I woke up to a fresh new morning, I could hardly move my limbs
A cold winter breeze touched my face, I shivered
A new day, a new beginning, so I took the few I had,
And I was back on the road again.
I've been travelling for long, seen many miracles,
The mysteries of the ocean's deep, the cloud seizing mountaintops,
The ruins of worlds passed away, and the masterpiece of blooming cultures.
Wherever I walked, life escorted me, wearing different masks every time,
And once in a while I was shown her mysteries, all the cunning games full of riddles,
Covered by secrets leading to simplicity, I have found the key to solve the puzzles of the way ahead
With every step, I left something behind, but I've taken many with me,
My bag is full of memories, each one picked carefully by me, so that I can have them with me all the time.
They seem to build me up. They paint a picture of a person.
Almost like the one I want to become, closer and closer. But the painting is still not finished.
Only for today, for today will it be, as I'll wake up tomorrow again.
I wanted to stop today, again. Sometimes I don't feel like changing anymore.
Perhaps I should rest, find peace for a while,
as long as peace embraces me with gentle arms, before loneliness welcomes.
Sometimes it traps me, and I want to avoid feeling bad. But then it's already bad.
I learned to head for the good itself, and wake up like this every morning.
I'll have a long day again, so it's time
It's time to depart, this world still has treasures unknown.
from Serenity Rise,
released June 23, 2010
Music & lyrics by Attila Bakos
Black / Folk Metal from Australia! This is very special indeed, it is not for just any time & requires a special mood (at least for me). But when the time is right, this is stunning! The entire album is so complex and goes from the slowest, melodic pieces to some very heavy music together with screams and unclean vocals. And it does so in the most perfect way possible in one seamless transition after another. Let yourself be carried by the music! Could not recommend this more! bmurator
The songs are masterfully composed and flow together beautifully, and the orchestration is exactly how I want metal orchestration to sound: full, playable by a real orchestra, and just as important to the music as the vocals, drums, guitar, and bass are. tonycordeshimself