And When The Sky Was Opened

by Serocs

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Serocs is:
Josh Smith - Vocals
Antonio Freyre - Guitars (L)
Phil Tougas - Guitars (R), solos
Timo Häkkinen - Drums
Mike Poggione - Bass

Mixed by Neil Kernon
Mastered by Alan Douches

Engineered by:
* Guitars (L) by Merlina E. Zawpup at Merlino Records - Guadalajara, MX
* Guitars (R) and solos on 02, 04 and 06 by Hugues Deslauriers at the Lab - Montreal, CA
* Backing vocals (Phil) by Pierre Tougas - Montreal, CA
* Drums by Tuomas Kokko at Electric Fox Studios / Escape Room - Jyväskylä. FI
* Bass by Mike Poggione and Zachary Clayton Dendinger - Florida, US
* Vocals by Josh Smith - Florida, US

Additional recordings by:
* First solo on 06 by Jason Suecof
* Solo on 07 by Thomas Luijken
* Solo on 08 by Tyler McDaniel

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released November 27, 2015

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Track Name: And So It Begins
Nothing at all like the extravagant passing
so valuable to them
so invaluable to all

So it ends
Heart of oak and lead
Distant I see it
my heart longs for it

So it ends
No replacement for its shroud
So it ends
and so it begins

And now the storms blast
Shredding wooden masts
tyrannical deserts
of times past

And now the storms pass
monstrous waving flags
freezing what little they had

So it ends
It’s a damned life
With no I and no other
who hears the sound?

Nothing at all like the extravagant passing
so valuable to them
so invaluable to all

So it ends
But worry not
Because so it ends
and so it begins

The richness of self
and the emptiness of being
when the sky was opened
and solitude reigned

Total paranoia
is just total awareness
Total disgrace
in its mortal sternness

And so it begins,
the final stand of man.
Our ultimate judgement.
Track Name: Solitude
No better companion
Than no companion at all
For solitude is the richness of self

No better monotony
Than fear itself
For gravitas will sink in on itself

For whoever is delighted in solitude
is either a beast or a god
And whoever isolates their world
is either in pain or beyond

Ride into the sunset
for no one goes there anymore
What is left there for me
if all of you are gone?

As the ground cracks
in thirsty revolt
and the flora dies
under injustice, gone

Lay with me
sweet solitude
I will keep you company

Lay with me
let our hope prevail

Who would have thought
that murdering them all
would feel so alone?

(Solo: Phil Tougas)

Had I not known
that I was dead already
I would have mourned
my loss of life.

Now we disappear,
well, what must we think of it?
From the sky we came,
now we may go back again.
Track Name: Itami
Autumn wind of eve,
blow away the clouds that mass
over the moon's pure light
and the mist that clouds our mind

Do thou sweep away as well.
Now we disappear,
well, what must we think of it?
From the sky we came.
Now we may go back again.

Do thou sweep away as well.
Now we disappear,
What we must think of it?
From the sky we came.

Had I not known
that I was dead
I would have mourned
my loss of life.

Year in year out - all but a dream.
Both Heaven and Hell are left behind.

I stand in the moonlit dawn,
free from clouds of attachment.

Year in year out - all but a dream.
Both Heaven and Hell are left behind.
I stand in the moonlit dawn,
free from clouds of attachment.

Autumn wind of eve,
blow away the clouds that mass
over the moon's pure light
and the mist that clouds our mind.
Track Name: When The Ground Swallowed Us...
Eternal night, the soul of man
Begging for your brightness
But none will bow to your whims
Followed by all, revered by none

Everything ours, not one yours
From the horizon to the omega

You are removed from our grave
We remove you, unwanted one
Over your grave we lay our swords
and we lay with beasts over your grave

Desecrating your desire
Desiring your desecration

Self-sustaining plague of nature
that overwhelms the mind
Profit feeding, endless greed
and weakness fed the fear

Desecrating your desire
Desiring your desecration

This cursed stranglehold encircles
the man who made the world wild
Fire, explosions in the sky
powering the impulse of mankind

We’ve made the world into the underworld,
We destroy as we desire

To keep up the individuals
To extend our madness

(Solo: Phil Tougas)

Nothing at all like the extravagant passing
so valuable to them
so invaluable to all

Distant I see it
my heart longs for it
The spot to end
this unending blight

But your strength surpassed ours
Your will destroyed ours
When the ground swallowed us
and when the sky was opened.
Track Name: ...And When The Sky Was Opened
Hidden, the face of man
Oh sole darkness, no replacement for your shroud
The world bows down to your desire
While you went alone: All men, steers, and wild brutes

Whatever lays on earth, crawling upon your feet
Whatever flies high, falling across the creek

You settle each man in his spot,
You remove the unwanted

Everybody has his nourishment, and his time of life is figured.
Their tongues are discrete in discourse

When the ground swallowed us
and when the sky was opened
When your touch wrecked havoc
on every soul, frozen

You make the world into the underworld,
You bring forward as you desire
To keep up the individuals
To extend your madness

When the ground swallowed us
and when the sky was opened
When your touch wrecked havoc
on every soul, frozen

You make the world into the underworld,
You bring forward as you desire
To keep up the individuals
To extend your madness

Whatever lays on earth, crawling upon your feet
Whatever flies high, falling across the creek

(Solo: Jason Suecof)

To the extent that you made us for yourself
The master of every one of them
The master of every place in here
The Aleph of life, extraordinary in death

Whatever lays on earth, crawling upon your feet
Whatever flies high, falling across the creek
You settle each man in his spot,
You remove the unwanted

Everybody has his nourishment, and his time of life is figured.
Their tongues are discrete in discourse
You make the world into the underworld,
You bring forward as you desire
To keep up the individuals
To extend your madness

(Solo: Phil Tougas)

You remove the unwanted

Hidden, the face of man
Oh sole darkness, no replacement for your shroud
The world bows down to your desire
While you went alone: All men, steers, and wild brutes
Track Name: Them
As I open them up
their innards spill
But something is different
This time I'm right

These empty vessels
are dissimilar
As I suspected
from time to time

I'm being chased
by imposters
I've been called "delusional"
but it is them who are blind
They can not see
What really lives inside

Loved ones replaced
for identical maniacs
Known ones replaced
by deviant miscreants

They are getting numerous
must act quick
A detailed surgery
might just do the trick

Replace the brain
It's been compromised
Devour it whole
Just to be safe

Now the stalked
becomes the stalker

(Solo: Mike Poggione)

Total paranoia
is just total awareness

Hence they said:
‘When we are gone,
really we pass on not,
since we will finally breathe’

(Solo: Thomas Luijken)
Track Name: For Nothing
The front line is the spot
where one toasts the celestial alcohol in war,
where our honorable stares are stained red
where the barrels yell

Where numerous painful memories
Downpour from adornments
Where rulers are crushed
Where dawns the day

There is no disgrace like death in war
All for nothing
Nothing at all like the extravagant passing
All for nothing
so valuable to them
All for nothing
so invaluable to all

Distant I see it
my heart longs for it
The spot to end
this unimportant pain

Hence they said:
‘When we are gone,
really we pass on not,
since we will finally breathe’
This will make us content

The front line is the spot
where one toasts the celestial alcohol in war,
where our honorable stares are stained red
where the barrels yell

(Solo: Tyler McDaniel)

Where numerous painful memories
Downpour from adornments
Where rulers are crushed

All for nothing