Awakening Inception

by Æpoch

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miscmaster One fine piece of music this is!
One of those albums that needs multiple listens, but just one to know you're hooked!
Can't use the word catchy, no?
Well I'm gonna...with all due respect.

Why? Cause I caught myself doing a sing along on "mentally raped by christ"...and so did my colleagues at work.

Catchy, yet original, complicated and very well executed! Favorite track: Tabula Rasa.
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Cherd of Doom Technically proficient without being clinical or robotic, full of delicious guitar leads and solos and ankle-breaking progressive turns, and somehow still brutally heavy. This album kicks ass with both feet. Favorite track: Tabula Rasa.
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welyyt The best prog/tech death album of the year, and one of the most exciting new bands. It's pretty safe to say that Delirium of Negation is one of the best songs of all time. Favorite track: Delirium Of Negation.
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Features a bonus remaster of M.D.M.A. from our 2013 demo on CD version only

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released April 13, 2018

Greg Carvalho - Drums
Brett MacIntosh - 5 string Fretless Bass / Lead Vocals
Kyle Edissi - Guitar / backing Vocals (Tracks 1 & 3)
Taylor Wroblewski - Guitar

GUEST MUSICIANS:
Callum Clark of Ending Tyranny - guest vocals on Time : Perspective / Ouroboros Reborn
Sanjay Kumar of Wormhole, Perihelion & Equipoise - guest solo on Time : Perspective / Ouroboros Reborn
Stevie Boiser of Tethys, Equipoise & Ashen Horde - guest vocals on Delirium Of Negation
Enrico H Di Lorenzo of Hideous Divinity - guest vocals on Awakening Inception
Matias Quiroz of Bleak Flesh - guest solo on Karmasphyxiation

Co-produced by Brett MacIntosh and Jonah Kay
Engineered by Jonah Kay at HM studio. Drums engineered at our rehearsal spot.
Mixed by Nic Ultd
Mastered by Jamie King
Cover art by Justin Abraham
Logo by Arpad Korenci
Layout, title and logo placement by Malcolm Pugh

Rhythm guitars for tracks 2,3,4,6,7,8 tracked in part by Bobby Chounramany as well as the intro lead on Burn Them At The Stakes
Guitars on M.D.M.A. tracked in 2013 by Chris Roche & Bobby Chounramany. Solo on M.D.M.A. by Chris Roche tracked in 2013

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Æpoch Cambridge, Ontario

Progressive Death Metal. With hints of Black Metal, Thrash and lots of melody, Æpoch welcomed Ira Lehtovaara to the band in April 2019 with plans to support Inanimate Existence with Eye Of Horus in Ontario and Quebec in late May and June 2019. Æpoch is currently a 3 piece and actively looking for a new guitarist to complete their line up. Currently writing new music ... more

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Track Name: Time : Perspective / Ouroboros Reborn
Music by Chris Roche, Brett MacIntosh
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh, Chris Roche

In essence time, is perspective
A mutual fantasy
Planets and atoms expanding as one in the cosmic equation
Universal Expansion spreading to every mote and particle
Time is stretching
Forever equating to the growth of this plane of reality...

Our understanding and limited sense prevent us from feeling
The ground beneath our feet

For us it's always the same
Constant unchanging
This paradox of existence, and experience
Are both lock and key
To solve the equation is to be, a GOD
Experience the linked perspective of time and matter
Reality erodes as time shatters

In essence time, is perspective
A mutual fantasy
Planets and atoms expanding as one in the cosmic equation

For us it's always the same
Constant unchanging
This paradox of existence, and experience
Are both lock and key
To solve the equation is to be, a GOD
Experience the linked perspective of time and matter
Reality erodes as time shatters

Time is accelerating, at a ratio unknown to man
A golden ratio
Sacred geometry
Knowledge allotted to the few
A golden ratio

In essence time, is perspective
A mutual fantasy

Try to imagine, if you will
Reaching maximum density
In the universe and it collapses just as fast as it created everything that’s all around you
This is only one theory
On this, finite existence

