Simulacra

by Opus of a Machine

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ThallDarkAndHandsome Karnivool, A Perfect Circle, Rishloo, and Leprous similarities.
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James Levinson I also thank that Scumbag for turning me on to this hotness. Aussies are bringing the metal. Favorite track: Simulacra.
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Anders ...and thanks to Scumbag I am also hooked on this band now. It's hard to pick a favourite track, but I settled with the first one. Great well-made music to sink your ears in. Highly recommended. Oh, and follow these guys on Facebook too. :) Favorite track: Hourly Painted Obscurity.
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Scumbag One of the amusing aspects of Bandcamp's provision of all this great music worldwide is that I can be introduced to an Australian band thanks to overseas interest. Thanks to GeN2Mo's purchase I've found another awesome band/album that may have otherwise passed me by!
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GeN2Mo This has been sitting on my "maybe buy" list for quite some time until I realised that I had listened to it more than to quite a lot of other works released recently. Which does say something both about its subtlety and its quality. Very melodic Modern Progressive Metal in a style somewhere between Leprous and Tesseract. Not unlike their fellow countrymen Calligula's Horse latest album but a bit more eclectic and mechanical at times. Favorite track: An Echo Undone.
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Irmelinis One of the best prog rock/metal albums of 2014, great songwriting and a beautiful singing voice. Music that makes an impact and is highly memorable. Favorite track: Crack in the Soul.
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"This is alternative progressive rock performed at the highest level." - MOSHVILLE

"‘Simulacra’ is a superbly crafted piece of work. The songs rock, but do so in a very interesting way." - SF MEDIA

"Opus of a Machine have produced an album that trims a lot of progressive metal’s fat without losing any of the magic. Greater things are expected to come from them in the future." - PROG SPHERE

"A brilliant mix of raw and honest-sounding progressive rock/alternative metal reinforced with powerful clean vocals." - A METAL STATE OF MIND

"Soaring verses, delicate instrumental breaks, catchy choruses and heartfelt ambition is what would best describe the first offering from these guys. An airy, shimmering affair, it’s a debut worth notice." - SPUTNIK MUSIC

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released November 16, 2014

Opus of a Machine:

Mitchell Legg - Vocals, Guitars
Dale Prinsse - Bass
Trevor Gee - Drums
Zac Greensill - Guitars

Production, mixing and engineering by Zac Greensill
Additional production and engineering by Dale Prinsse
Mastered by Troy Glessner
"Hourly Painted Obscurity" mixed by Sam Vallen
Art design by Tobius Millar and Chris P Stevenson-Mangos

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With a large plethora of musical heroes, Opus of a Machine blends technical proficiency and raw emotion.

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Track Name: Hourly Painted Obscurity
You believed everything you wanted,
I wouldn't know,
I controlled everything you couldn't,
You never knew,

We're spiralling through this,
This loss of our identity,
You, I, Never

You breathe lies,
Or so it seems,
A vague try to force it on myself,
This meaning,
Found only to me,
This feeling,
A trapped and lonely guide,

This is bleeding through the ground,
A siren silenced through my ignorance,
Still cycling through this,
Your relentless obsession will only get you so far,
And you're fighting against all the reasons for change,
Your painted body,

You breathe lies,
Or so it seems,
A vague try to force it on myself,
This meaning,
Found only to me,
This feeling,
A trapped and lonely guide.
Track Name: Parallels
Believe it all you want,
Don't have a reason to shift the blame,
This peace is what you taught,
When silence breaks you will break in awe,

I need to watch this burn,
I want to see this die,
To uncomplicate and to purify,
I've lost my way,
What have I done?
I drown inside your words,
Oh god I feel so numb,

(Fractured, shaken, forgotten, forsaken)

You live controlling the masses,
Bowing to different shrines but moving in parallel,
Now with your children at your side,
This is how you tell the world that you won't forget me,

(Chorus)

You're too far gone to save yourself,
You're too far gone, you're losing grip on yourself,
When this aligns,
(Regardless of a single truth or a lie, the stick is bigger)
When this aligns,
Your aim will still stand true,
Your hand with find the trigger,

I believe there's something inside of you,
It breathes, it haunts me, it wants me,

(Chorus)
Track Name: An Echo Undone
You can stress the nurture of the child,
But it's he who holds the fault from actions of the liar,
The one who's past was not diluted,
And though the contradictions slide,
It is he who wears the weight of burden,
The one that owns him,
It's only what you have become,
Not who created everything you know and love,
And what destroyed it all ungrateful,
Pose the question,
Understand,
But nothing seems to come to pass,

