Seizing Former Spirits

by Nervengeist

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ALBUM TEASER with excerpts from every song:

4 years of intense and passionate work after the release of their first demo "Path To Suffocation", NERVENGEIST finally unleash their debut album. This 66 minutes concept opus will take you on a contemplative story, in the deepest and most intimate Nature, and will progressively lead you through the darkest and most tortured visions of our sad human condition. All along the album's cathartic evolution, you will free yourself from this sight, and reach the ancient wisdom Nervengeist summoned for you.

Available in jewel case CD with a 32 pages booklet, including artworks, band pictures, lyrics and narrative texts. A massive release !


released February 17, 2019

• All music written by Axel Plantade and Thomas Hornstein.

• All lyrics written by Thomas Hornstein and Axel Plantade, with the sensible contribution of Patrice Hornstein.


• Axel Plantade: Keyboards and vocals
• Thomas Hornstein: Bass and vocals
• Pierre-Louis Riff: Guitars
• Quentin Geniez: Drums
• Matthieu Fontaine: Guitars

• All music recorded by Nervengeist at Mass Sacred Noise.
• All music mixed and mastered at Mass Sacred Noise by Geoffrey Hindré.

• Front cover artwork and CD layout designed by Thomas Hornstein and Axel Plantade.

Recording guests:

• Lydie Fuerte: Acoustic guitar on Reflections and Be One With Fluid.
• Dominique Gibelind: Cello on Burgeon Of Vice and Eternal Haze. Additional voices on Eternal Haze.
• Thibault Carcenac: Additional voices on Reflections, Burgeon Of Vice, Temple Of Worms, Be One With Fluid and Eternal Haze.

All rights to the music reserved to Nervengeist.

All rights to this CD pressing reserved to Nervengeist and Endless Decrepitude Productions.

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Track Name: Oniric Journey
Let yourself go
Leave this carnal oubliette

The water is now still
Do not be afraid

Enter my cathartic sanctuary
Witness the visions of your vain existence

Become the light
Extricate yourself from physicality
Seizing former spirits
Track Name: Path To Suffocation
Where all serenity stops to dwell
The flesh is opening and pain's here
Soul being controlled by the other inside
Catching the essence of the spirit's sight
The path of life is the path to suffocation
Ancient reflections drowning the former spirits
By the light of the moon, the water of the lake

Each breath is burning
Turning into anguish

Here where darkness reigns and rules
The soul is drowning in its curse
And while the former spirits are calling
The leaves are coldly falling
Now caught by this lifeless entity
The body is merging with night and ground
And now meeting a painful fate

While the heart is embracing shadows
The stifling winds are praising the end
The river of time is drying
And drawing the path to suffocation

And now that each sensation is
Turning into an ultimate sight
The water is freezing
And trapping the body to the
Eternal abyss of dark reflections

Darkness and blood unite
Blood is melting into soul
Through the hands of time
Track Name: The Other Inside
Into this eternal poisonous haze
I hear in the cutting winds
The echoes of a whispering curse
Conjuring the power of a reversed hourglass

But its sand doesn't blind me
It's imposing on me an oppressive sight
It's nor sand, nor blood that will flow tonight
Only, forever, the endless waters

Through an other inside
The sun's light will never, never, reach me again

Only tortuous paths surrounding me
I must choose a way to behold the truth
The fragile fire of life, while subsiding
Is not illuminating these trails

Enter inside of me, wandering soul
Come and reach this sight to behold
Watch your pitiable and vain life

Now the only way to escape
Is to make one with this entity
Which inside of me, will bring the light, will guide my soul
A glimmer of hope in this abyss of pain
I must know why
Track Name: Reflections
On the road to the other side
Tormented flesh, healing water
I'm diving through these mild streams
In suffocation, a new look was born
Seeking refuge, appeasement of soul
Dipping hands in the cold past’s blood
Tears flowing on the many faces of time
On the road to the other side

In the dark abyss of eternity
Appeared a wounded and sombre vision
Of a ruined fate, a ruined past
In the deep, dreary branches of time
Memories and hope are only one now
Future and past, life and void
Distorted time, distorted soul
Now death has a new meaning

This eternal loss will last forever
Toward the universe
And through blood, essence of the past
Strangling, strangling the earth
Calling an ancient and mighty power
Diving into the past, slaying my future

Doomed to watch
Sentenced by fate
In my ultimate sight
I'm facing the endless floods
River of decrepitude
Eternal way of flesh
Twilight of dawn
The sight of future
Is now gone in the past
A lifeless entity is eating me
Catch me now, my pain will open the sight

Falling through time
Illusions and the obvious
Useless to try getting out of this mental maze
Facing a wall of lost and crying souls
My spirit is jailed, but I need to understand

Time, creator of dimensions
Beyond its power, another world dwells, another inside
In which the waves of existence multiply the faces of eternity
As a mirror in its treacherous cradle

To the last remains of my heart
I'll swim through the dark waves of time
To catch the growing burgeon of redemption
And to fall in the arms of the former spirits
Track Name: Burgeon Of Vice
Behind the sweet mask of innocence
Charming eyes hiding the guiltless inhumanity
Pulling tears from their fellow retinas
Which alike, spread wailing around them

Silken cradle of hatred
Genesis of doomed flesh

Since I've seen the day's glow
I have been destroying
All kinds of sanity around me
Drowning the light, worshipping chaos

There was no notion
Nor knowing of the river of time
But inside I've been drowning
Drowning in the essence of vice

