I First Saw You On That Snowy Night And Couldn't Shake An Overwhelming Feeling Of Sadness

by Verwüstung

supported by
Maxime Rioux
Maxime Rioux thumbnail
Maxime Rioux Extremely limited hand-made edition of a 5$ CD? Fuck yeah. Oh, and the music's pretty good too.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD


  • Buy physical CD w/ bonus track



Recorded November '11 - January '12.
All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered at home by Chris Broyles.

"Not something to be pigeonholed, I First Saw You... straddles the line of ambient black metal, drone doom metal, noise, and post-rock. And that's a lot to take in for the average listener. But it's done in such a way here that makes it easier to comprehend: the focus on incorporating elements from each genre in order to produce a majestic, beautiful work of art." - Metal Storm


released January 8, 2012



all rights reserved


Verwüstung San Francisco, California

San Francicso based experimental black metal.

contact / help

Contact Verwüstung

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: City Of Dreamers
Almost as if time has reversed, I find us here again. No longer am I the one you rescue, but the duty has been passed to me. Ghosts walk these halls and I can relate. I can't hide my loneliness forever.
Track Name: Those Evenings We Spent Alone Staring Out The Window
I felt your presence. That dedicated persistence has a unique aura. I wish you'd stop. Standing together in the rain brings conflicted emotions and inevitable heartbreak. It wont be me. This must stop. I've decided to end myself here. No matter how many sunsets we spend together, love wont trump murder.
Track Name: Comasleep
Inner conflicts tire me. I want to sleep. Today I decided to remove my eyes because they cause me too much pain. I am sick and I want to die.
Track Name: Spiral Paradox
Halls of blackened flesh bring forth the taste of vomit. Putrid. How many times can one man die? How long must a mother give up what she loves? You cannot feel truly worthless until you have no meaning in life.
Track Name: Please, Let Me Undo It All
Some people have twisted goals. Fire is the great devourer, but must we spread the destruction? Localization. Suicide. I want to go home.
Track Name: When Our Hands Met
I've decided to run away. I know you're looking, and I'm glad. Perhaps I wont return. I must erase this perverse mess. How frail I've become. I cannot keep my promise. Bonds of trust released by "death". I'm glad we could be together again, forever.