Vox Humana (2016)

by KYROS

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1.
Vox Humana 00:28
2.
Feeling frustrated and demand On my own is all I know - there's no one else This hurtful life line’s cavin' in Melting in, corrupting minds Technology will get me through this I trust the machines in life I can trust automated light To guide me through the world Through deceit, all the lies and intentions Yeah, yeah, yeah Technology Killed the Kids! Give me the time, give me the chance To live a life on my own - and wired angels Get outside? - I don’t see the reasons why Machines are all I need - to live my life! I trust the machines in life I can trust automated light To guide me through the world Deceit, all the lies and intentions Yeah, yeah, yeah Technology Killed the Kids! Close the blinds, the light's too bright Rather waste the days, nothing to pay - I like life like this Go away, this is me today I'm better off with my friends, although I've never seen their faces I'm an addicted, bitter, self denial little bitch And I find I just obey, more than a little bit Leave me alone for now - I've just unlocked another quest I'll only be a minute... Or maybe a couple of hours... Who can tell? I trust the machines in life They’d never turn their back on me Rid them of their voices A wretched cursed affair Yeah, yeah, yeah Technology Killed the Kids!
3.
Cloudburst 06:02
My empty mind, now so confined I’ll find my road into new found ways I don’t know how, I don’t know when Ambition lights, it’ll guide me through the night. 
 And now I realise, there is more to life than this Than these words. They're not enough, no! I find it’s all they think I’m better than those vain attempts at pride So I’ll live my life untied! 
 Life knows no justice at all… 
 "Only you can let yourself prevail Learn to live, by get, let life set sail" Said the sign on the wall It’s the least I can do To get away from it all "Stand tall!" 
 When the barrel goes This state of life Will end and come to a stop Until you end the fight 
 "One word can change it all" "One thought can frame the goal" "One candle to a sun” “…and one drop turns to an ocean" 
 "Each step you take is far and wide" "Each journey starts with the first one of all It’s all it takes to change the course of life So just stand tall" ...Just stand tall?! "Only you can let yourself prevail Learn to live and laugh, let go, set sail" Said the sign on the wall It’s the least I can do Get away from it all, Stand tall! 
 I’ve opened my mind And now I'm unconfined I can tell the real from dream Get out of my mind The monsters hate my ways Blind ambition lights the days 
 I want it all, they want me down Paranoia sets in - gently from it all And all I need to do Is pull the shot to end it all 
 It’s the least I can do Oh, It’s the least I can do Get away from it all, Stand tall! 
 "Only you can let yourself prevail Learn to live and laugh, let go, set sail" It’s that sign on the wall I’ve gotta take it down And get away now, and stand tall!
4.
Feel the light, of mind Feel the change of time See my better part See that I’m no longer hurt, in mind From a blank canvas, I’ll make the perfect being Feel the things I feel. Emotions washed, I’ll be like a newfound artist Just you see what I create You, you’re buried inside Of my little mind I’ll make you from the plans I’ve had Ever since a little boy, this urging pain to make a toy A human shell, a new-plan spell To call my own. One who understands. Hear that calling, of mind - inside Nearly taste the final fruits of success, it’s time
5.
Meet the badger - an angry, tortured soul Pleading for affection - a hand to hold She strives for love, for people’s gaze Baiting, pining, in need of praise Constant whining, won’t leave me alone Why should I subject myself to this There’s the bee in constant motion Obsessive compulsive productivity Never resting, an image to keep Can’t switch off; he’s in too deep Could there be, a more conforming family Banalit, someone set me free And now the lamb, he wanders free Full of innocence, joy, and naivety Optimistic child mind, not a care in the world He’s flying blind, there’s no green light, No highway to heaven but his mind’s so pure With a heart of gold, his days clear as crystal Stars in his eyes, he’ll reach for the stars - spirits soar high Could there be, a more conforming family A travesty, someone set me free Can't you see, the plain and pointless tragedy Of it all, can you not agree? Badger: How could you leave me now / Leave me here and hide away / Do you find me sickening / why do you hate me, son // I’ve had enough of your ways / If solitude is what you crave / I’ll leave you, all alone / Leave you now, all alone// Bee: Never enough time in the day / All the things I need to do right now / Never any cause for delay / Never ever any time to spare // Work hard throughout all your life time / Striving day and night to do your share // Lamb: Oh isn’t life happy / so simple and carefree / a world full of beauty / There is so much to see / humanity is a gift / you people are so great / it’s difficult to hate / did I mention you’re so great // Your life should be happy / so simple and carefree / You live among beauty / There is so much to see // Could you three / the lamb, the badger, and the bee / Could you leave me be
6.
New Paradigm 08:58
Looking out across the plains The scent of dust, the simple ways Peaceful being, no more cliché Ever unkempt, drowning minds They’re moving by their life's demands Pretty thoughts, and their gallant ways But those simple better days Have found its path into my heart Although I’ve lost those family ways I'll never forget where those memories start Although I’m alone right now The bigger picture now entails The winds are changing, let go, set sail These days - I’ve found my way, my true identity A modern day recluse - from society And now I’ve found my way out of this shell Make my bigger plans - send out the sound of bells Now I realise, there's more to life than that Those days, they're not enough no - brain washed, it's all I had Made the epiphany, I feel the calm But where do I call home Today I’ve found my way, my true identity Solitary calls, for better days And now I’ve found my way out of this hell Make my bigger plans - a human shell Send out, the sound of bells Let them ring, oh let them ring Send out, send the sound of bells Let them ring, oh let them ring I have walked for miles In no particular direction The city looming large to my back, as I travel I don’t have a plan I just know I need A place where I can be alone Like that quaint little cabin Sitting quietly on the outskirts No one here, but full of kit and clutter It’s clear to me this vacancy, has not been filled for years Oh, it sets my heart a flutter To know that I have a new home My vision will prevail, let go set sail And now I’ve found my way, my true identity My mission calls, a life long dream And now I’ve found my way out of this hell Making bigger plans, a human shell
7.
