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The Sapien Shadow

from Sidereal Light, Vol. Two by Crow Black Sky



I saw their vision across the stars
vast empires proliferate to systems far

Suffered have I throughout millennia
Surrendered the mind to sophic oblivion
I gaze into the sapien shadow
Peripheral currents coursing through marrow

No longer of human condition
The fate of all life still extinction
Still captive within the eternal
And everything moulders infernal

From beyond the cosmic birth
To beyond the conscious mind
More than the legacy of life on earth
But inceptual seeds echoing through time

From microbes to vertebrates
From wayfarers to starsteppers
Divergent branches progenerate
To the outermost stars intrepid

The onset of time’s decay and dust
On the worlds we’ve left behind
A harrowing and inevitable dusk
Upon the weary eyes of our kind

With void unending before us
Starless and open beneath
We fall into an ocean enormous
An anticlimactic defeat

The cosmic dice are rolling
Not cubic but spherical
Abyssal giants approaching
These monkeys need a miracle

Like lemmings engulfed by the billions
Hypoxic en masse ebullisms
A black hole lives up to its purpose
And all we endured, was it worthless?


from Sidereal Light, Vol. Two, track released September 26, 2023
Second guitar solo by Justin Ross


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Crow Black Sky Cape Town, South Africa

Crow Black Sky is a cosmic black metal band from Cape Town, South Africa, with roots dating back to 2009. On October 3, the band unveils their third album, Sidereal Light, Vol. Two - a deep dive into the chaotic origin of the universe, the saga of the stars, and the foreboding future of civilizations. ... more

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