Things We Leave Behind

by Soliloquium

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1.
Dead Ends 05:46
Flightless, we stand Firmly on the cursed soil Was there a war to win? Racing the clock to no avail Life has come to a halt We're still compelled to carry on Deterioration sets in Times of forfeiture A lingering ghost of what once was Absent-minded, obsolete Warning signs were ignored Plunging towards the crossroads Degraded to nothing Dead end existence I turned every wretched stone Degraded to nothing in toxic thought I just don't know where to turn I just do not know
2.
As waste are the unworthy, the dregs of life The defect, the defiant, the unwilling A crumbling life equation Consistently endorsed by fingers crossed Frustration and contempt, a bitter pastime Deemed unbecoming by pitiful design Our search of peace is but a burden Monetized, stigmatized, conformed Succumb to the frustration Of a material pursuit that was never ours We are misplaced in life Far from the favoured circles Left to wander, no signs of relief Meanwhile the shadows grew vast We sing the song of the discarded We sing the song of the discarded ones Lacrimose sleep yields no resolutions Dulled ambitions of the sufferer Constructing thoughts in vain The escapist's maze of mind Cannot defeat the shackles of reality
3.
Reminiscence 05:42
No silver lining In the common misery Glorified, ashen crowned Streetlight city swallowing lives A blank stare beyond the crowd Pale reflection, a sea of thought Replay the movies in my mind Rearranging fallen times Another shape in monochrome Another war inside foregone Enter the silent stage It's been a scramble, a strange trip Carry the trace, this reminiscence The twisted journeys in black and white There's a sense of yearning In the weak at heart To dream with the best of them Wager war inside Enter the silent stage Faded shades of innocence Fallen times in the darker corners It's that time again..
4.
Inner cacophony Destructive tendency Obsessions, distractions Eroding neuroticism You installed in me caution A persistent voice of unreason I gazed beneath into the depths of man Examined every concept in perilous review To be so strong, yet so weak Exhausting mantras inside Devoid of instinct, an existential misshape A flaming adversary in sullen silence An inward turn, a dismal partaking
5.
Nocturne 04:50
City night brings me back To retread past steps Among the moving shadows Among the distant lights I'm a fly on the wall No more profound moments An overstayed welcome Repeat the cycle of duty Submission's inevitable decline In olden footsteps Nameless shape on the pavement Flickering lights, heightened senses Nocturnal being in transit Solitary bliss, fevering Inward reflection The nights that used to last forever Just don't happen anymore
6.
Betrayed and abandoned He closed the doors on life Lonely days until the final rest Sorrow's burden A hesitant smile A graven image of what was lost I never wanted you to hurt, nor suffer so Can I abandon the place by your side? I never wanted you to hurt, nor suffer so Can we find meaning, and reconcile? To the deepest pits of grief It seems we are destined To overcome and fall again Absent reward Fine winter days Drenched in sun The beauty stained by loss We could only watch As you were stripped of all your worth Every promise made Time can betray
7.
Let my hair down Faint summer breeze Like I could breathe For the first time Tall trees shifting colors Finally I can see So much and so little to say Have I found my home? Out of my place of hiding A fleeting moment In the wake of a storm
8.
The Recluse 07:28
Where is the grace? In our passing lives Abundance of the worldly A lack of substance A senseless race head-to-head with the wilful Your fight was never mine I see cold men graceful in their moves Ready for the next sweeping tide This tired parade of words inane What is there to hold on to but the pretense of dreams? I cannot lower myself, idle another day Turning away from truth and profound thought I have seen, I've searched enough Determined faces and plastic facades Search in despair for some humanity Nourish the fading spirit This is my requiem My long awaited reclusion I can't silence the voice That speaks of detriment The detriment of human kind I just never found a home A sense of common ground Forever deemed a stranger, yet forced to comply Do I dare to dream once again? Govern my own existence Do I dare to dream once again? Do I dare to leave things behind?

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The third full-length album from Swedish melodic death/doom metal band Soliloquium. "Things We Leave Behind" was mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm. It's also Victor Parri's first drum performance with the band.

" Things We Leave Behind is a another high-quality dose of melodeath with just the right balance of heaviness and melancholy. It’s a touch more polished and adventurous than Contemplations and heavier to boot. If you’re a fan of the likes of Insomnium, Katatonia and Rapture, this should be a no-brainer. Don’t be a thing left behind. "

- Angrymetalguy,
www.angrymetalguy.com/soliloquium-things-we-leave-behind-review/

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released March 16, 2020

Stefan Nordström - vocals, guitars
Jonas Bergkvist - bass
Victor Parri - drums
Mikko Heikkilä - guest vocals on "The Discarded"
Joakim Rudemyr - additional vocals on "Dead Ends" and "Reminiscence"

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Soliloquium Sweden

Soliloquium is a swedish death/doom metal band started in 2011. Our main influences are Katatonia, Anathema, Paradise Lost and October Tide. Soliloquium has grown from a side project to a full fledged band, and our musical horizons are expanding beyond death/doom.

The third full-length album "Things We Leave Behind" is out 16 March 2020 on Naturmacht Productions/Rain Without End Records!
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