Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume I - MMXV]

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Andrej Romić
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Andrej Romić A great doom metal compilation of various artists. Favorite track: The Plague that Haunts the Darkness.
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Owen Molloy GREAT,GREAT COMPILATION WITH SOME AMAZING ARTISTS !!!!!!
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Vetrarnótt This is my 51th mini-review at Hypnotic Dirge's Bandcamp. I did it because, like most of you, I bought the entire discography. It's been quite a journey and for that I'm thankful to HD for releasing so many different artists while still maintaining a strong identity into its catalogue. And specially for not selling the entire discography for 541245$ (whatever) like I see many labels doing. Your open source politics is a most. Keep on and doom on.
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resistant Thank you, Hypnotic Dirge...
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lust4metal OK compilation of mostly doom and prog metal Favorite track: Deep.
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Pale Ale Rider Excellent compilation. Not one weak song in the bunch.
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Presenting the latest Hypnotic Dirge Records free digital download compilation album!, "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume 1]"

This year, we are releasing something more comprehensive than ever before, with a compilation trilogy series which will have a different genre focus on each volume and which we will release over the course of the next few months. We are extremely pleased to unveil the first album in this series now, with a focus on all things doom!

Within this volume, you will find a collection of amazing artists at the forefront of the global doom scene, both Hypnotic Dirge bands and guests from other bands around the world. The selections on this release were carefully chosen to show some of our favourite bands including doom veterans and newcomers alike. Melodic Death-Doom, Gothic Doom, and Sludge Doom can all be found within this compilation so it is quite diverse and hopefully shows a careful balance between all these sounds.

Thanks to all the bands and artists for participating!


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Also please note: ALL Hypnotic Dirge Records releases are available on Bandcamp for free streaming and unrestricted "name-your-price" digital download. Our philosophy is rooted in the principle of open-source and unlimited access. All donations we receive from our listeners are greatly appreciated and go towards the label's future physical releases, and other operational expenses.

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released February 13, 2015

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Compiled by: Nicolas Skog & Nicholas Andras

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Track Name: Altars of Grief - The Plague that Haunts the Darkness
I hide my body away from the day
Flesh and bone scattered on the frozen wind
Desperate to hold every piece in place
As the sunlight consumes me

Awoken by a voice
Scraping at my skin
A storm of hunger and ecstasy
Awaiting the nights cold embrace
The moon hangs silent, shrouded in mist
Carrier of pestilence, harbinger of dread
I arrive in a haze of bloody delirium
I am the plague that haunts the darkness

Into the vastness of the abyss
Free from the weight of your suffering
Swallowed up by my hatred and the blood-stained earth
The silence is broken
Crawl out from the void
That has stripped you of your faith
Your god has abandoned you, my child
In blackness, forever
Never again
Never again to feel the sun
Cursed to exist in isolation
A deathless disgrace
Within your loathsome tomb
In the throes of solitude
Withered from famine
This night, gods children will suffer

She lay still
Naked in death, for all to behold
When all hope disappears
The light won't find her here

Awoken by a voice
Scraping at my skin
A storm of hunger and ecstasy
Awaiting the nights cold embrace
The moon hangs silent, Shrouded in mist
Carrier of pestilence, harbinger of dread
I arrive in a haze of bloody delirium
I am the plague that haunts the darkness
Track Name: Orphans of Dusk - Nibelheim
Death comes smashing like a stone
Aching heart is now alone
In Nibelheim he haunts the halls
The crumbling church forever calls us home

Lilies sinking in a lake
The suns descent at daybreak
Shouting out to nothing in the dark

Piercing the clouds heals no pain
He’ll never see her face again
In Nibelheim he haunts the halls
Aching heart is now alone

We share our world with ghosts of old

Wingless birds that dare to fly
Toothless vampires bled dry
Shouting out to you in the dark
Ghosts direct the play we share
Spectres of the friends once there
Its memories of you I’m shackled to

Beyond this life I feel you waiting
On the other side longing for rest
Within this heart which beats for you
Is a love pure longing for rest
Track Name: Norilsk - Planète heurt
Abandonné dans l’abîme
Où s’est éteinte la lumière
Où se sont échoués les sons
Où on a crevé l’écho

Ici dans la neige, nul ne se souvient
Ici où personne, personne ne répond

Suspendu par un souffle
Invisible, le vide, autour
Mon coeur glacé à jamais
Bientôt déshumanisé

Grand corps mort gisant gelé
Track Name: Nethermost - Weald Realms
Arise first Eden
The role of essence
The halls of minds and dreams
Held within
The souls of time between
Locked therein

Sheds embrace
Hand upon
The vital polygon

Forming Earth
Strengthened stance
Enchanting deepest glance

Present scopes
Gleaming limbs
The hearts of seraphims

The wisdomed ones
From times undone

As they lock away the entrance
In present time we remain unbroken
A pause in time held between the weald realm
The ancient domain whist linked unknown
The fortified structures sound

Dawn of life, set aligned, intertwined
The strands proceed, endlessly
Like from a dream conceived

