Visions of Mercury

by Reapers

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James O'Brien
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James O'Brien In a genre sometimes so fixated on the past to dare ever innovate, Reapers continues to go against the grain and breathe new life into their music, taking the listener on a journey across space, time, and emotion. "Synthwave odyssey into another universe" indeed. Favorite track: Fever Dream.
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Alex Keswick Although their synthwave roots are still clearly visible (esp. on tracks like Runaway, Your Lights & Noveria), Reapers' sophomore LP moves wisely even further into the duo's metal, goth & industrial influences. From Black Omen's tolling bells & blazing drum outro to Husk, which marches like the dirge of a cyborg gunslinger stranded on a desert moon, to the Akira Yamaoka-esque Mothership & flat-out insane Not Of This Earth, VofM wraps you in the band's unique presentation and then goes deeper, darker, and weirder. Favorite track: Husk.
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FLESH MECHANIC Love those hypnotic vocals and amazing instrument parts. Enjoying every minute of it. Favorite track: Runaway.
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The long awaited sophomore effort from Pennsylvania-based electronic duo REAPERS has finally arrived in your airwaves. Transmitted from the outer rims of your galaxies, VISIONS OF MERCURY features 13 new songs inspired by video games, films and comics such as MASS EFFECT, CHRONO TRIGGER, METROID, ALIEN, INTERSTELLAR, STRANGER THINGS, Vertigo's SANDMAN and more. Featuring even more sweeping synthesizer pads, rapid fire arpeggios, driving basslines and massive vocal harmonies, this full length epic promises to be a synthwave odyssey into another universe.

And the galaxies can't make me care
I know that I can find you somewhere
And through the smoke, all I can see
The endless Visions of Mercury

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released September 30, 2016

REAPERS Is:

Randi Hubler
Vocals, synthesizers, vocoder, bass

Onslaught Six
Guitar, bass, synthesizers, vocoder
Drum + synth programming
Mixing, mastering, production, artwork


Featuring:
Damokles - Guest narration on 'Rage'

Running Time: 63:00
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All lyrics and music by Randi Hubler and Onslaught Six
Recorded at Tidalrolled Studios in Elmora, PA
© 2014-2016 Reapers & Tidalrolled Records
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Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation--an accident. We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal. The pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything. ... more

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Track Name: Rage
Do not go gentle into that good night
Old age should burn and rave at close of day
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Though wise men at their end know dark is right
Because their words had forked no lightning, they...
Do not go gentle into that good night
Track Name: Black Omen
I am the Queen of all you see
I am the master of our destinies
I turn the key to this great machine
Decide the fate of everything

I am the Queen, I am the Goddess
We will ascend to the Heavens
We will traverse the stars
I am the future, I am the past
Behold this time distortion
Your fate will last

And on and on and on and on it goes
And on and on and on and on it goes

I am the bitch, I am the whore
I am the mistress of evil
The unstoppable war
I am the Queen, you are my slaves
You stand for nothing
You'll burn in flames

And on and on and on and on it goes
And on and on and on and on it goes

I turn on the machine
I am the Queen
I rule you all
This will change everything

(All systems online, awaiting activation)
Prove your worth to me
(Travel forward change time, awaiting activation)
Prove your worth to me

...PROVE YOUR WORTH!

I am the Queen of all you see
I am the master of our destinies
I will fulfill our every dream
All with the power of this great machine

I am the omen, I am the warning
I am the summoner of devils
The eye of the mourning
I am the meaning behind it all
I am the rise of the empire
The cause of the fall

And on and on and on and on it goes
And on and on and on and on it goes

Black Omen, rise
Black Omen
Black Omen, rise
Black Omen
Track Name: Runaway
Set my sights
I'm in control
I got my system running overdrive
Power on full
There's a black moon rising
Like the target on your back
I'm a one woman ambush
Waiting to attack

One - lock
Two - click
Three - you don't even know
The book said
'An eye for an eye,'
Baby, here we go

