This is the origin of Drowning the Light, the first recordings by this underground entity that has since released numerous albums and demos during the last decade! Raw melancholic black metal. “The Longing” is a compilation of 3 demos from 2003: “The Haunting of the Black Aristocracy”, “Howling Forests of Desolation” and “Dark Winter Depression”. Each of these demos was extremely limited. Recorded during a time of isolation and disgust which engulfed all. A time when the ocean and the mountains were the only place for peace. These demos represent the true essence of sorrow and longing… These demos represent truth in all its simplicity. Limited to 200 copies.