Telos

by Isurus

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released January 6, 2011

Braun Amore - Vocals
Thomas Drew - Drums
Lizod - Guitar, Midi Guitar, Bass

Telos was recorded between February & April 2011, and mixed in May 2011.
All music written, performed, recorded, mixed, & mastered by Isurus in
‘The Blue Moon III’ in London, England.
Artwork & design by Isurus. All material copyright Isurus 2011

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Musically Isurus is an organically evolving, rhythmically complex juxtaposition of light and shade which encompasses a myriad of moods and atmospheres, always suffused with a deep presence and purpose. They create a sophisticated form of metal with many elements and a musicality that is far removed from the core genre. ... more

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Track Name: Down There
how long has it been?
I was sleeping here on this moon alone
satellite to the world where I was born
in this eclipse I'd fold

hiding in this shelter I'll silent my mouth
countless voices in my head shout

unable to face the frightening truth
that everything is nothing
I'd run away, became a faithless hermit
locked feelings in a safe

too scared to move and just too weak to stand
watching and prying from this secluded hill

a shut and blackened halo

I switched my lights off
I pulled my curtain down
told myself there's no more shows for me now

time to sleep
time to freeze
time to avoid the effort to live

has it always been like this?
have I always felt this way?
did I see things this way the first time
I had my gaze on this place?

still remain shards of pictures
the colours the smells the lights
everything was astonishing then
everything spoke to me

the embrace of the branches
the dance of the flames
the life spreading sun
the chilling kiss of rain
waters ran fluent in the river I was
evolution pinnacle that never stops to grow

what could have changed all this?
who stole that thauma from me?
who killed the elated child?
who drawn with clouds my clear sky?

I know the deceiver, the liar, the thief
I've seen the killer digging inside me
that fiend that grabbed the child and brought him away
put him in a lifeless corpse and threw the key down there
where the sphere turns carelessly
looking too awful for me

now I can see the key blinking to me
jewel sparkling from the black depths of the sea
but I won't reach it just stretching my arm
I will need to walk right towards my fear

so now there I go

just a dive to take
a step to move
one leap of faith
comfort to elude
I need to un-wear this armour or I'll sink
gotta travel light, seamlessly
no welcoming friends on that far land
by myself through forests and sand
for the picture to be whole again
to write again the tale I am
time to abandon the moon
time to throw myself
to fall down there

time to breathe
time to leave
time to dare
the effort to live
Track Name: Dark Matter
fading like shades touched by the sun
in a black and white landscape
the flame cried by the gun
that I triggered in my soul
is clearing out the echoes
of the war-drums in my skull

at will I fall
at will I reach the bottom
where I remember that
there's no place
nothing more to know
at will I fall
at will I reach the bottom
reading inside myself
the living code I need to learn

shaping dark matter into my new glowing sword
sharpening the blade to cut roots standing up like walls
leaving my safe cell to crawl beneath mud and worms
forging new metal from the contrast between cold and warm
sculpting brand new forms
writing with my blood

waves of black clouds
are submerging me
but still I breathe
seeking the light
I’ll thrust myself upwards
and I'll see
the fire that never leaves

diving into dark matter to breach the core of descending
swimming into black tides to find new ascendings
new limits

at will I fall
at will I reach the bottom
where I remember that
there's no place
nothing more to know
at will I fall
at will I reach the bottom
reading inside myself
the living code I need to learn
Track Name: Disintegrating Illusion
you were knocking
a subtle sound
from my closed
brain's doors
strictly marked
un-paused

a clock's ticking in my soul
slowly arose to show me more
calling my name with no voice you’ve been
asking about my choice
know these things I did and didn't

though I felt rhythm for sure
the doors are opened now please come in
cast inside your clearing beam
show me what I did forget
get rid of the deceived

disintegrate all my illusions

take off from me
pick piece by piece
the lying mosaic

you were knocking at my brain's door
Track Name: The Accompaniment of Shadows
comes with me
my oldest friend
her who's always been
walking beside me

slip safe behind me and follow my steps
be the cloak that wraps my back
show me the darkness that I can project
stain the ground
paint my path

shed by my shape
display twist reflect
changing your size
you keep being preserved
hiding at times
hungry you'll come back
eager to claim
the right to get your share

climbing my mountain I carry your weight
from my ankle still you hang
willing to pull me where I cannot breathe
choking love you feel for me

walk with me
I don't mind the threat
how could I now
divide my self?

