still waters run deep

by TOTEM SKIN

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    We are glad to bring this album back - this time w/ a slight different artwork. The pre order version is ltd to 100 copies and pressed on GOLD VINYL. The standard version is on black vinyl. Release date is May 15th

    Totem Skin's shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden; conducted by 6 individuals who poured every drop of passion they could harvest from the bottom of their hearts. The band saw its dawn in the fall/winter of 2012 as a three piece, which produced and recorded two EP’s themselves while adding members as recording went along. The full line-up was completed in March 2013, allowing the band to further expand on their musical horizons.

    “Still Waters Run Deep” is the band’s first full length and their first real documentation since the completed formation. Recorded at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and engineered by Lewis Johns (Goodtime Boys, ex-The Long Haul), the soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, with the dual vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion.

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1.
kargt lands 05:25
Awakened by the sweeping cold Your eyes are slowly opening Where are you, how did you get here? Your hands are rugged and old, your joints stiff, your vision blurry Whose body is this? All the time in the world is what you had All the time in the world to ponder All the time in the world to yourself Drunken from despair Selfhatred flows through your veins Drowned in your defeats This barren landscape stands as gallows Faults are what define you You wonder where the time went Where your friends disappeared Where you lost all that's important Time is your memories Time is your sorrows Time is your sins Time is your death A shadow is all you have left A shadow of your former self You're tired and want to sleep, So lay down your head and close your eyes You will forget everything You will never wake up
2.
What once was means of unity Has turned to fodder for a profit spree They're checking pulses and taking notes to force their insolance down your throat Every entry and every word Is taken to a level absurd Their voice announce a prompt ally to choices manufactured by An enterprise promise to the highest bidding And you are the product, you are what they're selling Coersed we succumb to a greedy bellowing We all are the product, we are what they're selling This is what it's come to - We are what they're selling It's a fact which they imbue We are what they're selling Justified through distorted truth and crooked views of the uncouth A bold faced lie made solely to Numb and control while scamming you Reject the notions that they espouse Embrace resistance that will arouse Make them give up, make them give in and turn upside down their grin Release what you keep within
3.
These walls that we put up are making short work Pulling asunder and tearing apart Enabling our senses to disconnect Leaving eachother with nothing at all I guess this feeling ain't mutual Judging from your awkward conversations You show no interest in our lives And I can't blame you We've had swell times In the past But now those days are gone Those days are gone
4.
Slumbering eyes deserted from life Stagnant breaths buried deep in my chest Apathy flows through every pore of this flesh Lay this soul to rest, lay these bones to rest A faceless crowd, carrying their woes With tired shoulders, dressed in rust A thought still lingers upon my toungue An outgrown desire of letting go Eyes wide shut Your eyes have sunken to depths unknown And I'm aware my thoughts are being controlled But time slips through our fingers and dissolve When we realise our love's grown old and cold
5.
At the forest's edge we are You and I, for decades Gazing into nothing Withering to the sounds of a dying world You're screaming, choking Tearing yourself asunder And I stand there gazing into nothing I’m yearning for silence A bond that whilom bloomed I’m wistful for sleep A bond that we shared from womb I’m longing for stillness A bond that time has sent to wither And the emptiness it brings A bond that we only fathomed Indifferent We go along the trails in the forest Where we played as children It's quiet, still and peaceful No pretense No province No prospect Just you and I, the silence, the wilderness But I hoped as always to have your hand in mine Our hands entwined, our hands through the end of times Thoughts lingering on promises unkept, on words we left unsaid I always knew that everything was a dream And now I stand here with rope in hand The noose tight around my neck Final thoughts of why Why I won't take the step The step into silence The step into stillness A step into everlasting nothingness
6.
Deceit Behind those lying eyes Dormant In silence I preach Detatched void of empathy witless In your ignorance I breed Bound to follow the everymans step I am torn in societys crooked direction In darkness I sleep In daylight I prowl Cursed to be always by your side Gloomy is the hand I've been dealt Weary I long for human reign to end Gloomy is the life I have lead Weary I long for human reign to end I am ire I am vain I am spite I am avarice I am desire I am indolence I am voracity I am your shadow
7.
Freedom - so seldom achieved But we managed to build our safeplace, Our haven where each dog day made the pieces fall in place Where forever seemed like yesterday and our souls were set ablaze Sensing our vast fault, we were left appaled With nothing to boast of but dead memories Shredding our past trust, we were split apart With nothing to say but goodbye These scratchings on our walls will remain And if anyone would see them, they would know That we lived the lives of spiders Cobbling webs to fill the gaps Say goodbye You made me happy

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We are glad to bring this album back - this time w/ a slight different artwork. The pre order version is ltd to 100 copies and pressed on GOLD VINYL. The standard version is on black vinyl. Release date is May 15th

Totem Skin's shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden; conducted by 6 individuals who poured every drop of passion they could harvest from the bottom of their hearts. The band saw its dawn in the fall/winter of 2012 as a three piece, which produced and recorded two EP’s themselves while adding members as recording went along. The full line-up was completed in March 2013, allowing the band to further expand on their musical horizons.

“Still Waters Run Deep” is the band’s first full length and their first real documentation since the completed formation. Recorded at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and engineered by Lewis Johns (Goodtime Boys, ex-The Long Haul), the soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, with the dual vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion.

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released April 13, 2016

Music written & performed by Totem Skin
Lyrics by Glenn, Henrik and Chris

Mixed, mastered & engineered by Lewis Johns
Assistant Engineered by Tony James
Recorded at the Ranch Production House

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