The Secret Fate of All Life

by Lysithea

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'The Secret Fate of All Life' is our fourth release, and the first with our vocalist & co-songwriter Mike Wilson.

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released June 17, 2014

tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 written by Mike Lamb;
recorded at R'lyeh Studio in Dunedin, New Zealand

tracks 2, 4, 6 written by Mike Wilson;
recorded at The Beardroom in Wellington, New Zealand

male vocals by Mike Wilson
female vocals by Chloe Bray

lyrics written by Mike Wilson,
based on an initial concept by Mike Lamb

Mike W.'s vocals recorded at The Dungeon in Dunedin, New Zealand
Chloe's vocals recorded at R'lyeh Studio in Dunedin, New Zealand

produced by Mike Lamb & Mike Wilson at
R'lyeh Studio in Dunedin, New Zealand

cover art: 'The Tower' by Rosanna Bray, 2014
with digital enhancements by Jak West (www.jaxgraphix.co.nz)

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Lysithea are a melodic death / doom metal band from Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Track Name: The Tower (A Nexus in Time)
Atop a mountain high, a temple carved in bone
A shadowed form and I left to palaver alone

“There is a void between all space & time, at its heart, a tower.
An ancient monument to creation from which existence draws its power.”

A nexus in time

“All life flows from The Tower,
Where an eternity can seem like a minute.
Find The Ancient at its center, enshrined in chambers within.”

“Be wary, Traveler. Your fate will be revealed.”

I look towards the shadowed form
But the man had ceased to be
Nothing now but a looming mist
and a pile of bones picked clean
I close my eyes and hope
to be awakened from this dream

A sudden vertigo washes over me
and as I open my eyes
I see myself ascending,
drifting through the sky
Onwards toward The Void
Where my fate lies...
Track Name: The Devouring Mists
A cosmic wall of cloud
Cloaking an ocean of stars

A deathly cycle
An untold history repeats
No form left to tell its tale
The mists roll in
From the depths of The Void
Devastating everything that ever was

Radiating through the cosmos
The mists will return

As in the past
They will leave no trace
All form, all life, all matter
All will be erased

The mists that destroy
The mists that devour
Wipe clean it all
The mists that destroy
The mists that devour
Wipe clean it all
Track Name: The Nothing Wind
I emerge from the great black hole
Traversing a dark new realm
Infinite darkness beyond
As far as these eyes can tell
This is unfathomable!
How do I go on from here?
Maybe I am beyond death
Is this my hell?

On I drift between nothing and nowhere
The Void is becoming my home
A silent wind now blowing
Freezing each and every bone
Stricken with fear
Yet somehow at peace with this place
Maybe I'll abandon my quest
Maybe I'll stay...

Lulled by The Nothing Wind
Waging internal war
The desire to float in the black
The need to go on
A haze far off in the distance
Gives life to unknown forms
Maybe there's hope for me yet
I must go on
Track Name: The Abyss of Organic Forms
Descending deeper down into The Abyss
An iridescent glow lights the path
Primal howls and movement in the shadows
Fearful of what lies ahead
Do these eyes deceive?
Never could one imagine such monstrosities

Here in The Abyss of Organic Forms
From all cast off matter sick creatures are born
Colossal, nefarious, feared, and maligned
All forms decayed and corrupted thrive

Here in The Abyss of Organic Forms
Where torment rains down in perpetual storm
Enough to murder the strongest of minds
Mental paralysis, sanity unwinds

My only salvation is The Tower
I must see the end of this
Death lurks behind every corner
But I must survive The Abyss
My only salvation is The Tower
I must see the end of this

All goes quiet now
A chill fills the air
My burden has carried me here
All I can do is stare
I am there

How much time has passed on this journey?
Will I ever forget what I saw in The Abyss?
My fate lies inside the walls of this tower
I must finish this
Track Name: The Secret Fate of All Life
In the shadow of the monolith
The Tower stands tall, time stands still
Into the antechamber of this eternal place
My eyes lock with another's

Shrouded in deathly mist
I have reached the end
The Ancient's voice in my head
Decrepit, yet loud and clear

"You have been summoned here
to take my place.
The mists start to flow again,
all will be laid to waste.
All matter in the universe
must start again anew.
You will wait, you will watch, you will rebuild
This fate falls upon you.

For years and years you shall walk The Void,
as I have in my time.
Eradication and rebirth
is the secret fate of all life."
Track Name: The Voidwalker
I cannot be killed
To me death does not exist
I travel freely through the cosmos
The creatures cower in The Abyss
The Ancient did this to me
From this burden I want free
I must oversee the end of life
A new existence I must seed

The Void has become all I know
The crumbling tower is my home

Voidwalker
Burdened with a power all too great
Recreator
Cursing the day I discovered this fate

For centuries I've waited
For the mists to do their work
I've seen galaxies devastated
Planets vanishing in the murk
Impervious to all
But this sorrow that I feel
Everything I ever loved
Was destroyed in front of me

The Void has become all I know
The crumbling tower is my home

Voidwalker
Burdened with a power all too great
Recreator
Cursing the day I discovered this fate