The Plight of Wanderers

by Uhtcearu

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Old Leech
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Old Leech Potent metal that quenches my never-ending thirst for variations on heavy, melodic black/death. The Agalloch comparisons are merited, but it rocks harder than Agalloch. Lyrics about questing for knowledge and understanding make me want to binge-watch old Star Trek.
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Noctilucant Masterfully crafted melodic death/black metal with a smidgen of Agalloch influence to round things out. I'm definitely excited for future releases and to catch you guys live somewhere around Milwaukee soon. Favorite track: A Shelter for Forgotten Souls.
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Metal Evangelist This Milwaukee-based trio craft an expansive sonic tapestry by using a simple approach to instrumentation which is greatly enhanced by dynamic musical phrasing. The organic tone of each instrument and the vocals give their debut album “The Plight of Wanderers” an authentic vibe. Uhtcearu are rooted in the black metal genre, however they employ other elements from classic rock, hardcore and post-rock. Favorite track: A Shelter for Forgotten Souls.
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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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released April 17, 2016

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

Album art by Nate Burns of Revolting Worship
Logo design by Nate Burns and Uhtcearu

All songs and lyrics written and recorded by Uhtcearu

"Fills the gap that Agalloch has left since their disbandment. Solid song writing, filled with raw emotion and forlorn lyrics. Highly recommend you pick this album up." - Echoes and Dust

"Melodic black metal with some death influences thrown in for good measure, this is a sharp, tight and a very solid beginning for the band." - Ethereal Black Metal

"Impulsive rhythms and violent riffs meet marvelous leads. Some of the light-hearted guitar licks reminds me of Kvelertak." - Tasty Black Meal Abominations

"The combination of blackened darkness and colourful melodies that Uhtcearu specialise in is downright infectious, and I heartily recommend them to all." - Transcending Obscurity

"It’s the perfect kind of recording that allows for that intimate sense of frozen fragility and icy winds to permeate every fibre of your being, while at the same time retaining enough clarity and power to showcase the band in the best darkened light. Also, the bass can be heard. Bonus." - Wonderbox Metal

"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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Uhtcearu Wisconsin

Noel Chandek - Drums
Zach Ostrowski - Bass/Vocals
Dustin Studelska - Guitars

3 piece metal band from Wisconsin.

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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Track Name: Rite of Passage
No longer led into hostile lands
To seek the lion's den
To bring forth the bones of the beast
To wear their glistening teeth
The war's in our heads
We fight not for honor but status instead
Modern detriment, our misguided motives
For which our ancestors bled

Resilient with no relent
Fervent with ostentatiousness
Foolish and brave, we must betray
This instinct to silence the voices of change

A battle within your discipline
Forewarned by winds of this decision
Etched into flesh, impending death
But the risk is reward
Fate, can't escape, crossing this burning bridge
Your rite of passage

The war's in our heads
For which our ancestors bled

Resilient with no relent
Fervent with ostentatiousness
Foolish and brave, we must betray
This instinct to silence the voices of change

A battle within your discipline
Forewarned by winds of this decision
Etched into flesh, impending death
But the risk is reward
Fate, can't escape, crossing this burning bridge
Your rite of passage
Track Name: Beyond My Dreams
Transience of life
Oblivion in passing
Eternal stars retreat
Where the horizon
Meets the sea

A breeze forgotten
In a field of death
Palms unfulfilled
Past shelter is dead

Waiting for the dawn
Silent black water
Countless seasons passing
An empty outstretched hand
Purify my thoughts
My body joins the stars
An old vision calls my name
To return to the sky

Beyond my dreams

Walking out on the world
Fields of life they turn to seek
The waters of eternity
Lost moments blown away
In the dead of the night
Black skies approaching
Dreamless now
In shattered thoughts
Written in my eyes

Inverted forms
Breathing a poison to cure
Nameless, I'll awaken
Too soon to join the procession
Reflections of rebirth
Beneath the tides
A crossroads in the sand
It's quiet and it is pure

Beyond my dreams

Walking out on the world
Fields of life they turn to seek
The waters of eternity
Lost moments blown away
In the dead of the night
Black skies approaching
Dreamless now
In shattered thoughts
Written in my eyes

Glimpse the dawn
It's all reflections
See hours
As we go wise

Walking out on the world
Fields of life they turn to seek
The waters of eternity
Lost moments blown away
In the dead of the night
Black skies approaching
Dreamless now
In shattered thoughts
Written in my eyes
Track Name: A Shelter for Forgotten Souls
The passage of time is not on our side
Patience is lost, succumb to the frost
This ravaged retreat, we're trapped beneath
A shelter for forgotten souls
Beneath the clouds and amongst the cold

