The Pagan Winter / In the Shadow of Another World

Original Version LP Rerelease Version
1. Ancient 4:54 1. Ancient 4:54
2. The pagan winter 4:24 2. The pagan winter 4:24
3. ...Where the darkness always reigned 7:20 3. ...Where the darkness always reigned 7:20
4. Twilight 4:34 4. Twilight 4:34
5. In the shadow of another world 12:03 5. In the shadow of another world 12:03
total time 33:15 total time 33:15


The forest is dying
In the heat of the sun
The countryside is burning
Dying birds on dying trees
They sing their last song.

The sky turns dark, the sun
Falls apart.
Full moon shines.
The sky opens up
From the next world arrives Vata.

Icecold fire burning in his eyes
Awekening, from the other world
Into this real one.
Wolves licking my body, frozen in ice
Desire grows the desire of....

It brings eternal winter
Onto the sizzling countryside.
The mourning is still painful
My soul frozen in ice.

ADRAMARAH calls me again
I stepped into his dream
Piercing coldness embraces me.
I feel the power of the next world
I feel the power of the Lord of emptyness.

Now I think back
A strange feeling, as I lie buried
In the frozen ground, I feel the coldness
Of hte sweeping winter storm

The Pagan Winter

Awesome power
Spiritual journey
On the edge of the horizon.
The moon projects dream images.

Frozen mourning calls
On the eve of the pagan winter

On a November night
Dreamworld, in the frozen
Reflection of the sea.
Internal powers draw me in
Inside my own self.
Paralysed voices
In a virtual reality.

Frozen mourning calls
On the eve of the pagan winter

....Where the Darkness Always Reigned

The pentagram is frozen, in your dark dreams
There are butchered christisn priests
Falling in the common grave
Blood of christ paints my face.

Disgraced godly thoughts,
Thousand believer's souls
A burning church brings me jyoy,
Many believers affection burns in there.

My dark spirit purified after an unholy blasphemy.
Frozen pentagram shines on the night of the massacre.


My body is plit open
At dawning of pain.
Come, step inside and dream on.
Beautiful suffering it is
On the other side of an other dimension.

"With dead bodies we hug each other
I touch you with my ice cold fingers."

Do you feel it?

"We dance together, on the horizon
Of eternal sadness,"

Winter veil covers us.

"Wake up, on the day of your funeral
Praise the Lord"

For this beautiful night.

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

The line-up was:
János Barbarics : Guitars
Winter : Keyboards
András Nagy : Bass Guitar
Zoltán Csejtei : Vocals
Csaba Csejtei : Guitars
Gergely Szücs : Trumpet
Session drummer : Balázs Bertalan
Additional voice on "Twilight" by Zoltán Máté

Sear Bliss is:
András Nagy : Bass guitar and vocals
János Barbarics : Guitars
Winter : Synth
Gergely Szücs : Trumpet and percussions
Zoltán Csejtei : Drums and backing vocals
Csaba Csejtei : Guitars


The Pagan Winter demo was recorded and mixed at LMS studio, Szombathely, 10-12. April 1995
Produced and mixed by Bertalan Domby and Sear Bliss
All songs by Sear Bliss, lyrics by Winter

'In the Shadow of Another World' was recorded and mixed at Nautilus studio, Sopron, 7-11 November 1996
Produced and mixed by András Boda and Sear Bliss
Music by Sear Bliss, lyrics by András Nagy and Zoltán Csejtei
Spoken part by Csaba Csejtei


This isn't really a new Sear Bliss album. It's a rerelease of their demotape on cd together with one new song 'In the Shadow of Another World'. Well, first the demo: Most irritating is the singing. Back then the drummer was still the singer, so that explaint the difference. The grunt isn't really a grunt but a scream. But when you get used to this (which took me a while) you'll notice the music is really good. Especially for a demotape. But when you compare it to the new song... 'In the Shadow of Another World' is a brilliant song. A masterpiece. I even think it's the best black metal song I ever heard. It's fast, melodic, has trumpets & keyboards, it's just fantastic. I can listen to this one song an entire day and it still doesn't bore me. But you'll have to hear it yourself...

Rating: 8 out of 10

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