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Songs of Deepest Skies (Split)

by The Cold View & Abysmal Growls of Despair

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SKY OF SORROW There is no pain without beauty, there is no beauty without pain. The sky looks strange today, this morning feels like yesterday. The dawn carries the dust of memories and forgotten times. There is no pain without beauty, there is no beauty without pain. The red floats into the grey of mist, frail light gets wiped away by rain. But the coldness cannot clear the afterglow, the remembrance of all that never will come back. With the evening recurs the red, the clouds are drowned in color. A celestial cenotaph that all the time was wasted. The day dies in a black robe leaving nothing but darkness. Absent stars are singing about dreams that never will come true. There is no pain without beauty, there is no beauty without pain.


"Songs Of Deepest Skies" - barren and windy split album of two ambitious Funeral Doom bands – Abysmal Growls Of Despair (France) and The Cold View (Germany). Four dark, hopeless and impossibly beautiful songs of twilight and off-color clouds up in the skies. Nearly 60 minutes full of sorrow, despair, cold heaviness and severe strength.

Available as beautiful A5 digipak limited to 99 hand-numbered copies and digital release including the artwork as high quality PNG!

Artwork by A.A.S. of The Cold View.

9/10 - undergrounded.de
"With 'Songs of Deepest Skies' Hangsvart and A.A.S. do create a total work of art, in which almost everything fits. Artwork and music are connected to each other symbiotically, the songs have a clear line in the mood that they constitute and the two artists develop a dark, desperate atmosphere."

8/10 - metalglory.de
"This is the way how it must sound when the huge darkness devourers the earth to never spew it out again."

8/10 - DarkUndergroundMusicZine
"In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of funeral doom metal."

7,5/10 - doom-metal.com
"To sum up, 'Songs of Deepest Skies' marks an impressive collaborative effort between two equally passionate yet distinctive Funeral/Drone bands whom have laid out, with much care, a non-coercive landscape of subjective contemplation for the willing listener to roam the depths of his/her own mind and heart; a boundless path as vast as the mighty sky itself."

"Massive Funeral Doom for insiders or the ones who want to become an insider. Respect!!!" [translated: "Fetter Funeral Doom für Eingeweihte oder die sich einweihen lassen wollen... Respekt!!!"]


released June 5, 2015

Track 4: All music and lyrics by A.A.S. Written and recorded in 2014. Mixing and mastering by blockstudio.de Berlin.


Track 1 - track 3: All music and lyrics by Hangsvart. Written and recorded in 2014.



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The Cold View is a German Funeral Doom Metal project. Some think The Cold View plays the worlds slowest Funeral Doom. Gestrüpp is the Black Metal side project gestruepp.bandcamp.com

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