We, The Forlorn

by Myridian

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Melancholic Rage
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Melancholic Rage I would classify Myridian as Viking Metal; in the same vein as Amon Amarth. However, while AA may have hit the proverbial wall, Myridian is still growing as evidenced by their latest offering. Additionally, AA is not (and, quite frankly, never was) able/inclined to perform with the passion/range of Myridian. New to this album is a high/low register of growls, tighter songs/instrumentation, and a whole new emotive response via the listening experience. Buy it+25% of the low asking price! 5 stars! Favorite track: A Lone Rose.
John Darville
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John Darville Start to finish this is a magnificent album. Favorite track: We, The Forlorn.
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StarWave Very nice atmospheric progressive metal from Melbourne. You really need to listen to it for yourself to see how great it is! Favorite track: We, The Forlorn.
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1.
Breath sparse, limbs aching Thirst parched, sight failing Gasping for thin air Our gaze, a dead stare One year of exile One fell deed, one vile tale Our lives lost, our hope gone Without choice, we walk on Cast from our home Forevermore Cursed to wander alone We, The Forlorn Once I thought I'd lie here forever At rest in a life of peace My love, my land, and all that I had Torn away and left with grief Memories tainted Of names and faces Our kith and kin of old Their twisted scowls Of loathing and scorn Never once thought of right or wrong Here, in this land of stone Where time appears to slow A wasteland of dread and despair The ground as dead as the air Now, with home left behind No hope lingers in our eyes Our fears numb as our minds Our tears long since dried We lie undone Cursed by the sun Resigned to our fate Swallowed by fear and hate As dark falls, and light sets Our journey, a failed test We are scorned, we are lost We are broken, we are... Cast from our home Forevermore Cursed to wander alone We, The Forlorn Out of grasp of all that I've known My heart falls silent as stone With one last aching sigh I bid thee one final goodbye
2.
Silent Death 06:56
No whispering from the trees No waves rise from the sea Daylight's life Fades into night A realm falls silent Without one last cry A decayed moon now takes seat Upon a dying world's throne High above The sundered skyline The cold fire burns Her time is nigh Under this nightfall Her embrace envelops us all As a plague she descends Upon our souls She freezes the embers of life With but one breath She is our end Our silent death Brothers take up arms Just to fall dead at her feet Heroes flee at her approach Leaving the helpless to die in their sleep Where the light fails she comes Her footsteps tainted with icy blight Without a sound she engulfs all Her wrath unstoppable None can halt her advance None can stop her from freezing all life We all die forsaken By gods new and old We fall, one by one Calling out for the rising sun Our voices break the night And as we fade, we see the light
3.
Deep within These crumbling walls A frail, battered soul Clings to what once was whole Bereft of the fires of life What's left lies buried 'neath ice A spirit old, a spirit worn Reduced to a whisper, begging for no more A flickering flame Falters beneath pain A once proud name Cowers behind shame Crumpled lungs give barely a breath This life more akin to death Silent echoes of sorrow Fill empty caverns with resounding woe Years gone Years to go And these weary bones Are so tired Struggling To keep fighting And these hollow limbs Are weakening Endless Yearning And these age old wounds Are still bleeding Eternity Beckoning And this agony Without ending
4.
A Lone Rose 10:07
My queen, hear me Heed my longing cry Your rule is failing Our love weeps tonight We stand close Bound in silence Cold tears flow Your heart a lone rose My queen, hold me My sweet ray of light Come follow me To where the stars hear your plight In sorrow In solace Together we stand Against this shadow of dread I've yearned for These frozen moments In your arms I unfold Stay with me this night Let me share your pain May our oaths rebind As I guide you to the flame Darkness cast from our souls White fire burns through our bones This world we leave as one Rise now above the flames Far from mortal hate Far from eternal nightfall Hold me close Savour my touch The veil falls away Your beauty remains Distant fires dim their light Yet your beauty remains This fiend is not you Rending flesh from bone One misspoken word And our world burns My queen, hold on Don't fade away My setting sun Please Stay with me Please Don't fade away
