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01

THE GREATEST TIME OF CHANGE

 

 

SIN

FOR THE

SORROW

 

SCREAM 

IN A 

BROKEN HEART

 

IN THESE

 FRAIL DAYS WE KEEP BURNING

IN DARKNESS WITHOUT FATE

WE FADE

 

in this greatest time of change

we keep falling

while this fire inside our hearts

burns our wings

 

 

 

IN THIS GREATEST TIME OF CHANGE

WE KEEP FALLING

ALL THIS HOLLOW 

REMAINS, WON’T FADE AWAY

 

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR YOU

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR ME

AS WE FALL OUT

WE  ESCAPE

 

 

WE SEEK THE SAVIOR IN SILENT CRIES

ALL FOR NOTHING, WITH DEATH ASIDE

WE FEEL FORSAKEN

DESPITE THE RAGING FIRE

 

FRACTURED MIND, WE STILL FIGHT

STIGMATIZED WE STILL IGNITE

IN THE END OF IT ALL

LOSE THE BATTLE 

WE ALL FALL

WE ALL FALL

 

OUR DREAMS HAVE BECOME DEAD

OUR BLOOD HAS BECOME SHED 

OUR WEAKNESS, OUT OF REGRET

NO LONGER BLEEDS THE CORE

WE ALL FALL

 

WHERE YOU GONNA HEAD WHEN THE SKY IS BLACK

WHO YOU GONNA STARE WITH THE EYES OIL BLACK

WILL WE EVER SEE THE END OF THE ROAD

 

IF YOU LET GO

YOU NEVER KNOW

THIS FAR IN THE GROUNDS UNKNOWN

IF YOU CHOOSE LIFE

MAYBE YOU’LL FIND

THE PRICE AT THE END OF THE ROAD

 

OR SUFFER IN THE WAIT FOR SANCTITY

STRAIGHT OUT FROM NOWHERE

THEY TEAR THE SUN DOWN

IN THE DARKNESS, IN FEAR

OUR NIGHT REMAINS

 

IN THIS GREATEST TIME OF CHANGE

WE KEEP FALLING

ALL THIS HOLLOW 

REMAINS, WON’T FADE AWAY

 

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR YOU

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR ME

AS WE FALL OUT

WE  ESCAPE

 

 

RUN AROUND ’TILL BLOOD RUNS OUT

IN THE DARKEST OF THE HOURS WE HAVE BECOME ONLY GHOSTS

GUIDANCE TO THE HOME WE WILL NEVER REACH AGAIN

NO SALVATION

 

CIRCLE OF BLOOD

LIFE IS JUST FREEZING RIGHT INSIDE OF YOU

CIRCLE OF BLOOD

TEARS FEEL SO BURNING RIGHT INSIDE OF ME

 

FROZEN

AND DOOMED TO WALK

KILL THE LIGHT THAT WOULD GUIDE US HOME

HEAR THEIR CALL

THE WIND, THE FIRE

TEARS FALL OUT, IN DEFILE

MY DESIRE

 

WE HEAL THE FEAR

IN SHELTER

WE MELT THE TEARS

MY LOVED ONE

WE FADE AND DIE

 

FACE OF HOPELESS 

THE EYES OF GRACE I DROWN IN 

THE END AWAKES

THE LAST ARE THE WORDS MY LOVED ONE

- NEVER SEE HOME

 

IN THIS GREATEST TIME OF CHANGE

WE KEEP FALLING

ALL THIS HOLLOW 

REMAINS, WON’T FADE AWAY

 

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR YOU

THE END HAS A GHOST FOR ME

AS WE FALL OUT

WE  ESCAPE

 

 

WE ESCAPE

 

IN THE GREATEST

TIME OF THE CHANGES

WE’RE FALLING IN HOLLOW 

THAT WON’T FADE AWAY 

THIS IS JUST A GHOST OF ME

JUST A GHOST OF YOU

INTO THE WIND WE FLY

 

