Beyond the Self

by Fractal Gates

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    14 songs totaling 50:36mn of catchy melodic death metal
    Guest musicians : Dan Swanö and Sotiris Vayenas
    Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB
    Executive production Great Dane Records
    All songs written by Fractal Gates except "Might Wings" original song by Cheap Trick
    Artworks by Sébastien Pierre

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released February 18, 2013

Mixed and Mastered by Dan Swanö (Unisound AB)
Solos by Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh)
Clean vocals on Everblaze and Mighty Wings by Dan Swanö

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Fractal Gates Paris, France

Melodic death metal band from France, created by Sébastien Pierre and Stéphane Peudupin

Start 2009 : release of a 4 title demo which received great feedback

2009 : release of the 1st album "Altered State of Consciousness" 50mn of explosive melodic death metal energy.

2013 : release of the 2nd album "Beyond The Self" out on Great Dane Records end february 2013.

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Track Name: Dissonance
No sign of humanity
In these evil might
Unconscious minds possessed by hate
Our leaders are baffled blinds
Translucent oligarchy exempt from all kind of mercy
A compromise of harshness and recklessness
Justice as part of their lies

Deicide and tyranny are our common shrine
We cannot sustain any more of this
Bound in allegiance to drown, they rule like a plague
Stuck in seeds of desire

Hypnotized by broadcasting, false claims
Mesmerized by dull ideals made of grey
Scenes of crowd to pretend we're dwelling democracy
Synthesized self-heralded government

No sign of humanity
In these evil might
Unconscious minds possessed by hate
This is the time to arise

The seasons are losing their sense
In faceless rhyme
Crimes are invading each place
From north to south it feels the same
Our sun falls behind clouds of haze
The millennium is casting its night
So will their tidal reign
Scheme of deny, screams of a million who rise

Our march is on its way, our march yells side by side
Reunited in rawness
In the trail of morale and faith
Dreaming of hope for Mankind
We will reap your empire of pain
Repeal your reliance on war and gain
We will raze your design
And erase your demise
Hear the sound of dawning

Hypnotized by broadcasting, false claims
Mesmerized by dull ideals made of grey
Scenes of crowd to pretend we're dwelling democracy
Synthesized self-heralded government
Track Name: Everblaze
Feel the blaze afar
Open your mind
Reobtain what you once were
Tear your hate apart
Untrust your might
Unleash your abiding rays

Drown me out
Bring me down
Free us all, burn us into the moonlight
Be our reign of flames
Blow me out
Take me down
Only yourself can save us from blinding

Be our day, our new life
Retrieve the sense of our realm
Arise, stream our trail
Revive the source of tomorrow
Spin the rail of our soul
Behold the dreams of the afterglow

On the shores of reliance
Lies a brighter state of slumber
Across the veil of our own existence
Alive yet silent
Rain flows in our veins
Seething in the heart

Feel the blaze afar
Open your mind
Reobtain what you once were
Tear your hate apart
Untrust your might
Unleash your abiding rays
Track Name: On Your Own
Some pray to appease desires
Imploring some mercy
Others simply cease to hope
And drown in false control

To feel the messiah
Shall not make you cross the sign
So fierce, so relentless
But it shall not raise you out

Purity is in yourself
Don't seek it, don't trust their lies
Believe in your sense, not their lines
This flame that burns in your heart
The answer is in yourself
Don't dream it, don't close your mind
Live on your own

On your own, follow the tracks you long
Don't care where the others go
On your side, create your own defiance
Answer the call

Find the stream, find your own way
All alone
Wherever glooms are blowing
Step beyond
Underneath tomorrow, lies your core
Hear the call
Align the seeds of your strain
On your own

On your own, follow the tracks you long
Don't care where the others go
On your side, create your own defiance
Answer the call

Purity is in yourself
Don't seek it, don't trust their lies
Believe in your sense, not their lines
This flame that burns in your heart
The answer is in yourself
Don't dream it, don't close your mind
Live on your own

Some pray to appease desires
Imploring some mercy
Others simply cease to hope
And drown in false control

