The Grey Curtain
The Grey Curtain is a five-piece band hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts. With influences as diverse as Pearl Jam, Type O Negative, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and many others, The Grey Curtain has become known for its eclectic styles and powerful, emotional live performances.
People have described the condition of having a detached retina as, "like a grey curtain coming down", or a shadow that spreads across their field of vision.
Similarly, the dark depression and utter despair that can be experienced as part of the human condition may also be aptly described in this way: "No colour left just shades of grey, when the ray of life starts to decay, I'm a shadow of a man."
-excerpt from The Grey Curtain song 'The Bleeder'
It doesn't have to all be bleak however, as the character Frodo notes towards the very end of The Lord of the Rings, "And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise."
-The Grey Havens, Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien