We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Horeb

by Theoptia

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      9.90 CHF  or more

     

1.
Desert 03:03
I flee into the void Wishing my heart would stop beating I leave it all behind Wishing there was no air to breathe My time’s come to an end Take my life away my Lord ‘Cause my heart is broken Nothingness is overtaking it Free me from my flesh Relieve me from my pain I long for my death Kill me, I am insane The numbness of my soul The knife that cuts my skin There is no breath in me There are no tears left to shed Fleeing from my past Running away from sin My luck did not last I’m thirsty and I’m thin A fire consumed it all My sword killed so many of them I stood there on that mountain Now I’m in the valley of death Victory did I seek Eternal defeat have I found What is my purpose here They killed all other prophets as well Free me from my flesh Relieve me from my pain I long for my death Kill me, I am insane
2.
Get Up 03:55
My son, stop sleeping Stand up, take this meal Get some rest, recover Don’t talk, I’ll feed you You shall live You shall not die Prepare for a journey My son, please wake up Get up, eat this bread Have rest, drink my blood Don’t worry, I’ll feed you Look up to the ravens They do not sow nor reap Look down at your body You will for sure feast You shall live You shall not die Prepare for a journey My strength is in you No fear shall remain As the fear of the Lord You shall live You shall not die Prepare for a journey
3.
Forty 05:04
Forty days, don’t look back Forty nights, walk this path Forty years of fasting Forty years of fighting This is the way of justice A whole generation shall be buried in this land This is the way of cleansing Your own selfish nature shall be buried in this land This is the way of freedom Your doubts and your failures shall be buried in this land This is the way of seeking Your past and your glory shall be buried in this land Walk straight forward and seek me Unchain your soul from everything Run straight forward and keep me In your heart and mind forever Forty days, don’t look back Forty nights, walk this path Forty years of fasting Forty years of fighting Your passions need to die Unchain your soul from everything Lay down in the mud und cry There’s only one thing to live for This is the way of guidance A new generation shall be raised in this land This is the way of surrender A new way of living shall be created in this land This is the way of obedience Ten new commandments shall be stated in this land This is the way of a new soul A new human nature shall be created in this land Forty days, don’t look back Forty nights, walk this path Forty years of fasting Forty years of fighting
4.
I can’t go on like this Hatred and shame are upon me I’m the only one left The sword of the king is upon me There is no time to rest Haunted by the queen I’ve run away Your kingdom fell apart The last remaining hope is gone This land is drowning in blood The blood of our beloved prophets They killed my brothers there And I’m the only survivor They’ve torn down your altars They rejected your covenant This tribe is unfaithful Your people are betraying you I’ve been fighting this battle for too long I slaughtered one hundred priests and burned them all I gave up my life to fight for you I’ve been fighting this battle for too long I slaughtered one hundred priests God of judgment when will you wipe out this tribe My legacy dies with me For there is no one following you They’ve torn down your altars And I’m the only survivor Don’t send me back alone To the bloody grounds of this land I’m the last of my kind After me who is there to come?
5.
Silence 02:08
6.
Storm 04:40
Hear the thunder, a storm is rising A holy storm that shatters rocks and stones Feel the wind, a storm is coming A holy storm that carries away your doubts Heaven’s gates are open wide There is a flood rushing down on us Feel the water, drops are falling A holy flood that covers this earth This is the breath of the almighty Every knee shall be bowed This is the wind of his anger The only force that makes life Like a dove with wide spread wings This storm is settling on that mountain It’s the force that has always been there Even before time began to turn Hear the thunder, a storm is raging A holy storm that shatters rocks and stones Feel the wind, a storm is blowing A holy storm that carries away your doubts Wind and water Storm and flood Are only the precursors of his presence Oh how small am I?
7.
Quake 04:34
The substance we’re made of Is moving beneath our feet The crust of this planet Is shaking beneath our path These masses once rose To separate water from land Now they tremble In awe of the creator There is no rock He cannot move No stone He will not turn chaos became creation Creations returns to chaos Mountains bow down The plants point to him They exist for one reason To honor the creator Beasts come out of their holes Everything that bleeds turns to him They exist for one reason To honor the creator There is no rock He cannot move No stone He will not turn chaos became creation Creations returns to chaos Mountains bow down The plants point to him They exist for one reason To honor the creator Dust and dirt Rocks and stones Are only the precursors of his presence Oh how small am I?
8.
Fire 05:12
Look to the sky There is judgement looming Turn away your head There is a fire falling a fire falling Feel the passion Of the one who comes down in clouds See the glory Of the king who judges tall and small A burning lamb Sacrificed to make us free A burning man Went through hell for you and me This is the end of days Prune what didn’t bear fruit This is the end of ways Consume what didn’t serve you A heat that heals And heat that kills Rushing through our souls Purification always hurts Purification always hurts A light that delivers And a light that puts on chains Rushing through our heads Purification always hurts A burning lamb Sacrificed to make us free A burning man Went through hell for you and me Look to the sky There are clouds burning Turn away your heads There are meteors fallingFire and heat Inferno and ash Are only the precursors of his presence Oh how small am I?
9.

about

“Horeb” is a short, heavy, melancholic, dramatic and sometimes foreign sounding
concept album about the mythological biblical figure of Elijah. Big lyrical themes are suicidal
thoughts, depression and an unexplainable, transcending and epic encounter with a cosmic,
almighty God. Sound wise it contains complex odd-meters and some experimental native
instruments, but it still keeps a headband worthy groove and sometimes even an impressive speed.

credits

released October 21, 2017

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Theoptia Switzerland

Theoptia is a one man studio project based in Switzerland, pondering deep spiritual topics in elaborate concept albums in a style that could be described as progressive death metal. A signature sound are exotic elements such as the sitar, odd-meters, ambient intros and interludes, breakdowns, deep growls and core-like screams. Enjoy! ... more

contact / help

Contact Theoptia

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Theoptia recommends:

If you like Theoptia, you may also like: