An Empty Frame

by Soliloquium

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Ramapriya
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Ramapriya Very nice album! Respect from The Extinct Dreams!
Thoth’s Girl
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Thoth’s Girl I have a habit of picking albums based on cover art. Why ? Because I’m new to the genre and don’t know what’s what or who’s who. But this right here - is great. And I can tell when any music is great, my ears tell me so. I’m glad I picked this and I highly freakin recommend it !!
Stefan B
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Stefan B I stumbled upon this by accident, drawn in by the artwork. I have only been listening to this album for about 4 hrs right now and at this point I can firmly say Holy F**k!! How the hell did they manage to gel all these styles? Add such amazing melodic hooks into a stellar production that just oozes emotion. A must have. Favorite track: Procession.
Zackary Lawrence
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Zackary Lawrence One of my favorite doom metal albums, easily! They're worth the spend! Don't sleep on this if you enjoy your doom! Favorite track: The Sorrow Path.
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1.
The allure of chaos, the raging tempest Cling to life in the starting blocks As the hourglass grows emptier still Enduring, wallow in weakness of mine The crack in the looking glass To alone tread the pathways in light of spring To have nothing has never been such bliss Is it rain or tears? Savage climate or brooding fears A labyrinth of years This darkness is mine through the eye of every storm The slowing of heartbeats Ambition's flame continually burns Leaves me to wonder when the limelight is mine to enter To leave this place and soar beyond the vast terrains But a recurring dream, never quite in reach The nighttime world, its damaged poetry Its soothing tones, its healing silence
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This is not the place where dreams take flight This won't be the day ambitions are realized The tired lightsource, spring escaping me This is not the place where dreams take flight In this earthly confine hours linger by "Any place but here", we repeat in sullen tone What's left to strive for in a garden of fear? Clashing wills, tired days Constant pressure heals no wound We find ourselves begging for release Lessons expensively learned, you pass by in time of need Carve a word or two, quench the noise We've come a long way to be wayward still Adrift in endless sea, a companion of silence
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A numbing sense of dissonance, as nails in tired eyes Another day when choices and aspirations fail to provide result When fear of failure encompasses will to try When familiar demons take hold to never let go It's that time again, it's a night of burdens It's the veil of night, the sorrow path Themes grow old, seasons repeat A pale reaction to what once was all From nothing to everything, adrift in infinite void Forever the reluctant passenger searching release
4.
Reflections, red and white Light source upon pavement The radiance of a sleeping city Rid of the burdens of day Who are we to fight rising tides? Struggling further with no reward With or without, it's always the same Entangled in chains of the past Shaping purpose in empty existance, as fire from extinct ember What is and what could have been, as day and night cycles again To be free in containment, this harrowing dream I remain the wayward seed Time has escaped me, the passing of years Stones left unturned, memories lurk in every corner Echoes with unfettered power The autumn when the city spoke to me
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The Observer 07:48
Shake the disease lingering inside Delayed reaction, the dread of expecting eyes Withstanding weakness, weighed down in affliction A grueling task in the best of times Carried the burden, straining for a befitting answer As time escaped me and senses grew pale Lost in trains of thought, epiphanies beyond your distant smile The noise of the world, I long to join them but dread every sound To take the steps prescribed, clinging to solid ground Living like I wasn't ever here To wander wayward empty still, to feel no calling strong enough To watch the best of intensions wither The end is nigh, my friend Please let me sleep The defect's roaring storm, white noise and repetition Here I stand as the observer, the empty frame
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Procession 08:16
Inside the silent and pale hides the agony of worlds To roam unprotected in daytime haste It's the sleep of the lonely, it's the tragedies of man It's the curse of the defect It's a life passed, not lived Childlike outbursts hides the old man's woes Feeble cries of the voice never heard I dread these four walls, the mind's eye's secluded caverns Forever caged in a fool's procession A sense of betrayal with every repeated word Misguided comfort to still the rage inside Surely I feel, you've all let me down In lacrimose night I see, it is not the case Tend my wounds, you may Burnish the surface of scars that never heal The grey of life's torn fabric, a canvas befouled The core of the darkest thought, only a hint of sorrows to come
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Fear Not 05:17

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Full length debut out on Transcending Records. Buy the CD here: www.transcendingrecords.com/cgi-bin/productDetails.cgi?pid=9683

"So, based on earlier material, where you might have expected some sort of easy ride into anodyne Peaceville-worship, what you're actually getting is something worthy of buckling your seatbelt and taking a white-knuckle ride on a Death/Doom rollercoaster. I'll be honest, and say I really didn't anticipate it throwing quite such a flanker, but this really has turned out to be a top-notch example of how to make a melting-pot of different elements work coherently, and finish it off with the meticulous polish and slickness typical of many Swedish projects. Sure, it's not exactly new ground, and, sure, I can find the occasional miss-step that doesn't quite work to the same standard, but those fleeting imperfections are in no way a barrier to 'An Empty Frame' deserving a thorough recommendation - it's earned its higher-profile label backing, and I hope it'll get the recognition that deserves."

Read the review: doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3015

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released October 21, 2016

Stefan Nordström - vocals, guitars
Jonas Bergkvist - bass
Mortuz - drums
Mike Watts - electronics

All Music written by Stefan Nordström.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Watts.

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Soliloquium Sweden

Soliloquium is a swedish death/doom metal band started in 2011. Our main influences are Katatonia, Anathema, Paradise Lost and October Tide. Soliloquium has grown from a side project to a full fledged band, and our musical horizons are expanding beyond death/doom.

The third full-length album "Things We Leave Behind" is out 16 March 2020 on Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End Records!
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