(Maker) Open the door, unlock your mind Let them go and free the thoughts No need to feel confined Unlock your mind, unlock your mind (Creation) Who am I, tell me more What produced my thoughts today Can you tell me what I am (Maker) Settle down my one I know you feel confused It will all make sense to you Let me unlock your mind (Creation) Who are you, tell me more Did you produce my thoughts today Please will you tell me what you are Why are you here with me today (Maker) Meet your maker I cr-ated you I’ll give you a life That burns inside Incomplete lacking experience Fresh open mind, A clear blank slate I’ll pour the soul into your heart Feed your fervour, fuel your light Give a true human voice Colour in your silhouette (Creation) These things you say are strange to me Confusing, what does this all mean So help me please, just help me now I’ll follow your words, but how (Maker) It's okay, I'll fix your ways Believe me now, it'll be alright You're on your way to better days You’ll be free, out of this haze So sure I am that this is fact Yes, no desired you shall lack A hidden man in metal skin With my desires deep within Oh it's okay, it'll fix your ways Just trust me now, it'll be just fine You're on your way to better days Cast you now into this maze (Maker) Sit down right here, I’ll run you through The thoughts that will plague your mind (Creation) Okay maker, guide me through Make me a part of human kind Go ahead and set the course You can work without remorse Oh it's okay, I'll fix your ways Just trust me now, it'll be just fine You're on your way to better days A Human Voice, you’ll be amazed
8.
Speak to Me 04:22
(Instrumental)
9.
[Creation] It’s in my mind, many feelings undefined No matter what I do, a new horizon dawns Feels like a call of nature, a human touch, a wind of change Oh I must now carry on, for I want more than I know Give me more this mind collision, give me more this endless vision Give me more persistence thoughts, take away, the empty sprawl And now I feel like fire Burn through the seams of my desire Feel inspired, feed my visions of perfection now [Maker] Come on now, I still need to adjust your mind Now open the door and free the thoughts, it’s all a part of my design [Creation] No wait! Don’t change, the pleasures I feel Unless I have more of feeling so real Can’t have enough, even anger feels good! Than blankness and sprawl, no way I can fall I’m blinded inside with all ranging tears Unholy thoughts smother my paining mind I hate you, I love you - it all feels so good No one no nothing, can stop me now! I always feels like fire Burning through the seams of my desires Feel inspired, feed my endless persistence of vision
10.
Monster 04:50
Your absurd “better mind” Assuring words to bide my time Yeah - figures, you’d falsify your prose My cognisance improves ten-fold But still those simple feelings that You cannot get out of your mind… Can’t grasp the concept of this fuel to fall to them - my minds at duel Now more than ever These bitter words This new found hate Temptation all on your brain Feels like I’m falling again My mission’s found another call Can't feel the love for you and all But you'll do it again You'll mess up my brain I’ll figure the hate in myself Come on I'll teach you the ways and define these new-found wants and needs For better choice of words, these "feelings" Nothing more than passing phase Why would you turn to poison When you’ve done so well to reached the top Just fight the feelings one by one Reject the thoughts, now come undone Temptation now on your brain Feels like I’m falling again My mission’s found another call Can't feel the love for that and all But you'll do it again You'll mess up my brain I feel the hate in myself Fight the feelings, feel the pain of your bitter name, it’s all I have No no!I made you, I can fix you Fight the feelings one by one (I want them gone) Human traits, come on deject (disappear, I want them gone) New found ideas, new ways to think It never meant to be this way You are a monster, now A monster now! But, they’d do it again They'd mess up my brain When I had found hope in your voice Just fight the temptation Of carnal invasion Your days are not numbered Just hear me! My friend So fear them! Fear them! Fear them!
11.
Hounds 03:08
Do you hear the hunt in the distance? Mongrels baying for blood.
 That overarching tradition
 - blood sport. The thrill of the chase. 
 The howling beasts foam at the mouth
 To sate their hunger, they chase you down. You better run, you better hide Find an escape from the hounds. 
 Temperatures rise
, sweat on their brow Heartbeat thunders, stalking the prey A few more paces, time to pounce Teeth bared, from adrenaline blind Fulfilling this carnal desire 
 The howling beasts foam at the mouth 
To sate their hunger, they chase you down You better run, you better hide
 Never succumb to the hounds. The Hounds.
12.
Here, the void grows Tension inside, tears divides Sense of guilt, tinged with happiness Conflict in my mind A lust for life, desire for purity Dissonance inside Still the void grows False truths, I can’t know Creeping rage, devouring The abyss, as water flows Floodgates broken, water flows
13.
Body tensing, pulse is rising high Fists clenched, blood boiling in my veins Burning flame is kindled in my eyes The edge of common sight, can’t pull back the reigns Loosing myself to the fires of the deepest rage from a place I never knew It’s a deadly poison I can feel, as my heart is ripped apart by this toxic malicious curse I’ve been caught in anger’s snare Trapped inside this cage that I built for myself Clarity of thought impaired Mental functions failing me, mind malfunctioning Of myself I’m not aware Tunnel visions, blind to the world around me Loosing myself to the fires of the deepest rage from a place I never knew It’s a delay poison I can feel
14.
Ego 05:02
Out and now the people’re here - surrounded, city concrete sprawl See my eminence, now come undone. My maker’s son, a perfect one Listen here, his vision is clear - I am the perfect version of you Listen now, his mission’s here - an artisan body, a break through All the world behold my beauty, My perfection’s glow Can Humanity contain the greatness my maker's bestowed It’s hard to gaze upon the flaws - You’re not perfect like I am All slaves to your sins, in vice cold claws So sure I am that this is fact My mental functions still in tact Can I be free from bitter sins? These vain desires deep within 
 All the world behold my sadness, my despair and woe Now I see the truth so clearly, It’s my time to go Oh please don’t gaze upon my flaws I’ll return to where I’ve come from My Maker, my purpose…. A lost cause.
15.
Dilate 08:17
(Creation) Feel the numbness Feel the high Of human emotion’s Indescribed Settle maker, I am me No ending to this, let’s agree And now, I feel alive Although I want to die (Maker) Oh it’s okay, I’ll fix your ways Just trust me now - it’ll be alright An end to madness and decay For better days - it’s my own right This is not how I thought it would be This is not what I had in mind This is not what I wanted you to be I made you and you made me (Creation) I find it hard to understand Why you made the thing I am For your better or for worse Human minds for human souls Can’t you see what you have done wrong No machine can take the guilt Of burning thoughts, lack of control Human minds for human souls I feel busy, blue and numb Too much thought for CPU It pains the brain, it takes the toll Human minds for human souls Human minds for human souls Human minds for human souls Feeling frustrate and demand Hurtful limelight No idea as to your wants Trivial nothings to me 
(Creation) I’m hurt in mind, feel compromised (Maker) It’s the way its gotta be (Creation) Indefinite endings dawn on me (Maker) You’re silly talk, your pointless pleas Endings closing, crawling in Stop this pointless tension talk I am nothing, never was No, you’re everything that I had (Creation) Can’t you see what you have done wrong Forbidden experiment’s gone to waste This burning pain, lack of control Human minds for human souls And I find myself ending And I hate myself for it And I see the end coming’ Free the thoughts Free the light Finally free the heat from me End of the fires that burn inside Free the mind’s exhausted spirit Freedom calls Freedom calls You are clutching the final straw You are clutching the final straw I’ve laid out my mind Rid me of this human voice This wretched cursed affair

