The Angel Experiment (3rd LP)

by Abandoned by Light

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3rd full length album from Abandoned by Light

Karhmul - All Instruments and Vocals

This is a concept album about a genetically engineered angelic creature who escapes from his prison to discover that the world has gone through a recent apocalypse. The angel then travels the world seeking for any other life forms, struggling with loneliness and depression.

Cover art; photo of the statue 'The Angel of Death Victorious' by Herman Matzen'

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released February 1, 2016

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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: Fire Paved Skies Darken
Breaking light, on the dawning horizon
Shattering the illusion of the night
Crackling illumination as sun cuts through
Apocalyptic thunder sounding the day
The world keeled over into the abyss

Dwindling light of stars in the heavens
As they burn out in universal hellfire
Demonic voice roars from the deep
Signalling the sky to fall upon us
Fire paved skies darkening the earth

Rotting bridges fall into churning water
And buildings topple into the milling streets
Cliffs fall onto bloodstained beaches
And trees burn in abandoned forest
As the world keels over and dies

Into the black void of the emptiness
As fire paved skies darken above
The abyss of eternity is filled with pain
As the lives of many are lost to time
The day the fire paved skies came
Track Name: The Angel Experiment
The dead soul that lurks inside
Will never see the light outside the walls
The walls that lurk within, built through time
Wings will never spread through wind
To feel the warm kiss of the sun
This is the angel experiment
That never got to fly away

As seasons change and life dies
I live inside the cage of time and lies
Outside my walls I know not what dwells
Condemned to the darkness within
As snow falls throughout the land deep
In my prison of mirrors I see not the change
To grow old and die my fate is sealed

The angel experiment, down in hell
Never to walk through woodland realms
Time is the overseer of all things in life
Wings that only feel the dark, never to fly free
Heavenly perversion, left to decay inside
The angel experiment that never will see
The world of man, that breathes outside

The dead soul that lurks inside
Will never see the light outside the walls
The walls that lurk within, built through time
Wings will never spread through wind
To feel the warm kiss of the sun
This is the angel experiment
That never got to fly away

As seasons change and life dies
I live inside the cage of time and lies
I cry into the dirty floor of the prison
The blood from my many pains soaked in grief
I want to break free from this evil realm
The sun on my wings, through the sky
The angel experiment, to finally be free
Track Name: The Last of Us
Leaving the darkened place behind
Fifteen years of despair abandoned
As I witness the worlds end around me
Frozen images, of my torment before
Spread winds to the fire tainted sky

Far away from the prison of dark
To the world of destruction and grief
That I finally see before me now
Where nothing lives, nothing grows
I am the last of us, the last alive

The once beautiful world that I pictured
Is nothing more than burnt rubble
I would weep for the death of it all
But my soul is already to scarred to feel
So I continue to fly away, the last of us

The ashen rain that falls from heaven
Coating my face in the dust of the dead
I search from the green of Gaia’s domain
But everything is darkened, dead and gone
In this new perpetual twilight, despair deepens

The last of us, the last of life, here
On top of the peak of the world, watching
Dark clouds pass above, foreboding
But only I will see their passing through
For I am there
Track Name: Waking to a World of Deepening Nightmares
Awaken, in the world of deepening nightmares
In the once luscious graveyard of the forest realm
Alone, in the world of increasing dark and cold
I wander through the corpses of the trees
Feeling the sorrow that emanates from the depths

Breath held in bated moments, in darkness
The words in my mind, leaving a scar, bloody
Fire scorched ground, cold to the touch
Lonely feelings, scratch at my thoughts
Never before have I felt this sorrow, so deep

Despair hammers into my soul, nothing left
This dead world, devastated woodland here
It holds nothing for me, no life, no happiness
I feel the walls of my mind caving in on me
Ive woken to a world of deepening nightmares

Awaken, in the world of deepening nightmares
In the once luscious graveyard of the forest realm
Alone, abandoned by a place exorcised of life
I wander through the desecrated landscape
Feeling the sorrow that emanates from the depths
Track Name: Burying Myself in Blood Soaked Sands
Spread my ash soaked wings to the moon
Leaving the broken woods behind, forever
Soaring into the blackened sky, no life here
As I keep nearing the darkened stars

