Judgement

by Nachtterror

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bcb723 Conceptually it doesn't seem like that big of a difference - dark metal with a focus around piano based songs and clean/harsh vocals. But holy shit is this otherworldly. Nachtterror create an total unique vision from the artwork to the layered vocal harmonies. You know years have gone into crafting this album and it does not disappoint. I literally stopped what I was doing once I heard "The Beauty Of The Withering Flower" to focus on what was unfolding. A cult wonder that demands wider exposure. Favorite track: The Beauty of the Withering Flower.
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korp_r This is one of those albums where you can't quite figure it out in one listen. Great variations, smooth vocals are superb, maybe on the subtle side of black metal a bit though. Favorite track: Sea of Dread.
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Monia Lisa Usually I'm not a fan of clean vocals. But sometimes an album or an artist can touch you right in the heart, unexpectedly, to the point of feeling tears fall from your eyes. Favorite track: The Beauty of the Withering Flower.
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1.
In the shadows of nightfall The doom kings arise And a new god awakens From the pain of mankind To witness the coming Of a new blackened king And the end of one life So the new can begin When on this cursed day Three souls would fade away And beneath a crimson moon A poor man met his doom And in judgement of his sins He’d suffer from within For in the darkness of his mind He saw the terror of the night When on this winter day In his arms she’d pass away And in the forest’s shaded light He’d snuff out his brothers life When beneath a starless sky He swore all of them to die When in the darkness of his mind He saw the terror of the night King of the other side ruler of none God is reborn, judgement shall come.
2.
07:20
As the night begins A storm rages within He suffers from inside For he had seen it all And he will surely fall Of love betrayed His heart now slain In torture bound As the sun goes down His thoughts had turned to dread Those letters he had read He curses god in rage For he had seen it all And he will surely fall Of trust betrayed And lust depraved The rage now binds His thoughts in time The pain had bled Eternal dread This rotting tomb His mind consumed His will now lost He shall pay the cost For their lust he'll fall As their sin's enthrall As he gazes high At the stormy sky "I am fallen" he cries As voices arise... To the god's he gazed As his sorrow forces way "By the coming of dawn, I shall be none." Walter! You shall fear no more! Martyr! You shall reclaim your throne! As night begins to fade Their words he hath obeyed With god now by his side For he shall heed their call And they will surely fall Yes, she will surely fall.
3.
I am absolution I hear your call unto me You’ve become without choice Be still and know my voice I am he who offers vindication My hand, your instrument, divine purification Come to me child My strength I will lend A gift to the weak Let us bring forth the end They shall taste this vengeful wine Bear this sigil, redemption, divine My eyes have seen your souls disdain My grip shall let them know your pain Your hands shall conquer the sins of the past Your breath shall bring this world into ash Walk with me upon the ashen sands We are of one a god upon the land You beckon me, for you cannot withstand I beckoned you, for judgement is at hand To beckon, to beckon me Upon the ashes To beckon, to beckon me The weak in rapture To beckon, to beckon me. To beckon the weak.
4.
I still recall the moment we met, When the night was silent and cold, Gorgeous darkness bore the sweet pale flower, That in my arms I would hold. And at once this Goddess of Crimson, Alight by the Ominous moon, Would seal with a kiss the fate of our lives, And hail the coming of my lovers, doom. As seasons went by the knowledge that I Was deceived by my brother and bride, Would bring forth great visions of nightmarish lands, Where foul truths had no place to hide. A dream of my flower, turned white then to red Visions of pasts so clear in my head, And as if been arranged, by some hellish way The Answer was laid before me. The lies, of my, Beloved, and My kin, Will drive, my life, to commit this act of sin. Tonight, We die, For you, are mine. And so I set out for my answer, The poison to snuff out my bride, So darkness would come to her, Silent and Swift And extinguish the light in her Emerald eyes. But inside me I knew there was something, Amiss in this, unholy plan. So true was our bond, how could this be so, Was her soul, so certainly damned? My flower, my life, will you die with me tonight? Together, Forever, Forgive me, My bride. The madness, has taken Hold of me, Of my mind In Darkness, I see you but My Loving eyes are Blind, So take this, drink quickly, This death infested wine, And know that I loved you My Flower, My bride Kiss me once more my love, Let me hold you close, Don't be afraid my dear, The cold will stop your tears. Sleep in my arms my love, Forever with you I will be, Beneath the Crimson Moon, I swear my life to thee. And so I sit and ponder in the dwelling of my kin, If anything should happen if I were again to sin, So soon now, dear brother, will your eyes arouse with fright For these are your final hours, For you will die, tonight.
5.
A whisper in the darkness Has led me to this hall where you reside Will you run for me dear brother? Run away from me, in the forest at night. RUN I’ll find you soon so run, try to hide You’ll pay with your blood for the dying of my bride It will be so beautiful to watch you die When I hunt you down in the forest at night Do you see now my darkness This lie that dwells within Do you feel now my darkness Do you see how You have sinned I’ve found you now no time to run and hide You’ll pay with your blood for the dying of my bride It was so beautiful to hear your cries When I ripped Your heart out In the forest at night The moon is stained in gorgeous red as blood pours from your face The lies inside must be torn out and darkness put in place Bleed for me dear brother, you bastard son of god Yours beating heart within my hands, your final breath, you won’t last long Torn out your throat and raped your wrists a deed well done by me, It seems as though the sight of you has forced this night to be.
