The Faceless Mask

by Astolat

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Frederic Bezies If you like Opeth and other progressive metal band, this EP will be a great EP to listen to. Favorite track: Ocean Nymph.
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Digibro Aiming for doom metal, and possibly striking prog-metal along the way, The Faceless Mask makes me think of bands like Isis with its sensation of washing over and crushing under the pressure. A very worthwhile first endeavor. Favorite track: Atlas' Burden.
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The Faceless Mask is Astolats first EP. It's soulcrushing metal music inspired by nightmares, the loss of innocence and events in stories, our own lives and the lives of others.

The majority of these songs were concieved in 2011, a year following a great musical expedition which led to a discovery of and appreciation for bands in the doom metal genre. We added these to our foundation of progressive metal and added hints of black metal and power metal along the way. The result is something we're very pleased to bring you: a nightmare for you all to share.

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released January 31, 2013

EPIALES - Guitars, Vocals, Bass
A┼┼ASUERUS - Drums

Guest artists: Lisa Gustavsson (Vocals), Rasmus Niklasson (additional guitar), Jimmy Hjalmarsson (additional bass) and Manfred Hanberg (keys).

All music&lyrics by EPIALES.
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Manfred Hanberg.
Artwork by Steven Danielson.

Ocean sounds by Listening Earth: www.listeningearth.com.au

℗&© 2013 Erik Junling – All rights reserved

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Astolat Sweden

Astolat was formed in 2011 with the sole ambition to create soul-crushing masterpieces of metal. The band consists of a duo (EPIALES and A┼┼ASUERUS) with several guest artists participating. The music is dark, mournful and downright evil and is a blend of doom, black and progressive metal.

Our EP "The Faceless Mask" is out on January 31st 2013 and we have already begun work on our next release.
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Track Name: Ödet ser alla våra sorger
instrumental
Track Name: The Faceless Mask
I’ve worn this mask
For as long as I know
I’ve played this charade
Of sanity, self-control

Who am I?
As I look in the mirror, I am not sure
What am I?
The mask falls and behind it another one forms

I turn faceless
The lie that I told myself my eternal disguise
Confined to the frame of Dorian Gray
I’m staring without eyes.

Hypnotized myself
Hear Narcissus screams
When the illusion shatters
And he’s forgotten his dreams

Who am I?
The mirror shows me another mask of mine
What am I?
Between the thin lines’s a portrait of Jekyll&Hyde

I turn faceless
The lie that I told myself my eternal disguise
Confined to the frame of Dorian Gray
I’m staring without…

Faceless…
Staring…
At masks I’m…
Wearing…

The mirror Whispers…
A muffled name…
Entranced by the voice…
I fade away…
Track Name: Ocean Nymph
Ocean nymph
Sing for me
To the seas’
Mournful beat

Oh, dear voice
Be my guide
Take me to where
Memories die
Track Name: Atlas' Burden
Thoughts
Shape
Nothingness
And all the world

Tears
Fall
Heavily
On sea and earth

Thoughts steal
time
And time’s a
thief

From
Efforts Chains
Grief
is concieved

You who carry worlds
You who bear ideals
Lonely are the brave
And burdened are those who seek

Circle to circle
Life to life
Never learning
Always strife

We build up our prison
With wishes us granted
We take things for such
Mesmerized and enchanted

Like this we will die
Lame and forgot’
Unarmed and defenseless
To fade and to rot

If the people and mountains
Who carry us forth
Through historys’ echoes
Are lost in this war

You who carry worlds
You who bear ideals
Lonely are the brave
And burdened are those who seek

Atlas, who shed more tears than men
His shoulders hold the sky up high
His life may have been in vain
But his death means we survive
Track Name: Lament
(instrumental)