Melancholia (5th LP)

by Abandoned by Light

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The 5th LP. A much faster and more aggressive album, the second part of the trilogy featuring 'As Witness to the Passing of Aeons' and 'And Here I Stand, Betwixt Light and Dark'. The album thematically is about the darkness, despair and the hatred the human soul can feel, and the causes and how it changes through time.

All Vocals, lyrics and instruments by Karhmul*

*Guest vocals on track 3 by Plagues
*Original music on track 8 by Shane Rout of Abyssic Hate
*Original music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart

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released May 29, 2017

Sample from track 2 is taken from the film the Matrix
Sample at the beginning of track 3 is from the game: Outlast 2

Thanks to Plagues from Plagis and Burning Pantheon for contributing vocals to track 3.
Plagis: www.facebook.com/plagisband/?ref=br_rs
Burning Patheon: www.facebook.com/burningpantheonband/?ref=br_rs

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Abandoned by Light York, UK

Founded 2013 by Karhmul - Black metal to destroy the minds of the weak and defeated

All instruments, vocals and lyrics by Karhmul

Check out my side project Cernunnos: cernunnos.bandcamp.com

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Track Name: Melancholia (The Beginning)
Engulfed and devolved
Bitter thoughts whispered
Outwards into the darkness
Asphyxiated by the chasm
Of the winds and the rain

Red stained skies dwindle
Into the blackness of night-time
Illuminated by the rising moon
The dreariness is never ending
Caressed by the dying embers

The tempest continues outward
Lashing rain drowning all sight
Withering illusions in my eyes
Unable to walk alone again
Engulfed by my melancholia

Icy winds pull at my frail being
Tearing my spirit into the abyss
There will be no peace ever here
Dark clouds form on the edges
Beckoning into the bleakness

Engulfed and devolved
Lost to the winds of time
Swallowed by the shadows
Asphyxiated by the chasm
Of the open maw of despair
Track Name: Astral Corpse of a Dead Sun
Lightning perpetually strikes down
Endless crashing cacophony of sound
Human colour fades, and light dies
Into the bewildering darkness it fades
Tortured and torched voices scream

Abysmal depths are flooded again
And plundered till nothing remains
Symphonies of agony sounding out
Calling to the dead souls that rise
A genocide of life beginning at the end

Crucified minds and mutilated spirits
Ripped out of sundered restless beings
Raped of humanity by endless misfortune
Cursed revelations spawned of degeneration
The leviathan of misery gnaws at the bone

Internal forces bid farewell to light
Dreams darkened by twilight endless
Fade into oblivion, die and rot
Consumed and marked by shadow
On the astral corpse of a dead sun

Guided by anguish and old sins
Enslaved by disdain for existence
Drowning in flooded abysmal depths
Castles of utopia brought down
Crumbling in the eyes of the dead

Cursed revelations witnessed
In the blackened eyes
Of an astral corpse of a dead sun
Track Name: Splinters of Shadow (Feat. Plagues)
Eternally falling deeper and deeper
Into the suffocating emptiness below
Into the fire that eternally burns within
Scalding flames violating the skies

The darkness was always there
Rising till it has consumed it all
Blackening and destroying
Till it became ashes in the wind

Far beyond the walls of safety
Forged of shattered bone and pain
And layered in broken angel wings
Despairing starved hands break skin

The promises of a grand deceiver
Have led them down a burning road
A cross bathed in the tears of the masses
Marks the point at which we were lost

All that was begun is ending
As the fire rises to consume
All that was planned is dying
As the sky fades to blackness

The spire that raped the skies
Is brought down to the dirt
Embraced by mulling corpse hands
The grand deceiver is bleeding

Splinters of shadows forced deep inside
Breaking the skin, and infecting the flesh
With terrible words and perverse ideals
A crown of scars heralding my demise

