Elpis

by Hive

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
07:44
2.
3.
04:55
4.
11:17

about

In Greek mythology, Elpis (Ancient Greek: ἐλπίς) was the personification and spirit of hope

credits

released May 5, 2015

Colton Skerlak for mixing and mastering

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Hive Victoria, British Columbia

shows

contact / help

Contact Hive

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Eclipse
Space is an empty void, a medium in which only light shall pass.

Gazing at the stars, joined in constellations
An ominous light shines through the clouds

The howl of wolves mask the deafening screams
Screams lost in the vacuum of space
A canvas of void emotions painted black
Tears cascade across the fabric of space

Breath becomes intangible lungs fill with cold
Body aches with the weight of a thousand
Fingers tremble with arthritic touch
Skin whiter than a flake of snow

Body powerless crippled by time and dust
Soul drifts slowly towards the black hole
Forms of life hide in the abyss
Awaiting the long discovery

Forsaken in this time and space I will fill this void
A white dwarf burning giant, ever burning light
Supernova burning bright about to parish
I shall wreak havoc with every breath

Suspended in animation lost sense of direction
No clear path before me
No sense of a trail blazed
I reach for the light


Only to fall into the void
Track Name: Return To Ashes
Could this land be a prison?
for us to live in eternal torment
Not a prison for our bodies
one that imprisons our thought imprisons our minds
when a light is lit a shadow cast
unable to read while flooded with light
when darkness is at its darkest
stars shine the brightest

As I sit in this desolate place
reflecting on what it once was,
I feel a strange presence,
one that I thought was lost

A bonding feeling with all that is around me
A connection with nature

As I sit on the remains that was once a monument
A pinnacle of life and its beauty divine
A life form severed, cut from existence
A shrine to all that has been lost

based in carbon to nature I shall return
ashes to ashes I shall return to the earth

nature will strike with a blind vengeance
Revenge for the years of torture and slavery


As I sit in this desolate place
reflecting on what it once was,
I feel a strange presence,
one that I thought was lost

The alignment of the stars,
Patterns made from light.
Directing my vision northward
What is it you wish me to see?

Rivers of Jade depleted
A beast forged from arbor and stone
Boulders Split to forge a path
The skyline scorched with the fire of life
Track Name: Dark Matter
taken before birth
now soiling salt of the earth
incased in a stone tomb
never delivered from the womb

cursed vessel sailing in a storm
carrion consumed by zombie rot
The swarms around processes more thought
The bloody curse taints the unborn

The body is a temple
Providing food and shelter
For the unborn child
A demon of her mothers eyes

Dark clouds incase this rancid infestation of a body
Demons cry out their screams pierce thought
A carrion swarm haunts the body
Vultures swirling around like a halo

Grimly visage dressed in death
Flesh clings to her ghostly frame
Red in the eyes and from the mouth
had to chew her way out

Grimly visage dressed in death
Flesh clings to her ghostly frame
Red in the eyes and from the mouth
had to chew her way OUT!!

The Spirit draws ever nearer
Passing through the cemetery gates

Blood drips from the mouth
Flesh under the finger tips
Putrid stench on her breath
Brains cascade down her chest

Her soul must be purged, burnt at the pyre
Human sacrifice to the metaphysical presence of Satan

Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Track Name: Fathom
Cradled in the arteries of life
sleeping entity awaiting to rise
mindless victim set on procreation
a cycle of life beginning to spin

as the light fades and the shadows grow
a life form enters the world
broken free from its imprisoning shell
bound to an endless journey

The yolk enters the frying pan
depleted of nutrients

an impurity among life
clogs the lungs short of breath
water to blood death to life
become a new, become death

entering a vast body of life
Plenty of life in this world
to consume, to be destroyed
energy stored, waiting to transform
complexity beyond fathoms
pressure building autumn is neigh

instinct will deliver us home
instinct will deliver us home

the blood begins to thin as the path is traced
returning to the heart of life
procreation makes fools of us all
giving life to birth another