Inspiring Nightmare

by ForTiorI

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about

Combining modern prog metal / djent with old school heavy metal / grunge, in this album I´m trying to find my roots while pushing forward. In writing and production, I tried my hardest to take the best of both worlds and fuse them together.

Defined roaring djenty tones that are at the same time dirty and smudgy. Precisely mixed drums that still have some slack and edge. A bass building a defined low end basis while sounding like a roaring monster.

If I succeed in my endeavors or not is hard for me to tell. But what I do know is this album was a lot of fun to make and working with my new vocalist Brian Wright was a blast. I hope you enjoy this latest ForTiorI creation as much as we do.

credits

released October 19, 2015

lyrics, vocals - Brian Wright
soundcloud.com/brian-wright-1
guitars, bass, drum programming - Johnny
writing, recording, mixing, mastering - Johnny
quote in "New Genesis" - Dr. Robert Oppenheimer
saxophone in "Unread Story" - Sage Judd
soundcloud.com/achlis
guest vocals in "Crimson Air" - Evan Magor
evanmagor.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/zand3
album artwork - Bryan Shepard
www.facebook.com/rainingbrains
www.designofbryan.com

www.facebook.com/ForTiorI.de
www.youtube.com/c/ForTiorIJohnny

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Track Name: New Genesis
(instrumental)
Track Name: Beyond
her voice read to me
"dream is destiny"

trapped in a never ending
stream of false awakenings
am I asleep or have I
become thoughts eternally

[first time whispered - second time montone sung]
information floweth into mind
patterns tessellate in time

taken from familiar states of be-ing
I am thrust into an existence of decaying perceptivity
the resulting consequences of which I have yet to

appreciate but point to even deeper meaning and may be

infinitely far reaching

questions
are self-answered
in this passive
interaction

trapped in a never ending
stream of false awakenings
am I asleep or have I
become thoughts eternally

taking inventory of
my faculties I
flip the switch to
test the environment

i can still see
i can still breathe
but this reality
bends at the seams

0characters degrade
the settings fade
the meanings escape
profundity remains

her voice read to me
"dream is destiny"
Track Name: Fallout
The warning sent
Our efforts bent
An element's
Critical mass

The greatest minds
a grand design
the sands of time
turned into glass

do that death dance
put us in that holy trance
the breaking of the universe
is in our hands
this is what we have become
this is what we have done
to ourselves we can blame
no one else

the goddess of destruction
our salvation hallelujah

when we saw the lights in the sky
we said our goodbyes

the splitting of
a nucleus
propelling us
into eternity

do that death dance
put us in that holy trance
the breaking of the universe
is in our hands
this is what we have become
this is what we have done
to ourselves we can blame
no one else

our future depending on
narcissistic inventiveness

when we saw the lights in the sky
we said our goodbyes
We all knew then
we were all gonna die

in BATTLE | in THE FOREST, | at the PRECIPice | in THE MOUNTAINS,
ON THE | DARK GREAT SEA | , in the MIDST OF | javelins and arrows,
IN SLEEP , in confusion, in the depths of shame,
The good deeds a man has done before defend him

a man made sun is rising in the west
bringing with it the flames of death

we engineered the end
to sleep safely in our beds

when we saw the lights in the sky
we said our goodbyes
We all knew then
we were all gonna die
Track Name: Stampede
A hapless Marauder
Flung into the vastness
Left to brood alone
Left without a home
But with a power that no one had known

Following magnetic trails
Stellar winds upon his sails
The weary tyrant flows
With ancient tech in tow
And all reports say he's destroying as he goes

Stay awake! That one they lost is coming back!
Welcome fate! This universe ain't so big after all

Expect no fold
Revenge is a dish best served cold

Start running! There will be no stone left unturned.
Keep running! There will be no world left unburned
in his wake

Stay awake! That one they lost is coming back!
Welcome fate! This universe ain't so big after all

Expect no fold
Revenge is a dish best served cold
Track Name: Unread Story
scribbling profane markings upon the page beneath the twilight
we've become the authors of ourselves

finding pleasure in the mundane

we all fall down
[befriend the ground]

accepting imposition abandoning our mission
to permanent submission the enemy of vision
believing in a fiction ignoring composition
a haphazard decision escaping definition

rejecting admonition we lose our indivision
beyond all recognition fulfilling premonitions
falling into attrition refusing this remission
while making no revisions the perfect contradiction

avoiding a confession we sink into regression
conform or seek secession instead of face aggression
until we're left to question our imminent succession
and buried in depression begin the great recession

we were called-to greater
paths sojourners in this
world

let go of life
embrace the strife

when did we become so useless?
uniting with the transient
and blindly thinking we're alive

spending existence on the bland
believing we're the ones who
really know the purpose of this experience

we may as well skip to the end
resign ourselves to decadence
and simply sit upon our hands awaiting

an outcome we can't comprehend
what good is it to have a
resolution you can't understand?

