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Akróasis

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The Sermon of the Seven Suns A funeral of worlds Enshrouded, devoured, consumed in solitude Forsaken, abandoned, decayed in eternity A manifest in birth and death For each moment in time At first enthrallment, a stream of grace Kingdom come - Evaporation Eternal enslavement, a touch of salvation Demise, disillusion, cremation Perdition, damnation, serpentine affliction Sustained, unbroken, beyond redemption A manifest in birth and death For each moment in time A second emergent, a glint of bliss Kingdom come – Annihilation Scattered radiation, a kiss of death Vitiation, elimination, evisceration A virgin planet, blazed in fire By a mass of flame, the ultimate fate A spark of life, vanished in naught In a grand inferno, a funeral of worlds After hundreds of thousands of years A seventh sun reborn in agony A destroyer constrained in pitch black sorrow Breathless silence, a new born empty shell Light bringer, deceiver, cancer of the universe A manifest in birth and death For each moment in time
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The Monist 04:56
I, I am the immanent and transcendent Incarnated through matter and halo I, I am a vermin, a Eucharist Resurrected in endless endeavour So it shall come As I create In orbital resonance I, I am the parasite, the heretic Cursed eternal cosmic force I, I am the monist, enlightener Doomed to fail – Eternally Convergent stars – A synergy condemned in bloom In time and space – Liminal agnosia This is the end An abysmal atrocious demise This is the end When soul and spirit unite Convergent stars – A synergy condemned in bloom In time and space – Liminal agnosia In full emptiness – Visual audibility Devoured downfall – Inexorable destiny
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Within a fountain of stars, deforming remnants pulsate in eclectic wisdom sublime, warping quantiles vibrate Divine, a glimpse of carbon-based life, A gargantuan symmetric pursuit in harmonic order, monolithic derivation, of seminal repute Arise – Emanation of cosmos and time Revive – Relinquished, forsaken, deserted mankind Omnipresent, eudemonic, abandoned in ecstasy Beyond all finite and infinite, quantile elements scintillate in serendipity stillborn, a harmonic resonance amain
4.
Ten Sepiroth 05:08
A crown, created with divine will An infinite light of the creator Through wisdom, from nothingness, a first revelation An unbound flash widespread, sheer cataclysm A vessel, made of comprehension To give it grasp, of breadth and depth Ten Sepiroth – A central state of unity Ten Sepiroth – Emanations pure creation Upholding the heavens, saturating the stars In splendor bright glory, deliverance ascends Sustaining the cosmos, a maelstrom of spirits In newborn distress, emblazed sparkling spheres Loving grace of inspiring vision Withhold this victory in mere sincerity To envision the concentric circles Conscious alone the heretic Through wisdom, from nothingness, a first revelation An unbound flash widespread, sheer cataclysm Ten Sepiroth – A central state of unity Ten Sepiroth – Emanations pure creation
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What sudden blaze of majesty Is that which we from hence descry To whom our vows and wishes bend Here our solemn search has end Mother of a hundred gods Divine creation give her odds Who had thought this clime had held A deity, numinous and unparalleled This this is she - Sitting like a Goddess bright This this is she - In the center of her light Mark what radiant state she spreads In circle round her shining throne Scatter radiance like silver shreds This this is she To the celestial sirens harmony And turn the adamantine spindle round On which the fate of gods and men is wound This this is she Fame that her high worth to raise Once seemed so lavish and profuse We may justly now accuse Of detraction from her praise This this is she
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In vein endeavor, a toroid, nacreous and bright A triptych trinity of grace and height Perceived and obsolete, merge into decay Defeated, primordial grandeur Into the void – Illuminate, elucidate, enlighten once bliss Into the light – Occult, enwomb, disguise this abyss Orbital ubiquity, blistering shining surface A freedom of faith, conscience and creed Spangled with stars, perished inanity Vanished, dissolving polarity Beyond all matter and moral Within perpetual infinity This cosmic body, a transcendent reality This absolute unity, a multitude of forms A human shell, scattered in eternal silence A perennial stream of recurring thoughts Trapped forever, as stellar ion cluster Enchained, in idle captured state Time – An Aeon of strain Time – A sinuous deformity This cosmic body, a transcendent reality This absolute unity, a multitude of forms Beyond all matter and moral Within perpetual infinity Unique universal spirits As vivid and pure
8.
Weltseele 15:15
As I walk through time and space Nourished from this holy feasts I tear through cosmic sea Obtain a universes farewell kiss Levitated in unmeasured far A blissful dream illuminated Captured in this bright sparkling glitter dome An enlightened shimmering black chamber Levitating grand massive comets Into here and then ascend to rise A maze built by suns and planets within To cut through evanescent infinite gravity Their presence, spirited, edged and alive A momentum in allegiance, devotion and pride As I reach for stars and unformed ground I shoot for the moon in eventide unbound Their presence, spirited, edged and alive A momentum in allegiance, devotion and pride Evermore supernal emboldened Transcend sincere desire From fluid to form, and liquid to life In barren earth moribund Suppressed in dreadful contestation In smoldering, rotten sympathy Blazed in vast pervade paradise In surplus, stained resplendence Broaden, unbundles pursuit of life In blessed observance combined Conceive, subsist in gratitude From each universe echoed Weltseele – A magnitude diaspora
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Five years since the release of the universally-acclaimed Omnivium, Germany's progressive metal masters OBSCURA are poised to return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly-named 'Akroasis' (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound and combines those qualities into a mind-blowing and cohesive whole. Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), 'Akroasis' is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, 'Akroasis' will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond. CD and LP versions each come with (separate) exclusive bonus tracks!!

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released February 5, 2016

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From its very beginnings in 2002, the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA has demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements. ... more

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