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Obsidian

by Clutter

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about

Obsidian is a conceptual album around the story of a girl who fights against everything and everyone for her rights, in a futuristic wasted world, ruled in slaving dictatorship.

Nirtholiel (Nirth) lives in a not so distant country, in a not so distant future. It's a polluted world with not enough resources to keep mankind's growing numbers fed, where water and other basic needs are a privilege.

Born a slave, Nirth has to work her entire life to feed the wealthy people and is watched and controlled via high tech surveillance equipment.

Unhappy and unable to help herself and the people she cared about with the income slaves were provided with, she joined a resistance group with some people she trusts, which silently conspired against the government and the wealthy scum.

They started breaking into facilities, stealing resources, reeking havoc so that people would feel inspired to join the rebellion.
Nirtholiel, driven by passion and righteousness, was rather stong, both physically and mentally, and that strength made her a leader of the revolution.

However, one day, while raiding a government's building for resources, Nirth gets caught by the police.

Judged and condemned to spend her life in prison, she is put to sleep. Then she is induced a dream in which she's but a part of a stone rock floating in the void, her whole paralyzed body made of stone, and a strange gravity pulling her head up as if she was upside down for eternity. Welcome to the Obsidian dream.

credits

released 15 January 2015

All music by Gonçalo Crespo and Clutter
All lyrics by Gonçalo Crespo, Sérgio Ferreira and Clutter
Mixed and mastered by Gonçalo Crespo
All artwork by Sérgio Ferreira
Photography by Diogo Barbosa
Guest vocals on tracks 2,7 and 8 by Ricardo Duarte
Female guest vocals on track 8 by Dina Prazeres
Guest guitar solo on track 8 by Tiago Sousa
Track 4 written and produced by Hélio Sanna
Track 11 written and produced by Miguel Pessanha and Gonçalo Crespo

Many thanks to Cláudio Duarte, Ricardo Duarte and all Clutter members and former members for all the help.

Clutter are Gonçalo Crespo (guitars/producer), João Vendeirinho (vocals), Sérgio Ferreira (drums), Miguel Pessanha (guitars), Diogo Barbosa (guitars)

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Track Name: The Entrance Part I - The Obsidian Dream
One step forward (before the end of it all)
All Recover

(Darkness)
Darkness embrace
Darkness unfolds
Unraveling a world of betrayal
In the form of a void
Consuming the notion of reality
(Consuming the life of the innocent)

What is this place?
what keeps me standing on my feet?
I beg for numbness to ease the weight
That leashes me to this deceit
The ages could be passing
There's no sun to light my days
So this is what they do
To let their guilt die with you

All just lies
Lashed by fear of going where there's no return
(Where there’s no return)
What's left of myself
(Of myself)
Weights on your hand so like a grain of sand

Waiting
I will be waiting
Waiting
I will be waiting for you to come
For you to come and
save me from this dream
Wake me up, take me out, lead me and
love me the way you used to do
I'm tied up, I'm stuck in my own consciousness,
Hope's a mystery,
If a life can be brought down so easily
I don't wanna know what I am

Face
'Though you cannot see the way
My demons
Beyond the prison I remain
Track Name: The Entrance Part II - The Anguish and the Demons
Anguish has its way to turn into demons
And their faces look so friendly
All of them smile
As they carry their knives
They congratulate me and stab me a thousand times

'Though you cannot see the way
Life is just ahead
Beyond the prison I remain
Locked from my own death

'Though you cannot see the way
Life is just ahead
Beyond the prison I remain
Locked from my own death

All just lies
Lashed by fear of going where there's no return
What's left of myself
Weights on your hand, so like a grain of sand
Track Name: The Dance
Come on, come on now,
Let out your suicidal intent
Frozen and Lethargic
Show us the hero you are

Underestimate the foe and the chosen one
The darkest music calling me home,
and yet they're reclaiming the throne

This is an invitation
Cast the spell and erase yourself
"Come dance and see"
"Come dance and see" - they said
Oh god why have Thou forsaken me?

To let everything die with me, (for a glance)
To let everything die with me, for a glance
And in a dance we’re laid low
Ask our hope for a last chance
They said go. And that means: No!
To let everything die with me for a glance
And in dance we're laid low
Can’t deny one last dance
I said go, and that means: NO!

I can see clearly that there is nothing
to see, I can reach easily
what never existed

Wounded, displaced, rotting, bleeding, dead,
Keep rotting, locked alive, can’t die, bleeding more and more

Wounded, displaced, rotting, bleeding, dead,
Keep rotting, locked alive, can’t die, bleeding more and more

To let everything die with me
(Die with me)
And in a dance we’re laid low
Ask our hope for a last chance
They said go. And that means: No!