This tale is not done
Open chapter one

To the stars ascend
Before it is too late to begin again
Track Name: Traffic
She's on a dirt floor
lying on her back tonight
she's far away from
everything she's ever known

she doesn't get to
speak for herself anymore
her voice was silenced
the moment they took her away

but it's ok you're
thousands of miles away
safe and sound behind
prevaricating walls
you never gave a
single dollar you only looked
"that's nothing. point that
finger at somebody else"

for the first time
we can be the ones to stop this lie
maybe this time we'll fulfill our
responsibility to make this die!

keep on feeding the beast

there's a special place reserved for those who seek the
defilement of the innocent refusing them their liberty
a place of retributing torment and consequence
the likes of which even the sickest mind could never fathom

when will we start fighting?
when will we stop shelving the dignity of human beings?

why don't we stop aligning ourselves with criminals?
No one is forcing us to be accomplices.
why don't you have some respect for yourself as well?
No one is forcing you to be so dirty.

will they ever get to see again the light of day?
will their hopes ever come back the way they were before?
will we ever stop preserving such sadistic ways?
when will justice come to the children we should protect?

for the first time
we can be the ones to make this die
finally. this heartless unrelenting
depravity ends with us
Track Name: Lyra
Harp.look upon these stars
name them in your heart
love them from afar

Wait. ere you leave this cage
prepare to be brave
pain unknown awaits

when traitors come to claim
speak your father's name
do not be ashamed

Hold tightly to these dreams
lay waste to these schemes
stand in victory

And the one you call friend
faithfully defend
make it to the end

Harp.look upon these stars
name them in your heart
love them from afar
Track Name: Against All Odds
this concrete floor is weighing on our heads
we're gonna be stuck like this until we're dead
it's our choice
it's our time to correct the arbitrary balance of
constructed norm

knock knock
that's the hand of doom upon our door
we can't simply be complacent with it anymore
we are left
we are left to the trivial devices that we never got
to make ourselves

don't speak
don't even blink your eyes
the freedom we believed we always had was all a lie
cliche I know
but look again and see the ruse we used to call our
only hope

open up the escape passage through oblivion

we all live in a society of broken trust
the enemies of our existence seek to supplant us
we are at war
we are at war with a system and a substance that's
invisible but oh so clear

this time we are running out of their tenacious sight

crawl through the tunnel and penetrate
beyond the threshold

Finding an exit we puncture the veil of time
Revealing a new point of view
Seeing our lives stretched before us as infiniums
Of avenues we have yet to take

A cosmic eviction (repeated)
exiled by our dissident convictions
A cosmic eviction
exiled by our dissident convictions
Never before had we known we possessed such strength

Navigating the ethereal complex of the realm
We see a glimpse of a future hanging like a bell
The waves of it's ringing spread across the stars,
tearing them apart

We live in peace
In peace we die...

Finding an entrance we pull ourselves through to see
The pinnacle of the world we knew
And placed upon the seat with the skyline view.
No one. Nothing. We have been deceived.

It has become our comission
To remove this institution
burn it to the ground forever
Adventure is what we're made for

In this instant
We can breathe the
Air of freedom
Long forgotten

In this instant
We can breathe the
Air of freedom
Long forgotten
Open up our lungs
receive it
turn our backs and live

Can you hear a strange ringing in your ears?
Track Name: Spiegel
Madness seeps into the space between my ears
Rousing dead thoughts that have been lost to the years

Memories find a way to kill you, in the end
If you can't find a way to simply let them go

Darkness leaks into the recesses of my mind
Every time these mistakes resurface in my sight
I hate the things that I have done. Wasting so much time on the useless and vain
But these histories no longer need to be sources of pain

Break this cycle
Let this dissonance be nullified
I can make this right just
Forgive the past, let it die
Who I was is not who I am
But it is too late for me

light is low as tensions grow
down below we find no hold
we're falling into despair

Teach us how to stop this
Psychotic activity
We don't need this constant
Conjuring of misery
Who we were is not who we are
But it is too late for us
Track Name: Synnecrosis
curse the morning after
dawn of mankind's end
As the sun falls faster
our existence blends

as a toxic wind sweeps across this desert earth
there walks a new form of sentience
bent upon ending us
we are not the only ones

unrecognizable
indistinguishable
unforgivable
we are them

mass bio disaster
kills what hope we had
chaos our new master

I must return to them

The days that followed were short
with frequent nights concealing death
My determination driving me to reunite
with the ones I love

I watched these creatures overtake
then kill all living things
only to die themselves

Upon my arrival, I opened the front door...

when I saw the look in her eyes
I knew I had been too late
To my horror, she opened her lovely mouth
and spoke

"Welcome home. We are not alone."

just then
reality resumed
all I had
was gone

come join with this flesh
mutual death
surrendered breath
all things must end
Track Name: Crimson Air
casting aside the days of peace
we open up the gates of misery
to pull ourselves out of this tyranny
time to take back our stolen dignity

we're coming up from underneath
the blackened iron feet of royalty
**rebuke them for their vanity
and place ourselves upon that mighty* seat

take up arms
it's time to show these bandits who we are
make them starve
our blades are sustenance enough for insatiable guts


let them not be fooled
in thinking they can rule
we'll see just how far they can go
before they finally start to know

our reasons were not in vain
our aim was to constrain
that hideous monstrosity
who's terror is his reign

we must have missed the signs
our hatred boiled out
should we have taken it this far?
we had no other choice.

our battle focus breaks
the earth begins to quake
the creature rises up
from ancient slumber wakes

now let´s inhale this burning air

breath beckoning flames
upon the horizon
the silhouette is death

(EVAN)
this moment will lapse into nothing
and i will become part of infinity
this breathe will consume me
as fire becomes me

there is no end in sight
now let my ashes rise
Track Name: Requiem
(instrumental)