The meaning slowly falling from me,
Slow your hand,
Towards all that you are suppose to know and love,
Your callous blood and skin won't feel the same,

Tell me you betrayed the trust,
Paint me just the way you are,

(Chorus)

Stem the flow and drain the venom away,
A beginning to a different day,
Don't want to fall asleep and say I didn't listen,
Don't want to falter down and the same old lines that they did,
You're just the same as my contorted reflection,
Slow down in echoes.
Track Name: Simulacra
You were just a little boy,
They were living proof it's not a dream,
Only the stars could tell you how,
You were living proof as well,
You learnt from the world that told you,
You had come from the sea,
Then come to control the sky,
You are living proof it's not a dream,

Becoming the worst element of the last rock your feet are still clinging to,
The lies repeat themselves,
Only to fold and return back again,

Counting on,
Waiting for the world to disappear,
Your lives in decay,
Betting on,
Leaving us to die and disappear,
You're home again,
Tear it down,
Feel the weight of silent inter-connectedness,
Your penance won't help you today,
You're coming home,

Breathe,

(Chorus)

Limb to limb,
All you've ever known,
Here,
Time will die,
Change,
Because nothing comes to be,

All your fears and flaws,
Turn around again,
Fold and rise to fall back down,
Again,
Return as one,
Show your second skin,
You're coming home,

(Chorus)
Track Name: A Slow Embrace
Regress,
Move through shifting sands,
Progress,
Won't ever seem to wash away,
It was always one more,
To take this from my weary hands,
The aftermath is only one step away,
The closer I get to accepting all I can,

It's so far away,
Taken me,
I surrender like a sigh,

Let the daylight in,
Let it wash away,
Let it carry,
If only for a moment,

Shadows die,
Every moment,
We collide,
In two,

Falling with the grace of angels,
Falling down in perfect angles,
Closer to the warm, the blue, the green, the red,
The one I always knew,
I find this place to call my own
A Slow Embrace of what's to come,

Still I wait until,
I can stand upon this stone,
Unmoved,

Shadows die,
Every moment,
We collide,
Still in echoes.
Track Name: The Feeding
You've got a lot of nerve to show your face here,
To a place you'll only find despair,

You write your map and choose your gold,
(Beyond discretion)
The verdict's clear,
It's clearly wrong,
Your last laugh,

You say you know the world with higher eyes than mine,
The moment comes, the pillar falls and all we know is dust,

You write your map and choose your gold,
(Beyond discretion)
The verdict's clear,
It's clearly wrong,
Your last laugh,
The mounting truth won't cloud your view,
You're lost in space,
And you tell me to do no wrong,
But feed away.
Track Name: Crack in the Soul
This is a year of falling down,
(You lied)
Ridiculous and stubborn,
Taking the blame for what I once hated,
A crack in the sky reveals its intention
And screams at the ground,
Taking the care for which I have traded,

A slow forming wound buried in the skin,
Finds it's way out into open arms,
A crack in the soul,
A stain on the glass,
It's time I stop fighting it and wait for it at last,

Time it will find it's waking way into my arms,
And save me at last,
But as I wait here I find myself falling,
Into a shame circle I cannot shake,
A fork in the road,

A slow forming wound buried in the skin,
Finds it's way out into open arms,
A crack in the soul,
A stain on the glass,
It's time I stop fighting it and wait for it at last,

Slipping through pathways of no resistance,
Sliding through all that you know,
Access the point where you feel yourself falling,
No that there's no way out of here,

A slow forming wound buried in the skin,
Finds it's way out into open arms,
A crack in the soul,
A stain on the glass,
It's time I stop fighting it and wait for it at last,

It's forming in front of my eyes,
Resolve and take control of a life blessed by which I cannot describe.
Track Name: Tuatara
Sleep the world away,
Waiting for a sign,
You still won't understand,
It's not like that,
Your overwhelming fear is holding you down,
Until you hold your breath and open your eyes,

Take a breath,
Hold it in your lungs,
In a moment you'll feel it,
As consciousness eludes you,
Your template is faded,
Your will's long out-dated,
What of this paradise?
You won't find it in the sky,

It's over,
The law condemned you like it always would,
The in the end there's only time,

No religion's going to make it to the end of the world,
No religion's going to make it through the great divide,

And with all the progress we have made here,
The common man won't even understand,
Despite the walls we continue to walk in the dark,
And bridge the gap to what we see and what we're yet to believe,
The only promise we continue to know is fear,

What makes us human is not what made us,
But only how we came to be.