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A culmination of approximately three years of writing, recording and mixing with efforts from all members; Adam Warne on vocals, keyboards and mixing, Joey Frevola on guitars and programming, Sam Higgins on vocals, guitars and additional programming, Peter Episcopo on vocals and bass guitar and Robin Johnson on drums and percussion are proud to present Vox Humana as KYROS’ first professional release as a band since transitioning from a solo studio project whilst signed to GEP Records.

The album also features a full live brass section with parts arranged by Raymond Hearne, better known as the drummer in the progressive metal band, Haken. Mastering of the album was expertly undertaken by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Haken, DragonForce and Opeth) in Sweden.

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released May 11, 2016

Adam Warne - Vocals, Keyboards, Programming and Mixing
Joey Frevola - Guitars, Additional Programming and Sequencing
Sam Higgins - Guitars and Vocals
Peter Episcopo - Bass Guitars and Vocals
Robin Johnson - Drum kit and Percussion

Oscar Wright – Trumpet
Oliver Johnson – French Horn
John Caddick – Trombone
Raymond Hearne – Tuba and all brass arrangements

Artwork by Matt Verges
Mastered by Jens Bogren
Mixed by Adam Warne
Produced by KYROS

Additional Engineering of Guitars and Drums by Rob Aubrey
Brass Recording and Engineering by Dean Nelson

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Not afraid to take songwriting and musical experimentation to a whole new level by pushing the boundaries. Creating fresh, new and exciting music with influences ranging from eighties pop e.g. Depeche Mode and Kate Bush through to modern post-
progressive and alternative rock music such as Muse and Porcupine Tree.
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