Abdona
Godess
Listening
Druantia
Highness
Shields thee

Sheds embrace
Hand upon
The vital polygon

Forming Earth
Strengthened stance
Enchanting deepest glance

Present scopes
Gleaming limbs
The hearts of seraphims

The wisdomed ones
From times undone

Now we move to fade through passage
The final sight as we stray eternal
The mystified circle’s ground

Roads through ageless shrines
Point to the veiled lines

Dawn of life, set aligned, intertwined
The strands proceed, endlessly
Like from a dream conceived
Track Name: Lycanthia - The Harbinger
I am the bringer of storms
I am the flesh searing kiss of holocaust winds
Fair weather, farewell to you
If only i could escape from this prison I'm in
I sit, I ponder, awaiting the release
When i cast vengeance upon thee
The years pass as the pressure builds
Global annihilation and I; sitting upon thy throne of death with pure glee
Til then i wait
I am the watcher in the center of the world
Seeing all, calm almost silent
As you are chaos all around me
Track Name: Evadne - Colossal
Forgotten
Dethroned
Devoid of all hope
Unseen for the rest
So easy is to lose
So easy to fall from grace
At the feet of a world, that tramples you day by day

Lost in endless days
Yearning worn old times
Drained by sorrow
My thoughts feed your madness
And my soul drowns without solace

Fades the sun, and fade the words
Blind and speechless face off this open scar

Slowly and gently, cradle me in your cold arms every night
Oppresses me and whispers...

Holocaust of a dying soul
That clings to a meaningless life
Screaming and bleeding from within
Dismantling your poor existence
Under a mantle of solitude
Your life escapes through your fingers.
Between my arms, once again

Stranded in a strange world
Anchored to past
Drained by sorrow
My acts feed your madness, one by one
And my soul is drowning...

Forgotten
Dethroned
Devoid of all hope
Unseen for the rest
So complicated to find
A dying ember of light
The sorrow embrace me
AND TOGETHER WE HOLD THE WEIGHT OF THIS COLOSSAL WOUND
Track Name: Human Collapse - Deep
Falling through the stars
Drifting through the aether
I forget my face and my name

Velvet dark embrace
Emptiness so rich
Embrace of the hollowness
I drown in its soft caress

Carry me, the unseen river
Through the interstellar void
Towards the sweet oblivion
Non-being i crave to enjoy

The memories fade and disappear
Traces of self wiped from the cortex
In a whirlwind of colours
Drawn to a bright shining vortex

A drink of the water
From this sacred current
Heals all my wounds and my woes

I will soon become
As one with the cosmos
My mind will dissolve
In the transcendental light

Waiting for eternal rest
I raise my hand to reach the sun
And brace my tired mind and soul
For radiance that soon will come

Hold me tight
Clean my heart
Swallow me
Make me whole

Shivers crawling up my spine
Gentle touch of light divine
Bliss is running through my veins
Here forever i remain

I am pulled back by the unseen cord
It drags me through the world of hurt
Deliverance was within my reach
I'm back to my torment, there's no relief
Track Name: Enshine - Above Us
One sealed black window
One only frame to the outside
So many days, so many years
Lost in this fading slumber
You are connected, to the world above us
This is a new step down in your life
Follow your fate, unleash your mind

You feel me time to time
Every night you repeal your will
Come... Come to me...
Release yourself, let you dawn

Forlorn in your cell
There´s no daylight to hope
All these voices you hear
Like a child in a crowd
Unblinded by your own fear
You start to see by your eyes
Spellbound by your new sense
Unbind your chains
Ride freedom, once again

Leave your fears, reach the skies beyond
Let yourself lead your insight
Leave your fears, reach the skies beyond
You´re no longer part of this world
Track Name: Atten Ash - The Hourglass
All shall perish
In this valley of existence
Between two perilous mountains
Fate and freewill

We are all lost souls in this valley
Etched from the cliffs of time
Down we fall from one side or another
Reduced to sand
In a stream of tears

The fall of man
This tragic play never ends
This audience of fools

The earth crumbling down
And all that remains
Desolation to be reborn
We find our futile lives
Trapped in this cylindrical tomb
Buried in the past
The bottom of the hourglass

We are all lost souls in this valley
Etched from the cliffs of time
Down we fall from one side or another
Reduced to sand
While we weep

The fall of man
This tragic play never ends
This audience of fools
Track Name: Woccon - Wandering
This life I lead
Losing my way
Forever dawn
Forever grey
Can someone
Show me a way
Forever dawn
Left in the absence gone astray
Lonely face in the mirror
Staring back at me
Empty eyes in the mirage of decadence
Is this all a dream?
I can’t feel my tongue to speak
Is there anyone out there
To find the words to get through to you
Reach for the edge of empty space
Get through to you from the other side
We’re drifting apart
Tearing at the seams
Endlessly pacing
There is no other way
That I can hold onto our own
I left to wander
Searching for my truth
The questions I’m asking
Are signs of a semblance of vision of the end
Of the end
There is no fucking way i’ll hold onto my own
Desperation, to look for help from above
Will you find me
If I scream for you
Given the chance that I find
A truth on my own
Give me suffering
Give me death
Swallow my world in shame
At least I fought
At least I tried
Forgive me
Let me see
Give me a torch as a light for the dark
In sorrow
In death
The heralds sound
There is hope
There is strength
From my wings
I soar above the sky
As a shining beacon guides the war