Nirvana 2002 Recordings (’89​-​’91)

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Before there was a Swedish Death Metal scene - let alone a signature sound - Nirvana 2002 was helping to create both. Recordings 89-91 a collection of rare demos and rehearsals, is not just a nostalgic time capsule from the past, but a glimpse at what the future would hold.

THIS IS METAL FROM SWEDEN
Features Orvar Såfström, Erik Ovick and Lars Henriksson

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released 10 November 2009

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Nirvana 2002 was a swedish death metal band formed in 1988 in Edsbyn, Sweden. The Nirvana 2002 monicker came from two earlier names of the project: The first was Prophet 2002, then changed to Nirvana. A little bit later the band from Seattle called Nirvana released its 1st 7”EP on SubPop, so they added the previous suffix 2002: this was long before most people had heard of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. ... more

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Track Name: Mourning
What once was dreams came true
The gift of immortality
A punishment I learned
Time won't take its toll on me

I walk the endless path
Cursed to be the last
The horrid truth, eternal youth
Life's not even worth the salt in my tears

The sentinel won't let me in
Living was my darkest sin
Dust to dust, no last relief
Alone I have to bear the grief

Days turn to twilight
My bones are chilled by the breeze
Hacking my body, tearing my flesh
Wishing my heartbeats to seize

As I cut the last vein open
So that finally my life will run out
I understand that the pain will be eternal
As my severed body rots in the sun

Spilling bowels on the ground
Still in flesh my soul is bound
A living corpse, what's left of me
To lie here bleeding for eternity
Track Name: Slumber
Guilty
The seal has been broken the last door is shut
Ashes
Whirling in the slumbering dephts
A pale gleaming
The last lantern in the darkness to come
Rising from the veils of slumber
to reap the dark souls and bring blessing to some

I fall to my knees
The holy chapel is ablaze
We cry out in bitterness as we watch the fall of the human race
Behold the living
Call forth the dead
Images have taken form inside your swollen head
I laugh at your cries
All that was lost now will be found
The cattle has been branded
As holy lambs for slaughter you lie bound

Galactic eyes see beyond
Gazing at the stars that ancient Gods lit
All is nothing and nothing is all
Now sleep you will eternally
Into veils of dark you fall...
Track Name: Zombiefication
Sink down in myriads
Are you aware of a creator?
Bitter inward stride against distress
Privation of pain and sorrow

If a life tomorrow becomes
The grave is dug today

Saved from waves of time we float
Against distant hights in the blue
Your spirit lifeless body animates
And by the ashes seal your fate

Bit by bit my body will decay
In the dark hole called my grave I will not stay
In my rotten brain the will to live remain
Now I am deceased and you are left alive
But in truth I am the living one and you're the one to die

Now I am all alone and only the clouds will hear me cry

I will rise again...

Alone I embrace myself
I will claim my revenge
Track Name: The Awakening Of...
Time has come we grow
Impatiently we hunger
We open our gleaming eyes
And from your troubles arise

Time has come I've lost
All I wanted I took at any cost
Everything I loved is gone
Endless greed for wealth and power
For what purpose when my love of life's devoured
I spill a silent tear for what's to be done

Fine…
So be it your existence shall be mine
Soul departs from body
I will call you servant and you'll call me divine
Inverted visions in your watery eyes
Heed your father's call
There's no need for any lies

Time to die...
Track Name: Further Beyond
A flash of light
Blinds my stiffened pupils
You catch the gleam of madness
Fire burning in my eyes
Sensation of delight
Experience the flesh
Remembering oblivion
I'm weakening as my life is laid down

Traveling through all and nothing
Swaying as all time stands still
I know truth while you're still lying
Fall from heaven, now you're dying
Track Name: Snake
How shall the burial rite be heard?
The solemn song be sung?
The requiem for the loveliest dead
That ever died so young?

