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Nodus Tollens – Act 1: Oblivion

by Sullen

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1.
Reach for the stars Blacken the days undone Rest your eyes on me now Take the place in this heart Built to rise aware Of all things that life could take A step into the light As one that would bring joy to earth No notion, no more hope The madness feasts on broken hearts Rising furiosly inside Carving thoughts of misery To have seen the fallout Changes flow right through my head A tomb for all the ones that made dreams Shatter in this never-ending entropy A state of conciousness Brings out the will within A story which condemned An hatred for humanity Voices over time Took back all that we had A sense of prejudice, Black soil that brought tears to life To have seen the fallout Fades the truth we once knew lost Immersed in puzzled hearts Collapsing shadows of the days undone To have seen the fallout To fade washed away by your own ground To be a prey for all the vultures we need Far from the place we once built I've seen the cluster reaching in The depths of mind, crawling through Perspectives of reality Clashing through generations The madness feasts on broken hearts Rising furiosly inside
2.
Staring at the skies We search for answers in form of glyphs Transitions in life, death and beyond Wretched soil below our fingers A mire of human afflictions That makes us fear a path of descent An allegory to future endeavors There is something out there Beyond our reach That cannot be satisfied In mere words of wisdom A conception of reality Beyond our comprehension An unreachable certainty Of a world far away An estuary of misconceptions Doubts and fears Dream For an answer to silence The siren of fate That predicts our fall How can we aim for A whole new beginning As we keep doing things again Like we know we made before Dream To bring true senses higher Breath for a while Until we find exile Dream As we heal to reach further A breach of the mind Made to build a true sky
3.
4.
Bleeding from the war Rage built within the core Rips and bruises scarred from countless thorns Tormented in agony, no judgement call Rising from the hellish storm Breathing through the fire burn Fighting from the sacred ground Bleeding from deep down Raging from the core Igne natura renovatur integra Vincit qui se vincit Reading through the score To finally see An haze of smoke and mirrors Now awake Another fight bled Blood burning red There is no time for the scars to heal Aching as signs of misery Fleeing from the edge of the storm A maze of inhuman decadence Freeing the soul from the hellish ground Still bleeding from the war Rage built within the core Rising from the hellish storm Breathing through the fire burn Fighting from the sacred ground Bleeding from deep down Raging from within the core Igne natura renovatur integra Vincit qui se vincit Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo
5.
Memento 04:24
True hidden sorrow In his eyes Brings out all the Reasons why Marked by A man-made destiny A legacy Far sirens As we sail to reach for Enlightenment The aches brought by time Leave Mankind restless Disguised, A plain white mask feels like a charm Longing with true remorse Brought by the days of sin with blood Repression With skies filled in plain black, A canvas for the deepest thoughts Light up the frail hearts that made Men fear the blackest of days Reaching for answers now foregone The air was thicker Made us feel so fragile as life went on The regret of a failure, A reminder of bonds we've built as one Taken by inner struggles, The sense of dignity prevails Bear with the fault Dreams of mine, A land made for a wished kind Specters from the moonlight renew its sky Wronged By a charming promise Of a place to call home A dreadful ending For the flesh of his world We need a change Turning the seasons over tides Calling out for the fallen The truth's fading As we take the path for A world higher Regression draws us back And turns our souls weak Old war Remains Brings us the ever-lasting Resolve And wealth Needed to reconnect with life
6.
Human 03:08
Breathe in Burst out Atoms flowing Intertwined Pheromonal aura Contours millions of skin pores Electrical impulses explode within Salival communion Breathe out For just a moment Friction, elevation Calling for the light Whispers and shivers In search for the holy frail grail Seminal fluid bursts Into breeding The flesh and soul entwined Perpetuation of selves Into a projected being Breathe
7.
The After 02:31
8.
Fail-safe 06:53
We accept that we cannot Change the fate to avoid it all We will not deviate from A will brought into despair The unexpected and the unpredicted As an elemental structure of self control An old mechanism of subjective value To bring all the insight Into the human condition Reflective mind, built on emphatic judgments In a clockwork reality A process of abstraction through visual distortion Of choices made in a restless dream Formulating constructs within the relativities Of deep human consciousness We recognize The sacrifice We need to turn the odds Words may be dissonant Wilder And truth falls with them Fails to be wield Slowly the pale grey smoke lifts in Layers as thin shadows of one's fault Torn and broken Aware of the dangers of oversimplifying Its existence and complex structure, We separate Waving sights of one's fear To mark a release To find a place to set a dreamwork A stillborn cause embraced In poems of extended and cohesive Metaphors We empathize The will to rise Resting our faith in all This will to rise Testing our faith Open your eyes To human grace Until the day We realize There is no fate There is no light And still we breathe And still we fight Another day Another try

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released March 5, 2021

Vocals: David Pais
Guitars: André Ribeiro & Pedro Mendes
Bass: Ricardo Pinto
Drums & Keys: Marcelo Aires

Mixed and Mastered by Ricardo Pinto (ricardopintomusic.com).

All instruments recorded by the band members, except:
Drums engineered and recorded by Ricardo Oliveira at Stone Sound Studio.
Guitar solo on “Skylines” recorded by Ole Børud.
All keyboard arrangements, synths and sound design by Marcelo Aires.
Acoustic piano on “Skylines” by Ricardo Pinto.

Album artwork by J. D. Doria (jd-doria.com).
Album design by MONOrpheu and Moço Tosco.

Produced by Sullen.

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