The blizzard's unwelcoming veil
Has engulfed me on my trail
Within the labyrinth of pine
I must search for the shrine

Foretold in the forests of old
A temple of gods, seen only in snow
Where I must go and plead with the spirits
That hold the fate of my soul

Let me pass without losing my life
And I shall return to you with a sacrifice

Deliver it unto our arms, let it sleep amidst the flames
We will accept this sacrifice in place of your pain
A life without honor shall bring only tears
A clear path awaits those who hold within themselves
A heart free from fear
A heart free from fear

The passage of time is not on our side
Patience is lost, succumb to the frost
Ravaged retreat, we're trapped beneath
A shelter for forgotten souls

Remembrance is just a dream
Telling my intentions what the past has foreseen
Is my mind deceiving me, on the edge of sanity
Have I conversed with gods or am I within a mirage
The snow surrounds me
Am I the sacrifice of which they speak

My frostbitten limbs no longer fight.
I trudge for my life at the onset of night

Deliver it unto our arms
Let it sleep amongst the flames
We will accept this sacrifice
In place of your pain

Embracing the warmth, our surrender to the storm
Incased in this frozen womb
This landscape shall become my
Immortal tomb

My immortal tomb

The passage of time is not on our side
Patience is lost, succumb to the frost
Ravaged retreat, we're trapped beneath
A shelter for forgotten souls
Track Name: Epoch Breaker
Instauration
Restore the glory of man
Revelation
The truth is in your hands

Join my dream
And ascend to the station of gods
Sail my sea
The New Atlantis is ours

Let us unite
Only knowledge is power in this life
Thousand-year apocalypse
Just don’t miss the ship

Contemplation
The myth that holds us back
From vexation
Of the world we can command

Out of the dark
New logic to guide our thoughts
We embark
On a journey to claim our souls

Let us unite
Only knowledge is power in this life
Thousand-year apocalypse
Just don’t miss the ship

A merchant of light
The judge of nature
Empirical might
The Epoch Breaker

Join my dream
And ascend to the station of gods
Sail my sea
The New Atlantis is ours

Let us unite
Only knowledge is power in this life
Thousand-year apocalypse
Just don’t miss the ship
Track Name: When the Stars Fell Down
Out of breath from the climb
I contemplate the distant shoreline
Far below my body’s died
Could not escape the darkness inside

Frozen hands around my neck
Pull me up to the edge
The light’s forever gone
Take me oblivion
And show me the end

No horizon left in sight
The future swallowed by the night sky
A whispered wish from hallowed heights
My world is gone
The sun never shines

When the stars fell down
When the sky bled out
Uhtcearu calls
Dawn never comes

Then he took my hand
And together
We descend

The bitter cold of solitude
Silent sand, a living tomb
Buried by the weight of time
Forgotten my body lies
My dreams leave me behind

When the stars fell down
When the sky bled out
Uhtcearu calls
Dawn never comes
Track Name: Mantra
Winds of change are blowing
A coming end
Prophetic apocalypse
The great descent

Our witness, false prophets, shall attest
Their absurd final words, our delusions

The past is dead, severed heads will have no voice
Mantra for a new mankind, they’ll have no choice
Still without a cause, strengthen the space between our lives
Scared to learn of what this world will hold for us

Ignorance, lost of sense, these wounds won’t mend
Remembrance, our time on Earth will quickly end
Imperialist, false progress, we’ve done our best
To shame the Earth and its inhabitants
And take what’s left

Our witness, false prophets, shall attest
Their absurd final words, our delusions

The future is ours, healing scars, we will have a voice
Mantra for a new mankind, we will rejoice
Now open your eyes and dream of what is still to come
Waiting by the edge, a time-less count of life in us

Winds of change descending upon our minds
Renewed sense of presence, this is our time
Like the phoenix wings now rising
From death we’re spawned
The ashes spread and the bodies dead
But our song lives on
Track Name: Searching for the Dawn
Pondering what lies ahead of us
The dealings of our own consciousness
The oneness of mankind unquestioned
Perception defined by one dimension

This evolutionary prowess
Now we must not regress

The thoughts within our minds
Imprisoned, confined
Connection is resigned, Modern social suicide
This evolutionary prowess
A vow to our progress

Strength lies in understanding
Will we ascend to higher lands
Or fail a conquest too demanding
A self-inflicted end

We’ve come a long way to betray
The moral compass we obey
Depression, hate, and jealousy
These diseases plague humanity

This process to comprise
Of a contemplative pride
To not be bound by greed and lies
We must be beings of virtue
Don’t let your sense desert you

This lifetime is finite
Days that pass shall turn to night
Lost in thought of what is lost
The burden of our existence
But like the sun brings daylight
We will breathe new life