Songs for the Destitute

by Malacath

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Recorded, mixed and hardly produced by Lykos in Suicide-Commander Studios between 2012 and 2013.

All songs written and performed by Lykos.

Lyrics for Tracks 1 and 3 taken from "The Outsider" by H.P Lovecraft.

Thanks to Morg, Heretic and Abyss of Murrum, Alex Mooney, J. Profanator of Deathymn, my bandmates in Sassu Wunnu, Mike from Bog of the Infidel, and everyone who has supported me and my projects.

Songs for the Destitute is eternally dedicated to the memory of Vasiliki.
You are missed everyday.

"And with strange aeons even death may die"


released July 10, 2013

Lykos - All Instruments (Except Keyboards on Track 2), Vocals
Wiinikka - Keyboards (Track 2)



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Track Name: The Other
Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. Wretched is he who looks back upon lone hours in vast and dismal chambers with brown hangings and maddening rows of antique books, or upon awed watches in twilight groves of grotesque, gigantic, and vine-encumbered trees that silently wave twisted branches far aloft. Such a lot the gods gave to me—to me, the dazed, the disappointed; the barren, the broken. And yet I am strangely content, and cling desperately to those sere memories, when my mind momentarily threatens to reach beyond to the other.
Track Name: A Song for the Destitute (Solace II)
The birds have flown away
Leaving me by myself
I came for salvation
But even here I'm alone
No sanctity, no sanctuary
Nothing to save me from myself
Nothing but the dark woods
and the dim light escaping from the sky

Follow the trails
To the end of time
To the end of life
To Solace
Even my dreams left me
To drown in the rain
Crawl in the mud
And follow the light

Where once I found solitude
I only found death
Not even my mind
Protected me from myself
My curse was not lifted
I was left to die again
Track Name: A Cold and Unyielding Surface of Polished Glass
For although nepenthe has calmed me, I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men. This I have known ever since I stretched out my fingers to the abomination within that great gilded frame; stretched out my fingers and touched a cold and unyielding surface of polished glass