Riven

by Satyros

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The second Album by the band Satyros from Germany, its style being a development towards atmospheric, blackened melodic Death Metal.

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released March 14, 2011

All music written by Satyros.
Performed by Satyros and guests.
For more info see Booklet (included in download).

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Satyros Germany

Satyros is a German Postmodern Black Metal band, est. in 2005. Besides their debut "Satyros" and the 2nd full-length "Riven", they released the promotional EP "A Day Of Rain" and their anthology "Dirt of Ages". They are working on their 3rd album and a live-film. The line-up consists of Nihil (guitars, bass, programming), Hiem (guitars, backing vocals) and Cerberus (lead and backing vocals). ... more

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Track Name: Purify
No regrets, no fuckin' sympathy
No signs of doubt or of uncertainty
Will tear my heart

You call me egoistic
Because I seize the days, the days of mine
Well, I guess I’m also misanthropic
For I don’t fuckin‘ care if you live or die

I...decline your doctrines you slaves of false insight
Defy... your dogmas – this is a song of pride

I...witness the blaze of the rising sun
Twilight...of the idols has just begun

No god, no false morality
Objective truth, free of hypocrisy?
The end of lies

There’s none I have to follow
For I’m on my own way – and I walk alone
Do you think there´s a need to name me self-important
Just because I don’t waste my life like you?

So I welcome each second
Prove I’m alive
Embrace each moment
And feel revived
Have no remorse for the things I’ve done
My spirit’s cleansed when time has come
Track Name: Sardonica
I can’t sustain – for the mere thought of it
Drives me insane! For fuck’s sake I know I’d breaking down

I choke it off! The pain that’s rising
Sardonica! And pour my scorn
I spit it out! To drown my anguish
Sardonica!
It wears me down! So agonizing!
Sardonica! I laugh and bleed
It rips my heart! My teeth are grinding
Sardonica!

I’m done! All that’s left is my derision –
Done! Convulsive grin’s my self-protection
Arrrghh! bearing ‘till the hurt is
Gone! Nooooo!

I can’t explain – I started sneering though
It feels so strained! Impotent anger ‘s set off - clenching me!

I choke it off! The pain…
Track Name: Eyes of Eternity
My vision‘s blurred, I’m dazed
On the verge of losing consciousness
To gently slip away
And leave behind the dreariness

Oh, sweet relief!
Aband this body
-shattered- under me
slow-ly floating by
driven...

...far..., far away!
On silver streams have
I...! gone astray?
Engulfed by starlit
Skies...! so overwhelmed
Have lost the track of
Time...! for my eyes
Have seen eternity...

...have seen eternity...
...
...(have) seen eternity...

No, don't take this dream from me!
Retrieved from the better place I’ve been!
Track Name: Wermode's Fall
Wermode, great star
Who fell down from heaven
You empoisoned the fountains of life
Bitter tears have darkened their brightness
Still I bathe my lips with its vine

Transience is
the nature of existence
Slow decay in ravages of time
Cherished years, the ones we´d been given
Grains of sand, washed away by the tide

Lost myself
in days long-forgotten
Wistfulness…takes hold of my mind
Bitter tears have darkened their brightness
Still I bathe my lips with its vine
Track Name: Ataraxia
Impelled ‘n’ tossed about by waves of anxiety
At the mercy of delusive breaking seas
Yawed in delirium of affects and passion
Shaken by the fruitless search for ease

Such is the weight of disruption
On my heart
That courage ebbs beneath starless skies

Such lies the burden of pursuit
On my mind
Drowned by the stirring stygian tides

All for the sake of Ataraxia
Clearness‘n’calm in the course of time
Exempt from any kind of verdict and emotion
To attain the blessedness of the wise

Lo and behold, I yield to these capricious winds
As sorrowing birds bemoan my lot
Thus I witnessed the blaze up in the vault
severing the ever-glooming night

Now, now I see
I have been
In accordance
With disused time
There I walked
The golden shores
And longed to dwell on
Forevermore
Track Name: Seizing the Sceptre of God
Oh, faceless gods!
Ye who once reigned
In the vast
Heavens above!

Now see! I seized the fire from the sky
To be all you once were
In might... arisen to proclaim
What for long has been denied

Treacherous gods!
Aeons of grief
Passed without
Coming to end
All the woe
Unheard the men
Who did pin
Their hopes on you

No one... can cease my pain but me
It is the way to catharsis
Nothing... gives reason to believe
In another strength than mine

I am... the creator of my life
The sheer will for perfection
All I... will ever seek to be
Holds its deeper sense in me

Mercurial gods!
Time ´s shown the one
There to trust
Solely am I!
Track Name: Riven
Why? You take such early leave (of me?)
Good-Bye, my sweet serenity

Gone’s your scent, your noble breeze
Roaring storm expelled all ease (in me!)

Nooo! Here it comes again
It chokes my mind and I can’t restrain
A side of mine, on which a shade is cast
Darkness I hide, will it everlast… in me?