Land on the coast, stare to the black sea
I feel the sand beneath my feet, stained
I long to curl into myself, and embrace darkness
To bury myself in the blood soaked sands

As I pass the skeletons of what once was
Tears fall down my face, freezing on my cheeks
I never saw the world, when beauty reigned
Only the bones of the past, burning beneath

I watch the moon pass over the skies
As I lay in the life soaked sands beneath
Illuminating the beach in deep crimson
And wait for the oceans chilling tidal embrace

I wander up the coastal line alone
Hoping for a sign of life beyond my own
As I feel the nights chill give way to dawn
I long to bury myself in the blood soaked sands
Track Name: Ghosts in the Lake Reach to the Soul
Mirrored eyes and glassy thoughts
Stare from the murky waters of the lake
Specters swell from beneath the surface
Dripping hands and clawing nails pull the air
As ghosts in the lake reach to the soul

Above I watch the water ebb and flow
Droplets cascade to the surface
Ripples spread through time and matter
To all corners of the body, back to the center
The cycle repeated without change to reality

Beneath the surface they watch the sky
The passage of time undisturbed by thought
The ghosts of the lake, the unsettled mind
Longing to be above, to see what is lost
To see the moon and the sun pass the horizon

Stepping to the edge of the lake below
Staring down into the deep abyss of the depths
I kneel and run my hand across the surface
The cold chill seeps up my arm and my soul
As the ghosts of the lake reach into my being

Mirrored eyes and glassy thoughts
Stare from the murky waters of the lake
Specters swell from beneath the surface
Dripping hands and clawing nails pull the air
As ghosts in the lake reach to the soul
Track Name: Mine Dying Light
The purpose of my life is unknown
The reason to continue this solitude
Is beyond the reasoning of my mind
The loneliness I feel is all consuming
Mine dying light is fading continuously

The wanderer of solitude if my being
The gatekeeper of the path of oblivion
Holding my wings in close to my body
The only comfort I continue to feel
Mine dying light begins to flicker and die

I think back to the dreams in my cell
Of a bustling world full of life and laughter
Lying shattered around me, a stain remains
The blood and ash of the world around
Continues to feel alien to myself

Transcending into depths of despair
My numbing to the existence deepens
Mine dying light is rising within
To consume my mind and soul
A shattered creature I wander the earth

The purpose of my life is unknown
The reason to continue this solitude
Is beyond the reasoning of my mind
The loneliness I feel is all consuming
Mine dying light is fading continuously
Track Name: Howling Wolves on Forest Cliffs
Howling wolves on forest cliffs
Signal the end of what has being
The life of lies and denial is at an end
The last of us on this corpse world
Will cease to exist tonight

Though life continues as wolves howl
It is nothing for me to be
No-one to talk to but dead
No-one to hold but dead
Is nothing to cling on to

Away from hope and longing
I make my way to the end
No memories of life to enjoy
Not even a name to call me
No-one here to miss me

Howling wolves on forest cliffs
Serenading an angel dies today
Another life ends amongst the ruins
The last of us on this corpse world
Will cease to exist tonight
Track Name: Paradise Lost as Harmony Breaks
As the sun falls from the heavens into night
I make my way towards oblivions embrace
No longer content to live this life of pain
I will find my dead man’s sleep today

Amongst the ruins of the woods I first found
I will lay my soul and body to rest
Never given a chance to live my life
I will take my fate back into my own hands

My hopes of paradise lost as harmony breaks
Today the last angel will fall from heaven
Into the dark soil of the earth beneath
To lay my corpse amongst rock and root

The decaying forces of nature will have me
As I create my own grave amongst tree corpses
I search for an implement of my demise
I am but flesh and bone, nothing eternal

As the sun falls from the heavens into night
I lay amongst the branches and roots
Life ended with bark and rocks from here
Blood from my veins seeps into the earth

Tonight the angel experiment will die
Paradise lost as harmony breaks