The Fall of Therenia

by Aspherium

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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) A progressive metal space Odyssey. Thrashy chuggers will give way to Enslaved-sounding chord structures. Leads akin to early Metallica lead into Spanish guitar solos. Blackened death, 70’s prog, symphonics, cyber aesthetics; the list goes on and on. And while some releases end up feeling recycled and gimmicky in their fusions, the songwriting is masterful enough that each track manages to have its own distinct sound. Full review here: metaltrenches.com/reviews/2014-a-space-odyssey-28 Favorite track: The Revenant.
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An epic sci-fi concept album that takes you on a progressive death metal journey.

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released January 5, 2015

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren

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Aspherium Moss, Norway

Aspherium is a progressive metal band from Norway. With a blend of death and thrash mixed with progressive and mellow elements they create the music they enjoy.

The new album "The Fall of Therenia" was released in September, but is now available here on Bandcamp due to requests from fans that use Bandcamp. Please enjoy the album, and let us know what you think.
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Track Name: The Fall of Therenia
Count the stars as I observe the horizon
A distant shockwave distorting the view
Two full moons as I stand in the twilight
Blinded

I see all these dark objects coming down from
the apex of our world
Numbers obscuring the view of the sky
Will this be the fall of Therenia?
Please forgive me for doubting

Revenant approaching from a shattered sky
Ship setting down in a cloud of fumes
How can we have what is theirs?
This is our first contact

Tall figure
Draped in black
Burning eyes
Beckons me

The Revenant are here
For what you have taken

Foh'r yovh grah'l
Isah' nath'rakah

Prepare for harvest
Of all of your blood
Foh'r yovh grah'l
Isah' nath'rakah

We will not concede
To this misery
You speak all but lies

I see all these dark figures growing
Down in the abyss of my mind
Revenant searching my mind for the truth
Rampage through the heart of Therenia
Please believe our innocence

Counting the Revenant ships coming down
Shockwaves distorting my view
Two full moons obscured by a wall of war ships

Stand and behold all that you know
They'll strike us down
What have we done?
All can be lost, that is the cost
Is this the fall of our world?
Track Name: The Revenant
Revenant rampaging throughout the town
Burning it all to the ground
Claiming demands we do not understand
Epic scale battle at hand

What does our own future hold?
Beaten and broken down cold

I will search for answers
What are they doing here
I will find a reason
That will defy you

Now the sky is bleeding
And shedding off its soul
I hear distant screaming
And the sound of thunder

I will move through the fear
And I will step beyond
That which lies ahead
Imminent danger

I will find a way to gather up a team
And find a way to defeat this invasion

Watch your cities burn
We will burn down your empire

Cities bleeding
Raining down
People screaming
Haunted sound
Nation burning
To the ground
Revenant yearning

I seek thee
I deceive
I will feast upon your souls
And I will have my harvest

But I'm still alive
I look to the sky
I search for a truth
Asking why

Fire raining down
Fear running through my mind
Fearing what I will find
Am I the only one?

Where are the others?
Searching for someone
Searching in vain
Searching my mind
Finding nothingness

Hoping that this is a dream
A nightmare that will fade away
The darkness that rises is real
It tears at my soul
But it won't bring me down
Track Name: Broken Beauty
Climbing through remains
of what was once a place of peace
Dripping wet with blood of my brethren
I can barely breathe
Bleed me the truth
And stop their arrival
I must come to terms with this
And find a way to stop the slaughtering

Stop annihilation

Running onwards towards my fate
Searching for someone alive
Broken beauty beyond disgrace
All we can do is survive

Hearing the cry of survivors
Leading me towards a hideout
Everyone broken and helpless
But back in the distance
I see a familiar face

Searing above all
Screaming
We will burn you with skyfire
The smell of burning flesh
Endless cries for help

Running onwards towards my fate
But I am no longer alone
Broken beauty beyond disgrace
Another objective beyond

The search for the Catalyst
That can end this thing once and for all
Hidden deep underground
This can prevent our fall
Track Name: Guardians of the Gates
We are on the search for the Catalyst
Lost for countless ages
Stories claim it can render
the Revenant each one cold and lifeless

Deception beyond
what we must go through
It's not who we are
But it may be our only choice

Power to attack specific
DNA strands just found
in Revenant
The Catalyst to save us
once and for all
all against what we live for

Deception beyond
what we must go through
It's not who we are
But here we all stand to face the...