 

 

02

VALKYRIE

 

 

WE BUILT THIS FALLEN BRIDGE

THE VERY FIRST DAY WE MET

NEVER SAID I DID ANY BETTER

MY HEART ALL OVER THE PLACE

 

JUST A REMIND OF DAYS

WILL MAKE IT BURN BOTH WAYS

SURE AS HELL WE BLEW IT TOGETHER

WITH BLOOD ALL OVER THE FACE

 

SINCE THE DAY

I BREACH THROUGH TO YOU

MY BREATH

SHALL BURDEN YOURS TOO

 

 

WAS IT FOR ME TO TAKE

ONLY FOR YOU TO BREAK

MAYBE JUST ANOTHER WAY

YOU MY LITTLE PARASITE

REALLY JUST TO SEEK ME

MAYBE FIGHT TO LIVE IN ME

OR JUST ANOTHER DAY

FOR YOU MY LITTLE PARANOID

 

 

I’VE LOST MY MIND

IN THE FINAL FIGHT

WE’VE PASSED THROUGH THE FINAL NIGHT

BESTOWED BY THE HOPE OF LIGHT

 

WAS IT FOR ME TO TAKE

ONLY FOR YOU TO BREAK

MAYBE JUST ANOTHER WAY

YOU MY LITTLE PARASITE

REALLY JUST TO SEEK ME

MAYBE FIGHT TO LIVE IN ME

OR JUST ANOTHER DAY

FOR YOU MY LITTLE PARANOID

 

OH MY VALKYRIE

I’M SO LOST IN MY DISBELIEVE

 

I WAS SO LOST IN YOUR PARANOIA

YOUR SOUND, KILLED YOUR NOISE

 

WAS IT FOR ME TO TAKE

ONLY FOR YOU TO BREAK

MAYBE JUST ANOTHER WAY

YOU MY LITTLE PARASITE

REALLY JUST TO SEEK ME

MAYBE FIGHT TO LIVE IN ME

OR JUST ANOTHER DAY

FOR YOU MY LITTLE PARANOID

WAS IT FOR ME?

OR WAS IT FOR YOU?

 

 

 

03

MORTAL PARADIGM

 

 

 

FOR ONCE I HAVE STOOD

IN TRUST, IN THE NAME OF THE DAYS BEEN BORN

MAY THIS BE THE WAY THAT I

REFUSE TO BE THE ONE TO FALL

ABONDONED

I FACED MYSELF

WHEN LOST THE TRACES

BLOODSTAINED

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE

I BURN THE PAGES

 

 

SO WHAT IF I WILL NEVER

ACCEPT TO SAY IT TO YOU

SHALL I BURN IN HELL OR HEAVEN

IN THE FLAMES OF YOUR FURY

LAST DAYLIGHT

ALL THE HOPE THAT FOUGHT WENT

- GONE IN HELL

SO EMPTY, COLD HEARTED

HUMAN STAINS

 

 

WE ARE DOOMED TO WALK ALONE HERE

FROM THE MOMENT WE ARE BORN IN

WE WILL FIGHT THE FIELD WITH HONOR

OUR HEARTS ONLY AS CURSED

AS BLESSED OF BEING MORTAL

 

SO WHAT IF I WILL NEVER

ACCEPT TO SAY IT TO YOU

SHALL I BURN IN HELL OR HEAVEN

IN THE FLAMES OF YOUR FURY

LAST DAYLIGHT

ALL THE HOPE THAT FOUGHT WENT

- GONE IN HELL

SO EMPTY, COLD HEARTED

HUMAN STAINS

 

NOTHING WILL LAST FOREVER

THERE IS NO ETERNITY

AND WE WILL NEVER WIN

BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING

THE WINGS WILL GUIDE US HOME

TO THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG

TO BECOME EVERFREE

BECOME DEAD SUPREME

BECOME DEAD SUPREME

 

