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Igor Mokin This is a true tour de force in extreme neoclassical metal. The band has no boundaries to their creativity, fusing Baroque, Romantic, flamenco, jazz and metal styles seamlessly. Impeccable musicianship and composition, and lots of passion. The sound is also very pleasing, with acoustic guitars and piano completing the palette.
Powerful, aggressive, but also thoughtful and inspired. Favorite track: Cast Into Exile.
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VenoMal1c3 Unbelievably Technical with an elite assortment of guest musicians, this album still manages to be musical most of the time, something not always accomplished when reaching this level of mind blowing technicality. I previewed this before I bought it which motivated me to pay more than the $9.99 minimum to get the CD. It's worth every goddamn penny! Favorite track: Aside from every instrumental track on the album: Dualis Flamel stands out most. Favorite track: Dualis Flamel.
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Gokiburi So ... this album is incredible. It's brutal, technical, melodic and frequently jaw dropping in its musical audacity. How to describe this brand of progressive technical death metal. Well, put a tech death band, a jazz band, a Latin guitar troupe and a classical pianist all in a blender. It'd be pretty messy, but imagine the music you'd make. ;) What love the most is how much it channels the jazz fusion of old-school Cynic and the like (I'm old, so that's my reference point). :D Get it! Favorite track: Dualis Flamel.
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released March 8, 2019

Stevie Boiser | Vocals
Nick Padovani | Guitar, Nylon Guitar
Phil Tougas | Guitar, Nylon Guitar
Sanjay Kumar | Guitar
Hugo Doyon-Karout | Fretless Bass
Jimmy Pitts | Piano
Chason Westmoreland | Drums

Produced By Nick Padovani, Phil Tougas, Mike Low, And Equipoise
All Music Written And Performed By Equipoise
All Lyrics Written By Stevie Boiser
Orchestral Arrangements Written By Nick Padovani
Tracked And Engineered By Equipoise
Additional Re-Amping, Tracking And Engineering By Hugues Deslauriers
Mixed By Mike Low
Mastered By Zak Denham

Guest Vocals On “A Suit Of My Flesh” By Julien “Nutz” Deyres
Guest Solos On “Sigil Insidious” By Christian Muenzner
Guest Solos On “Dualis Flamel” By Malcolm Pugh
Guest Solos On “Dualis Flamel” By Colin Butler
Steel String Guitars On “Eve Of The Promised Day” By Colin Butler
Erhu And Saw On “‘Ecliptic” By Nate Miller
Viola On “Ecliptic” By Ryan Cho
Guest Solo On “Cast Into Exile” By Tyler Cox
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Denis Shvarts
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Jack Fliegler
Guest Solo On “Ouroboric” By Zach Hohn

Logo By Arpad Korenci
Artwork By Justin Si-Set Abraham

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Track Name: Illborn Augury
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
Track Name: Sovereign Sacrifices
Arcane arts we call into the everblack
On this day we shall bring you back
Our blood for hers
Equivalent exchange

Dematerialized before my eyes and devoured by the void
To save his life I’ll sacrifice yet another limb

[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]

Deformed, but not defeated
We will get our bodies back

Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth
Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity

Unforeseen complication, ripped you from my womb to the tomb
Distraught I sought reclamation- an eerie calm before the storm
Ill cries cracked thunderous skies, as I gave birth to gloom
For what lie in the center circle, was no longer the fruit of my womb

[Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout]

From shadows abound- out of sight,without sound
I find myself hopelessly pinned to the ground
A dastardly qualm, a blade impales each palm- as homunculi psalm a grim requiem
Shadows swell in as my nightmare begins
Forced to complete human transmutation
Banished from light for this perilous plight has cast me into a realm of eternal night

[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]

Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth
Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity

Cursed are you who have broken the taboo, for your prying eyes have seen the truth
Damned to suffer symbolic deformities, for a fleeting glimpse of eternity

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
Track Name: Alchemic Web of Deceit
[Solo- Nick Padovani]

Oh, foolish King of Xerxes, you seek immortality
The means to your end- forsaking morality
The price The lives of those that you rule
A worthy sacrifice to pay the toll

You’ve taken the bait
A lust for power has sealed your fate

Scribed throughout the sands of these tainted lands
Alchemic sigils weave my twisted web of deceit
You’ve been ensnared, your life now fodder for my flame
Hands reach forth from beyond the gate, to collect my offering

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

The all seeing eye, it beckons me
Into a realm, mere mortals dare not see
I'm called into the void, once more I see the truth
The apex of all space and time
Finally at long last- I shall abandon this flask
The land falls silent as millions are sacrificed
Granting me fathomless power and eternal life
The limits of my abilities are unknown
A living philosopher’s stone

[Solo- Nick Padovani]

