Metal Monday- Draconian- Night Visitor

Welcome to the last Metal Monday for November. When I woke up this morning to go to work it was freezing. It is officially winter in The Netherlands and for a guy who spent his Decembers in the summer it takes some getting used too. What better things are there to keep one warm other than some Metal?

I heard of Draconian only this past year from fellow blogger Raistlin, learning that they were set to release a new album this year. At the time of writing this post, the album has dropped and I have given it a listen. I am impressed with what I have heard so far and I am happy to share some music from their latest album. Draconian fall in a category of Gothic Doom, Death Metal. It ain’t a genre that many people follow, that I know personally, but I have a firm foot in the Doom direction. Today’s song has no hard hitting vocals, its clear, as well as female only, it is a surprise to even me that I feature one of the softer songs on this album, but to justify it in my own mind, when I listened to the song while reading the lyrics, it somehow reminded me of the edgy poems I used to write, back when I was still writing somewhat decent poems (my own opinion). Its songs like these that make me miss being depressed and bleeding ink all over a page to feel better at the end of it. Then again, I am happy with being lesser depressed and a lot more happier than I was before I met my wife. This song is pretty profound and I liked it the first, the second and I bet every other listen I will be giving this in future.

I am going to leave it there. I hope you enjoy today’s pick.

Lyrics:

I brush these shackles off the wind
with a drunken insomniac frown
A never-ending repetition
to melt the frozen sun

And there is no victory
There is no loss
The ones that I love are safe
from the horrors I keep
There is no victory
There is no loss
No joy but the dawn of peace

My courage is crashing
on the breeze
and dark is the moon
through the trees
In perfect silence,
in hopeless defeat
I’ll own my pain
and put down my feet

And there is no victory
There is no loss
The ones that I love are safe
from the horrors I keep
There is no victory
There is no loss
No joy but the dawn of peace

15 thoughts on “Metal Monday- Draconian- Night Visitor

      1. My wordpress reader hasn’t been displaying some posts, so I must have missed that one.

        Was so temtpted by The Reverie … but I think it’s just the cover that has me tempted. Not clicked on it yet. Still very undecided. I’m also far too behind with the Space Wolves to read Ragnar’s book. Hoping to do a re-read of the Space Wolves books at some point. Maybe start that next year.

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      2. Ill be starting the space wolves next year too, just finishing up some other series first. Got the omnibus of of NG too. I am yet to read my first Aron Demski Bowden novel, that is how far behind i am with my reading… author of Reverie is also new to me. Still need to do a diff horror novel by him before getting to that, purely clicked for the cover🙂

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      3. I forgot to reply on your question about Bloodlines, i am just under halfway through, i think Milou has given up on it as she has stated many times that she just doesnt know what she is reading. I feel a bit sad as i am having a hard time explaining things with my limited knowledge on probators and the 40k “police” book started of great and Milou was propper intrigued. But around chap 7 or 8 she has started to loose quite a lot of what is actually going on. Ill be soldiering on taking it chapter by chapter each time i get some time. I am liking it so far, just a bit all over the place at the moment

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  1. I liked it, thanks! I re-started reading Viriconium, a collection of moody novellas about a decadent city far in the post-apocalyptic future, and Draconian just worked very well as a soundtrack to that, I’ve listened to a few albums in a row 🙂

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