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1. Advent 13:45 1. Advent 13:45 1. Advent 13:45
2. The night and the silent water 10:59 2. The night and the silent water 10:59 2. The night and the silent water 10:59
3. Nectar 10:09 3. Nectar 10:09 3. Nectar 10:09
4. Black rose immortal 20:15 4. Black rose immortal 20:15 4. Black rose immortal 20:15
5. To bid you farewell 10:57 5. To bid you farewell 10:57 5. To bid you farewell 10:57
6. Eternal Soul Torture 8:35 6. Eternal Soul Torture 8:35
total time 66:05 total time 74:37 total time 74:37

The Night and the Silent Water

And so you left us
Jaded and gaunt, some September
Wilted with the seasons
But hidden inside the delusion
I saw you eyes, somewhere

Devoid of death
The aura poises amidst (the storm)
In solid tears I linger
A parlour glade, moonlit sorrow

Lonely resting pools
Relics of the moon-dogged lake
Whisper: "All your words are missgiven"

Am I like them?
Those who mourn and turn away
Those who would give anything
To see you again
If only for another second

Your face was, like the photograph
Painted white
We did not speak very often about it
What does it matter now?

Cloak of autumn shroud
I gaze, dim ricochet of stars
I reckon it is time for me to leave

You sleep in the light
Yet the night and the silent water
Still so dark


I arose from the lullaby
Enduring yet another tale
You tempt me again
With your embrace, so tainted
Within the night you beckon
Cursing me with every glance

Bring me through
Carry my empty shadow
And guide me inside your warped labyrinth
To the well of sin
I swear I will always love you

Leave me speechless
Release my yearning
The soil I walk is clad with light
Drifting moons thrust me with their rays
And I fall inside

I lament this heritage
Cannot bid farewell
The pale went as far as you could
And from that moment
I witnessed your beauty, fealt your death

Mine is yours, mine is yours

In the wake of dawn
The mist of morning linger before it leaves
Invisible eyes, red reflection
It is you
Smiling in the midst of the moor

Black Rose Immortal

In the name of desperation
I call your name
A lamentation I sigh
Again and again

Spiritual eclipse
The gateways are closed for me to seek

The night...
A veil of stars, watching
My shadow is born from light
The light of the eye, in darkness

Over troubled waters memories soar
Endlessly, searching night and day
The moonlight caresses a lonely hill
With the calmness of a whisper

I wear a naked soul
A blank face in the streaming water
It is cold in here
Frost scar my coat with dust

Eyes attach to your mute portrait
We spoke only through thoughts
Together we gazed, awaited
Hours brought thirst and the rising sun

Sunbirds leave their dark recesses
Shadows glid the archways

Do not turn your face towards me
Confronting me with my lonliness
You are in a forest unknown
The secret orchard
And your voice is vast and achromatic
But still so precious

Lullaby of the crescent moon took you
Mesmerized, its kaleidoscopic face
Granted you a hollow stare
Another soul within the divine herd

I have kept it
The amaranth symbol
Hiddin inside the golden shrine
Until we rejoice in the meadow
Of the end
When we both walk the shadows
It will set ablaze and vanish
Black rose immortal

It is getting dark again
Dusk shuffle across the fields
The evening trees moan as if they knew
At night I always dream of you

To Bid You Farewell

I am awaiting the sunrise
Gazing modestly through the coldest morning
Once it came you lied
Embracing us over autumn's proud treetops

I stand motionless
In a parade of falling rain
You voice I cannot hear
As I am falling again

Devotion eludes
And in sadness I lumber
In my own ashes I am standing without a soul
She wept and whispered: "I know..."

We walked into the night
Am I to bid you farewell?

Why can't you see that I try
When every tear is shed
Is for you?

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

Mikael Åkerfeldt: All covals, electric and acoustic guitars
Peter Lindgren: Electric and acoustic guitars
Johan DeFarfalla: Bass Guitars
Anders Nordin: Drums and percussion



Morningrise was recorded during the month of March 1996 at Unisound Recordings
Produced by Opeth under the watchful eye of Dan Swanö
Engineered by Dan Swanö
Mastered at Cutting Room by Peter In De Betou and Opeth
Cover photos by Tuija Lindström, booklet photos by Lennart Kaltea
Layout by Tom Martinsen and Opeth
Logo by Timo Ketola
All music was written between 1991-1996 by Mikael and Peter
All lyrics by Mikael


What can I say about the legendary Opeth. It's one of the best doom / black mixes I've ever heard. Songs that go on and on, but never get boring, because of the the variation in them. Sometimes very easy and relaxed, sometimes fast and loud. The only negative thing that can be said about this cd is that the songs don't really have a clear structure, it's more like a lot of riffs put behind each other. But it's very nice to listen at

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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