Venera: Trial & Tribulation

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vvivv If Lykathea Aflame released a second album, it'd probably sound pretty close to this. The riffs are gorgeous, the pacing is nice, the overall approach upbeat and triumphant almost to the point of sounding spiritual. Good music for sunny days. Favorite track: Beautiful Fire.
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Grander Slammer A complete package where no track feels out of place, and which manages to keep a consistent and positive tone throughout. This does make it something of an oddity in the world of black metal, but it's none the worse for it! Favorite track: Providential Love.
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GeN2Mo You don't too often hear Black Metal that has a positive air resonating through every chord, even if it is, at its core, still dark.
This one, though, achieves exactly that, and I love it for that. At times, it feels a bit like Devin Townsend doing a Black Metal album. This may sound strange. And it is... but gloriously so. Favorite track: Raided.
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1.
The Wound 02:12
2.
Today we know The Day has come when Consternation falls Today we wait into the Morning Tear down the Walls! So, this is The World they couldn't utter We've been given the Voice of Reason Now, why did they stutter? No more! Your Voice is free! It's a Trial & Tribulation Years of sorrow and lamentation Once proud, once unbeaten The Kings have died, their Hearts were eaten Sisters scorned, brethren beaten Put to blame by laws unwritten Such shame when Truth can't make it's way It's a Trial & Tribulation Years of sorrow and lamentation What we've done for our eyes to see What we've done to set our Voices free A Thralldom Decree Today we stand Today we cannot fall Today the Will is strong
3.
Raided 03:37
Fear and detestation, acute suffering Tied in exploitation, burning from within kept away from Retribution no Equity befell Time can never heal the wounds It can't erase this Hell Loathed, despised by the loved that could not see The Face and anemic Heart, slain from agony Dressed in Tears, with Death in Hand turned and ran away, Confident in Misery In Darkness did content Lashed by emotion, harrowed day by day Spit into the Face of Gods, with thirst for their Decay Cry upon the decadent, upon the harrowed Life Clamor loud in discontent, to end this Timeless Strife
4.
When our Wind is wild a glower rests into your eye I am the Sun, you are the Rain we're like Paramours in Vain See, your Dawn is nigh Wake the Fire, make Dreams alive See the curing of the falling rain Know, it is like when Warmth heals the Pain Fire, My Sun I never shall espy That Veil is gone Before the Claws will grasp the Dawn We wait upon the brink of Night as we touch the falling rain We are Paramours in Vain The growth abiding it's here to stay Our Hearts to cherish Our Hearts are safe Our time grants those moments of Thrill and joy that we need Hours and hours for our Hearts to feed with all Emotion that we breed Gifts we gave and Thoughts we saved are Traps we used and Love we craved Fire we craved, our Sun in Vain Paramours in Vain
5.
There She stands revered by the Mountains Praised by my Heart There She waits for Light to come To meet her Tongue in Darkness Such Monument of Bliss All love turned foul by the Manifest of Kiss no doting found Reaching hands to reconcile Meeting hands to shield the Fire There She stood with Eyes peered at Darkness Her lips wore A Smile The Flesh so true a vision of allure A Beauteousness of Fire Oh, call my Name right into the Morning a New Day burning before Me...for Me! Chest wide open with naked Heart I assent to You Take me whole My Treasured Sun Be my Lightning Tomb Burn in Me!
6.
Craven 06:05
Fears of shallow existence strayed me toward the Emptiness Never know the Difference Never know the Truth Craven in Wretchedness Following The Shadow The unrestrained Darkness Dwelled in ignorance until the Mornings of Hate greeted that vile Face No treason, no shame No awful disgrace Lost among these conclusions amidst the flesh so craven Cannot shout "vidim" Cannot stand beyond this carnal Beyond earthly, vacant shell Still I cower, still I beseech, "Come Redemption!" Throw me beyond this chasm of undivided twilight High Consecration above me As Illumina's thwarting The Night This immurement of conception of existence and reality Fears of shallow existence strayed me toward the Emptiness Never know the Difference Never know the Truth craven in Wretchedness ...And Fallen I've taken your Sign, and Fallen I've taken your Light of treason and poisoned mind I'm Fallen, I abandoned my pride And Fallen I've let out my cries but never have taken your Side
7.
With agony and pain I realize that all I've struggled for was all in vain I've seen the signs, 'stood the facts Justified my shameful acts of Prudence and Endearment that was false Tried to share the warmth and care my Passion, my worship that was false Heart pains of blood filled with deceit Affection buried, yet still burns deep beneath...My Skin I must be strong must carry on must leave it all behind me tho' can't comprehend it's bitter end But truly now it's gone It has been killing me for far too long For far too long
8.
Everyday seclusion And Providential Love The emotional intrusion it's hauling me above desolation and torture! We knew we were face to face, one unto Another We knew we were true Disgrace, yeah, we were other kind of Scullions to Emotional Alliance Bound to stray from the rituals of fatuous, in Defiance Beneath the realm of unawareness we cling to the Arms of Affection There is no law There is no sense No other form of implication when facing rejection Everyday seclusion and vindictive deeds The emotional illusion is casting us beneath Elation
9.
Bright morning on Dark Sunday Broke into my Dream Calm and rapture faded Your impression dimmed Wish I'd never wake again, wish You'd never leave Wish I'd dream until The End, when You would meet me as that Morning Ray, that brightened, Revealed my wicked way I wish I'd never dream again, I wish we'd never met I wish I could have turned again, I wish this Dream was dead False were all the Angels, false was The Hope of Light I have been left to my dismay, couldn't see that Day coming right my way Hate came into every word I said, by Demons been misled and I had wanted that I had left to your dismay, wished to see that Day Coming up your way Hate was in every word you said
10.
Sane obsession of Golden Bliss, of Ecstasy To wash His face, to see it beaten clean Leave the face of flawed disgrace, It's hope you need to save embarrassment, indignity resides in the hearts of brave And I do remember I've been here before standing 'gainst the mountain of Praise, Admiration and of Scorn And I know I've been there before venerating the depraved in pulchritude adorned And I still remember I've been there before Took that final step of hell servitude reborn There's a weakness no requital, no enmity Frail we've fallen down in utter empathy
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The Sky awaits your Day of Solace Our day of hands entwined Your face awaits the Touch of Solace That calms your restless mind The scent of dew I know it's there It's You Each passing day Behind that Wall It's You Now what do you feel when you're far from here Where is your Heart Where falls your Tear Doubt and despair shall hamper and stew your soul Rise! Say "No"! Say "No"! Cry your Denial! For icons forlorn must not be reborn Death to all!

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released March 4, 2011

Written and arranged by Artur Felicijan.

Produced, mixed & engineered by Artur Felicijan in Logic Studio.
Guitars and drums recorded in aBox Studio, Ljubljana, April - May 2009.
aBox Studio recordings engineered by Matej Grginič.

Guitars, bass, fx and vocals by Artur Felicijan
Drums performed by Dani "Garghuf" Robnik.

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DEKADENT is a representation of individual expression, based on the foundations of extreme metal music. Not limited by any musical genre, the art of Dekadent does not avoid tasting the beauty and splendor of melody and exploiting it's emotional vastness. It is not corrupted by the ideals of commercialism as it stands true to creativity and originality no matter the mainstream or public criteria. ... more

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