Enlightened

by Neil Melville

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released November 22, 2014

Mixed, mastered and engineered by Neil Melville
Guitars, bass and vocals by Neil Melville
Drum & synth programming by Neil Melville

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Neil Melville Oakville, Ontario

I am a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer (DIY/home-setup) hailing from a suburb outside Toronto, composing and producing progressive metal(core) music, creating various covers, and releasing them through the internet. Albums and other singles can be heard via YouTube and Bandcamp.

For any questions/concerns or solid contact, email me at:
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Track Name: Aeternam
Traveled forth from a darkened landscape,
only to fall reversed in direction.
I will escape this stronghold.
I will motion forward.

Where does this lead to?
This endless bodied road.
Questioning existence, frail state of dementia.
The pillars holding the bridges; they were thought to stand forever
Swiftly they fell.
A ruthless endeavor, in equations of failure.

Atop the ground adjacent to me, there was a simple triumph.
Ignorance led me farther away.
I stand derelict and alone.

CHORUS:
The surface will no longer support me.
I am falling downward.
I am falling.

Searching for redemption with accursed hands.
Will I ever find what I'm looking for?

(REPEAT CHORUS)

I was unaware of these finite properties.
This terrestrial body was thought to be endless.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Down.
Track Name: Circularity
I watch as minds fall to pieces.
Circular patterns of self-destruction.
I remain attentive; I observe every motion.
I see the truth.

An infinite dismissal of reason and knowledge.
Go forth to void yourself of a cause.
As a hypocrite you stand, in denial you will fall.
Unaware of the balance shift; weighed down by ignorance.

CHORUS:
You had everything to lose, now nothing to gain.
The walls of these hallways now stained in red.
Memory eluded, you don't want to look back.
Lost and confused; forever to roam afraid.

Again and again, one after another,
you fell like collapsing structures.
Forever or never, you had one chance,
a chance to break free from this hell.
Again and again, one after another,
you let the construct fall apart.
Forever or never, you had one chance,
a chance to finally think for yourselves.

Have you listened to your words?
Patterns that beckon cynosure.
How could you beg for exoneration?
Doomed to be lost without closure.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Again and again, one after another,
you fell like collapsing structures.
Forever or never, you had one chance,
a chance to break free from this hell.
Again and again, one after another,
you let the construct fall apart.
Forever or never, you had one chance,
a chance to finally think for yourselves.
Track Name: The Departure
Feel the shame caress the being; divide the hidden complex.
Whisper death upon those who witness the notion.
A burden upon my own tainted being, binding myself to sadistic ways.
Sequences of images that haunt me forever, I must depart from the surface.

CHORUS:
When you hear my words, you will know what they meant.
Through fearful screams you will motion forward.
An elegance that was once seen will be seen once again.
The omen has foreseen the departure.
(CHORUS x2)
For this is not the end.

I have nothing left, not a single word,
not a sentence, not a passage in writing.
Obsidian skies dwelling above,
amplified distortion in my eyes.
The catalyst guiding my visions,
void me of darkness and render my light.

(REPEAT CHORUS x2)
For this is not the end.

Deity of darkness, Erebus, please lay thou to rest.
The illuminate columns of idols, they fall to the ground.
Augury forgotten, I cannot see the road I travel.
Forgive me my creators, my wings are burning down.
(My wings are burning down.)
Track Name: Frozen Impulse
Forever; not a word to describe us.
Dreams of what was, and what could not have been.
I did not listen to your cries of amendment.
That is the last mistake I could only hope never happens again.

CHORUS:
Displayer of elegance; show me empowerment.
The illustrations of what you will become.
Even as we are divided, I will watch you rise above,
atop a landmass to construct your vision.

I was the wanderer and I had found my way to you.
Upon connection, I was suddenly grounded.
This reality I lived, it was cold wishful thinking.
I am now the traveler; I have found my own way.

(REPEAT CHORUS)
(Displayer of elegance; show me empowerment.
The illustrations of what you will become.)

I was the wanderer and I had found my way to you.
Upon connection, I was suddenly grounded.

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Apparitions
Who do I let in?
What do I keep out?
Tell me these things so I can finally not feel alone.

The entities surrounding; displaying progression.
I unfolded a hope that deceived me.
Motionless was the surface I roam, as time fell short.
My space became divided.

CHORUS:
Paradigms replacing themselves in countless measure.
Apparitions surrounding me guide my way home.
(Guide my way home x3)

In ruin I lay with no destination.
Entities surrounding me; displaying progression.
Broken by the tongues of hatred; who are they to afflict me?

Paradigms replacing themselves in countless measure.
Apparitions surrounding me guide my way home.
(Guide my way home x3)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Entities surrounding me; displaying progression.
Track Name: Deceive, Elude
Witness the collective, and follow forth.
You were destined to pursue a fate of regret.
Can you hear the voices?

Do you hear the voice inside your head?
Convincing you to deceive and elude.
You know you will never forget it.
Holding on to familiar prospects.
How could I ever believe what you said?
Your excuses and reasoning are littered with lies.
The abhorrence resides within your eyes.

CHORUS:
Rested behind a blindfold; among your filth and damnation.
Isolated with the purest regret, I will steal what you stole from me.

Evolving a faithless stasis, observing phonetics.
This acidic mindset is all thanks to you.
It's all thanks to you.

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Glass Images
(Will you ever see?)
Will you ever see clearly?
Surrounding walls controlling every action,
lethal dependance for a tainted atlas.
What direction are you going?
Where does your pathway take you?
A lost trail leading to nowhere.

CHORUS:
Glass images are all around you.
Chemical devotion consumed.

Are you prepared to face the comedown?
The dreams perceived inside your head begin to rust.
Voices of reason; you never heard what they said.
Visuals turn to dust; you never witnessed them anyway.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Begin the reality reset.
Begin the redesign.
Begin the reality reset.
Regain your self control.

Begin the reality reset.
Begin the redesign.
Begin the reality reset.
Regain your self control.
(x2)
Track Name: The Parallels
Can you feel the rage possess your mind?
The power to erase; you do not possess.
With a sinister grin and an evil intent, you constructed a new design.
I will never accept this truth that you tell me.
I will not let you control me.
I am the maker of my own; my own illustration.
A parallel created by introversion.
How do I stop this?

You foolish coward!
Masquerades plague your mind, yet you deny my existence.

CHORUS:
I am no longer myself; for he is dead.
New adaptations to a festered mind.
Your thoughts are not your own.
The parallel takes control.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Watch as your sanity runs amok.
(x2)

(REPEAT CHORUS)
Track Name: Impasse
(INSTRUMENTAL)
Track Name: Enlightened
Balancing upon the edge of pressure, I anticipated the fall.
Endurance I've known; strength I've shown; seemingly never existed at all.
I have reduced myself to nothing.
Falling; praying; waiting for something.

Days endured for far too long, dreaming of serenity.
Listen for the calling, plan escape from this vile prison.
(x2)

Reborn as an architect, destined to shape your future.
Start again, start anew; commence your genesis.
Defrost your heart from within and feel the elegance.
Restore the damage, mend the wounds, alpha clairvoyance.
Enlightenment beckons me.
Over challenges I will triumph.
I will escape this atrophy, I'd rather ascend before I fall.

Grasping onto esperance as the light just fades away.
The anthem of enlightenment draws me closer.
I finally feel.