Onward

by Black Therapy

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Onward 05:05 video
Onward Wherever I am Wherever I go this strange sensation pervedes me haunting me for days It's like someone's watching me It's like someone's hearing all my thougths like being constantly followed even in the silence of night Roaming endlessly around, I feel insane This stifling feeling, twisting in my guts Everywhere's a dead-end street, I can't escape I'm a prisoner, of my own mind Break your own chains, break your believes, Onward we go to our normality Follow your heart, follow your dreams Never give up and forever be free I've been constantly shackled I've been always restrained But it was always myself, Slave of my own mind Wanting to meet the expectations That everyone kept putting on me A burden: heavy on my chest So heavy I couldn't breathe Roaming endlessly around, I felt insane This stifling feeling, was twisting in my guts Everywhere was a dead-end street, I couldn't escape I was a prisoner, of my own mind Break your own chains, break your beliefs, Onward we go to our normality Follow your heart, follow your dreams Never give up and forever be free
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Blindness What has now become of our own world? The fail-state of our democracy What's this lack of common sense and judgement? Just empty believes for idle minds Don't let the tolerance for the intollerants lead you astray Open up your mind and just go, let your judgement flow Now wake up from your false believes, from this heaven of yours I can see it all comes down to this, to this blindness of yours Why would you let the blindness around you take control of you and your own wisdom? Don't surrender to what they say you should think Speak loud with your own voice
3.
Betray My Ideals I used to blindly follow my Ideals Oh, I wanted to be the one who saves everyone Face to face with reality I had to choose Between my own ideals and just one person Is one life worth more than the rest? Can I sacrifice hundreds of people to save just one? The one that matters the most, the one that really matters to me I will betray my own ideals and my own self I will become the hero of one person, not of many Sometimes I question if there's another dimension 'cause if there was, would I make the same choices? Would my inner suggestions be so similar? Would I follow the same patterns? Could you tell me if this time, I'm making the correct choices?
4.
Behind the Glass I still recollect, a time I now should neglect A tale dimmed by a shade is what accompany my days Now I shouldn't perceive those days as unbearable grief 'cause they flowed lightly so different from what it feels today Years of weeks, weeks of days Weeks of days, days of hours Now I watch the world from this house that once was alive, Now so loudly silent, here my world begins Now the seasons change, while I stay in this house, Now so loudly silent, here my world begins Behind this window I see, other people living at ease A world in which I would like to belong once again Is there any light on my way, someone waiting for me? Behind this glass I often question myself, oh, was it really worth it?
5.
Together 06:33
Together There was once a time when I could stand here on my own There was once a time when I didn't know I needed you All of this, came unexpected and unforseen as a gift of destiny Self absorbed with my own neglectful thoughts, it took some time for me to notice what was going on, What was growing inside of me was a newborn feeling so pure and so strong You are my strength and my weaknesses Wherever we go, together we overcome every obstacle I am your strength and your weaknesses Wherever we go, wherever we are we stand together Now I'm in a time where I have you here by my side Now I'm in a time where you are the most precious thing Through this path, we walk hand in hand, it was unforseen as a gift of destiny All the hurdles that we had to face alone, seem now so distant on a long forgotten road What has grown inside both of us is, a mutual feeling so pure and so strong You are my strength and my weaknesses Wherever we go, together we overcome every obstacle I am your strength and your weaknesses Wherever we go, wherever we are we stand together You are my strength, you are my weaknesses Wherever we go, wherever we are I am your strength, I am your weaknesses Wherever we go, wherever we are We stand together
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The Song Of My Absence "Gazes the shadow, of the ghost of you and I Its stains infest my core, its laments tone the one of my cry" The effort in revulsion The mark you can't remove And the root which is rotting in your core The name you want to hate, but you can't stop spelling My face and my presence like a miserable stain you can't get rid of While the song of my absence still resounds in your halls Silence sings the song of our undoing An Echo of whispers and mourns A choir of doubts and empty questions Left to die yet sinking unresolved
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Destroy Fate 04:26
Destroy the Fate Fate... like a sword above our heads dreams destroyed, destroyed by the fate but what's fate, isnt'it just an excuse? It's the excuse for what you deny the excuse for our mistakes don't lie down there, dont' lie to you, destroy the fate don't lie down there, climb your own mountain, build your own dreams don't lie down there, dont' lie to you, destroy the fate don't lie down there, climb your own mountain, live your own life fate... like a sword above our heads dreams destroyed, destroyed by the fate but what's fate, isnt'it just an excuse? fate... a sword to be destroyed dreams: wishes to be obtained but what is that we search costantly? isnt'it just something everyone should yearn? the oppressive weight everyone bears, do not bear it, now change it to your own service, do not bear it
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A Quiet Place Searching for a path to proceed Hearking to the wise elders but there's no solution I can see Scrutinizing possibilities A hopeful yet tired mind expects to find a way... for finding some ease But we can continue to linger among this broken circle because there are endless forests of oak where we uncover the tranquility we all deserve we all deserve a quiet place we all deserve a quiet trace And if those forests would welcome us Could we truly rest there for a while Sometimes I ask myself if rest was an escape or maybe a base to recover A hopeful yet tired mind expects to find a way... for finding some ease There's no guarantee that we will find the place we seek we all deserve a quiet place we all deserve a quiet trace

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This new album was written during the pandemic and we are proud of the outcome. Compared to “Echoes of Dying Memories” this is a more aggressive album, but it still retains the emotionally gripping sound, which can be considered our trademark.
We also tried something different on some of the songs and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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released June 10, 2022

Released June 10, 2022 via Black Lion Records

Giuseppe Di Giorgio: Vocals
Andrea Mataloni: Guitars
Davide Celletti: Guitars
Lorenzo Carlini: Bass Guitar
Francesco Comerci: Drums

Music on "Onward", "Blindness", "Betray My Ideals", "Together", "Destroy The Fate" by Lorenzo Carlini, arranged by Black Therapy

Music on "Behind The Glass", "At The Gates Of Soul","The Song of My Absence", "A Quiet Place" by Andrea Mataloni, arranged by Black Therapy

Synths by Davide Celletti

Lyrics by Giuseppe Di Giorgio, except for "The Song Of My Absence" by Tito Vespasiani, "A Quiet Place" by Bianca Maria Marra

Everything recorded, tracked, engineered, mixed and mastered by Lorenzo Carlini at Blue Ocean Recording Studio in Roma, July-December 2021
Produced by Black Therapy

Solos on "Behind The Glass", "The Song of My Absence", "A Quiet Place" written and performed by Andrea Mataloni
Solos on "Onward", "Betray My Ideals" written and performed by Davide Celletti
Solos on "Blindness" and "Together" written and performed by Andrea Mataloni and Davide Celletti

Special Guests:
Guest Vocals on "Betray My Ideals" by Filippo Palma (ex Lunarsea, Beyond The Dark)
Female Vocals on "A Quiet Place" by Chiara Filippelli

Artwork by Simon Bossert

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Black Therapy Rome, Italy

Gloomy and sorrow-fueled melodic death metal, with catchy melodies and a perfect balance of
aggression and dark, doomy atmosphere.

Rome based quintet
Black Therapy has become in short time one of the strongest uprising acts in the Melodic Death
Metal scene, thanks to a strong live activity all around Europe in support of bands like Dark
Tranquillity, Wintersun, Equilibrium and many more.
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