Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe

by Lascaille's Shroud

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Nicolas RESSOT Metal et prog, à moins que ce soit le contraire...Durée maximum et plaisir optimal, à moins que ce soit l'inverse... Favorite track: Obscured: The Great Aphotic Barriers.
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Certified Bryan "In some moments, this album just feels like you're having sex with music."
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1.
V: I could not understand the motives of time I could not see the path lain beneath my feet I could not feel the world I'm destined to destroy I could not sense the pain echoing through me And I would like to know, Will I remain the same? And I would like to know, if I could die some day? My hands could never touch, the atoms in the air My tongue could never taste, the exhaust from the stars My lungs could never breathe, the rivers deep in time My brain could never grasp, the space between space And I would like to know, Will I remain the same? And I would like to know, if I could die some day? Submit to your absolute fear Surgical, precise evolution Dive into a realm beyond existence Will I awake at the end? Submit to your absolute fear Surgical, precise evolution Become the thing you always hated Assassinate the remaining semblance Though I never felt the presence of a God I had aspirations of another life A realm beyond this trite and futile flesh and bone Standing on the precipice to transcend My eyes can now perceive, the movements of time My heart can now beat, To the rhythms of their pain My mind can understand, the atrocities I will do My hands already drenched, with blood yet to be spread And I would like to know, Will I remain the same? And I would like to know, If I could die some day? And I would like to know, Is eternity forced on me? And I would like to know, what have I become?
2.
V: Trembling from paradigm shifts Unknowable pain Mind contorting: exploding stars A panicked heart: erupting seas Breaking the surface of the water This liquid enveloping my identity Desperately inhale for air A vortex that consumed worlds Steady my mind and prepare, prepare for the onslaught As my nervous system attunes itself to this violent universe Steady my mind and prepare, prepare for the pain A passionate lamentation - The genocide of culture All I wish for is my blindness I can never open my eyes The intimate truth of existence Unveil its true features to me Weeping with closed eyes This sound alone shatters my soul Forcing my body into the fetal form I breakdown with the agony Steady my mind and prepare, prepare for the onslaught As my nervous system attunes itself to this violent universe Steady my mind and prepare, prepare for the pain A passionate lamentation - The genocide of culture I scream and I scream Louder and louder Forcing my lungs To cry a crescendo To block out the noise To block out the pain I desperately crave I desperately need To know the sweet release of death To be granted the choice to die But it's too selfish of me To ask – in these times – such luxuries Releasing my hands – the veil of my sight Blood dripping from where I dug into skin I peer into everything and nothing all at once Accept the pain of my approaching sins There was a singular moment I recall A vanishing weight from deep within When something inside me, something inside fell asleep And something else unknown woke up
3.
V: Now that I can see the end Can I do what must be done? Can I learn to control This monstrosity inside? In myself I know I can find All the things I despise But what am I now If I am not God? What if we fail, what if we fall? What if our reach exceeds our grasp? Can we sustain a defeat of this size? A war with uncertain odds? What I'm weak, and what if I'm wrong? Just a shepherd leading the flock astray? Can we bear another failure? The ugly truth of us Cosmic triumvirate Combating death with death My faith in us is wavering Preserving life with blood No knowledge or culture left History a grand failure Evolution was just a joke What if we fail, what if we fall? What if our reach exceeds our grasp? Can we sustain a defeat of this size? A war with uncertain odds? What I'm weak, and what if I'm wrong? Just a shepherd leading the flock astray? Can we bear another failure? What if we fail, what if we fall? What if our reach exceeds our grasp? Can we sustain a defeat of this size? A war with unknowable odds? What I'm weak, and what if I'm wrong? Just a shepherd leading my flock astray? Can I sustain another failure? We do not get the luxuries of death Our identities remain nameless We will not live to ever see The world we fight and die for We do not get the luxuries of life A sweet embrace, a caress denied All that we love and all we know Not even remembered by the dust of stars Plagued by our vague humanity We were always such a brilliant disease Plagued by our vague humanity Yet even disease can have beauty What if we fail, what if we fall? What if our reach exceeds our grasp? Can we sustain a defeat of this size? A war with uncertain odds? What I'm weak, and what if I'm wrong? Just a shepherd leading the flock astray? Can we bear another failure? What if we fail, what if we fall? What if our reach exceeds our grasp? Can we sustain a defeat of this size? A war with unknowable odds? What I'm weak, and what if I'm wrong? Just a shepherd leading my flock astray? Can I sustain another failure?
4.
