For Darkness to Subside

by Uhtcearu

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Scavengers of a fallen empire Survivors of an era fueled by desire Skyscrapers left abandoned Forgotten cities we inhabit A burning effigy Succumb to their disease Indoctrination Dividing, conquering The rulers' greatest strength Our complacence Contemptuous feast There's no relief In their greed Light the torch We stand and join the march To bring our age out from the dark Usurped and silenced Shut down with violence Our rulers' greatest threat Unified knowledge Our only hope Is to expose The corrupt systems By which we are controlled
At the birth of our world The demon of darkness was slain And our reverence for light Overcame our aversion to pain The dreams of the past Give out their dying gasp No longer does magic reside in the Earth Only fuel to burn A sacrifice To the death of night and immortal life This world of steel Was forged in fire Awoke From smoke Our molten savior To the hammer we pray From the silence of sleep The blaze of perfection ignites The flame of progress Burns with our every breath The fury and might of a violent eruption To create destruction All false idols have been smashed Deliverance through fire and ash We build the future now
Walls too thick to believe And too far to wander A road too dark to walk And time too long to squander A sound too soft to hear And too faint to wonder A dream too old to chase And thoughts too deep to ponder Born underground We are all alone We crawl in the black Our voices confined By the vision we lack The tunnels obtrude Existence is solitude Skies too high to reach And too cold to thunder Eyes too blind to see And hearts too dead to conquer
We've payed the cost A lifetime of dreams all lost What can I do May spirits guide us through Undone by our fears The torture of time, torture of tears Courage withdrew May spirits guide us through The tempest unleashed The flood carries me down Into the deep The pit of despondency Gone with the tide The faith that had filled my life We pray to the sky For darkness to subside When the rain starts to fall The thunderous cry of twilight's call For the exile of light Paralysis of fright In these venomous hours Dull pangs of dread devour The will to press on All our hope is gone Descend on me The peace of sleep The world beneath Will set us free
Apparitions drift across the way Where the sinister mist Feeds the scent of decay The depth of gloom forever hidden Through the veins of oak Only dust to show their face Masked and cloaked Torn robes follow in pace Death beneath the ferns Life above the trees Lights extinguished As night sets you free Spirits arrive They make you their own Rise from the ground Never again alone The depth of gloom forever hidden The depth of gloom never forbidden Diabolical divine Darkness is your guide Upon the fog disciples march Devoid of cadence Passing under the arch Hope is not lost Your voyage goes on The depth of gloom forever hidden The depth of gloom never forbidden
Adrift in the seas of perilous sleep Possessed by our dreams And as we awake Our dreams we escape Or so it seems In the dead of night A whispering poltergeist Wanders in our mind To sing a sullen lullaby Ill tempered and morose An acolyte of crows 'Neath a weeping willow Howling winds will sunder Body from soul Dreams awake from slumber To take control The moon will nurture those Abandoned by the sun With every passing night Our fears (remain) undone And as we lie awake We face the twilight's band The harnessing of grief in retreat As witching hours wane
"What is born will die What has been gathered will be dispersed What has been accumulated will be exhausted What has been built up will collapse And what has been high will be brought low" An empty vessel as dawn draws near Rid of the filth that poisons the air Rogyapas assemble, steel in hand No body is meant to be spared in this land Rip out my tongue Flatten my bones Sky dancers, they're coming home Three circles lie ahead The outer my home A platform of death and rebirth The tower of silence my throne Three circles lie ahead in my fate The outer my home A platform of death and rebirth Dakhmeh my throne Dragged up to the mountain Snap my spine Blood covers my face again Have I become divine Elevate my soul far from the frozen earth Grant me serenity before my last breath Released by the burial master And given back to mother nature


Uhtcearu (oot-key-are-oo): An Anglo-Saxon word that translates to pre-dawn anxiety or nighttime sorrow. It is the feeling of mysterious unease and unrest when you lie awake at night, unable to sleep, waiting only for the morning to dispel the darkness


released July 28, 2017

Recorded at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Recorded by Shane Hochstetler
Mixed by Shane Hochstetler and Uhtcearu
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

Album art by Oana Stoian
Logo design by Nate Burns and Uhtcearu

All songs and lyrics written and recorded by Uhtcearu

'Tower of Silence' Official video premiere through No Clean Singing:

""For Darkness to Subside" is a black album like wings of ravens. It is also a cold answer to the distant side of the human mind... Full of sadness, cursed melodies, endless walks through the Nordic landscape and, above all, magical attraction. I recommend to everyone who likes to wander through the woods. A melodic, black metal album that will freeze your heart!”
- Deadly Storm

'“Burning Effigy” opens the album, and “Tower of Silence” brings it to a close. The former is a fireball-fast, tension-ratcheting assault full of mind-warping fret-work and skull-rattling drum munitions, with a solo that will leave your head smoking. The rapidly tumbling drumwork and jolting chords at the outset of “Tower of Silence” may knock you back on your heels, but the song turns out to be a quite varied piece, soft as well as explosive, beleaguered as well as vibrantly mind-bending, with mesmerizing instrumental interludes accompanying all the high-octane veering and vaulting, and a heart-swelling melody that swirls through the finale.'
- No Clean Singing

"For a young band to have come as far as Uhtcearu has it’s nothing short of amazing. And, to have firmly left their solid debut The Plight of Wanderers in the dust makes it even more amazing. Melodic black metal in the wrong hands can spell disaster but here the addition of subtle death metal, higher aggression level and laser focused melodicism all spell SUCCESS...I don’t know what they’re putting in the cheese these days in Wisconsin but if this is a side effect give me ALL the cheese."
- Nine Circles

'It’s become really, really tough to find new black metal that impresses me, but Uhtcearu have something going that caught my ear. I think it’s the raw but clear production — you just don’t hear black metal that sounds like this very often — more suited to a prog metal band, which Uhtcearu also are.'
- Metal Sucks

'The band show a lot of promise in dealing with these longer tunes, things never getting dull and Uhtcearu actually craft a pretty good feeling of both atmosphere and journey with those extra minutes.'
- Bravewords

'Uhtcearu plays a musical style that takes melodic black metal and mixes it with death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.'
- A Different Shade of Black Metal Zine

'The band really shine on this release, blasting fourth a quality piece of melodic blackened death metal with no shortage of riffs and excellent lead guitar work as well as some nice mournful sounding sections. Well worth checking out and a step in the right direction. Another impressive display from this trio with plenty of talent on offer.'
- Ethereal Black Metal

'Uhtcearu have produced yet another really enjoyable and satisfying album. Largely, but not completely, continuing where they left off from their debut, For Darkness to Subside is a tweaked and refined version of the band’s sound.'
- Wonderbox Metal

'Here is an excellent band on the rise from Wisconsin. Uhtcearu flawlessly blend metallic sounds that don’t typically meet on common ground. To be more specific, they take elements of Melodic Death Metal to the creative blender alongside a Black Metal sound. The results are equally interesting and inspiring.'
- The Circle Pit


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Noel - Drums
Dustin - Guitars
Zach - Bass/Vocals

3 piece metal band from Wisconsin/Minnesota.

Uhtcearu (oot-key-are-oo): An Anglo-Saxon word that translates to pre-dawn anxiety or nighttime sorrow. It is the feeling of mysterious unease and unrest when you lie awake at night, unable to sleep, waiting only for the morning to dispel the darkness.
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