strong and wise of your behavior I've grown
looking you straight inside
a new peaceful gaze has my mind
while darkness is looking at me
I'm looking at her as well

slip safe behind me and follow my steps
be the cloak that wraps my back
show me the darkness that I can project
stain the ground
paint my path

I know you now
I stopped the run to face the hound
I used to call you Seth
how wrong I was I found

shed by my shape
display twist reflect
changing your size
you keep being preserved
hiding at times
hungry you'll come back
eager to claim
the right to get your share

darkness walks silent beside while I look her straight in the eye
some places I’m in are void of light but I can use my eyeless sight

always remind me to push and to delve
to look deep beyond the flesh
I'll save you because you're the black in my scale
in this unity to preserve
Track Name: Everything is Nothing
BACK

Everything is Nothing

chains grew strong inside their heads
leashed they were to fake warm breasts

planted in the soil
that gave them birth
they went through their lives
without moving steps
gripped to their beliefs
safe in ignorance
they refused to put
their minds to the test

precious rules kept them enslaved
die for lies and live engraved

everything's nothing
but the image
of what them
that we can't see
had designed to be
what we have
to believe
this whole world is

led by shepherds without face
blind sheep rushing to dead space

planted in the soil
that gave them birth
they went through their lives
without moving steps
gripped to their beliefs
safe in ignorance
they refused to put
their minds to the test

there is no light for the eyes
that can't bear the weight of
a path to walk with no guide

there is no light for the eyes
that can't bear the weight of
a path to walk with no guide

there is no light for the eyes
that can't bear the weight of
a path to walk with no guide
Track Name: Osiris
hunting down his true face
firmly he stood right before
twisted reflections of mirrors
fell down from above

praying to ease his own gods
the dark sister he fought
twin nemesis inside
he tried to sacrifice

once he lost the fight for
his mind to be his own
in pieces he was cut
spread all over the earth

each poor piece alone sought for
rejoining the one soul

wandering like a blind swarm
for senseless ages they were

floating in unknown seas
or borrowing through the stones
trapped down deep underground
chased by the noise of crowds

shards of consciousness lost
chaos established its laws
pain was too much to bear
sanity lost its home

but there was a bright spark of love
that always endured the war

he was reforged
fed by new lifeblood
arose once again
to bring light and prosperity
wisdom built
newly
brick by brick
a new strength born by
aware vulnerability

a new mind achieved
able to see things
there to guard the gates
of his heaven and hell
a well calibrated libra to weigh
the hearts of ideas
and read the language of the world

a powerful hand to keep control
and bright eyes to read the secret code
alpha and omega he was then
master of life and death of all
brought back again
to never crumble anymore
god of black and white
god of his own
living dogma
a flourishing seed of light he was

nothing to trash or fear
iridescent portrait
never framed
always growing
painting life
filling void

king of his land now
with crown of spirit
hanging above him
free from deceiving
his war is over
Seth is now kneeling
he found his Isis
a new sun's breeding
Track Name: These Years
looking to pictures I carry inside
stuck to my sight
I realise where I come from
I recall me
sitting on spiked walls
hope in a box
like a heart beating corpse

but something in me wasn't still
I felt a thrill
drilling from my deepest womb
sneaking to find things above
a wise snake found his own way
to reach that reason
that I forgot I had
my hidden chest

suddenly charmed by golden eyes
I then promised to prove I was alive

and so I walked
I came down here to touch things
left my shelter
to face the dive that I feared
I met the sphere

far I walked
even when I wasn't moving at all
moved within
breathing thoughts
I can see ancient hidden things

far I walked
but never moved at all
I walked just sitting calm there
I moved within
thinking breath

