Journey to Illumination

by Seraphic

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credits

released May 23, 2017

Seraphic is:

Sam Wolstenholme - Vocals/Keyboards
Erwin Febrianto - Lead Guitars
Raouf Araji - Rhythm Guitars
Michael Bates - Bass
Daniel Langdon - Drums

All music composed, arranged and performed by Seraphic
Produced, engineered and mixed by Kalen Austin
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street Studios)
Artwork and band photography by Luke McClean (Shots for Bands)

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Seraphic Brisbane, Australia

Seraphic are a five-piece female-fronted, epic melodic piano metal band hailing from beautiful Brisbane, Australia.

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Track Name: The Reckoning
Turn your face towards a brighter day
Where the skies are blue, the air is clear
And children can come out to play
You’re leaving it all behind - the poverty, brutality
But there’s no hope here, no home to find

Welcome is a fantasy for desperate and frightened souls
Ignorance, our faithful shield
Their cries unheard as thunder rolls
They’re dreaming of life of the free – of liberty, equality
To change a word in infancy

They rise above us while we fall
Deeper into the sin within
Disciples of unholy war
We fight for nothing just to win
Yet their pain pervades our skin

We can’t deny the dark side of success
Of wealth and fame, the rich man’s game
Oppression, our great hidden shame
Yet higher and higher they stand
Stronger now are their demands
To settle the score, end this silent war

Illuminate your senses
Surrender your defences
Prepare to face the consequences
No time for our pretences
Recognise our own offences
Wake up, the moment commences

They’re victims of humanity
We’ve bathed in the river of their tears
Yet now it’s time to meet their fears
The greatest silence has come to an end

They rise above us while we fall
Deeper into the sin within
Disciples of unholy war
We fight for nothing just to win
Yet their pain pervades our skin
They rise above us while we fall
Deeper into the sin within
Disciples of unholy war
We fight for nothing just to win
Yet their pain pervades our skin
Track Name: The Silent Apocalypse
There's a storm brewing in the distance, the portent you fear
Elusive winds beckoning you closer
To a fate that awaits, to a future so bleak

There's a hell breathing fire, a world in eternal flames
Acid rain that corrodes and floods that erode
The surface of this man-made world

And there once was a dream
Of blackened skies crystallised by final peace
And oh, what a dream
Of humanity's morality so binding and true
But arm yourself in apathy, don't misconstrue.

Man and woman, child and beast,
We all dine at the devil's feast
Ignorant preachers and callous priests,
They lead us astray
Blind faith is our hell on earth
The apocalypse of fear in belief

Visions of Eden
Transcending the lie
Follow the light to a darker space
And stare into Heaven's distorted face, oh!

Burnt at the stakes, we are sinners that cannot repent
Stoned to the death by our masters who will not relent
Dying for their pious flaws,
As righteousness endures.

And there once was a dream
Of saviours laying violence to rest
And oh, what a dream
But the day will come when we all finally see...

Man and woman, child and beast,
We all dine at the devil's feast
Ignorant preachers and callous priests,
They lead us astray
Blind faith is our hell on earth
The apocalypse of fear in belief

And there once was a dream
Of blackened skies crystallised by final peace
And oh, what a dream
Of humanity's morality so binding and true
But arm yourself in apathy, don't misconstrue.
Track Name: The Tide of Life
Listen to the wind whisper
Hear the voices of cries beyond
See the skies, the stirs of thunder
The shattered dreams of a dying day

Destruction, desecration, oh how the mighty fall
Alone in our desolation, no longer we stand tall
The storm is upon us, but we cannot run and hide
Fate will control us, we'll be swept away with the tide of life

As the night falls, consumed by silence
Blissful ignorance has lost its sheen
We're left to face the world's defiance
The time has come when we'll be undone

Destruction, desecration, oh how the mighty fall
Alone in our desolation, no longer we stand tall
The storm is upon us, but we cannot run and hide
Fate will control us, we'll be swept away with the tide of life

Time continues on, but our faults remain
In the end, how far have we truly come?
In the fight for freedom, are our hopes in vain?
The darkest night of the brightest day
A truth we're so afraid to say

Destruction, desecration, oh how the mighty fall
Alone in our desolation, no longer we stand tall
The storm is upon us, but we cannot run and hide
Fate will control us, we'll be swept away by the tide of life
Track Name: Child of the Water
Child of the water, caught in the stream
The son and the daughter of unfulfilled dreams
Caught in the shadows, you search for the light
Your soul pure and yearning is lost in the night of our making
Swathed in the darkness, a casualty of ignorance
Break through the silence that hides all the sins of the world
Bringing dark to light, beyond the black and white
The greatest war is yet untold

Where is the humanity in power through insanity?
Violent answers to threatening questions
The fear holding us back
The ordered chaos of a world paralysed by greed
Deaf to cries, a rule of lies
A shield against true need
Where is the humanity in power through insanity?
Violent answers to threatening questions
The fear holding us back
The ordered chaos of a world paralysed by greed
Deaf to cries, a rule of lies
A shield against true need

We’ll never forgive, we’ll never forget
The tapestries red, blood paints the world
Corrupted souls blacken the whole
And truth within is reality’s sin
And judgement day will come

