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Winter World

by Reliquary

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  • Winter World
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    Our debut album, featuring eleven gorgeous tracks. In a jewel case with lyrics insert.

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Prelude 00:35
Destroy 04:21
destroy rising calm defenseless against your eyes quiet raging stolen sighs and longing for your arms destroy this shadow within me as mysteries arise behind a cloak of twilight the blue of your eyes transcending inner walls create a darker light one glimpse of second sight before the veil falls relinquish all your secrets enveloping my truth one moment neverending descending into you
Tell Me 04:01
break the silence tell the tale again make me realize this is more than pain tell me the bitter truth tell me everything tell me what you’ve hidden take away my pain answer questions make me understand say the hard things make the fracture mend whisper to me secrets you reveal you can’t hurt me you can help me heal
Trinity 04:39
Change 05:02
cast down your eyes, i can’t bear to see them all the pain i feel inside holds me closer to your world the sky on fire, red for all the anger for a tale unfolding now, for the dreams you’ve broken cold wind of change, sighing blows through our walls, oh cold wind of change, crying blows through my soul your eyes, your smile full of hollow secrets filled with empty longing now, bearing nothing of our love bring down our world, now so dark and silent once we thought we held it all, now we’re lost and frightened
beating their wings on the cage of my mind thoughts longing now for the calm of the sky a footprint in dust, a truth under lies a glimpse of what was mirror-dark in your eyes in my eyes, your eyes seem soft as lies, cold as dreams a night beyond dreams drew me far past my depth i plunged in, not questioning, drawing my breath struggling, i fought past your clever disguise found only myself staring back from your eyes
Undone 04:02
and when i fall, and when i cry i feel you let me go, i see your lies and when i fly, and when i call your arms fall away, you hide your eyes i see, i try, i dream, i fly i run, i call, i rise, i fall and while i dream, you play your game and when i run you reach for me and when i change you stay the same and when i stay you turn away and though i weep your eyes are dry and while i sleep you spin your lies and when i rise your smile has gone and though i try i’ve lost your love
Winter World 05:10
just like a world of winter the crushing weight of driven snow i’ve gone beyone all finding to a place where nothing grows veil of white, winter world bound by night, hiding always veil of white hides this world starless sky, i am drifting old fire slowly fading my vision swallowed by the night her cloak is wrapped around me her icy fingers close my eyes silence all around me still flushed with otherworldly grace now they can never touch me the ache of truth by pain erased
blessed by the shadows fading into me faith in nothing wandering in between all my dreams torn away leaving me with nothing fields of distant pain sheltering hidden lies traces of passion gathering in your eyes darkness of your truth burns with inner light blessed by the shadows fading into night
Distant Land 04:02
the sunset sky fills my eyes green mystery in the stars reflecting lights show a land dark and strange at water’s edge what have i found on this shore a distant land far beyond a sound of sighs fills the air caressing me with a velvet sound a thousand lights fill the sky a silver band across my eyes the dancing waves stir the sand they’re pulling me to that distant land
moments of sorrow falling like rain distances past and returned again colors of heartache stir beneath layers of numbness and spreading disease ghosts of my fear echo the thought rising unbidden into my mind shadows of heartache hidden by time failing memory of darkness wrought given a choice i’d rather not take breath of a soul forced to break try to forgive but cannot forget echoes of pain must exist pale words upon white skin showing crimson drops of sin rivers of heartache on the edge drown the whispers of your love
Lakme 05:02
sous le dome épais où le blanc jasmin a la rose s’assemble, sur la rive en fleurs, riant au matin, viens, descendons ensemble. doucement glissons; de son flot charmant suivons le courant fuyant; dans l’onde frémissante. d’une main nonchalante, viens, gagnons le bord où la source dort. et l’oiseau, l’oiseau chante. sous le dome épais, sous le blanc jasmin, ah! descendons ensemble!


Our debut album got some fantastic reviews :

Mick Mercer says : “If I was the sort to give albums ratings out of ten this would find itself surprised to be awarded an eight, but I don’t, so that’s not happening.”

Side-Line Magazine (review of the European version) : “Reliquary has managed to produce a record that combines dark wave, gothic rock and primitive sounding dark pop taking references from The Cure to Faith and the Muse, Bella Morte or The Last Dance.”

Disdeinen.net : “… bordering on the operatic, they provide a wonderfully refined juxtaposition to the instrumental soundscape.”

Grave Concerns ezine : “This threesome wreaks awful delight on and off the dancefloor and is poised to make quite an impact on the Gothic scene.”

Closet Goth Confessional : “… the result is nothing short of glorious.”

ChainDLK : “Reliquary will take you on a cold icy chilling journey that will stir an emotional and powerful enchanted feeling.”


released May 9, 2006

Produced and engineered by Bo Caldwell
Mixed by Beth Caldwell
Mastered by Ralph Patlan
All arrangements by Reliquary
All music and lyrics by Reliquary, except Lakme (music by Delibes; libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille)


Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.



Reliquary Phoenix, Arizona

“…quietly intoxicating and genuinely lovely.” –Mick Mercer

Phoenix-based Reliquary has become a favorite in the goth music scene. Their influences span several genres, including goth rock, industrial, darkwave and classical. Bands that have helped mold their sound include Faith and The Muse, The Smiths, Qntal, Lacrimosa and Requiem in White. ... more

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