Tempest (The Footsteps of the Fool)

from by Faces of Cain

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About this track:
///Where old beliefs and flawed systems are held in place, a drop of magnificent inspiration can change the barrenness of the dogmatic mind into an oasis of fertility.///


Behind the guise of reason
the desert of the mind
the barrenness to inspiration

Now and again travellers do cross these lands
bearing the dew of morn on their feet
dampening the desert as they pass through it

The cracked soil splits, gives rise to roots
the flowering vines of illumination

A pledge is made to a deity that has forsaken them
accepting the drought as part of life
rejecting the fruitfulness that water brings

Progress is restrained by force
by visionaries witnessing the planetary course
With the tempest comes the fool
wrinkling the surface of the waters of the world

Razing foundations and raising them in their wake;
unbeknownst to him are the effects of his arrival
where now sprout vines in exuberance
he planted seeds of innocence and madness alike

Be silent, child, bred on barren soil, that you may grow to bear the cup
of law-forsaking splendour
and herald the fertile dream when the tempest has passed

Peaceful is the cosmic soul
adrift among the rubble of the arbitrary world
mocked by reason, spurned by rule
the trickling drops will settle in the footsteps of the fool


from Along Corpse Roads, track released April 14, 2016



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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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