Partum Vita Mortem

by Orpheus Omega

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John Darville
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John Darville Absolute gem of an album and Beacons is a gem of a gem. Bouncy riff, atmospheric keys, great interplay between the guitars and keys and a great sing-along chorus. Awesome album. Favorite track: Beacons.
arulator
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arulator While the music seemingly got softer than previous two albums due to much richer usage of cleans & keys, don't get misled so quickly. Lyrically I'd say it's much darker than the previous releases and I can't say anything but that I really dig the new sound! Great job guys! Favorite track: Beacons.
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Existence is cyclical. Partum Vita Mortem explores all the aspects that make us who we are, from our earliest beginnings to the very end of our journeys. Partum (Birth), Vita (Life) and Mortem (Death). These three distinct but interweaved aspects of existence are portrayed both musically and lyrically across 13 tracks that bring this concept to life. In an era where we often forget to experience and reflect on every moment we have, this album brings to the fore the struggles we all must face on our own journey.

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The Music - tinyurl.com/pdekncm
Legacy Magazine (Germany) - tinyurl.com/pzk935h
Metal Obsession - tinyurl.com/oqmagt2
Metal As Fuck - tinyurl.com/ook9596
Lords Of Metal - tinyurl.com/pprjwcl
Australian Musician Network - tinyurl.com/nro66ml

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released July 24, 2015

Chris Themelco - Vocals/Guitar
Joao Goncalves - Guitar
Nathan Mesiti - Bass
Matthew Themelco - Drums
Owen Keswick Gallagher - Synths

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Orpheus Omega Melbourne, Australia

Orpheus Omega is one of Australias finest Melodic Death Metal acts, touring nationally with the likes of Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquility, Children Of Bodom, Sirenia and many others.
Touring overseas culminating in our live DVD "Archways Across Asia" and to date have released two full length albums and an EP.
Currently we are working on our third album and planning to head abroad in 2015.
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Track Name: I, Architect
Imperfect design I am the Creator in my own mind Builder destroyer guardian of time Holding on to a sense of purpose Seeded deep within a castle stands Tools within my grasp built by my hands Toss and turn adorn the altar This a place to exist but it's not my home Material nature sweeps away the right Uncommon creation burgeoning life A sun sets on a unique singularity In thoughts depth grey matter holds the key Instilled in consciousness we are the gods of our own existence Omnipotent presence commercialized I architect inside these eyes

Forced to feel what others feel I'm just the number you idolize Push in line to do the time Autonomous replicated lives Pick their value from the crops Stand the same and look inane Replication of all mankind Stand above the endless sea Of mass produced identity I am but one but I am none The soul anomaly Our journey an evolution From matter to maker we are the conclusion

The writing's on the wall we bleed the truth

Built by broken hands and shattered belief Take the time that life demands visual our dreams

Replication of all mankind

I am but one but I am none The soul anomaly
Track Name: Karma Favours The Weak
Failing to see direction in their eyes
Affinity for a predetermined line that’s set inside
The mind uncanny confusion pictures collide
Coalescence of vital falsities deny
A moment’s clarity to bring back the voices of our reality
To stop and see what’s there to see
Labelling all that presents itself in kaleidoscopic banality and see what you want to see
Guilt for the lesson learnt inside

Covered in white from head to toe
Hold tight to your fears and don’t let go
Fate’s not here to show
The path that leads the coward’s chain
This empty conscience once burns bright
Grips destiny’s hand to be its guide
Now you see that karma favours the weak

A glimpse into the pale keyhole’s light shows treachery
A puzzle piece but one of many
Unlock the door and end this prophetical yearning
Join us in the journey from obscurity

Yearn for the writing on the wall
Awaiting fate’s misguiding call
Yearn for the writing on the wall
And wait for fates misguiding call

