Songs of Slumber

by Fractured Spine

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Raemar Melodic doom & melancholy of the most sincere variety; No shrieks, crying, or wailing, but rather, communicated with melody and lyrics that sink painfully deep... a sincere sadness which can only emerge from one well-acquainted with loss, regret & grief. Favorite track: Acheron.
Tim McLelland
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Tim McLelland Another amazing project by an amazing band. Such diversity of vocals and sounds ... all encapsulated in pure depression. Great stuff!
Favorite track: 11.
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Acheron 05:14
Ferryman Fierce and deathful Ferryman Is your boat full? Will you lead me to the other side across the river of woe Away from these shores Flaming eyes gaze upon me My dry lips longing for thee Once again denied and left behind Depart like before (from) this dreary coast Will I see the ones And hear their voice Who claimed to care who made their choice Will I see the ones And hear their voice Who I failed to see still so dear to me Take me there where all the hopeless remain where all are equal in disdain (I've waited so long) Loose the rope! Free the boat! Hand the pole! And silence your moan! As was your living so is your death Not worth a coin to pay for your debt Push me aside And leave me on the shore (again) There'll be no mourning Here you have no name.
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11 05:04
Pretend she saw me I wasn't there They did not know me (at all) You did not care As the sun sets down on my path And facing it alone as I am Misery as my only companion Sorrow feeding my wrath I have nothing to give you Nothing more to say And if you mention me Speak only ill of my name Please do not mourn me Don't claim you remember Do not whisper my name Burn it down to the last ember Leave me here I've given all I'm broken.
4.
In the Shade 05:41
Look behind you There I'm waiting Dare to whisper Whisper out your secrets in the dark Take my hand Feel the life leaving... Life leaving me Regret but don't dare to... forget I'm tired of living this way Days go by but everything stays the same Day after day our end draws closer No point in waiting any longer Come, face the distance but don't turn around For like the rest of us in the nothingness you drown (Before) when I draw my very last breath My eyes filled with unforgiving hatred! Tear me to pieces, my torso to hang For all to see the grand failure I am (that I was) Make it slow and painful but be quick to act Spare me the waiting, don't spare the pain As certain as the dawn I will come for you all The hand of justice will be swift, can't be stalled Books of magic hold no salvage for your gloom Pleas of mercy punished with doom! In the shade I wait, eyes filled with hate Turn to face your demise, turn to face your last sight You'll never leave from here, for this place will be your tomb Pleas of mercy punished with doom.
5.
Restless 04:37
I can't remember how the north wind feels or the cold November the snow under my heels I feel her eyes upon me Drawn to me by the guilt And piercing through my skin Time has come to set me free (And the fear in her eyes) (- No more smiles) - No more winters to see (I covered my face) (- Buried her decaying remains) (These hands of a murderer) I looked upon in shame... Every night she returns with one question (That's all she ever demands) Just a single word: "Why?" When she looked upon me - in all that certainty That last look will haunt me eternally And the gaze (though unsaid:) "I'm not ready to go on" "But for what lies ahead" "I won't be going alone!"
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7.
(What was it you hid from me?) As the light's fading from my eyes Do not bring me back to this cold reality I do not wish to be saved, just walk away Rejoice for I have found peace Just walk away Walk away Walk away! Learn to let go Learn not to cherish life Give up all you fought for We are slowly dying Learn to ignore Learn to embrace death Take up all you rejected We are worthless So care for nothing Stay for no one Leave 'em behind Leave 'em behind Believe in nothing Trust in no one Keep 'em away Keep 'em away You know they'll betray you Take you down while you sleep Hunt them down They'll come for you Lie in your wake Lie in your sleep (Tear you apart) (and make you see:) (There is no reason) (We are not free).
8.
She Died 05:05
I will find those responsible How I wish to feel her warm touch How I wish to see that kindest smile of her's Once more alone I bleed for bleed for bleed for She died She died Twisting and turning and burning inside my skin Crushing and tearing and maiming my innocence Stalking and skulking and sneaking in counciousness Sorrow it burns Sorrow it turns Cold Cold from inside Black My thoughts all in vain Dead Right from the start All from inside All from outside (You remember?) (us running) (on those fields of corn) (Do you remember) (running and going) (all out of control) (You remember?) (Everything has changed) (since that day) Now alone I shall dwell on my way This corn of ours (has been reaped).
9.
(Again) (a day closer to my end) (Is this day zero?) Now look at Her: That rotten decaying corpse Gone is the comforting smile The lifelong yearning fading (And in the end) (the same path) (I'll find my peace) Always so hard to live this life Always so cold to walk these lands So let me slip away through this barren ground to join my mistress in the dance of demise (And in the end) (the same path) (I'll find my peace) (Had you still felt the pain?) (Had you still seen their rage?) (Your body crumble) (- shattered) (like your dreams) (Fading away) (with your last tear) (And with this farewell left unsaid) (I have to send you on your way) (where I) (cannot follow) (follow) (to embrace never again) I want to feel burning inside like a torch (as you did) The flames feasting on my lungs On my flesh (as with yours) I want to hear your last thought Feel the last bone crushing pushing you further into the dark (into the dark) (I want to see) (what you saw) (when your eyes) (blinded before the hatred) (and left you in the dark).
10.
Zoar 08:50
Knock on the door Bring them out before the crowd Would you rather sacrifice your own blood ...to spare these false prophets? (False prophets) (and their false gods) Burn these cities and drown the valleys Believe and be strong in thy faith Is there anyone left in here? Is there anyone to preserve our kin? Betrayal! Filthy and low... Wine and a cunning mind "Follow him tonight" "and I'll be the next in line" This seed growing in you - in her The disgrace that you bear "Father, please don't" "let them take us" "Tear apart our core" "and break us" "Open the door" "and face them" "Open your mind" "- forgive them" "Lest we forsake" "our reason" "Lest we forget" "our purpose" "Stay strong" "in thy devotion" "Stay strong" "and earn salvation" Yield yourselves to repent our sins ...to redeem our stead ...to salvage our fate ...to follow his way ...to live in his grace ...to earn our place in his hall today.

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released June 14, 2013

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Experimental, atmospheric, melodic. Although many death/doom metal elements are present in most songs, it would be difficult to categorize Fractured Spine strictly in that genre. The band still draws its main influences from outside the metal genre.

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