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1. Carrion Comfort

( Giraudo )

Feeling helpless, mind torn inside by their command
All will erased, like footsteps in a storm of sand

Inside their mind we take control, leading them astray
Puppets on a string dancing a last wicked waltz
With Talent by our side, we will be one with God
And as we roll the dice, you shall pay the price

Take your place on the chessboard!

Manipulation, mentally raped, into the void we fall
Extermination, a twisted game going out of control

I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day
I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day

Manipulation, Our salvation, Extermination

Feeling breathless, numb and naked they are on their own
Our power is endless, from the will of God we were spawned

Inside our mind they take control, leading us astray
Puppets on a string dancing a last wicked waltz
With Talent by their side, they will be one with God
And as they roll the dice, we shall pay the price

Let’s take our place on the chessboard!

Manipulation, mentally raped, into the void we fall
Extermination, a twisted game going out of control

I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day
I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day

I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day
I’ve been pawned into his hand
I wake and feel the fell of the dark not day
But there comes a time, when the wolf turns into a prey

2. Web of Oppression

( Giraudo / Lindquist )

Your presence, awakes me
Undeniable
I am, so speechless
Inconvenient

I am caught in this web of oppression
Misled by your manipulative mind
No denying this intolerant behavior
So... Why should I fall for your delusive ideas?

Before myself
He’s taking, stealing, burning
Deceiving, preaching, lying
Lost in this hell
Feeling trapped inside this world of confusion

What’s the point of asking, when we both know the answer?
In your world you think you’re God, and we’re all your servants
What’s the point of bleeding, for your delusional ways?
You’re asking for obedience, but who are you to decide?

Your words mean nothing to me
I can feel your betrayal
Look at yourself and be ashamed of who you are

I am cast into the shadows of doubt
Seeking answers, not knowing where they’ll lead
What is this that I have done to deserve this?
Let me go, let me be free

Before myself
He’s taking, stealing, burning
Deceiving, preaching, lying
Lost in this hell
Feeling trapped inside this world of confusion

The darkness falls, all light is gone
I’m torn to pieces by one man’s soaring desires

What’s the point of asking, when we both know the answer?
In your world you think you’re God, and we’re all your servants
What’s the point of bleeding, for your delusional ways?
You’re asking for obedience, but who are you to decide?

3. Twisted Soul

( Giraudo / Lindquist )       

An empty road lies before me
I’m on my own, all alone
Mysterious shadows lurking in the dark
While my sinister eyes awaits my command

I’m on the way, so be my guide
Through night and day my angel
Forever to obey, forever to stay
I‘m bound to serve, so be my command

Set me free
My beloved One
Release me
From my twisted soul

Feeding this empty soul
Leading my lonely soul
Setting me free from this sphere of confusion
Release my twisted soul

See the empty shell that kneels before you
Bound by this chimera of my own
Bleeding hatred out of the thorns in my eyes
Suicide be the answer to my dismay

Set me free
My beloved One
Release me
From my twisted soul

Feeding this empty soul
Leading my lonely soul
Setting me free from this sphere of confusion
Release my twisted soul

Figure in white she falls
So silently craving for his tormented and blackened soul
My heart is burning inside forevermore
Ghostly figure she crawls
A tempting consuming desire caress the black of her soul
I’m your fallen angel lost into oblivion

Figure in white she falls
So silently craving for his tormented and blackened soul
The pain is growing inside
Ghostly figure she crawls
A tempting consuming desire caress the black of her soul
Release me from this twisted soul

Set me free
My beloved One
Release me
From my twisted soul

Feeding this empty soul
Leading my lonely soul
Setting me free from this sphere of confusion
Release my twisted soul

Figure in white she falls
So silently craving for his tormented and blackened soul
My heart is burning inside forevermore
Ghostly figure she crawls
A tempting consuming desire caress the black of her soul
I’m your fallen angel lost into oblivion

Figure in white she falls
So silently craving for his tormented and blackened soul
The pain is growing inside
Ghostly figure she crawls
A tempting consuming desire caress the black of her soul
Release me from this twisted soul

4. Flow

( Giraudo )

Into this world I was born, days keep passing by
Flowing like waves on the sea
As a child I’ve been told, one day I would be given all the answers
But years go by, and there is nothing left to be found

Lose a step, fall forever into unconscious awareness

Innocence, purity lost in a sea of disillusion
Sand keeps flowing from my hourglass
We flow