 

 

04

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

 

 

 

STOP THE RANDOMIZE

TIME TO PRIORITIZE

SO LOST IN THIS CHAPTER

LOCKS AND SEALS WERE BROKEN

GATES OF HELL WIDE OPEN

GREATLY TO UNLEASH

THE EMPTINESS IN ME

 

RIPPING IT THROUGH THE MADNESS

LIVING A MASQUERADE

REALITY OUTLINED

BLAME IS FOR THE CHOSEN

CARELESS HEART OF FROZEN

WHO FELT NO SHAME

ON HOPELESS DAYS

 

 

WALK THROUGH THE DARKNESS

AND DANCE WITH ME

EYES OF PERFECTION STARING ME

CAREFUL, THE TRAITOR WILL HEAL

RISE TO THE MADNESS

COME PLAY WITH ME

FAR FROM THE WISDOMS OF THE WORLD

THERE’S NO ESCAPE IN ME

 

NOW

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

 

 

the crest of filth and violent cruelty

has collapsed

 

COVER THE EYES YOU COWARD

NOTHING FOR YOU TO SEE HERE

ON THE HANDS OF REDUCTION

INHALE THIS FINAL BREEZE

 

WALK THROUGH THE DARKNESS

AND DANCE WITH ME

EYES OF PERFECTION STARING ME

CAREFUL, THE TRAITOR WILL HEAL

RISE TO THE MADNESS

COME PLAY WITH ME

FAR FROM THE WISDOMS OF THE WORLD

THERE’S NO ESCAPE IN ME
 

I KEEP RUNNING TERROR

OUT OF HUMAN ERROR

A SERPENT MADE OF BONES

AND MY HEAD EXPLODES

 

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

 

COUNTLESS DAYS

BEEN BORN AGAIN

MY HANDS COVERED IN BLOOD

DAYLIGHT GOES

MY EYES ARE CLOSED AND

I - KNOW - THERE WILL BE BLOOD

 

CIRCLE AROUND SOUL COMPLETE

MISERY LAYS ME ON KNEES

MY HEAD EXPLODES

 

I WISH YOUR FACES

DISINTEGRATED

BUT THEY ALL COME BACK TO ME

I AM CRAWLING IN SHAPELESS SILENCE

I WILL CARRY MY TEARS TO BE SHED

AS THE WORLD WILL CARRY ON - CARRY ME HOME

BUT THERE WILL BE BLOOD

 

 

 

05

WHERE THE SINNERS CRAWL

 

 

 

I CAN SMELL THE FEAR AND WEAKNESS

SEE RIGHT THROUGH INSIDE YOUR SOUL

I CAN DWELL IN SILENT SECRETS

MIRROR TELL MY TALE, NO MORE

I’VE  STRAYED SO LOST WITH ALL THIS HATE

I’VE LOST MY FAITH TO MAKE THE CHANGE

RELENTLESS, I AM REACHLESS

 

we rise

we fall

in hope

we carry on

 

 

PUNCH ME THROUGH THE FLAMES

I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE

WATCH ME BURN AFAR

IN THIS GIVEN TIME UNTIL I’M DONE

WHEN MY EYES CLOSE

WHEN THE SILENCE BLINDFOLDS

I WILL RESET

THE GLORY IN MY HEART

 

 

I CAN SEE IT IN THE EYES OF REDEMPTION

AS A DEVIL OF THE RIDE

THE SECOND WHEN I SOUGHT FOR A SHELTER

ONLY FOUND A CAGE TO HIDE

IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SAINTS

A DEMON NEEDS TO BE CHASED

I SEE YOU TRY ME

 

PUNCH ME THROUGH THE FLAMES

I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE

WATCH ME BURN AFAR

IN THIS GIVEN TIME UNTIL I’M DONE

WHEN MY EYES CLOSE

WHEN THE SILENCE BLINDFOLDS

I WILL RESET

THE GLORY IN MY HEART

 