To feel the messiah
Shall not make you cross the sign
So fierce and relentless
Yet you shall not raise the night
Track Name: The Sign
Dark days
Sanity gone
Still it tries to drain my soul
Am i the one insane?
a call from above
follow the delphian skies !

blood rains
the birth of our fall
fatality death (the) only observancy
bow to your newborn gods
follow the delphian skies !

it came out of the night
out of the night
to save me
shivering my brain

bitter taste
so many haunting cries
rebellion


one day one night
striving in the sunless skies

one way one might
you are the chosen one

one day fighting it through my way to feel the prize of our true inception
one night only one way to break the circle...... of their programmed extinction

Its the sign !

This bloody curse
feeds my mind
Still it seems to plague while its reaching by
i'm hypnotised ?
now i'm dead ?
(its) the message
follow the delphian skies !

i barely try
so many die
it came to quell from the nightside star
how could this be while we learnt the liiies
we are born to survive ?


it came out of the night
out of the night
to save me
shivering my brain

bitter taste
so many haunting cries
so many haunting cries


one day one night
striving in the sunless skies

one way one might
you are the chosen one

one day fighting it through my way to feel the prize of our true inception
one night only one way to break the circle...... of their nighttime raaaage

its the sign !

Dark ways
Sanity gone
Still it tries to drain my soul
Am i the one insane?
a call from above
follow the delphian skies !

blood rains
the birth of our fall
fatality death (the) only observancy
bow to your newborn gods
regeneration in the delphian skies
Track Name: Timeless
On the reach of the night
Beyond your sense
On the stream of your mind
Your Kind we're watching
Your wars lead you to a sure destruction

You're the seeds of your own demise
Within yourselves
Can't you see your homeworld in fire?

Reason shall rise
Once you soar in its sunset
Your prison could fall apart
Grey won't drown
Heal the sane, cherish the sharing
The moving abides to thrive

Where timeless falls in motion,
Standing life and dawn
Become the sons of instant
Untie your soul

On the reach of night
Beyond your sense
On the stream of your mind
Your Kind we're watching
The closure deeply lies within yourself
Come, come into the Grail

Where timeless falls in motion,
Standing life and dawn
Become the sons of instant
Unbind your soul
Track Name: We Are All Leaders
You decide for our fate
You decide for our fall
We decide to stand and disobey
You determine who knows
You determine who sees
We decide to leave your prophecy
Your embrace is a lie
Your discourse, unwise
You completely breath insanity
Haunted by gain
Controlled by your aim
You're nothing more than a plague

Inside of me, I now hold a way to behave
Deep, inside of me
I have found a stable force to behold
Don't pretend to save me
Your crimes are the source
When you'll cloud yourself
The circle will be complete

Reverence, dignity
Your sense of acting is gone

For we are no more blind
We are awakened
Your cycle of disgrace
No longer thrive
For we are unified
We are all leaders
We shall take back our world
And blow you out
Before the dawn

You define who lives, judging in silence
Hidden behind luxurious dreams
You crucify your fears, burning innocence
Insensitive, unaware

Power, influence, disease
The equation lies still
No matter how strong you are
In the end you drown
Honour, reliance, glory
The fire will never decrease
This is the path you engage all
Your rage is inborn

No place to flee us now
Your once empire's drilled
Your gatherings done
Your gallows are on the line
For we are unified
We are all leaders
We shall take back our world
And blow you out from our ground
Track Name: Reverse Dawn
The day is turning to night
Burning rays drown in ashes
In the skylight figures shade
The prophet was right, it's the End

The mountains are trembling
The seas boil in rage
Heavens glow crimson haze

The light is starting to fade
The pale erases the wounds of my mind
The pulse is rising around me
The waves of life drain and fuse in my heart

I'm enthralled by the Reverse Dawn

On my side, the sun clears to black
On my veil, fire exhales
Overwhelmed in serene daylight
I leave wide alive

On my trail, the storm is of rain
Drops of freedom defining my timeline
I'm gone in the strains of solace
To arise

On my side, the sun clears to black
On my veil, fire exhales
Overwhelmed in serene arrays