This ludicrous disguise of naivety
Was hiding from the world a growing virus

The virus survived
Grew up and poured its lusts
Soiled the ground
And the body of its fellow burgeon
Track Name: Temple Of Worms
A putrid crawling insanity is hiding there
Ready to spring on mother earth's face, this ignoble scourge
Incarnation of a cadaverous decrepitude
Will creep on the ground and contaminate flesh and air

Nothing but a carnal, vicious lust
An epidemical essence, a murderous virus
Owned by its own will to spill
Fleeing death only to reach its blossom of filth

This rotten flesh was meant to be spread
It propagates on its own as a disease
And dirtily enjoys it, enjoys to desecrate its world
Drops of secretion in the lungs of the earth
Flesh bag in the all mighty soiled breath

Open the temple, spread the scourge

Vainly trying to breathe and bend its own world
To fit its perverse lusts of carnal opulence
Ignominiously willing to hold the book of secrets
But not for knowledge and wisdom

Only for possession and propagation
This muck is drowning the light
And by its own will to spill, conjures the age of rotteness

Inside of the cave will enter the worms
And then will start the putrid genesis of filth

Worms, worms, come into the lair
Begin your great spilling
Plaster the virgin fields
By the corrosity of your black essence

Open the temple, spread the scourge
Trigger chaos
Track Name: Masquerade
Ritualistic binary dance in the fire of feelings
Two mawkish bacterias joining their lousy fluids
Both masked under the vile poetry of romance
These grown larvas are only spreading
Exchanging the flies of insanity
Through their rotten orifices
Making their scourge swarming

Through my illusion
Of seeing the only form of beauty
I was just witnessing the abjection's proliferation

Its own corpuscules
Ashamed of their filthiness
Creating a new dimension
A new perception blinding themselves
From their own and fatal abhorrence

I was jailed inside this body
With memories and regrets
Captain of a ship that sailed
Onto passion and pain
I overcame the storm
But I left it my heart

Behind the mask of this fairness
Only dwelled the flesh of two beings
The faith in an artificial, alienating belief
Hiding, piercing their eyes
With the arrows of Cupid

The contact of two pathetic guts
Unable to bear the truth
Of their pitiable physicality
Miserably breathing in the ideal
Of a blinding illusion

Ashes of an incinerated carnal matter
Straight through my bloodshot eyes
But I've met the healing waters' purity
Sweet whispers from a cold impartial entity
Have led me to this omnipresent state
Of clear-sightedness

As I witness, alone
Earth's greatest abomination
The former spirits are calling again

Its own corpuscules
Ashamed of their filthiness
Created a new dimension
But I'm out of this blind, vain perception
I've become one with the fluids
Of a former wisdom of purity
Track Name: Be One With Fluid
Hear me
In the arms of the Earth
Hear the final call of the great Mother
Embrace its former purity

In the arms of the Earth
Hear me for the last time
Make one with the haven
Track Name: Seizing Former Spirits
In this place where serenity once stopped to dwell
My flesh is regenerating
Healed by these mild streams
I become one with this sanctuary
My haven of demise

Through the realm
Of a dark ancient peace
My visions are giving way
To a former clear-sightedness

The light of the moon
And the fire of life's last glows
None of these sources are lighting my path
I am now breathing in the abyssal depths
As one with the fluids
The light I am reaching is beyond all matters

I am going toward the absolute inner light
Of an original soul
Surrounded by darkness, yet guided by its obscurity
I am merging through the realm
Of a dark ancient peace
My visions are giving way
To a former clear-sightedness

I see the white shining glows
I see the radiant outcome of terrifying visions
That I have witnessed, wounded, sorrowful
Now purified, one with the former spirits
As a luminous being, I am seizing the ground
Track Name: Eternal Haze
The physical dimension is retracting
A luminous being I become
Lost my body, my temple of flesh
Stronger my soul

The bright waters of eternity
Banished the wounded and sombre sights
Child of a chaotic catharsis
I am now breathing the pure air of a former existence
And its oxygen, through my blood-empty water veins
Purifies my body, ready to seize its fate

I have crossed all these steps of suffering
There is no pain in me anymore
Of this obscure venture remain a few fragments

The hardest part of this quest was accomplished
But I still feel crumbs of blackness hooked to me
I must get rid of these sick gripping memories
To access salvation and finally live with the surrounding elements

Come to me shining glows, in the abyss
You are the last sparks that I still need
To set on fire these filthy remains of defilement

My soul survived the path to suffocation
I must kneel in front of all these elements, seizing the ground
Please welcome my being in your peaceful haven of demise
For I have overthrown the cold yoke of flesh
That sequestered me in a carnal oubliette

The mirror is broken and its reflections shattered
The ritual is complete, take me to this eternal haze
For I am ready to abandon this inferior dimension

Witness the visions of a spiritual earthquake
A portal is opening, and as a water-being, enter its fracture
Do not fear that death, for it embodies light at the end of this tunnel
Let your soul enter the realm of the former spirits

Exposed to the pure light of powerful beams
I can not feel my members, I've left them behind
This earthy grave is my burial mound
And from its amniotic fluids, I will be reborn
But I will never face physicality again

Away from the vile embrace of an ephemeral,
Fragile and wounded flesh
There happened your true birth
You have seen the light after the darkness
At the end of a long and painful path
Dead but truely born, you have now emerged
And seized your very first breath of life
In your virgin lungs

I am the light, I am the pure water-blood of the Earth
I am one with the white shining glows
My journey is over, for I have caught the growing burgeon
I have reached the wise former spirits

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