Seeking Refuge

by Vials of Wrath

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"If you like black metal, if you like atmospheric music, both beautiful and cruel, if you crave something that sweeps you away—this is for you." (4.5/5 stars) – HM Magazine

"This is haunting black metal, the echoes of solitude rather than the chilly hate of misanthropy. If you're in the mood for that, you're not gonna find much better in recent times than Seeking Refuge." (4/5) – Sputnik Music

"The overall atmosphere is somewhat dark and foreboding but somehow comforting at the same time. There is hope in the darkness." (8/10) – The Metal Resource

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released April 23, 2013

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Nature-inspired metal intent on evoking thoughts of solitude with an affinity for the divine.

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Track Name: A Greater Calling
I am a grain of sand
Swept with tides of unknown shores
You are the ocean mighty
Full of life both great and small
I am a single fading light
In the cold night sky
You are the bright morning star
Shining bright for all to see
I am a lone drop of rain
Falling and quickly forgotten
You are the cleansing flood
Who takes away all untrue
I long to be so much more…
More of what you are
I am nothing without you
For you are the great I am
Track Name: To Walk Upon The Heights
I hear and my insides tremble
My lips quiver at the sound
Rottenness enters my bones
I tremble while I stand
As I await the day of distress
To come against those who attack us
I will rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice in the God of my deliverance
The Lord God is my strength
He will set my feet like the deer
He will let me walk upon the heights
Track Name: Contemplating Creation
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Beginning of Sorrows
In the passing of the eternal
What stands the test of time?
All of your possessions will burn
Everything rusts, dies, decays

All this world can offer is trivial
Meaningless unto the grave
To put away treasures here on earth
Is useless at the end of days

Can you not see the signs?
Can you not feel the pain?
This world as we know it is dying
The only escape: be born again

I will seek refuge in the woods
To be alone to pray
Just as the Christ, who often withdrew
Unto the mountains
Beside the streams
Into the forest
Among the trees
In His creation I find peace
And pray
Track Name: In Sackcloth and Ashes
(instrumental)
Track Name: Alone in the Wilderness
Night falls and I am alone
With my thoughts, my failures
The harsh reality of wood and stone
Revives my spirit again
The solitude of God's creation
Brings peace, cleanses my sins

To be alone, in the wilderness
Brings a freedom to pray
All around, branches, like hands
Offer up their praise
And with each gust of wind
They bow to the King of Grace

A fire within me burns
And grows each passing moment
I must do more with this life, this gift of being
Beneath infinite stars I ponder the eternal
And know I'm never truly alone

Father, here I am
Please forgive me
I pray you welcome me home