Wonders of a past long forgotten, echo through my fragile existence
As a man I am sold, to the never-ending flows of a modern society
And life goes by, no dreams left to be found

Lose a step, fall forever into unconscious awareness

Innocence, purity lost in a sea of disillusion
Sand keeps flowing from my hourglass
We flow

5. A Rose to Wither

( Giraudo )

I wandered through the hourglass
But time just slipped away
I am but a rose to wither

You faced the flows by my side
Your life just faded away
We’re all just roses to wither

6. Lord of War

( Giraudo / Lindquist )

Silent whisper in the night
A savage beast in sight
With claws tearing on my walls
A soul, black as hell

I know you fear me
I know you hate me

Born in the depths below
Raised by evil hands

I know you fear me
I know you hate me
I know you disgrace me
You soulless little ones

Baptized in fire and flames
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
Forged to evoke destruction
Upon this wicked world of chaos

Leader of his devilish horde
A ruthless demonic warlord
Obsessive desire His quest for purity
Will soon prevail for all eternity

I know you fear me
I know you hate me
I know you disgrace me
You sinful little ones

Baptized in fire and flames
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
Forged to evoke destruction
Upon this wicked world of chaos

I know you fear me
I know you hate me
I know you disgrace me
You pathetic little ones

Baptized in fire and flames
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
Forged to evoke destruction
Upon this wicked world of chaos

Baptized in fire and flames
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
Forged to evoke destruction
Upon this wicked world of chaos

Baptized in fire and flames
Baptized in fire
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
Forged to evoke destruction
To destruction
Upon this wicked world of chaos

Baptized in fire and flames
I know you fear me
Lost in his own dream, there’s no way for him out of here
I know… I know you hate me
Forged to evoke destruction
You pathetic little ones
Upon this wicked world of chaos
Fear me

7. Seize the Day

( Giraudo / Lindquist )

Crawling on the floor
No way to an open door
Wicked souls guarding me
How will I ever get out?

Scratching these filthy walls
Desperation in my thoughts
A circle of darkness surrounds me
As solitude echoes in my heart

Evoke the power within you
A mindless plan, yours to pay
Evoke the God inside you
A twisted game, seize the day

Wretched beasts controls me
Why am I here?
No feelings, no sadness
I need to break out of this prison

A senseless act must be done
Where to go? Where to hide?
To eager to decide my path
As I’m walking into the demons wrath

The hour has come for me
To escape this prison on my own
I must be swift and light
All alone into the night

Evoke the power within you
A mindless plan, yours to pay
Evoke the God inside you
A twisted game, seize the day

The hour has come for me
To escape this prison on my own
I must be swift and light
All alone into the night

I will make the escape
I will make the sacrifice
I evoke the power within me
A ruthless game, seize the day

8. Unspoken

( Giraudo )

Standing alone, captive of his own mental hell
Lost within himself, held inside his shell
Behind those eyes, a world is dying to be found
Since all these years, his soul trained not to make a sound

Words kept in silence - a fake smile fills the void
A flowing tear of sadness - for each lie he’s been told

His mouth closed for so long
A cage full of secrets, full of things they will never know
Emotions trapped behind this wall
Mind forsaken, thoughts are hidden, words unspoken

Helpless alone, nothing inside left to cloud
A desperate attempt to let his inner voice ring loud
With each failed try, heavy becomes the load he carries
Alone in the sound of silence he has learnt to breathe

Words kept in silence - a fake smile fills the void
A flowing tear of sadness - for each lie he’s been told

His mouth closed for so long
A cage full of secrets, full of things they will never know
Emotions trapped behind this wall
Mind forsaken, thoughts are hidden, words unspoken

Now look at me when I speak to you
Do these words hold a meaning for you?
All I ask here is a small part of your precious time

Words kept in silence - a fake smile fills the void
A flowing tear of sadness - for each lie he’s been told

His mouth closed for so long
A cage full of secrets, full of things they will never know
Emotions trapped behind this wall
Mind forsaken, thoughts are hidden, words unspoken

9. Layarteb

( Giraudo )

Falling down on my knees, darkest feelings surrounds
My will broken to pieces, while you stay there safe and sound

Black, hate, deception, pouring from my mind
See you slip away from my heart
After all this time with you by my side

