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spirits dwell

from sound graveyard bound by stroszek



Picking up where they left off on 2009's 'life failures made music', the Italian three-piece headed by Claudio Alcara (also guitarist of famous black metal band Frostmoon Eclipse) makes their Hypnotic Dirge Records debut with the new album 'sound graveyard bound' Mixing various influences including Tom Waits, and Johnny Cash, Stroszek is certainly not a typical band you'd expect to hear from someone coming from a black metal background. Instead, Stroszek is often described by its frontman as "old music for old people" but could also be described as melancholic acoustic rock with influences from american folk music and (real) country music. However, interlaced among the sombre mood and melancholy, there are also uplifting guitar solos, intricate and powerful guitar work, and a truly relaxing atmosphere.
Combining a bleak depression with absolutely beautiful melodies to drift away to, Stroszek is a project to enjoy during moments of introspection and quiet evenings. The album also includes a cover of Mike Johnson's track 'If the world hadn't gone insane' as well as the beautiful female vocals of 'Nat' on the track 'Spirits Dwell.' Absolutely recommended!!


Lost again in a thought, moments unsought built a wall to the world.. Countryside flying by pins of guilt to my heart.. Guarded in subtleties, flame to feed, down the lane, ambling.. Certainly gonna ask you and me why we believed this mess

Know my fragility look upon certain death, be away nevermore, no regret shall bear my last breath

It's ever more the strange as the back of the landscape turns to gray.. And it's overall the same as the last of the atmosphere burns away..

A dark room's sentiment, not far from where I bent
Just to watch the time pass in a wine glass, motionless
I wonder where it went
That thing was Providence
Tears are the afterlife of all the breath I spent.
Our world once felt so new
We got the greatest views
Oh, but fuck it now, fuck it then, burn it down..
Doesn't matter in the End..


from sound graveyard bound, track released March 10, 2012
c. - vc, gtr
davide - bass
richard - drums
nat - lyrics, vc




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