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Memento Mori

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Fernando Ventura
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Fernando Ventura very good band! very melodic! Favorite track: Unstoppable.
Joseph Ingram
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Joseph Ingram This album is absolutely fantastic I love the vocals the awesome riffs I love every track on the album would recommend this band and album to anyone who likes symphonic metal and melodic death metal to give it a listen you won't be disappointed Favorite track: Unstoppable.
Piper Haqim
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Piper Haqim I find the vocals from this album leaving something to be desired, although there is nothing wrong with them and they work well enough but the key factor in this is the pure brilliant instrumental work that Martin produces throughout the experience. Like a beautiful sonic songbird blazing through the skyline. Favorite track: Memento Mori.
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1.
05:41
Sheltered in there since the fateful flight Crafted den, seething with these dreams alive The shadow will no more withdraw Wicked time has frozen in a dusky dawn Daylight will never be reaching noon Marvel and despair of a world Dressing not anymore in its cloak of gloom Nothing hinders the will Nor suffers delay Time is standing still As nothing more stands in the way Even if he claims Only joy remains Even quite alone In a savage run The ones that might slow the haste Are fated to be hushed The ones that try to stop the race Deserve to be crushed Under a mask of conceit and pride Badly armed with some tricks and a cunning mind The harmless faced the foe unnamed Played the part of a cruel unfair game And killed, destroyed the grim enemy grown Only one tremor for a wrong Buried under a bunch of stillborn hopes Nothing hinders the will Nor suffers delay Time is standing still As nothing more stands in the way Even if he claims Only joy remains Even quite alone In a savage run
2.
How would it be like to live along Our passions all the way ? And let their harrowing law Prevails until the last day ! How in the world, did I get there Bonded by habit's chains ? Countless duties everywhere Will soon drive me insane ! Condemned to ceaselessly repeat The same absurd distress There is no more dreadful ordeal Than carry on while knowing all that meaningless Amid the strife between our longing and deeds May the struggle itself be enough to craft our bliss But first of all, let's trick the fate And devote to chasing new baits As we escape across the void Let's reshape what's already spoiled Sticking to that forlorn solace Futile entertainment Perpetual restarting Devoid of sense as well ! Now time to face, with new insight The huge waste of the years What once seemed of little price Is driving me to tears ! Condemned to ceaselessly repeat The same absurd distress There is no more dreadful ordeal Than carry on while knowing all that meaningless But first of all, let's trick the fate And devote to chasing new baits As we escape across the void Let's reshape what's already spoiled
3.
06:14
From deep slumber we awaken When this sudden moment comes Unexpected news calling To the bedside of our kin You have taken the hellebore To cure your sorrow, heal your sores Trapped at last by toxic grain Which for a while relieved the pain Many major things to do, I recall Delayed me while you sank into dire fall We're not aware of the woes to bear When the somber fate was ever kept at bay How I bemoan that time has flown For the coming days are a covered pathway I seek to mend my faults And to find the antidote Will there be enough time For a change of life ? Black flowers, misleading leaves For an evergreen disease Within the ill, we find the cure Mourning is real renewal's root A shade is cast over my bliss A threat is on your life Grounds for another sense of guilt I'm even more in fear for mine The day has come to take our place on time's curve Through the grief To this horror Which seizes us We belong We're not aware of the woes to bear When the somber fate was ever kept at bay How I bemoan that time has flown For the coming days are a covered pathway I seek to mend my faults And to find the antidote Will there be enough time For a change of life ?
4.
Faint sound coming from the heights Limbs are rasping in the breeze Omen of relentless plight Foretold by the laughing trees But soothing hope enlightens dusk So begins a loyal quest Made of things to bow Endlessly doing your best To stay true to your vow Be sure to do what's right And silence all the fears Always waiving with delight All that you held dear Even when the reason is blurred You're not the kind to forsake Sailing in turbid, uncharted waters Commitment drags you in its wake New pledges sworn To remain faithful to the old ones Again and again You'll try in vain Learning too late Defeat is our fate Worm of doom Long in his lair Lied upon despair Word given yields Before all things Depending not on the will Pain, grudge, gall Take your reward Vain, foolish pride Behold your might New pledges sworn To remain faithful to the old ones Repeated vows In disaster bind us even more Still you dwell on grievance past All is gone in a single blast Defying the world's contempt In a desperate last attempt Never more you'll be deceived By the conceit of your oaths Like the gentle falling leaves Wind has slowly blown them all
