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NEVERSLEEP

by V▲LH▲LL

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nofatclips 1st listen: don't let the seemingly weak opening fool you. This is a solid album that perfectly balances dark atmospheres and groovy rhythms. Favorite track: Drown Below.
Brandon Davis
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Brandon Davis Their previous album, Grimoire, was mythological, experimental, & high fantasy. Neversleep is also experimental, but Dark Fantasy, the mirror-opposite. This one feels more cohesive. Slithering will be everyone's favorite track, but Drown Below & Plague Ship tie as new favorites. The vocals are leveled-up from their previous work & the boundaries are pushed on this one. So this is what they were working on during the pique of Covid. These songs are haunting, poppy, & an epitome of darkness! Favorite track: Slithering.
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androtomy dreamy-witchy, gravey-wavey type stuff Favorite track: Detention at Miskatonic.
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1.
Ready for eversleep She's patting your head Angst, painful and so deep, but you're long dead If all were lost and empty were true a list of thoughts would spill right through Lay your head down soft in her lap She with her crown You with your cap Ready for eversleep She's patting your head Angst, painful and so deep, but you're long dead She will be there waiting with you A vile trickster Patron of blue Lay your head down soft in her lap She with her crown You with your cap Ready for eversleep She's patting your head Angst, painful and so deep, but you're long dead
2.
Drown Below 05:03
I fall back into this greyscaled endlessness and repeat the same mistakes again Covered all with snow to keep you motionless Unaffected and without a stain And I fall back into this greyscaled endlessness Day by day I walk in my own tracks Covered all with snow to keep you motionless Unaffected Memories in wax Opening my eyes and I see nothing Nothing looks like anything no more And I just stand here Frozen Paralyzed And watch you drift away I try to reach you Hold you Keep you Still you fade out more each day
3.
Slithering 04:08
You might think you're free You might think you're right Just as you relax Snuggle in at night Our rotten nails will shriek Inhumane and bright Digging fast and deep right into your eyes Not able to see Just hearing our shouts Drilling through your ears We'll slither through your mouth And we will always win Gathering the souls Flesh and blood and bones As the deathbell tolls You're never free You're never right Because there's only me Holding you tight You're never free You're never right Because there's always me Holding you tight
4.
I'm just hanging out down by the gallows In the shadow of She who was rocked to sleep They say there was a horror down by the shallows Where the children play games and the joy runs deep I'm just hanging out down by the gibbet The motion She makes in the late summer wind makes the creaks of the timber sing along with the crickets And as I gazed upwards I could have sworn that she grinned Something is moving in the dark In the corner of my mind Just out of sight The shadow of a memory of a ghost The whispers of a wraith in the warm sunlight I'm just hanging out down by the gallows But I'm just hanging out down by the gallows And my eyes seems fixated on Her quiet dance A memory floats by Of her hands And what follows Held down in wet darkness by those gentle hands The image flees back into the dark To the corner of my mind Just out of sight The shadow of a memory of a ghost The whispers of a wraith in the warm sunlight I'm just hanging out down by the gallows And I'm still hanging out down by the gallows
5.
Inside of Me 04:41
Grace my life with your presence If only for a moment I'll be near you I reek of pain I'm out of all sense Fight for you Grasp my last straw The more I think, the more I need Your light Your love My soul is raw Can you see me at your feet? Lick me inside out and through The snake inside of me is you. Lick me inside out and through Gruesome torture is loving you When I scream will you pity me? If only for a moment I'll be near you All for your grace As you say I'll be Fight for you Grasp my last straw The more I think, the more I need Your light Your love My soul is raw Can you see me at your feet? Lick me inside out and through The snake inside of me is you. Lick me inside out and through Gruesome torture is loving you
6.
I'll walk along the burning halls and watch the flames devour it all I'll sit upon my blackened throne and craft myself a crown of bones
7.
Leave the corpses for the crows Open up the tombs and let the reeking bodies walk Dress them up in suits and cover up the smell of corpse Fear and hate will form a pyre Feed the flames with countless lies From the ash a forest grows Leave the victims for the crows Am I here or is it you? Am I here or is it you? Waste the light of seven moons Leave the corpses for the crows Open up the crypts and let the reeking bodies out Dress them up in suits and cover up the smell of rot Greed and fear will form a pyre Fields and towns consumed by fire Those who were friends are now foes Leave the corpses for the crows Am I here or is it you? Am I here or is it you? Waste the light of seven moons Leave the corpses for the crows
8.
Plague Ship 05:00
You ride the waves in silence You ride the waves in solitude A dead vessel A plague ship Making your final trip Your voyage has only just begun and yet the dock stands deserted And you'll be missed by no one Your apparition shunned and skirted You ride the waves in silence You ride the waves in solitude A dead vessel A plague ship Making your final trip Your sails are ripped and torn Your hull's a rotting perversion Looked upon with fear and scorn Longing for final immersion You ride the waves in silence You ride the waves in solitude A dead vessel A plague ship Making your final trip
9.
The Search 04:17
The sights you've seen What terror What fright The search went on for days and nights But to this day the moans still sound From deep in the woods From under the ground When you went down in the woods that day You sure had a big surprise Nothing was quite as it had seemed And certainly not for your eyes The sights you've seen What terror What fright The search went on for days and nights But to this day the moans still sound From deep in the woods From under the ground They took you in but never out You kicked and screamed but they cared naught Till the end of the days you'll be their guest Forever trapped inside their hall The sights you've seen What terror What fright The search went on for days and nights But to this day the moans still sound From deep in the woods From under the ground
10.
Did I ever have the power? I always believed I ruled Electricity melts my brains What the hell remains? Fever burns through my flesh Skin slides off my bones Whispers in the tunnels Below my feet it rains All I built is in chaos Love and hate remains Leave me now Leave me now Leave me now Begone Did I ever have the power? I always believed I ruled Electricity melts my brains What the hell remains? Queendom in heartless space All gods are sitting on dead thrones Screams and screams in vain Below my feet it rains All I built is in chaos Love and hate remains Leave me now Leave me now Leave me now Begone Did I ever have the power? I always believed I ruled Electricity melts my brains What the hell remains?

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released September 3, 2021

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V▲LH▲LL Alingsås, Sweden

V▲LH▲LL started in 2012 as a creative outlet for this Swedish duo. The lyrics are often based on old nordic myths, legends and gods. V▲LH▲LL use sagas to create stories with subtle references and criticisms to the society we live in today. A key standpoint for the band is to let the music keep evolving without losing the eerie core. ... more

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