Run Run away
You can't hide form me
They won't hear you scream
Run Run away
You're getting taken down
Don't even turn around

Don't ever turn around

One - lock
Two - click
Three - you don't even know
The book said
'An eye for an eye,'
Baby, here we go

Run Run away
You can't hide form me
They won't hear you scream
Run Run away
You're getting taken down
Don't even turn around

Don't ever turn around

Go my mission
Got my life's work
The adrenaline is rushing
I'm prepared to go berzerk
There's a system to my madness
That I need to believe
It's the only thing I've got
And it's the only thing I need

One - lock
Two - click
Three - you don't even know
The book said
'An eye for an eye,'
Baby, here we go

Run Run away
You can't hide form me
They won't hear you scream
Run Run away
You're getting taken down
Don't even turn around

...

One - lock
Two - click
Three - you don't even know
The book said
'An eye for an eye,'
Baby, here we go

Run Run away
You can't hide form me
They won't hear you scream
Run Run away
You're getting taken down
Don't even turn around

Don't ever turn around
Track Name: Your Lights
After that day
When you disappeared
I didn't know
Now it's become so clear

So maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I've lost my mind
And no one can blame me
Maybe I've crossed the line, but

I can feel it in my bones
I just know that I'm not alone
And it's no coincidence
That your lights are shining on me
I won't be led astray
You didn't run away
Cause it's no coincidence
That you keep calling to me

I know you're still right here

I watched the lights
Waiting if I could see
I saw them come to life
And I knew you'd heard me

So maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I've lost my mind
And who could have blamed me?
I know I've crossed the line, but

I know I can break through these walls
I know it's real, I can see it all
And it's no coincidence
That your lights are blinking for me
My world is turning upside down
How could this happen to our little town?
And it's no coincidence
That you keep screaming for me

I know you're still right here
Track Name: Stone House
Every day, I'd watch you lay
After you threw your life away
I always prayed that you would change
But I knew there'd be hell to pay
We lost control, you sold your soul
I tried so hard, I turned so cruel

You took us all for granted
That's when we saw the phantom

There it is again
Right above your head

Don't tell me I'm crazy, I wish it were true
Then I could explain what happened to you
In a cold stone house on a dead end street
Where the darkness thrives and the dead can speak

Cold as a bone, we're all alone
We could not make that house a home
Dark as a cave, still we were brave
When we undid all your mistakes
You were not there, you did not care
That you had caused us such despair

I've witnessed sorrow, I've known despair
I've seen it manifest itself out of thin air
I know of a place where things don't feel right
And the banshees give you nightmares almost every night
And it feeds off weakness, and it grows from pain
And it latches on until it drives its host insane
It's a place of evil, it's a place of shame
And you can leave it's clutches but you'll never be the same
Track Name: Husk
Eyes in the sky, and I feel nothing
Hands in the air, and I feel nothing
Heads on the ground, and I feel nothing

Steel in my skin, and I fear nothing
Light in my eyes, and I fear nothing
They got in my head, now I fear nothing

Orders are programmed, and I need nothing
I know what I am now, and I need nothing
I've met my maker, now I need nothing
Track Name: The Kindly Ones
Is there an answer
For what we've lost
What's done is done
Here comes the wake
Their condolences
As one by one

Little brother, they don't see
What we have seen
And it would seem like
We've all fell down
Oh, brother
Don't let them turn your blue eyes black
Oh, brother
Don't let their lies hold you back

Old faces everywhere
And I won't cry
And you can't speak
They're so oblivious
It amazes me
How well our secrets keep

Little brother, they don't care
They're everywhere
And we both know that
They let us down

Oh, brother
Don't let them turn your blue eyes black
Oh, brother
Don't let their lies hold you back
Track Name: Noveria
White curtain, lost in the drift
Gone forever, suddenly shifts
And the ice gets harder overhead
We hang on, just by a thread

