permeate

by holotropic

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    45 minutes of modern and original extreme metal crossing many genre boundaries. Including influences from progressive, technical metal as well as atmospheric and eerie side of the genre with a pinch of oriental melodies. Comes in a digipack with beautiful, inspiring and striking artwork by nik to. It is a concept record, musically and lyrically, drawing from the nature of change, broadening of horizons, psychonautics as well as scientific theories from psychology, behavioral science and psychiatry. Experience that what you see is not all there is!

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about

Permeate is a debut album from Slovak progressive extreme metal band Holotropic.

credits

released October 27, 2014

all music and lyrics by holotropic

holotropic >
Matej “Vein” Ferenčík, Janko Hutka, Rasťo Molnár, Tomáš Švantner, Kamil Adamík

guest performances >
sitar in “Judge” & “Traveller” by Miloslav Kollár
keyboards in “Rupture” by Lukáš Minařík
guitar leads in “Filters” by Martin Schuster
samples in “Integral” by Milan Malík

recording >
drums and vocals recorded at M2 Recording Studios by Milan Malík
guitars, bass, keyboards & synths recorded at various locations by the particular performers
sitar recorded at Studio Tuhar
produced, mixed and mastered by Milan Malík at M2 recording studios

graphics >
artwork by nik to
graphic layout by Dodo Ďatel
photo by Werdza Photography

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holotropic Bratislava, Slovakia

Progressive extreme metal from Slovakia with focus on originality and freedom
of artistic expression. That's why the spectrum of Holotropic stretches from fast, technical, insane-sounding riffs, through hard hitting heavy parts to slower, more atmospheric, melodic and even oriental moments.
contact: holotropic.band@gmail.com
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Track Name: Judge
I am the chosen one
To differ (the) good from the bad
I am always right
Prepare to be judged

Your opinion is punitive
Who opposes me will not be tolerated
They will stay forever fugitive
Scum of society will always be hated

Those who consent will be saved
With judges train to safety send
Behold all the scum behind the window
They’re convicted to stay in that limbo
We will reprogram and brainwash you
So you will hate as we do.
Track Name: Scintillate
What makes you to feel different from outer world?
Does the skin separate you from everything around?

At last it happened
You have encountered
Glimpse of your wholeness
Stretched far from yourself
Process of coming
Into existence
You have seen

Your senses are now
Not enough for you
Understanding is
Not same as was
Certainty is gone
There is no answer to
„Who am I?“

Active process, involving consciousness
That’s what you are
Just a moment in gigantic heartbeat
That’s what we are

That’s what we all are

You will not feel you are a part of this game
Where there are no winners or losers
Just joy of being

Perhaps there’s a way

Break down those walls
Which isolate you from your real body and mind
It lies beyond the causal sphere

Active process, involving consciousness
That’s what you are
Just a moment In gigantic heartbeat
That’s what we are
Track Name: Rupture
Here at this strange place
Broken and waiting for the grace
Can’t hold it back any longer
It makes that feeling even stronger

Pain is endless and unbearable
Suddenly the light of hope shows and it’s incredible
It just tears the darkness it’s irresistible
I don’t understand where it goes, this feeling is undeniable

Oh why?
Following the light
I’ve burned my skin
Afraid of darkness
Submitted for eternal suffering

I can’t stand it any more
The light is helping no more
I can feel that is burning
But the darkness is killing

It’s tearing me to two parts
I can’t think and not even change anything
The end is near and I have uneven thoughts
Pain has became grievous
When my body crumbles into several parts

I was left in this oblivion
Because of my indecision
Collapse of my life that destruction
Has became my only option
There is no time for regret
Because there is nothing left
Track Name: Traveller
You look up to me when you need the answers
Connecting to (the) data flowing through me
You call me names even though I am nameless
While you extract my insides for your needs

It’s not an apparition
My presence is eternal
Clog my pores, fill my holes. Feed me!
I will accept you and make you into me

