The Horologist

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The Horologist is the second full-length album from Cities of Mars riff-space-rockin' out events through the mythological history of Mars.

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released April 5, 2019

All music by Cities of Mars.
All lyrics by D.Palm except The Floating Museum – lyrics by D. Palm & C. Norén
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Esben Willems of Berserk Audio.

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Fuzzed-out sci-fi conceptual doom trio from Sweden.

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Track Name: Necronograph
Destiny and time, defile
Life beyond the years, barren skies
Devices of the Eye, subdials
Oscillating mind
Isochronic beating on the inside,
Silveroid entangled
Necronograph
Illusions of my ending, reverse mechanicals
Hallucinating - a stolen light

Calibration, Prime Meridian
Counting down, Prime Meridian
The Nexus time, Prime Meridian
Dials of blood align

Metrical divine, malign
Beyond the veil of fears, broken ties
Devices of the Eye, subdials
Counting hours left behind
Isochronic beating on the inside,
Silveroid entangled
Necronograph
Harvesting the anguish, reverse mechanicals
Hallucinating - realities

Calibration, Prime Meridian
Counting down, Prime Meridian
The Nexus time, Prime Meridian
Dials of blood align

Mechanical heart contraptions, bring me back to life
Scars divine incisions, growing stolen flesh
Ethereal sense perceptions, the rush of youth
Sacrificial medication - the blinding light of truth
Track Name: Trenches of Bahb-Elon
These accursed lands, under a burning sun
These barren sands, what we’ve become
From worlds of seas, clear skies and storms
A lifeless breeze, a ground of thorns

In the deep dark space, a long lost home
When the clouds are turning black, are we standing all alone?
The rising sun won’t dissolve these veils
The mists of our memory
Within the circling tides of loss and life

Trenches of Bahb-Elon

Behind these walls, lifetime of war
Shelters and halls, wires and doors
The waking hours of endless nights
Time will tell of wrath or silence

In the deep dark space, a long lost home
When the clouds are turning black, are we standing all alone?
The rising sun won’t dissolve these veils
The mists of our memory
Within the circling tides of loss and life

Trenches of Bahb-Elon
Track Name: Inner Sanctum, Outer Space
Sanctum, collapsing, this husk is dying from the inside
Colossal, this madness, minds awash in the blood-tide
Impact, destruction, collision invisible fires
Cavities, expanding, a world of nails and wires

Systems alive, seconds of precious time,
Falling through cracks of weightlessness
Transparent walls in my tomb, one last horizon
Systems alive, seconds of precious time,
Falling through the cracks of weightlessness

Sanctum, dissected, vapors of defiance
Corrupted, transmissions, last words in silence
Ballistic, dark matter, floating skeletal haven
Surrounded, blackened wings of ravens

Losing time, we disappear
It’s too late we’re beyond all fears
Sanctum
Sanctum
Track Name: Hydrahead
Heptagram towers, orders of the Eye (connected)
The seven flames, planetary messenger
Starlight entwinings, ciphers in distance

Hydrahead

From the prying eyes we hide, veiling the words
From the prying eyes we hide

Sentinel rising, carrier of hate
The worm inside, serving the Lord of Time

Beyond the deep blue skies
The faintest light
Inside the lucid dreaming

Hydrahead
Track Name: The Last Electric Dream
Radiance inside, a waking dream
Elusive skies, dying embers gleam
Divisive lines, scars of symmetry
Lifetimes, in the machines of Elysium

Awake in silence, shards of liquid life
Vials of memory, a sorrow’s hive
Is this the last of my dreams?
The end of the shimmering isles?
Am I to live through these tears?
The blood on my hands?

On the horizon’s bitter end, a new dawn awakening
The light will find me – and bury me in the flood
Bury me in the flood
Track Name: The Floating Museum
Under this crystal arch, on a raft I float
Alder and pine, carries my bones
Hair to my knees, nails are bent
Lay down, open up, the largest crystal gives me strength

Lore - of ancient times
Lost, lights far behind
Scripture, miles of bindings
Serenity and silence

Scribes of the ending chime
Last call ‘fore the lights out
Carrying darkened flame
In the halls of the nameless

Torn from hallowed land
Burnt by the black hand
Horologist in disguises
Vanities and vices

Scribes of the ending chime
Last call ‘fore the lights out
Carrying darkened flame
In the halls of the nameless

Adrift on an ocean, lost to dark and bitter winds
I embrace the rain
Surface between the worlds, skies and hollows,
I embrace the rain

Under this crystal arch, on a raft I float
Alder and pine, carries my bones
Hair to my knees, nails are bent
Lay down, open up, the largest crystal gives me strength
Track Name: Work Song
Don’t break my sister’s heart, don’t shed my mother’s tears
Don’t break my brothers spirit, don’t bring my father’s fears
Raise your voice to the Huntress’ calling
Close your ranks, stand through the darkness
Morning brings a lightning sky
Track Name: Lines in the Dark
Earth ablaze and poisoned skies, who will be left alive
Barricade these broken doors, fortify, hide to survive

Winds across this no man’s-land, howling through dead of night
Carrion ashen sands, waiting for morning sight
Falling lights from the sky, bright lines in the dark
How can we prevail, in these murdering times?
Seven plains of madness, hollow grounds around this maze
walls crumbling down, lost in shattered haze
Counting seconds all are waiting
shadows growing, death is coming
Eternal vengeance
Falling lights from the sky, bright lines in the dark
How can we prevail, in these murdering times?

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