Wake up to see there’s a world alight with unprecedented chances to be all that you believe
Unbound from wasting and wishing the stars align just to be a step defined
Destiny is not your guide
Track Name: Practice Makes Pathetic
Delusions of grandeur reality of failures spit on their ashes and laugh in their crashing dreams
Placate implications of greed’s misdemeanour the fall from your pyre is my life's satire

Designed by the system designated a number crawl into its shadow or break free from its bounds
Engorge on the weak complication amasses as the creator defiled chains you to the ashes

When we see our humility torn to shreds by ruthless faces
Take a rung to the very peak in shadowing post hostility

Burn bright from within for them to steal the light
Set fire to themselves so their spark can ignite

Weary bones and broken seams
Wearing out the tattered causes
Point a finger in every face
A harrowing mirror of futility

Your value is high a precious commodity
For others to use and abuse with no sympathy

Mouths like voids swallowing all the light
Where their words lead a merry dance you signify their plight
Track Name: Our Reminder
Peel away the scab to which you fall
Flesh anew waits just below
Take heed to the sounding of the war drums
A battle to the end of all you know

Crumbling towers but time stands still
When visions intersect
Abuse the acceptance
Rousing desistance

Our reminder the scars that lie behind these eyes
Forever it takes as time’s hand slowly falls
Wind back the clock and learn the lessons we forgot
Correct the path anew and see it through while we remain

In these remains we build
Like a phoenix down from the ashes
A drop of your resolution
In a concoction of conviction

Deliverance to the horizon
Paradoxical lost tomorrows

Through the wormhole envision the pain you suffered
Break from the black hole’s grip make for a new day’s tale

A drop of your resolution
In a, concoction of conviction
Deliverance to the horizon
Paradoxical lost tomorrows
Track Name: Unraveling Today
It’s hard to see today in this pixelated age
A digit in the combination faceless in the limitless stream
Connection pending to the human race
Run to see your fifteen minutes fade
As we start to look the same
A diamond in the rough a null point intrusion
When winning is never enough a need to be plastered on every screen

We race through a network of lies
Faces blurred between the lines
Made to believe we pull the strings
Puppets to this global reclusion

Create the new ideal a better way to put this stale world at bay
End the cycle of disposable memories bring meaning to forgotten identity

Disconnect from the master race pull the plug on what's begun before it’s too late
Reset the system create disorder
Disrupt the masses and watch them falter

Send yourself off to the node recycled information dwells
There’s no more chance to be the new age king succumb to the digital world order
Track Name: Breath's Burden
We live a life
Unrelenting in its force
With good and bad
Born to feel

Our pain and suffering 
We can overcome
Our loss and grief 
We can hold on

A struggle conceived 
By callous thieves 
Your strength perceived 
A guilt relieved  

They can't take from you 
What they do not own
You control your fate
You claim the throne

There's nothing of them 
To frame as unknown 
Their weakness is visible
In all their tone

You’re free to choose
You’re free to live 
Let not your dreams 
Fall to these thieves

There's nothing you can't do 
You have what it takes 
To live your life through
With all its wakes
Track Name: Tomorrow's Fiends and Yesterday's Ghosts
Memories pouring through the weave as you lay confined
Attempted divination fearing what's to come
Take a look behind the shadow lurks one step at a time 
Knock down the door don't let me in I'm here to steal your everything

Scared to see scared to be anything more than a step away
What came and went what's here and now the ghost of yesterday dispelled

My delusions fill your vision I'm hiding deep inside your soul
Extend my hand to pull you through just to toss you back again
The needle's eye lies far beyond 
Don't let my lies falter your aim

Scared to see scared to be anything more than a step away
What came and went what's here and now the ghost of yesterday dispelled
Scared to search scared to find fearing yourself to be denied
What's yet to come what's yet to be tomorrow's fiend your enemy

It's easy to see when the lights come on spectres fade away see what they become
Reflections of you self-defeating mind taking steps in front but always ending behind
Tomorrow's fiends and yesterday's ghosts apparitions made to soften the blow
When all is said and all is done tear off the mask you and I are one
Track Name: Beacons
Do anything to cling to embers a fire burns inside
Of a light that burned out long ago
Construct the lie to fight for
All things amiss as you convince yourself the pain is fine