 

AS MUCH AS NOTHING LEFT TO SAY

ONE OF THE LAST ONES LEFT TO SAVE

I SEE THE END HAS JUST BEGUN

I KISS YOU ONE MORE LAST

- GOODBYE

 

PUNCH ME THROUGH THE FLAMES

I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE

WATCH ME BURN AFAR

IN THIS GIVEN TIME UNTIL I’M DONE

WHEN MY EYES CLOSE

WHEN THE SILENCE BLINDFOLDS

I WILL RESET

THE GLORY IN MY HEART

 

THERE ARE REAPERS AND ANGELS

DRIFTING TO SHARE THE WAY 

RIGHT HERE WHERE THE SINNERS CRAWL

WE FALL - OUT OF SHADES, ALL THE DESPERATE WAYS

REVOLVE -  FUTURE AS A GREAT UNKNOWN

 

 

 

06

OCEANS ON FIRE

 

 

 

FEARFUL FACES

STRANDED HEARTS

BETWEEN BIRTH AND DEATH WE ALL FALL

HEARTACHES, FATAL WORDS

CARES OF THE WAKING WORLD

COME TO TERMS WITH OUR DAYS

AND SCARS

AS DECORATIONS

 

 

FINAL HEARTBEATS GIVING IN

LOSE THE BATTLE TO FLATLINE

IN MY SWEET END OF THE WORLD

MY SWEET END OF THE WORLD

 

 

ON A DAY WHEN THE THOUGHTS CAN BE FOUND

IN A STONE AND SIX FEET DOWN THE GROUND

YOUR WORLD WILL BLEED OUT OF BLESSINGS

BREATHE IN

MY SWEET END OF THE WORLD

 

 

ARE WE PLANNING TO DIE TONIGHT

DRIFT NOTHING LEARNED

WHERE THE OCEANS BURN

ARE WE PLANNING TO LIVE THE NIGHT

OR PAINT THE SKIES

WITH THE ASHES OF THE WORLD

 

 

 

BURN

OH MY SWEET END OF THE WORLD

THE REVELATION OF DESIRE AND THE FINAL FLAME OUT

FADE OUT

 

ARE WE PLANNING TO DIE TONIGHT

DRIFT NOTHING LEARNED

WHERE THE OCEANS BURN

ARE WE PLANNING TO LIVE THE NIGHT

OR PAINT THE SKIES

WITH THE ASHES OF THE WORLD

 

IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO DIE TONIGHT

WE’LL HOLD THE SKIES

FOR A WHILE

 

die tonight

never learn

live the night 

end of the world

 

IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO DIE TONIGHT

DON’T BLOODY WAIT ME

YOU’LL BRING US A WORLD TO

 

BREATHE

DRIFT WITH NOtHING LEARNED

LIVE THROUGH THE NIGHT

GREY THE SKIES OF THE WORLD

 

ARE WE PLANNING TO DIE TONIGHT

DRIFT WITH NOTHING LEARNED

PLANNING TO LIVE THE NIGHT

GREY THE SKIES OF THE WORLD

OCEANS ON FIRE

WILL FREEZE ON THE DAY

WE DRIFT TO SILENCE

IN SAFE

 

 

 

07
BASTARD’S SEED


 

 

FEED IT WITH FIRE

SEED IT TO LIFE

 

BORN TO WITNESS THIS LIFE HERE

HARD NOT TO FEEL THE SHAME

SHAME ON YOU FOR BRINGING THE SORROW

EARTH DOWN TO HER KNEES

 

IN THIS WORLD OF GREED 

UNCONTROLLED, SELFISHLY

FUEL THE FLAMES OF SEED

WHEN NOTHING REMAINS

THE VICTIM IS STAINED

WHERE IS YOUR PLANET B?

