Hearts of the Hollow

by Gurthang

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The abolished empires once grew Reaching for the heavens above Aiming for the attainment of gods Yet insecure and undone In fire consumed the rotting decay By those who served to protect Fallen to ashes and torn into shreds Absorbed by regret We have built the structures designed to withhold Even strongest waves of the oceans of grief To separate ourselves from the infinite storms And endure solitude with bitter relief We failed to predict the only thing unknown That whispers within will grow into screams We fractured foundations we’ve laid for our tombs And embraced the sun as we gave up serenity Crawling out of the chasms of our souls Of wretched fate and hideous displays Surpassing the visions of yore Of yearn and inveigh Like a foul and heinous disease Ingesting with alluring disdain Reviving abandoned concerns And smothered embers
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Fading flesh spoiled and decayed Eradicated without hesitance Neglected souls mistaken and left astray Abandoned in gaping emptiness We foresee endless turmoil In a sudden moment of reflection Deserted to dwell in isolation And condemned to desolation Ripped out of our grasp, torn out of our hearts Scattered to shreds as desire fell apart The call of the void, a distant applause As blackness entwined the purpose we lost The orgy of self-indulgence A thousand souls devoted to mourn In the shadow bereft of substance Once loathed and scorned Relentlessly deprived of serenity By detachment of gradual demise In affliction of scarcity And of unwilling sacrifice
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Born of the lifeless clay We, the sons of the earth Neither heartless nor compassionate Merely menaced from birth Moulded from soundless void Forged by the scorching flames Veiled in rigid shrouds Yet carved from weakened flesh Like a rabid disease consuming the soul A weakness obscured, a burden undone In fever we stutter, in anguish we scream With strains of our madness thoroughly concealed The burst of a passion as two worlds collide The rupture in shells as they cease to divide Combining to whole what’s below and above Merging to one what’s been shattered by love Spawned in the pits unknown The daughters of skies Neither sacred nor profane And yet not divine Formed by the gasping breath Shaped from the flowing streams Shielded by only pity With rigor hidden within
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In the secrecy of disbelief In seclusion of mistrust A concealment to achieve And to wallow in disgust A call from the void Whisper from within The illusion of choice In misconception of sin In the shrines of self-creation We gathered to praise our gods Unaware there is no salvation And we’re forsaken amongst the stars Amidst the pillars of stagnation We kneeled to hail our hoax Submit to our own negation And deceptions we invoked A fierce obsecration And woeful prayer Denied consecration Seized grasp of the air Wherein lies the difference Between hope and denial? Devious faith in deliverance Or a sincere outcry?
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Amongst ashes we seek guidance And serenity after the storm Not a single sound can pierce the silence Not a single face and no single soul Caught amidst the undying vastness Like smothered moths in the spider’s web We searched for truth in anguish and madness Yet all unearthed was bitter and dread But what if the sun shall never arise We’ll dwell in resentment of a tainted past Severed from all hope and bound in rust Striving to survive as our sanctuaries collapse Slaves of our passion, we’re servants of lust Struggling to cope we’re immersed in mistrust Beckoned by the void we are severed apart As we are the Hollow deprived of our Hearts Not without fear we face our redemption In solitude we suffer our conviction A thirst for bliss and starved from affection The sear old tree on withered soil None shall give us the answers we seek Nor be delivered from destined faith The bleak embrace of shadows we cast Vicious wraith of relinquished beliefs
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Layers of cowardice An abhorrent gift Destroying devotion The ripples of borders once transgressed Concealed wisdom we sought Vivid insight unto consciousness In pursuit of an elusive light Disavowing all apprehension In the garden of stone, under fallen shrines With the wilted thorns of shrivelled vines The relics of yore, remains of those succumbed We perished to ash, shattered and numb Sublime truths we deplored In epiphanies yet to uncoil Of the crumbled and sore Blindly crawling on the frigid soil In the apathy of decadence With rabid joy of denial Enthralled by hesitation And divinity fiercely defiled Nothing is real as all is defied As the essence subsided consuming the light Erased to oblivion, we cease all desire Devoured by sorrow, we smothered the fire
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about

Gurthang have returned with their 7th studio album “Hearts of the Hollow”. 2 years after we’ve released their 6th album “Ascension”. Their newest output is much stronger and complicated, the general sound is still Filthy Black Metal combined with the right dose of Doom Metal. The guitars are filthy, destructive yet very clear, where the bass guitar is overwhelming powerful and delivers that extra crushing sound on top of the battle hammering drums of which the snare and kicks are so bright and well mixed and the vocals on this album are haunting and mesmerizing.

All in all, “Hearts of the Hollow” is a very strong album with a lot of variation that every Metal fan will surely enjoy, might they be into Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal or even Thrash Metal, there is enough going on which keeps the album very interesting.

credits

released November 26, 2021

*7th full-length album from the Polish black metallers
*Includes members from Crimson Shadows, Beyond Life, Unbowed, etc.
*Recorded at EXE Sound Studio & Nomadic Arts Studios.
*Mixed & Mastered at Nomadic Arts Studios.
*Additional percussion on Vide de Cœurs by Angus Pike.
*Artwork Paintings by Ronarg (Rene Thuys).
*Layout & Design by WrathDesign.
*CD Jewel Case with 16-page booklet, ltd to 500 copies worldwide.
*12” Vinyls comes in 3 different colours with 16-page booklet & A2 poster, ltd to 333 copies worldwide.

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