Melodic doom metal band with black and death metal elements, - 2009- present near Boston, MA. Influenced by bands including Opeth, Amorphis, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Slayer, Type O Negative, and Therion, Sorrowseed's primary subject matter is that of the apocalypse and the ultimate destruction of mankind. Sorrowseed's double-disc album "The Extinction Prophecies", released in 2011, chronicles the reckoning brought upon by the Reaping Willow (portrayed by Lilith Astaroth). Once an avatar of the goddess Demeter, the Willow was a tree of wisdom.
I beckon to the souls of the desperate
Gather your energies within the forgotten depths
In the catacombs beneath unhallowed ground
The Faceless shall now look upon you
And none shall hinder your descent
The Madness festers... more potent than ever before
Ancestors... those I once adored
Bear witness to their sons!
The blasphemies I beheld...the soil in which I dwell
The cradle burns as tinder to this Hell
The fires of the civilized world...sparkle in the evening shade
The comforts warm the creatures She made...
Leeches form the webs...that provide their peace
Cities borne of desires and caprice...
Like Flowers to the Furnace
Darkness descends from the firmament
Shredding winds sever the lifelines
Unbound in torment - these victims of sentience
They mourn the scattered fragments of their designs.
These are the remnants of a fragile civilization