Swallowed by the Desire of Self

Swallowed by the desire of self art
ArtistCryptic Wisdom
TypeStudio Album
Genreprogressive death metal
neoclassical metal
ReleasedMarch 16, 2008
LabelWargore Records
PreviousCryptic Wisdom
NextThroes of Sorrow

Swallowed by the Desire of Self is the second release by the progressive death metal band Cryptic Wisdom.

The band debutted their new classical music-influenced technical sound on this album.

It is a concept album following a character named Narcissus.  He sets out on a journey to discover his true self amidst a world of evil and temptation.

The track "Holy Revelation (Unveiling the Sieve)" is sung in German.

Track Listing

  1. Narcissus
  2. Who Am I?
  3. The Path of Desire
  4. Cold Spirits
  5. A Dying World
  6. Sower of Discord and Despair
  7. Ominous Entity
  8. The Ten Trials
  9. Blackfoot
  10. Hospitality
  11. Sign of the Omen
  12. The Vigil
  13. Holy Revelation (Unveiling the Sieve)
  14. Damned


  • Budd Kimmlin - vocals, bass
  • Samuel Jokim - guitars
  • Roscoe Jofena - guitars
  • Moe Lacey - drums