Why? You ‘ve led her pass to me? (to me?)
Welcome again, uncertainty

Why? Are we struggling all the days been given?
Is this life or just existing?
Wherefore? Makes this sense at all, to keep on striving?
Oh, I doubt it’s worth the thinking
Where? Is my place in world, what is my purpose?
Hard to find what matters livin’…
Why? I’ll ever come to rest upon this (shit) again?

Hoped, that I’d been done with you! – with you!
Thought, I ‘d coped with all I knew – I ‘ve screwn!

Why? Are we breaking down though we‘re in full bloom?
Blown – a-way like leaves, so withered
Why? We still incur a loss for bearing the palm?
Bitter-sweet triumphs to savour
Why? We feel so low without the slightest pretence?
Haven’t found an ease that lasting
I! Feel so torn apart, so deeply riven
Track Name: Irasyati
Revive your spirits – liberate!
Disembodied - evocate!
In sensual frenzy – venerate!
Sent into rapture – deitate!

Praise with abandon
Chant to abandon...yourselves!

Come along! Into a night of inexistence
Taste my vine! And feast on sempiternal... lust!

Seized with fever – agitate!
Self-devoured (to) elevate!
Living will – increate!
I am ire incarnate!

Dance with abandon!
Rage to abandon...yourselves!

Come, surmount! The oh so weighing... massiness
become one with the eternal recurrence of the same

I am the fountainhead of life!
Who resolves all contradictions!

Rejoin – the cycle and arise!
For death is bettered
Track Name: Traumhallen
Soaring...moonless nights...
I can’t ...resist you...

Bright...in sheet lightning...
...giant realms...do invite me...

Timeless ablazed in a cascade of light
Thy gates to wisdom greet me open wide
King’s road to secret desires unfolds
Concealed emotions in depths of my soul

...echoes...whispering...
...their voices...confusing...

oh, so strange to be here
yet so close
intense the feeling
to behold –
recalled remembrance
fragments so blurred
unconscious striving...for insight

In silence...my spirit’s roaming your halls
Searching...the answers of life’s quest unknown

Timeless ablazed in a cascade of light
Arcades tow’ring endless to spheres way up high
Bleared simulacra intend to reveal
Obscurely reflecting what was and will be
Track Name: Lost in Grey
Once more, let me be firm, not faint
For this might truly be the end
Of that road I’d gone so far, so long
So let me not stumble, but boldly stride
And while fading in world’s greyest veil
Let me not lose heart, but enable me to believe
That he “[…] who loses not his place, endures”1
And “[…] he who dieth without dying, liveth for ever”2

Pouring with rain, world’s lost itself in grey
All that I know is turning pale facing the end
All that remains, which keeps me going on this way
Though I’ll be gone, I’ll see my name live out the day

My blood…is streaming out my veins
I’m going blind, soon I’ll be slain
I spread my arms, embrace the rain
Purging my mind, ceasing my pain
…here at the end
Of all my ways, I understand
Nothing‘s ever been in vain
Nor has been lost in shades of grey

light...I feel so...light...
No slightest flaw or stain...
... for me to find...
‘tis all’s so clear


Source directory

1 Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tse, Chapter 33, English translation by Susuki
2 Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tse, Chapter 33, English translation by Aleister Crowley
Track Name: Moments of Mine
Autumn’s tears have fallen
Carassed my soul by troubled sky
Getting cold - I wonder
If it´s been raining for some time

As the day grows older
Has been long since I ´ve resigned
Cannot stand this feeling
All these thoughts that drown my mind

Need to calm my senses
Have a rest to clarify
For I´m sick and tired
Of those doubts I bear inside

Oh, may I never
Be sure I gave the best in life?
Will I never
Free this burdened heart of mine?

These... are the moments
The moments of mine
Seconds by oneself
Seconds divine
Moments that I
Need for myself
A glimpse of time
For no one else

I - need – time – to – rea – lize!
So - much - more - to –leave-be-hind!
Track Name: In Dialogue with Time
Once again, I fell asleep
dwellin’ deeply on my thoughts
What if I woke at a different time
I’d wake as someone else?
What if I woke in a different place
would I be someone else?
Back then, she’d first appeared
and rouse me from my silken slumber
she smiled an inviting smile
and mouthed words I’ve heard hardly ever
“Thou canst.”

Awed, as she’s approaching me
from nowhere she came, saying:
“I fly with the wind. Take hold of me;
don’t let me slide, for we will unlikely meet again.”
My heart was beating faster then,
her words did raise my hopes
What if I woke at a diff’rent time
I’d wake as someone else?
What if I woke in a diff’rent place
could I be someone else?
“Thou canst”, she’d reassert,
“provided that you meet conditions,
just put your faith in me and seize!
And all you seek will soon be yours!”

I felt her lyin’ next to me,
then gently she rose, my fingers let slip her long hair
avoiding the gaze of her eyes
belied with the iffiness I have shown

Shivers so cold ran down my spine
as she kissed me goodbye, I gathered myself, asking her name
Then she told me:
“I subdue all things, I’m the one known under the name of Time.”
Numb, as I realised, she went on to reveal
her sad voice yet resounds in me:
“Your supreme moment I could’ve been, if you had only confided in me.”

Late, I regained my poise; she’d gone
her scent’s still in the air
so faint, so vague
as if to ever bring to mind
all that will never be