Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering

by NEPHILIM'S HOWL

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    ATTENTION - THIS IS A PRE-ORDER!!!
    Shipping on or around May 19th, 2017

    Jewel case CD, 12-page booklet complete with lyrics printed on 170gr matte paper. Cover art by Maija Lahtinen. Logo and layout by Francesco Gemelli

    Includes unlimited streaming of Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

      €11 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €7 EUR  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 69 I, Voidhanger Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Silhouettes Of Stars, Thaurachs Of Borsu, Anointing, Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering, A Subtler Kind Of Light, To The Concrete Drifts, Spit Forth From Chaos, Ebne Graun, and 61 more. , and , .

      €240.75 EUR or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

about

Spawned two years ago from the Finnish black metal underground, NEPHILIM'S HOWL is undoubtedly a unique entity. Mostly organized in long tracks, their mid-tempo black metal utilizes stark yet scorching riffs, with great emphasis on pernicious atmospheres, a viscous sound gloating on its hypnotic qualities, and an outstanding vocal performance based on anguished, natural howls that seem to have more in common with punk and blues than with the typical black metal screeches.

At times melancholic, but never verging on depressive/suicidal black metal, the band's debut “Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering” is heavy, hazy, bleak and profound. It embraces the listeners in its asphyxiating coils, slowly dragging them down towards unfathomably dark existential abysses. And yet, it is a majestic fall, a dramatic descent to death realms underlined by epic riffs, ripping melodies, gut-wrenching guitar solos, the effective use of a synth, and the oppressing pulse of doomy rhythms interspersed with eruptions of sheer black metal violence.

“Lyrically, 'Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering' is about existential contemplation, manifested with intense imagery and a vivid language,” explains VJR, NEPHILIM'S HOWL guitarist. “It focuses on individual's place among the ages, the sensation of withering away like the glory of times past, but also thriving on the strength to be found from all of it in reflection to our history, piercing through what keeps us from our potential. The name of the band was chosen to reflect the trinity of beasts, men and gods, notably the founding themes present in mythological tales throughout the ancient past, as well as among the written expressions of NEPHILIM's HOWL.”

credits

released May 19, 2017

NEPHILIM'S HOWL is:
Reavhan - Vocals
AEK - Drums & percussions
VJR - Guitars, bass & synth

Cover art by Maija Lahtinen Photography
Logo and layout by Francesco Gemelli

------------------

Cat. Nr. IVR071

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

I, Voidhanger Records Italy

Obscure, unique, and uncompromising visions from the Metal Underground.

contact / help

Contact I, Voidhanger Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Void Reflections I - Remembrance
The depths, the journey and the memory
Remnants of the hate your human lives amount to
The very gasp the moment
You begin
Track Name: Of Ordeals And Triumph
An instinct at the same time
Primordial and woefully acute
Seeks to override the pointless feelings
We have nominated
To the control of human survival
Assurity in self-deceit
You found crude vigour loose within
And a longing that of a beast

Turn not to gods or other men
To counteract this unholy state of mind
It only reflects that you are sane
And very much alive
Living pulsations under the surface
With strength to burst skulls wide open
The thrill of the chase, the chase of the thrill
You forgot some aeons ago

Can you feel it kicking in?
Some other beings blood
Mixing with our saliva

Come struggle and agony
And you can see for yourself
Grasp what you could truly triumph over

Urging tensions throbbing against your cranium
Thoughts come and go ablaze
The thrill of the chase, the chase of the thrill
You forgot some aeons ago

When all the things we consider good and true
Were still asleep tight in the thought matter
And when the gods still watched and cheered
We did hunt and kill

When the ordeals we considered seen through
Were brought upon us to wield steel against with
And when the gods still watched and cheered
We did hunt and kill
Track Name: Hate Revelations
Did I ask you to tell me
How hard it is to lead a life
So special and so unique
You’re in danger of leaving the stratosphere

How painful it is to possess
All these ideals oozing originality
From all orifices gloriously
Manifesting here as fecal matter

It seems we need a new kind of a deicide
The kind which with a pinpoint accuracy
Removes even the subtlest hints
Of human egoistic godhood

Neglect these self-forged fetters
And you’ll come to learn
Their weight’s enough to drag you below

Down below!

But you chose to charge
Head first into that deep
With open arms and a wish
To be reborn through it

Was there anything to be found from those pits
You hadn’t already lost in your descent
Was the journey for nothing but to reach a dead end
To curse all creation and return to whence you came
To reach another dead end!
To reach another dead end!

The world stands accused and you think you know what it is to hate
Yet unable to fathom why the loath should reach no-one but yourself

Sure your back is straight
As your words are true
But you better get out of your rot
Before I’ll break your fucking spine!

Here you stand accused
Exalted grudges came exposed
Scream out a revelation
Of what you took with you from the pits:

You’ll be dragged below!
You’ll be dragged below!
Track Name: Against The Worlds That Bind Us
Mind swirling high above
Yearning beyond
Yet those shackles you created sink deep
Thoughts locked in a death grip
Beaten and battered
Thrown against the walls
Of the worlds that bind us
To flesh to remain
Long has your gaze searched
Wandered through the skies
For anything to reflect
The fading shine of your life onto
Lingered here wondering
Whether any of the misery
Came even close to bear a trace
Of what could be seen divine

Withering mortality
Revival faced only in flames
Stand the ground resolute
Whatever fate there may befall
In this end-time masquerade
By the rule of those of might
Old faiths to be lost
Through embers red our paths will cross

Witness these pyres
Gather the will to burn
With splendour seen by none
For a thousand human lifetimes
The sons of ages past
Share a breath of that same
Strength in ashes
In the air and on our tongues
Luminous apparitions
Emerge and point the way
From which we could uncover
The secrets of our own deaths

Withering, entering the blazing flames
Stand the ground resolute
Whatever fate there may befall
In this end-time masquerade
By the rule of those of might
Old faiths to be lost
Through embers red our paths will cross

A spark ignited through heart and the core
You’ll know yourself by the fresh spilt blood
A blade transfixed through heart and the core
And now even the undying night will die

Withering mortality
Revival faced only in flames
Stand the ground resolute
Whatever fate there may befall
In this end-time masquerade
By the rule of those of might
Old faiths to be lost
Through embers red our paths will cross
Track Name: Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering I, II & III


Through the marrow of human suffering
Roots of thoughts coiled around the throat
An ache you know well enough
From all of your lifetimes
Levitating midst a millenia of pain
And suddenly the scenery unfurled

See beyond the flesh
(Into the) house of once angelic beings
Nothing remains to be awed upon
Except your very own devilry
Behold the ruins of existence
House of once angelic beings
Rebel spirits have left the temple
Stole secret fire as they fled

I have witnessed the likes before
Pariahs of the heart and the will
They grew claws to fight the ones
Sinking into their souls
Overcame the unearthly burdens
Just to merge with the beast within

††

†††

From the haze of virulent sights I stepped down to walk the earth
The babel visions took their toll, I felt the world as if of my own breath

Vengeful presence stirs inside
Countless voices cried as one
There grew a fire inside my brain
Mankind’s pain into my flesh

From the haze of virulent sights the babel visions took their hold
Coiled fast around my core, I feel the world as if of my own breath

There’s a fiery spark within my brain
A strength from all those lives ago
Guidance for me to see this through
With mankind’s pain around my core

Through the marrow of what consumes us
Seeking, thrown against the worlds
Took upon the weight of all those fetters
Grasped what we could truly triumph over

It is my journey to witness all of this
Whether this is all that prevails
Remnants of the hate our human ends amount to