Oculi

by Empirine

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The fourth EP by Empirine.
Written by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck.
Vocals / Guitar: Robin Brinck.
Keys / Growl / Drums: Alexander Edlund.
Engineered and editing by Alexander Edlund.
Recorded in Sundsvall, Sweden, by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck.

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released April 24, 2014

Album art by Alexander Edlund and Robin Brinck.

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Empirine – an experimental metal duo from Sweden.
Members: Robin Brinck and Alexander Edlund.

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Track Name: Ossian
Avoiding my line of sight
This being of dust
sheltering in the darkness
My unloving monstrosity

I raise my chalice
to this design of mine
Created by my own hands
with flesh and blood

Ossian, a tyrant born
Ossian, this creature of mine

Parasite in a human shell
Distorted halo of disease
I will raise you like a son
and you will learn in time

"Flesh made whole, perfection.
My creation, my work, I am God"

Ossian, a tyrant, born
Ossian, this creature of mine
Ossian, animated animosity
Ossian, this design of mine

Chastised to follow my will
a beast disciplined to kill
Many years from now
it will claim the world

In the damp cellar
I'll keep it chained
until it's time
to claim the first victim
No one must find out
until the ritual is done

No one must find out
until the ritual is done

No one must find out
I'll bring the first victim tonight
Track Name: Polarity
Is this city all of your world?
You think these walls will protect you
An unproductive life
gone by unnoticed

The vault of wisdom
could open before your eyes
But ignorance is bliss

The multicolored rays of light
Blazing through your mind
When the aura of men has died
the blood on our hands will dry

Pious warlords enslaving your minds
with words of prayer high above our heads

Through shrieking and confusion
we connect with the world once more

Disconnected from the grid of consciousness
Disconnected from the world as we once knew it

Light a torch, for the ruin that is our world

With perfect indifference
We ignore all suffering
Examine yourself
and be content with the answer

You put the crown on your head
and you swallow their lies
You take the bribe

Exiled from paradise
Incompletion of the heart
The voice of your soul
asking why you're still alive

Empathy at a fearful low
Withdrawal of the spirit
We are all a lost cause to the
continuation of life

Through shrieking and confusion
we connect with the world once more

Disconnected from the grid of consciousness
Disconnected from the world as we once, knew it

Light a torch, for the ruin that is our world
Light a torch, for the ruin that is our world
Track Name: Oculi
Shift your focus
I'm a different subject
A man worth nothing
in the grand scheme

The iris in the sky
will consume us all
When privacy is erased
no one can be free

Oculi, seeing my every move
We're puppets of decadence
Oculi, seeing my every move
We're puppets of decadence

A pull of the string
and we act their will
Even so, no being
can think for themselves

Oculi, seeing my every move
We're puppets of decadence
Oculi, seeing my every move
We're puppets of decadence
Track Name: Tower of Silence
Eternal gusts of wind
Cleansing the surface
Removing the trace
of those who came before us

Dead eyes staring at the sky
never to see again
Dead eyes staring at the sky
never to see again

Roots running deep
into the center of the earth
Contaminating the soil
under the Tower of Silence

Dead eyes staring at the sky
never to see again

The symphony ends in silence
Exposed to the elements, we cease to exist
The symphony ends in Silence
Only in ashes can the soul be released

In the sun we are
redeemed by fire
When our bodies
turn to ash

Slow erosion when exposed
to years of rainfall
When our lives
disappear in the tide

Dead eyes staring at the sky
never to see again

The symphony ends in Silence
Exposed to the elements, we cease to exist
The symphony ends in Silence
Only in ashes can the soul be released
Track Name: Io
The sulfuric landscape
changing radically
She's a daughter to the giant
and a sister of the seven

A cosmic phenomenon
witnessed from the past
Reincarnated as a goddess
in the image of man

Io, Io,
She's the moon amongst my stars
Io, Io,
She's the gateway to grace
Io, Io,
She's the moon amongst my stars
Io, Io,

She's channeling her power
Mesmerizing to behold
Lending power to friends
and destruction to foes

Wordless, faceless
weaving together the fabric of time
Luminous, powerful
Rejuvenating the essence of life

Io, Io,
She's the moon amongst my stars
Io, Io,
She's the gateway to grace
Io, Io,
She's the moon amongst my stars
Io, Io
Track Name: Crowned in the Undergrowth
I wear horns as my crown
Wandering the Undergrowth
I protect my domain
We peer from the shadows
defending what is rightfully ours

Stay away from the light
You must forever dwell in darkness

The blood of night
runs through my veins
Never to see the light of day
With a spear in my hand
I protect my land

Stay away from the light
You must forever dwell in darkness

Swallower of the wheel of heaven
My concubine is the dream of the seven
I am the night

As the light of morning came
Corpses scattered upon the plain
From flesh to stone, (smitten by God)
Smitten by God
Track Name: Deity
Hear my voice sing
With sorrow and passion
Unveiling the mystery of life
When the great crimson comes

Delight found in flesh
Vicious but true
Switching the shackles
for another prison

Bending and breaking
the laws made by men
An eternal struggle
to forge an empire (empire)

Patterns in the sky
Fire raining down
My time here has passed
When the wind smells of brimstone

Bending and breaking
the laws made by men
An eternal struggle
to forge an empire
Track Name: Kiln of the First Flame
A landscape drowned in mist
illuminated by a decrepit sun
Beneath the weight of the crown
sits the king in his eternal slumber

The ghosts of dissension
will never leave his mind
colliding animosities
in the chamber of abnegation (abnegation)

The grace of life
forever lost
The last ember fading
as all life is forgotten

Soulless heroes come and go
Shifting and merging paths
Consubstantiating
as battles are won

The ghosts of dissension
will never leave his mind
Colliding animosities
in the chamber of abnegation

Complete the vessel of lords
Conquering the lowest depths
Solving the mysteries in the vale of crystals

The grace of life
forever lost
The last ember fading
as all life is forgotten

Only the chosen may rise (may rise)
as horrors plague the land
Slaying the slumbering king
to take his place or to reignite the world