Of Wings Unfolding

by Skein

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about

Finnish alternative metal act Skein's debut album consists of hard-hitting heavy guitar riffs, brutal screaming vocals alongside with parts with more atmospheric and etheric approach, clean singing and some electronic soundscapes.

A 36-paged novel was published alongside the album, telling the story behind the theme album.

credits

released 04 January 2014

Produced by Janne Putkisaari
Music by Skein
Lyrics by Juha Höyssä

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Track Name: The Fracture
Lost
Staring right back at me
A clear reflection
Anomaly

Entranced,
I lose myself
Into the gaze of
What once was me

Raw, the twirling pulse of
The universal flow in me

As I come to see
This revelation
In front of me

“See me!
Release me!
I am inside you
I am the truth
That shall set you free”


A fracture beneath the skin
I seek to reveal
To no avail

Unfold this knot I feel
Welling in my gut
Relentlessly

Cold, the swirling pulse of
The universal flow in me
As I come to hate this
Abomination in front of me

In this light
Cold and clear
I stand in awe
Of myself

“Coward!
Pretender!
Face yourself!
Take control!

See me!
Release me!
I am inside you!
I am the truth
That shall set you free

The fracture
You seek is me
I’m here to guide you
To help you see
To reveal
The truth you need
To be transformed
To be freed”
Track Name: Larva
All this time
Like sand running through
Our open palms
We fail to grasp
As we haunt for life
Beyond our reach

And still we
Choose not to believe that we are
The ones to blame
The ones who hold
Our fates in our hands
With the flowing sand

Consuming mindless worms
Feeding on fear
Crawl

This castle we’re building
This castle we hope will harbor all that
We think we are and what we’ll be
Is made of quicksand
Is made with the grains we can’t see running
Through the hourglass we can’t turn

So we keep on
Fooling our sense of what is real
And what we made up ourselves
To have something to measure, to count for In the end

And so we give ourselves away
With every hour, every blink of an eye

This tower I hide in
This tower I’ve build with all my pride is
Nothing but a pile of straws
Now I see how
It was made to collapse from the
Impact of truth

Vain drones
We waste ourselves

Keep your wealth close to heart
Let them tell what is true
Save yourself from all the pain
Of forming your own version of life
Track Name: Prey
They smell my fear
Like pack of wolves
Relentless predators
Waiting for me

Trapped in a crowd
Out in the open
Cornered and stunned
I’m waiting for the flash
Of the teeth
Sinking in

They smell my blood
Like pack of wolves
Relentless predators
Waiting for me

Alone
Surrounded by the cattle
Lined for slaughter
With empty smiles

I won’t go down
Without a fight
I won’t stay down
Anymore
Track Name: Chrysalis
Poisoned words we treasure
Breeding hate and violence from fear
Now we are
We are torn by the fear
Now we are
We are torn by the fear

Endless potential
We cast away
Too scared to breach our
Cozy little shells

The centuries written in our blood
The history of our kin
In chronicles we leave we proudly prevail
Failing to learn, to evolve
So we will repeat the mistakes
We have always made
Until it’s too late
To repent

Born to this world
With innocence we are
Born to complete our fate
To see how we fall

Poisoned world we treasure

Torn
This gift we have torn
As we suffer
A divided swarm
No hope of forgiveness

We are the locusts
We are the plague
We are the horrors self-portrayed
The kings of salted lands
Benighted
Track Name: Parasitoid
Feed off the fear and the sorrow
Feast on the blood of society
Thrive on the troubled
Nest in the skins of the meek

Fill our mouths with your mire
Shove in your malice
For this filth is what we crave
Give us our daily fix

Parasites
Will devour the host
Insatiable
Gluttony

We are easy prey
We are obedient

Numb
We numb ourselves with fear
So eager to swallow the lies
We are the perfect hosts

What was the price you traded your
Unneeded ethics for?
Give us our bread
Give us our daily games

We are easy prey
We are obedient

Numb
We numb ourselves with fear
So eager to swallow the lies
We are the perfect hosts

Numb again

In countless ways we medicate ourselves
Blindfolds for the bright lights
Ignorance for the pain

Amputate our broken limbs
And suck us dry
For the peace of mind we need

Cut me in half
See where it’s been hiding in
See how it feeds on
On our blood, on our lives

Now I see
Infestation in our veins
How it lives
Inside us all
Track Name: Unfolding
Like flowers fold
Like teardrops fall
Like frozen water
Cracks the concrete walls

These secrets move us
Pushing with the weight
Of wasted years
Muting our hearts
To a hopeless sigh
Track Name: The Mirror
ShatteredPORTRAITSofmyself
ShtrdREFLECTIONS of my s elf
Lost

hear these words hear the words telling me to HEED
this new world_order
this newwaytheworldisset
FEELthese wordsFEEL the words cutting through my flesh
and in this chaos Ihide
in darkest caves_i_hide, away from the light
away fromtheAnswers... the surface seems so far
from here ,and i will not be found

Now when(th)e shadows takeCONTROL
I can’t keep my senses clear.I CANTHOLDONto myself

So take this life.take it all
there’s NOTHINGhere for me

i’m alone.alone. with the
portraits_ofAbroken man

feel these words feel the words
CUTcutting through my skin
in this chaos_in theCHAOS
surrounding me


Take control
Take these words
Track Name: Imago
Her words like flames in darkness
Dance around my tired heart

We are entwined as one

We hide ourselves from the world outside
She holds me close
She tells me how I will
I will free myself

In the eye of the storm
We dream in peace
Accepting the weight of sacrifice we’ll make
I will free myself

Her words of fire and thunder
Lift me high above their world

We are entwined as one
Show me the way
‘Cause I give myself to you

We hide ourselves from the world outside
She holds me close
She tells me how I will
I will free myself

In the eye of the storm
We dream in peace
Accepting the weight of sacrifice we’ll make
I will free myself

I have found my way
I have seen my fate
I won’t turn away
No looking back, I’ll have to take my place
Track Name: Aligned
Burning light in darkness
We stand fast in this storm
Forming structure in chaos
Nurtured by our kind

Now that it’s over
Everything in it’s place
All of the pieces
Together in perfect design

I can feel you here
Holding my hand as I go
When the madness comes to an end
When the darkness sets aside

In harmony
All align
I have freed myself
In harmony
All align
I have freed myself

And fear won’t hold me now
I’ve saved my soul and cleared my heart
And fear won’t hold me now
I’ve cleared my head, now I’m alive
I’m alive

I feel the wings
Under my skin
Waiting to unfold

And fear won’t hold me now
I’ve saved my soul and cleared my heart
And fear won’t hold me now
I’ve cleared my head, now I’m alive

I’m alive
‘Cause I have freed myself