Despondency

by Winterfold

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Scumbag Well-performed melodic metal that may not stand out from the plethora of comtemporaries that exist in the metalcore world except for a couple of things. The songs do actually have tunefulness to them rather than sounding like garbled noise and the unusual (almost unheard of in this genre, in fact) use of gang vocals providing harmonic support - and it works really well! It also helps relieve the relentlessness of the shouty lead vocals. Other metalcore bands take note! Favorite track: Smoke Signals.
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released February 24, 2015

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Track Name: Smoke Signals
I am all that's left
When the smoke has cleared and the embers have died
I am all that's left
Left to rise from the ashes of a fiery past
Now burnt out
I am all that's left

My mind races to places once lost
Burned out in the back of my head
The smoke whispers secrets told long ago
Secrets, lost to the wind

I am lost to the wind

Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
It's not that easy to forget the past
Ashes to ashes
And dust to dust
Its just not that easy, to turn your back on the past

These secrets burn so deep
Into my heart, into my mind
Until they take over my life
Consuming all, control my mind
So now i live a constant lie
Let me be, just set me free
From secrets bound so close to me
Constricting now, struggle to breathe
With smoke so thick i can not see
Smoke so think i can not breathe

I am all that's left
Track Name: Burning Ships
When all i have is flesh and bone
I look to you and find the truth
My flesh is scarred
My bones are broken
I'm not the man i was before
I locked my heart behind closed doors
And though my blood runs thin
My heart still beats

Life clings to me like a disease
A sickness i can not treat

Release me
Cast aside these chains
Release me
Let death claim me

One thing you can never hide
Is when you're crippled inside
But i wear that mask so well

And it kills me
That you can live your life
Blind in your ignorance
Like nothing every happened

While every day i sit and wait
I wait to forget
These memories etched in my skin
While every day i sit and wait
For this pain to end
Trapped inside my mind
I long for an escape

We could of had it all
My mind fatigued i can not breath
And now there's nothing left
Restless eyes how can i survive

So this is what it feels like
How did i end up in this mess
So this is what it feels like
That feeling rising in my chest

So this is what it feels like
To fucking wish you were dead
Track Name: Hierarchy
You were born to live until your final days
You were born to love, unconditionally
So live your life with pride
And love with all your heart
It's the one chance you've got
It's the one chance we've got

You're here to live not to survive
Our time is short so live your life
And when your days run thin
Don't cry to me
You're all so weak
To blindy follow
A world without a care
Fuck your narrow mind
Just open up your eyes
And witness the reality

Born free of obligation
You have no direction
A path to mould yourself
Inifinite possibilities
Endless heights to reach
And yet you fall right at their feet

And so i beg of you
Flee the shadows
Before your bright eyes fade
And so i beg of you
Flee their shadows
Or start digging your own grave

Staring at the ceiling
Wondering where i went wrong
My life was cut so short
And yet i've been here so long
I'm running out of time
I'll scramble my goodbyes
To everyone i've loved
I'll miss you all so much
Fragile walls close in on me
Make do without the space
If i could do it all again
I'd change everything

I could have been the one to walk in the sun
But the world is such a dark place now
So as the rain clouds gather overhead
I say goodbye blue skies
Track Name: Gray Matter
I've been searching for the right words but all night they have eluded me
But now i finally have them you are nowhere to be seen and so i scream
Just take my hand
I'll lead the way
I promise you we'll make it through the day

But you never heard
And i'll never learn
This is no way to live
This is no way to live
But you never heard
And i'll never learn
This is no way to live

This is no way to live
So now i stand here once again just waiting for this pain to end
Your unrelenting gale force winds batter my shelters i'll never let you in

NOTHING'S WHAT IT SEEMS
In this world of hate this world of lies
Nothing's what it seems and it sickens me

Days escape us
As quickly as a setting sun
This time eludes us
We need to make the most of what little we have left
Days escape us
As quickly as a setting sun
This time eludes us
We need to make the most of what little we have left

For so long i have buried my head waiting for the day
I could stand up tall
And scream out to the sky
I'm not ready, for this life to end
I'll keep fighting, until the bitter end

Look at me
A shell of what i used to be
But i still have my memories
And i'll keep fighting
Look at me
A shell of who i used to be
But i still have my memories
And i'll keep fighting
Until the bitter end
Until the bitter end
Track Name: Lost In The World
I am lost
Caught in this never ending cycle of
Confusion
Never knowing what to think or
What to do
I swore i'd never live like this
I am lost
I am so lost and i'll never be found

Searching for purpose
When all i find are dead ends
I'm not going anywhere
I'm searching for answers but they never come

I'm searching for answers but they never come

All my life i've been told what to think by everyone
So now i question everything

I've ever known
And i'm so alone
I'm lost in the world and it's killing me
Please leave me be
Just set me free
I'm lost in the world while i'm searching for the answers

I swore i'd never live like this
Bound by the chains of my own insecurities
Set me free
I cannot breathe
I'm lost in the world and it's killing me
Set me free
Set me free

Forever i'll stay lost in the world
No answers to be found
No purpose
I am lost
I am lost
I am lost
Track Name: Part One: Isolation
As I wander these empty streets
Like a blank canvas for my insecurities
My isolation has become everything to me
My solitude, my everything

I am the creator, crafting my own world
I am the creator, bending this world to my will
Right here I can be free
Of all that burdens me

You can't take this away from me

Here I am nothing
Crafting my failures
This place could not exist without my dreams
I dream of clarity I can't achieve
This will only ever be a dream

Never have I felt so free
This could be mine if I could believe
My isolation
My everything
My solitude means the world to me
Now I know i don't belong
Now I know I can't escape
I'm on my own
I'm on my own
I'm on my own
I'm on my own

I can feel it slip away from me

Here I am nothing
Crafting my failures
This place could not exist without my dreams
I dream of clarity I can't achieve
This will only ever be a dream
Here I am
I am nothing
Forever crafting my failures
I dream of clarity I can't achieve
This would be mine if i could just believe

Now I know I don't belong here
Now I know I can't escape this
Track Name: Part Two: Clarity
I don't pretend to know how the world works
But I remember a time when it was all just too easy
I have spent my life living in isolation
Absent all feeling
I've been so numb
Absent all feeling
I've been so numb

So I beg of you please shelter me
From this wave of emotion crashing down on me
Feelings never felt before
I can't take this anymore

I am seeing life through altered eyes
And I've never felt so alive
If you could see life through my eyes
This clarity is so new to me

I'm scared to death
On the edge of my seat
Emotion strengthens me
I will rise to my feet
I will stand tall
I will face my fears

Now I stand here stranded
Where the sun does not shine
So the flowers don't bloom
And it's never been so clear
I am destined for isolation
I must remain strong, I will face my fears