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Melodic Death Eventide (SWE) The Beast and the Machine
CD, Released date : 27 September 2010 - Self-Released
Style: Melodic Death

RATING : 17/20
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Tracklist
1. The Beast and the Machine
2. Periphery
3. One with the Shadows
4. Passenger
5. Mr. Death
6. Mechanical Slaves
7. Plastic
8. The Final Spin
9. Parhelia
10. Life, the Obstacle
11. Spokes in the Wheel
12. Release the Wheel
13. Through Black Holes

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Lyrics
1. THE BEAST AND THE MACHINE

I want to know, where I should go
Should I follow your path or find my own?
I know it's time to decide
To figure out what to do with this life
But can I really be free in your society
Adjust to your norms and your beliefs?
Can I be tamed within your frames
Can I be free if I'm in chains?

I am the monster you tamed
A beast inside its cage
Now I'm the bitter clown in your play
A proud man drowning in shame

Gave up on my dreams
Sucked down in the flood that is the mainstream
I transformed, became the norm that I fear the most

I am the monster you tamed
A beast inside its cage
Now I'm the bitter clown in your play
A proud man drowning in shame

There's something calling deep within me
Begging to be released

I let myself die piece by piece
In your machinery
I've been adapting for so long
It's time I finally got to see who's the weak
The beast or the machine

I am the monster you tamed
A beast inside its cage
Now I'm the bitter clown in your play
A proud man drowning in shame


2. PERIPHERY

The bitter reminder of all that is gone
A rapid reflection, a suffering heart
Somewhere but not here, anywhere
State of denial continue leading me wrong

From time to time I catch a glimpse
There is never more than just a glimpse
Existing here beside me now
Faithfully, dear periphery

For a fraction of time nerves unwind
The precious moments I live to find
Distracting, disrupting, disturbing me
The second I feel it, it's killing me

From time to time I catch a glimpse
There is never more than just a glimpse
Existing here beside me now
Faithfully, dear periphery

Timing, lightning ‒ always too late
Fractions flashing for me
Stretching, reaching ‒ never enough
Distance, approach me now

I can see it there
I see, it's there
I believe it is here
Just out of sight

From time to time I catch a glimpse
There is never more than just a glimpse
Existing here beside me now
Faithfully, dear periphery


3. ONE WITH THE SHADOWS

The more I observe, the more I want to close my eyes
And ignore the entire world
Ignore the fact that I'm a part of this herd
A part of me wants to
Run from my existence, shed my skin
I'm running out of persistence
This is a fight I'm never going to win
So I disappear

I become one with the shadows
I step away, from the weak and the shallow
Watch me disappear

The life in my eyes, was taken long ago
The thoughts in my head, once rebellious, are dead
I'm shaped, sharped and polished to look like the others
I need an exit, something to help me
Run from my existence, shed my skin
I'm running out of persistence
This is a fight I'm never going to win
So I disappear

I become one with the shadows
I step away, from the weak and the shallow
Watch me disappear

Cannot take it, cannot take it
Cannot fake anymore
No adjusting, no abjection
Cannot adapt to the norm
So I disappear

Disappear, I become one with the shadows
I step away, from the weak and the shallow
Watch me disappear


4. PASSENGER

This is the mask I wear
A silent surface just to hide my fear
A violence stirring within
Control is caving in
Dark thoughts gathering

Black fog embraces me
Now let the chaos begin

I let the dark inside me
Take control now
So let the dogs behind me
Run me down

For every good thought I think
There are seven dark thoughts
Pounding on the barrier
My endless struggling
To quench the will of sin
It gave me nothing
But an empty void

Red skies descending
Now let the heavens come down

The last light is slowly fading
Dead night is drawing near
Black souls in swift ascending
Closed eyes now open wide


5. MR. DEATH

Dim light, curtains closed
A silence fills my head
Eyes shut, a glimpse of hope
As the needle twists my vein

Pitch black, soulless shell
Pure sorrow swept in sin
Dark dreams, even darker days
No colors may shine in
Wish I could see the end

Mr. Death would you take my pain away?
I cannot stand the waiting
Mr. Death please lead my soul astray
This broken body is not worth saving

The deep red clears my mind
A thought is taking hold
Black ink against the white
My truth at last be told
Now I'm off to meet the end

Mr. Death would you take my pain away?
I cannot stand the waiting
Mr. Death please lead my soul astray
This broken body is not worth saving

Dim light, curtains closed
A silence fills my head


6. MECHANICAL SLAVES

I've seen the death in your eyes
You use consumption as a way of life
I've seen it enter your mind
Like a disease that made you blind and weak

We're the souls manufactured and tuned to perfection
This is what we've become
Robotic, mechanical slaves of our own greed
This is the modern humanity

I see excitement in your eyes
You found salvation in an advertise
In a world where everything's for sale
The quest for wealth has replaced the Holy Grail

We're the souls manufactured and tuned to perfection
This is what we've become
Robotic, mechanical slaves of our own greed
This is the modern humanity

I've seen this apathy expand
In the air, across the seas, throughout the land
It's just a matter of days before we erase ourselves
It's time to wake up
Open your eyes

Souls manufactured and doomed to perfection
This is what we've become
Robotic, mechanical slaves of our own greed
This is the modern humanity


7. PLASTIC

We are stuck, no new directions
Creators drained of ideas
In the age of constant replacements
When everything's already made

We expand, every inch must be covered
Nothing will stand in our way
In the age of the greatest delusions
Everyone's thinking the same

So let your conscience fade now
Cause we can never blame ourselves

Adaption ‒ nowhere in reach
Devastation under our feet
Tempting shape and design
Desperation ‒ our wills collide

Plastic excitement
Craving for more, an unstoppable greed
Elastic environment
For how long will you bend the truth?

