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No way but forwards

by Carving Colours

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A sound in the wind, a soft and distant roar, the onset of a storm a soul is spilled somewhere far away. A neighbour yesterday, it could be you tomorrow torment has a limit, unlike human greed. A cry against this rotten world tear upon tear, forming a sea Destructive wave purifying the evil choking us Isolated ... first step Together ... the only way Path of pain, overthrow the power Way of salvation, start over (One) drop is weak on its own (blood absorbed by the earth) but might overflow a cup (blood flowing from the earth) A shortening wick (igniting the hearts of men) undying flame... The Future was a delusion of men present and past feed the time ... overthrow the power, way of salvation, start over (One) drop is weak on its own (blood absorbed by the earth) but might overflow a cup (blood flowing from the earth) A shortening wick (igniting the hearts of men) undying flame... (spurring the instincts of men)
Martyr 07:16
Deep in your head there’s a voice calling you wake up!, death is knocking... eyes wide open don’t be afraid Break, all these chains the damned box is sedating you a tool to enslave society open your eyes, face the truth This is breaking news: A man self-immolated at the gates of the Parliament. It happened this morning, around half past nine. The victim was forty-two and he's survived by his thirteen years old daughter. He had recently been evicted from his home. The police believe this incident was not a terrorist attack, but rather an act of protest. The paramedics were unable to save his life. Before setting himself on fire, the man left an envelope on the pavement, suspected to enclose his suicide letter.. As the investigation goes on, it seems this attack could be linked to the recent disturbances; they might be more than just isolated incidents. However, this man made no attempt to harm any others. Witnesses report that his last words were "no dignity, no life". Now I have nothing, just a shadow of my old self … hundreds of calls, one last shout: no dignity, no life... When all hope is dead, and there's no faith, Martyrs’ sacrifice fuel for the uprising Bloodstained key for a chance, no sorrow nor pain, one-way road to the end, fall back and head down or rise and stand tall again Fighting for air, global consciousness don’t let the bloodshed be in vain Routine is our opium Apathy leads to pain When all flesh is burnt and a clamor arises Martyrs’ sacrifice fuel for the uprising Vanquished lion, casting a dull roar when all explodes, eternal echoes soar Now! Self immolation bright as a star, marking the goal
The envelope 01:09
There was a reason, for all my acts they were dismissed as madness there was a root for all these actions and this was the key Dispossessed of everything without dignity nor means what else could I do? When I looked into your eyes, all sorrows dispersed One by one good men, were steadily falling Everything was collapsing, pressure building up and up the whole world and society crumbled down I failed at seeking support... gloomy days, all doors closed. And then the darkness and winter came and your mother gone... Away from you, from her, cause her eyes are yours I fought for your future Every minute... the final punishment I'm fighting against waves, condemned to lose no one cares but you. A flame guttered without salvation, even if it shone brightly before dying. A father, a victim, monster or lion, agony in his eyes. I'll burn! (it’s my decision) I'll lose everything! (maybe I couldn't protect you) No way! (two hours to say goodbye) I'm an empty shell Crawling in misery, naked and battered Broken by all their games, lords of paper and gold No witnesses, no alibi, shattered lives Visions of sorrow, (I'm sorry), visions of cold When you read this I don't expect you to understand Alone, in this room, getting ready for my fate Only dry tears remain... (ready to lose, ready to shine) (What had to be done... had to be done... to be done... done) My fall, your rise...
A new dawn, sunlight in crimson red blood in the air, breathing sorrow and misery Our number is our power All together Countless faces, one shared heartbeat, tearing down the walls we once built. Like the old Lernaean Monster Facing false heroes Slain carcass, one more arises a few heads fall, hundreds rise Dusty lights surrounding death screams and heartrending yells life after life, nobody is safe Tonight the Grim Reaper feasts Rage taking over your mind it's time, time to start a war. Oppression and fear in our hearts... a sign, sign to change the world. Dreams are gone with the quiet night nightmares awaiting first lights no matter how frightening your fears may seem they’re overshadowed by reality No time for words, it's time for war! All will be lost in this wicked game It’ll be the era of a new beginning hope must not die Don’t let blood and fire obscure the target, endless violence is self-destruction.
-- I. Awake to the aftermath -- Eden fell and the truth was revealed. All the stars we wished upon turned into ashes. Why is everything destroyed? Why are so many friends gone? Why is everything soiled with smoke? Why are there puddles of tears at my feet? Relax, it's over... These ruins will be our playground. My father is gone, my mother died when I was born Calm down, I'll stay with you. You won't suffer the same. Take my hand, the storm has abated. We are tired we are blinded (by pain) lost generation waiting for some light Oppression and fear in our hearts, it's time, time to change the world. -- II. A debate upon the remains -- Hundreds of souls are just a memory Thousand of bright lights vanished Don't lose their gift, remember their legacy. Upon these remains we debate Has it been the right way? New life growing from these ashes? The old temple demolished Corrupt columns and pillars exposed Why would we need a new one? Can we do something better? Each cry in the dark will become a song of hope It will be hard (always has been) It will be long and arduous -- III. Don't forget what brought us here -- A parade of pain we had Evil deeds they’ve done Their empire drained our lives Leeches biting our skin There's no regret Burn the past Take the time Now... When all hope is dead, and there's no way Martyrs' sacrifice, will be remembered. -- IV. Dawn of a new day -- All the broken dreams we’ve left behind A cool breeze inspiring virtuous notions Moon, cross or star, only idols Will is the tool to start again New horizon revealed, full of doubts but it was the chosen way A man shouting out loud: Dawn of a new day There are always trace elements of blood in each new structure The onset of a storm, a soul that is spilled somewhere far away...


A concept album that explores the validity (or even the necessity) of violence and conflict as ways to change our reality when it becomes unbearable and oppressive.

Possible causes, consequences and responsibilities are depicted in this 45 minute work that tries to capture the zeitgeist of our time.


released October 29, 2013

Composition and arrangements by Carving Colours and J. A. Barranco. Lyrics by Carving Colours.

Recorded by Leo Peña and FJ Kubero at Digital Groove Studios in 2012-2013.

Edited, mixed and mastered by Leo Peña in June 2013.

Artwork design by Ideophony.

℗ & © 2013 Carving Colours and J. A. Barranco.
All copyrights in this sound recording are owned by Carving Colours and J. A. Barranco.
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Carving Colours Seville, Spain

Carving Colours is an independent progressive metal act hailing from Seville (Spain). We aspire to create concept albums that fully explore the emotional spectrum, as well as the wide variety of musical influences that we bring into songwriting.

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