion of my former  , where gods of hope and light lay murdered in heart Darkness enshroud me , the boy within has died, eroded in despair Deus Mortuus est! (Latin) Dieu est mort(French) Dio e morto (Italian) God is dead May wolves devour the sun on tides of life's end, all sanctity impaled on shores of loss When each breathe breeds failure and each drop of sweat naught , I know now, that path I sought Is lost Slay now all remnants of self, hopelessly  grasping at dawn , a voice of lunacy ,distant " you've been left here to die" Awoken  to embers burning in quenchless ire With serenity broken , released from in me this devils light
Blackeneing In a state of elevation blackening  All knowing eyes seeing nothing  May dogs gnaw at the flesh of fools I sense this descent once again Nepenthe, Arcane withering of body Here dies all peace of mind Evoking what should never be  Lulled by false comfort Lost are all ways back to life    Tranquillity in dying inward  Reaching heights of Erebus  A shroud has lifted in conscious Nigredo, this blackening of psyche  Quivering in harrowing of soul Unearthed within darkest radiance In self destruction arose meaning  Lost are all ways back to life Nigredo I am in hell , tranquil 
Procreator Behold, the ravages of age The scorns of a thousand years forgotten Entombed in my despair; with hate to fuel my soul This icy palace is my temple “Oh but the moonlight doth rest its soft glow upon my windowpane” And from my throne I turn a cold and weary gaze Beset by the darkest of death's spirits, I am cloaked by shadows  I hear tell of angel and succubi; and disregard all My black sorcery is beyond the reach of your brood Devouring souls From my frosty throne I am the overseer of this world Crying orders to my legions of war To snuff the righteous flame Torn apart in to black sea of sorrows Four thousand fathoms below A heart forged of frost and the contemplative mind Searching the cosmos for to seek an escape From untimely mortal doom, I am above you all How harshly the sights and sounds of this realm Do assault my failing senses Lifted to dimensions of innocence To weep for those invested in the physical Walking among the gardens of Hera Wading in waters of incomparable beauty To sleep, to stay, in this place Never to return to the illusion Let the rain wash my tired eyes What dreams may hold, I can never deny
Fragments in Stone The sun descends the priest makes haste and seals the doors The cracks of stone the moon gives womb to evil flight, The wizard laughs, He cackles at the shackles forged to hold down the beasts The spell takes shape a leather wing beats at the fog  Once upon a pact of men the council sealed his Fate Banished to the caverns to live out his final days But fear had gripped their hearts and they set out to cast him down Held above his cauldron where the deed was wiped and burned  Sworn to vengeance brought to life by the moonlight taking lives Thy guardians shall betray you and thy church shall crumble The gargoyles breathing fly, dive unholy shrieking The ivory fangs drip with the cost of lies The soulless monsters deconstruct brick by brick Gods house gives place to an orgy of the sick Where the monsters eat the flesh of the clergy and the king With one foul swipe they behead Jesus lost among their wings Their sworn protectors now a weapon of the devil Born among the fiery pits of hell to sleep in stone The inquisition slays their steel will crack at the incarnations of evil Battering the soldiers of God They kill without remorse, brought into being to usher the fall of Christ  Send out the call from rooftop to cemetery The hour is nigh to stain the past with the righteous of blood The pews are set ablaze, hell recreated in the holy walls Natures justice is done, the vessels of vengeance flee from the sun They fly black protectors of night All they have held dear is taken away The guardians of heaven Now freed from their stone prison To turn on the gate keeper and cast down God 
Soma Flee again from the light and bury the heart There is no solace herein My wings will burn in anguish Time and time again The inexorable truth of life and the burden of its gift Murderous This inner voice sings Odiouz So cruelly poisoned by time For I have lost myself in this deep subconscious void there is no remedy for my affliction A lingering sorrow engrained A malign essence with the  inner eye peers  vigilant "And if you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you" - Friedrich Nietzsche Tempus edax rerum (Time,devourer of all things) Flee again from the light I've buried the heart There is no solace therein My wings have burned in anguish Time and time again The inexorable truth of life and the mark of its gift Murderous This inner voice sings Odious So cruelly poisoned by time Time devours all things Left waiting for those first rays to come I stand beyond grace with eyes drifting   Tnto that yawning dark , without fear
Come Serene Dark And That bell of depression chimes again searching the unanswered chord of silence, the esoteric winds of I, unchanging calamity, I thought I could reach those heights unscathed, betrayed by dream, I have ignited myself with my own will, unable to tame its blaze, Further fallen into this pit of woe, Swallowing shards of glass, each resonating defeat, this constant rhythm of failure has bled me dry. Apathetic, with each breath I stab at the light, all exits lead Somber, Into that abyss ,cold, There is no hope for those born of nyx betwixt pain and truth, All purpose a lie, Come forth finality, I'm branded by the grave There is no hope for those born of Nyx, Thanatos beckons, I am not of those born of light , Unfathomable fire, A dirge foreshadowing, The last shard of self is lost, And time heals nothing in addiction concealed this madness, Of noose wrapped around my throat , come now soothing pyre There is no hope for those born of nyx, betwixt pain and truth, All purpose a lie Come forth finality, I'm branded by the grave, There is no hope for those born of Nyx Thanatos beckons, And That bell of depression chimes again, I will not wake from this trance Come serene dark, Time heals nothing Come serene dark, At peace with nothing Come serene dark, I dream of nothing Come serene dark, I feel nothing Nothing
Fragments in Flame from “Paradise Lost” by: John Milton (1667) “Awake, arise, or be forever fallen.” “I sung of chaos and eternal night taught by the heavenly muse to venture down the dark descent and up to reascend” “Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.” “All is not lost, the unconquerable will, and study of revenge, immortal hate, and the courage never to submit or yield.” “Oh sun to tell thee how I hate thy beams that bring to my remembrance of which state I fell” "... Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells! Hail, horrors! hail, Infernal world! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor  “Which way shall I fly Infinite wrath and infinite despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep, Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide, To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.” “A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater?" “This horror will grow mild this darkness light”


Previously released as Endemise
Recorded October 2015
Mixed by Dale Sauvé, Mastered by Ken Sorceron
Lyrics Written by Franky Falsetto, Alex Aksentyev & Will Mctavish
All Songs written and recorded by Serene Dark © SOCAN / ASCAP


released October 28, 2016


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