The Silence of Soil

by Mistwalker

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The Silence of Soil is the second full length album by Mistwalker. Recorded in Stephenville, Newfoundland in 2013.

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released September 23, 2013

Greg R. Sweetapple - All Instruments, Album Artwork
Aaron Powell - Production

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Mistwalker Montreal, Québec

Mistwalker began as a raw black metal project in the small town of Glovertown. Since then the project has evolved into more of an undefined metal sound with wide reaching influences from multiple genres.

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Track Name: Imploded Stars
(Instrumental)
Track Name: I am Corpse
My soul has not been spared
It's been ripped out and crushed into the ground
I thought for months that death was over
But now I find that it's coming back to haunt me

When I see through the hazy trees
I gaze upon my tombstone erected tall
A cemented place for my being
A monument to all sins, both yours and mine

I tried to fight what I couldn't see
But now that my vision is clear I watch my own defeat
Felled to the floor in a blinding vitriol
The result of only seconds of confrontation

I am corpse
Living walking death
I am corpse
A breathing husk of my former self
I am corpse
How could I see the light?
I am corpse
When an eclipse continues to shade me

My skull aches with thoughts of lies
Thoughts of betrayal, the knife seeping through my back
No matter what I do to stave it
I find I'm always crucified in the end

So leave my body be
I'll project from this world into another
And my cadaver shall walk the earth
To remind them all of what I fucking suffered

I am corpse
Living walking death
I am corpse
A breathing husk of my former self
I am corpse
How could I see the light?
I am corpse
When an eclipse continues to shade me

I am corpse
All that remains of me
I am corpse
A statue of my thoughts
I am corpse
You'll see me walking
I am corpse
Shrouded in the mists of time

Purgatory
Purgatory
Purgatory
Purgatory

This is solitary confinement
Imagine the body striding through the fog
Aimless in its destination
Only walking as a dead reminder

Is it myself or is it not?
A double-sided mirror for my interior
I know not the answer
So tell me, how would you destroy me?
Track Name: The Ghost of My Cough
Exhale your own death from your lungs
Once a vital source for creating life
Now a sentence to the eternal grave
In this world where we are but mice

Obelisks tunnelling through the sky
Holes torn in the sphere of our minds
Fires burn within our eyes
As we fall and leave broken bodies behind]

The empty lives of ones we called gods
Bent on nothing but a profit margin
Is this the price we pay for another price?
A profit for a prophet with a doomsday device

I give no forgiveness to you who grind the thought
That we obey you while our black blood is drying up
I will not stand here and let you preach your creed
Before this madness ends it's us who'll make you bleed

You make us choke and gasp for air
Just to get one last breath so that we might live
You've wrought nothing but despair
Now death is all that I've got left to give

Revolution
Revolution
Revolution
Revolution

It is worth dying for if I could strike you down
Burn all you stand for, watch your idea drown
For if this occurs then bet that I'll be back
A life for a life drenched in the earthen black

You are the only ones who should not be kept alive
You block our kind and all for which we strive
We would be so much better off if you did not exist
But no matter what we do you continue to persist

I swear to the universe that for as long as I'm not dead
You all will wish that you were instead
And then even after I have perished
I'll haunt your palaces and raze all that your cherish

I'll follow you into the farthest reaches of the Earth
Incorporeal and destined for rebirth
Climb to the mountain top that I might push you off
I'll haunt you day and night as the ghost of my cough
Track Name: Pagan Past
Nothing prepares us for life beyond the grave
When our souls are sealed into a blackened box
Descend into the soil
Amidst a sea of black and veils of sorrow
Praying for an ascension into the realm of clouds
An escape from an eternity of cremation
But what really happens when we cease to be?
Are we judged by the grand designer?
Or do we merely return to our earthly past?

I can't be forgiven
I'm a damned soul

Sister, do not pray for me
I'm past the point of saving
Brother, do not anoint me
I know well the things I've done
Track Name: Kill Devil
There's an evil beneath our feet
Ancient and always breathing
Commanding our every move
From the dawn of time to the modern world
A force from before
An idea at the root of our core
Before the origin of the multiverse
Before sentience began to disperse

I will kill the Beast
His soul cannot retreat
The Devil will be mine
His throne my only shrine
I'm the last of my kind

The bane of Lucifer
Cause of the demiurge
You're mine Beelzebub
I'll stab your succubus
And kill Asmodeus

My power lies with Hell
A future you can tell
The purest evil known
For no sins I atone
Upon this blackened stone

I slew the Antichrist
As part of my device
And I shall take you too
I could never lose
Not to the likes of you

What is the Devil but an idea?
'Tis why he persists as a cultural ideal
They say an idea can never be killed
The foundation upon which society's built
But I say to those who would claim
To be the proponents of a religious game
I'll show you all where the true evil lies
it lies within me, now watch Satan die!