Been so sick of the way you behaved
Sick of the scars that never mend

Innocence raped, forever confined
This pain is just too much for me to bear

Confidence stabbed, it leaves me blind
Such a thin line between love and hate

Been so sick of the way you behaved
Sick of the scars that never mend

Love leads us to pain - pain leads us to hate
Layarteb
Love leads us to pain - pain leads us to hate
Layarteb

Oh Layar - Layarteb

Shattered pieces of my life - I must go forth and bring them back to life
Now I wonder where I must look to find the answers - are they in my mind?
All I know for sure is I won’t put faith in love anymore

Been so sick of the way you behaved
Sick of the scars that never mend

Love leads us to pain - pain leads us to hate
Layarteb
Love leads us to pain - pain leads us to hate
Layarteb

10. Akira

( Giraudo )

I - The One Seeking Strength

Eternal damnation for the one seeking strength
Eternal damnation for the one facing fate

II - Incident

- Instrumental -

III - Metamorphosis

Waking up blind in a desolate room
Soul deprived and mind obscured
Is it a price to pay for a new salvation?

A flash of light number twenty-six
No control over these acts of sin
Prepare to meet the face of my new domination

Awake to myself
To this new power

Inside I sense a new wind of change is blowing
The name of the One echoes in me

After all these times enduring humiliation
You’ll get to know the meaning of retribution

Awake to myself
To this new power born within

IV - The Espers

Once innocent children, now forsaken purity
Once he invoked the seed, now he’s held inside the freeze
Dawn of a new nightmare arises, foreshadows the Child’s awakening

V - The Awakening

Trying to hide him from me
Secret weapon asleep for long
Power, source of infinity
I must lay my hands on

Fire burning inside of me
Need to feed this obsession
Waking the one, my destiny
Set him free from the ice prison

Reaching the core, deep down below
Divine power he’s longing for

Come to me Son of Providence
Lead me on the way
Stay with me Child of Innocence
Teach me of your ways

Mother earth will lie, bleeding again
Show me how you bring the end

Reaching the core, deep down below
Divine power he’s longing for
Awaking the child, all hopes now fade
Millions will die consumed by fire and flames

VI - Tides of Chaos

- Instrumental -

VII - Rising from the ashes again

See the light rise again on this fallen earth
Twice it shaked and twice it burnt
Pain and misery are all that remain
Will we be rising from the ashes again?

VIII - The Empire

Rising from the ashes of this dying earth
To a new world you and I must give birth
Take their hands and they will see
The new messiah they want you to be

I am the One, the Master of Evil
The seed has grown, I’m the Trigger of Fate

Away in the distance I see it clear
Plotting against me is the nineteenth
The Child she’s been searching for
But she won’t fool me anymore

I am the One, the Master of Evil
The seed has grown, I’m the Trigger of Fate
We are the Ones, as Leaders we reign
We wear the crown, we’re the Bringers of Pain

Standing tall, his new power in hand
Forty one by the number, he’ll bring the end
Nations aligning against his acts of sin
Useless attempt to reach the force within

IX - Fallen

- Instrumental -

X - Death of Tetsuo

Left alone in a sea of madness lies this Fallen Spirit
Torn inside by a seed awaken walks this Fallen Spirit

All I feel and speak is evil
Inside of me they gave birth to the devil

Awaken I see myself dying Broken Spirit
Forsaken I bleed from the scars within Broken spirit

All I feel and speak is evil
Inside of me they gave birth to the devil

All I hear and speak is evil
Inside of me they gave birth to the devil

Credits

Grégory Giraudo – Guitars, Bass & Backing Vocals
Carl Lindquist – Vocals
Nicolas Kasbarian – Rhythm Guitars
Jérémy Vannereau – Drums

All music & lyrics by Grégory Giraudo and Carl Lindquist
Keyboards & Orchestral arrangements by Grégory Giraudo
Produced by Coexistence
Female vocals by Madeleine Lindquist

Cover and back cover artworks by Alexandre Bonvalot
http://alex.bonvalot.free.fr

Booklet layout by Stéphane Fradet
Photos by Stéphane Moutté

Engineered by Ephrem Charmois & Grégory Giraudo
Mixed & Mastered by Ephrem Charmois

 

All music recorded at the Cheese Studio in La Roquebrussane, France and at THD Studio in Aix en Provence, France – 2010-2011
All vocals recorded at the Cheese Studio – 2010

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