Album of Man

by Monsterworks

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1.
Purest dream instantly conceived Seven days make the weak Cells divide, code propelled An imagination is born Warm hum, pervades prevailing atmosphere Explore a womb, introverted inner space From the moment that life was made out of nothing In the absence of light, but still it finds a way In the dreaming The secret to creation Rainbow of thought, sans prior knowledge Perceive new shapes, new colours not yet seen From the moment that life was made out of nothing In the absence of light, but still it found a way In the dreaming Safe from outside influence Forge a new year zero Sum of the parts equal .... sentience
2.
03:50
From the first breath is breathed a rare wisdom It is not stained by any experience Quite overwhelming World to be discovered All the right tools to learn the true story Before it becomes a war of uncertainty Base existence Honest point to build upon Wondrous time to ponder the master scheme Imagine a beam of light to travel on Endless prospects What a time it is to be alive
3.
In possession of a genuine sense Presented with a question to ask “Why is the sky blue?” Answer points to providence, as if it is fact In isolation what path would a child take? There is a temptation to repeat the same mistakes Loss of objectivity Not close to a balance Only report what you see, the rest is theory Conflict of multiple ideologies Damaging irrecoverably Abusing your children with an unconditional lie Just as a man loses the status of a hero The day will come when a parent is fallible Some things are rightly beyond their control One thing that is not is this unconditional lie
4.
02:54
Innocence is a blissful state Hold on for as long as you can Trap…its purity The day I first faced my mortality Was the day I found out the Sun would die All Suns Die If it were possible to turn back time To avoid the moment of discovering the lie Would you try? The day I first faced my mortality Was the day I found out the Sun would die An end to childhood, Which would start the journey To build foundations For what I will become The day I first faced my mortality Was the day I found out the Sun would die
5.
04:48
Could you have known? In such a short time Tragedy impacts so many lives The weight of a soul Cannot be lost Energy back to the great reservoir The burden may not Become any less For all of those left behind Cruelty is blind Not malevolent There is no blame to assign Death is just one ending To open a beginning But do not let them tell you what is next It’s hard to find comfort From words in the dark When there are they That don’t make it home The very worst hour Of hollowness Was standing alone in an empty…… room Do not let the pain take you Somewhere you cannot return
6.
To change from one state or concept, move on At its core: animal modulation Harden to art as the cynicism starts Rage grows, hate flows Uncompromising, a strength and weakness No will to bend will leave a broken mess Make a transition from an angry young man Or end up in the cold: lost
7.
General talent, not to be overlooked Underestimate good judgement There will be times of snark hunts And many more blind alleys Or a quest for phlogiston History is a colourful journey Respect for real progress It might still pull us back from the edge of doom Masters of an age: The anthropocene Selfless acts are not so rare Basic nature is not evil Could perfection be a pipe dream? With no heaven or utopia Intrinsic, key values Must change for a chance to be had Education, critical thinking End tradition for its own sake Masters of an age: The anthropocene While the resources are there So too is a threat: a taste of doom
8.
02:10
Prayer is a mask for the helpless Hiding from the unknown that they have been told to fear The proudest achievement is to experience When your child (thinks to) prove you wrong Being human A gift wasted by some Being human Give a thought to what that means
9.
04:28
To test faith; tempt alternatives Your devil is your potential…. A priest lies to protect a redundant view Tho’ never real it enslaved the world you knew Men behind the curtain pull the strings Open your eyes, learn for yourself Why must tradition hold you back? Why is what you have not enough for you...? For every child that died unnecessarily There is a stooge that worshipped popularity Perhaps one piece of the fiction could be true? And that is this: free will Every creed there ever was Has nothing to hide behind All faiths will dissolve In the passages of time If your god would punish you Two thousand years of servitude Perhaps he is no god The god is you, (inside) free will When the clouds have moved aside You will see the puzzle gone.... Forevermore resist the mythology Criticise with what you can verify A choice apart from blind faith: The greatest sin of all
10.
From the Earth, to the air To the moon, Next step, to the stars We have come so… This mind to achieve will not stop Just shows that hope is there We have come so far! You can go crazy musing on The vastness of space Time is a thought in a Universe Fourteen billion years old When I face the void, I will be complete Finally free to know the ending Realm of darkness awaits all the faithful As it does everything else that ever drew breath Science does not have all the answers But your doctrine, it has none There is no pain in being wiped from existence Disappear as if taken into thin air As afternoon moves to the evening The cult of one Empire will close Too many shades for just one lifetime The wind will never blow the same again

about

Following on from The God Album, and taking the listener even deeper into a philosophical landscape, Album of Man was recorded in April 2010, again at Earth Terminal Studios with Lewis Childs. Thematically, this is a “cradle to grave” type exploration of what it means to be human.

Promo video for Free Will: youtu.be/yoq9erioFAs

credits

released March 28, 2013

Hugo : Bass and Acoustic Guitar
James : Drums
Marcus : Guitars
Jon : Guitars and Vocals


Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Lewis Childs
at Earth Terminal Studios, Hampshire, UK

2018 remaster by Blade

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MONSTERWORKS : has unashamedly stolen from a ludicrous number of metal sub-genres to create a truly unique beast. Be it thrash, death, old-school, prog or black metal, there is something for everyone. Expect wailing guitars, wailing screams and a pounding rhythm section, delivered by a four-man war of sound. Surely they can’t be serious? ... more

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