(Callum)
This fragile existence has been struck again
With the
Tremors that echo
With impending doom, existence has halted, the circle is broken, Ouroboros!
The trigger, the sequence of events has,
Brought forth,
Inevitable non-existence

-Sanjay solo-

Try to imagine, if you will
Reaching maximum density
In the universe and it collapses just as fast as it created everything that’s all around you
This is only one theory
On this, finite existence

(Callum)
This fragile existence has been struck again
With the
Tremors that echo
With impending doom, existence has halted, the circle is broken, Ouroboros!
The trigger, the sequence of events has,
Brought forth,
Inevitable non-existence
Track Name: Delirium Of Negation
Music by Bobby Chounramany, Chris Roche, Brett MacIntosh, Greg Carvalho
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh, Stevie Boiser

I am that which is immortal yet I do not exist
I am that which is immortal yet I do not exist

Rotting
Putrefaction
Manifesting
In me
Distorted
Perception
Of reality
Denial
Of Existence
(Stevie:)
Psychosis envelops,
Depressive delusions
(Brett:)
Convinced you're already dead!

Neurons in the amygdala, are not processing information
Causing me to experience, the Delirium Of Negation

-Brett solo-
-Taylor solo-
-Kyle solo-

(Stevie:)
Banished to the state betwixt life and death - purgatory
Forever damned to walk among the living...

A shade,
A spectre,
Dead but not at rest.
The shell
It's withered
To a skeletal wreck
I long for silence,
(Brett:)
Gaze into the mirror
At this human husk
(Stevie:)
Convinced you’re already dead!

(Stevie:)
Neurons in the amygdala, are not processing information
Causing me to experience, the Delirium Of Negation

-Brett solo-
-Taylor solo-
Track Name: The Expiration
Music by Brett MacIntosh, Bobby Chounremany
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

I have witnessed the rebirth of the universe
Everything we thought we knew, is eclipsing
Galaxies, so far away, feel the effects of our expiration
Assisting them, in evolution!

This Red Giant that consumes all we know
Giver and taker of life at its will
Unable to sustain for eternity
Surely other suns have expired

Billions of years passing by
Æpoch`s change its state over time
Mass and size increasing leaving no hope
For future civilization
Luminosity of our solar-god changing
The main sequence has come to an impending end!


To come inhabit this sustainable planet
Surely other suns have expired
Leaving entire galaxies on the brink of extinction
Surely other suns have expired!

-Brett solo-

-Kyle solo-

As it size increases as does its appetite
Subsequently it will consume all inner orbiting planets
We will truly be food for the gods

Helium and hydrogen have been exhausted
Leaving nothing to keep our god-star stable
Its rampage consumes the solar system
Temperature increases, the brink of existence is forgotten!

-Kyle solo-

The final naked core will cool in time
The everlasting White Dwarf shines on for eternity
This Red Giant that consumes all we know
Giver and taker of life at its will

-Taylor solo-

This Red Giant that consumes all we know
Giver and taker of life!

-Kyle solo-
Track Name: Tabula Rasa
Music by Bobby Chounramany, Brett MacIntosh, Chris Roche, Greg Carvalho, Kyle Edissi
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh, Chris Roche

Communication through sensory perception
Awakening the process at the moment of conception
A fetal genius, unlocked potential, streaming into the mental reception
The mind is perfect, yet doomed from the start
To conformity's detriment
Defector of, human genetic, stock

Deception of the mind, beginning at birth
To undermine a humans worth
By ancient minds wasted who've tasted the thoughts
Of those they deceive with their sinister plots

To unravel our code
And process genes
And create a hive mind
-A singular being
A mass, of cells
So easily, controlled
By harbingers, of the populous!
Themselves placed, high on top, of us!

