The Hourglass

from The Hourglass by Atten Ash

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about

A three-piece atmospheric/melodic death-doom band from North Carolina, Atten Ash is the creation of founding member James Greene who wrote the foundations of the songs which would later become “The Hourglass.” In 2011 James began collaborating with Barre Gambling (founding guitarist of Daylight Dies) and Archie Hunt (vocalist/guitarist of Legion of the Fallen) and the trio continued the musical work: arranging songs, establishing vocal patterns, writing lyrics and guitar solos.

Recorded in 2012, an intricate and encapsulating death-doom portrait permeates Atten Ash’s first full-length recording. Rich in atmosphere, swaying through infectious melodies and razorsharp solos while displaying both melancholy and aggression with conviction and force, “The Hourglass” is the result of a band with considerable maturity and experience, already at the top of their craft, and with a defined vision for their sound placing them among the classic death-doom giants of the genre.

Those pining for genuine melodic/atmospheric death-doom for the dark and cold days ahead, and especially fans and listeners of bands such as Daylight Dies, Slumber, Katatonia, Woccon, Doom:vs, October Tide, and Helevorn (among others) would be wise to heed attention.

“The Hourglass” will be released on February 19, 2015 in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The first 100 orders of the CD will also receive a free 11cm x 7cm Atten Ash sticker.

lyrics

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

credits

from The Hourglass, track released February 19, 2015
Archie Hunt - Death vocals
James Greene - Clean vocals, guitars, bass, drums,
Barre Gambling - Guitars

Lyrics: Greene

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