To let everything die with me
And in a dance we’re laid low
Can’t deny one last dance
I said go, and that means: NO!
Track Name: The Orb
Cold dreams
Disturbed by the warmth of light
Awaken the stone in sweet temptation
A cosmic invite to deny
A stone's complete annihilation
Hope

I withhold the air, I can no longer wait
Now that I know that I'm not insane
for in my pain,
I was given a sign
So bright a light
it has to be mine
(and it's otherworldly glow)
It could carry me
through a life time
of anger and gloom

Oh
It’s calling and taking me home
(how?)
How could we be dying alone
(now?)

It’s calling and taking me home, how?
How could we be dying alone, now?

The sight of this broken body
is killing me

The Sun has enough
strength to pry this door open
(Open)
The sight of this broken body
is killing me
(Killing me)

You came in bitter sweet regret to tell me that you cannot stay
I'm just an amusement for you
The flame you brought upon my soul was a passion short lived
And so I fell for you

Hope's just a word to make believe
This world is obscene,
A call to insanity
Love makes it all go hand in hand
with defeat,
And it will take you down

I took the blame and all was taken away from me
Taken away from me
We're not the same and all was taken away from me

I took the blame and all was taken away from me
Taken away from me
We're not the same and all was taken away
Taken away from me
Track Name: The Dread
Burn, burn, burn
The entire world has burn down,
a thousand times.
and rid my heart of your disguise.
Turn, turn, turn
Turn up the volume of the anger
Oh yeah, a thousand times.

I can't believe the scars so deep, a broken heart,
a war that comes to be true
So tired we are
I can't believe the scars so deep, a broken heart,
a war that comes to be true
Unending light

I close my eyes

Rain down on me
Another endless life, flash before my eyes
Burn til’ we're free
Hunting once again, and so we pretend to be

Burn, burn, burn
I can't believe the scars so deep, a broken heart,
a war that comes to be true
(a war that comes to be true)
Burn, burn, burn
I can't believe the scars so deep, a broken heart,
a war that comes to be true )
(a war that comes to be true)

Travelling through endless dreams,
I promise
I'll search for a reason to all this
(All this)
Revenge surely will be met
Sooner or later
(sooner or later)
you'll be dead

Sooner or later
you will be dead
Sooner or later
you will be dead

Rain down on me
Another endless life, flash before my eyes
Burn until we're free
Hunting once again, and so we pretend to be

I close my eyes
Fall asleep

Burn, burn, burn
Burn it down to the ground
Burn, burn, burn
Burn it down to the ground
Burn, burn, burn
Burn it down to the ground
Burn, burn, burn
Burn it down to the ground
Burn, burn, burn
Burn, burn, burn
Burn, burn
Track Name: The Journey Part I - The Hunt
Now that you are gone
(Now that you are gone )
I know I'm ready to,
to leave all behind
(to leave all behind now, fuck!)

The sun is set
and you're not coming back for us
I'm leaving all behind,
another second spent
in senseless confusion

Fall asleep
Can you see? That this is the moment

I feel like I could fly
fly away from here
Let us make the journey
Please take me nowhere near
I wish that I could see
what's real in this world
Am I the only one living
in my empty home.

Come find yourself and face reality
(always and never)
I felt this energy, in perfect symmetry
In perfect symmetry, time has lost its meaning to me

I walk and walk
in an endless circle
Because I fucking hated that dramatic ending
I fucking hate you, why did you leave me you piece of shit??

There's not a road to follow
but a distant mirror and I remember my face
I wave my hand and make the world flourish
a naked woman in a sea of red
Freedom and solitude
A nourishment too bittersweet for my taste
But I don't recall its flavor, so what do I know?

I walk this world alone
with a body made of stone
Life almost feels once more
like something worth fighting for
I'm back to the front
against the enemy
I grow weary of this hunt
for a fantasy inside a fantasy
Track Name: The Journey Part II - The Gallows
I'm hanging on the gallows!
As her face turns pale
The world shifts and splits
into multiple dimensions

Lifting up the soul,
tearing it all down to the ground
to uncover the regrettable way to their hidden trutth

Transcend
Believe
Undress the skin of mortality

One step forward
Towards the end of it all
Recover
Past disorder
Relive it forever or
Die for your love

Just turn the pages
until there's neither a man or a lie
I've seen all the possible outcomes
and in all of them you die

Die for your love
before the end of it all
Recover
Past disorder
Relive it forever keep
Moving forward

Hunting the voice inside your head
It's hard to perceive its purpose
Grow higher, touch the knowledge that pours,
comprehend and obliterate

Olha em teu redor e verás que sim,
eu sou o estranho que habita em ti
Procuras a verdade mas estamos no princípio do fim,
se te esqueceste eu tenho a solução p’ra ti.


