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Delusion I - Escapism

from (Un​)​reality by Epitimia

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Band members had the following to say specifically about this track:
"Delusion I - Escapism represents an illusory world of the main lyrical hero, where he tries to live the rest of his days with his own fantasies and hopes. But this world is fragile, and the objective reality that surrounds him starts to destroy it."

Epitimia's new double-album "(Un)reality" is a culmination of over a year's hard work for the Saint-Petersburg based band which has been working on an expansive and ambitious follow-up to their last album "Faces of Insanity" released in the summer of 2012. "(Un)reality" includes lots of new innovations and interesting ideas on both the musical and conceptual sides and could easily be considered their most accomplished effort to date. Tortured black metal screams alongside a progressive and experimental cacophony of sounds combine to create a truly memorable and complex album taking various elements from many genres including post-rock, black metal, blackgaze, ambient, and jazz to create the sonic palette for this conceptual story. Female vocalist “M.” is also present on the album once again as well as very interesting session work from the saxophonist D’arcy Molan (from the debut Subterranean Disposition album) whose contributions appears throughout the album. Released in a deluxe 6 panel digipack with an additional 12 page booklet and augmented with artwork from Mayhem Design in Russia, this is certainly Epitimia’s magnum opus!

“(Un)reality is like limbo, the world where the hero lingers. His day life here is infinite and artificial, but his dreams fill his mind with bright new images, odd flashbacks, and the reminiscence of his other lives. These visions are the keys to understanding what is happening to him, and may be the only chance to escape. “Delusion” contains the dark images of objective reality while “Illusions” is a moment in which all his dreams merge: hope, love and as the most important – the desire for truth, by which he will be free forever.”


За лепестками сакуры
Наблюдает взор.
Радуга впадает
В мой расширенный зрачок,
Создавая мост
В запредельный мир

Стылый дождь моросит из глаз,
Образуя океан.
Все эмоции отдаю во власть
Немыслимых мечтаний.

В хрустальном доме
Слабый плач
От повседневных сцен.
Реалии сочатся
Со всех сторон,
Со всех щелей…

Тише, тише…
Прошу вас, тише…
Этот мир хрупок для меня,
Нет ничего ближе.

Прошу вас, тише…
Верю в то, что рухнет всё,
Что я считаю лишним.

Тише, тише…
Прошу вас, тише…
Этот мир хрупок для меня,
Нет ничего ближе.

Свою жизнь в прошлом проклял трижды.
Только её считаю лишней.

Закройте рты!
Ведь знаю точно,
Что в язвах скрыта
Вся немощь бытия.

Лишь в этом храме
Не чувствую тревоги ,
Гнетущих страданий
По ушедшим временам.

Я не заметил, как
Треснули стены.
Безумие пульсирует
В безжизненных нервах

Окрест чахлого тела
Из лиц круговерть.
С улыбкой в устах
Они ждут мою смерть.

Они брызжут той желчью,
Что годами хранили,
Вобрав в себя скверну,
Похоть, зависть, алчность и гнев.
Умертвляя себя изнутри.


from (Un​)​reality, track released February 15, 2014
A. - Music, Guitars, Bass, Sound Engineering
K. - Lyrics, Vocals
M. - Female Vocals
I. - Session Guitar
D'arcy Molan - Guest Saxaphone




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