V: Cimmerian sights Lightless towers Galactic facade Wave distorter Dense line of frantic pleas The sounds of dying worlds Everything we thought we knew Always has it been like this? Chaos and unrest Like a plague it spreads Women, children and men Human... and Alien Neutron transmitters Surrounded by the abyss Decipher and distort Our visible light From the structure I see Infinite lightless voids Towers raised in oppression Controlling our evolution Infiltrate the great barriers Assimilate a billion years I can hear the death throes Of an ancient alien world I can hear the dying screams Of a trillion beautiful souls In the great distance I see The implosion of a galaxy In the vast expanse I see Points of light flashing then ending Built on the deaths of a hundred million worlds Filtering perceivable light Creating and manufacturing our perception Never knowing the obscured truth In the great distance I see The implosion of a galaxy In the vast expanse I see A vast array of lights ending Cimmerian sights Lightless towers Galactic facade Wave distorter Master of the abyss Banned from the heavens Shrouding all our worlds The Great Aphotic Barriers
5.
V: An indescribable weight Crushing my chest My heart ceasing to beat Too shocked to even cry An anger wells up in me I've not known in centuries Compounding sorrow My body falls apart Never were we to be the harbingers of death To be the ones to bring an end I sought a different world for us all A different world for just for you A: Twenty five thousand years under the guise Of a cold blooded killer with a saviors eye's The corpses of a billion souls dead at my feet The voices of a billion screams Have you ever looked into the eyes Of a crying child as you take their life? Promising heaven and giving them hell Is this the monster you always sought? Blank are my emotions I despise myself I have become nothingness Nothingness infinite Everyone else is forced to die Then why not you suffer their fate Why not die at the hands Of the monster you helped create? A: How many ways, can one die in space? Can death be a release and not tragedy? If no one is left to remember the dead Can we ever hope for life again? All I see is pain The death of the stars The shattering of spirit All I feel I can never describe V: What happened to you? What have you become? A: Am I not what you asked for? Am I not your precious masterpiece? V: Can I not convince you to cease this war? I already despise me, there is nothing left to hate! Won't you please listen! I can make this change I already lost her, I can not lose you too! A: No more can I listen, what I did cannot be undone No more can I stand, what you did cannot be undone No more can I breathe, what I did cannot be undone No more can I see, I hate everything! V: Why must this be left to me? Why have I been handed this fate? Should I care what happens! There is nothing left to save! Why must she be forced to die? Is she still not more innocent than I? Drifting ever so gently Into the darkest madness Falling ever so slow Into the emptiness Won't you help me? There must be a way Can't you hear me? Don't you abandon me now! I know you can hear me! I know there is a way! I know what must be done... Drifting ever so gently Into the darkest madness Falling ever so slow Into the emptiness A: Are you afraid of God? V: No...But I'm afraid of you I can never forgive myself For the horror I am about to commit I lay you down, just as you were as a child Tears streaming heavy down my face Dropping down, running off the blade I will never forgive myself For the horror I have done For taking this life I will bury you all In oblivion I will lay waste To every last one of you! Twenty five thousand years under the guise Of a cold blooded killer with a saviors eye's The corpses of a billion souls dead at her feet I'll ever hear is her dying screams Have you ever looked into the eyes Of your crying child as you take their life? You promised them heaven, You gave them hell In waves of immeasurable death Have you ever looked into the eyes Of your crying child as you take their life You promised them heaven, you gave them hell In waves of immeasurable death I have looked into the eyes Of my crying child as I took her life I promised her heaven, I gave her hell In waves of immeasurable death
6.
V: Contemplating this moment for every second of every year A surprise assault on the enemy fronts Caressing and shaping master Antares Weaponizing my existence I can see in all directions Foresee the path of evolution I can know everything I am everything I am a God And my enemy is God The devil, the beast, aggregate Cosmically unbiased I am a God And our enemies are Gods An entity unified in flawlessness S: Glorious cities that soar across the voids Armada impenetrable, Invulnerable swarm Crashing through stars – like ships across a sea Always with time you'll bow to our supremacy I am all destinations All paths end at these gates I am the God of all religions I am everything I am The God And my enemy is false The saint, the sinner, anomaly Ambitious hypocrite I am your God And you are condemned Inferior Triumvirate V: To know that you stand on a precipice The dawn of a vast and sudden change And stare deeply into that abyss Is to let the abyss stare into you Facing down a sentient black That lusts to consume me I reciprocate the eagerness To unleash my own hell Clenched hands around the girth of a star Above the cities of my enemy Reduced and compressed Into a Schwarzchild radius Thermal emissions completely concealed Gravitational Lensing cloaked and veiled Vacuum dive process beginning In preparation for hostile contact S: I can feel an unnerving presence Shrouding itself from me, I know it must be them Enter the hall of grand destruction So begins the congregation of non-existence A flash of light above - A dying star? Light-hours of skyline engulfed in light V: Bringing down the stars Upon the gates Launched forth a black hole To obliterate the consensus Riding the rifts in space and time I gladly invite this war My ancient memories begin to swell For those time left behind to die I cannot believe what I see Unfiltered perception must lie A silhouette on a descending star Transformed by jaws of war The instinctive pang of disgust and fear On a separated mind Gracefully in her horrific state She moves across the stars Indefatigable beauty and grace A flawless seduction Intense and immeasurable pain burning my chest Elegant hand clenching my heart Tightening grasp around my throat “Why did you kill me” she screams at me If only I could die I'd gladly let you kill me S: I am The God And my enemy is false The saint, the sinner, anomaly Ambitious hypocrite I am your God And you are condemned Inferior Triumvirate V + S: I am a God And my enemy is God The devil, the beast, aggregate Cosmically unbiased I am a God And our enemies are Gods An entity unified in flawlessness
