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Cosmogenesis

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Jacob F.
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Jacob F. This whole album is an instant classic but the obvious anti-cosmic overload being the biggest song on there but centric flow has always been a favorite of mine especially the end part of the song where it breaks down and stuff.... Favorite track: Centric Flow.
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fyeahmetal The influences here are obvious - Necrophagist, Cynic, later Death - but what makes this band unique is the effortless-sounding execution. Despite the high speeds, the fretless bass and drums almost sound relaxed, with a fluid, flowing feel that's unlike the usual Pro Tools grid for this music. The second half of the record really opens up in scope; I hear jazz fusion in "Desolate Spheres" and Steve Vai in "Centric Flow". Favorite track: Desolate Spheres.
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Cosmographer This record is an example of how to do tech death right: the musicianship is stellar but it’s there to support incredibly well-crafted compositions. It remains a highlight in 00s metal and everyone who likes the genre should check it out! Favorite track: Incarnated.
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This is the anti, the anticosmic overload And storms in emulation growl From land to sea, from sea to land And fashion as they wildly howl Though none may hope to fathom thee Still glorious are thy works of might A circling wonder working band Destructive flames in mad career Precede thy thunders on their way Yet lord thy messengers revere In spreading billows foams the ocean Spheres whirl around in endless motion And cliff and sea with mighty shock Still glorious are thy works of might This is the anti, the anticosmic overload Revolves the earth in splendour bright From land to sea, from sea to land And fashion as they wildly howl
2.
In his blessed name, who was his own creation Who from all time makes his own vocation The name of him who makes our faith so bright Love, confidence, activity and might In that ones name who named through oft he be Unknown is ever in reality As far as our ear can reach Or eyesight dim Thou findest but the known resembling him How high soar thy fiery spirit hovers Its smile and type it straight discovers Onward, thou art drawn With feelings light and clear Where ever thou goest, your mind is the way No more thou numbrest, reckonest no time Each step is infinite, each step sublime Unknown is ever in reality As far as our ear can reach Or eyesight dim
3.
On the white summit of eternity A single Soul bare infinites, Guarded he keeps by a fire-screen of peace His mystic loneliness of nude ecstasy. But, touched by an immense delight to be, Loos across unending depths and sees Musing amid the inconsistent silences At the world's dawn, at the cosmic night Absorbed in thoughts, abomination Captured in flesh, celestial mind Emotional fragments, chamber of nowhere Waiting and watching for the sign send, As out of the vortex my mind will blend Caught in the turmoil, spinning around, Reaching for calm, not to be found.
4.
Incarnated 04:53
When the moist and balmy gale Round the verdant meadow sights, Odours sweet in misty veil At the twilight-hour arise Murmurings soft of calm repose Rock the heart to child-like rest, And the day's bright portals close On the eyes with toil oppressed Night already reigns over all Strangely star linked to star Planets, mighty sparkling small Glitter near and gleam afar Gleam above in clearer night Glitter in the glassy sea Pledging pure and calm delight Rules the moon in majesty Now each well known hour is over Trust the newborn eye of day Vales grow verdant, hillocks teem Shady nooks the bushes yield and with waving silvery gleam Wouldst thou wish for wish obtain Cast the shell of sleep away Tarry not, but be thou bold When the many loiter still All with ease may be controlled
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6.
I close my eyes and the sun goes out Hold a breath and all of the creatures fall dead Cover my ears and the universe goes silent Not a water drop Not a heartbeat Not a sound from a songbird in any of the 4 corners I swallow the stars until they burn like coals through my eyes My outline glows against the night sky like an eclipse of the sun And sparks follow each of my movements like a shower of meteors I light up the sky with the Aurora Comets appear before dawn He greets us at death in that quiet place that is faint in our memories That place that has always been there but we can't quite remember When you cross that bridge to the other world, open the door and step through Step through the stars, swim through the gate, Touch the very boundaries of the universe
7.
Mass, energy, space and time This is the way the world ends Chaos of Aeon into the void Behold the star shining, Bright behind the Universe Gate. Cool waters sifting Bitter memories away. Whistling golden sand Comes to rest so bright In the invisible oasis land A desert drought so tight Among the pyramids of Egypt, in a run The spider weaves a net. False radiance streaming from the sun Foul richness leaving all to fret.
8.
Noospheres 05:04
I pass beyond time and life on measureless wings Yet still am one with born and unborn things I have wrapped the wide world in my wider self And time and space my spirit's seeing are I am the god and demon, ghost and elf I am the wind's speech and the blazing star All nature is the nursling of my care death metal I am its struggle and the eternal rest The world's joy thrilling runs through me, I bear The sorrow of millions in my lonely breast I have learned A close identity Yet am by nothing bound That I become All culture is like this, the unfettered mind death metal The boundless spirit is more imagination To achieve great things, we must be self confined Mastery is revealed in limitation Carrying in me The universe's call I mount to my Imperishable home
9.
Cosmogenesis 04:14
For evermore the sphere of human thoughts Reunites the abyss, god and light Silence fill the emptiness of space Humand kind degrades the human race In the crawling inner mourning flame, A reed of thousands souls regret To form an eternal wave Meeting of the spirits That manmade shell of human fragments Dissected, skinned show a new truth Existence wraps into cold dimension Lifeless breath of old revelation. Bound into a stillborn level, built with any light Consciousness, to them describe all sin Consumed by fire, ascending to the night Cosmogenesis, Six wings on the left, six wings on the right Cosmogenesis, rotten universe Cosmogenesis, void dimension Cosmogenesis, breed of worlds Cosmogenesis, final black sermon
10.
Centric Flow 07:25
The primal energy infuses everything and nature awakens Flowers bloom, waterfalls tumble into immense canyons, And the animals evolve as consciousness races back to its source Shiva reveals his secret to Matseyendra The secret of the ages, the secret of life And then turns into a statue of Kayavarohan, Awaiting discovery someday by one who seeks awakening Awakening happens only in the next world, The next, and the following But the promise of awakening is here and now And without the promise, there is only cold and darkness But Shiva remains hiding just out of sight He reveals himself last, if ever For to discover Shiva is to understand the mystery that has no answer And the dance goes on even though worlds collide, The sun burns out and the universe freezes It just awaits the next step

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Prepare to be amazed by technical metal masters OBSCURA (ex-NECROPHAGIST, PESTILENCE) and their Relapse debut Cosmogenesis. Cosmogenesis is a front-to-back stroke of brilliance that seamlessly fuses modern metals extremity, the upper levels of technical virtuosity, and the symphonic grace of progressive music into a flawless album experience. The band more than justifies their impressive pedigree with what will be one of 2009's best metal albums and a timeless classic in the making.

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released February 17, 2009

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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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