Raging Light

by Painted Black

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1.
The slow spanning light Of our last sunrise. There will be no shade In this solar grave. The sky is alight, Horizon of red. We hear the giant cry In the back of our mind: “Surrender to the Sun. Surrender to the Sun!” In this solar grave For so long we were blind. The warnings were there We just didn’t care. In our last sunrise We become aware. With arms open wide Swept away by the flare. Pay heed to the voice of fire Ignite the souls from our vessels Release the fading life locked within us Unleash the raging light The cold left its scars, Scars that ran so deep, Deep into our core, Into our darkened hearts, Into our very souls. For so long we have stared, Stared into the sun, Astonished, mesmerised, Until we went blind, With a glimpse of light To be our guide. Surrender to the Sun! Succumb to the Sun! The light lives. The light breathes. The light speaks. The light is. Pay heed to the voice of fire Ignite the souls from our vessels Release the fading life locked within us Unleash the raging light.
2.
Dead Time 06:11
I leave my grave behind Step into a world not mine I follow the bird of ill omen To exact revenge One hundred years have passed My spirit stirs in unrest I wasn’t brought back to life I was brought to deal death This is not life Here to deal death This is not life Death! Dead Time Where memories burn Dead Time Where souls don’t rest Dead Time As crows swallow the daylight All evil men must die Punishment postponed for years A thousand-fold revenge Throw wide the gates of Hell No mercy for wickedness As culprits die one by one Justice is hereby done Die one by one Justice is done Die one by one Done! Dead Time Where memories burn Dead Time Where souls don’t rest Dead Time I was only a scream. You will remember everything. Hereafter is here for you. As a lost son I finally return With enemies vanquished, The memories won’t burn. And as the earth closes, taking me back, I’ll be at peace forever. My face painted black.
3.
Who are you willing to sacrifice? Will you stop following the water lines? Besides the good and the brave There’s no one worth saving. Quit this cold world. Shut down your heart. This is not the end... ...But it’s a start. What are you willing to sacrifice? Your home, your soul, your love, your life? Choices become harder When you’re running out of time. Will you save the other side? The time has come for you to decide. You are willing to sacrifice. Trade your life for their lives. No one will know what you’ve done. You will die alone. Quit this cold world. Shut down your heart. This is not the end Of the world... ...But you can see it from here.
4.
Raise your heads and behold cleansing fire Torn skies pour down their remorseless ire. Turbulent days obscuring our hearts Come all at once to tear our souls apart We can’t atone for all the sins we’ve done This life’s a wreck and our pain has just begun There’s no forgiveness. No way we can return. Face the end. Your body and soul shall burn. Burn. Without regrets. Burn. Welcome emptiness. There’s no one there, no one to hear your prayer. Your righteousness shall turn into despair. We’ve reached a time where hope has no place And the mask of faith shall fall from your face The emptiness awaits our sins and lies That we’re all doomed comes as no surprise Commit to the flames. Pointless to hide. Mercy refused. Absolution has been denied. No forgiveness. Life was a precious gift The ruins are ours to blame. Let go and accept your fate. Without regret, walk into the flames and... Burn. Without regrets. Burn. Welcome emptiness.
5.
Chamber 06:30
Who said this life Makes sense as you get older? As every dreamer I’ve been devoured by this world. I should rest my head And wholeheartedly accept defeat So tired of losing, So tired of dragging my feet. Throughout these years my anger grew inside so strong I shouldn’t have held it back. I knew that I was wrong. I felt it twitch and writhe deep inside of me Consuming my heart and soul, feeding of my misery. The black coals burn in searing red All dormant embers are now alight Rekindled hearth within my chest Flames rage once more. I can’t refrain. Fire. There’s a fire inside. A fire I can no longer hide. In my mouth all my words burst into flames. A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams. Within me peace is gone Quietude is fordone. Why try to keep sane When the results are the same? I fought so hard to hold back my insanity And let it burn inside of me. I fed this fire with all my sorrows and pain I fed this fire with all my pain...all my pain. Fire. There’s a fire inside. A fire I can no longer hide. In my mouth all my words burst into flames. A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams. My heart on fire. My soul on fire. Fire. There’s a fire inside. A fire I can no longer hide. In my mouth all my words burst into flames. A burning fury breaking me... Tearing me at the seams.