Cheers to us and all and then
We'll still be here when the day ends
The game is played by those who know
The truth is buried by the snow

And the night calls us and we're all alone
We're a million lightyears from our home
And if we want to ever know
We must drive on through this blanket of snow
Where the sky meets the ground and the answers are found
Even your voice doesn't make a sound
And even if we can't see the road
We must drive on through this blanket of snow

A thousand names and a thousand words
I had beared them as best I could
And as you are, you'll never know how sad
How cold it is to be thought of like that

Cheers to us, again and again
We're still right here when the world will end
And the songs are sung by those who know
The truths forgotten by the snow

And the night calls us and we're all alone
We're a billion lightyears from our home
And if we want to ever know
We must drive on through this planet of snow
Where the sky meets the ground and the answers are found
Even your voice doesn't make a sound
And even if we can't see the road
We must drive on through this planet of snow

And the mist will wrap around us
And the crystal, if you touch it...
And the winds will wrap around us
And the sisters, if you let them...

The night calls us and we're all alone
We're a billion lightyears from our home
And we don't want to ever know
But we drive on through this blanket of snow
Where the sky meets the ground and the answers are found
Even your voice doesn't make a sound
And even if we can't see the road
We must drive on through this planet of snow

We must drive on through this planet of snow
Track Name: Not Of This Earth
Nobody predicted this darkest future
Nobody believed that it would come this far
Our sins, our past, is catching up with us
Our only way to escape is to the stars

YOU ARE BEING WATCHED
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
HOPE IS FADING FAST
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL

Standing on the edge of uncertainty
Nobody believed that it would come to be
Our lies, our greed, our hubris
It seals our fate for all to see

No one there
And there's nobody there
I ride on through space and time
I ride inside this ship of mine
Nothing there
And there's nobody there
We escape on through space and time
We escape inside this ship of mine

WE ARE BEING WATCHED
WE ARE NOT ALONE
TIME IS FADING FAST
THEY'VE ASSUMED CONTROL

[Solo]

YOU ARE BEING WATCHED
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
HOPE IS FADING FAST
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL

...

They are Not Of This Earth
They are Not Of This Earth
They are Not Of This Earth
They are Not Of This Earth

You are Not Of This Earth
You are Not Of This Earth
You are Not Of This Earth
You are Not Of This Earth

We are Not Of This Earth
We are Not Of This Earth
We are Not Of This Earth
We are Not Of This Earth

WE ARE BEING WATCHED
WE ARE NOT ALONE
HOPE IS FADING FAST
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL

WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL
WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL

WE'VE ASSUMED CONTROL
Track Name: Mothership
Blinding hazes, ancient passage
Breathing smoke in, watching the stars burn
Transmit the signal, emit the message
Walking the pathways, engines turn

Listen to liars, following orders
With baited breath, hear them singing
Always watching, marching forward
We are here, we are waiting

Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership

Too many questions, not enough answers
What does it mean when we're dreaming red dreams
Planting the flag, carry the banner
No one out there can hear our screams

Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership
Take me to the Mothership
Track Name: Visions of Mercury
Galaxies and solar winds are drifting us apart
Even when I'm next to you, I've never felt so far
We drift away, motionless, unsure of where we are
There's nothing left for me to say as we ride into the stars

I'm all alone in the vastness of space
So far away from your warm embrace
And every night we spend apart
Is another fracture in my heart
And the galaxies can't make me care
I know that I can find you somewhere
And through the smoke, all I can see
The endless Visions of Mercury

We leave our sons and our daughters, their futures in our hands
We march across the universe for us all to understand
We drift away, emotionless, unsure of who we are
There's nothing left for us to say as we ride amongst the stars

I'm all alone in the vastness of space
So far away from your warm embrace
And every night we spend apart
Is another fracture in my heart
And the galaxies can't make me care
I know that I will find you somewhere
And through the smoke, all I can see
The endless Visions of Mercury

Visions of Mercury