Remnants

by Semmelweis Reflex

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composerKJC A great mix of metal, fantastic nuanced instrumental touches (vibes in the background at one point), and musical theatre over-the-topness. A great and successful experiment in progressive metal. Favorite track: Subject 028.
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released April 29, 2016

Written and performed by Semmelweis Reflex
Engineered by Staffan Birkedal & Jerker Österlind
Mixed by Staffan Birkedal
Vocal Production by Jerker Österlind & Tobias Bellaagh Johansson
Recorded in Soul Noise Studios
Mastered by Juan Cristobal Ribes at Cris Ribes Mastering
Album Artwork by Živko Kondić

Semmelweis Reflex is:
Drums: Marc Estman
Bass: Raúl Vicente
Guitar: Angel Krotnev
Piano & Keyboards: Leon Olas Rosén
Vocals: Tobias Bellaagh Johansson

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Five piece progressive metal band from Stockholm. Mixing old school prog with modern metal. Debut album "Remnants" out April 29th

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Track Name: Subject 028
Shadows in darkness
I scream without sound
Bound up and tortured
They steal from my mind

I must remain strong
Never let them win

The secrets I possess
They'd exploit and abuse
This legion of hatred
Would reduce all to dust

I must remain strong
Resist at all turns
They made my mind wrong
God, how it burns
This insidious drug
They’ve injected me with

I’m slipping away

I stand in the fields of my childhood
A sea of grass surrounds me and
The entire world
Out in the distance
The mighty city rises
Towers of light and grace
But I can’t feel me

A voice asks me questions
I feel the urge to answer
Yet I do not tell but
Start to run

...this isn't real
Haven't been here for fifty years
All around me is darkness
I am clutched in chains

I must remain strong
And resist at all turns
They made my mind wrong
God how it burns
This insidious drug
They´ve injected me with

Cannot hold much longer
I fight myself as I do them
Why am I not much stronger?
Family and country I'd condemn

"GIVE US THE SEQUENCE!"
"GIVE US THE SEQUENCE!"
"GIVE US THE SEQUENCE!"
"GIVE US THE SEQUENCE!"
"GIVE US THE SEQUENCE!"

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Subject 028
We offer our thanks
You´ve contributed greatly
To our splendorous cause

I must remain strong
And resist at all turns
They made my mind wrong
God how it burns
This insidious drug
They´ve injected me with

They are carrying me away
I betrayed my innermost belief
This noose on neck shall always stay
And bring the sweetest relief

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Track Name: Don't Fear
Cross the seas and the mountains
In search of salvation
Come seeking out shelter
In wondrous lands
Gleaming silver towers
Power unequaled
Jewel garden growing
Let me in

Things are not what they seem
Treachery
Step on bodies
A cog in the wheel

Father do you see
What we can be
Mother don’t fear
We’ll make it here

Why can't we live our lives in peace?
Instead of endless misery
Time to escape our fate, start again
Tread our own path
Begin a new life

Toil in the blazing sunlight
Under the towers
Refugees from the dunes
Slumdog favela
Units rise in riot
Crackdown starvation
Father died in turmoil
This place must change

Things are not what they seem
Treachery
Step on bodies
A cog in the wheel

Father do you see
What we failed to be
Mother do you fear
We won’t make it here

Why can’t we live our lives in peace?
Instead of endless misery
Time to escape our fate, start again
Tread our own path
Begin a new life
Track Name: Trool
I wake up before sunrise
Just as tired as when I closed my eyes
Caffeine pill 33
And a piece of Happy co. pastry

I am not myself
Just a shell of a man

I drag my arse to work
Bombarded by advert- actors smirks
They’re paralyzing me
While so many buy things just to be

I am not myself
Just a shell of a man
I am not even here
Just a pawn in a plan

There must be a way out; I can decide!
And a release from this circular plight
I will not stand for this slow suicide
I will search for the eternal light

