Sorrow

by Nordicwinter

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YomaBarr I got this already, but as a gift, so I couldn't gush about it for everybody to see. So I'm buying this again just to gush :)
Take regular Nordicwinter sound recognizable from a mile and multiply it by a dozen. Take these guitars and multiply them by ten. As much as I love Nordicwinter this is the most immersive. Some of the best spent 54' of life.
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Jarak I'm familiar enough with Nordicwinter that when I saw this go up as a pre-release, I knew without listening to the preview track that this would be thoroughly worth the price of admission. Listening to the preview just confirmed that. Now that the full album is out, it is clear the whole album is up at the same level.
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Like a painting faded by time Murky dreams seemed so real In this tomb of desolation I can't escape the despair I feel Drowned by dismal sorrows No escape, anguish remains Within dark shadows of life lost A glimmer of hope failed to obtain I lay in this forsaken tomb Dead and lost, I waste away I lay in this forsaken tomb In darkness I shall forever stay Upon dismal winds of despair My last breath fades into mist Cold chill freezes my tears As my blood flows from my wrists
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I see your cold corpse Laying upon the crimson leaves I hear the lost song Whispered by the dismal breeze As the crows weep above Rain falls upon frozen tears Far beyond the misty dreams I remained shrouded by her fears “I lay in this forsaken tomb Dead and lost, I waste away I lay in this forsaken tomb In darkness I shall forever stay” Sullen echoes From beyond the grave Sullen Cries A life no one could save
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My frozen breath escapes From this corpse yet dead I breath my last breath As the white snow turns red In shadows of emptiness I will die in this darkness Alone as I always been No hope, a hatred within As the winds now call forth my name They whisper the calls from beyond In shadows of mist and rain they sing The ravens cry my lament's song My frozen breath escapes From this corpse yet dead I breath my last breath As the white snow turns red
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In dismal veils of snow I fade into this tomb As fading memories Whisper eternal gloom This Mournful Dirge A song for the lost This Mournful Dirge As I return to dust As the crimson skies Fade into nothingness To my dismal death None shall bear witness I lay in this forsaken tomb Dead and lost, I waste away The twilight shall be forever lost In darkness I'll forever stay
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I lay beneath ruins of the lost hopes. With dead eyes my tears shall not fall. In the blinding fog of the dying ghosts. As the death bells tolls, I hear their call. Fading sadness to this blackest night. In emptiness I shall die alone. Fading fog an eternal twilight. This blissful death shall be my tombstone. I lay upon the crimson stained soil. In a tomb of everlasting grief. This forsaken life that I see unfold. My death shall be my only relief.
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about

After a lengthy hiatus, Nordicwinter came back in a big way in 2020, releasing two new full-length albums "Requiem" and "Desolation" and they show no sign of slowing down as they hit us once again with a new full-length album, "Sorrow", released amidst the dead of winter. This prolificacy should in no way be a harbinger of doubt as the quality of "Sorrow" surpasses even the heights of the 2020 records and raises Nordicwinter to the upper tier of Canadian Depressive / Atmospheric Black Metal.

As with its previous records, "Sorrow" examines the darker side of the human condition through somber and melancholic music. Sticking at a mostly mid-tempo pace, the tracks on "Sorrow" (with the exception of the outro) are all between 7-10 minutes in length, and flow with sense and purpose across the record. Utilizing a typical depressive black metal sound, the guitars have the perfect level of distortion to carry a bit of grit while still being clear and allowing the occasional string melody to hover above the mix like a blanket of stars. Meanwhile, the drums and bass provide the necessary backing throughout the record, staying simple but remaining audible and a fundamental part of the album's sound.

“Sorrow” is presented as a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page insert.
The first 100 copies sold will come with a free 5” x 3” Nordicwinter Woven Logo Patch
Releases Friday March 26, 2021

credits

released March 26, 2021

Produced and Engineered by evillair.
Recorded in St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada at Dirgevows Studios, Fall 2020.
Mixed, mastered, album art and layout: Dirgevows Studios.
All music and lyrics by evillair
Cover image by Melissa Parker

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"Effortlessly absorbing and instantly captivating...Sorrow is an exceptional release for fans of doomy, desolate, atmospheric black metal to get their teeth into. It confirms what I thought about Desolation; here’s an artist to pay very close attention to."
-Wonderbox Metal

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