The child rises with the tide
Out of the sea of silent darkness
The one to lead them all
To keep their faith in the dream

Where is the humanity in power through insanity?
Violent answers to threatening questions
The fear holding us back
The ordered chaos of a world paralysed by greed
Deaf to cries, a rule of lies
A shield against true need
Track Name: The Road Less Travelled
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Fire and Ice
A faint light in the distance that’s beckoning to me
The first sign of life I’ve seen since the day that I broke free
Lost in the wilderness, misty fog my shroud
I wander through this world alone
But then I hear the sound
The purest note of hope calls me home

The battle’s lost but the war’s not done
You cannot see yourself and what you’ve become
I will not fight for what was never mine
You are your punishment for your own crimes

There is a price to pay for freedom that you won’t understand
There is a chance to live without the mercy of your wicked hands
And I’m searching, and you’re searching for some comfort in the night
But I won’t be bound to you in toxic sight

I struggle and I falter through the forest in my mind
I try to find my way out but it always leads back to you
Like fire to the ice, you melt me to the core
Like water to the thirsty man, you make me want you more
But you can’t make me drown

There is a price to pay for freedom that you won’t understand
There is a chance to live without the mercy of your wicked hands
And I’m searching, and you’re searching for some comfort in the night
But I won’t be bound to you in toxic sight

I’ve been waiting for so long for you to let me go
And one day, I’ll run away to the darkness down below
Free of you, free of me
Free of the world that used to be
Free of you, free of me
Free of the world that used to be

The battle’s lost but the war’s not done
You cannot see yourself and what you’ve become
I will not fight for what was never mine
You are your punishment for your own crimes

There is a price to pay for freedom that you won’t understand
There is a chance to live without the mercy of your wicked hands
And I’m searching, and you’re searching for some comfort in the night
But I won’t be bound to you in toxic sight
Track Name: Emancipation of the Lost
A fleeting illusion, profound confusion
And suddenly you’ve lost your way
The demons that haunt you, a world that taunts you
But you long to escape
An infinity of the anarchy raging in your mind
Endless fears of chaos near
But can you free yourself and awake?

Throw yourself upon the altar
Pray to your gods for sweet release
Shackled and caged by your dark past
Longing for redemption you cry to they who turn blind eyes

And only you can save you now
Open your eyes and see the sun
And now is not the end
The darkness is not real
The enemy is only what you feel

In this life, we all leave as quickly as we come
If you dwell only in shadow and waste away in your dreams
Your soul cannot be free

Traipsing on down the road of the damned
Vision clouded by uneasy mist
You linger on but fade away

And only you can save you now
Open your eyes and see the sun
And now is not the end
The darkness is not real
The darkness is not real
Track Name: After the Night
The riots in the streets, the shouts of disbelief
The march of the outsiders who will no more keep the peace
Like cogs in the machine, slaves to widespread greed
Wealth the measure of your worth
In the profit-generated dream we’re in
Don’t you try to think, don’t you try to feel

And they’re one of us
And they will not control us, each life is worth the same
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day
And they’re one of us
Someday they’ll have to join us in their personal hell
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day

Survival of the fittest, the strong defeat the weak
In this animal kingdom, cursed are the meek
If you’re trapped in your misfortune, you’re entirely to blame
Though we make the thieves then punish them
It’s your own fault for losing at the game
Don’t you try to think, don’t you try to feel

And they’re one of us
And they will not control us, each life is worth the same
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day
And they’re one of us
Someday they’ll have to join us in their personal hell
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day

So out of touch, judging too much with ill-informed minds
Dictating lives of those who depend on benefactors wise
The hands that feed all those in need corrupted by greed
The celebrated crimes of our time
Injustice transparent to those who see

And they’re one of us
And they will not control us, each life is worth the same
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day
And they’re one of us
Someday they’ll have to join us in their personal hell
So don’t be afraid, after the night comes the day
Track Name: The Final Act
Throw the dice and play your hand
My every wish is your command
A puppet on a string
You are numbed by my controlling
The finest mask is a smile
The innocence of a child belies what hides beneath
The serpent coils and seethes inside your mind

Breeding the masses of soldiers for battle
They mindlessly follow, their souls dead and hollow

Read the script and say your lines
In a pre-determined state of mind
You are programmed to believe
This dystopia has you deceived

The stage is set, begin the show
Our sweet duet ‘midst tales of woe
And on we act ‘till curtain falls
The show goes on ‘till the end of it all

Marching to the beat of drums through this journey of life
Dancing to the same old song, a melody for all time
And the wheel is turning, endless clockwork chimes
We are forever learning what we are prescribed to survive

Breeding the masses of soldiers for battle
They mindlessly follow, their souls dead and hollow
Nature and nurture, the code for your future
There’s no point in fighting, for there is no hiding from us

And one day when you need it most
Your life has left you
Just a ghost who walks the night unseen
No purpose, no direction, just a dream

Marching to the beat of drums through this journey of life
Dancing to the same old song, a melody for all time
And the wheel is turning, endless clockwork chimes
We are forever learning what we are prescribed to survive