5.
01:11
6.
Nearby the ships, the armies have met For a new onslaught far from the high walls A torch is carried, the fire lets No kind of retreat once the first flame falls Bitter defeat again switches sides Last hope of the greeks is waiting afar The screaming fray engulfs like a tide The one fallen under fellow's arms Now he's back, enraged Crimson blood will drench the soil Soon he'll pour his cruel revenge Upon the plain of Troy So cloak your pain with rage Fling a blade over despair For the last battle to wage Let fury lead warfare No time to mourn The revenge needs no tears Of ire adorned Unleash the baneful spear No more inspired by the wish for praise Thrown in the fire, as the many slayed Dragging the corpse, so fiercely tough Despite all the blood shed This will never be enough To behold the trojan dead Painful distress still dwelling in his heart Bloody vengeance has not quenched his wrath As the mourning city awaits Crossing the hallowed gate An old man hauls his gift, unseen To the bane of his kin Here they are, the king, the warrior Once they were the mightiest of theirs Now on pathetic fate, they cry Their beloved ones are lost, they died Shared sorrow and crushing grief Forgiveness rules, and rage is sheathed Fame, hatred, blood and fire None remains but a smoking pyre
7.
Pulled from a life soft and quiescent Flung into the heart of fight Threat and peril at any moment Death is everywhere in sight Neither rest nor peace Nor a place of safety Circled with perpetual fear Of those who struggle to live This feral world seems not to know any moral law These savages tear all to pieces between callous jaws Need to change to survive in this hostile land Time to learn the way of the claw and the fang As the primordial beast grows stronger And the claims of mankind are waning in whispers Herein the primeval forest Covered by the veil of the mist The theatre of a great trial And the trail to wisdom we aspire Deep into the wild The river runs as the pack pours in a flood Life flows and breeds and fades away in blood Nothing stands still, all existence is brief Reminding that law gives us some relief Turn away from the toil Seek for your true self In due time returning to void Follow the tracks elders have left Trial of death must be faced To retrieve our rightful place All from nature rise and fall And shall dissolve to its call So go on your way and rely On the growing sound of the wild The song of the stream, make it yours And never go back anymore
8.
04:26
Swift messenger, loquacious crow Thee through faithfulness obtained Shift from silver to dark glow Sing the struggles of a perilous change Crossing spirit, trickster raven Thee who disturbs lines and finds On the border your haven Show how to get out of an ominous bind Memory is keeping at bay Those who hesitate to move away What is urging to roam Those who are on the road ? Wandering the dire lands Back to gleaming shores To get lost or to strand But rest no more Shape-shifting mind Ready to take a chance Lies tells the truth In the wake of deep change Crossing spirit, trickster raven Thee who disturbs lines and finds On the border your haven Never enter an unfair game Nothing ever remains the same Go on your quick waving black flight Seeking the ancient ageless light
9.
06:21
Standing still you hear drums are beating faraway While it's getting closer angst is growing every day The grim saraband The black rondo The frantic jig For the young and the old Both the starved and the crowned All are taken away to a sudden end What we are, they were Those who lie in their graves May the worms and decay be our common fate Yesterday was time to dance footloose upon the earth Now you can't refuse to give up all things of worth No time for contrite regrets, no more bitter cries Now come, for everyone must finally die Crooked bones lead the dance Doomed ones coerced to prance The noisy scream of pipes Bring them to their demise Here they are the still and silent Ossuary residents Ironic naked teeth Smiling at our deep conceit How unworthy our concerns are Tempers, pledges and desires As bodies buried, nothing lasts This is where the sad truth lies Crowded skulls as a looking-glass The whole world is a charnel house Lively corpses on respite Behind beauty, decay hides Beware to not being caught off guard Gloomy tragedy of a lifetime marred We don't know when we'll take our last breath There's no reprieve for the dance of death When will come the final breath? No reprieve for the dance of death
10.
07:28

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released September 16, 2016

Music - Martin Hamiche
Lyrics - Marion Bascoul
Artwork - Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY)
Mixing & Masterig - Maciej Dawidek (WIDEK)

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Melodic Death Metal band based in Toulouse, France.

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