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Fractal

by Skyfire

Progressive death metal's finest: Reborn
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. The Land of the Wolves
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2. Bereaved in Denial
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3. The Transgressor Within
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have spent over 5 years writing new materials since its last release. Unleashed a few months before the band’s full length magnum opus titled Esoteric, the digital-only Fractal release represents the band’s best material written between 2004 and 2009. A short four song EP, Fractal serves to thank long time fans who have patiently waited for new material with songs that would have otherwise never seen the light of day. Among its four songs is a preview track from Esoteric aptly titled “Esoteric” as a taste of the full length onslaught to follow suit. The songs on Fractal utilize the same epic bombast as Esoteric while simultaneously maintaining the melancholic attitude heard on 2004’s Spectral. The tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered at the band's Powernest Studios with new members Joakim Karlsson (vocals; MARK:BLACK) and Johan Reinholdz (guitars; ANDROMEDA, NONEXIST) with the exception of “Esoteric” which was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, ZONARIA, THE ABSENCE). Fractal not only provides diehard fans with some exceptional songs that would have otherwise never been released, it is also the first taste of new SKYFIRE material which will be continued on the band’s Esoteric full length out in September 2009.

Joakim Jonsson: Drums
Martin Hanner: Bass, keys and orchestral arrangements
Johan Reinholdz: Lead guitar
Andreas Edlund: Guitar, keys and orchestral arrangements
Joakim Karlsson: Vocals

All music written by Martin Hanner and Andreas Edlund.
All lyrics written by Joakim Karlsson
All arrangements by Skyfire.

Recorded in Powernest Studios 2008-2009.
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Skyfire except “Esoteric” Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren in Abyss Studios.
Cover art by Elise Beaudry

Land of the Wolves

The experimental lust
Should have been the warning itself
Instead it quenched the thirst
And the life of the ignorant

Unrestrained is the pain
What can’t be seen can still be felt
And erase everything
No one is safe...
No one is safe...
Sent to a certain death
Without knowing at all
Just do as you are told now
And let us handle the aftermath
Rely on us

Devastation

The ruins are standing cold and dark
Here in the land of the wolves
As mankind suffers the punishment
They will outlast us all

Another number for the statistics
Another soul burnt to ashes
Whatever you say cannot pursuade us
The facts are well hidden and denied
They will never see daylight again
Locked in and the key is thrown away
Buried in the ground
So poisoned

Denial

Boundaries bound to be broken
Promises, a failure of man spoken

A once so flourishing society laid to waste
Unleash the plague and see them scatter
See them suffer and die

A disastrous decision
At the cost of everything
The source is shut down
The bleeding has stopped
But you´ll never know

Transparent

The ruins are standing cold and dark
Here in the land of the wolves
As mankind suffers the punishment
They will outlast us all

The ruins are standing cold and dark
They will outlast us all
Mankind suffers the punishment
The lesson is ours to learn




Bereaved in Denial

Walking the streets of nowhere
A stroll in the dark alone
Unwilling to be seen
Unlikely to be known

If making the problem visible
Then urging for a sollution
What’s dwelled in the dark
Might not be meant to see

Those eyes - Watching, Disturbing
Demise - Of one’s free will
Disguised - Crawling, Searching
Whats not seen, can´t exist
Bereaved in denial

A chosen path of existence
Is it, or is it not?
A grudging admission
A reminiscence so distant

If making the problem visible
Then urging for a solution
Whats dwelled in the dark
Might not be meant to see

Those eyes - Watching, Disturbing
Demise - Of one’s free will
Disguised - Crawling, Searching
Whats not seen, can´t exist
Bereaved in denial

Slating the needs of man
Craving for so much less
Inner peace and the sweet relief
Is laying close at hand

If making the problem visible
Then urging for a solution
What’s dwelled in the dark
Might not be meant to see

Those eyes - Watching, Disturbing
Demise - Of one’s free will
Disguised - Crawling, Searching
Whats not seen, can´t exist
Bereaved in denial





The Transgressor Within

Whatever happened to you
Both body and mind
Carried away by ignorance
A soul going colder day by day

There is nothing left
But agony and deceit
And bitterness so sweet
Deceiving your dreams

It’s a predictable end
Going out of control
Act alone
The transgressor within
Is now your guide
You drift away

Reigning in silent words
Speaking words not meant to hear
Building fences high and strong
Creating a world of your own

There is nothing left
But agony and deceit
And bitterness so sweet
Deceiving your dreams

It’s an unavoidable end
Going out of control
Act alone
The transgressor within
Is now your guide
You drift away
Seeking no answers at all
The decision is already made
Follow just follow
The transgressor within

Follow, just follow
A need to give is growing stronger
Taking over even more, day by day
Soon there will be no more regrets
Feeding itself from the core
Infesting and moulding
To be the only option available
No more second chances
Act alone

Senses fluctuating again
Telling you things that you can´t handle
Lashing out, tearing down
It´s useless to resist anymore

There is nothing left
But agony and deceit
And bitterness so sweet
Deceiving your dreams

It’s a predictable end
Going out of control
Act alone
The transgressor within
Is now your guide
You drift away






Esoteric

A glimpse over this field of sorrow
It´s more than meets the eye
But in the eye of the beholder
It´s telling secrets and a lie
There is no room for mistakes
Tresspassing to the point of no return
Voices from within
Are my only witnesses to this madness

The truth is hard to see here
As I am twisting your minds
If I fall
I´m taking it with me down
Esoteric remains

All eyes on me
The logic beats the word
Awaiting to see
Endurance beats the restless
I’ll never give in
It would mean an impossible ending
The breakdown of me
Must never occur
Must never occur

A vague premonition
That is all there is
Escalating to a nightmare
But here’s nothing to see...

A vague premonition
That is all there is
Escalating into a nightmare
But here’s still nothing to see

I’m giving you nothing instead of something
Or was there anything I forgot?
Hesitation is never an option
Then in a second it’s all
over...

The truth is hard to see here
As I am twisting your minds
When I fall
I´m taking it with me down
Esoteric remains


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