 

 

 

CREATION ON HOLD NOW

OR WE WILL FALL

CRASH AND BURN DOWN

YOU FEEL NO REMORSE

BERIED ALIVE WE’VE TORN OPEN

HEART OF THE EARTH, SO BROKEN

 

 

 

HER SORE EYES KEEP BEGGING FOR FREEDOM

BUT YOUR PALE HANDS KEEP SHOVELING GRAVES

WHAT HAVE WE DONE WITH THIS POWER

LOST THE CONTROL OF RUNNING THIS BREED

 

THIS WORLD HAS 

OVERCROWDED, PARALYZED, BLINDED BY THE FEAR AND LIES

AND I CANNOT BELIEVE

HOW THIS HUMANITY 

IS WITHERED IN BASTARD’S SEED

 

YOU BROUGHT HER 

SO MUCH OF THE HOLLOW

FAMILIES THE SORROW

WITH YOUR USELESS BURNING GREED

 

CREATION ON HOLD NOW

OR WE WILL FALL

CRASH AND BURN DOWN

YOU FEEL NO REMORSE

BERIED ALIVE WE’VE TORN OPEN

HEART OF THE EARTH, SO BROKEN

 

FEED IT WITH FIRE

SEED IT TO LIFE

 

FEED THE FIRE WITH INFINITY

BUT YOU’RE BRINGING IN THE FINAL DESTRUCTION

 

WE RUN OUT OF AIR

WE RUN OUT OF ROOM

BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU

 

WE RUN OUT OF AIR

WE RUN OUT OF ROOM

UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU

 

 

SOMEDAY YOU WILL OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND SEE

THIS WORLD HAS OVERCROWDED

PARALAZED AND BLINDED 

BY THE FEAR AND THE LIES

CANNOT BELIEVE 

STILL YOU BASTARDS SEED

 

 

 

08
ETHEREAL

 


 

THIS VILE

CURIOSITY CONSUMED HER FAITH

GONE INTO THE WIND WITH THE ASHES OF THE AGONY AND SIN

THIS FLICKERING FAITH SHE FELL

TURN IT LOSE AND LET THE OMEN BURN

THIS WORLD WILL KEEP ON CHANGING

BUT YOU NEVER LEARN

 

UNTIL YOU NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

 

 

SHOOTING DOWN THE ODDS

WELCOME THE MISFORTUNE

WE HAVE LEARNED TO SWIM 

JUST BY WATCHING YOU DROWN

SHOOTING DOWN THE STARS

CONFINED AND FORSAKEN

CONFINED AND BETRAYED

WE MUST FIGHT 

THROUGH THIS LIFE OF OUR TIME

AND NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN 

AND NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

 

 

DESTRUCT

BURN THE WITCHCRAFT HEARTS

RESTRUCT

BURN THE FRACTURED SCARS

 

ANCIENT POWER, LIES AND GREED

YOU SELFISH, CONTROL YOUR BREED

ANGELS HOLDING HANDS IN THE WORLD

SOON WE’LL NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

WE WILL NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

 

THE WORLD IS SET ON FIRE

WE HAVE A THING TO SAVE

SAVE YOUR BREATHE AND YOUR SERMON

IT’S THE LAST THING TO EVER RETAIN

THE WORLD IS SET ON FIRE

WE HAVE A THING TO SAVE

NOW, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY?