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6.
Snowscape 08:27
We stand surrounded by ice And veiled by eternal night White flakes of snow fall softly The aurora above casts its light Nothingness lies Behind our eyes Our fires dimmed low By winter's throes Falling to our knees Before grief's pale majesty Upon a cold, white throne Shrouded by falling snow This winter expanse A frozen wasteland Is all we see These cold, tranquil winds embracing A comforting breath Calling us to sleep Hunger and despair Gnawing at our bones No shelter within sight Only an endless sea of ice My strength frail Whispering your name Cast from your grasp As you fade away Falling to our knees Before grief's pale majesty Upon a cold, white throne Shrouded by falling snow Drowning in falling snow
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Desolace 09:38
Once in ages long past We worshipped a promised land Now in greed and sin We guide it to ruin A world slowly falling into night Its beauty tainted with a deathly blight Its skin broken, beaten and worn Ripped apart and plundered by malice and scorn Trees sundered from soil and stone Usurped by spires where no leaves grow Hunters slain and prey consumed Starved and choking under clouds of fume Withering branches torn from the sky A landscape cast aside and left to die Behold the death of great Gaia A bittersweet end to the goddess of life Her gasps for breath nearing their last Leaving behind a world laid desolate Blackened fields sprawl before our blinded eyes Atrocities condemned by her silent cries The winds carry her howl Her pain a piercing sound The horror and rapture we've sown Awakening a wrath unknown As rain begins to pour None know their peril befalls Her tears of anguish and woe Drown vermin beneath their toil Mother! Wipe the plague off this earth Maker! Cleanse the land of our kind Mother! Restore the fallen to life Maker! Forgive our sins as we die
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An ice-cold wind Chills to the bone A mistswept veil Clouds the shore Horizons yield to pale light Morning's embrace, a bitter respite Before the mounds of dead, we mourn Thousands slain for glory forevermore Three days have passed Since we first gave battle A hopeless task Yet we proved our mettle Afoot on foreign shores (Without a hope, without a home) Helms cleaved and shields torn (Spears cracked and axes worn) We few survived to see a new day (And at this day's end, we will fade away) Into the tales of mortal men (For none yearn to see the sun rise again) We came, not alone A king, a queen and an army Victory, we tasted with our blades Their blood, our blood, now one with the waves Malice's touch An icy grasp A cruel fate Not to die Bruised and bleeding Exhausted and freezing A cruel fate Not to die Tides, come forth and wash me clean Of grief and loss and misery Sweep the blood into the sea And carry this burden so far from me Free me of the memory Of this blood red scene So many dead as far as can see All in the name of a land once free The dead lie shattered And soon too the dying We few who still cling to life Stumble forth into the tides Our strength has left our bodies As life seeps from our wounds I welcome the cold darkness The warm embrace of ice

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released April 4, 2015

Myridian are:
Felix Lane: Vocals/Bass
Scott Brierley: Guitars
Ian Mather: Guitars
Dan Liston: Keyboards
Zebådee Scott: Drums

Music written by Scott Brierley
Lyrics written by Scott Brierley and Felix Lane

Recorded and produced by Chris Themelco at Monolith Studios
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering
Booklet and photography by Mark Hoffmann Photography
Artwork by Federico Boss at Abstract Chaos Design

Contact: myridianband@live.com.au

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Myridian Melbourne, Australia

Myridian are a melodic death/doom metal band based in Melbourne, Australia. Combining the melodies of epic Scandinavian metal with haunting doom passages, the band recently released their sophomore album 'We, the Forlorn' in April 2015. Carrying the dark energy of its predecessor to new heights, 'Forlorn' further refines the band's signature mixture of atmosphere, sorrow and introspection. ... more

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