Year Of The Ghost

by Bella Morte

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Sarcutus I mean, it's Bella Morte. What's not to love?
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Will I've been a fan of Bella Morte for a long time. I love all their CDs. This Album brings a mature sound to the classic sound they started with. I love Break This Cold. <3 Outstanding work. A fanboy forever. Favorite track: Break This Cold.
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Wyrmwood Each song to the album as a whole, and every element to each individual song, is a brush stroke of a different shade of black in the beautiful painting that is the overall work. Tony's guitar-work is fluid and mournful with just the right amount of restraint, adding to drums and bass that create a nice dirge-like sensation while still keeping the tempo up. Andy shows more flexibility and range in his vocals here than ever before with some gorgeous layered vocal melodies and masterclass lyricism. Favorite track: Black Orchids.
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clownseuche I listened to this album a lot the year my son was born. It was the soundtrack of the days before, during and after everything changed. I love this album because of this. Favorite track: Ruins.
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Gareth So many brilliant songs! Very consistant. One of their best! Favorite track: Ruins.
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Ruins 04:02
Smoke in our eyes Fire in burning fingers Nothing but time in our minds Like the dead With a cry we are there Our hands on our hearts Protecting all we have All we ever were Smoke in the sky Speaks of the coming danger The downfall of our lives Cut and bled All is lost to the flames As red fills the night Words like ruins crumble Words like ruins die All things must fall There's nothing more to say Just as the light of day All things must fall We've seen it all before The roses wilt, the heart grows cold And we fade away
Crash, if we're quiet now You can read it in my eyes Have faith in the weathered hearts Clinging to our bones A nervous glance that we call home Hush, the wreckage black and white A life the lips of sleep have kissed Can't erase the crimson nights of bliss The perfect dream of us A fragment held when all seems lost Love, I can't hold you when you fall Lie in this darkness with me Til we're one bright soul in this emptiness
My Only One 05:29
The stillness of night The whites of eyes Caress softer skies Look to brighter times The willows still cry When the moon climbs so high For one who was lost Taken by winter's frost May we never fade again My only one As spirits in the fall Will we ever fade again My ghostly love For nothing lasts so long
We close our eyes at dawn's arrival We look into another world Empires falling all around us here This is the end, a new beginning The red-metal earth so unforgiving A rusted city in the sand Echoes the land we used to know and love This is the end, a new beginning A brand new end Fall down to the winter earth Fall down under stormy skies Ten years of ashes Dreaming, falling down Black orchid skies for a thousand miles Ten years of ashes Walls come crumbling down Black orchid skies Black orchids on our eyes
I walk these haunted streets alone A thousand doors gone raven black Spirits move and then they look away For I wear the face of a man who has died The past still breaths beneath this sky Old laughter smothered in the rain One last glance into that starlit night And I walk away, walk away, walk away Walk this winter mile under the snow Knowing the sun won't ever break this cold You can plant a seed below But roses will not grow anymore
Burn 05:07
Awake, shamed and in pain Battered by ghosts in this quiet place Lies fall from lips, whispers like blades The resonant cries, white noise alive Astray, estranged in the cold A stranger at home, huddled with words November came cold, November came cold And washed it away Though hope sometimes stains Align, watch the stars collide Goodbye to this world on fire Burn 'til we're blind
A starless night bleeds into day The sun is so grey, asleep in the heavens Crawling below to where I'll lie As everything dies Not even bones last forever Love and hate sink under water Until nothing remains, til nothing remains Find a reason with each day What should I say? The words feel so hollow Darker waters than this Flow through my veins And fill this black heart with tears Darker waters than this Flow from my eyes From grace to a place within
Her voice is a knife, a stab in the dark Devastation in her wake The ashes of who we were Darkest of hearts, darkest of thoughts The hollow lies beneath her scars, beneath her soul Her curse is death, a plague on the world Wanting more than everything, wanting more than all Darkest of hearts, darkest of thoughts The hollow lies beneath her scars, beneath her soul Death in her hands, night in her eyes Prayers for the damned lost in the sky Nowhere to run but somewhere to hide Outside the lines of this divide
She follows the storm To keep the rainfall in her world She holds the sun and stars at bay To keep the light of hope away Snow falls in her heart Frozen somewhere in her past The cold forever in her way To keep the light of hope away There was a time You were sunlight in my eyes Golden in the grey Here at the end I still see the winter glow The hopes from a far off day The shadow of heaven in decay Fall down in the dead of night Softer her cries Fall down in the dead of night Dreams passed her by Worlds built of love and light Fall down in the dead of night Out of mind and out of sight
Further 04:43


released August 14, 2017

All songs written and performed by Andy Deane and Tony Lechmanski
Except "Further" written by Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andy Deane
Album art by Andy Deane


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