6.
When I close my eyes And I see you there my bride As we walk the autumn days And at nightfall the stars above wed gaze The silver moon above would fill the night with a cascade of lunar flames Reflected in your eyes your lips your flesh, but then the light it fades And in the shadow of your gaze I feel an emptiness inside As darkness takes my bride So now I close my eyes And see the night you died For no stars were in the sky On the godless winter night But what am I to do alone without your loving sweet caress No tender words no gentle hand to guide me out of this darkness I trace the lines upon your lips and feel the tears fall from my eyes As darkness takes my bride I open up my eyes. And I see you there my bride On this ancient forest floor You sleep forever more The beauty of the withering flower Beneath this starless sky Frozen forever as a nightmare in my mind My withering flower How beautifully you died For the stars died with you On this endless winter night How beautiful it was to see you die within these arms of mine How beautiful it was to see your eyes reflect the lunar light How beautifully this withering lover dies within my arms tonight How beautifully the darkness takes my bride The beauty of the withering flower Beneath this starless sky Frozen forever as a nightmare in my mind My withering flower How beautifully you died For the stars died with you On this endless winter night The death of my dearest lover, beneath a starless sky Tortured forever, by the terrors in my mind My withered lover, how beautifully you died For the stars died with you, on this endless winter night.
7.
11:24
I shall bring down Bitter vengeance upon thee, and thou Shall suffer my eternal wrath The beauty Of the withering flower And the last struggles of dying man These are my blessings For all your sins May you suffer from within Judgement has come Your life is undone Forever more ...ever more I stand here alone In this darkened abode The beasts from my nightmare have come For all my crimes For not its my time To see what this blackened day brings The life of my wife And my brother, my kin I've bled the skies In my dreams from within In silence I stand In nocturnity's hell Before you my god To be locked in my cell Now I hang here alone With my judgement at hand You at my side for this Funeral of man Vetiel my lord Why have you left me Alone in this hell For eternity King of the other side Ruler of none God is reborn Judgement has come The light fades This darkness I've found My flesh is torn My henious blood stains hallowed ground Standing at the gates In shrouded veil Sitting at his throne As i kneel, the lord Vatiel I search for the words to suffice my mistakes I pray to my emperor, save my fate But I become aware, through my saviors glare that tonight, i shall light my effigys flare You had not strength to work my need, now you shall commit final deed Rise up your work unfinished, let this task begin... Though I had tried to prove my worth, gave all my soul in saviors search Did not suffice, though I killed twice those who has broken me Now time had come, I failed my lord and wonder what tortured I'd see Hang them in shackles and then light your hearts infernal heat The time has come, I have no kin I am to commit, intangeable sin A failure born, to death I'm sworn By the coming of dawn I shall be none Alone I descend To the kingdom of none God is Reborn Judgement has come I bent down, removed the board, that sheltered from my broken soul with great distaste I saw her face and memories soon came Of greater days, when love was praised, and violence banished from my gaze But soon I turn my view to him and recalled the injustice His face now scarred at my regard, his body now askew I smiled though very little at the vengeance I had plagued Then realized that my demise was at my hands not through his guise and vengeance was a bitter noose now choking all of me My vengeance led and I his slave, now I shall not see what could be The time has come, I have no kin I am to commit, intangeable sin A failure born, to death I'm sworn By the coming of dawn I shall be none Then it came, no longer sane The lord vatiel was not as seemed, could not be real Standing in my place My eyes decieve The Lord Vatiel Holding my wife in place of me
8.
Arise!... Children of the dark and Behold! This wisdom i impart from within you, the fire of man shall forge a crown and kingdom by your hand "For the curse of life, is the curse of want, and so you peer through the fog in hope of answers There's something,Beautiful in the dark the embers of creation, I see it, beautiful, in the dark awaiting the breath of the world... take now this journey, through the dark to find the fire within walk with me, oh king, through the dark And awaken the breath of the world the warmth of the sun, you feel naught. the love of another, you have forgot. forever in darkness, a king you've become alone in your kingdom, a ruler of one. for the fire within you shall soon overcome the fear of the night with the death of a sun. Behold, the light so beautiful, in the dark. The breath of the world ablaze, in the dark. Your soul ablaze in fire, in the dark I am the god within you, within the dark.
9.
Into the dawn Words to a whisper The sirens gone The silence come Of Gods Reborn And Judgement passed The eyes of one The voice of none Walk with me, upon Ashen Shores Into the endless waves of none The path before Failed to deliver This final day The only way Upon the altar Within the dust This final chapter This ending rapture Stand with me, upon fallen swords Into the open arms of none I wither Silent All Into dust We fall Within this realm of none In ashes we are one Darkness comes, purest sight Without sound, bitter night Blessed black, open doors We have wrought, these ashen shores I will stand an endless altar on These shores of Ash Within the silence Of an empty dawn This world of Ash

