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Aeterna 03:43
(Translated transcript: If it were true that eternal laws existed, ruling everything human in an absolute way, and which only required of each human being complete obedience, then freedom would only be a farce. Human contact would no longer have any importance, preserved perfect activity alone would matter, operating within the context set up by this wisdom, which recognizes the Law. This isolation… Isolation, as a result of absence of friends and of alienation is, from the point of view of man, the sickness which our world is suffering from. Even if it is true, we can notice fewer and fewer people than before who cling to each other without the slightest support. Those people do not benefit from communication methods offered by a world with common interests. These help us escape together, from the curse of inhumanity, in a society where everyone seems superfluous and considered as such by others. Isolation is not solitude. In solitude, we are never alone with ourselves. In solitude we are always two in one, and we become one, a complete individual with richness and the limits of its exact features, only in relation to others. The big metaphysical questions, the search for God, liberty and immortality, relations between man and the world, being and nothingness or again, between life and death, are always posed in solitude, when man is alone with himself, therefore in the virtual company of all. The risk in solitude, is always of losing oneself. But this truth also remains, that every end in history necessarily contains a new beginning. The beginning is the only promise, the only message which the end can never give. This beginning is guaranteed by each new birth, it is, in truth, each man.)
Nox 04:33
Fate blows our hearts further away from the sound of beating. Our mistakes made echo past like wind chimes through the darkest days. Days I bury myself a little further. And where we are now seems further all the time. What once could have been was hearts playing tricks. Free us, free us from the determined winds of time, the distraught relations of causality that binds us. Never touching, forever wanting to be. Free from the determined winds of time, the distraught relations of causality that blinds us from ever actualizing true self. Take these hands from within my beliefs and show me, if everything is as must be, my freedom is nothing but a curtain, draped over my eyes to paint the illusion that any of this has any meaning at all.
Lux 06:36
(All my life I wanted to be nearer to God. The only nearness? Silence.) Though our death may bring final calm upon this veil to shroud eyes, life’s light lingers like a lover’s kiss untwined. And as the shadows beckon, through the dark vines we fall farther than we’ve ever known. After all this, we know it to be true, we are at the valley of death.
Nihil 08:26
The absurdity around us, we bow to fallen gods. Forgotten by our selves, we fade away. Annihilation at bay, asks us, do we fly or fall. Being unto death, Thanatos tell us the secret. “There is only one truth, we all die alone. There is only one lie, this has all meant nothing” Repent for your sins, wash away human nature for a purified soul. Follow us blindly through the illuminated hall, only to find this, the shadows of your fears. Fall from grace. Fall from the bethel. Free yourselves from their deception. As dread crushes your soul do you realize, “As soon as man comes to life he is at once old enough to die.”


Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Peter Andrews at our rehearsal space.

A mostly off the floor recording of our first four songs.


released April 6, 2014

Ben - Bass
Darren - Guitar, Arrangements
Egin - Guitar, Vocals, Glockenspiel
Emmett - Trumpet
Rohan - Guitar
Travis - Drums


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orchestral post-everything collective

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