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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: I, Forest
Cavalry of stumps move in on my position taking branch against their axes
And I swear by the sap running through my veins there will never be a day or shade so green

A sapling of forty years he had so much life in him
Standing before the blades he could not put up a fight
Against their sawing

Forty feet, greener days, to comfort you, and hold your ground
Slaughtered bark, acid rain, avenged my seed, the awful sound
Of the rage, the engines inside
The rage, the forest provides

With tangled roots, I can barely stumble to my freedom, leaf in leaf, we stand alone to die
And I know how it feels to be rebuilt into lifeless things but giving up is the hardest part of war

My children spread far and wide maybe one day they'll take root
To stand up to their aggressors even if it means their death
Fighting till their final breath

Leaves fall, soil grows to nourish you, and build your homes
Eroding lands, Idle hands to chop us down, it's us you own
To use, to abuse
To use, the forest provideth life

Grow!
Take seed!
Multiply!
Bear your fruit!

Swing your axe, sing your songs, to bury us, to your demise
Choking air, everywhere, no foresight, fed us lies
To live. to die...
To live, the forest slowly dies...
Track Name: Terraform
- instrumental -
Track Name: For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky (feat. The Natalie Kid)
For glory high
The mountain climb
Eyes fixed on sun
Burn my reflection

I think I feel
(A MIND POSESSED OF LUST)
I think I see
(A BROKEN SENSE OF TRUST)
I think, I am
(A MAN, NOT A MACHINE)
I think, I be
(A HUMAN THINKING FREE)

They have arrived
A beam of light
I choke, I run
And stricken, stunned

PRAISE
GOD
PRAISE
GOD
CLIMB THE PEAK

For the world is hollow...
And I have touched the sky...
Every belief is a lie...
For the world is hollow...
And I have touched the sky...
Every good man has to die...

I SEE THE CURVE OF THE EARTH
IN ENDLESS SPACE GIVING BIRTH
Track Name: I Dreamed I Was Elected President Of The Ocean (Feat. The Natalie Kid)
This is what it's like
To breathe salt water
To be caught in the current
Like a tiny plankton

Cannon fodder for the dolphins
Their land invasion won't come
For another thirty thousand years
But we must prepare

As I take up my pen
And I make up my vows
To the sea
What will it be, this time?
Will I lead them to oblivion
Or will we succeed?

I had a dream
That one day I would be
Elected president of the sea

Supreme leader of all the ocean
What a terribly immature notion
Could I ever see their faces
If I stood upon their stand

As I pick up my pen
And I make up my vows
To the sea
Will it be me, this time?
Will I lead them to oblivion
Or will I succeed?

To let them be free

So this is what it's like to breathe water
Sitting next to Poseidon's daughter
Making waves in the estuary

So this is what it's like to see darkness
Twenty thousand leagues beneath the surface
In this undersea cemetery

So this is what it's like to breathe water

As I pick up my pen
And I wake up tonight
In my bed
What will I dream, this time?
Will I see a vision
Or will I just sleep
Tonight...
Track Name: Mystic Rhythms (Rush Cover)
So many things I think about
When I look far away
Things I know, things I wonder
Things I'd like to say
The more we think we know about
The greater the unknown
We suspend our disbelief
And we are not alone...

Mystic rhythms
Capture my thoughts
Carry them away
Mysteries of night escape the light of day
Mystic rhythms
Under northern lights
Or the African sun
Primitive things stir
The hearts of everyone

We sometimes catch a window
A glimpse of what's beyond
Was it just imagination
Stringing us along?
More things than are dreamed about
Unseen and unexplained
We suspend our disbelief
And we are entertained

Mystic rhythms
Capture my thoughts
Carry them away
Nature seems to spin
A supernatural way
Mystic rhythms
Under city lights
Or a canopy of stars
We feel the powers and wonder what they are

Mystic rhythms
Capture my thoughts
Carry them away
Nature seems to spin
A supernatural way
Mystic rhythms
Under city lights
Or a canopy of stars
We feel the push and pull of restless rhythms from afar