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The Violet Grim

by Gloomseeker

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amslashwas Great album, sounds just like deathcon but a bit more dark Favorite track: My Body is a Burden.
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Mthmn Brilliant album excellent front to back. The emotions that this album exudes is something special, something unapologetic. The perfect soundtrack to the emotional turmoil in which we all struggles these days. Thank you for helping us through it. Favorite track: Same Ol' Doom.
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Bruce Moallem A cold and abrasive journey through the darkest parts of the self. And just when you think the pain can’t go any deeper, you’ll find a small, but warm glow of hope. A perfect display of catharsis.
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deevee82 filthy, painful, life enriching mud. beauty personified in the form of a FLAC file. thank you. dig Favorite track: My Body is a Burden.
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soundwvs Absolute journey into the core of the soul. Striking and stunning. Favorite track: Toothfeeder.
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My legs are on fire My arms are damp My head masked in dirt My body’s spent No amount of soil can keep my body in the ground I will stay as the last one, surpassing you all
Every time I borrow sleep from the dead They’ve been cheap to hand it out since they have flown far into the black I can see them firmly glow they just growl same as before Their gallops carry on for miles they never give it up Every time I borrow sleep from the dead ooh they grow restless I’m giving up Kind of always knew that it would never end ooh they grow headless I’m giving out All this time I thought it might be something new but they just growl same as before if I give in then just make it stop they’ll never give it up Same ol’doom it’s dripping through my roof
Toothfeeder 05:27
Through the hillside and down through the mud dig dig dig deep I can’t make it stop Brimmed with terror surely that’s all it’s got skin like teeth born of the deepest muck Like a Grim Reaper at my door life’s been a fucking chore I am light years ahead and nothing can stop this Like a Grim Reaper at my door life’s been a fucking chore I am light years ahead can you finally see that? He’s never close, but yet he’s never far...
Make this house your home from the inside out (and further in) as you burrow deeper into where I dwell Grow straight out of my chest from the inside out my body is brittle Who will stop him? All is fucked to hell that you already knew You told me where he always dwells Yet you didn’t listen and never will Lately I’ve been thinking (that) This is owed to you I told you where he always dwells Yet you didn’t listen and never will All he does is sow From inside and out impostor from inside and out
Come on, our only sister so where have you been were you dead? were you starved and then fed? are you sure you are clean? Come on, our only sister so what have you done last time, it was only your son and the season was gone but you know how that ends She will slowly burn it’s incredible And every year she drowns in the undertow and when all else fails she curses you
Slowly Today I will smash my flesh onto the ground I don’t care how it ends I am tired and it’s exhausting


"A journey into pure self introspection and one’s pondering about the fragility of life."

The Violet Grim was created and recorded between 2017 and the present. It is both a follow up and a continuation to the self titled release. The 7 track album takes the listener on a deep tumultuous journey that is constantly marked by feelings of woe, gloom, melancholy and the occasional undertone of hope. The creation of this album is an overall attempt to address the delicate balancing act between our dwindling life and its direct passing into death, essentially reconnecting us with these uncomfortable truths. It is something we all struggle with but this is what nature intended and we must accept it as natural and necessary.

The album’s musical and tonal elements are rooted in post industrial, doomgaze, dark shoegaze and electronic aesthetics. In addition, every track employs some form of layered multi-instrumentation that is constantly being disfigured by distant reverberation. In addition, the song structures are permeated by quiet lows which abruptly transition into distorted highs accompanied by melodic/choral vocals. All of the lyrics on the album were in part influenced by traditional Slavic poems compiled through time.

The Violet Grim has been an ongoing subject of rearrangements, remixing and multiple reconstructions. Much of its ideas and inspirations were captured after dusk and born from the inability to experience consistent sleep. I am extremely proud of how it ended up and all I’ve learned about myself while writing it.


released April 9, 2021

Mastered by James Plotkin - Plotkinworks
Cover art by Jesse Draxler


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Gloomseeker New York, New York

Gloomseeker is a one man doomgaze project with post industrial elements and shoegaze aesthetics. It primarily draws from themes of loneliness, impostor syndromes and wavering human conscience.

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