Depravity's Demise - standard loud mastered version at 16​-​bit​/​44​.​1kHz

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This is the 'standard mastered' version of "Depravity's Demise". This version was mixed to and mastered in 16-bit/44.1kHz with 'industry standard' post-mastering brickwall 'loudination'. The audible differences from the audiophile version are that this standard version sounds more 'loud' and 'polished', HOWEVER it is less dynamic and more compressed-sounding, has less digital headroom, as well as a less open and detailed BUT more heavy and in-your-face sound, and a hard 22kHz frequency limit (CD, FLAC) on the high-frequency content (16kHz for lossy versions: MP3, etc). If you are a fan of loudness and brutality instead of nuance, natural sound and clarity, then this is the option for you. However, if you prefer less 'slam'/volume and more detail/clarity... please purchase the audiophile version instead. (NOTE: physical CD not available for audiophile version since CD-format does not support 24-bit/96kHz rates.)

Solamors arose from a set of concepts: to blend technicality with listenability, to balance intricacy with simplicity, to produce an ebb and flow between darkness and light, brutality and gentleness... and to draw in the listener with familiarity before continually challenging their musical sensibilities to take them on a sonic journey that keeps them engaged while pushing their experience to the extremes and transcending genre boundaries.

Solamors' debut release, entitled "Depravity's Demise", typifies this approach by engaging and manipulating lyrical and musical dichotomy to produce an experience that tells a story while remaining amorphous. It embraces conceptual and musical symbolism that juxtaposes concepts of dualism with singularity, inevitability with choice and the symbolic with the literal to encourage personalized interpretation and produce a result that is simultaneously expository and equivocal in form and content.

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released December 24, 2013

Solamors is:
Jason Wisdom - vocals
Alex Kenis - guitars, bass, keys
Travis Turner - drums

Production credits:
Alex Kenis - recording, mixing, mastering, production
Jon Star - vocal recording, vocal production
Jason Wisdom - vocal production, additional production

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Solamors Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Melodic, progressive death metal featuring:
Jason Wisdom - (Becoming the Archetype)
Alex Kenis - (Becoming the Archetype, Aletheian)
Travis Turner - (Aletheian, Unteachers, A Curio Vis)

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Track Name: Standing in Air (std)
When you believe in lies
You become what you despise
A product of a broken system
Based on mechanistic vision
Equivocate and oscillate
But you lack the power to create
The molecular structure rearranging
The definition always changing
Look down and stare
Your feet are planted in the air
Look around and find
Misdirection directing your mind
Reality is made of wax
Based on your interpretation of facts
Predetermined by biology
Invalidating anthropology
Truth is merely what you make it
When you pick any claim at all and stake it
Look down and stare
Your feet are planted in the air
Look around and find
Misdirection directing your mind
Track Name: Becoming What You Are (std)
Another dimension has merged with your own
An altered state of consciousness has been awakened
A greater purpose is becoming known
The pillars of reality have been shaken
In flashes of lightning
Catch a glimpse of a new world dawning
Through cracks in the pavement
The world is breathing beneath your feet
Your deepest scars become channels of light to the world
Your brokenness a conduit for reconciliation
You are becoming what you are
You are becoming what you already are
The world is infinitely larger than you thought
You thought you walked along the path
But there is only your trajectory
The path is in the going
Track Name: Plotting in Vain (std)
The nations conspire and plot in vain
The kingdoms of the world make their stands
The rulers of the earth gather to throw off their chains
The armies of men raise swords in their hands
They have risen up in their eyes
And plotted their own demise
To overthrow their sovereign and his chosen one
But they are powerless to undo what has already been done
They have gathered for eternal isolation
And raised swords to bring about their own final devastation
From the throne, laughter gives way to resentment
And the earth shudders at the approaching judgment
Track Name: Self Destructing (std)
Evisceration, introspection
Self inflicted vivisection
Tearing the flesh from the bone
Ripping it, pulling it back
Revealing beneath even deeper, darker layers
Of never ending wickedness lurking within
Mesmerizing darkness surrounding
Consciousness descending
Twisting through caverns of temporal disillusion
No prospect of escape
Without claws that cut more deeply
Without teeth that sever more completely
There's no anticipation of regeneration
Without otherworldly intervention
Streams of light are now emerging
Through gashes in the dead
This moment and forever are now converging
Revealing life instead
Mesmerizing brightness surrounding
Consciousness ascending
From beneath the wretched mass of discarded flesh
From the place where there was no prospect of escape
Track Name: Dum Vita Est Spes Est (std)
Instrumental
Track Name: Dispelling Illusions (std)
Attune your ears to the haunting sound
Of wind passing through the keyhole
Down the corridors of your empty soul
Dispelling Illusions of self-sufficiency
Now witness the unveiling of a new paradigm
Another genesis
A new design
Witness a change occurring
The reversal of planetary motion
A revolution stirring
To bring about restoration
Where something always comes from nothing
And life only comes from non-life
In a whirlpool of utter darkness
A light emerges
The effects of death work in reverse
To make defeat into victory
And all sad things to come untrue
And every opposition into opportunity
Dispelling Illusions
Your eyes are open
The cycle is broken
Track Name: Shouting in a Vacuum (std)
This is a time of elimination
Of surrendering hope in our autonomy
This is an epoch of destruction
Of discarding investments in our humanity
We must relinquish any hope we've placed
Misplaced trust in our posterity
We must reject any confidence
Confidence in our ability
To reclaim our deadened souls
From this plague that pervades our form
To bring light out of black holes
So we can be transformed
If we would remain deluded
Concerning the insufficiency of our mortal resonance
We would just be shouting in a vacuum
Trying to wake a sleeping world
There must be a more powerful frequency
Imperceptible to our sensory apparatus
That breaks the patterns of the soul
And severs stubborn hands that won’t let go
Make no mistake
Letting go is like death
It’s like choking on your last breath
Track Name: Following the Light (std)
Follow this thread of light
That leads away from here
Far from your chosen plight
Into the mouth of what you fear
Oh, it’s not safe
But it is essential
To find your way
You must go
By now you have discerned
This is the fate you've always spurned
But could not avoid
It’s for this purpose you were meant
Just embrace the descent
And taste the silence of the void
Traverse the catacombs of your mind
Navigate the labyrinths you will find
Knowing sure destruction lies behind
With dripping fangs and grinning jaws
Hungry eyes and bloodstained claws
Of this you can be certain
Of this there is no doubt
Follow this thread of light 
It is your only way out
Track Name: Permeating Reality (std)
There is more to life 
Than what we see 
An invisible dimension of reality 
Woven into the material 
Threaded through the corporeal 
Transcendent but immanent 
Imperceptible but influential 
Greater than we could ever imagine 
Is the wickedness within us 
Yet completely eclipsed by an even greater forgiveness 
Permeating reality, the fabric of our existence 
Bleeding into everything we know 
There is existence beyond the walls of this world 
A canvas yet to be unfurled 
More than we could ever envision 
Enters our realm through deep incisions 
Through innocence enduring slaughter 
Comes rushing in with blood and water 
Track Name: Calling Down the Sky (std)
Our voices will bring about the end of all things
The oceans will resound with the fury that it brings
All peoples, all nations will join the chorus
Lifting a battle cry from deep within us
We will move in one accord
And raise our voices like a sword
To call down the sky
We long to bear witness to the death of death
To see the rising smoke of his final breath
To witness the destruction of all corruption
When prideful Earth is silenced
And there’s an end to violence
And every ear will be ringing
With the song the universe has always been singing