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No eyes fall on glaciers
Ever held in winter's caress
The ceaseless expanse of Earth
Cased in ice

None remain – nothing stands, still
All we held true now gone
Our constant hunger for more and more
Let another bear the burden
As we burn and forget

Encase in ice – Halt all
Blacken the sun – Pole to pole
Frozen wasteland – Cryosphere extend
The guilty long since dead

The pain of blame
Fuels the combustion chamber
Our bias too great
No perspective or incentive
Fading freedom dreams
The true fossils our minds

Extremes extend as flows cease
Burn and freeze life away
Arid and glacial wastelands collide
A sphere where only ice can prosper

Flee the frozen lands
Where only death holds sway
Regardless of how you shift the blame
We are bound to pay

Sentenced and bleeding
Lifeblood glacial
Deceased and shrouded in snow

Cataclysmic defeat for aeons to reign
No eyes fall on glaciers
No one will witness our end


from Catalyst, released August 28, 2015
Written by Archaea, recorded by Archaea. Mixed and mastered by Johan Treptow.



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Archaea Gothenburg, Sweden

Archaea is a melodic death metal band founded in 2007 by the Heidarsson brothers. Catalyst is our first full length album, that we recorded ourselves. If you want tonally interesting harmonies anchored in solid metal, you've come to the right place.

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