[Look around yourself and you'll see,
I am the stranger that lives in you
You're searching for the truth but we are in the beginning of the end
If you've forgotten, I've got the solution for you]

Olha em teu redor e verás que sim,
eu sou o estranho que habita em ti,
procuras a verdade mas estamos no princípio do fim
Mas eu tenho a solução p’ra ti.

[Look around yourself and you'll see,
I am the stranger that lives in you,
You're searching for the truth but we are in the beginning of the end
But I've got the solution for you]

One step forward
Towards the end of it all
Recover

One step forward
Towards the end of it all
Recover
Past disorder
Relive it forever or
Die for your love

Transcend
Believe
Undress the skin of mortality

Fall Asleep
Die to live
Die to live
Track Name: The Journey Part III: The Mirror
Denying all the details
of an enormous adventure,
You and I
(I keep asking myself why)
We are leaves, lying on the ground
A broken heart spread all over the fabric
that covers your face
Hiding the scares of your disgrace

(hide)
(Never stop bleeding)

I can see now and I finally realize that the world will
never stop bleeding, never stop bleeding
And the truth is in the mirror,
they know that there can be no hero,
and I'll never stop bleeding

Images reflecting, watery skies
All buildings erected upon a sea of lies
No one felt the pain the way I did
Nothing was the way you made believe
There was no truth
(There was no truth)
That was never you

I can see now and I finally realize that the world will
never stop bleeding, never stop bleeding
And the truth is in the mirror,
they know that there can be no hero,
and I'll never stop bleeding

Come see it
and find us
Come see us

I can see now and I finally realize that the world will
never stop bleeding, never stop bleeding

I can see now and I finally realize that the world will
never stop bleeding, never stop bleeding
And the truth is in the mirror,
they know that there can be no hero,
and I'll never stop bleeding

I can see now and I finally realize that the world will
never stop bleeding, never stop bleeding
there can be no hero,
there can be no hero,
and I'll never stop bleeding
Track Name: The Enemy
The mists unveil
revealing the shores of a fictional life
I once thought ours
(Concealing my demons)
Now I rewind the tape to complete the cycle,
(complete the cycle)
and burn us all down to the ground

Oh, I'll take you down
I now share your taste for bitter ends
but this time I'll prevail
I'll take you down

With eyes closed, a witness in the scene
where you've become the enemy
Will the anger be
enough to set us free?
A world of pain has grown us two
and so I put my trust in you
Now it weights on me
That I'll never be

(I’ll be)
Coming in colors,
in peace like a sea of crimson roses
An ocean of lies
soon my revenge will be quietly revealed,
peacefully, mercilessly

I can taste it as I tear the seams of reality itself
You couldn't know that I would know,
I'm coming for you
The earth around me flowers red
as the light returns
You couldn't know that I would go this far without you

With eyes closed, a witness in the scene
where you've become the enemy
Will the anger be
enough to set us free?
A world of pain has grown us two
and so I put my trust in you
Now it weights on me
That I'll never be

Tricked by your fucking schemes again
NO!

The sun returns slowly
to where it has never been
enlightening my way out
into your nightmare

Oh
I'll take you down!
(I'll take you down)
I'll take you down!
I'll fucking take the life out of you!
I'll take you down!
Track Name: The Exit
Open a perfect tomb
Digging an exit wound
Open a perfect tomb

I am a raging sea
The calm before
(Before the flood )
This void within me
Can break through and shatter the world

Settling our uneven score
casting out the illusion
that's been leading me astray
Cut my skin, open a door
To out of this shit hole
Just you wait and see, what’s coming to you

Open a perfect tomb
Digging an exit wound
Open a perfect tomb

Tearing down these walls of yours
That you have built upon lies
(Lies)
I’ll wash away
Ready for the war
Craving your demise
My anger will shatter the world

Wound
My wound
I hear the call, a voice like I’ve never heard before (wound)
Tear the flesh out, I’ll find my destiny (my wound)
I hear the call, a voice like I’ve never heard before (wound)
Tear the flesh out, I am your destiny
My wound, your tomb

(tear the flesh out now)

Don't move
Don't breath
I'm the calm before the flood

I am the raging sea

Travelling out these tainted shores
I am a part of your world no more
(I am the raging sea)

One step forward
All Recovered

All just lies
Lashed by fear of going where there's no return
What's left of myself
Weights on your hand,
So like a grain of sand

(before the end of it all)
(before the end of it all)
(before the end of it all)
(before the end of it all)
(before the end of it all)
(before the end of it all)