Monotony devours me
The relentless stream of labour that be
It slowly drowns me in this self- dug hole
Dulls my mind and corrodes my soul

I am not myself
Just a shell of a man
I am not even here
Just a pawn in a plan

There must be a way out; I can decide!
And a release from this circular plight
I will not stand for this slow suicide
I will search for the eternal light

I see how, shining bright
I must end this now and seek out the light
My body gone but soul set free
I must take many with me I see
By the end of this barrel we’ll finally be
Track Name: Remnants
“Niko?”
Track Name: Rust
Dust scattered in the wind
Countless lives swept away
Rust is all that remains,
horror prevailed

A child watches the storm grow
Burning all he’d ever known
He tried to wake his parents up
But failed, forever they’ll sleep

Sleep now child
All is right
No more light
Sleep now child
It’s all behind

They saved him and took him in
They raised him and taught him well
A purpose and place. You’ll see-
A soldier he’ll always be

Endless expansion, the creed
As God transformed into greed
Nations crumbled, nature was raped
The War none escaped

When The dust settled down, but one survived
Symmetrica towering high
He left the wastelands behind
“Oh soldier of mine…”

Sleep now child
All is right
No more light
Sleep now child
It’s all behind

They saved him and took him in
They raised him and taught him well
A purpose and place. You’ll see-
A soldier he’ll always be

Sleep now child
All is right
No more light
Sleep now child
It’s all behind

They saved him and took him in
They raised him and taught him well
A purpose and place for me-
A soldier I’ll always be

They saved him and took him in
They raised him and taught him well
A purpose and place for me-
A soldier I’ll always be
Track Name: Place for All
I saw it on the news today
Another factory, blown away
Just don't understand why
This senseless violence, for a lie
They call themselves:"The people's' hand"
Call themselves: "The underground"
Nothing but thugs
Our city rots from inside out

Living the life just join in
There's wealth enough to pass around
No more conflict in this land
Symmetrica is the place for all

Why do they all complain?
All the cynics are so wrong
Just put your guns away and join our city's song
Crying will get you nowhere
Your life is not our fault
Don't blame us for your mistakes
All you do is wrong

Our city in harmony
Each level complements
The workers work, we oversee
It's for the best for us to be we
History's freest society
With more wares than anyone
Hallowed board of directors

Living the life just join in
There's wealth enough to pass around
No more conflict in this land
Symmetrica is the place for all

Why do they all complain?
All the cynics are so wrong
Just put your guns away and join our city's song
Crying will get you nowhere
Your life is not our fault
Don't blame us for your mistakes
All you do is wrong

Our marvellous parties
Living life on the high side
It is fantastic! But I just can't help...
Something just feels wrong...
Like there's always someone watching
Waiting for a single slipup
So many have already just disappeared
Track Name: Symmetrica... the Dream That Never Was
Our city of splendour and might
The Apex of our collective mind
In awe you'll tremble at its sight buts if you
Cast the dice then fortune you'll find

Leave the ivory gates behind
Now take my hand, I'll show you around
Only what I, what I point out. Now don't you mind any
nuisances that might be found

Utopia is here
True blissfulness appear
All are free, to do as they please
To create their own fate

In Symmetrica dreams are fulfilled, we will laugh we will sing and we'll live

...Now that was the dream. That never would be

Marvel at our cybernetics
Revel in what our machines make
Some way we’ll find your fix n´ supply it, til you’re -
Subdued and content with what’s fake

Reality really does not matter
So long as the cogs move with ease
Production must ever grow and never stop
All my units lives are leased to them

Utopia is here
True blissfulness appear
All are free, to do as they please
To create their own fate

In Symmetrica dreams are fulfilled, we will laugh we will sing and we'll live

...Now that was the dream. That never would be

Sleep, work, produce, consume
Sleep, work, produce, consume
Sleep, work, produce, consume
Sleep, work, produce, consume
Sleep, work, produce, consume