The Parade of Nature

by Aktaion

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about

The Parade of Nature has started. This is the second album from Aktaion. A collection of songs from a time where there is no hope and no bright future. The songs deal with the prospect of loosing what we depend upon the most, and the guilt, angst, anger and sorrow that follows.

The Parade of Nature is in a lot of ways a concept album with regards to different lyrical themes, lyrics, melodies and progressions intertwining between the songs and throughout the album. My own words about it as main driving force behind the music:

"I wanted the songs to have broader connection beyond being just great songs gathered on the same CD. I broke some of my own barriers which said 'I can´t do this or that' such as in repeating different lyrics and melodies. But writing like that became easier, especially as I wrote most of the songs parallel to each other and my mindset as in meaning and emotion behind the lyrics remained the same. There are continues references between the songs on the new album and I feel this creates both an listening experiences that differs from how you might perceive an album otherwise, and also something that pays off in listening to the album as a whole while studying the lyrics. To add to the concept of Aktaion and bind our two albums together, I reused melodies from our first album. This idea became the opening track on the album, which I then continued building upon and brought with me into the other songs."

credits

released July 29, 2016

Francis Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Snäckmark - Vocals
Axel Croné - Bass
Jonatan Ney - Guitar and vocals
Oskar Johnsen Rydh - Live drums

Album guest
Christopher Amott - Guitars
Joey Concepcion - Guitars
John Anderberg - Vocal and vocal arrangements
Hanna Lindqvist - Keyboards

Album production
Mixed by Staffan Birkedal at Soul Noise Studios
Mastered by Ry Wick at Violent Groove
Artwork by Sigma Collective

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Five piece melodic metal band from Halmstad Sweden.

Second album The Parade Of Nature out now!!

