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Skeleton Lake

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H.L. I think I took the decision to add this album to my collection already after listening to the catchy and thrilling opener "Kuura". HANGING GARDEN present perfect "beauty and the beast" metal, well balanced between melancholy and heaviness for friends of Draconian or Beseech. The songs have emotional depth and are unpathetic. The more I listen to the vocally varied and instrumentally multi-faceted album the more hits I find. "Faith" or "Tunturi" can be mentioned here. Dark and beautiful! Favorite track: Kuura.
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Samantha Considering I love sounds similar to their style, such as Draconian and Trees of Eternity, I am not surprised I was falling in love with this album track one. However, this album is so much more than just the ambient death/doom sound loved by many. This is a journey through nature and love. I highly recommend this album for the emotional doom fan. Favorite track: Road of Bones.
Obstacle of Affliction
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Obstacle of Affliction Phenomenal release which summons memories from my last long term relationship. Invoking those moments which little things only strengthen your love of the other. Such a distant memory.
This release does not push new boundaries but it does warm your heart and soul. The band continues to polish and refine their signature sound.
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This album made me take a deep breath when it was over. Absolutely a must own, I am so glad I pre ordered months ago, it's been worth the wait and exceeded every expectation I had!
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1.
Kuura 04:41
Winter, come down from your stone so cold above Tender, reach your silent arms unto the dark The frozen soil, blue-tinted hues Come rain, come sleet and snow The rocky cliff, the mountain cruel Come, claim what waits for you The naked branches clad in gentle white Woven perfect in the silent forge Shallow water frozen over Delicate crystals of sudden cold The tender soil Late autumn’s wind Figures etched on frozen stone The fleeting dawn’s splendour A glimpse of a waning sun The last sullen warmth Winter, come down from your stone so cold above The rocky cliff, the mountain cruel Come, claim what waits for you
2.
Faith 05:08
I would return to you With all I can carry Remedies, honey and milk Every little thing A dim world behind me now Devoid of all purpose I reach towards the gentle darkness Alluring and warm Time standing still Filled with flowers of yesteryears Pristine in their withered guise As you are in my memories The stone is still and mute Standing amidst the tide With me in silent waiting For one never to return? Still, your words are branded A tether on the shore of my soul Vivid days gone, they bind me Break the surface now This is not the day we part That day is still in the distance The beacon’s fire burns tall Harrowing the gathering darkness This is not the day we part That day is still in the distance Your star divides the night It brings me towards your light
3.
Where has it gone, that fire That from the darkn ess kept us Where all the righteous souls With flames in their eyes Yet in the end The gilded tongues Yes, in the end They burrowed in spines Yet in the end, the gilded tongues They were serpentine Step forward, lost seeker Read the signs of silence Come close, turn the last stone Truth lies in violence See the limbs of chilling mist Creeping these desolate halls Searching, it seems for solace For some haven From this terrible cold Yet in the end, the gilded tongues They were serpentine Yes, in the end, the gilded ones They were serpentine
4.
Your silence is the sound I hear Upon waking An absence that brings me to my knees A touch forever missing from my skin Becomes searing The winter took everything Above me, black stars Away from everything Within me, black stars Your silence is the sound I hear Upon waking An absence that brings me to my knees Your gentle voice once soft as sin Quiet now, for eternity And with the memories I sail the tide of time On this last journey which binds us all Now I seek the winter’s kiss To set me free Free of everything
5.
Through the frozen pane I see the summer still I feel the warm, caressing rain I hear the wind on the hills Through the August nights The feel of the warmth of another Searing harmony within Oh never again Will you share this dance with me With this dance all music dies Here is where our voices cease This is where our ways will part This fleeting memory Grains of sand through my hands It runs, like we did once Oh dearest one Will you share this dance with me With this dance all music dies Here is where our voices cease Here I bury my wretched heart
6.
Tunturi 05:37
Taas matkaatko pohjoiseen, ystävä? Usvaisten vesien äärelle Ikimetsien siimekseen Tunturin paljaalle laelle Viekö polkusi kauaskin, kerrothan Lempeän hämärän äärelle Puiden varjoisaan katveeseen Lempeiden purojen rannoille On jälkesi sielussa sinetti Tulella merkitty muisto Hengestä valettu kuiskaus Sydämeen kirjottu loitsu Kun käyn itsekin matkalle, ystävä Soiden synkille sijoille Kirkkaiden vesien varrelle Viekö matkasi minua vastaan? In Memoriam Timppa Berg
7.
This trail, ever winding Grown over and tread on by none There was a time when all the paths were open All steps have fallen silent since Never an uttered word We are gone, lost and forgotten This world has seen the eve of your kind The kind that had the will to destroy The kind that wielded the power of the sun They are gone now, gone forevermore They possessed the hearts And hands to wield the fire That very fire now smothered and died This trail, ever winding Grown over and tread on by none Only ghosts walk this road of bones
8.
All the grief and the rage This sorrowful tryst, forsake I will carry your tears They shall travel the winds And fall on my skin See all the things still animate The tardigrades and centipedes See all the things still animate Inherit this Eden we’ve left for them I am the mountain, the wind A candle Against the night I will carry your fears They shall travel the seas To distant shores far away It will come Brighter dawn Our absence Now full of life My skin, to shield your memory Shield your remains
9.
Once all will return to the primal This act we perpetuate Entwined unto the parts we were given Feel how heavy is my breath Weight of the rock beneath my breast Inside the water’s deep hollow Timeless suns around my soul Just be silent Listen and take heed Can you hear me break All purpose lost within This I know One word Will change everything Unhinge reality Just be silent Listen and take heed Can you hear me break All purpose lost within My shape becomes distorted Under the water’s spell It bends against my will Under skeleton lake

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released May 21, 2021

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Hanging Garden Helsinki, Finland

HANGING GARDEN were given birth in 2004, playing heavy, doom-oriented metal music. Over more than a decade, several releases and numerous line-up changes, bands style has evolved to a more melodic, contemporary sound that is rooted in dark atmospheres and open-minded, playful musicality. ... more

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