The Gate is closing behind
Morning rays burst the vastness
To the skyline I remain
Track Name: Mighty Wings
It's just a ball of dust
Underneath my feet
It rolls around the sun
Doesn't mean that much to me

I take a chance on the edge of life
Just like all the rest
I look inside and dig it out
Cause there's no points for second best

There's a raging fire in my heart tonight
Growing higher and higher in my soul
There's a raging fire in the sky tonight
I want to ride on the silver dove
Far into the night

[Chorus]
Till I make you take me
On your mighty wings
Make you take me
On your mighty wings across the sky
Take me on your mighty wings
Take me on your mighty wings tonight

With just a little luck
A little cold blue steel
I cut the night like a razor blade
Till I feel the way I want to feel

There's a raging fire in my heart tonight
Growing higher and higher in my soul
There's a raging fire in the sky tonight
I want to ride on the silver dove
Far into the night

[Chorus]
Till I make you take me
On your mighty wings
Make you take me
On your mighty wings across the sky
Take me on your mighty wings
Take me on your mighty wings tonight

Take me on your mighty wings
Take me on your mighty wings
Track Name: The Experiment
A pale shivering Hunter
Seeds my fearsome hurt
Pours in my gaze
Nightmarish hate

Far from Earth
Lost in the Abyss
Plague from Hell
Sole in the Unseen
Raped from Her
Slight in the Mighty
Far from Sun, we lurk Here
Evil and myself

A pain came from nowhere
Feeding my inner blur
Mourning in my veins
Apathetic state

As I dare reopen my eyes
A long, thin metallic arm
Descending straight towards my neck
On its end stands a sharp spear
That drills my skin
Then inserts in my spine a frozen mist
Insane situation when the hangman says:
"Don't be afraid of what you can't explain."

A pale calling glimmer
Heals my fading nerve
Maybe the end
Of the Experiment

For What?

Strained to feel
Full of void
Blended with
Dust of loss

I wake back, somewhere near my dwelling
Wishing that it was just another dream
I cross my hand on my nape fleetingly
Will my fingers touch a wound or a virgin skin?
Track Name: Beyond The Self
Scarlet stains the nightfall
Bright rays, elusive
Fearless power behaviors drift by my side

Dream or real, it's not clear
But the scare drills inside of me
Outlines still my motions
And drag me to the clouds
An arcane source of energy stirs in my soul

Is this the place where we all die
Or are revived?

The creatures seem to foreknow me, literally
Since I was born
In a psychic way we even communicate
Their reasons are mine

Resources depleted
Forests and wildlife disentrailed
Compassion disproved
Somehow we lost the trail

Invariably we choose to break the natural harmony
We never wonder why so many cry
Solitude spreads like a plague
To the realm of organic strains we are parasites
All we long turns grey, all around...

Losing my name, purified
Into the realm of a greater life

Invariably we choose to break the natural harmony
We never wonder why so many cry
Solitude spreads like a plague
To the realm of organic strains we are parasites
All we long turns grey

Losing my name, unified
Into the realm of greater days
Track Name: Glooms Of Cyan
So we part ways
Turning our source and our regrets
Reaving our might
This tide recalls our soul down by the sea

We were lonely drops in a reverse wave
Pretending our life was innocent
Deceived by our eyes, all we knew was pain
Sinking aside
This pulse in our heart should have warned us then
And showed us no one was sovereign
Perceiving a war like a vital state
Justice was blind

So we just fade
Into profound glooms of cyan
Where the stream binds
This side covers our soul down by the sea

Last signs of fire drift and bounce
Behind our trail
Blazing rays vanish in red glows
Blown by forces unknown
We dissolve

Will the flows of time strand the fields of our realm?
Will Ether bewitch us?
Perfection's gone, but our season still stands
Burnt yet alive we are
When I'll join your mind in the reach of our fate
Within strains of daylight
Absolve your past, no reprieve shall die vain
Merge, shine beyond

So we remain
Into dismal blooms of cyan
Safe in our shroud
This ride was our last impulse by the sea