 

SHOOTING DOWN THE ODDS

WELCOME THE MISFORTUNE

WE HAVE LEARNED TO SWIM 

JUST BY WATCHING YOU DROWN

SHOOTING DOWN THE STARS

CONFINED AND FORSAKEN

CONFINED AND BETRAYED

WE MUST FIGHT 

THROUGH THIS LIFE OF OUR TIME

AND NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN 

AND NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

 

JUST A CREST OF WAVE

THE JUSTICE, A PART OF WHAT’S GONE WRONG

RUNNING TO THE OUTCOME

WE HAVE NOTHING TO SAVE

 

ANGELS KEEP DANCING ’TILL THE END OF THE DAYS

PLAYING THE SAME SONG RIGHT TILL THE END

AND NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

SOON WE WILL NEVER WAKE UP AGAIN

 

 

 

09
PERDITION

 

 

 

LET THE BLOODY HEAVEN FALL

WE’VE ALREADY SEEN IT ALL

 

IN THE DESTRUCTION

WE’VE HAD TO REBUILD

THAT’S HOW WE’VE KEPT

THE EVOLVING IN

 

WAY TO GO, WELCOME THE FALL

RIGHT ABOUT TO LOSE IT ALL

 NONE BUT OURSELVES 

ARE GUIDING THE WAY

LIGHTHOUSE OF FAITH 

ALL DOWN FROM THE SHAME

 

IT’S ALL THE SAME

YOU KEEP THE CHANGE

 

 

DEPRESS THE DARKNESS 

DEFILE THE SHADOWS

A WILL TO FIND THE DAY

FIND THE DAY

AND WE WILL FIND THE WAY

 

 

MESMERIZED, PARALYZED

SUCKERS BITE THEIR HOLY BLOOD

NEVER HAD A THOUGHT 

WHERE YOU GATHER IT ALL

OUR HEADACHES, SHIT STORM SERVANTS

 

WE HAVE THE FREEDOM, WE HAVE THE WILL

NOT EXACTLY 

WE’RE OUT OF THE SINS

NEVER EVER QUESTIONIZE MY EYES

THEY BURN THE FIRE INSIDE 

 

HIDE THE WINGS TO FLY WHEN

DARKNESS SURROUNDS

OFF THE WORLD

WE’LL FIND OUR WAY

 

depress all the darkness

defile through the shadows

have a will to find the day

and we’ll find the way

 

DEPRESS THE DARKNESS 

DEFILE THE SHADOWS

A WILL TO FIND THE DAY

FIND THE DAY

AND WE WILL FIND THE WAY

 

FLY AWAY LIKE A FIREBIRD

RUN AWAY WITH THE HEART OH SO HURT

IF I LET YOU FLY ALONE

WILL YOU FIND THE WAY?

 

 

 

 

10
MEMENTO MORI

 

 

 

TIME IS UP

COUNT ME OUT FROM THE REST OF THE DAYS

YOU MAY TRY

TO FIGHT THE REAPER INSIDE OF YOU

LEAVE YOU TRY

THE WRAP OF SANITY LAID ON YOU

ASK YOUR GODS

WHAT ARE GOING TO DO WHEN

THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

 

I HAVE ALREADY WONDERED

ENOUGH IN THE TIME TO BE CHOSEN

 

I’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE ON MY OWN

WHILE YOUR HEART GOES FROZEN

 

QUESTIONIZE

YOUR PATH OF SORROW

KEEP YOUR LAWS IN YOUR OWN GRAVES

 

 

IN THE END WE ALL

TO THE SAFE WE FALL

BURIED ALIVE BY THE DARKNESS, NOW

WHAT YOU NEED IS WHAT YOU BREATH

TAKE A LOOK INTO THESE EYES

LET ME SAY MY LAST GOODBYES

I WANNA SEE THE SUN FALLING - SO FALL IN

AND DREAM OUT OF SORROW

 

 

NEVER

LEAVE ME

DIE HERE

 

HOPELESS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE HOLY

HEARTED

SUCKERS OF THE SORROW AND LIES BEHING THE SUFFER

 

THE CIRCLE WILL COMPLETE

AND PASS MY PAIN AWAY

NOW CAN YOU JUDGE MY STRENGTH HERE

WITH MORE IGNORANCE IN VEINS

 

IT’S TO BE CHOSEN WHEN LIFE GOES ON AROUND HERE

THERE IS NO ROOM FOR WEAKNESS RIGHT INSIDE HERE

YOU ARE THE REBORN

GENERATION FAIL

 