Guardians of the gates
Standing through the age of time
Guardians of the gates
Staring into...

We will step forth and claim
the right to enter
We must prove to be
Therenia's defenders

The time has come for
the gates to once more open
This place has slumbered for
a thousand years

Guardians of the gates
Standing through the age of time
Guardians of the gates
Staring into my mind

Every step we take, I feel someone watching
I sense someone watching our every move
The scientist can't here any more
All dead and turned to dust

Guardians of the gates
Standing through the age of time
Guardians of the gates
Staring into my mind

Deception beyond
what we must go through
It's not who we are
But it may be our only choice

Something wants us to leave
A deep rumble trembles the room
I feel the ground giving in
I close my eyes as we all fall
Track Name: City of Stone
Crawling through the piles of scattered debris
Fragmented remains in the palm of my hand
A brilliant flash of light reveals this to me
In the distance there's an ancient city

Rise and behold
An ancient wall
We approach the unknown
“Nothing changes in the City of Stone”

Advancing on the road towards our last hope
This device built by Exteria Serene
We're counting on the fact that this thing is real
The Catalyst of legend

A rumble from the darkness
A red light appears
The city awakens

“Throne of shame
Ancient evil remains
Here I sit on my throne
Nothing changes in the City of Stone”

Who dares disturb this ancient monument?
Who interrupts my sleep?
I was to slumber for eternity
to never be of need

I will strike down upon your heresy
I will inhale your souls
I will torment you forever
And you will be with me

An ancient A.I. in rampancy
Stands between us and what we seek
It will destroy us and consume our minds
to never be alone again

We only seek the ancient Catalyst
to defend us all
We are just fighting for Therenia
The Revenant must fall

I have consumed both Therenian and Revenant
Your innocence is a lie
I have observed you for a thousand years
I known all your lies and all of your fears
And I will watch you die

The A.I. disappears
And then we see our goal

A massive active portal
The stone ceiling cracks and falls

And as I reach the portal
I turn to the others and realize

The other members of my team
My love and my friends are gone

The portal takes me away
Track Name: Regret And Eternal Sorrow
Where are they now?
Those I left behind?
Why didn't you listen?
I don't know how to return

My heart is in darkness
My structural weakness
There must be a reason
Will this be the end?

Traversing this wasteland
Why was I brought here?
No sign of significance
No sign of purpose

My heart is in darkness
My structural weakness
There must be a reason
Will this be the end?

No life here
No saviour
A light in the distance
Now I gather my strength

We'll meet again
I'll find a way
A flickering light
Illuminates my resolve

My heart is in darkness
My structural weakness
There must be a reason
Will this be the end?

Some hope here
Truth out there
Approaching a structure
of unknown design

We'll meet again
I'll find a way
A flickering light
Illuminates my resolve
Track Name: Warden of Eons
I am on the steps of the doorway
Leading to the truth
Can this madness be made into sense?
Can I find an answer?

The weight of my world on my shoulders
I'm the only one
The sacrifice of the others
Will never be forgotten

And so I will step forth

Now
I see the truth within my reach
I can sense it in my bones
The answer is hidden here
I reach out to grab it

Now
On the threshold of knowledge
to save my kind
I need to find a solution
a way to survive

Standing in silence
My will is taken away from me
Standing in silence
Sensing an interloper stalking me

Revive me now
Revive my senses
Revive me now
Revive my senses

Searching in my head
For a truth that was once shed
That truth does not reside
Within the corners of my mind

Now just let me go
I will tell you what I know
A Revenant in my mind?
Or an A.I. I will find?

