The Shrouded Grove

by Writhe

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"An epic masterpiece of atmospheric black metal." - Echoes & Dust

"This twenty minute demo is unbelievable. The amount of emotion packed into such a short amount of time is quite astounding." - Temple of Darkness

"A thundercloud of an EP that’s bodes very well for future endeavours." - Teeth of the Divine

"Definitely one of the better examples of the style, great production and exquisite composition. This will be on my playlist for a while." - BlackMetalOwnsYou


released September 22, 2014

All instruments and lyrics written and recorded by John D. Reedy.
Album artwork and logo by Georgi Georgiev (



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Track Name: The Shrouded Grove
I came to the forest to forget,
And made a nest amongst the trees.
I bore the weight of my regrets,
Where men of clay abandoned me.

And I remain afraid to see,
And the pain shall be my own,
So I will be what I will be.
Doomed to walk the earth alone.
Track Name: The Slumbering Council
(As if) from embers I arose,
And stood staunch in that shrouded place.
I swept the soil from sodden clothes,
And lifted forth my weary face.

Through a dim clearing I could see,
The resting place where giants lie.
A slumbering council greeted me,
Their mighty branches reaching towards the sky.