Hypnotic Dirge 2013​/​14 | The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy

by Hypnotic Dirge Records



The fifth annual Hypnotic Dirge Records digital compilation album which is separated into two distinct albums and tracklists. This is "disc" one, entitled "Decay and Atrophy", mostly focusing on Black Metal and related genres.

The first “disc” entitled “The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy” presenting the more Black Metal-related side includes material from Hypnotic Dirge artists Obsidian Tongue, Frigoris, Galaktik Cancer Squad, In my Shiver, Ekove Efrits, netra, Windbruch, and Epitimia while also presenting guest bands Zgard, Psychotic Gardening, and Dråpsnatt. Also of note on this tracklist is the In my Shiver cover song of “Lullaby” from The Cure.


released December 2, 2013

Artwork photography by: Ascendent Vague Aliens
Artwork design by: Alexander Machtakov




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Track Name: Frigoris - Frühlingsnacht
Der Duft nassen Mooses steigt auf
Heißer Atem erfüllt die Luft
Kleine Tierchen aufgeschreckt in tiefer Nacht
Vom seltsamen Spiel

Ich blicke tief in deine Augen
Ich erkenne dich
Ein wundersamer Augenblick
Aus zwei mach eins

…aus zwei mach eins…

Deine zarte Hand
Legt den Strick mir um den Hals
Ein letzter Moment
Ich bin frei

Ich blicke tief in deine Augen
Ich erkenne dich
Ein wundersamer Augenblick
Aus zwei mach eins

…aus zwei mach eins…
Track Name: Obsidian Tongue - My Hands Were Made to Hold the Wind
This soul is amorphous
glowing through nature in strange patterns
desperate follower, I wandered untraceably far from home
Lured by its trail – flashes of gold
lured to the mountain & lulled to sleep
This was the one day no child should have slept
the caravan had come
to take those marked at birth for sacrifice in the River of Muninn
I was among the marked – the ring of youth – appointed to be drowned at dawn – on the chosen day – but I slept through the conjuring – slept through the drums & horns – I would have been a guardian – Watching the grace of wisdom – blossom through the ages – instead I watched the stones & torches – of the village banish me – Self disintegrated – Passion untarnished – There must be another way – The entity I was chasing – The vicar of my failure – expands upon my grief a notion – glory in the wake of abandonment – the river is still mine to take – the soul is still mine to guard – immortal passion in fast aging skin – my hands were made to hold the wind
Track Name: Galaktik Cancer Squad - In lichterlosen Weiten
In lichterlosen Weiten irre ich umher
von einem Ozean aus Dunkel werde ich verzehrt
Getrieben hat mich einst die Suche nach dem Licht
doch es zu finden vermochte ich nicht

In lichterlosen Weiten warte ich schon lang
die Gedanken stets mit Finsternis verhangen
Mein Herz lebt noch in alten Tagen, bevor die Kälte kam
und ich kann es kaum ertragen, was es aus mir macht

Geflüsterte Nachricht, luftig wie der Wind
getragen ans Ohr, doch für das Herz bestimmt
irgendwo dort draußen, genauso kalt wie ich
ein Funke kanns entzünden, und es wird zum Licht
Geflüsterte Nachricht, ein trauriges Gedicht
getragen ans Herz, doch die Seele nimmt es sich
bittersüße Hoffnung für mich allein
und ewig schmerzhaft für uns zu zweit

In lichterlosen Weiten nehme ich das Schicksal an
in Einsamkeit und Stille verblasst die Hoffnung ganz
wozu noch warten, wenn ein Leben nicht reicht?
wie sollen die Wunden jemals verheilen?

So soll die Kälte mich holen
so soll das Ende mich befreien
Track Name: In my Shiver - Lullaby (The Cure Cover)
on candystripe legs spiderman comes
softly through the shadow of the evening sun
stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
looking for the victim shivering in bed
searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
suddenly! a movement in the corner of the
room! and there is nothing i can do when i
realise with freight that the spiderman is having
me for dinner tonight

quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps
closer now closer to the foot of the bed and
softer than shadow and quicker than flies his
arms are all around me and his tongue in my
eyes "be still be calm be quiet now my precious
boy don't struggle like that or i will only love
you more for it's much too late to get away or
turn on the light the spiderman is having you
for dinner tonight"

and i feel like i'm being eaten by a thousand
million shivering furry holes and i know that in
the morning i will wake up in the shivering cold
and the spiderman is always hungry...
Track Name: Epitimia - A Flash Before Death
Напрасно в невыносимой агонии силюсь открыть глаза,
Чтоб вечность узреть в отражении разбитых зеркал.
Мне кажется, я упустил сей момент, оставшийся в прошлом.
Чёрными красками воспоминания на белых листах кровоточат.

Мы держимся за руки вольны, невесомы.
За секунду до смерти. В одном шаге от пропасти.
Мы держимся крепко за руки вольны, невесомы.
За секунду до смерти. В одном шаге от пропасти.

Вальсирует одинокая пара над бескрайним спокойствием моря.
Вдруг вихрь лёгким движением поднял к сгорающим звёздам.
Тону в локонах света, не надеясь уже спастись.
Прости, но я скоро ослепну. Мне б на мгновение веки сомкнуть.

Мне не хватает тепла её бархатных губ.
Чувства рвутся наружу. Сердце бьётся в закрытую грудь.

Мы держимся за руки вольны, невесомы.
За секунду до смерти. В одном шаге от пропасти.
Мы парим в воздухе. Вольны, невесомы.
За секунду до смерти.
Сделав шаг к пропасти.
Track Name: In my Shiver - Empty Wealth
In the earth where the roads are covered with shades
your limbs are without strength.
In a long corridor I hear singing shades,
my perspective is changed,
I can't see anymore depth in the friends life.
I have been invited to your banquet.
There isn't anybody now.
Why the void is inside of me?
Now the night devours me
and now I go away with the last lights.
What has remained it's only an empty wealth.
Looks at this red light, it turn on with the evil.
You feel the perfume that brings away what it's terrestrial.
Who is near me, he will wake up before the time.
This is the moment of truth.
I am now kneel, I pray, I pray.
I will tell to all when it will be the moment.
Track Name: Ekove Efrits - Public Theatre
Forget the everything
This circle is a game
I'm tired of playing
But the role plays again

It feels like a dreaming
Where sirens paint the silence
(but) we are talking through the eyes
In a maze full of distance

I want to escape
Far away
We lost among the shadows
The poison crawls through the vein

That's more like a nightmare
That's more like a nightmare

I want to escape
Far away
We lost among the shadows
The poison crawls through the vein

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