6.
As my time draws near I lose all will. Your darkness became mine. I disappeared. I tried hard to reach you. Tried so hard to find you. Now the end is close, Our souls are burnt. In the end our hands meet But I’m unable to feel your touch. All that time We spent alone, We wouldn’t get through To anyone. Slowly turning into dust, Slowly turning... I’m a ghost of my former self And you became a ghost yourself, Hiding in the heart... Hiding in the heart of the Sun. So what have we done? What have we done with our lives? We made ourselves Depleted, unreachable. We used to hunt each other Now we haunt one another. And now the bitter end is here. In the end our hands part. In the end of everything. Hide our hopes in the heart of the Sun Hide our love in the heart of the Sun Hide ourselves in the heart of the Sun All that time We spent alone, We wouldn’t get through To anyone. Slowly turning into dust, Slowly turning... I’m a ghost of my former self And you became a ghost yourself, Hiding in the heart... Hiding... In the heart of the Sun...
7.
(the narrator) Night has come Starless and cold Bringing forth Shapeless fears of old (the unknown) We’re coming through Reaching for you (the narrator) Shadow realm Turning to flesh To overwhelm The minds of the weak (the unknown) We’ll get to you Haunting your sleep We are inside You cannot hide From us (the author) Voices haunt me still They keep calling for me Shadows creep and crawl No light can keep them away I close my eyes trying to feel safe I shut my mind trying to stay sane Visions of nameless horrors No one can see them ‘cept me Fear feeds their hunger I try to fight them they remain I open my eyes madness overtakes I know who you are but who am I? (the consciousness) I am providence The wall between us and them I am the stronghold Keeping all horrors within Yet the Sleeper awakens From his deathless slumber And nightmares hear his call Hear him calling now (the unknown) Your walls are thin and can’t keep us within. Let yourself go. Give in to us. We shall break through and crush your soul. Struggle no more. Let us out. (the author) You all have been warned You should be afraid And fear the unknown. The call is getting... ...closer ...closer ...closer
8.
Almagest 17:05
I A primeira luz rasga o negro vazio. O frio que antes existia é engolido pelo fogo. Os primeiros sons seguem atrás, tímidos. A cacofonia entra em ebulição e a expansão começa Do longo sono acordamos em serenidade, à deriva em direcção a uma luz difusa. O calor do fogo chama-nos para perto e com um ardente grito a nossa alma desperta. II Every storm gathered into one A fury born within everyone The laws of man keep us under control Neither words nor chains will bind our heart and soul Break the chains that bind Turn off the light that blinds Silence the mouth that commands Be free for once in this life Be free for once in your miserable fucking life Every soul assembled into one Overcome and eclipse the damage done Realize this life is but a fleeting moment Make it worth, while it lasts Don’t let anything ever hold you back. All great fires begin with a spark. Break the chains that bind Turn off the light that blinds Silence the mouth that commands Be free for once in this life Be free for once in your miserable fucking life III Futile regrets Forgive, forget Leave all behind Your flesh, your mind The self undone As life begun No time, no space No love, no pain We blame the choices we make When we are the ones to blame We dwell in past mistakes Condemned to repeat them all over again First light. Black void. The storm unleashed. Break free at last. Awake. Ignite. Soul-search! Firewalk! Soul-search! Firewalk! Soul-search! Firewalk! One final gaze to the eye of the firmament! Soul-search! Firewalk! Purge the soul. Become one with the stars. IV Only after we’ve lost everything Then we can be free.

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released October 6, 2017

Lyrics by Daniel Lucas
Music by Luís Fazendeiro
All arrangements by Painted Black
Additional drum arrangements by Marcelo Aires

Recorded @ UltraSound Studios, Braga, Portugal
Engineered by Pedro Mendes

Produced by Luis Fazendeiro
Co-Produced by Pedro Mendes

Mixed & Mastered by Luis Fazendeiro
Additional mixing by Pedro Mendes

Daniel Lucas - Vocals
Luís Fazendeiro - Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Clean Guitars, Piano & Synths, Bass on tracks 1,3,5 and 8
Gonçalo Sousa - Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Guests:
Marcelo Aires - Drums
Pedro Mendes - Bass on tracks 2,4,6 and 7
Mick Moss - spoken words on track 3
Amber Moss - spoken words on track 3
Jenny O'Connor - spoken words on track 3

Artwork by Phobos Anomaly Design
Cover photo by Ricardo Faria
Model: Rita Serra (Soraya Moon)

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