The Reins Of Life

by Degrees Of Truth

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    Comes in a luxurious exclusive 3-sides digipack, including a 12-pages booklet, designed by Gustavo Sazes (Kamelot, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy, Angra...), signed by all band members! It includes a personal letter and some bonus material.

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"It's interesting to see how a newly created band, launching this year its first album, sounds so cohesive: it is as if they had years on the road together. Even if you can find here or there one thing that reminds other influences, what prevails is the essence of creating something unique." (Metal Na Lata)

"An excellent technique joined with a great taste are the prominent traits of this album, which can boast the astounding cover artwork designed by Gustavo Sazes, and where tracks like "Evolution" or the single "The World Beneath My Feet" emphasize a musical maturity far above the average. This album is an excellent debut being refreshing, powerful and music of a very high quality."
(Metallus.it)

"In this full-length there are no fillers at all, the execution is absolutely commendable and the songwriting is very appreciable from the first listen and the crystalline production is able to emphasize each instrument in the mix. Definitely Degrees Of Truh is a new reality to be kept in mind in the immediate future!"
(Rock Hard magazine - Sep'16)

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released October 17, 2016

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Track Name: Finite Infinite
A state of slumber and void
No hourglass, no sand to fall
Silent and constant grey calm
No one to see, no one to tell
What was before
The one spark
When the Eggshell broke…

After the first cry, free to run and burn
Reaching the furthest boundaries of space
Waves of energy moulding their new reign
Primordial chaos tamed by soothing reins
And then, when Harmony revealed her laws of consonance
Began the Concert, the hymn of time

Hail now, past the stor
The sublime beauty of the Cosmic Song
A silent, hidden force
Feeding on itself since the universe was born

A restless quiver laying in a planet’s heart
And in the blazing fire of a newborn sun
Then, like a sudden wave rising from the deep
It will make the worlds collide
The stars explode and turn to dust
Then the ashes would combine, you’d see them
Burning, growing, spinning, falling
Giving a new galaxy its life
Making every death a new beginning

While One, still it’s All
The immortal energy in a chain of mortal forms
Alive through the fall
The fiery Phoenix, seeking a new way to sing and soar

One last death may end it all
Maybe this will keep gyring on
Through change, in a restless game of rise and fall

While One, still it’s All
The immortal energy in a chain of mortal forms
Alive, through the fall
The Eternal Phoenix again will soar.
Track Name: The Reins Of Life
-Part I: Imaginary Waterscape
(Instrumental)


-Part II: A Warm Awakening
Rise, rise and breathe!
Wind of Life
Let the waltz begin!
Ah, rise and breathe!
May your song quicken a new birth!
Rouse matter from her sleep
Blow, on the silent world

Blow, quicken a new birth!
Scatter on the silent world little seeds

In the wine-dark oceans wide
On a planet runnin' round a young sun
One in the far Milky Way
Remote part of the Universe
Some day, elemental buds began
Suddenly, a new dance
a new reign of cells did build their first walls

Energy swarming
Dna forming
Now the seeds are planted
Life is born!

In the turmoil of the Earth
The first tiny forms become
The first leaf on the tree of Life
Oxygen fills the atmosphere more and more
Then soon, in this endless growth, behold
The first breath, the first beating heart
The first brain
led by a will to live on...

...rise and breathe!
Whole cosmos in a shell so thin!
Striving, to preserve their forms
Spreading all over the world...

Now, a new Era is born
The Earth is conquered!


-Part III: The Contemplation
This is meant to be the Eden
The Original place
The Story and the Heart
The House and the Household
The Panorama over the vastest sea
The Vision that revealed it all...

That voice that resounds within
Is the Grasp of Mother Nature
Embraces us with sprouting flowers
Caresses us with sweet warm honey
And keeps us safe with Her Love

Contemplate Her
Contemplate Her, young life
Bow to Her might
Don't fear it
But gaze, stare, admire
Feel that shiver coming on thy spine
And prepare...
Let the Journey Begin!


-Part IV: Journey Begins
Life, energy / (Energy flowing – A blooming flower)
Wander, breathing endlessly / (This fragile wonder – The reign of Life)
Rise, gentle wind / (The microcosm – endless gyre)
Now, may the waltz begin / (The laws of Existence – The Reins of Life).
Track Name: Civilization
Well may it thrive
Our world of Man!
We’re building a new way
Our home!
Science, Philosophy
Art to understand the world
The wonder and awe for this wide
Planet we live on!

Where will we start
Molding our home?
We’ll settle down and give
A name to it all...

In the vastness of this world
We’ll pave a road
The challenges of this life
We shall overcome
Through golden fields
Ditches will flow
And 'round the fire we’ll feast
When the harvest comes

With the knowledge of the laws
Nature did weave
We can live on and (We can grow on)
Soar!

Then may it thrive,
This world of Man!
We’re building a new way
Our home!
Newfound technology
A search for energy
Then gardens and towns growing wide...
...onward!
Track Name: The World Beneath My Feet
There is a tower rising on
Towards the midnight sky
The symbol of supremacy
Our will in stony spires
Above grey waters
The mirror of the truth

I see the shining of the steel
As thousand trees fall down
The more we gain, the more we yearn
The more we tame the wild
We’re rising higher
The reins of life we hold
Creating a new world

And one by one the waves will fall
Back and the sea retire
We need more land, the desert’s sand
Will turn to a green playground
We have just one master:
The instinct to dominate
The will to have it all!

In my hands the divine grace
The power of destruction and to create
In my mind the course of fate
In this dance of existence I will set the pace
No rest until I’ll see the world beneath my feet
No rest until I’ll see the world bow down to me

How can’t you understand?
You know we have the right
Beyond the limit we can go
Rule on death and life
Indeed we must find
Something we can strive for...

The common enemy
Nature, has gone down
And our lust to kill
Is aimed towards mankind
In blinding hunger
We keep on marching forward
We’re marching out to war!

There’s no other way to gain
The world’s domination, the Golden Age
I can ease this endless pain
In the tale of evolution I will write the final page
No rest until I’ll see the world on hands and knees
I am the god to lead the world, bow down to me!
Track Name: Deep Six
May the Mistral rise and blow
May the wintry mantle fall
May it dye this scenery in white
This silent field of stones
Bitter and wide...
"May their spirit rest" the letters cry, but...
The echo of screams, these scars will stay!

Bury all our hope and our dreams
The ruins of our world, our own kin
The pitiful beliefs and the pride
Bury all the progeny of mankind
What is the point in regret and wails?
Awareness always comes far too late!

Can you tell me where the sense is?
Living on when death is all we achieve!
What other way can we try?
Dig your grave, foolish child!
Do you believe you can survive?
Bear the consequence of matricide!
Come on, face your demise!

Bury Hope, let Despair lead you to thy grave
Bury Hope, enter Hell, come inside!
(The warmth of Life shall fade)
Bury Hope, for Eden's land has been lost
(Heaven is lost if there was one)

May silence cover the Earth
May Ammit devour us all!
End the song of Mankind
Dire song, turned into the dirge for Life!

From now on we can't change our way!
"Can't you look the Truth in the eyes?"
The lesson we did learn...
"Oh, sure, you failed for the last time!"

Tears may well fall over silent graves
'till new flames will shred the world again
Memories fade as time flows
We forget and it's all vain!
Bury every sterile seed of hope
May shadows of Hell feast
Upon this blasted kind! (Six feet underground)