So let your conscience fade now
Cause we can never blame ourselves

Adaption ‒ nowhere in reach
Devastation under our feet
Tempting shape and design
Desperation ‒ our wills collide


8. THE FINAL SPIN

A cold wind sweeps across the land
It reminds me that it's time
The last sunset seems ages ago
And the light should have long ago arrived

On this dreadful day
All is silent
Fuel ignites and burns
We are the last to leave

So wave goodbye to the world we know
Mother earth now dies
And taste the shame just for a moment
We stand and watch as rotation stops
See her final spin
Is this the peak of our revolution?

Our evergrowing thirst for more
Resulted in decay
Inspiration painted thoughts that common
Sense should have long ago denied and
Thrown away

We turn and look away
As the earth collapses
Her last motion still with grace
Our mother forever laid to rest


9. PARHELIA

I am apart from my equals
Because I know of what's to come
The future holds no sequel and no new dawn
As the light from the halo flows

Betrayal, deceit
The ground is shaking underneath your feet

Now watch what I have seen
The markings in the sky (deserved and predicted)
A proof of our belief
The ending of our time (as expected)
Beware of the halo

And I see in your blackened eyes
That you would rather become blind
We face the truth from the scenes
That has been haunting me
Now I know what it's all about

Now watch what I have seen
The markings in the sky (deserved and predicted)
A proof of our belief
The ending of our time (as expected)

Here in these blank surroundings
At the eye of a perfect storm
There's no excuse, no escape, no exit
May a constant darkness bury us all
Predictions never lie

Now watch what I have seen
The markings in the sky (deserved and predicted)
A proof of our belief
The ending of our time (as expected)


10. LIFE, THE OBSTACLE

It's a violent whisper
A kind of weightless burden
It's a lonely swim in a crowded ocean
A will to set sail in a dying wind
I hope someday you will find
That glorious moment
A sense of pride
I will stay in my mind
The perfect hideout
Where even life itself cannot get to me

You're a vibrant static
A life within a shell that's dying
You're a constant chained to an endless motion
Courage now swept in a cloak of fear

Too few, the answers
Too vague, the signs
Too weak resistance
Too true, the lies
We seek deliverance and find denial
We seek salvation where faith is blind

I hope someday you will find
That glorious moment
A sense of pride
I will stay in my mind
The perfect hideout
Where even life itself cannot get to me


11. SPOKES IN THE WEEL

Waste the endless days
Pondering on how to get away
You're a mask, nothing real
Just a piece in a spinning wheel

When you're almost there
It steals your thoughts
Disturbance surrounds you
Then it's gone

In the shades, in the weakest of moments
Deep in your doubts full of agony
Don't forget that we're fuel for the engine
And you're nothing but a spoke in the wheel

The same awakening
Strikes your mind every time
It's a shame, all this suffering
Like you thought you had a life

Are you closing in?
You forgot one thing
That it's a dead end street
Where all the dreamers meet

In the shades, in the weakest of moments
Deep in your doubts full of agony
Don't forget that we're fuel for the engine
And you're nothing but a spoke in the wheel


12. RELEASE THE WEELS

Every day is a repetitive grey
No sharp edges, no color, no shape
Every day is just a short-term solution
An endless confusion, a longing for escape

Take me somewhere
Far away from this weight I'm under
Save me now, release the floods
Wash away what is left of the grey

Every day is an endless delay
I'm just waiting for the barriers to break
Every day I build up more desperation
Increasing frustration about to explode

Take me somewhere
Far away from this weight I'm under
Save me now, release the floods
Wash away what is left of the grey

You spend your life doing things you don't want to do
Every day is the same, nothing breaks through the grey
I forgot who I am, I forgot where I came from
And where I belong

Take me somewhere
Far away from this weight I'm under
Save me now, release the floods
Wash away what is left of the grey


13. THROUGH BLACK HOLES

Eyes wide open in here

Sensing there's something wrong with me
And with the room they've put me into
I try to fall asleep when there's no really need to breathe
How come I ended up alone?
Absent, forgotten, slowly withering away

Wither away, wither away I
Wither away, wither
Through black holes I stray

Eyes go blind in here

Wither away, wither away I
Wither away, wither
Through black holes I stray

Now I don't want to turn this around, bring me the stars
When the last of the bright goes dark I am a part
We are all of the same old matter, it matters no more
We unite, reconcile

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