From the thunder and the storm,
and the cloud he took its form
(when the rest of heaven was blue)
of a demon in my view

Thrilling to think
Poor child of sin
It was the dead who groaned within
Captured in a web of desperate lies
Time has come to die

Colors shift to black and white
I see the night
There is no light

Visions twisted in your brain
All your thoughts have gone away
and you have gone insane
Track Name: Physical Excursion/Truth & Beauty
Departure from your body
Pilgrimage in your mind
Believe me you might need
a closer look at what's behind
Concentrate on fusion
Soul and mind is one
Meditation trance
Your thoughts no longer bound

Seen enough
psychotic stuff
Stark insidious hell
Burning with ecstatic fire
in your mortal shell

Wrought from non-existence
the shape is taking form

Called upon
to take the throne
Reaching like a spire
beyond flesh and bone
Towards all but saving grace
Shattered infinity
mirrored in your face
Track Name: Brutality
Brutal nations
Reap rewards
Onward march
Into a brutal world

To not surrender
Strike them down
Resistance futile
Masses call

March to freedom
Lost oblivion
All corrupt
Hope still alive
Track Name: The Awakening Of...
Rid of my choice to be free
Instinct takes over
Whispering voices call
They wish to trade my life again with death

Flesh and soul depart
A soul forever lost

Can't believe that I'm dead
Realization sets in
Well at least I'll be free
Or maybe I'm wrong?
No longer I deny
This infinite loss
In our last embrace
They ask me please to die
Track Name: Watch the River Flow
[lyrics unavailable]
Track Name: In Fell Tongues
[lyrics unavailable]
Track Name: Mourning (Live)
What once was dreams came true
The gift of immortality
A punishment I learned
Time won't take its toll on me

I walk the endless path
Cursed to be the last
The horrid truth, eternal youth
Life's not even worth the salt in my tears

The sentinel won't let me in
Living was my darkest sin
Dust to dust, no last relief
Alone I have to bear the grief

Days turn to twilight
My bones are chilled by the breeze
Hacking my body, tearing my flesh
Wishing my heartbeats to seize

As I cut the last vein open
So that finally my life will run out
I understand that the pain will be eternal
As my severed body rots in the sun

Spilling bowels on the ground
Still in flesh my soul is bound
A living corpse, what's left of me
To lie here bleeding for eternity
Track Name: Slumber
Guilty
The seal has been broken the last door is shut
Ashes
Whirling in the slumbering dephts
A pale gleaming
The last lantern in the darkness to come
Rising from the veils of slumber
to reap the dark souls and bring blessing to some

I fall to my knees
The holy chapel is ablaze
We cry out in bitterness as we watch the fall of the human race
Behold the living
Call forth the dead
Images have taken form inside your swollen head
I laugh at your cries
All that was lost now will be found
The cattle has been branded
As holy lambs for slaughter you lie bound

Galactic eyes see beyond
Gazing at the stars that ancient Gods lit
All is nothing and nothing is all
Now sleep you will eternally
Into veils of dark you fall...
Track Name: Zombiefication
Sink down in myriads
Are you aware of a creator?
Bitter inward stride against distress
Privation of pain and sorrow

If a life tomorrow becomes
The grave is dug today

Saved from waves of time we float
Against distant heights in the blue
Your spirit lifeless body animates
And by the ashes seal your fate

Bit by bit my body will decay
In the dark hole called my grave I will not stay
In my rotten brain the will to live remain
Now I am deceased and you are left alive
But in truth I am the living one and you're the one to die

Now I am all alone and only the clouds will hear me cry

I will rise again...

Alone I embrace myself
I will claim my revenge
Track Name: The Awakening Of...
Time has come we grow
Impatiently we hunger
We open our gleaming eyes
And from your troubles arise

Time has come I've lost
All I wanted I took at any cost
Everything I loved is gone
Endless greed for wealth and power
For what purpose when my love of life's devoured
I spill a silent tear for what's to be done

Fine…
So be it your existence shall be mine
Soul departs from body
I will call you servant and you'll call me divine
Inverted visions in your watery eyes
Heed your father's call
There's no need for any lies

Time to die...