 

 

GIVE ME THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SLEEP

BRING ME THE BEAUTY WHAT YOU CAN NOT SEE

YOU FUCKING PIECE OF

GENERATION FAIL

WE HAVE NO REASON

TO SUFFER ALL THE PAIN

 

IN THE END WE ALL

TO THE SAFE WE FALL

BURIED ALIVE BY THE DARKNESS, NOW

WHAT YOU NEED IS WHAT YOU BREATH

TAKE A LOOK INTO THESE EYES

LET ME SAY MY LAST GOODBYES

I WANNA SEE THE SUN FALLING - SO FALL IN

AND DREAM OUT OF SORROW

 

 

NEVER SURRENDER TO PAIN 

THEY SAY YOU’LL SURVIVE

BURN IT IN YOUR SERMON

FREEDOM OF SOUL

GIVE ME MY WAY TO GO

WEAK UPON

MY HEART WILL DIE

CAN NOT GO BACK AND REWIND MY TIME

 

ALL THAT HATE THIS WORLD GONE THROUGH

YOU BOUGHT YOURSELF THE FUCKING RULES

JUST TO LIE

JUST TO WAIT TILL WE DIE

 

FROM THE LOVE THAT YOU BREAK FREE

TURNED INTO HATE

CAN’T BE PRAYED FREE

TEARING OUR LOVED ONES DOWN

WE WERE SOULMATES WE WERE ONE

AND I CANNOT BELIEVE IT

FACE THE WORLD AS YOU SEE IT

CUZ’ WE WERE ONE UNTIL WE’RE DONE SOON TO BE GONE

 

ALL THE LOVE THAT YOU GAVE ME

BURNS IN THE HEART SOON TO FAIL ME

TEARING MY LIFE CAME DOWN BY FORCE FED LIES ON STARLESS

SKIES AGAIN

 NO LONGER THE PAIN REVOLVES IN ME

 

NEVER

EVER WAKE UP IN ME

 

NOW

WHAT WE DECEIVED (DECEIVED)

IN THIS LIFE THAT FORMS US THE SORROW (SORROW)

AS WE WITHER (WITHER)

PARALYZED IN OUR PRAYERS (PRAYERS)

SO WE RECEIVE

THIS CHOICE TO BRING IN THE HOLLOW

STILL WE DREAM ON

WHILE YOU KILL OUR FINAL HOPE

 

NEVER EVER

WAKE UP IN ME AGAIN





 

 

TRACK BY TRACK COMMENTARY
by Jarkko Koukonen / vocals

 

 

The Greatest Time of Change was the first track we put out long before the actual record, and that's because we wanted to give everyone a clear sign this album is going to be something different from what we've done before. It's a massive song with a lot of stuff and obviously was a tough task to keep it together with the vocals too. I remember listening the instrumental demo for months before I was able to build up potential ideas what I'm actually going to do with the track. Randomly placing the spoken words at the beginning of the song also opened up the chorus and it turned out to become one of my personal favorite sections on the album. You can hear Lauri's voice on chorus too and I think we really form a nice co-op sound here. Lyric-wise I wanted to follow the epic route like the song itself, so it's kind of a more artistic, dark twisted poetry about the struggle of life as it may sometimes seem, in this constantly changing world we live in. 

 

Valkyrie is a pretty simple, straight forward and melodic song, which we think has a catchy chorus. It's quite easily approachable, I guess, so that's why it was chosen to be the second video song of the album. This was one of the songs for our composer and guitarist Antti, where everything just fell in place easily and the final instrumental arrangement was complete in a very short frame of time. I don't think it comes as a surprise that Valkyrie is themed as kind of a melancholic love song, but more than addressing any specific relationship or individual experience, it's about love as an emotion in general. At least most of us know it, I think, and sometimes it can get pretty nasty inside our heads. Our drummer Jarkko came up with a list of cool song names for this album and Valkyrie was instantly the perfect pick to represent a relative figure for the lyrics. From there it also found it's way into the album cover.

