The Character of Physical Law

by After Dusk

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“The Character of Physical Law” is After Dusk' s first studio album since 2012′ s “The devil got his soul”. The goal was to forge their heavy, thrash and black metal alloys into one.

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released May 23, 2017

Produced by After Dusk.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by George Emmanuel.
All music composed by Paminos & Bill Giannakopoulos, Theodore Kallis.
All lyrics by Paminos.
Arranged by After Dusk.
Released worldwide on May 23rd, 2017.
Cover artwork by Othon Nikolaidis.

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After Dusk Athens, Greece

After Dusk is a heavy metal band from Athens, Greece founded in 1998. They have released 3 full length albums and played concerts in venues and festivals. The band describes their music by a quote, written by the press, for one of their records:
“…pure heavy metal can exist…”
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Track Name: The character of physical law (357)
The input, I get from my senses, gathered in darkness
Creating a lie in my brain, persisting as true, in hollow space
I fail to see, to realize, the world turns in my eyes
I cannot tell a hologram, when the hologram I Am

Nothing, all is nothing and empty inside
Dimensions and time is a lie
Nothing, every universe, empty inside
And you never lived, you just died

Cosmological hoax, intricately veiled, deceiving you into perceiving
Perceiving as real, the cage that you're in
The order of chaos, the slave and the king

Reality deduced to particles, unbound by time
Decode creation into numbers, to find the reason why
Why the world appears for my deceit
A movie of youth, played by the dead endlessly

Nothing, all is nothing and empty inside
Dimensions and time is a lie
Nothing, every universe empty inside
And you never lived, you just died
Track Name: Masters of Earth
Take your human centered view of the world
And cast it aside
How many times did mass extinction occur?
How many species did die?

Should be able to see it, by now
We live on borrowed time
The chance is stronger (with) every day (that) passes by
We'll be erased from the book of life

Remember when we were the masters of Earth?
We ruled sea and land
But now, our ghosts will in this planet remain
Masters of Earth, buried in time

There are things out there
Spawning annihilation
That leave whole worlds, they say, completely destroyed
The chances are, the age of humans shall pass
A long lost memory of our lives

Our whole civilization, a palace made of sand
Use your imagination, what happens when the tide will come
No matter what you see, you hear, or you believe
Life thrives on land and sea
And then all dies, like you and me
Ghosts of a planet, ghosts of the Earth
Track Name: A phantom epiphany
Many the nights, I have spent in debauchery
With sinners and brothers and friends
My time in Sodom, a virtue distilled
And I cannot explain it, until this day

We were so drunk, then we got high
Made love to whores, Gomorrah nights
When I got home and closed my eyes
Soon after, something transformed my mind

Epiphany, I stood enlightened
In the darkness of the mind
Where the ideas decipher
All the meanings of your life

What bliss is this?
This bright abyss
I'll deal with whatever tomorrow will bring
Alas, in the morning, it vanished like steam
A phantom epiphany, vague like a dream

Epiphany, I stood enlightened
In the darkness of the mind
Where the ideas decipher
All the meanings of your life

Lethe, drowned in oblivion
Lethe, this memory fades
Lethe, I can't recreate the state of my mind, that glorious day
Track Name: A corpse with a smile
Serious, old, family man, disappointed with his love life
Found a younger woman to make love, behind the back of his wife

And when she came, bodies in flames
Pills for erection and sexual games
His mind was in pleasure and she felt the same
Forgot of his weak heart, that stopped when he came

When the family arrived on the scene
Wife and daughters shocked, but their men smiled at him
The sight of daddy naked, a smiling dead face
His daughters cried to the crow, at the funeral place

Well, everybody knows how my daddy has died
His stiff body is stuck with a permanent smile

A corpse with a smile, amusing death for a while
Remnants of a happy ending
A corpse with a smile and the guests will arrive
A face so happy, makes you wanna die

Open the casket lady, let them see
They’re already whispering anyway, let them wish, they also die like this

What is done is done, you know and you can always take something to learn
It is final, move along, remember his smile as he burns
Well, everybody knows how my daddy has died
His stiff body is stuck with a permanent smile

A corpse with a smile, amusing death for a while
Remnants of a happy ending
A corpse with a smile and the guests will arrive
A face so happy, makes you wanna die
Track Name: Mindinfestation
All religions in the world, they think they got it right
The legend tells that in the past, with God they spoke, all right!

