Onyx Philomela

by Invocation Array

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MxAshlynn
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MxAshlynn Another superb album from an incredible band! Given the release date, the lyrics have extra weight for me. Favorite track: Nigredo.
Kory Flatford
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Kory Flatford This album is a clear example of this band's evolution as they discover more and more of their unique sound. These tracks are complex and masterfully made; guaranteed to spark something in the listener. Favorite track: Lucid Heart's Refrain.
Chris King
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Chris King Perfect music for facing the coming dystopia. This is the cyberpunk album I've always wanted: a clear-eyed and unflinching look at the darkness in the world, united with an optimistic call for action. Favorite track: Catalyst.
Alexander Karelin
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Alexander Karelin Absolutely stunning and amazing record. This is masterpiece that you must to hear! Favorite track: The Feral Strain.
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released November 11, 2016

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Track Name: Nigredo
I shouldn't have to do all your work
You say you're doing enough, I should know
I get the feeling you'd care if reversed
Excuses given avoiding our own

Pinch me once with another's clawed hand
Then deny that I tried to make peace
Making sense clearly isn't your plan
That's too much time spent not abandoning

Putting just enough of you in
To slap labels on, prominence leads
Let them forget the rest or twist fruit
Then lay claim to the biggest of deeds

Wicked forgiven if gifts are bared
Got your pride on the line and some luck
Slide behind one more fist while you eat
Because you don't have the guts to stand up

Either you're calling me a liar
Or you're too shocked to process this grit
And I could show you to all of the stats
You're only ready to bury this shit

Oh you're in deep, down digging out bones
Not to assemble, to play with their rot
I'd give you proof till the star blows us out
But you have yet to see what you've got

Still...existing solely on marks
Genuinely you can't draw a line
From one point to another, it's true
And I'm done seeing others stay blind

I’m purifying the ground, close behind
Your putrefaction’s bad rep to decay
Forcing me to take action to fix
What you leave in complete disarray

Conjured up what you thought would protect
Would lend credence to things you don’t own
Now us witnesses take up the task (of)
Revealing the death of your throne

Let this burn till there’s nothing but black
Criticize while behind it you hide
Forgetting that at some time it will move
Convenience will not stay by your side

Wind the wires all around this form
Electro nigredo, we’re going in
Because the signal’s now picking me up
Looking dead on to see what’s within

Building up as the data streams in
Imaging a new vision of wise
You can weave while I do, keep in mind
Gonna shut yours down, no more disguise

I’m ready for what I must do
Stronger now, you’re starting to shake
You know, it’s only a matter of time
Till my instincts connect with your fate

Been catching you more and more, where
the light slips in to shine
On everything you tried to hide
On each of your cold purchased lines

Either you're calling me a liar
Or you're too shocked to process this grit
And I could show you to all of the stats
You're only ready to bury this shit

Oh you're in deep, down digging out bones
Not to assemble, to play with their rot
I'd give you proof till the star blows us out
But you have yet to see what you've got

Unknowingly revealed your code
I know what you can’t resist
Be sure to lick all the salt off your wound
While I’m licking the salt off my fist!
Track Name: Ascendant
Dark is a devil
Girls interrupted
Opinion take fact
Files corrupted

All beliefs welcomed yet
Restrains continue
Hypocrisy’s crowned and
Ignorance-situ

Not my god!
Not my ultimatum!
Nothing owed!
No consolation!
World of my life!
Rejected human!
Burned in the light!
No resolution!

Violence packs in
Fears of revisions
Break open the strip
The spawning of victims

Defy to be
What you are not yet
Containment holds
What they forgot!

Not my god!
Not my ultimatum!
Nothing owed!
No consolation!
World of my life!
Rejected human!
Burned in the light!
No resolution!

Don’t stay weak for too long
They’ll enjoy the hunt

Beauty prime
Built by the same
It’s time to graft
Come splice the vein

Program to rewrite
Your tools are rejected
Skills unaccepted

Choke the light
from the street
Strains of denial
Trapped, no retreat

“Hate to control you”
Waste time to confine
Resources on curfew

I am I!
Source free to me!
You get none without my say!
So let it be!