about

Nachtterror is a Symphonic Black Metal band formed in 2006 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Since their founding, Nachtterror has always been a band focused on telling a story of tragedy and empowerment - the tragedy of life and the suffering that can accompany it, as well as the empowerment of embracing your own negativity and using it to evolve and grow. Nachtterror attempts to convey acceptance of the inevitable and the ability to use it and overcome it.

“We want our listeners leaving our album understanding that “there’s something beautiful in the dark.”

Nachtterror has released two EP’s - “The Funeral of Man” in 2008 and “Beneath the Crimson Moon” in 2012. Some attentive observers may recognize this group from their most publicized release, the 2015 10” record “Of Ash and Dying Light” with Altars of Grief.

However, Nachtterror - throughout the bulk of their existence - has been building and refining their debut concept album “Judgement” with songwriting for the album dating back to 2008. Previous renditions of songs from Judgement have appeared on past releases but Judgement as an aggregate entity has never been revealed – until now.

Judgement, the amalgamation of Nachtterror’s universe is now ready for release, and shall be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on October 10, 2019. The album will be presented as a 6 panel digipack with nine tarot cards included, specifically conceived of and painted by guitarist and artist Lord Maelkleth (Eric Escott), to convey the story behind each track on the record. Metaphorically, this album is about embracing the negative aspects of the self and making the decision to become a god, or be destroyed by it.

"Judgement is a black mirror, allowing its listener to view their own dark truth. It is a story of the power of self; embracing or succumbing to its desires and fears."
- Erik "Saint Wikk" Labossiere

Judgement will be released on October 10, 2019. Hypnotic Dirge Records will present the album in a 6-panel digipack CD edition that includes nine tarot cards, specifically conceived of and painted by guitarist and artist Lord Maelkleth (Eric Escott), to convey the story behind each track on the record. To see a selection of those other paintings, visit Nachtterror’s Facebook page. More will be revealed on Hypnotic Dirge social media soon as well.

credits

released October 10, 2019

I shall bring down bitter vengeance upon thee, and thou shalt suffer my eternal wrath
The beauty of the withering flower and the last struggles of a dying man, these are my blessings.

Nachtterror:
LORD VATIEL - Vocals
LORD MAELKLETH - Vocals, Guitar
INFERNAL SAINT WIKK - Vocals, Guitar
WRAITH - Bass
FOGRIR - Drums
HORHD - Keyboards and Synthesizers

"Recorded at Blue Door Recording and Divergent Sounds by Justin Bender, Mixed and Mastered at Divergent Sounds by Justin Bender

All Music and Lyrics Written by Nachtterror.
Artwork by Lord Maelkleth

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