I am (a) traveller – my destination is nowhere
I soak through everything – nothing escapes me
And then you reach your hand – trying to rip part of myself
I’ll surrender – consign my body to your lynching mind
I am (a) traveller – my destination is nowhere

Mutual bond
A connection
Is what helps you - Raises you up
To higher form
Takes you to new destination
Although your way
Transformation - Does not have end
Takes forever
You are destined
To be nomad for good
Hide inside me
Cover yourself – nourish from me
Make me your prey
Through the fractal
Recurring feast
Pieces of me
Leave my body
Nevertheless – I’m still rising
Nothing from me
Ever gets lost

Tune into me – feel the unbounded oneness
Help me to radiate, extend my limbs

Saturate (saturate, saturate)
Synchronic act of birth gave us both life.
Synchronic act of birth gave us both life.
Track Name: Tantrums
After last occurrence
Which was caused by distress
Walking on the path which is endless
Like have a life without significance
The mind is stuck between those dimensions
Every step hurts like walking on needles
From out of nowhere some voice comes

“Have some fresh air, here is your mask
Look through the window, erase the sun
Crawl through the floor and feel the rain
Stretch your hand out and embrace your gun”

Don’t be afraid that is what that voice says
In this case there are not many options
After such a long time here the body crumbles
Walking in the middle screaming in this corridor
Can’t contact anyone it’s like talking to a mirror
Don’t understand what is happening
Just keep on walking, don’t try to change anything

Finally the mirror changes to glass
There is some face that the mind recognizes
Unable to find the words to apologize
You succumb to stress

Thoughts so deflated that words doesn’t make any sense
The brain is trapped in the prison of this circumstance
Track Name: Filters
Look through beyond the time
Beyond the space the things are
Not what they seem
Don’t count too much on your eyes
Close them and what you see
Darkness or shining colours?
World does not stop
The stories unwind inside you

Streamlet of consciousness creating the universe

Dismiss “the obvious”
Look for the hidden patterns
They will help you
And lead you to the truth
The truth is there is no truth
That seeks the way to your eyes
Make the path clear
Turn off your filters, let you go
Come to be alive

Creation at hand
The eyes of the one
Look through you on earth
You have just found
That matter does not
Matter anymore
Constructing the world
Through your own life

Abrogate the given spectrum
Let your mind not be confined
Delete the maps, make your step
Not knowing where you will stride
Track Name: Integral
Sweat pouring out, your eyes focusing slowly
The land that you saw before evaporated

Look at yourself; just few inches above the ground, you see (difference that it makes)
So little does it take to see the lines spread to everywhere

One and one is one

The sounds and the faces, numinous and crystallized and pure (reaching out to you)
So brittle, is this realm to find the right thread from your despair

Now when you’ve opened the map and something’s clearer to you don’t close it now explore it well
Those lines are cutting the one into separate pieces put them together don’t look one way
Above abstract illusions of these definitive truths just squeeze the neck of this paradigm
Place yourself in the middle, behold (the) territory now you see yourself for the first time

I - Interior individual
It - Exterior individual
Its - Exterior Collective
We - Interior Collective

Enclosed by all the stages
Seeing in more dimensions
With the help of the sages
You create the intention
To accept

Now when you’ve opened the map and something’s clearer to you don’t close it now just explore it well
Those lines are cutting the one into separate pieces put them together don’t look one way
Above abstract illusions of these definitive truths just squeeze the neck of this paradigm
Place yourself in the middle, behold (the) territory now you see yourself for the first time

“I’ve never been the chosen one
The good and the bad lost all sense to me
What’s left is on the right
My judgement’s failure marked the transition”

“Bowing my head derided by vanity
That indistinct scintilla stopped my rupture
What I see is not all there is
Where have you travelled here from?”

I’ve come from behind your filters
In order to relieve you from your tantrums
Let the hunch that you feel
Help you too see yourself.

And you see yourself for the first time

Count to one!
“Counting to one
I see myself for the first time”