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Oceans Of Slumber: With scars from its terrible past!

Oceans Of Slumber –The Hanging Tree

Oceans Of Slumber with the single The Hanging Tree taken from Starlight And Ash

The lyrics:

Living with the pictures in my head

(sometimes we forget)

This place will hold for me what cannot be said

(sometimes we regret)

Where only my hallowed footstep dared to tread

(sometimes we forget)

Now times indifference rushes to bury them

(sometimes we regret)

So slowly corroding aged with time

This places serenity a time lapse lie

I’m inching slowly

I’m out my mind

And the peace within me is a lie by design

Distorted memories and pictures

(sometimes we forget)

These places they will remember us

(sometimes we regret)

Infused deep with all our pain

(sometimes we forget)

Somewhere forever pieces of us remain

(sometimes we regret)

So slowly corroding aged with time

This places serenity a time lapse lie

I’m inching slowly

I’m out my mind

And the peace within me is a lie by design

And I, I surrender

I take back all I owe

And can you tell me where time goes

As it flies away from me?

Living with the pictures in my head

(sometimes we forget)

This place will hold for me what cannot be said

(sometimes we regret)

Distorted memories and pictures

(sometimes we forget)

These places they will remember us

(sometimes we regret)

Hidden in plainview secrecy

(sometimes we forget)

This place is haunted if you want it to be

Vocalist Cammie Beverley explains, The Hanging Tree explores the band’s childhood:

«An old childhood home, a frequently visited spot along the meadow, a closet we pass in our grandmother’s house, a tree in the town center that has scars from its terrible past… places hold memories and they never forget them even when buried under the changes of time».

The Texan prog metal band’s fifth album takes more of a singer-songwriter approach with softer vocals, and explores the fictional tale of a religious group, coloured by Beverley’s own upbringing.

She explains: «The album is scenery and stories inspired by characters, settings, and themes from the band’s (traumatic) childhood experiences. These encounters are woven into the lives and tales of individuals in a fictitious community living on the Gulf Coast».

The video for The Hanging Tree was directed by Angela Herr and Bianca Greene for FirstSight Agency and is thematically tied to its post-apocalyptic predecessor The Lighthouse.

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Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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