Not my god!
Not my ultimatum!
Nothing owed!
No consolation!
World of my life!
Rejected human!
Burned in the light! (Ignore for too long what exists)
No resolution! (It will eventually take over)
Track Name: Shift the Fields
In this coat, I have you covered
You can see the glow, along the trim
I’ve been working on this forever
Looking out and in
You’ve come around again

My interfacing got so particular
By outside, I seem so strange
My inventory numbers not found
But test investment, troll the net
To see our worlds displayed

I’ve got the upgrades you’ve been asking for
Kick infused, the universe is at your door
Ingesting time, I’m who you called for
Sequences spun, now we can shift the fields once more

Guess me right, it’s our transaction
No expectations, then your trust secured
Uninhibit, this procedure
Frequencies on, we’re chemically insured

These lights and dyads, speak in a pattern
Watch me closely, in this decyphertron
Sometimes the earth tilts, it takes us longer
But here’s the deal, say what you want
It’s there, you’ll soon catch on

I’ve got the upgrades, you’ve been asking for
Kick infused, the universe is at your door
Ingesting time, I’m who you called for
Sequences spun, now we can shift the fields once more

I can fix you
Just meet me at this space
Crystal clear, the tides align
Your order’s placed

Dose unknown
Gain amplifies the base
Recognition strong (though)
The cost is always great

I carry all
It’s what comes with me
Every option satisfies
When I drop by

We solder seams when you need to reach me
It never takes me long to resupply

I’ve got the upgrades, you’ve been asking for
Kick infused, the universe is at your door
Ingesting time, I’m who you called for
Sequences spun, now
We can shift the fields once more
Track Name: The Morrigan
You want this to be our mistake
Charcoal luster, cozy down
Angled right it slices well

Claim to have my pain so you can creep inside
Your fictional love is obvious
And I need no placebo

Wings out, into cat's dreams
Will you learn me, better one?
Have to teach you how to see
The radiance beyond the spectrum

Lift your feathers off my eyes
Sweet raven, ask me if I…
Let's tease the sundogs in the sky
Just to satisfy

As your ”adopted darling”
I would know
Your real battle plan
Is to steal the show

Spiteing as you make alliances
Just to get the "in"
Move and make way for the real night bell
You're only in its skin

Wings out, into cat's dreams
Will you learn me, better one?
Have to teach you how to see
The radiance beyond the spectrum

Lift your feathers off my eyes
Oh my sweet raven and I
Let's tease the sundogs in the sky
Just to satisfy

Take me to your dry lake bed where you nest inside
With beads and shells, left in vacant heads beside
Rosy drink in claw, you sip to share
Oh, but you keep it all, you’re never fair

You kiss me when I say no
But make sure they see
Then weaving tales of woe, they believe

Hammer your glamour
Till they’re swollen with pride
No they don’t want to see over the rise
So, I’m alone here
With you by my side

Wings out, into cat's dreams
Will you learn me, better one?
Have to teach you how to see
The radiance beyond the spectrum

Lift your feathers off my thigh
Wanting more again
Let's tease the sundogs in the sky
Just to satisfy
Track Name: The Feral Strain
In our guts restrains
We ripped from round our necks
Bloodlines are the only ties
The growl inside infects

Unleash the charging bond
These risen strands ignite
Traps set out beyond
Beneath our feral satellite

Thrash the floor!
Ground dig the claws!
Teeth bare us primal!
Running loose!

Let’s make a pack
Howl, we respond
Alphas we all
Claim to belong

We’re quick to mend
We, the rending tide
Devouring carcasses
Of pride

We are the wolf!
We’re not the prey!
They’re not our strain
But they can play!

Chase the mother moon
Taste fear beneath our prints
The streets are wild with waste where
We raise our descendants

Rendering our space
Veracious architects
Our signal strikes the weak
Instinctively connects

Urge to run overpowers,
In this den of ours
Torn along the edge

Feel tremors low
We’re closing in
To feed on flesh
Among abuse

Shred withered minds
Fangs into spines
We have the hunt
We’ll introduce

Industrial
Deep in our soul
Dance dark the rage
To set us free

We know our own
We know their scent
This is our territory!
Track Name: Catalyst
All the waves we travel on
It feels impossible to find
Connections and collections
Of corresponding minds

Intimate suggestion donning
infinite expression
Wired to accept new ways
to gain reception

I have an interest
In our existence
Some see only illusion
Transparency displaying substance
I have a theory for transmission

Magnetism invoking response
Preconceptions to dissolve
The core’s a catalyst for changing
Our system to evolve

Allure along the surge
Neural shocks reach out, are you there?
Things in between, our distant hearts

Expectation is inspiration
Our obsession for care
Possession for attributes
Selected to repair

I have an interest
In our existence
Some see only il-usion
Transparency displaying substance
I have a theory for transmission

Let’s analyze the change within
An indication of our resolve
Together we’ll sustain
Our system to evolve

I have an interest
In our existence
Some see only illusion
Transparency displaying substance
I have a theory for transmission

Magnetism invoking response
Preconceptions to dissolve
The core’s a catalyst for changing
Our system to evolve
Track Name: To Depths Aspire
Follow roots down
Past the soot and pride
I drop away
To the depths where hearts define

Begging to be seen
And happy I’m there
The forgotten drink with me
Petrichor our love affair

