SEKT - Full album

by Cyclus

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    Our previous digital releases (Act 1: 2015 & Act 2: 2017) with the new and final act (Act 3: 2018) of the SEKT story line (yes, about the alien invasion) on one CD in a spacey digipack.

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

Some artwistic sheit about this album:

* These 3 acts work as one single story line: "A metal-musical about an alien race on a mission to cure planet Earth from the human disease."

* The style evolution - from crude (and unpolished) to crystal (and polished as far as our budget allowed us) over the course of the three acts - is very intentional, as well as pragmatic. Act 1 is built on black & white, linear, two dimensional expression, Act 2 moves into primary colour schemes and spatial awareness, Act 3 is the fruition of the natural realm. Inside out evolution.

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released July 13, 2018

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Cyclus Antwerp, Belgium

Cyclus is:

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

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Track Name: ACT 1 - 2015 - Intro
LYRICS:

Sekt, Act 1

Imagine we are floating in the outer fields of space
We are guardians of life in any form, of every race
We are being summoned by a signal of distress
A symphony of pain from a world under duress
We travel and transform to reach your dying realm
And by the insanity of man we shall be overwhelmed.
Track Name: Distress Signal on a Stellar Wave
LYRICS:

There is an order, there has been conference
All the means for your rescue will be deployed
There is an order, there has been conference
Whatever’s attacking life will be destroyed

We are coming, we’re taking off

Through matter space and time, we’ll clear you from this
Through matter space and time, we’ll rid you of this
Through matter space and time, we’ll readjust this

The waves of distress slowly solidify
The patterns cluster in a burning ring
We’re immersed in the dark flood
And through it flows your pain that now affects everything

We fire up, death is denied

Forces, and they’re all set to source us
They are beyond control, ’cause they’re all set to source us

Forces: crave / Forces: stage / Forces: save / Forces: rage
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Track Name: The Infinite Laws of Transformation
LYRICS:

The methods of time in a fractal design
We are reassembled in no time, in no time

This is the medium immediate, these are the holes in time
This is the relative arithmetic where everything collides

I shift shape

Transformation: is going out of range

I always imagined it would hurt but I only feel harmony
I don’t move past all things, they move through all of me

As I fold inside out, as I bend beliefs and will
As I realign my (inherent) behaviour, as I evaporate and distill

As I stand at the receiving end.
Track Name: The Approach Towards Human Nature
LYRICS:

Now I’m just like you, wrought by desire
Now I’m just like you, I’ve joined the liars

Now everything here turns to life. I see the warmth, I feel the light
We magnify the course, I’m coming closer to the source

I wanna bend whatever’s right
I wanna get off day and night
I wanna catch all the light
I just wanna be satisfied

I wanna shine forever bright
I wanna soil anything white
I wanna be a lonely height
I just wanna be satisfied

Now I’m just like you, as narrow-minded
Now I’m just like you, as cold and blinded

This world is of such perfect beauty, you have ocean, sky and sun
A simple and enchanted cycle of equilibrium

I wanna feed my appetite
I wanna howl in sheer delight
I wanna rival the sunlight
I just wanna be satisfied

I can’t find the problem, I don’t see the point of origin

This simplified manifestation of this here form I’m covered in
There’s no space for anything else than the desires that have been

I can not find the origin
There’s something cold and ancient in this skin
I can not find the origin
Something dark is rising from within

There is something inside…
… that reeks of genocide

I just wanna be satisfied with me
Track Name: ACT 2 - 2017 - Intro
LYRICS:

Sekt, Act 2

At this point we understand that man is a disease
that ravages this world with a relentless expertise
It's impossible to fathom why you would consume this Earth
We will try to persuade you to reassess its worth
If neither feeling nor logic can make you change your mind
we will deploy infinite force to remove humankind
Track Name: A Most Painful Realisation
LYRICS:

