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The Horologist

by Cities of Mars

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Great - Thanks Guys! Favorite track: Inner Sanctum, Outer Space.
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ovasen Sci-fi, doom, och göteborgssvengelska -
en blandning av allt som är coolt!
5 av 5! Favorite track: The Last Electric Dream.
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Darknight The concept of mixing the history of Mars and doom metal is truly mind blowing! Cities of Mars have created such a futuristic sound to the vision into the future, its definitely a contender for AOTY. Favorite track: The Last Electric Dream.
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JTB One of my favourite release so far this year, pure fuzz and Sci-Fi world building greatness Favorite track: The Last Electric Dream.
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1.
Necronograph 07:20
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Hydrahead 04:55
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Work Song 03:10
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
8.
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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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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