Bleak

by Aprilmist

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Darren S.
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Darren S. me too, only listened to half of the first song and I knew the album would be worth buying :) I look forward to a full length that's for sure..
Nevin DuVall
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Nevin DuVall I'm so excited, I just purchased the cassette! The atmosphere of this album is absolutely haunting and the lyrics are wretchedly relatable to every single person who has experienced any sort of loss... I only had to listen to the first song before I bought it... Absolutely amazing
Chadwick M. Craig
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Chadwick M. Craig This is a fantastic EP. Great music from a great band. Hope they keep it up. Favorite track: Beneath Dirt and Stone.
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    Second run of limited edition "Bleak" cassettes by Cult Love Sound Tapes. 25 originally made, 19 being posted for sale here.

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    Limited run of hand numbered cassette tapes made by DIY tape label Cult Love Sounds, lyric sheet included. 25 originally made, seven left.

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about

these songs are an anecdote about

life/death
joy/despair
love/loss

thank you for listening

credits

released July 16, 2016

Recorded and produced by Aprilmist and Zack Alvey

Mixed and Mastered by Zack Alvey

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about

Aprilmist Kansas City, Missouri

Aprilmist is a post - black metal band originally formed in Lawrence, KS as a one man studio project, but is now a four piece live band, with members spread out from Lawrence to Kansas City, MO.

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Track Name: A Terrible Day for Rain
Staring into pale light
A shift in perspective
Grand paradox
It left me breathless
to realize the nature of it all

The fear that came 'long with it

I lost my faith with time
And when clouds block the sun
You will see
Everything, anything
the way you want it to be
What a terrible day for rain

I heard her cry out for me
Through the downpour
Through her deeply medicated sleep
But honestly
I knew she wouldn't be there anymore

And tears would well in his eyes
Every day that he would have to stay inside
So fragile was that reality
Track Name: Cold Embrace
The bastard son
Running away from his origins
His words fell on deaf ears
But his actions never went unseen

My God, what have you done?
Renounce your deeds of flesh and blood
Throughout this life's trek of detest
Any glimmer of hope bereft

Squint and sneer
Peering through this fucking haze
I call my life

My God, where have you gone?
I've revealed your great facade

Cold Embrace, give way
To the warmth of day
Certainty
Lost with age
Everything appears to have changed
Track Name: Beneath Dirt and Stone
Toss and turn
Fully aware
Anxiously, I lie awake
Anxiously, I anticipate
The break of dawn
Yearning for those fleeting moments of serenity
Before bleak hopelessness devours me

Leaving their homes with no intention to grow
Following a trail covered in snow
Bury my bones beneath the dirt and stone
Rest my head among the withered and dead

Yearning for those fleeting moments of serenity
Before bleak hopelessness devours me

Cascading thoughts washing over me
Ill-conceived misanthropy
Is this not what you taught me?
Drowning in monotony

Wretched pest
I mourn the minds that you infest
with your every single waking breath
Dripping sweat
He drives a dagger into it's chest

I can see a faint glow in the distance
Glinting flame
Dimly illuminating a hidden path
as we draw near
Track Name: Barrier of Illness
Gazing at nostalgic old photographs
The corners bent, the image scratched
Beginning to wish I could turn the clock back
Retracing my lifes path

Trapped behind a veil of mind
I said come back to me when this is through
Because I wore rose-colored glasses
when thinking of you

Lay upon your bed of sunflowers
Recounting all that you had

I've spent so much time
glaring at the mirror
Wasted life
Wasting breath on lies I tell myself
to feel everything's alright

Don't blame me
I'm not sorry
Will your illness ever fade?

I can't stay
I must turn and walk away
I am over-encumbered with apathy

Don't hold your breath
You know I won't be coming back
What can you say, and who will you blame?