No need for traps
They’ve no appeal
I’m useless dressed ceremonial
Down here in elements I grow
To depths aspire

We know when names are meant to move
I feel the hand is best kept anonymous
They scatter leaves up high
Stay the wise,
Refined by fire

There’s nothing here
Endangered and they don’t
Want my questions
I can see the stars in the shale

Why wait when I’ve
Already placed my eyes
On veins beneath
With them I can finally exhale

No need for traps
They’ve no appeal
I’m useless dressed ceremonial
Down here in elements I grow
To depths aspire

We know when names are meant to move
I feel the hand is best kept anonymous
They scatter leaves up high
Stay the wise,
Refined by fire

These liquid layers
Are only found here
Wait on no others to be clean
I watch from here
Sinking back into the deep
Where they reach toward to have enough
Digging wide
To return
And never arrive

All come from the same
Yet some give less than a second glance
Create my own in constant relevance

No need for traps
They’ve no appeal
I’m useless dressed ceremonial
Down here in elements I grow
To depths aspire

We know when names are meant to move
I feel the hand is best kept anonymous
They scatter leaves up high
Stay the wise,
Refined by fire
Track Name: The Machine in the Ghost
She spits acid
Indulges in the corrosion
Encasing her prey in boiling salt
Reading the morning signs
That will soon be gone

They can try
They can cry
Over hums that suffocate the sound
Invested numbers sigh beside
She lets nothing out of sight
They can try
They can cry
Whispers pass over and through
But none know she's there
And seeds the drowning out
Swelling it to mend

Sits close to the molten silver poison
Switches cold and hot
She must create replacements
When too many parts have been without
No purpose - no room…

They can try
They can cry
Over hums that suffocate the sound
Invested numbers sigh beside
She lets nothing out of sight
They can try
They can cry
Whispers pass over and through
But none know she's there
And seeds the drowning out
Swelling it to mend

There are many ways to cross over to her
(To the) other platforms she’s been to
When she is quiet, they’re heard better
After all, words once spoken (she’ll) kill with truth

Harping on wires that threaten to sever
She still winds them tight
She's watching from the delta
With red eyes sharpened to points by fading light

Levels sometimes high, sometimes low
But she always knows.

They can try
They can cry
Over hums that suffocate the sound
Invested numbers sigh beside
She lets nothing out of sight
They can try
They can cry
Whispers pass over and through
But none know she's there
And seeds the drowning out
Swelling it to mend
Track Name: End All
Say you’ve had enough
Still you find more
All our monsters on the list
You gotta be the warrior

And you’re there twitching as you sleep
Eyes are open, grinding teeth
Try to wake you from the deep
It’s always deeper than it seems

And your nightmare’s alive
Battlefields neverending
Where creatures dark materialize
Shadow rifts ever mending

There is so much that must be done
I know this, I don’t intrude
Feed the mission and do right
As the long rest tempts you

Sometimes we lead it closer
Let it in through the window
Try again to take it on
With daggers under the pillows

And you’re bound to fix it all
And you’re right to want us free
Hilt in hand, ready to defend
But you can’t yet let me

Storm clouds passing by
Under lids on fire

End all
Be all

No destruction shakes your drive
You’re experienced in pain
Serene in purpose, analyze
Through our tears, all hope retained

Pressure building cautiously
You to tend to one, another bleeds
Use everything to halt the flow
I wonder how long you can go!

Undertaking all for all
Restless remnants bound to life

And your nightmare’s alive
Battlefields neverending
Where creatures dark materialize
Shadow rifts ever mending

And you’re bound to fix it all
And you’re right to want us free
Hilt in hand, ready to defend
But you can’t yet let me
Track Name: Lucid Heart's Refrain
One line is set
Here comes the rest
We always change
Fates don’t exist

In time, we’ll find

We all hunger for our claim, delirious, each one
Live beyond the ashes past, escape what never comes
Pain will dull sometimes, clarifies the brilliance we’ve won
Some claim to be the final mystery, but I’m not yet done

Gray veil wraps us tight
Illusions left cannot fade
Rise up over the smoke
Dig down beneath the grave

We all hunger for our claim, delirious, each one
Live beyond the ashes past, escape what never comes
Pain will dull sometimes, clarifies the brilliance we’ve won
Some claim to be the final mystery, but I’m not yet done

Keep your eyes on my heart
Let consistent value align
Never isolating hues
Always room for truths that bind

Keep up with me
Get close enough to judge right
If there are keys in hands, they’re not mine
I only hold points of light

We all hunger for our claim, delirious, each one
Live beyond the ashes past, escape what never comes
Pain will dull sometimes, clarifies the brilliance we’ve won
Some claim to be the final mystery, but I’m not yet done