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Severance of Serenity

Severance of Serenity

Release Date: 18/01/2020
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De heren van Nephylim mogen ontzettend trots zijn op dit resultaat, want Severance Of Serenity mag worden gezien als een meesterwerk. Chapeau, mannen. En hulde aan de kracht der Nederlandsche metaal!

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Lyrics



Forsaken


Lyrics written by Ralph
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

The universe is a cryptic conception
including a mythic contradiction – known to mankind
Aspects which define the creation of life
are appended with the everlasting fate of imminent death
which are both transferred in blue

Scattering of moonlight in restless waters
Show a fragment of the fragile cohesion of this essence

Hear the silencing reverberations of fading emotions and memories
Embraced by the cerulean, meanwhile the absence of light proves the departure from time

Overflown by astonishment
Mislead by treachery
Tricked by dishonesty
Forsaken by the element

The oceans are a cryptic conception
including a mythic contradiction – known to mankind
Aspects which define the creation of life
are appended with the everlasting fate of imminent death
which are both transferred in waves

Hear the silencing reverberations of fading memories

Vanquish the Sepsis

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

One eye in the dark, the other in the light
But with both no vision of anything bright
One frequently thought, one endeavor in sight
Together we strive to prevent the endless night

Vanquish the sepsis

Survival is the most unmitigated essence of life
But in these dark ages the universe makes it arduous
It feels like I’m balancing on the line of existence
One thread, two views: life and death

The stars above mirror the desecration of my viscera
Yet they show light in the most ominous times
The ground below mirrors the binding fate of decay
The flesh is temporary, the energy is for eternity

Like a river flows to the sea
The sepsis runs through my veins
In time the tempest takes supremacy
My sun sets and will guide me home

One eye in the dark, the other in the light
But with both no vision of anything bright
One frequently thought, one endeavor in sight
Together we strive to prevent the endless night

Vanquish the sepsis

The sun is setting down with its blinding light
The last sunset reaches my retina
The last thing I’ll see

Vanquish the sepsis
The last thing I’ll see

Aftermath

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

Disembodied voices echoing through the depths
Telling me tales upon tales
Envision – Allusion
I have lost what is real and what is mine
Incipient amnesia
A marionette of my own mind’s potential

With shivers I watch the frozen sky
I feel the cold wind
The burning frostbite
A glacial downfall will come for me
My memories gone
I’ll be the fallen one

Progressively the strings wear until they tear, but I’ll never drop
It hurts to let them go, but more to hold on
Endless

Meanwhile my images are fading
My sentiment will turn to cold
The current evaporates into the unknown
A dreary bottomless void

A constant fear of not knowing is killing me
The feeling of drowning in my own sorrow
In agony I see my world becoming undone
Isolated silence is the aftermath

With shivers I watch the frozen sky
I feel the cold wind
The burning frostbite
A glacial downfall will come for me
My memories gone
I’ll be the fallen one

Fractured Existence

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin / Martijn
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

The grieving for the flaming sight
The mourning for our fallen land
The weeping, the ending
The darkest hour is upon us

Intrusion: affection of our flesh
Mutation: molecular decay
The rainfall of ashes
Into impurity we’ll fall

Particles
Eradicate all forms of life
Exterminate
Embraced by destiny

Struck by death
Invisible for the eye to see
Mark my steps
Entry to the abyss

Fractured existence
Shattered in pieces
Pouring embers from the sky

Fractured existence
Burning my sorrow
Over my own demise
Burn it down

Trembling soil, crushing all in its might
Watching our world turn into dust

The Bitter Inheritance

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

When the leaves are falling
It shows the torment that life gave
The pain and sorrow, unbearable

Fortitude encourages the abiding hope
Obscurity reigns over the ambiguity

Fading lights of nautical dusk
Masking the bitter inheritance
Fading the flame of a small candle
Disguising the astute of reality