-Brett-
-Bobby/Kyle lead-

We are brought up, in malevolence
We are raised by lies
...Constantly misinformed by propaganda
The education system isn’t created to teach
It creates slaves; obedient and weak
...................................
We are brought up in disinformation
We are raised by technology
We are brought up with distraction; fed lies from birth!
They fear our unmatched potential...
Our mind that's capable of unearthly things
That’s been handicapped, by centuries of greed

-Taylor solo-

Tabula Rasa the mind unlocked
Watered down thoughts
Polluted by media
Used your mind, be a god!

-Taylor solo-

My consciousness beckons for more than this life
We are sedated from the moment we take our first
Breath. Dumbing us down so easy to control
Allowing the powers that be to mould
Our paths, as they please
And the future, they infect with disease

The mind is perfect, yet doomed from the start
Set to fail, in a created, society
Escalating to unfathomable proportions
Corporations dictating and, defecating

Open your mind, utilize your eye
A limitless, effortless, way of life
Disrupting the safety of modern day slavery
To enhance our brain, to immortality

Open you mind
Use your eye
Tabula Rasa!
Track Name: Mentally Raped By Christ
Music by Brett MacIntosh, Chris Roche
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

Aristocratic governments fabricate false dogmas
A veil to block the populous from true light
To enlighten us all, with tales of lore
A messiah who's biography writ 10000, writ 10000, writ 10000, times before!
Brainwashing citizens into submission; their brains are wiped clean of all hope
Rotting our minds; it's food for the hive
Gaining control with your treacherous lore
Rotting our minds; it's food for the hive
Gaining control with your treacherous lore

Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Fueling wars with hate and strife
...
And you'll be afraid, for the rest of your life
Of the 'god' you lie down and pray to at night
That punishment still waits in, the afterlife
Rotting our minds; it's food for the hive
Gaining control with your treacherous lore
Doomed to be slaves of the mind

Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Fueling wars with hate and strife
Sedated population that works day and night

Created false hope; glorified through the pope
Misguided weak minded cattle to dope
Working class scum to reprogram in time
Through centuries fantasy begins to unwind
Unraveling mysteries; the beginning of time
Proving you're all just wasting your time being...

Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Propaganda to end all true knowledge of life
Mentally Raped By Christ!

-Kyle solo-

Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Propaganda to end all true knowledge of life
Mentally Raped By Christ!
Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Biblical logic is nonsense and shite

Society's sedated by Christianity's false ways,
Will we ever shed light to the truth?
Powerful Romans, with prejudice minds
A curse to change all concept of time
Moulding the future for his successor
A tyrant like no other kind
Brainwashing citizens into submission;
Their brains are wiped clean of all hope
Rotting our minds; it's food for the hive
Gaining control with your treacherous lore
Rotting our minds; it's food for the hive
Gaining control with your treacherous lore

Mentally Raped
By Christ
Mentally Raped By Christ
Worship the government
Blindly you die
Mentally Raped By Christ
Blindly you die!
Track Name: Burn Them At The Stakes
Music by Brett MacIntosh, Chris Roche, Kyle Edissi, Bobby Chounramany
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

-Bobby lead-

Your disgusting kind thrives off your own death
We see your self-hatred and do nothing
This could be stopped, but we refuse to interfere
This Joy, this joy we get from seeing this slaughter
And let your vile race live on and let your fucking reign prevail

Basterdous tyrants - conscription madness - we must kill!
Not for - then against them - against the whole world - we loath!
Achieving nothing Burn Them At The Stakes - worthless cunts
Wasting our air and our space all the impure blood
Their time is up start the massacre till they're all gone
Exterminate race - murder suicide - pray for the end

Stop trying to fool your self
You're not a god - you're a fucking animal!
The only power you truly have is over your self
…And nothing else....

-Kyle lead-
-Brett lead-
Track Name: Serenity Of Non-Existence
Music by Bobby Chounramany, Brett MacIntosh, Greg Carvalho
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

This seems surreal
As I push my fingers through my frail flesh,
I feel nothing
I am numb
Numb to the world, to which I will not return
I’m an infant
Alone in this womb of tranquility
The essence of consciousness
Dragged from my being!

