Apparitions

by Oubliette

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released July 10, 2014

Mike Low - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Emily Low - Vocals
Vincent Jones - Bass, Backing Vocals
Doug Mesich - Drums

Lyrics and music written by Mike and Emily Low, except lyrics on "The Fog" written by Eric Gordon
Additional riffage on "Howls of Death" and "Palingenesis" written by Vincent Jones
Guest vocals on "Withering Dreams" by Egan O'Rourke

Mixed by Zak Denham and Mike Low
Mastered by Zak Denham

Illustration by Joe Lampley
Further Design by Alex Hofmann of Cypher Visual
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Track Name: Whispers
Come follow me into darkness
The moon will light our path
Eternal eclipse of all light
Succumb to your destiny

In this undying eve
You can never leave the nightmare
Lost in between the old world and the new
I marvel at your despair

In the dark forest I hear whispers among the trees
Her voice, so sweetly, luring me
Spiraling into darkness
Echoes of fallen ones
Screaming in horror

Running in fear but her presence is lingering nigh
Engulfing my spirit

Imminent eternal desolation
Inanimate, transcending into the bleak
Seven spirits summoned my soul
Subject to their mastery

Never-ending sorrow
Lost in the vast expansion of time
Infinite night of the immortal
Track Name: The Fog
Expressed through the dark infinity
On this night, sorrow
Giving into this false hope
I feel the cold approaching

Weakness within
Hidden no more
On this night, sorrow

Finding a way through it all
Sever the binds, I must
What comes to mind, yet again
I curse the spoken word

Travel through the black I must
On this night, sorrow
The chosen path of the distressed
Giving into the false hope, yet again
All words have been spoken
The curse must begin

Giving into this false hope
I feel the cold approaching

Those penetrating eyes
So wretched
Direct them towards the desolate night
As I am the sky
O penetrating eyes
Feel the cold wind against your skin

Watch closely as the fog rolls in
The sheer coldness begins
Track Name: Withering Dreams
Gaze upon the blackened sky
Stars burn bright
The span of existence, so mystifying
We are a mere fragment of time

We are born into the world
Void of corruption
No consciousness of evil

A dying innocence
A slow decay into darkness
Lost ambitions
For withering dreams

Tides of sorrow changed our direction
Our dreams slowly fade away
Contentment we seek but never shall find
A treasure we lost at the cradle

We are born into the world
Void of corruption
No consciousness of evil

A dying innocence
A slow decay into darkness
Lost ambitions
For withering dreams

In one breath
A brief moment
The curtains of life will close

Falling into the great abyss
Meet eternity where all is barren
Descent into the unknown
Our dreams buried in the grave
The anguish has ended
Track Name: A Beautiful Suicide
Cloaked in a blissful disguise
Hiding a tragic secret
The consuming damnation cannot be eluded
Buried in deceit

The dead share secrets of the waters
Drowning - a beautiful suicide

A cold autumn night
She walks alone
Her porcelain skin shines in moonlight
A phantom from beyond leads her to a peaceful lake
The water glimmers and the voice of a calm tide invites her in

She looks up at the stars
Takes a deep breath
And says her final farewell to this earth

The abysmal plunge brings euphoria within
Silencing her life of woe and misery
Long yearning for freedom
Grasped by the arms of death
Track Name: Howls of Death
Lost in a dream with no direction
Just the one that leads to death
I can't escape this destiny
An evil force stirs within

In the eventide, alone in the deafening silence
Images appear as I descend into slumber
Eerie premonitions of my own demise
Unable to break free from its grip of affliction

A fear that follows me deep into the night
Falling ever deeper into its dark dungeon

Cataclysmic sensations
The shadows lurk about
This fiendish villain ever present within

Try to awaken from the relentless nightmare
The shadows are drawing near
I feel a soft caress upon my skin
The air, it thickens, life will soon expire

The howls of death drown out the silence
Paralyzed in panic of the crushing weight upon me
For I am dead and darkness surrounds me
Track Name: Creatures of the Endless Slumber
Alone in a vast desolate meadow
Beset by thickets of dense trees
The breath of wind blows savagely beneath the web of lightning across the sky

I feel a presence
A faint voice carries through the storm
A silhouette appears against the illuminated sky

Approaching in your burial gown
Your empty eyes gaze upon me
Inflicting pain on the undead
Fear and dismay cloud my mind

Dance among the fallen leaves
I watch you from afar
Many years since we played
Amongst these old trees

Harsh gusts of wind
Crack the limbs of surrounding trees
A ghostly mass assembles
Thousands against one
You place your curse upon me
So I'll join you in the land of the dead
Gasping for air
The mass tries to take my soul
Disguised as the one I once knew
I realize it was never you

Depart from here
Creatures of the endless slumber
Track Name: Palingenesis
Undeserving of the beauty she bestowed
Neglected into ruins
Ignorance has soiled the dirt, tainted the waters
Evoking this pandemic revenge

She fantasized about the day
When she would wipe human waste away
Her spiteful grin grows in perpetuum
There is no hiding, our time is nigh

The earth quakes in anger
Storms sweep across the land
Buildings lay in waste
Majestic fields burn red with fire

Undeserving of the beauty she bestowed
Neglected into ruins
Archaic mountains shatter and blanket the past
The annihilation of man

Oceans rise, tides sweep over the nations
Artifacts scattered and we are battered among the waves
Drowning in our own destruction
Suffocated by her rage

Her omnipotence has conquered
Aeons of creation now barren
A new beginning, dawn of palingenesis
Age of renewal

She fantasized about the day
When she would wipe human waste away
Her spiteful grin grows in perpetuum
There is no hiding, our time is nigh