||"The Abyss Gazing Back"
||The tiny, sinisterly glowing eyes in the menacing abyss always turn out to be ours.|
||"The Dark (Winter)"
||The Dark (Winter) +1
||We make beauty out of pain,|
||"Retraversing the Void"
||than in disdain, however deserved, for what we have been.|
||"No Place Here"
||recognizing no blur 'til the darkness of home.|
||Demanding, of others or yourself, the micromanaging of the operation of your internal organs is not a plan.|
||"The Purging Fire"
||Cult of a Dying Sun
||Uada are a primordial black metal band from Portland, Oregon. They have a Facebook page, because Satan needs friends too. I hit Follow on it, because Satan needs friends too, and Facebook cheerfully encouraged me to invite these people to join me in occult appreciation: my sister, who loves "black metal" as long as that's your funny way of saying "Irish Boy Band"; the mother of my oldest childhood friend, whose musical taste I'm not entirely sure about but I don't recall her ever bringing up Satan in conversation during sleep-overs at their house in the 70s; a journalist friend who once wrote a book about Napster so I'll assume he is equipped to find out about Cascadian black metal on his own if he wants; and a guy who got fired from the company where I work, but I haven't unfriended him yet because nobody would tell me why he got fired and anyway Satan needs friends, too.|
||Devoid of Light
||Or the feeling, watching an approaching storm, that the calm has been suffocating us.|