-Taylor solo-

Darkness
Surrounds my spirit
In bliss I lose grip
With Reality
All thoughts
Translated into a lucid dream
As memories fade

-Brett solo-

…And when I emerge, not a man not beast
Am I forgiven, for all I have said and done?
Or will I be forced to bow to a mythical king?
A tyrant if there ever was one..

Descending
Having it all torn away from me
Cannot express thought
Only colours and shapes can describe this place

Darkness
Surrounds my spirit
In bliss I lose grip
With Reality
All thoughts
Translated into a lucid dream
As memories fade

-Greg solo-
Track Name: Awakening Inception
Music by Chris Roche, Brett MacIntosh
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

-Taylor solo-
-Kyle solo-

Descending into the dream-world
My reality's but what I perceive
Any malevolence that I run into,
I have the power to undo...
Sometimes you don't have, CONTROL
Sometimes it seems like a movie screen
Suddenly something is not going right
Panic ensues, inside of me

Black!
Is my mind!
In its depths,
Fornicating with evils, inside my head
Black!
Is my mind!
In its depths,
Fornicating with evils, inside my head

Shape-shifting it metamorphasizes in front of my face
This can't be real, I want to wake up!

I try to run through the thin air
My efforts prove to be in vein
This creation of mine knows me too well
Nowhere to hide, inside my mind
In a panic I begin to run
Clumsily, I fall to the ground
Terror piercing through my veins
This can't be the end, for me

In a jolt, I wake up
Ascending from the dream-world
Something still seems not right
Sweat trickling down my spine
Morphing
The walls, start to melt, all around me
Somehow I'm still trapped in this hell!

-Kyle/ Brett/ Bobby lead-

This is not, reality
I know this can't be real
Reality starts to bleed together
With my thoughts
Twisting & contorting all that I know
To adhere to a sick definition of truth

This is too real, I submit to your malicious will
This can't be the end; I had so much to do with my (life)
Life is over, say goodbye to all that you know

(Enrico)
I feel me essence start to fade
Sucking life right out of me
This being feeds off my fear
And I am thoroughly horrified
Any chance of getting out seems bleak:
Trapped in my own thoughts
My surroundings dissipate
Crumble to dust
I stare my demise right in the eyes
And prepare my final thoughts to die
In an urgent panic I scream one last time
As I open my eyes to realize-

I'm awake
I'm alive
But this ghastly creature of my
Creation
Awaits, in front of my face
Formed
From hate
Terror grows!
Departed from dreams it's following me,
Into reality's wake!

-Kyle solo-
Track Name: Karmasphyxiation
Music by Brett MacIntosh, Bobby Chounramany
Lyrics by Brett MacIntosh

-Kyle solo-

To be considered dead
Without a morgue
No vital signs
They must have died
Last words were inaudible
Greed and deception
Has brought you to this final fate
Miserably you get to see the final grave awaits

Scouting the perimeter
A bag of riches is unearthed

Lustfully manipulated
Homicide corruption
Pertaining secret knowledge will be the downfall to your nature
A backfired plan
To betray and rob
The one you 'loved'

Once you're both down there in the dirt
It feels so nice but you're terrified
Unable to move or scream
Paralyzed
The fear shooting down your spine
As you deny
The fate you brought upon him and yourself
Buried alive!

-Matias solo-

Unknown by the rest
Innocent murder as they put you down
Scattering the riches found
Useless in a place like this
When the soil hits your face
Reality starts to take
Open your eyes to realize
You're never going to leave this place

Considered Dead
Without a morgue
Paralyzed you`ve realized this is your last waking hour
Lost and buried
Buried alive
Karmasphyxiation
Miserably you come to be one with the dirt and sand

Once you're both down there in the dirt
It feels so nice but you're terrified
Unable to move or scream
Paralyzed
The fear shooting down your spine
As you deny
The fate you brought upon him and yourself
Buried alive!

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