When the last breeze leaves the ambient – evaporated into thin air
The growing debris resembled a field of cherry blossom
When the last leaves rustled an endless silence fell
The glowing debris resembled the fire and fury

Sometimes it needs to burn to heal again
Abhorrent as it is, crucial as it can be
Remaining scars remind me of this past
From the ashes we will rise above

Fading lights of nautical dusk
Masking the bitter inheritance
Fading the flame of a small candle
Disguising the astute of reality

Dust Veiled Sky

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

Dust veiled sky, blinds the eye
Resembles the smoke of fire
Silence, calls the storm
Forming a layer of shades

Bursts of fiery ashes and luminous stones
Forming clouds of dust which will rise above

The glowing light of the flames
Reflecting like the glare of the sun
Nature is desperately calling out
Just listen how the wind howls

Drown into the scorching flood
Enlightened by the eternal fire
No escape from the inevitable death
obsidian dust is all that will remain

Oceans of fire and misery
Evicted by our own earth
Binding aliment and despair
Together hand in hand

Dust veiled sky
Supported by nature’s cry
Is turned into a cover of heat

Despite the embracement of death
Life in the purest form will arise

Eye of the Storm

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

The day the sunlight changed into pitch black
The day all warmth was gone in seconds
The silence of the night no longer fits the comfort but the disquiet 

The day the unlikely arose as an unforeseen gale
Which took its retaliation by quenching the inner flame of its bright light

Weeping, embracing the winds of death
Forcing, piercing with a small whisper of gloom
Disquiet

Frightened by my own cries
Disillusioned – affectable by all
Misery is my brightest star
Strangled in the eye of the storm

But still a silhouette of light and consent awaits for me
To you, from now on all birds will sing a sad lullaby
Which hopefully brings it all to sleep and will perish over time
Time flies over us, leaving its shadows behind while the storm awakens us

Howling, weeping, embracing the winds of death
Forcing, piercing with a small whisper of gloom

Frightened by my own cries
Disillusioned – affectable by all
Misery is my brightest star
Strangled in the eye of the storm

After the severance of serenity
The lost return and the devious will vanish
Lights in life will be bright again
A new beginning, a new era
But only if you are willing to give in

 

Remembrance

Lyrics written by Ralph / Kevin / Martijn
Music written by Kevin / Martijn

I’ve been deceived
Diseased
Abused
Lonely I endure this agony
No tears enough to fill the void
Your home
Your world
Your fault

Although life seems meaningless
Time will tell the untold truth
Forgotten words whisper in my mind
Tears of remembrance will haunt the long-lost night

Like small parasites they crawl over me
Without integrity disturbing my inner serenity
Shamelessly demolishing nature’s beauty
No prospect of redemption since they turn green to gray

A small tear emerged in this barren ground

Although life seems meaningless
Time will tell the untold truth
Forgotten words whisper in my mind
Tears of remembrance will haunt the long-lost night

Rise, my tears must rise until they bear your morals to the shadows of our world
Rise, my tears must rise until you beg to show mercy before you vanish as creation

 

 

Information


Album Line-up
Kevin van Geffen – Vocals & Guitar
Ralph Lentink – Guitar
Rens van de Ven – Bass
Martijn Paauwe – Drums

Guest solo by Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est)
Violin by Sabrina van Geffen
Virtual Orchestration by Jon Phipps
Backing vocals by Cézary van der Veen (RIP)

Vocals recorded at Guitart Music, Apeldoorn (NL)
Engineered by Roelof Klop

Guitar and Bass recorded at Asymmetry Audio, Apeldoorn (NL)
Engineered by Martijn Paauwe

Drums recorded at Soundlodge Studios, Rhauderfehn (DE)
Engineered by Jörg Uken

Guitar Reamping by Tommie Bonajo at TMSTR studios, Kerkrade (NL)
Mixed by Martijn Paauwe at Asymmetry Audio, Apeldoorn (NL)
Mastered by Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio, Montpellier (FR)

Artwork by Jarno Lahti at KAAMOS Illustration

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