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Demo EP

by Arête

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Sojourner 08:59
A lonely wanderer along these facets, crystalline sojourner treading the edge of a sapphire, celestial jewel of eternity. Forces tear in unholy frenzy. My cloak whips in this wind across the endless gulf. Each weary step upon this smooth surface takes my husk further out, further beyond the touch of humanity, of civilization, beyond the velvet kiss of your voice. The only voices upon me are the tongues of space and time, meaningless concepts crushed and shattered, scattered across the void. My journey commences. My journey continues. Alone.
The unquiet passing of the year is seasoned in dead hues, the tones of rot and finality. The brittle leaves, like pale shards of glass, whisper through wooded vales, through empty forgotten fields, to hold a somber court. In wild and forgotten corners, in the shoulders of old roots, in the mud, the frame of reflection. It speaks in notes, its voice the ether, a thick shroud of grey. Fractured by the spreading fingers of darkened naked boughs, emptied of leaves, emptied of me. It speaks in the cries of distant geese, they sing a wild lament, offering an echoing requiem for the end of all.


Members of Evergreen Refuge, Deafest, and Twilight Fauna join forces with Author Nick Trandahl and Infinite Forests Photography to create Mountain Black Metal. A trial, untitled demo EP meant to whet the listener's palate for what's to come as the band prepares for an upcoming full length.


released April 29, 2016

Guitars: Evergreen
Guitars: Chase
Folk Instruments, Vocals: Paul Ravenwood
Lyrics: Nick
Visuals: Patrick


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Fragile Branch Recordings Columbus, Ohio

Fragile Branch is a small record label that is dedicated in its love for dark, atmospheric music that speaks to the beauty and vibrant-yet-fleeting nature of the human experience.

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