Convergence

by Ostrov

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    Lyric sheet insert
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    Artwork and layout by Sara Jones

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7.7/10 - www.metaltrenches.com

Tracks are progressions of pounding drums and repetitive guitar licks to an ever-growing tidal wave of sound. Long instrumental passages pave the way in advance for the hardcore vocal performances. [...] Ostrov creates a journey through the light and the dark. Through the mind of someone seeking redemption while still steeped in bitterness and self-doubt. - MetalTrenches

"Doomy, post-metal with a blackened-hardcore sheen creates a visceral, yet diverse, listen. The opening track "Interstice I: Hope Lies Betwixt" lulls the listener into a meditative state, similar to Neurosis' quieter songs. The mellow ambiance continues through the second track "A Plea for Respite (Unfulfilled/Unrequited)" until the half way point, when it breaks into full on, bat-out-of-hell, black metal worship. The vocal delivery isn't screamed for the sake of it; there is actual emotive drive behind the yells. It's this dynamic between introspective passages and barbaric ass-kicking that makes Ostrov stand out." - thetruthmetalreviews

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released April 28, 2015

Brent Stephenson: Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Alfred Jordan III: Drums

Keys on tracks 4 & 6 by Aaron Rayborn

Artwork/Layout/Design: Sara Jones

Recording/Mixing/Engineering: Alfred Jordan III

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Track Name: Interstice I: Hope Lies Betwixt
desperate hearts, cry as one
clinging to their waning hopes
multitudes of existence, pining for their terminus

the fever breaks at last, as the thought is given form
the Question put to task in a new enlightened dawn
"the catalyst by which we facilitate renewal
becomes the impetus causing all this to unravel"
the new enlightened host and the dark that it rebukes
will all be cast aside for a new form to be given
Hail! The new dawn!

the fabric tears betwixt, and the torche's light renewed
held aloft, assuming new paths the light has given
a new voice cries out shrill, to abate the coming storm
to cast aspersions on the illusion of our heaven
Track Name: A Plea for Respite (Unfulfilled/Unrequited)
limbs sway aloft in the breadth of old hope
courage given way to cowardice
light begins to fade in the throes of the storm
the multitude abates by the brunt of it's force
penitent pleas unheralded; cries for respite; the gale unmoved

truths have been gleaned in the wake of this destruction
the torrent, undaunted, dismantles the host
divided and confined, cast out from our havens
the winds swallow our words, languished, defeated

“I am afraid in losing my confidant
this whole will never be consummate”

hope has abandoned me
Track Name: Mourning Cloak: All That Was Once Good Has Died
“I’ve laid to rest this fading light;
borne from our forebears naivety.
Darkness enveloping, endless dirac sea
Negative space embracing the infinite.
Embers all burned to ash,
A final plea for sanctuary.
Primordial spark extinguished
Dissolve to nothing, ceaseless duress.”

Fires once burned in our throats,
Mouths now choked with ashes.
Languid skin draped over desiccated bone
Last gasps dissolved in the abyss.
Track Name: Tinnitus (Phantom Pangs)
Empty vessels,
Void of perception
Phantom limbs twitch and stutter,
Emotional tinnitus.
The pain will never dissipate.

“rend this veil, tear this flesh, begin anew, fill this hollow”

Ceaseless duress
Track Name: Convergence II: Instrumentality
vehement indictments, directionless vitriol
gnashing teeth, tearing muscle tissue
fragmented thoughts, myriad fractures

‘this plane is fustian, life squandered
transient being, rest in solitude”
Track Name: Convergence III: Renouncement/Dissolution
static warmth creeps over the Body
drifting apart, dissolving like earth
under the breaking of waves
spreading to cover the expanse
a return to formlessness

day breaks