All Faith is Lost

1. Crestfallen 7:35
2. At one with the earth 5:35
3. All faith is lost 6:45
4. They die 6:01
total time 26:01


I cry a tear of hope but it is lost in helplessness
The darkness eats away at the very embers of my soul
For the deepest love I had has dissolved before my eyes
My sorrow is bleak, I beg for deliverance

Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer

All emotion is consumed by an inner silence
All grief is unassuaged by disconsulate tears
I want for nothing, I live for nothing
I am waiting to die but I am afraid of dying

Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer

Crestfallen emotion
Wallowing in guilt
Drowning for evermore

Falling deeper into fear
My inner self is now
a sleeper of stone

Help me.

At One With the Earth

The intense grasp death's strangle-hold has over me
confines me to my own personal agony
Set me free, let me go
Release the chilling grasp with which it clutches me

The earth issues it's extreme unction
as I realise my punishment for sin
Enguifed by death for all eternity
In my bones I no longer feel the cold
as the mire unbosoms it's secrets to me

Ubiquitous fetidness, death is everywhere
My God, unshackle me

My suffering grows with increase of my guilt
Destroy devotion. Be at one with the earth
I sink down into the clammy soil
At one with the earth.

All Faith Is Lost

As the dawn emerges I cry in grief
Sorrows flow,
the sadness of another day tortures my heart

Life fades. Echoes, voices calling
Within my mind. Shadows. I cry

My senses deteriorated
I break down devoid of hope
All faith is lost. Why live?

I beg for mercy, I plead, tell me
Why? Why me?
Why must I be one of the chosen?

Forgive me for my inquisition
Please answer, I offer my condition
My eyes are closed, I call to the darkness
allowing the gloom to swallow me
I relax

Gripping my soul as I'm extracted from reality
The umbra chills me
I levitate, staring at my inanimate corpse
Drifting towards the eternal bliss
Beckoned by beings superior
Colossal roar of silence deafens me

I disburden myself
Where am I bound?

My trappist ways are forgotten
as peralsized souls cry out for me
Impassive, I atrive for the light
My true self finally manifests
I am found.

They Die

All tears, restrained for years
Their grief is confined
Which destroys my mind

An ode to their plight is this dirge
Some yearn for lugubrious silence
Serenity in the image of the coffins

Shall life renew these bodies of a truth?
All death will he annul, all tears assuage?
Fill the void veins of life, again with youth
And wash with an immortal water, age
They die.

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

Darren White: Lead Vocals
Jamie Cavanagh: Bass & Vocals
John Douglas: Drums
Danny Cavanagh: Lead Guitars
Vincent Cavanagh: Rhythm Guitars



Recorded from the 17th to the 20th of May 1991
at M.A. Studios, Liverpool
All songs (c) to Anathema
Artwork by Ian Stead for Bio-Mass Art (c)

For info, correspondence, flyers, live tapes etc, write to;
Darren at 133 Priory Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 2SG U.K.
or; Vincent at; 12 Wernbrook Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 2UH U.K.


Man I've had to search long to find this demotape. I've been a big fan of Anathema for some time now, and I'm very glad I finally got this demo. The sound of the tape is good, quite similar to their They Die Ep. That is, more rough from their cd sound, and the vocals more death metal style. Anyways, this is a cool demotape that's the pride of my music collection.

Rating: 7 out of 10

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