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Out of the sun an outline of truth
Darkness draped in brilliant light
Blinded – unable to gaze
Down the chasm of enlightenment

The rays sting my eyes as I turn to the sky
The scornful face of a merciless sun
Unable to slake my thirst for insight
My mind desiccates with ignorance

A perfect image of contradiction
Reflecting in my fading consciousness

Fierce blazing light
Perfect solid dark
My thoughts invert

In the barren wastelands of insanity
My only light is that of the sun
Trapped in darkness, now lead astray
By luminescent lies

What if the world as I know it is false?
What if illusion is the only thing real?

I have sought the line between light and dark
The incision between life and death
I realize that my search is futile
That all and nothing are intertwined

My mind scorched by enlightenment
The sun sets on my dying eyes
A monument to my failure
I disintegrate


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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