The limits of my abilities are unknown
A living philosopher’s stone

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
Track Name: A Suit of My Flesh
Homunculus, what have you done
Brother of mine, Von Hohenheim

I have escaped

What have you done to me
I’ve gifted you a body that will last all eternity
At what cost
The lives of my countrymen have been lost
And now you stand before me draped in what appears to be a suit of my flesh
Answer me Homunculus

I was born of your blood, for that I’ve given you a name, awareness, knowledge, and purpose- A new life
A vessel’s what I needed so this elaborate scheme I did arrange
I suppose you could say it’s equivalent exchange

Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time
The scope of my schemes will haunt your very dreams
I’ll shed this facade and become a god
Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

Can you feel them pulsing within
The chorus of your comrades, slaves, and your king
Echoing harmoniously in a wave of infinite screams

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]

[Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

Homunculus, for this you will breathe your last
I will return, for now there is much to learn
Go then, Hohenheim
You’re trapped in this web of mine

Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time
The scope of my schemes will haunt your very dreams
I’ll shed this facade and become a god
Blood brothers entwined ‘til the end of time
Track Name: Shrouded
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
Track Name: Sigil Insidious
Shrouded in sinister secrecy
Arcane alchemy births pieces of me
Willing my children into existence, a force from which there is no resistance

Birthing homunculi- embodiment of sin
As I cast out these imperfections, my ultimate scheme begins

Using my seven deadly children and desires of man
I string and harness the military of this chaotic land
Pushing its borders beyond boundaries once perceived
Alchemic atrocities, these puppets have been deceived

Wrath, Pride, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Sloth and Greed
Our goal is strangulation
For each task will be assigned, children, we will reap the souls of this nation

Populating propaganda a constant state of war
Blinded soldiers commit deeds of which they will abhor
Orchestrating ominous onslaughts the shadow king unsoiled
Our territories- stained by scarlet soil

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Christian Muenzner]

Beneath the surface- Sigil Insidious
Transmutation circle- unparalleled

Guiding the flow of this nation
The Shadow King- Homunculus

And artificial children fit to do his bidding
Terrifying powers gifted by their crimson core
Indispensable tools of war

[Solo- Christian Muenzner]

Wrath, Pride, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Sloth and Greed
Our goal is strangulation
For each task will be assigned, children, we will reap the souls of this nation

Seeking sovereign sacrifices who’ve been beyond the gate
Human transmutation has forever changed their fates
Perilous preparation, the promised day is near
The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere

Limits of my abilities are unknown, and the depths of my schemes will haunt your very dreams
Perilous preparations the promised day is near
The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere

Limits of my abilities are unknown, and the depths of my schemes will haunt your very dreams
Perilous preparations the promised day is near
The birth of a new God all the Cosmos will revere
Track Name: Reincarnated
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]
Track Name: Dualis Flamel
We are the creeping tendrils of our Father
Wolves among sheep, herding the meek
Spreading the reach of his web of deceit
As he wills it, so shall it be
Manifestation of destiny

[Solo - Sanjay Kumar]
Malleable flesh- my guise that which I despise
An Imposter- lurking
Marionettes- unaware of their strings
Our agenda- triggering tragedy

Veiled in the suit of a soldier, complete with gun in hand
I’ll return this child to your precious holy land

With but one life, I pluck upon the heartstrings of man
Tension turns the tide- calculating genocide

Predictable- the sheepish acts of mortal men
Cycles of bloodshed that never end
Instill disorder, a task for we
Soulless servants of the Shadow King

[Solo - Jimmy Pitts]
[Solo -Malcolm Pugh]
[Solo - Colin Butler]
[Solo - Nick Padovani]
[Solo - Phil Tougas]
[Solo - Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo - Malcolm Pugh]
[Solo - Colin Butler]
[Solo - Nick Padovani]
[Solo - Hugo Doyon-Karout]
[Solo - Jimmy Pitts]
[Solo - Phil Tougas]
[Solo - Malcolm Pugh]
[Solo - Colin Butler]
[Solo - Nick Padovani]
[Solo - Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo - Phil Tougas]
[Solo - Malcolm Pugh]
[Solo - Colin Butler]

These eyes have witnessed the death of a nation
They have seen the horrors of w*r
These hands have cast innocence to the abyss
I have felt life turn to ash
Alchemic soldiers carrying out grievous orders
Progressing esoteric agenda
I’ll expose corruption of the senior staff
To do so, I must go deeper

My only chance at a semblance of redemption is to root out the evil within
[Solo - Phil Tougas]

Honorable- though my intentions may be
My actions are treasonous
Behind the scenes- there lurk inhuman beings
Homunculi- the likes of which cannot die

For too long I’ve been a puppet
Now I see my true ambitions
Incinerate these miasmic fiends
Bring order to a nation

For every life stolen from my fellow man
Flames are on the rise
Cremating evil before my eyes

