Just bought this today as Belakor recommended it and was immediately blown away by this track. You can hear the Insomnium influence, but you can also hear a talented band, early on, that I see amazing things happening for. Keep it up guys!!
A great piece of unique melodic death that is perfect for anyone who can listen to anything, and shows that Countless Skies is easily one of the best UK melo-death bands out there right now.
This is a less edited version of the song from the New Dawn album and I love how raw the vocals sound and how audible the difference between the two voices are in this version. The song around the middle parts is absolutely epic, I really feel the energy of finding solace.
COUNTLESS SKIES burst onto the modern metal scene with their debut self-titled EP in late 2014. Blending progressive and darkly intense music influenced by their Scandinavian melodeth heroes, the EP began a flood of shows up and down the UK. After winning the Bedfordshire 'Metal to the Masses' competition, they have secured a slot on the New Blood stage at the UK’s No1 independent metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air 2015. Building upon their rapid momentum, they continue their conquest of the UK and will release their debut full-length at the end of 2015. With a tremendous start, the future looks bright for Countless Skies.
Still is the day that marries the shade
As eternal night descends
Long is the eve that holds no reprieve
From a torment without end
Beneath a starlit sky, a faint and doleful sigh
No wind to carry it beyond this empty realm
The light was all but gone when sang this mournful song
But not a soul in sight could hear this verse of overwhelming grief
Still is the night that holds no respite
As the hours turn to years
Long is the day undying and grey
Where the sun has disappeared
"In each of these eyes
Lay the answer
But time left them blind
So now I wander"
[Clean and Outro]
In the absence of light
Where time has lost its place
A labyrinth of broken dreams
A token of her grace
As the fallen leaves
Return to paint the path
Her final resting place
Will shimmer with the stars
released July 28, 2015
All music and lyrics by Countless Skies.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Danny B at HVR Recording Studio in Ipswich.
Album artwork was created by the very talented Carl Ellis of The Art of Carl Ellis.