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CREDITS

Recorded at Front Row Studios
Produced by Fredrik Ingebrigsten
Mixed and mastered by Chris Clancy at Audioworks
Music by Conspectus
Lyrics by Nikolai Svorte
Artwork by Josh Middleton
Layout by Carl Sewell
Photography by Johannes Lovund

Additional vocals on “Embark Upon the Hurricanes” and “Ghost” by Chris Clancy
Gang vocals on “From Innocence to Guilt” by Truls Ringstad, Erlend Andersen, Henning Raknes, Tore Flåte Bjørkavåg, Markus Svorte and Nikolai Svorte
Strings and choir on "A Clearer View" and “Embark Upon the Hurricanes” by Fredrik Ingebrigsten
Percussion on “A Clearer View” by Markus Svorte

LYRICS

Separated

Separated in the ocean
Completely alone
Isolated from the others
A wounded creation

Only one light to guide me through
The darkness surrounding
Guilty or not, left there to rot
All is crumbling

All I want is to face it
To face the end
But I keep my head up high
I won’t give in

Mutilated all in its way
A reason for guilt?
Ignorance will only lead to
Perpetual chaos

Only one light to guide me through
The darkness surrounding
Guilty or not, left there to rot
All is crumbling

All I want is to face it
To face the end
But I keep my head up high
I won’t give in

All I want is to face the end,
But I keep my head up high
I won’t give in

Dishonored

Am I obsolete?
Am I condemned?
I feel dishonored
Anchored to death

Fell from too high
Could not hold on
The broken bones will always hurt

Without reason all is saturated
Where’s the will to go into the unknown?

This is the crisis
This is confusion
Different decisions
Inconvenient solutions

Is the time over or is it now it begins?
My vision’s unclear
All I feel is regret
A provocation made by the damned

Fell from too high
Could not hold on
The broken bones will always hurt

Without reason all is saturated
Where’s the will to go into the unknown

I’ve tried for years
But I can’t find a way into the unknown
Will you guide me through?
To find a way into the unknown

Am I obsolete?
Am I condemned?
I feel dishonored
Anchored to death

Without reason all is saturated
Where’s the will to go into the unknown?

Beyond The Count of Grief

The cutting knives through flesh and bone
The scent of fear, the throne is overthrown
What do you do when up is down?
All that you knew has gone away

Infection
Oppression
Aggression

When we arrived we were too late
We thought we were superior
A feeling I know all too well
Why did we take it for granted?

Deep in the forest a spear arose
All of the anger unleashed at once
A light unfolded, opened our eyes
Embraced the dark, opened the skies

Infection
Oppression
Aggression

Victorious, yet in mourning
The damages will never fade
What is the purpose of this life?
Am I more than some flesh and bone?

Our dead were beyond the count of grief

Beyond the count of grief they were
Beyond the count of grief they were

 

Embark Upon the Hurricanes

The wind blows around here
The storm is heading towards us
Hope isn’t in sight
Embark upon the hurricanes

You’re the dark descent
The one that hunts me down
You’re the dark descent
The one I fear the most

The wind blows around here
The storm is heading towards us
Hope isn’t in sight
Embark upon the hurricanes

You’re the dark descent
The one that hunts me down
You’re the dark descent
The one I fear the most

Respect me

Can I believe you, no I can’t
Never has the truth been told
Do I believe you, no I don’t
Never has the truth been told

Silence fulfils me
It’s time to depart
Embark upon the hurricanes
To die

Embark upon the hurricanes
To die

From Innocence to Guilt

In the beginning we all are innocent
There are no intentions of greed
All of a sudden intentions change
Different impressions awaits

(We all)
We all are innocent
(But then)
The world leads us to

The guilt is rising
A sense of empathy floats inside me
Like a storm destroying my mind
A spark ready to ignite fills my veins
What was once a part of me has gone in disguise

(We all)
We all are innocent
(But then)
The world leads us to guilt

Lost and forgotten, the memory’s gone
That’s how he’s treated, no mercy at all
Where is forgiveness when it’s needed most?
Sanity’s gone; now a distant memory

We all start with innocence
But the world leads us to guilt

(We all)
We all are innocent
(But then)
The world leads us to guilt
We all are innocent
The world leads us to guilt
To guilt

Ghost

The ghost lives on
It’s holding on
Approaching me
Embracing me

Stay away
Leave me be
Rescue me
I am the prey

Resilience; not functioning
Malfunctions; all that you bring
I dwell in the wild
Shelter is nowhere to find

The ghost unable to adapt
Unable to perceive a word I say

Surrender yourself
Give yourself to me
So open your eyes

Exhausted, gasping for air
Narrated to not despair
I dwell in the wild
Shelter is nowhere to find

The ghost unable to adapt
Unable to perceive a word I say

Surrender yourself
Give yourself to me
So open your eyes
So open your eyes

The ghost lives on
It’s holding on
Approaching me
Embracing me

When something is born
Another thing passes away
But I will stay above the ground

Surrender yourself
Give yourself to me
So open your eyes
So open your eyes

Stay away
Leave me be
Rescue me
I am the prey