Archetype of Might

by Faces of Cain

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"Hear the cries on the plagued lands!"

'Archetype of Might' is the newest release of Faces of Cain. Expect 26 minutes of all the vileness and beauty metal has to offer; the music ranges from death and black to gothic and symphonic metal while the vocals vary between brutal and melancholic and make the music reach higher levels of energy and sound.

Vocals: Michiel van Schooten
Drums: Chris Nijboer
Bass & backing vocals: Olav van Duin
Guitar: Arjen Booy
Guitar: Joost Kramp
Keyboards: Harmen Voortman

Recording drums, bass & vocals: Tom Meier, Studio Recordings
Recording guitar & keys: Faces of Cain
Mixing & Mastering: Tom Meier, Studio Recordings

Logo design: Rob Köhler
Artwork: Faces of Cain

We say thanks to: Jord Elgersma, Maarten Opbroek, Edward Wuite, Rob Köhler, Tom Meier, Jos Zoomer & Jurjen Karelse.

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released April 14, 2014

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Faces of Cain Enschede, The Netherlands

Faces of Cain draws from all the vileness and beauty metal has to offer; the music ranges from death and black to gothic and symphonic metal while the vocals vary between brutal and melancholic and make the music reach higher levels of energy and sound.

Arjen - guitar
Edward - guitar
Chris - drums
Harmen - keys
Michiel - vocals
Marieke - bass
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Track Name: Envoy from Sheol
So, Here it comes knocking on the gates of my sanity again, it's procured a certain arrogant pride

Here is the paradox patiently waiting in heavenly frock to uncover itself
which remains as a cycle of unanswered questions, gathering dust with the books on the shelf

Piecing fragments together of the life before the fall

Prying, prying in my soul
I implement the will of the valiant redeemer

Fear, my torch brings, I enforce the law forced on me
Tied with serpents' empty husks to the cross
A bitter puppet of the light

In the name of Forcas we wrote the litany to banish all angelic life
We siphoned the breath from the shells of heralds
And imprisoned the cherub's mind

Souls at ease were retained by the crowd
In the tranquil evening sun
Bibliophageous prophets recovered them
And burned an effigy of us

Hear the cries on the plagued lands
Rickety jigs the afflicted gits sing bitterly in sacrilege
When brimstone rains down in a glint so raw and serene, all lies down with the soil as one

We envied the men on the scene
that only felt the blade
and vanished in the dormant green
by entering Eden's gate

Now, having made this foul and bitter sacrifice, I am crowned before my liege

Tears of the emissary fall unto the hilt as the sword exacts it's brutal toll

Still breathing while my consciousness is fleeting, trusting the soil to bring repose
The gleaming of perpetual relief is seeping in through the opened door

My soul evicted
Imprisoned in a prismic crystal
And adorned with thorns at Sandalphon's court
Reborn before the angelic lord.

Without a casket I am to remain
Track Name: Selfish Revolt
Death wish to dismay
Bleed with me, freed with me
Shock and awe to dominate
Bleed, freed with me

Sirens are howling
For rain in pounds, sudden relief
which never came..
The curtain is falling,
Disillusion is weak, but fed by them
who brought it all on themselves

Another’s rising

Chorus:
Full force, one push
Unceasingly till convinced
Just to see if they'll ever wince
Full force, one lunge
Unceasingly till the end
Crack the sky where it will not bend

Death wish to dismay
Bleed with me
Shock and awe to dominate
Bleed with me, freed with me

Stick to my roots
Even if it means to burn with the tree
Of a culture haunted by dusk
Instilled you plead
For I anticipate that you'll strand
High above the earth, to descend

Another’s rising

-Chorus-

I hear their voices in my head
They scream my name, they scream I'm dead
I know they're suffocating
I can't save them
I've got to save myself

-Chorus-
Track Name: Dweller in the Land of Nod
Beneath the sands of time lies a strange and deceptive life
The oracle of the gods is the child-voice of love

In thine own soul hear thou it.
Heed not the siren-voice of sense, or the phantom-voice of reason.

Rest in simplicity and behold the face of virtue
Beguiling life, the face of deceit, with eyes piercing dusk
In essence shall be; the face of onslaught.

Behold the clenched fist, the bruised lip, the broken sceptre.
Here be the face of the new order, the face of Cain!

Grinning bearer of the scythe, pay thy dues to Lilith
With gleaming thought, outflung to none
The origin of sin is the great threnody of God, the victory of instinct
Sacrificial vessel of the night.
The remedy is rapture

In motionless dance and speechless song, the betrothed to mater night
Son of serpent and father of lies, take refuge within the flames of the earth

Upon the seas of bitterness,
And the shores of delight
The maelstrom shall shape the archetype of might!
Track Name: Ascension of Attis
[Attis:]
Did you know that I had fears
Venturing onto an unknown trail
but the life that I led
I felt that it would lead to no avail
I regret that I was weak
And couldn’t live the fate spun out for me
I’ll depart from her side
Abandoning my only legacy

Did you know that I had dreams
And that I wanted them to see
That the son of the sheep
Could even have a princess at his feet
Farewell Cybele

[Cybele:]
Attis leaves?
The son of sheep would dare abandon me?
Does he not see?
Magna Mater Cybele, if I cannot have him no mortal woman shall
Attis, take your leap
You’ll be plunged into insanity
For your deceit you’ll be spun into the web of tragedy

[Zeus:]
Go son, remember your fall
Go son and answer the call of the earth
For your rebirth shall be of greater significance
Track Name: Revenge
I want what comes to me
For I have turned and turned and I am out of cheeks
Menance to society
For being myself means we are enemies
I have to do unto others as they have done unto me
Bones sticking out and with blood you’re drenched
I want revenge

Every day I drag my soul through the streets that I’ve faced
Beaten down until I stayed
And every day I take that stroll, without the punishment earned
There’s no fucking lesson learned

My thoughts grow darker and darker by the year
For I have bled and bled impatiently
The grave you were digging is now my trench
Inaudible screams from your holey chest
I want revenge

Every day I drag my soul through the streets that I’ve faced
Beaten down until I stayed
And every day I take that stroll, without the punishment earned
There’s no fucking lesson learned

Me in the barrel, you in the coffin
I want revenge
Track Name: Virus
One for the soul
One out of pleasure
One just to show
It's going too slow
An idea that grows
A dark hidden treasure
A virus that robs
The earth from its soil
Engineered life
In encrypted death
With this control
What lies ahead
Smooth paths like throats
Cleared from diseases
Inhale this virus
Exhale new life
A lamb of God
Without a herd
Without a God
Saviour 'n slaughterer

Come taste the air, accept your fate
Spit out your thoughts, annihilate
Pierce through your skin to find underneath
That what you are is what you breathe