BURDEN

by GRVD

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Recorded from August to December of 2016.
GRVD is a continuing document of isolation and personal progression. Coming out of a brief hiatus, "Burden" is an album of growth and circumstance. This album is the beginning of a new era for the project, one marked by a more rigid commitment to individualism.

"Very pleased to offer up a new full-length release from Ann Arbor, Michigan's blackened noise/drone/ambient/power electronics project GRVD. I use the word "epic" very frequently when I write about AOW releases and I'm going to use it again here, as it's really the only apt descriptor that conveys the ambition and scope of this album: "Burden" is nothing less a monumental journey through emotional destruction and psychic upheaval, trafficking in all manner of beautiful, crushing, monolithic, vitriolic, and hyper-vicious screams of audio. Elements of far-away, dissonant black-metal and gauzy post-rock grandeur seep through the sonic excess, only to be flattened away by caustic tidal waves of scathing electronic torment. This album feels massive in a way that few others do. It is a statement and a culmination, and it will utterly drain you." - Cory Strand of Altar of Waste.

"Window" features vocals from Benjamin Joseph of Contraktor.

You have all failed me.

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released December 15, 2016

Tapes available through Altar of Waste Records. Limited to 20 copies.

Purchase the album here: altarofwasterecords.storenvy.com/collections/99066-all-products/products/19223725-grvd-burden-c102-aow-460

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GRVD is Brent Gunn.

Other project: brentgunn.bandcamp.com.

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GRVD Ann Arbor, Michigan

You have all failed me.


MIDWEST

BLACKENED

NOISE

DEATH

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Track Name: Give
They want you to give.
They want you.
They want you to give.
Give in.
The earth is calling for another.
They want you.
Every grave hollows.
Everyone gives.
Track Name: Bede
Endless sea of abandonment.
I bow to the bede of misery.
A communion of lust and denial.
A funeral of angels.
A mouth full of plagues.
This body will be damaged.
I bow to the bede of misery.
Track Name: Portal of Misery
Portal of misery.
I don't want to be anything.
Portal of misery.
I can't feel anything.
Portal of misery.
I was the glue that held everything.
Portal of misery.
Now nothing for no one, nothing to redeem.
There's nothing for me now.
Nothing left to redeem.
Beyond saving.
Track Name: No Heaven
The unforgivable sin. Father, let me into your kingdom.
Your torment and torture have won.
The battle is over.
You have taken me.
Let me into your kingdom.
I'm afraid of not going to heaven.
I told myself I wouldn't care where I'd go.
But the seconds are counting down.
Father, forgive me.
This life and body were my own.
The battle is over.
You have taken me.
I'm afraid of not going to heaven.
I'm afraid of there being no heaven.
Track Name: Glass Room
Glass room.
Isolation is the golden rule.
My own holloway.
Spitting glass.
Crooked floor boards.
7 years bad luck.
Glass room.
Fucking do what you want with me.
These bruised knees are for you.
This glass room is for you.
Track Name: Endless Eternal
This burden is endless.
This burden is eternal.
Track Name: Window
Vocals performed by Benjamin Joseph of Contraktor.
Track Name: False Suns
Burning vigil of indifference
A seed of corruption
Through the burrows and fields
The burning vigil swallows the Earth.
No light comes from the false suns.
Track Name: Gallant
Guilt-stricken and indifferent.
Liturgy collapses.
The body slowly shuts down.
Indifference drags on.
Broken glass in the pews.
A communion of wood and blood.
Indifference continues.
A lost epilogue of cruelty.
A lifetime of indifference.
Track Name: Doubt
Consumed with doubt and frustration.
You will never know what lies beneath.
Constant embarrassment, constant regret.
Anxiety circling and swallowing.
I doubt you will ever know.
I doubt you will ever see.
I doubt you will ever crawl.
I doubt everything.
Track Name: Lost Bastion
Burn and fade.
Wither away.
Burn me.
Bury me in your surroundings.
Track Name: Burden
This is my final burden.
This runs through.
Red rivers.
I never had the nerve to make the final cut.
Now I do.
I don't care anymore.
I can't be helped.
Track Name: Great Revenge, Vicious Death
There is a light at the end.
There is a light at the edge.
But it's not what it seems.
And if there is a heaven, I hope I see it.
There is a light at the end.
But they're all wrong.
A great revenge plotted for years.
It's always been building up to this.
You will never understand.
There is a light at the end.
A burden lifted.
You're all wrong.
This is my last burden.
There is a light at the end as I'm lifted to the sky.