Dragging you down, further than ever
Into the worm infested earth, rotting
Far beyond the cracked walls of safety
Forged from countless broken hearts
Track Name: The Midnight Raven Calls out to the Forgotten Depths
Clinging to the root of your mind
Infecting and diseasing your blood
Corroding away at your life and smile
Blackening your vision, closing your eyes

Falling through darkened fogs
The air becomes colder again
As night embraces the world
With a cold, unfeeling embrace
Suffering screams rise from the deep

This is existence as you know it
Everything that was is now not
Autumnal colours fade to black
As the call of the void grows strong
And the darkness grows eternal

The midnight ravens call out
Towards the forgotten depths
That swallow the light cast down
And darkness covers the soul
Singing the funereal dirge of life

The abysmal pendulum swings
Casting judgement upon the soul
Beckoning the end on black wings
To come and lay its hand upon you
Track Name: Shed the Skin to Receive the World
A spirit of torment screaming out
Painted in the blood of its sins
Bearing the wounds of the darkness
Lacerated veins witness force
Forged of the fabric of night

Violent and jagged edges
Slice at the edges of the sun
To remove the light from us
The screams dying away at last
Into silent despair at this life

Phantom pains become reality
Regretful wanderer of empty silence
Shed the skin to receive the world
And bear the agonised fruit of life
Nightmares scratch claw marks deep

A worm that seeks the light
Worthless creature of pity
Creeping back from its shame
To crawl into the throat of purity
And hide from wretched light

A deep, violent self-extinction
Born from the womb of horrors
Ghosts of hope, raped of bodies
Shed the skin, to receive the end
Free the guilt and pain bleeding

Vanishing eyes from empty skulls
Plucked tongues, ripped and tossed
The burdens of consciousness abandoned
Raising limbs forged of wounds higher
Shed the skin to receive the world again
Track Name: Mourning (The End)
Solace has departed once more
Embraced by the cold arms of grief
Her smile painted with silver brushes
Forged of frozen crystal funereal tears
Of those left behind in February snows

Life is killing him once again, sinking deeper
Dreams become nightmares filling the void
Utterances of forgotten prayers long dead
Memories of misplaced smiles since drowned
In the tears and rain that fell from the sky

As the sun lowers to mourn the end
And night rises, draining misleading sunsets
Closing your eyes to see the darkening light
As the dawning moon reflects on the grave
Where your disease and trauma still fester

As the flesh becomes lost and disposed
The soul no longer lingering in wooden prison
The pain returned unto the abusing world
Leaving only memories to rot in open wounds
Cancerously growing to claim remaining lights

Malignant prophecies of human suffering
Irrelevant and sad lives become mere shadow
Inner sanctuary, hiding from dawning realities
Are torn down, raped once more of meaning
Mourning the end of another forgotten soul

Weeping for nothing, and for no-one
Last thoughts leave, drift from the world
Becoming dwindling starts, fading to apathy
As obsidian pupils observe the passing aeons
And the voices of the wind become whispers

Malignant prophecies of human suffering
Irrelevant identities become mere shadow
Inner sanctuary, hiding from the abuses
Is torn down, raped of all its meaning
And its end is shown in shattered memory
Track Name: Depression - Part I (Abyssic Hate Cover)
Far beyond the walls of all safety in a land
Disgusting as the highest of God's heavens
Starved hands keep appearing - clawing
Tearing shreds out of the flesh and mind

And as the sands crawl their unchanging path
All means seemingly focus towards the end
There is no reason to live anymore when the reason cannot be attained

But the solace lay beyond the darkness
In a land where light and life dwell
Yet soon will come death and the numbing fires
Only then will my mind lie to rest

For I am alone on this world
Enslaved and surrounded by the living dead
Yet still I stand tall as I bleed
Deep from within the cuts upon my skin
Track Name: The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera Cover)
Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses

Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar!
And you'll live as you've never lived before

Softly, deftly, music shall surround you
Feel it, hear it, closing in around you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night

Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night