The Shrouded Grove

by Writhe

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Atmospheric Black Metal Cat
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Atmospheric Black Metal Cat Nice debut EP . Very atmospheric , especially the 2nd track. Looking forward to new material. Favorite track: The Shrouded Grove.
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• : • : • ė • : • : • absolutely sensational. bravo. i truly think this 20 minutes is in my tops of almost any bm I've heard. the atmosphere is just heartwrenching.

◇p.s. plz release a full length◇
Regnārs Breikšs
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Regnārs Breikšs These two tracks deliver some tear-jerking and eerie melodies, that pull my strings and they pull hard. It happens very rarely, but I've had some extra moisture in my eyes while I was listening to this release. Highly recommended! Favorite track: The Shrouded Grove.
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Moody Tuner A reverb portal opens up before you and takes you to an introspective place. There's definitely an otherworldly vibe to this release and the results (for me) are meditative. I love the chime-y guitars that bounce along the wall of reverb. These two songs soar and I'm highly looking forward to any future releases from this project! Favorite track: The Slumbering Council.
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FeastAndFamine This is so fucking brilliant, I hope you do more!
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Jack Morley An atmosphere that's easy to settle into and enjoy. Immersive and strangely calming, this is easily one of my best finds on Bandcamp.

Great work! Favorite track: The Slumbering Council.
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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.