7.
V: Am I myself, am I the one I struggle to remember? I cannot recall these memories - are they of me? Or just machinations of indoctrination? Entwined in war with the entities of death What you were, what you are and what you will be Conjoined, in the ideals of a perfect system S: Betrayed I am, by own DNA Not even granted death Reconstructed in grotesque horrors Forced to kill for my Sovereign king D: Evolution – such Irony You obtained what you have sought, and despised what you found Turned into such a deformed thought Repulsed by your own actions V: Death ignites the sky, ending galaxies Countless lives have been brought to an endless war is perpetuated Yet still I am caught here with You are the only thing I'll long for Just one more century To undo all that I have done To this world, to my girls Yet shall you remain, my enemy? D: Death – Ironic I am I took everything you could never loose, and left you with your life, the single thing you despise Am I the price of Godliness? V: Death ignites the sky, ending galaxies Countless lives have been brought to an endless war is perpetuated Yet still I am caught here with You are the only thing I'll long for Just one more century To undo all that I have done To this world, to my girls Yet shall you remain, my enemy?
8.
V: Immense quantities Unfathomable energy Churning maelstrom Mold the portal Baryonic and dark alike All matter consumed Violent whirlpool Through the bulk Engage the engines Start up the systems Begin the process Devour existence S: Out of the dark Consuming light We transcend reality V: Becoming... More than what we know More than time Beyond life Beyond death V&S: Immense quantities Unfathomable energy Churning maelstrom Mold the portal Baryonic and dark alike All matter consumed Violent whirlpool Through the bulk V: Shattering Apart My death is finally here Bring me the peace Of non-existence S: Euphoric pain in the cold dawn of time Bringing me peace in glorious unbirth V: A finite point of light Bursting into a star S: An ever-expanding point of light Stopping time just for us V: Crossing the barrier between our world and the next My body overcome by a strange sensation I cannot explain what it is to feel this Born again or alive after death? My eyes, am I blind? My limbs, am I dead? No! Time yet to dawn! Disengage the engines Abort the systems End this process A new existence S: Out of the dark Consuming light We transcend reality Becoming... More than what we know More than time V: Beyond life Beyond death
9.
V: Out of blinding light Portal of the bulk Into unknown worlds An infantile time Fear and pain invade Crippling the mind Are we alive? I stumble on the newborn stars Tripping in the wake of hydrogen Churning maelstrom of alien sea's Attempt to drag me in deep Struggling to stand against this odd gravity My legs begin to shake as the universe awakes The enormity and awe of this moment caught in time For just a second I could feel... The birth pangs of an infant universe Pound my skull in painful bliss An unfamiliar dark with growing points of light We have arrived – a new dawn S: The pain of my atrocities Given a small, gentle reprieve But should I allow myself To feel anything other than hell? I want to smile at what we've done To enjoy a moment of eternity I know there is no place for us For a moment, can we exist? V: Lay me down at the edge of time Embrace the nakedness of starlight Relax and lull your weary mind In our eternity S: Close your eyes and think of us You've suffered enough and earned your rest No more fear and no more pain We have earned this death Laying against the newborn stars Rolling in the seas of hydrogen Embraced beneath alien skies Fluidity in movements of flesh Caressing against this odd gravity Pulsating force in time with life The enormity and awe of this moment caught in time Our transient eternity!
10.
My powers shrivel as my regrets blossom By the time I realized how far I had gone It was too late to stop it But there is still one last chance at redemption For both of us... What I have done, cannot be undone I cannot stop what I have put in motion But perhaps, I can keep it from ever starting He was my first hope, and now he is my last All of this has to end Will I be strong enough to see all the doors And open whichever I choose And if I bring him here Who Is to say he would be any match for the monsters I have created? But in the end he is the one Who will have to pay down all of our accounts won't he? Where does his guilt start...and mine end?

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released January 1, 2014

Brett Windnagle: All instruments, harsh vocals, programming, mixing & mastering

Andy Walmsley: Additional harsh vocals on "Reborn"
Patrick Parris: Clean vocals on "Agony" and "War"
RaeAnna Parris: Clean vocals on "Agony"
Tony Cordisco: Additional harsh vocals on "Agony"
Bryan Edwards: Additional harsh vocals on "Agony" and "War"
John Yelland: Clean vocals on "Sorrow" and "Disenthralled"
Mercedes Victoria: Clean vocals on "Transcience"
Lorelai Laffey: All keyboard solos

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