In Dying Summer's Glow

by Severnaja

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GeN2Mo It sounds a bit like Nevermore and Forgotten Souls had a bastard child with some synthwave artist. Pathos-laiden operatic synth-heavy Metal that may be hard to get into but offers lots of atmosphere and a truly unqiue sound. Favorite track: Euphoria.
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released March 11, 2014

Severnaja is Lumi, Jonas Jalava and Niclas Buss

Music by Severnaja
Lyrics by Lumi
Drums by Jari Ketola
Recorded by Sami "Hannu" Koivisto (Drums & Re-Amping) and Jonas Jalava
Mixed by Jonas Jalava
Mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde / Virtalähde Mastering
Photography by Magdalena Rönnlöf

Production financed by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet r.f.

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Track Name: Ashes Remain
I am standing by the shore
fallen leaves covered with snow
behind me autumn dies
the trees are asleep
the world is white
I am a alone, a breath of life
I leave behind me broken memories
of your kisses in the rain
of our moonless summer nights

Winter spreads before me
I am the only one here now
I have to reach the other side

Behind me crying, I can hear them dying
the truth that they saw
is a truth that is false
they lived in blindness
never seeing sunlight in the fall
even though the end so apparent
before the eyes of all

It was said this day won't come
now the everlasting sun
behind me frozen sleeps
this land is a tomb
the world is white
I'm leaving emptiness behind
but in my mind I'm caressing all I loved
and I let a smile light up my night one last time

Winter spreads before me
I am the only one here now
I have to reach the other side

A maelstrom rages through you
tearing out your heart
screaming into your soul
and devouring you alive

Behind me crying, I can hear them dying
the truth that they saw
is a truth that is false
they lived in blindness
never seeing sunlight in the fall
even though the end so apparent
before the eyes of all
Track Name: Our Nuclear Dream
The world is wrought now in iron chains
destruction reigned for 4000 years

We polluted the sea
we brought nature to its knees
we alone were the reason
for the dying sun

Everyone is at the ball now
music plays, the moon is high
but look closely, see their faces
empty, cold, devoid of life
unveil the stage, the Opera
where Death is the only star

Picture a world gray and lifeless
we made it that way
lone winds caress our nuclear dream
we made it this way

Everyone is at the ball now
music plays, the moon is high
but look closely, see their faces
empty, cold, devoid of life
unveil the stage, the Opera
where Death is the only star
Track Name: Euphoria
Euphoria
you move me, you dance with me
a visionary
I can see forever in you womb
the essence of a frozen smile
beckoning to me
is this real?

Euphoria, Euphoria
you move me, like a deity upon
the fields of passion
making love, making love
underneath the apple tree
red is the sky above
the wind so fierce and wild
as I open the gate

Euphoria, there's no escape now
the deity is caught (you are mine!)
the fields of passion aflame and burning

The skies are growing ever darker
horizons rumbling wherever we turn
rain is falling, pouring down now
this is the end, our love will burn

This is the end, this is the end
our flowers have wilted
is a beautiful story
now all that remains?

The storm is here to remain
in my heart, in my soul (I am yours)
but Euphoria is gone
she could not stay
the rain washed her away
there's no perfection, bliss is myth
but I will love you through whatever comes our way
Track Name: Fallout
We can't hear anything through the static
our minds are tuned to a dead channel
our function automatic - symptomatic

We can't hear anything through the static
our minds are tuned to a dead channel
our vision monochromatic - psychosomatic

Through the unknown, dethroned, hellbound, unsound
the skies are falling
no life will remain, abandoned homes alone
in desolate minds we roam

I step out into what used to be the sunlight
my world is destroyed and in ruins lie
(is there anyone out there now, can anyone, anyone hear me now?)

FALLOUT
at the brink of extinction
you've reached the edge
desolation as far as I can see
FALLOUT

Through the unknown, dethroned, hellbound, unsound
the skies are falling
no life will remain, abandoned homes alone
in desolate minds we roam

I call out into this bleak post-nuclear wasteland
am I here all alone, is there no one left
(is there anyone out there now, can anyone, anyone hear me now?)

