Empires (Demos 2008​-​2012)

by Borealia

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Just a collection of demo tracks I've made over the years. Most of these are instrumentals to showcase my guitar playing style. There are a couple of vocal tracks, though!

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released July 11, 2017

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Borealia Sudbury, Ontario

Latin for "northern", Borealia is also about life in Northern Ontario, with many songs and melodies inspired by northern vistas and life in the mining towns within. Since 2006, Travis has been writing soaring melodies, crushing riffs, and somehow making them mesh together to create a whole that somehow makes sense. It's progressive metal with soul and heart, not charts and calculators. ... more

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Track Name: City Of Dreams
- Instrumental -
Track Name: Our Home
Home is my land
Heart in my hands
Rain pouring
Rage storming
Our humble abode

Home, I must go
Trees, green love
Friends around me
We're all to blame
For not letting go

How could we let this happen
To the the place that we love
How could we let them spoil it
The beauty of our home
How far would they have taken it
To destruction
What can we do to stop it
Or is it too late for it now?

And now it's time
To leave our home
Is this what you wanted?
Is this what you needed?

Etched upon the black rock
The cries of the trees
Washed away by acid rain clouds
Dissolving our hope
They have the gaul to call it "green" now
But don't look to the west
Even sunsets seem much brighter
They say it's for the best

And now it's time
To leave our home
Is this what you wanted?
Is this what you needed?

- solo
Track Name: Superstack
- Instrumental -
Track Name: Spaceship Earth (A Thought Experiment)
- Instrumental -
Track Name: Empires
- Instrumental -
Track Name: Of The Northern Lights
- Instrumental -
Track Name: Glass Cicada
- Instrumental -
Track Name: The End Of Empathy
Crawl into spaces
unconfined and
unresolved
Scream into faces
uninformed and
untrusting
Tendency to lie
uncontrolled and
understood
Ending empathy
uncaring and
unaffected

You've created a monster

Wish it away
insecure and
ineffective
Running, hiding
insolent and
incredulous

You've created a monster
You've created a monster
You've created a monster
You've created a monster

And it lives inside of me
With my neverending rage
And it breathes inside of me
Wisps of air that leech the page

You'll be the death of me

You've created a monster
You've created a monster
You've created a monster
You've created a monster

And it lives inside of me
with my neverending pain
And it breathes inside of me
sighs of guilt that make no gain
And it lives inside of me
where it stalks me every day
And it breathes inside of me
exposing anxiety

You've created a monster...