SEKT - Act 3

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Act 3 of the 'SEKT concept album' - a story, very loosely based on the movie 'The day the earth stood still' (yes, the 1951 version)

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released June 14, 2018

all music, recording and lyrics by Cyclus
mix and mastering by Stef Exelmans - Atmo Studio
Artwork by Cyclus

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Cyclus Antwerp, Belgium

Cyclus is:

Irsin Kast - vocals / Seth - guitar / 3nGiNe - drums /
Sean - bass /

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Track Name: Cut Out the Rotten Parts First
The worst of you, the filthy few
The rotten corps must suffer

The power whores and the psychopaths
The shadow kings and their filthy nests
The leadership and the holy men
The entire vile brethren

We work our way top-down
The worst go first, and we’ll make sure (that) it hurts
We work our way top-down
This sect of greed, we’ll make sure they all bleed

Wanna kill a snake?
Need it to stay dead?
Want the coils to break?
Cut off the head!

A pristine selection to sever the infection

The scope is set

The worst of you, the filthy few
The rotten corps must suffer

The psychopaths and the power whores
Conglomerates and contributors
The traffickers, the malevolent
The fear mongers, the 1%

We work our way top-down
The hearts of steel, we’ll make sure they all squeal
We work our way top-down
The kings of scheme, we’ll make sure they all scream

Wanna kill a snake?
Need it to stay dead?
Want the coils to break?
Cut off the head!

You will not walk away from this
triumphant and beckoning
You had hoped to elude this end
but we are the reckoning

The worst of you, the filthy few
The rotten corps must suffer
Track Name: Can You Survive Without Shelter?
We’ll take your shelter
Every human streak
We’ll take your shelter
You will be small and weak

We’ll take your shelter

You caused a system-wide failure

The human aspect will pad its own significance
It will rape and maim and kill everything of innocence

The unarmed human has such limited dimensions
Your puny project badly failed, despite all good intentions

The human influence can make the air go stale,
can make the oceans boil, can make a planet fail

You caused a system-wide failure

Disassemble: Until you’re exposed
Disassemble: Until it is disclosed that you are nothing
You are nothing

A disintegration to fit the lay of the land
An original world with no factor of man

A disintegration of all your contraptions
All of these structures that inflate your importance

We’ll take your shelter
Every human streak
We’ll take your shelter
You will be small and weak

We’ll take your shelter

Disassemble: Until you’re exposed
Disassemble.

We strip you naked to your flesh and to your bone
You will face this nature, unshielded and alone

You will see the weak beast and the monster that you are

You will know your place again right before the end
Track Name: The Bloodlust shall be Repaid in Full
This is the evil line you should not have crossed
There can be no pretext, even if needs must

We are staring at your sustenance in sheer disgust
Accept the recoil of your bloodlust

Here’s a sullen, bitter covenant that you can trust
Reap the dark spoils of your bloodlust

Blood for food is the most wicked kind of servitude
Skin for dress, a disturbing kind of savageness
The laws of karma will also apply to all of you with this determined blind eye
Now this genocide has been testified

It’s extraneous, it's undignified
Every wide-eyed beast is deathly terrified

This is the evil line that you should not have crossed
There can be no pretext, even if needs must
The bloodlust

Here is the exact point where the tables turn.
You will feel the terror, you will feel the burn.

Your frequency has changed, we’ve turned you into prey
Every beast is charged to hunt for your bouquet
You’ve been debased to naught, beneath the ol’ food chain
Can you feel the fear, feel the fear take rein

Feel the fear as hungry beasts are closing in
Feel the fear of being hunted for your skin
Feel the fear of getting raided by your kin

Your frequency has changed

This is no moral ground but a cabalistic stance
You will get the same odds: not a single chance
Track Name: Understanding the Rate of Change
This is the rate of change, the rate of change

We have reached the end

You will not have to suffer long
We switch you off, another breath and you’ll be gone
As we take life away from you,
does it not prove most valuable in any view
We will not overextend
but some discomfort is to be expected in the end


Why are you begging for mercy?
The time has passed for you to end the strife
Did you not have agency over your actions?
Did you not actually wield the knife?

No, your monsters will not come to life

This is the rate of change, the rate of change

Don’t lie, everything has always been clear
Don’t squirm, simply accept the consequences
Don’t shift, the path you took is what led you here
No doubt, we are collecting the expenses

We have reached the end, we’ve become untethered
Now, eradication brings us all together
We have reached the end, we have all been severed
We will feel united in this last endeavour

We have reached the end
We will not overextend
Track Name: Perfect Balance has Returned to Earth
Perfect
Perfect balance has been attained
Perfect Balance
Perfect

Everything is everything, it’s overpowering

Perfect

The present moment covers the soul
Now truly nothing is under control

This is all natural
It’s brutal but fair
No longer corrupted by benevolent care

Everything timeless & aware
Unconditional love is free to burn
All is immortal & nowhere
Inconsequential time is free to turn

Now truly nothing is under control

This is all natural
It’s ruthless but fair
Freed from the fiction of compassionate care

Everything timeless & aware
All is immortal & nowhere
Nowhere

All falls into place effortlessly, now that you're no more than a distant memory
Every word, ever spoken had lost all meaning before it could be broken

I sense the night was darker than black
But I see the light is flooding back

Perfect

yes, less than nothing is under control

This is all natural
Ferocious but fair
Unviolated by a merciful care

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