Darkness Sustains The Silence

by Altar Of Betelgeuze

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released 01 January 2014

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Lineup:

Matias Nastolin - Bass, Vocals (growling, spoken word)
Olli "Otu" Suurmunne - Guitars, Vocals (clean, throat singing)
Juho Kareoja - Guitars
Aleksi Olkkola - Drums

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Songs 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 written by Matias Nastolin. Tracks 1, 4 and 6 written by Olli "Otu" Suurmunne. All lyrics by Matias Nastolin.

Guitars, vocals and bass were recorded between March - May 2013 at a home studio. Drums were recorded and engineered by Ari Salonen at MD-studio, Helsinki (Finland) in July 2013.

Produced by Altar Of Betelgeuze. Mixing by Matias Nastolin and Juho Kareoja between July - August 2013. Assistant mixing by Olli "Otu" Suurmunne. Mastering by Javier Félez at Moontower Studios, Terrassa (Spain) in September 2013.

Artwork & Layout by César Valladares. Logo by Ciprian Frîncu.

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Track Name: A World Without End
The hot coals are about to burn
As the priest calls his name
For the following actions he'll be punished
The world swirls as the bonfire is set

Eternal perdition awaits the sinned
Obedience, for the lack of belief
No need for a final blessing
The heretic must be purged, disposed in just flames

Among this sacrificial site
The blood begins to boil
Flesh wraps around and curls in the heat
A human torch blazes, the sins are redeemed

And the punishment is done

"Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side, wash me
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
Forever and ever”

“A world without end."
Track Name: The Spiral Of Decay
As I make my way through these deserted streets
It crosses my mind what has been lately gone wrong in this society

And I'm wondering what had been going on
Why it ran out, all fell down
With a split second window
The passing rates soared sky-high
Swirling down to the spiral of decay
Being stuffed with all those lies they tried to feed to me

This is another form of anarchy and suffering
People living without any hope, struggling to survive

And I'm wondering what had been going on
Why it ran out, all fell down
With a split second window
The passing rates soared sky-high
Swirling down to the spiral of decay
Being stuffed with all those lies they tried to feed to me

Going ahead, face to face with my own mortality
Seeking for a cure for this disease, although it's not possible
The stocks ran dry, no one in place to ease or help it
This is a drama of no return, that's without a question

Praying for an answer from the higher level above us
Got nothing in return, the time I have is now running out
My mind starts fading away, body turns slowly off
Deep within this spiral of decay I finally descend
Track Name: Steamroller
Back in the game
Pouring the right liquid though my veins
My blood is fixed
It runs smoother than ever before

Give me back the reins
Let me guide myself to that place
Where the sun won't shine forever
Looking at the starting spot
It ain't the way I live

What do you say?
I'm a one-eyed man
I'm a one-eyed battering ram
I'm a full-fledged steamroller

I take the stance
I do what I feel is right
Thinking back to yesterday
It's not my proposal, no way

With this great feeling
Breathing the fresh air
Being my current self
No need for explanations
This is as honest as I can get

What do you say?
I'm a one-eyed man
I'm a one-eyed battering ram
I'm a full-fledged steamroller

Bring tonight
Burning bright, burning low
I don't care at all
What's up to you?

I don't take any feeble considerations
Just pour me a drink
No need for a reservation

What do you say?
I'm a one-eyed man
I'm a one-eyed battering ram
I'm a full-fledged steamroller
What do you say?
What do you see in me?
I'm a one-eyed man
I'm a one-eyed battering ram

A full-fledged steamroller
And I'm coming your way
Track Name: Smoldering Clouds Above Orion
Deep in the star constellation of Orion
One massive blaze of the Alfa Orionis
Worth of ten thousand Suns combined together
Light years away, far in the unexplored outer space

Soon to explode into torrid bits
Reaching the stage of supernova
The scorching core pulsates within it
Consisting of hydrogen, unstable nuclear fusions

The devils eye, engulfed in devastating flames
Devouring the vast spheres in near proximities
The starved vultures arrive from hell's fire
The smoldering clouds finally appeared above Orion
As we expected
Track Name: The Approaching Storm
It is said that it's sometimes calm before the storm
Worries, those are small, living it like the day before
Nothing strange in the sky, nothing that would shatter the illusion
In neither hemispheres, nor traces the bare eye could see

Forced to live the day, while unwillingly we're led astray
What technology can offer, it is not the way to salvation
When the present day will end and the evolution chooses a different path
Believing into something so strong, it can prove to be fragile

When unleashed, the heat will melt every stone
This event of great magnitude, uncontrolled
Overshadowing our already distant past, our epilogue
On these grounds it is certain that we were the last

We were unaware of the approaching storm
Nearing the signs of light, silently we march
Track Name: Out Of Control
I'm waking up yet again
While feeling the weight of the world sitting on my shoulders
Hearing it well, the clock will tick
A feeling that builds up and never lets alone

Lacerated thoughts
Lungs proceed on overdrive
The system overloads
My thoughts begin to wander around
Nobody must feel it like the state I'm in

In desperation I search for a repair
Like for a machine
There must be an answer
A cure that would set one free
The chains were imposed and cannot be seen

The limited ability
To control movement
Heart beats are slowing down
Agonized thoughts that swirl
Nobody must feel it like the state I'm in

Down to the wire
Things get postponed every time
A spell with an effect to be whole again
Or a conjuring to deepen the agony

The destination is again toward unknown
I'm spinning out of control
It might get better the day after day
No progress in sight
Although, at least I tried

I'm waking up yet again
Hearing it well, the clock will tick
My thoughts begin to wander around
Nobody must feel it like the state I'm in
Track Name: Darkness Sustains The Silence
PART I:

This is the cruel way of reality
A twisted pathway one has to endure
The cycle of nature, unchangeable by a human being
Entranced in a swift change
The sunlight will never shine

Holding on to a distant belief
Now crushed, Armageddon bound
It flickers away
Grasping unto something that once was pure
But there is nothing, no more
While descending into an anarchy
Societies perish to dismal remains

PART II:

Distorted faces vanishing in a spectral haze
Sirens of doom break the silence
Uncertain figures wander through the mist
Collapsing structures
And heavy rains of packed snow emerge

Explosions fill the night sky
A feeble try to make it whole once more
The weapons of mortals won't offer much help
Only chemistry irrelevant to the final outcome
Dropping down to fatal degrees
The call of gods or is there anyone?
Hostilities break out between rival communities
Just expedites the final extinction

Oil reserves depleting
Energy not stabilized
Strong networks vanish
Technology is obsolete

Final sections of the life cycle
Evolution backfires
Without the needed potencies
Distributed through the outer space

Darkness sustains the silence
Unstable forces gravitate
Glaciers spread throughout the regions
Humidity begins to crystalize

Final sections of the life cycle
Evolution did backfire
Without the needed potencies
The sun gives no shelter
Ice tears the havens apart
The warmth is long gone, it's gone

PART III:

If only I'd been able to foresee
Oh, just hold on to these distant believes
Now nothing, we're Armageddon bound
While darkness sustains the silence

Condemned to be a part of this
Glaciers spread throughout the regions
While darkness sustains the silence
The sands of time finally soothe us to rest