 

After something quite massive and something more easily approachable we wanted to go fast. Mortal Paradigm is more of an action filled song and even if it doesn't have that much of a wide variety in it, I think it has a great atmospheric chorus and the instrument side is really flying throughout the whole song. This was originally one of the songs we were not so sure about, but it kind of came into life during the final periods just before entering the studio. After we received the first mixes it was obvious it works really well. This is also the only song that has lyrics from someone aside of me, as Jarkko wrote them for most of the song. It's about accepting your mortality, and appreciating the short period of time we are here. You can't cheat the death.

 

There Will Be Blood was among the first composed songs for this album and it was clear from the beginning it's going to end up in the live setlist too. It's clearly divided in two parts, has quite a big chorus with some piano, some rough triole riffs with maybe the most aggressive chapters of the album too. Lyrically it's a personal song for me. It's one of those not so beautiful realizations, I guess, when you are not interested or being able to make the change out of what you represent. 

 

Where the Sinners Crawl has this very different kind of build-in and it really drops down nicely when it starts properly. We think the chorus turned out to become catchy too. It's been in the live setlist and already kind of become some sort of "anthem of madness" out of the new songs we've played. That's why we filmed it back in Jurassic Rock-festival in our home town and released the video of it. Basically it's for all the narrow minded people who refuse to let go of their views, opinions and believes, and refuse to open up their eyes for anything else than what they've got used to. They easily then see your actions as evil and are always the first ones to judge you. It's about kissing these kind of retards "one more last goodbye". 

 

Oceans on Fire is a bit of a "hate song" that does not have any certain person as an object, it's kind of a reminder about the fact how privileged we are to witness the form of life in our humanity and how some people completely disrespect that. The track is built on pretty simple elements but after all, forms one of the most roughest songs on the record. We think it also has been solid on live set.

 

Bastard's Seed was one of the older songs that ended up on this record, and was actually modified quite a lot, even as late as during the recording sessions at the studio. This was the only song I had pre-written the lyrics before even diving into the arrangement side of things. We think it has pretty artistic feel in it and it's definitely one of the most obvious statements in our history when it comes to the lyrics. Life is a gift, not a given right. Quality, not the quantity. 

 

Ethereal is more of a traditional melodeath-style song and was also the first track on the album I did the demo vocals. As it opened the game for the album that way, it surely has somehow shown the path for the whole record. Lyrics are pretty poetic mind-flow stuff around the fact that world is changing, and some have completely failed to stay on with it. I came across this line "we have learned to swim just by watching you drown" somewhere and instantly knew this has to end up in a song. I think it really sums up the story here. 

 

Perdition. Fast, more punk, aggressive and short track. In contrary, it has a really big sounding middle-section where you can find massive keyboards and some really dark atmosphere. This one also has a really catchy lead-melody throughout the song, if you ask me, and Lauri also has a lot of vocals to double things up. Lyrically, it's a song from the perspective of humans who don't need religion in their lives and are able to find the strength to continue purely from themselves when going through darker times. It's about shaking hands with the darkness, and being able to move this new best friend out of the way when necessary. It actually has a really positive vibe for this album.

 

Memento Mori. This is the first track Antti composed for our second album. It has a lot going on and I think it has so many different atmospheres you can not even find elsewhere on the album. Memento Mori is most likely the best song on the album to describe where the band stands musically on this day. It was the first track where we started to try very different kind of approaches on many aspects. I had the chorus done with vocals, but struggled like crazy with the rest of the track for a long time. Then again, when things started to fall into place it all came together quickly. I think this song is the ultimate summary of the whole record, and basically every song just falls under it lyrically. It also has a very distinct view on euthanasia. It was an obvious record closing track from the early stages on.