The Fifth State of Grief

by Letum

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Jan Roger Pettersen
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Jan Roger Pettersen Melancholic, ethereal and epic "funeral" dark ambient infused with some industrial rhythms, distant voices and even a few dungeon synth-like passages. Brilliant! Favorite track: Never Change.
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OrionH Dark, unsettling, chilling. These are the words that come to mind when I try do discribe this album. The bleak atmosphere, combined with the haunting vocals make this album brilliant. I love this album. Favorite track: Let Go.
Danica Swanson
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Danica Swanson Letum's trademark bleak atmospheres mix beautifully here with the more bombastic passages he's also known for. I own the CD as well as the digital version of this long-awaited release, and I must say that the gloomy funereal art on the CD - which is also the work of the multi-talented Mathias Henriksson - is gorgeous. Can't decide if my favourite track is "The Mourning Ritual," "Cast Me Into the Depth," or "Let Go," but in any case, I'm impressed. Favorite track: The Mourning Ritual.
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6-panel digipak with LETUM and title in silverfoil. Limited to 500 copies.
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released December 26, 2014


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Letum Lindesberg, Sweden

CD releases:
2001 The Entrance To Salvation
2006 Broken
2014 The Fifth State Of Grief
2019 Shades of a Lost World


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Track Name: Let Go
There are no ways
to explain or display
the sense and purpose
the outcome and crave
to have been alive
to have felt alive
Without aim
I’m not made to last
Let go…
Track Name: Never Change
I need you, I need you
to change
I said, raise your voice
I said, make your choice
I believe, you will never change
I know, I never will
I know, I never will…
Track Name: With Closed Eyes I Can See
Slow, gently I fade
into never-ending night
Down, bleak I walk
into vast delight
You, you stand there
burning bright
Such a release
to be at peace
You, you stand there
burning bright
Track Name: The Fifth State Of Grief
I lost my faith, I lost myself
I had these dreams, I had those days
Nothing is clear, nothing is rare
Let my lust for breathing airbring end to my despair
What else is there?

I have no strength, no strength at all
I’ve seen you smile, I’ve seen you cry
I’ve felt the warmth of your skin
I’ve done mistakes, I’ve done them all
I’ve lived my life, from start to end

The churchbells are ringingflowers on the grave
This is the day when I passed away
Track Name: Digital bonus: Let Go (early Marek Juza version)
There is no joy
and no despair
There is no light
or deepest darkness
There are no acts of love or hate
in The Land of the Dead
The Realm of Emptiness

What is Thy hope ?
oh, miserable soul !..

who gave us hope ?
if we all end up...
in The Realm of The Dead

What lies behind ?
the curtains of this endless emptiness...
where we'll all end up

In that silent depth
vanity was all that we believed in...


there are no words to comfort us
no hands to support
there are no dreams to drive us out of...
The land of the Dead...

and that's the only truth...

only some hope rests in our hearts...
before we die

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