When our beacons lead back to the start
Convictions fail we fall apart

Made to feel your hurt and just keep breathing
Take apart moments of this time and still keep moving on

Beaten down and stripped in a glint of sadness
Well designed enabler of delusion
When our beacons lead back to the start
Convictions fail we still fall apart

Broken as the chapter ends lost in despair
Find solace as you turn the page 
Ink that flows to another place

Made to feel your hurt and just keep breathing
Take apart moments of this time and still keep moving on
Close the wound so deep and find you’re bleeding
Out no more it’s just beginning
Track Name: Echoes Through Infinity
Day breaks through another night of sleepless thought
Imagine if time had truly stopped 
When every minute feels like the end of time 
And every breath takes everything

Look at the story told transcend the open page
Read every line until the chapter ends the full stop awaits our gaze
When the silence takes me to that wandering place traversing roads I dare not walk forced to hold within my hands what moments passed to find us here
Then the world seemed like a bigger place when the dreams took us past the stars

The dying sun shines brightest before the darkness takes the light
And in the dimmest lit corners of your heart the memories keep us alive
Dig past this fortified state of mind

And I push on with all the strength that seeps from me
I’ll build these walls around to keep the world at bay
We’ll meet again at the finish line the future stands but a breath away
Stretching out to eternity
The flesh and bone give way to dust a soul adorned 
By those we leave behind our mark is etched in time
Track Name: Revel In Oblivion
Built to break a sense of purpose as we fall
To endless slumber holding on to the pieces as they ebb away
Time and tide awaits no one only the early bird catches the prey
Or go hungry in this world of disarray

Remembering that nothing lasts forever
In this deforming state of consciousness
We’re left to live what’s left behind
Only dining on memories of the future
Bringing us the same defeat

Revel in oblivion discard your mortal shell
And embrace the end as life wears thin
Revel in oblivion

Now you paint your piece on the canvas
To be covered up by the next in this bloodline frailty
But without an ending why seek to reach the highest peaks
With fragility and weakness in mind another reason to

Revel in oblivion discard your mortal shell
And embrace the end as life wears thin
Revel in oblivion the darkness grows within
Embrace the cold as the lights go dim
Revel in oblivion

Our chance is fleeting and ends but a moment much too soon
Etch in deep secure your place in the precious flow of nature’s flawed embrace
No one escapes
Track Name: Kharon
Lashed by wicked tongues 
Words of salt to open wounds
My life was naught but pain
In death I have an escape
I’m bound to the ferryman 
With all my sins

You think you got away
You think you're clean
Your soul is stained
A coin to wipe your dream

The journey was long
But it's not over yet 
The lonely man awaits my passage
The river calls I’m lost to its charm
It calls for you like it called for me

Heed my words that left with me
Your breath runs short as mine did
Heed the warning written in the sky
Soon you’ll join me when you die

Kharon he calls to me
The lonely man he stands as host
Heed my words that left with me
Your breath runs short as mine did
Heed the warning written in the sky
Soon you’ll join me when you die

Forced into a place you don’t know
You’ve already died
This is the end of your time
You’ve already died
Track Name: Silence, The I
Fading light the turn of time
There’s nothing left 
Dead embrace
Follow the darkness
Stray from sight
And make the call
Your loving might
Fall to your knees

Praise us for we bring you to life
Praise us for we're your dying light

In our twilight hours we cling to this fatal act of breathing
Engulfed by silence suffocated by darkness embraced by the everlasting night 

We are the idols to the blind like thunder to the deaf
A cry from the mute and the first of a dying breath taken without mercy

The candid decadence of man's proliferation 
Spewing forth the degradation fills inside our lungs 

Existence is cyclical
PARTUM VITA MORTUM