The Still Forest, Bathed in Mist

by Enter the Soil

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Guilty An odious waste Buried in gloom And smouldering grief Gaze toward the winter trees The darkness within your reach Climb toward the precipice The anguish will disappear Leave your fate unto the hills The night will devour you
Twisting, turning, ecstasy You weave and thrash among the leaves To lose yourself irreparably The journey for death’s sweet release It’s time No more decrepit body Oppressed and withered and thin Tear off your clothes and face the cool night air Embrace the suffering, let your pale skin fester Obliterate with no regrets your pain for evermore Vicious cold, the frosty sting With trembling lips, the air is thin A weeping mess beneath the skies Just waiting for that bittersweet demise
I hear voices through the trees (Run) Telling me “Turn around and go” (Now) My heart is racing now (Run) This was a big mistake (Now)
With blistered feet Upon the soil The wilting leaves The stones and sticks That break your skin Your body weak Yearning for strength through the fear and regret Fall to the earth as you wait here for death
The Wait 02:00
It’s in the walls in which we weep The mind buried deep with doom The stark mercy ends with tears A dark demon spreads his wings It’s in the shame we link with grief The sad secrets kept from view Which all lead us to this place The still forest, bathed in mist Your breathing slows, sickness sinking in Bereft of warmth on your blistered skin Drift off to sleep for eternal rest Frigid remains none will ever miss Hallucinate, hear the forest speak Upon your flesh let the vermin feast A stricken soul, tragic, left to waste Withering slowly in pestilent rain In pain, he seeps vitality Merciless grip of the forest in vain The haunting, harrowing suffering


The Still Forest, Bathed in Mist is the story of a man who has carried the burden of grief for too long, hiding from the world in isolation. Overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and guilt for all the years he has wallowed away, he travels deep into the forest, unprepared, to end his suffering and let nature take its course.

I hope you enjoy the journey. Thank you for listening!


released October 16, 2020

All music, lyrics and artwork written, recorded and produced by Justin Chorley.


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Enter the Soil Wellington, New Zealand

Enter the Soil is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Justin Chorley. Balancing progressive influences from early Opeth through to the delightfully dreary doom metal goodness of bands like Ahab and My Dying Bride, Enter the Soil is brooding and emotional, telling musical tales with a sound grounded in evocative harmonies, punctuated with heavy rhythms and a mixture of growls and soft vocals. ... more

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