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Track Name: As the Hope Collapses
Before it starts
My Life Is Ending
The Hope collapses into fear
Before I Go
My Last words to you
Save yourself the time is here
Before it starts
My Life Is Ending
My Hope collapses into fear
Before I Go
My Last words to you
Save yourself the time is here
And as every living cell
turned against us
Save yourself the time is here
Before it starts my life is ending
The hope collapses into fear
While the hope collapses
Before I go
My last words to you
Save yourself the time is
Track Name: Candid Flow of the Shrapnel Dust
Form a perfect line
from point a where we fought to leave our legacy to the point where we drown in harmony from all the beauty we killed in pursuit of the
Candid flow of the shrapnel dust
In this Hell we created, we are gods
As the colour of water turn Gold
we taint the earth
with glorious parades
we taint the earth
with glorious parades
In this Hell we created, we are gods
a world in flames we celebrate
with glorious parades
we taint the earth
With the glory of our parades
All we need is hate
while the fire burns we can stare into space
and dream while life here goes on
we would leave if we could
but we´re held to the sun
a prison of glass
familiar souls watching us from the outside
wishing that they could be here
while we´re consumed by the sun
In this Hell we created we are gods
Move!
We are bringing down all we need
where we can drown in the oceans we filled with carcasses so alive
We can see them swim towards us
in the
Candid flow of the shrapnel dust
Dust
In the Parade Of Gold
we taint the earth
Dust
In the Parade Of Gold
We Can´t have enough
Dust
In the Parade Of Gold
we taint the earth
We need more
Hail!
To the Candid flow of the shrapnel dust
And as every living cell
turned against us
All we thought was here
Before i Go
My Last words to you
Save yourself the time is here
While we´re consumed by the sun
Track Name: Seven
I am a false prophet
in the sight of a signs
despite of my self-preservation
In my chest seconds turns to days
But I come back
despite of the signs
devotion divide and die
clear out eternity to come back
When you shutter time is changed
But this is eternity
I am a god
in the sight of the signs
a false superstition
taking hold inside of you
despite of the signs
Seven seconds never ends
A vicious circle becomes so clear
in the end
they come back
We are silent signs in a silent song
sang by loudly singing choirs
testified I crave to eat your backbone
for you to die
When you shutter, time is changed
But this is eternity
They will take their time
They will take their time
They come back
They come back
In your chest
I am a false prophet!
In your chest, in your heart
A vicious circle freely roams
In essence it found its place
We are silent signs in a silent song
sang by loudly singing choirs
testified I crave to eat your backbone
for you to die
You´re the silent song they sing for us beyond the grave
silent signs for silent ears
backbone for you to
no one can sing when they come back
i am a false prophet
i am a god
Track Name: Walrus March
there shall be no
whores born from the mothers of Europe
no whores born from the daughters of whores
no children born when Europe's in flames
when Europa is burning
men find families burning from when the sun came crushing down
to be returning whole engulfed in the fire of wars to come
The fire in your eyes
is not a metaphor
it´s nothing more than real flame
if you should burn I should do the same
but remember still I am are everything
there shall be no
wars born from the mothers of Europe
no wars born from the daughters of war
no whores to be produced in the fire
when Europa rises again!
The fire in your eyes
is not a metaphor
it´s nothing more than real flame
if you should burn I should do the same
but remember still you are everything
when all of the world comes crumbling down
when all of the world comes crumbling down
with desire
when all of the world comes crumbling down
with the science
To the march of the walrus i am bound to the march of the walrus
But to walk in a gray pine to parade in the march of the walrus
the fire in your eyes
is all I'm looking for
coming home to real flame
the fire in your heart
is all that left your soul
when all of the world came crumbling down
but the sun has another side
to be coming home, covering mile after mile
to be seeing the hole in your heart
and the darkness lazing your eyes
made the parade of nature a lie
so you made all of the world come crumbling down!
you made the parade of the walrus a lie
But to walk in a gray pine to parade in the march of the walrus
Track Name: The Parade of Nature (feat. Christopher Amott)
We are all part of it all
all we claimed for us all
at the end of the world we hear
All the things they sang for us
in their song they warned us all
But we all heard nothing
We are all sorry
And while the swans flew high
And while the whales died out
we are sorry
All of us sorry
The silent song of the walrus we fought
And all the birds which sang for us
In light of it all
All of us sorry
We´re taking all the silent songs
We´re all part of it all
And all that remains is the dust
In the Parade of Nature we marched
And all that remains is the dust
In the Parade of Nature we marched
And all that remains is the dust
of the crows
of the last
of the first
of its kind
of this world
In the Parade of Nature we marched
for the world
we destroyed
in our conquests
the last of its kind
and all that remains is the dust
of the whales
of the last
of the first
of its kind
of this world
In the Parade of Nature we marched
for the swans
we destroyed
In the march of the walrus
And all that remains is the dust of this world
We´re taking all the silent songs
We´re all part of it all
And all that remains is the dust
Track Name: Stones into Sand (feat. Joey Concepcion)
You are last one to stand, in the way of my conquest
and when the red flows from my hands I can bring about the fall
I came down with the might
I came down with a breath of cold inside my lungs
and the stir up of rage and hate towards my objects of vengeance
but When all that I knew became dust in my hands
and changed the flow towards the void
You are last one to stand, in the way of my conquest
and when the red flows from my hands I can bring about the fall
But it is said the eruption is the way
We claimed for ourselves
in taking part in parade of the carcasses
Greater numbers turn
Ever greater numbers turn
stones into sand
and trees into fire and all in all we are
building a mountain of hearts
and in its foundation are
every reason we found
to turn all our waste into
production
And see what we made of you instead
You are last one to stand in the way of my conquest
and when the red flows from my hands I can bring about the fall
High up we are going to mount the last of the tusks
in remembering the path we choose
with taking part in the parade of death
Track Name: Death Coloured Gold (feat. Christopher Amott)
as the colour of water turns gold
we as a species find
Through the fire in your eyes we marched
In the colour of gold we found
answers to the reason why
we marched behind a world that cried
as the colour of water turns gold
We fall apart
And every single cry we found to represent
All the songs we sang for you
and every single one we killed off you
We go down
through the hole in the sky
we can hear the world cry
And as the colour of water turns gold
All that I see is oceans in the colour of death
as the colour of water turns gold
We taint the earth
as the march of the walrus turns
All the songs we sang for you
into the silent song
We go down
through the hole in the sky
we can hear the world cry
through the earth we can hear the world cry
and as the march of the walrus turns golden the march of the walrus turns gold
Track Name: Gold Coloured Dreams
and as the colour of the water turns red
Trough the earth we hear crying of the world
our world crying
we can hear the world cry
All the world cry for us
and as the colour of water turns red
from all the thing we poured
and as the colour of water turns gold
from all the thing we poured
and as the colour of water turns black
from all the thing we poured
and as the colour of water turns gray
from all the thing we poured
and as the march of the walrus turns
black from all the thing we poured
and as the colour of water
turns gold
All the world cries for us
cries for us
from all the vile things that
we poured In to the oceans
From all the things that we did
In our dreams in the colour of gold
From all we poured
and as the march of the walrus turns
black from all the thing we poured
Track Name: For All the Things
for all the things that we are
for all the pain that we caused
i hope there is song
as the angels descend
there will be death
a saviors sorrow said
disfigure our breed
headfirst go against the grain
for all the things that we are
are we worth saving
through sorrow through pain
now there is blood
as the blessed have foreseen
we are losing it
for all the things
illusions that differs
but illusions that helps
a mindless way
headfirst go against the grain
For all the things that we are
are we worth saving
through sorrow through pain
the sorrows of a world
this pain channels through
the faith in fate is nothing
the trembling foundations of a world
for all the things we are
for all the things that we do
this pain channels through
the sorrows of a world removes us
and takes us
the sorrows of a world
this pain channels through
the faith in fate is nothing
the trembling foundations of a world
The sorrow of this world removes and takes you far away from earth
The sorrow of this world removes and takes you far away from earth
Track Name: The Silent Song (feat. Christopher Amott & John Anderberg)
The silent song we sang for you
With the last dawn of our sun to earth
No we never came back to these ruins we hoped would be home
From the lessons we learned we can never come back
But the parade of nature took turns we could never have seen
so we left you in the dirt to grow
In the dirt of our mother of nature of swans that fell
In the hole in ocean they drowned.
And while the swans fly high
take them down
And while the oceans dry
make it rain
And while the whales die out
make them last
And while the swans fly high
take them down.
We crush the walls of the womb of the soul of our world
Let the oceans dry and we can fly away
All our dreams are a mind of its own
But we dream on our own
The silent song we sang for you
The silent song we sang for us
The silent song we sang for you
With the last dawn of our sun to earth
No we never came back to these ruins we hoped would be home
From the lessons we learned we can never come back
But the parade of nature took turns we could never have seen
So we left you in the dirt to grow.
In the parade of nature we marched
In the dirt of our nature that fell
In the parade of nature we marched
In the hole in the oceans we died
In the parade of nature we marched
In the dirt of our nature that fell
In the parade of nature we marched
Track Name: Silence
Just silence...