You were not supposed to
Feed like this
Breed like this
Lead like this

I’m irredeemable
I’m inescapable

I realise
I am the banshee
I am the poltergeist
I am the shadow
I am the sacrifice

Innocence & confidence
I’ll eat anything at all expense
I have a one-track mind
I’m inescapable
I am irreparable
I’m irredeemable

I realise I’m the monster in this paradise, I just want this to be over
I understand I’m the I’m the wocky in this wonderland, I just want this to be over now

You were not supposed to
Feed like this
Breed like this
Lead like this

I realise
I am the titan
I am the root of vice
I am the dragon
I am the ill device

Turbulence and dissidence
I’ll crush everything at all expense

I’m irredeemable
I’m inescapable

I came to fear, I’m the toxin in this atmosphere, I just want this to be over

I am the spectre
I am the fatal splice
I am the hunger
It will never suffice
Track Name: Is Your Feeling Formidable?
LYRICS:

Let us pretend we are right
And our feelings are endless tonight

Oh human please,
Allow me to appeal to your emotions
Oh human see,
The hurts that you diffuse
Oh human hear,
The shrieking howls of your commotion
Oh human feel,
The weights of your abuse

Can you feel more than you feel now,
Can you feel me bleed
Can you feel more than you feel now,
Can you feel the need

Oh human please,
Allow me to address the gift of compassion
Oh human smell,
The putrid stench of man
Oh human taste,
The bitter tang of human fashion
Oh human feel,
The onslaught by your hand

Can you feel more than you feel now,
Can you feel me bleed
Can you feel more than you feel now,
Can you feel the need

Let us pretend we are right
And our feelings are endless tonight

(All) souls are connected, you feel before all else

You feel before all else, and still you go with your mind
You feel before all else, that’s the real human kind

Allow your feelings to blossom
Let the design run its course
Let your tears guide your hand
Before logic and force

Let us pretend we are right
And our feelings are endless tonight
Track Name: Logic and the Certainty Analogy
LYRICS:

From premonition to solid proof
From simple premise to bitter truth

If - You - Can’t - Feel

Logic will lead you to sense, out of the shade
Logic will sling you beyond, well past the… gate

The wheels are in motion, the future extends
To feature the elsewhere of a current event

(yeah)
Stepping in
Skip a step
Kill you off
In your (own) trap

If you persist
Everyone dies
...everyone dies

Humans are on a death course, extinction awaits
This planetoid can be saved, extermi...nate

The balance is tilted, space turns absolute
Infinite repercussions to ruin the root

(yeah)
Stepping in
Skip a step
Kill you off
In your (own) trap

This is the feeling your logic defies,
if you persist everyone dies
Track Name: No Force is Half Felt
LYRICS:

Now I’ve lost my voice, I’m left with
No choice
Now I’ve lost my voice
No choice

The only chance to get life aligned,
is to erase humankind
Erase it

You do not seem to have the springs
And you can not make any sense
You leave me only one recourse
violence

We will not waste one more day on this human lie
We will not waste one more day on your human lie
We will not waste one more day on this human lie

Erase it

We will not waste one more day on this human lie
We will not waste one more day on your human lie

Erase it

You do not seem to have the springs
And you can not make any sense
You leave me only one recourse
violence

No springs
No sense
One recourse
Violence

Erase it...
Track Name: ACT 3 - 2018 - Intro
LYRICS:

Sekt, Act 3

In this elimination the rotten parts go first
To give you some kind of justice we’ll make sure that it hurts
We strip away all shelter right to your very skin
Let’s see how you handle yourself as the beasts are closing in
You live under the illusion that there is no consequence
But all your willful ignorance just adds to the expense
Track Name: Cut Out the Rotten Parts First
LYRICS:

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?
LYRICS:

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
LYRICS:

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
LYRICS:

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
LYRICS:

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
Track Name: ACT 3 - 2018 - Outro
LYRICS:

The balance is restored, the virus is erased
This planet is at peace and no longer defaced

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