From Atop This White Mountain​.​.​.

by This White Mountain

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Dear listener,

The production of this album was a very long and arduous process. It has been over two years in the making as I write this, and there were a number of times I was ready to call it quits. I feel that the passage of time has allowed for this album to be what I had envisioned at the beginning of it all. As stressful as it was and hopeless as it seemed at times, I am very pleased with what has finally come to be. For your listening pleasure, I present From Atop This White Mountain...

-Kevin

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released December 23, 2014

From Atop This White Mountain... was recorded between August 2009 & January 2010
and was conceived as the first album in a trilogy concept.
Lyrics, music & arrangements – Kevin Narowski
Instrumentation & programming – Kevin Narowski
Recording, mixing & mastering – Kevin Narowski
Additional solo on track four – Ken Bullard
Additional vocals on track four – Anne Grunwald
Graphics & layout – Kevin Narowski
“Blackest Valleys” Logo - João Rino

Copyright 2009-2013
All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Cold Of Autumn
Dew-coated leaves glisten in the waking light,
as the sun overcomes the horizon.
A dark breeze encompasses the land,
piercing deep into the marrow.
The wind tells a tale of immeasurable sorrow,
yet to come.

Will you listen?

The gust builds around you,
increasing strength, to be heard.
Do you choose to heed its call,
or are you lost to the Cold of Autumn?

A call unheard, unnoticed,
unrecognized to the ears
of the very one it sought to protect,
the life for whom it fears.
Track Name: The Eternal Woe
The eternal woe, treacherous, pours itself into everything.
Through years of pain I slumbered, never awakened.

Bring back memories of forgotten days.
I cower to the deep recesses of my inner seclusion.
The paths that I've made stray far from what I have hoped.
Reclaiming the day as mine: a sheer dream
No way to undo the catastrophe.

Pull me back, tell me the secret.
Tell me what has been eluding me for all these years
so I can hope no more.
All chance is lost.
The lure of a pleasant existence, a ruse to bring more pain to my solitude.
I walk aimlessly through this forest of flame.
Towering infernos laugh at me, mockingly.
I'm losing my sanity and all I hold dear.
Come closer, step through the fiery shadows which hide you.
Make yourself infinitely clear and all sorrow, all longing shall vanish here.

The wounds that I cut were deep.
Understand, unintentionally these wounds were dealt by my hand.

Too hard it seems to free myself from your nocturnal embrace.
The web that binds me keeps me alive and brings comfort to this lonely place.
I cannot free myself...not yet.

A new beginning emerges...

And unlike before, I'm no longer lost in myself.
These cavities which have confined my being, now open up and reveal the truth.
Bathe me in your warm glow.
Release me. I am free.

"You will be released, but not from me, for you were only trapped within yourself."
Track Name: Washed Ashore
Adrift...on the sea of life
carried along by the waves
no sail to guide your ship,
just a raft adrift at sea.

You see it break on the horizon
you're floating ever closer now
Rescued from the abysmal sea of life,
you've been washed ashore...
Track Name: The Wood Of The Lost
Dark beasts
concealed within shadows
feasting on the souls of the innocent wanderers
lost deep within the oaken walls
of the forest that confines those poorly fated Lost.

Devoured! Ripped limb from limb!
a tasty morsel for these hungry fiends
They thirst for your blood, gorge themselves upon your flesh and expel their seed into your throat.
They thrive on the immense suffering you project,
doubled, gasping, thrashing for another breath,
stripped of all your worldly shit, in the grips of your new reality.

An existence in perpetual hell awaits you.
You are the Lost.
Perish at the hands of those you betrayed long ago.
You are the Lost.

A transformation into what you once did hate.
Your inner demons are unleashed unto the ones just like you.