Standing in silence
Feeling the life draining out of me
Standing in silence
And here I stand in the darkness

Revive me now
Revive my senses
Revive me now
Revive my senses

I've run this facility
for countless eons now
I know everything the universe will share
Therenia was but a speck of dust to us
But you posed a threat when you went forth
And drew first blood

Revive me now
Revive my senses
Revive me now
Revive my senses

Now I'll let you go
I have seen you did not know
But still a threat you hold
Our technology you stole
Track Name: Landfall
As I exit the portal
Blinded by fright
My world's infected
by Revenant might
Is it too late
to restore our fate
Shattered harmonies
from the city of Theron Serene

The Revenant Blight
must end in this night
Exteria Serene
We were deceived
Must all of us pay
for the sins of the few

Therenia burned and raped

Oncoming drones
Stealthy approach
Scared and defenseless
Raising my senses
Shattered remains
Hide in plain sight
As a structure falls
Down from the sky

The ground starts to rumble
As a massive mothership sets down
Engines fill the air with acid
Lungs burn with every breath
I must run into the city
Find the members of my team
Did anyone survive this
No one alive is to be seen
What if I'm the only one left
All alone against them all
I don't know how to defeat them
I can't do this by myself

All alone in darkness
Withering
All engulfed by sadness

Staring at my shadow
Into darkness I fade

Acidic air comes creeping from behind
I can't escape
My vision getting darker
Hurting more with every breath
As I stumble and fall down
I look up towards the sky
My last vision is a Therenian starship above

As I come to myself
I'm blinded by a bright white light
Is this what death is like?
Is there no more Therenia?
My eyes adjust and I can see a figure by my side
Neither a demon or a pale death
This figure holds my hand

The Revenant Blight
must end in this night
Exteria Serene
We were deceived
Must all of us pay
for the sins of the few

Staring at my love
Into her eyes I fade

Not alone in darkness
Withering
All engulfed by hope
Track Name: As We Light Up The Sky
See the city laid to waste on the horizon
Power weapons and prepare to engage

And then we light up the sky
A version haunting my mind
A future of our world in fire
Troubling future ahead

Firing blasts of hot molten plasma
Throwing at them everything we've got
Revenant mothership rises through the smoke
Rising to the sky without a scratch

And then they turn to attack
Powering weapons to strike back
I feel the energy rising
Brace yourselves for the impact

Breaching the hull
Unknown energy sear through the ship

A rapid blast of endings
Streaming through my mind
Searching for a solution
Lost inside

And then she touches my hand
And brings me back to this land
A blazing vision of dream
The Catalyst here it's real

We lack their DNA strand
The standard attack will force cells to expand
And turn their ship into ashes
When their mothership crashes

Bleed for Therenia
Crash to your doom
Now just leave us alone
And we will watch the sun rise again
Track Name: Reality Unfolds
Searching the remains
Of a Revenant site
Crashed to the ground
In a fury of light

We're stepping through
All the blood and the flesh
of the Revenant

Seeing the bloodbath beyond
Sharing their death in their bond

Sensing some movement
there up ahead
Someone still alive?
No all must be dead

No one can survive that Catalyst blast
I see a draped figure

Screaming
I am beyond you all
I am the endless one
I will consume your souls
as you wither

Tearing
I am the pinnacle of evolution
Your race is the subject of my retribution
beyond bone and flesh

Your very own flesh
infused with our DNA
the Catalyst will destroy
All of you along with me

Load up the Catalyst
Enter genetic strand

It's true
We'll destroy ourselves
We must find another way

As reality unfolds
In front of our feet
I must do what's right

Gather and be safe
Go forth and journey through life
I'll make the sacrifice

As I journey through the void
Towards the unknown
I'll still be right here

We'll meet again in another cycle
We'll meet again in another lifetime
Take me away and regain your Therenia

As I journey to the void
Towards the unknown
I'll see all things right

We will meet again somehow
You will all prevail
But I'm leaving now

Your blind arrogance will be your undoing
I'll blast away your very soul in this field of fire

And the end is nigh
As I look to the sky
It's my own demise
A worthwhile sacrifice