First World Phenomenon

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What makes us so false and dejected that 1.2 million of us a year make the unending decision that brings it all to an end?

More than twice of us, where freedom is lost to choose your beliefs or morality.

Inane is our condition. Why can we not perceive our great fortune? Don’t we know that this is our only known form of awareness?

Some sort of evolutionary fault that makes us jump off the cliff. Just like the lemmings dive into the sea, with fear we embrace our own deaths. Some call it the work of the lonely coward, an existentialist greed. But all of us fight that burning desire, and in our shame we hide it.

We struggle to find meaning through burden. Why do we act on so much we cannot win? Shall we hold hands while diving into the sea? Let’s breath in our last hopes, staring to the bleak.

Up into the night.

An endless cavalcade of cars in the sky. Rustles in the wind of endless denial. Where did we lose our struggle to survive? A thankless chore we’ve made of our lives.

So little we strive to our potential. The stars beckon while we dig our holes. All this fortune, distorted by fear. We clip off our wings, from cages we lear.

Our freedom is so near. We have to hold it close, or sacrifice to life our destiny to exist.

Together we can overcome this first world phenomenon. Let’s raise our fists into the air and embrace the sky. Let’s call upon ourselves to change our desires. Let’s shout these words from way up high and embrace our lives:

The circle won’t be broken by the ashes of defeat. Our silence won’t be deafening, our words won’t be lies. We rise above the the plane of deceit. Our self-fulfilling destinies will be the trail we leave behind.

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from A Nightmare of Symmetry, released February 14, 2017
Music & Lyrics by Max Sindermann

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Event Horizon Los Angeles, California

Founded by guitarist Max Sindermann, Event Horizon sought out to bridge the gap between classical guitar and modern death metal. Joined by David Cortes on guitar, Vincent Medina on bass, and Jacob Alves on drums, Event Horizon is making their mark by producing new and original progressive metal that has the lush, vibrant harmony of classical music and the raw, visceral energy of metal. ... more

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