I took down Baphomet
Sculpted the throne ov Seth
Usurped the realm below
A wretched deathly blow
To a realm which I stole

Your soul's beyond reprieve
Lucy sold his to me
Now you all understand
That through my wicked hand
I own the race of man

A bloody battle raged
The demons were so brave
But it was not to pass
I destroyed them so fast
Out of Hell they were cast

A daedra wishes he
Were as evil as me
But nobody compares
Nobody dares
All bodies care

Kill the Devil
Kill the Devil
Kill the Devil
Kill the Devil
Track Name: Our Lady of Perpetual Doom
A trio of war, of battle, of strife
Giver of death and taker of life
Three women and three crows
The maiden, the mother and the crone
The bloodstained angel watches us all
To deliver us to glory after we fall
Return to the halls of the dead
Her arm in mine, shieldmaiden's stead

A trio of war, of battle, of strife
Giver of death and taker of life
Three women and three crows
The maiden, the mother and the crone
The bloodstained angel watches us all
To deliver us to glory after we fall
Return to the halls of the dead
Her arm in mine, shieldmaiden's stead

The phantom queen flies sovereign above
A spirit of black feathers watching below
She waits for the fallen to take their leave
So that she might be foretold to come

A squadron of valkyries in her wake
Singing laments and nocturnes for the lost
When cold finality is at stake
We who are crucified on the cross

Freya weeps upon her golden throne
For dead men slain in her name
A circlet of raven's down on her brow
Rusts from her tears, fallen like rain

ironically fortunate am I
To gaze upon a goddess so stunning
Pale skin of white and hair kissed by fire
O to a glorious heaven I'm coming

A trio of war, of battle, of strife
Giver of death and taker of life
Three women and three crows
The maiden, the mother and the crone
The bloodstained angel watches us all
To deliver us to glory after we fall
Return to the halls of the dead
Her arm in mine, shieldmaiden's stead

A trio of war, of battle, of strife
Giver of death and taker of life
Three women and three crows
The maiden, the mother and the crone
The bloodstained angel watches us all
To deliver us to glory after we fall
Return to the halls of the dead
Her arm in mine, shieldmaiden's stead

Sable wings of celestial angels
Draped in white robes flowing freely
Guarded by serpentine armor
Before her I present myself kneeling

If this is the afterlife that awaits me
Then I would go with her to it
Warrior woman, goddess of ice
I trust that she could carry me through it

To a blissful eternity
Spent with her forever and ever
Until Ragnarok and the ends of the Earth
She is the guardian in the great endeavour

Would it be wrong to claim that I love her?
A mortal betrothed to a god of the frost?
I am hers and she is mine
Together in apocalyptic holocaust
Track Name: Winter Saga I. - Before the Winter Comes
Before the winter comes
Make peace with your gods
For no hope lasts with men
When the summer sets
I feel the gusts of September's wind
It calls to me, to a fixture in my past
Of the day that a season found me
And left its mark upon my visions

My kingdom cold is fast approaching
I still remember my first view of vastness
White fire swept clean the earth
Leaving desolate the plains of this world
A glacial reckoning of what's to come
Tree bark splits and crystals form
beginning of a new chapter
Turn the page to see what happens

Archaic in an aftermath
Before the start of autumnal collapse
Batten down the hatches
Prepare for a pale darkness
O, winter is coming
Mother Nature and Mother Earth conspire
To end the infernal months
And begin illustrious duration

Glisten for me precious seasons
You give freedom to my words
On hands and knees I beg
Release me from perpetual scorn
Gazing upon grey skies
Watchful for signs of life
That clouds of dark split wide
A rift for snowfall deep inside

When the warmth begins to fade
I feel pleasure in my knowledge
That once the forest bleeds
Old Man Winter shall rear his head
The one eyed wanderer
Two crows circling the sky
Might spear Gungnir in hand
Trudging through depths on land

Gift from the heavens
So majestic in your movement
I call to thee
Beseeched to an early arrival
I was born as a son of the frost
Destined as a prophet of cold
A soothing shade of winter
In a forest murdered by ice

This is my path through life
To impeach the genesis of spring
Endure the harshness of heat
And pray for my beloved's return
The drudkh of forests charred
Burned by a cold sliver fire
Still in woodlands, stillborn wood
Born of ash in an ancient world

Return to the cradle of life
Zenith of a grandiose design
Watch the stars as I become skyclad
The progeny of pagan gods
As much a son as I am a daughter
Borne of the tempered water
The temple of temperance
A dedication to absence of progress

Soaring 'cross the ageless sky
Black ravens of a smouldering high
Feathering falling of symbolic might
A prophecy of what lies in sight
A blanket of death precedes you
The forest floor, a graveyard
Before duality encompasses all
Smothering all that was left behind

Abandon all that you've ever known
The compass points towards what north is shown
A journey to my point of dawning
Where the goddess birthed me, at the edge of a world
Universal inheritance
Weightless and drifting
When the polar winds are blowing
Where the solar winds are growing

I watch lifeblood drain away
Bathed in frost from a thawed domain
Realm drenched in white, life withers away
A legend of reborn immortality
Stare into the reflecting pools
But don't step through
A muted glistening, listening
Close to the nocturne
Track Name: Winter Saga II. - Midwintermoon
I bask in the glory
Of the midnight moon
Celestial body
A heavenly sight
Bring out my senses
Bathed in moonbeams
Awaken my blood
To the calling of
Your splendour
I wander the forest
Alone in solace
Solitary analysis

My naked form
Adorned with ice
Pale in the night sky
Beneath starlit timber
And Carpathian hills
A fallen memory
Rising once more
To fulfil a reverie
Track Name: Winter Saga III. - The Second Snowfall
The second snowfall
Winter will rise again
Serenity so frigid
Return to my reality

The ground quivers
A stone cold thaw
An ode to a beating heart
Serenade for galaxies

The whole of creation
A wonderful viability
What's worth living for
Is observation only

Wait to begin again
At the end of all things
Resurrected euphoria
My truest elation