Before My Eyes

by Promethean Misery

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'Before My Eyes' is the first installment of a collection of pieces composed by solo, multi-instrumentalist, Samantha Kempster. This debut EP is both delicate, yet dynamic; it has bleak empty moments, complimented by immersing swelling orchestral highlights, laced together by despondent piano and female vocals. The themes of despair, loss, and deceit, are the tales of times past; times caught as musical fragments, otherwise left to fade from memory.


released August 19, 2016

Al instrumentation and recording production by Samantha Kempster.



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Promethean Misery Blue Mountains, Australia

'Promethean Misery' is melancholic dark music infused with elements of Doom Metal. It is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Samantha Kempster.

Previous bands include "Myraeth" and "Lycanthia".

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Track Name: Stone Cold
Her smiling face / I'm cold
Warms the hearts of others / I'm stone cold
When her cheeks blossom / This face is a mask to hide my sorrows
She is endless morning

She's hope to a tearing eye / I'm crying, I'm sad
She's laughter / I'm crying

This shy child / I'm hiding
Sits quiet in a clamorous room / I'm hiding away from this world
Politely distant, content in her reverie / Please leave me to be in my own dream

She' glowing / I'm tired
Not a care in this world / I'm scared of what will become
Her home oblivious to this flowers wilter / This pain inside me is growing

Ignorance is bliss / I'm dying
As she sits there weeping / This world's bled me for all that I am
Where's the laughing child / Watch this tainted blood run down my skin
Her smile's becoming a faded memory

She's quiet / I'm lost
Track Name: Purgatory
There is a place at the edge of the earth
It is a living graveyard for those who are lost forgotten souls

This baron land is host only to this mist of whispers, endlessly seeking purpose for their extended existence

Damned to this calamity they believe to be a confused dream
Their minds each day tortured with distant life memories
They'll grate their skin to see if they bleed,
Their lust to be living

Each day brings sunshine, a darkness to them
The sun doesn't warm these cold bodies anymore
Track Name: Then I Drowned
We stand here alone, no light shining on us
No faith and no courage, no strength left to hold on
We're standing on cracked ground and we all fall through it
Support feels like glass, we see right through it

I was running away where noone could find me
In my path was a trap that led me straight to your lair
You poisoned me with your pure water
Smothered by your pure water
Depleted of breath

Momentary lapse of clarity
My beliefs distorted, your prose had deceived me
Your cult is a plague with which I'm immune
I've dug out your thorns, I've bled your disease

Always running away, yet something still finds me
Subtle glimpses of Dawn defrost my wintery skin
Blood is thicker than pure water
The spectre that enchants me is of my kin

Pure water
Track Name: Beneath Broken Wings
Come little one
Take my hand
Fear nothing

Let the darkness breathe across your face
Don't inhale its pain

Watch the fire
Don't let the flame burn your flesh

Don't listen to the mistakes bellowed out into screams

Hide cradled beneath the battered wings of an angel with a wounded soul

Come little one
Take my hand