I've been running
like a crazy horse
without even setting a goal
thirsty before a waterfall
hungry refusing any food

and so I walked
I came down here
to touch things
left my shelter
to face the world
that I feared
I embraced the sphere

day after day I was sinking deeper
like a vessel with a breach in the hull
I got drunk
tides of knowledge rushed inside
pulled me where there's no light
downwards through oceans
whirling through the maelstroms
where the speeches have no words
where silence speaks out loud

day after day I was sinking deeper
like a ship with a hole in the hull
I got drunk
tides of knowledge rushed inside
pulled me where there's no light
where the geometry of forms
melts into the sound

new colours and lights
quick movements of my eyes

in dreams I roamed awake
talking to all my shades

all those faces
all discordant
all belonging to my inner self

that void that I've always ran from
eventually shown itself to be my home
I covered the distance between moon and earth
between earth and sun
I've walked through the stars
I've been living inside black holes
where the gravity catches all
I've escaped from where photons can't
gone back to the flames of hell
by choice burnt my flesh
writing with my blood
about my endeavors

living code
human hieroglyph
a vibrant scroll eager to live
always thankful to feel
no more frightened to leave
Track Name: Eyeless Sight
electric movement
transforming energies
synapses of the sphere
colliding particles
dodging meteorites field
of order chaos consists

millions of cells
running through crowded veins
streams of holons
thoughts freed from the brain

inter-penetration
full disintegration

eternal pointless race void of a start or goal
the track without a trail
that no one built and no one knows
perspectives and proportion that change
adapt themselves
mislead the senses
charming smiling mysteries of the chance

arrows fly weak from the unfocused archer
astigmatism turns each brick into a mountain

digging this well
looking for wealth
the creature forgets
the meaning of health

inter-penetration
full disintegration

inter-penetration in isolation
melting into full disintegration

kept bound within
a masochistic
connection with
nets of deceit
answers lie there
beg to be heard
buried under
fear grief and blood


like a feral animal kept locked
restless essence screams truths never told
madly shaking in a flesh made hold
hits and cracks the walls of its own home

entire worlds
multiplied by
a myriad of
subjective minds
unwritten choice
possibilities
interpretations
sciences
beliefs
train of thoughts
visions and words
pauses
periods
inexhaustible
source of scripts
telling themselves
depicting souls
footprints on the sand
an ancient blow
with low voice sighs
throughout the world
an inner song

arising from within
an eyeless vision shows the bringer of grief
a ronin to redeem
a complex automaton pretends to be

uncreated ideas travel through the brain
the supposed forge is nothing but a gate

holistic gaze
detached observes
an actor that's
too serious about himself

searching this place
running astray
trying to fulfill
the amass utopy

everything is
encoded in
a language of
no words to hear
leaving no trace
on time and space
a lyric sings
this boundless tale

too many words for one page
and in the end
letters begin to fall
creating a small
cemetery of little stars
that shine bright
but underground
where no eye can reach them

everything is
encoded in
a language of
no words to hear
leaving no trace
on time and space
a lyric sings
this boundless tale
Track Name: Last Scene
drumming on leaves
cloud’s tears kiss sacred green
little hands
rugged arms
elderly tree
span my shade with yours
like once used to be

through a crack in the veil
the moon's benevolent face
shows her light
peaceful smile
metaphor
speaks my life

time is for me to leave
I won' t fall into sleep
I left here something that
I came now to retrieve

all around a crazy ballet
of flawless silhouettes
sharing the uncovered stage
atop this windy hill
shadows and grass dance and whirl
I attend alone to this show
that prompts my mind back to then

my legs are asking
for rest they deserve
faithful they carried
my weight till the end
my trembling hand drawn
by consumed blue veins
to them I owe the strength
to climb back my descent

vest of flesh I called me
time to rest underneath
but inside the child lives
once again laughs and speaks

time is for me to leave
I won't fall into numb sleep
I left here something
that I want to retrieve
safe from ravenous years
one frame of distant beauty
pure fragrance
this dream's last scene

tell me of
timeless days
spent to enjoy
a divine gift