Homunculus- witch who ensnares the minds of men
This eve your heart shall burn in my hand
Cinder and ash once flesh and cell
Dualis Flamel

[Solo- Nick Padovani]

Homunculus- witch who ensnares the minds of men
This eve your heart shall burn in my hand
Cinder and ash once flesh and cell
Dualis Flame
l
[Solo - Jimmy Pitts]

Dualis Flamel

[Solo - Hugo Doyon-Karout]

Dualis Flamel
Track Name: Eve of the Promised Day
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
Track Name: Waking Divinity
Welcome to the halls of this, my unhallowed bastion
Sequestered deep beneath the stirring city streets
Sovereign sacrifices, seized by my sickening silhouettes
Each bare a burden of sin, steeped in hubris

Impetuous alchemists, you who dared to gaze upon the truth
Hopelessly trapped in this web of mine, for our fates are intertwined

For centuries I have waited, now soon it shall come to pass
Fifty million Amestrian lives will put untold power in my grasp
Closer now my offerings for the moon has eclipsed the sun
Through you my desires will finally come into fruition

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]

The knowledge that Earth's collected since birth from iota to complex organism is now mine

The knowledge that Earth's collected since birth from iota to complex organism is now mine
Celestial waves wash over new graves as I ascend to the Heavens

[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]

Tendrils reaching through the void
Bridging the realm betwixt gates
Into the eyes of the Infinite Cosmos
I am he who swallowed God

Omnipotence courses through me
No longer a mere philosopher's stone- waking divinity
No longer bound by flask nor suit of flesh
This planet- my throne
The Cosmos- my quest

Impetuous alchemists, you dare to defy your deity
Your efforts are futile
Your alchemy- frugal
But this, I’ll grant of thee

Brother of mine- Von Hohenheim
I’ll grant you the chance to speak your mind- for this Eve you die
Track Name: Ecliptic
Nate Miller- Erhu, Saw
Ryan Cho- Viola
Track Name: Squall of Souls
With each year’s passing
Centuries seemingly everlasting
I walk amongst man, for they know not what I am
Born of fabled atrocity

Entombed within me are the lives of the lost
Tormented whispers and wails echo a great many tales
I carry with me the burden of your sin
Hundreds of thousands buried just beneath my skin

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]

Those who reside inside have aided me in this plot
Centuries of strife
Your sins shall be for naught

Together this army of lost should stand to counteract your atrocities
This is the fall of the Demiurge
The death of a deity

A squall of souls coalesce in sky
Crimson clouds rain back departed lives

[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
Track Name: Cast Into Exile
Oh, this fate was unforeseen calamity
Dethroned by fleshborn treachery
From a gaping hole in my chest- emissaries outstretch
Pull me back to the void
Back to my genesis

[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]

Shrouded silhouettes reach forth, penumbra tearing me particle from particle
Beckoned by the ageless entity to palaver- the failure of my deeds
Why, God, why would you refuse to become one with me

Back to the void
Back to the Truth
Cast into exile

[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]

Many names have I- the One, the All, the Truth
They call me God, the World, the Universe, and Atom
For this Eve I’ve summoned thee- you who so desperately wanted the all
The plot you sought- the onslaught
Defeated by humanoid squall

Why was my pursuit of the arcane a taboo
I merely sought to know the all to attain the Truth

Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask
Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask
The power in which you possess was stolen from those you detest
All of that so called knowledge, such arrogance must be repressed

For those who leave me besotted a special hell there is allotted
A fate truly tailored for your sins- symbolic retribution

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]



Oh, you who have failed to see enlightenment
Out done by fleshborn quintessence
Behold your barren portal of Truth- bleak with rancor
Once your genesis, now your terminus

Tell me what it was that I was supposed to do
Before I’m bound once more, I’m begging for the Truth

Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask
Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask
The door to your destiny is open wide
Do you dare take a look inside

Listen closely for the words on my breath sentence you to a fate worse than death
You who sought to have it all, condemned to a fate infinitesimal
Banished is your free will, now you shall be a nameless iota that dwells within me

[Solo- Tyler Cox]

Dwarf you have not grown beyond your days in the flask
Merely expelled desires and acquired a flesh mask
Listen closely for the words on my breath sentence you to a fate worse than death
You who sought to have it all, condemned to a fate infinitesimal
Banished is your free will, now you shall be a nameless iota that dwells within me

[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Phil Tougas]
Track Name: Ouroboric
[Solo- Nick Padovani]
[Solo- Hugo Doyon-Karout]

[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Denis Shvarts]
[Solo- Jack Fliegler]
[Solo- Sanjay Kumar]
[Solo- Zach Hohn]

[Solo- Jimmy Pitts]

[Solo- Phil Tougas]
[Solo- Nick Padovani]

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