FALLOUT
at the brink of extinction
you've reached the edge
desolation as far as I can see
FALLOUT
Track Name: Grievous Wounds
You wake up
you think you're awake
you get up and find yourself standing in front of the mirror
but that's not your face

Underneath your dreams
deep beneath in the murky sea
dwells the essence of your screams
I have come to tell you to run
I have come to tell you to flee
I am here to tell you you're prey
and so cry and fall down on your knees

For look
you are at war
in a dissonant symphony
that you have created for your song
you are the blade
and the wounds go deep
deeper than history
tears of blood
and your mirror it shatters divinity

And now
you're torn
deformed
you're free
absolved
at war

Underneath your dreams
deep beneath in the murky sea
dwells the essence of your screams
I have come to tell you to run
I have come to tell you to flee
I am here to tell you you're prey
and so cry and fall down on your knees

Despair
you've lost all control
screaming uncontrollably
your nails are tearing at the walls
you are lost and you're horrified
you know you have lost your mind
reign of blood
you are full of despise at your own demise

And now
you scream
in agony
your divinity
with finality
DEFEAT!

The end
in a furious raging sea
swallowing everything
that you have created in yourself
eternal pain
you're drowning
you cannot breathe
you're cut open
you're obsolete
grievous wounds
a dead sea and a shattered virginity

And now
bells toll
in death
you've lost
in life
the war

I am here to devour you and so cry
fall down on your knees
Track Name: Noir
Night falls
white silken gloves
turns the handle on my door
long legs crossing the floor
full red lips so near, she is hungry
and then, we kiss
it's like cold fire searing through my blood like I had drowned
her hot, soft skin
with scent of sex and eternal life
I want to taste it, I need to, I need to
she breaks the kiss
she takes two steps back and smiles, seductively
as her dress falls

The night is mine
you belong to me
there's no turning back now

Now my thorns have captured your heart
I'll be with you always
I will sleep within your soul
I'll never let you go

The night is mine
you belong to me
there's no turning back now

Now my thorns have captured your heart
I'll be with you always
I will sleep within your soul
I'll never let you go

Black oceans are formed where I walk
the rain is following in my wake
like my wrath, the sea rages and roars
there is no hope anymore

Noir
Track Name: The Beyond Within
Abandoned destinies
struggling just to breathe
a wasteland reaching far
into nothingness
I can see the sun no more
time is still, I am lost
and the dust is blinding
desolate

Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: "Sibilla, ti thelis?", respondebat illa: "apothanin thelo".

(I myself saw the Cumaean Sibyl with my own eyes, hanging in a basket, and whenever the boys asked her, "Sibyl, what do you want?", she used to answer, "I want to die.")

(Excerpt from Petronius' Satyricon)

I see nought, yet all is known
a mind in unrest
rotting inside
then suddenly all is empty
for it was I
and without former shallow beauty
the outside is cold
and the ugliness inside is reborn
Track Name: Stygian Reveries
Gray are the skies above
and filthy are the streets
(filthy, filthy)
I walk alone in reveries
through a cesspit of misery
(filthy, filthy)

Devotion to destruction
deceived into belief
affection for dissection
the lice will set you free

I float upon waters dark dead calm
where souls have drowned

I am here, I'm the lord of flies
you're my little filthy collection
(filthy, filthy)
you are like sewers in the streets
spewing poison and deceit
(your soul is mine)
kiss the hand of the lord of flies
kiss the hand of the lord of lice
(kiss the hand!)
Track Name: Stargazer
Time immemorial, time inconsequential
when eternity was but a child

I am gazing at the stars, peerless, ancient young
carry the world for me while I sleep within the memory of suns

Time immemorial, time inconsequential
when eternity was but a child

I am lost in nightmares of what will become
the faith of my world and the death of the sun
once my name was Life
now I am forgotten

Time immemorial, time inconsequential
when eternity was but a child

The wonder's all around
if you take a moment to look
beyond your own perception there's true beauty
awake now, breathe in the rain
Track Name: The Last Sunrise
The sun is dying on the horizon
but who will weep?
as she burns her last
and crashing into the sea is lost forevermore
forevermore she's gone
from empty skies, new life dawns

I wake naked alone and cold, born anew
beyond the veil on bended knee
I'm crawling out
the world around me a nocturnal dream
and finally I can breathe

Arm in arm at sunrise
your eyes speak a million small words
and they are all etched in stone

The dawning of a new life
my eyes seek the truth of my soul
a final message to all
that burn in the fires of human hatred
of war-torn lands unknown

Sleepless eyes haunted
injustice rewarded
(weeping Mother Earth)
in dying summer's glow