Even if they' re isolated, far across the globe
Someone will eventually, speak of Gods and make the others fall

Either God is a senseless beast, watch us suffer, while he feasts
Or the Gods that men speak of, are tales of dogma, written to control

Took some time, but now I know
You' re full of shit
Keep your prejudice and Gods
Could they be real?
Just look upon your self

Someone says, he spoke with God
Either crazy, or he lies
No one, ever spoke with God
At least while he was alive

Took some time, but now I know
You' re full of shit
Keep your prejudice and Gods
Could they be real?
Just look upon your self
Track Name: Pyroclastic flow (Honeydoom)
Hard start, with a fearful awakening
As a shock wave reached in our rooms
Panic rose in a moment, like lightning
What happened, at first, no one understood

We made it to the street and tried to look around
People were screaming: run for your lives
The mountain top, above the town, has collapsed
And pyroclastic flows wreck havoc for miles

But in this moment of doom, oh baby
Yeah I got carried away
Before the sunset, we saw yesterday, oh baby
He showed me you, in his most gentle rays

The air around me got heated and it got me back to reality
As someone shouted: keep running, it's catching on us and all behind us is dying

We ain't gonna make it, I know it
And there is one reason why I still run
Adrenaline flood, in my blood stream
But luck just run out, as we hear, the roar from behind

My heart wouldn't let me, to tell her the truth
The scene was unfolding our impending doom
This artist of fire destroys, then creates
Statues of living, depict of their death

But in this moment of doom, oh baby
Yeah I got carried away
Before the sunset, we saw yesterday, oh baby
He showed me you, in his most gentle rays
Track Name: Even the sun must die
Man, what a strange creature you are
Nothing can fill up your heart
As if you had some void inside
Nothing can keep you satisfied

No respect for his own kind, no
No respect for life at all

Even sun must die
Will be gone from the sky
Live your life and enjoy the ride
Time runs fast and even the sun must die

Man, what a strange creature you are
The best and the worst, in one mind
The center of everything, everything lies
Where you step your feet, on the land

No respect for his own kind, no
No respect for life at all

Even sun must die
Will be gone from the sky
Live your life and enjoy the ride
Time runs fast and even the sun must die
Even sun must die
Track Name: Take the bitterness away
Cast your shadow on a plane
Make it dance until light fades
See the way they fight in vain
Like our shadows we remain
Bound upon this earth we strain
Exchanging love and pain

Bitter feelings find their way
Inside our minds and hearts, they stain
Until we're full and let it out
In a vicious circle of pain

All this bitterness is building up inside
And changes who I Am
All this bitterness is building up and makes me sad
This is not who I Am

It may be harder than it seems
Should not keep chasing bitter dreams
For only shadows will be there for us, by the time we reach

All the bitterness gathering inside
Make it go away, you made it go away
All the bitterness gathering inside my head
Make it go away, you made it go away
Track Name: Kings of misery
We mostly act based on belief
That humans are the epitome
Of universal evolution
But if you better think of it
We are no more than clever beasts
Opportunistic creatures preying on the weak

A mindless mass, a talking hiss
Shut the voice that disagrees
Even if it's logic calling
And we are all guilty of this
Behaved this way, for once at least
And that is why the change is coming infrequently

The slaves are rising
Moralizing the means they use to become royalty
Hail the kings of misery

The king is slain, long live the king
Will stop his people's suffering
Transferring it to someone else
Becoming the tyrant in his (predecessor' s) place

All hail the king we want to be
Hail the king of misery
This system is flawed, why can't you see?
Hail the kings of misery

All hails to the king
The small living tyrant within
Fooling us to selectively see
See their faults, though we know, if it was us in their place
In their home, in their throne, much worse we might be

The slaves are rising
Moralizing the means they use to become royalty
Hail the kings of misery