Once Human

by Taste Of Tears

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

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

      7 CHF  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a jewel case, with a 12 full color page booklet featuring full artwork by Yaga Kielb.
    Mixed by Tommy Vetterli at New Sound Studio (Coroner, Eluveitie) and Mastered by Dan Suter at Echochamber.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Once Human via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

      13 CHF or more 

     

1.
06:14
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
07:11

about

Line-up:
Ivan Strimer: vocals
Marcus Seebach: drums, vocals
Duri Camenisch: guitars
Gioni Alig: bass

Founded in 1998, originality and variety has played from the beginning a prominent role in the music of Taste Of Tears.

Taste Of Tears could demonstrate as well on several occasions in live concerts their abilities in front of a large audience (as the opening act for Entombed, Sepultura, Legion Of The Damned, Cataract, Negligence, Mendeed,...).

The intense time of songwriting and rehearsing was worth the effort: the result is a nearly one hour album titled „Once Human“.
They were described already with their demos as “Death meets Control Denied“, but now Taste Of Tears goes a step further and extends the mix of death and power metal with progressive, jazz and hymnal elements.
While technical and demanding, the songs still don't neglect melody, heavyness and emotion.

credits

released October 7, 2011

released on SAOL/H'Art

Recorded by Gioni Alig at T.O.T.-Records, Chur
Mixed by Tommy Vetterli (Eluveitie, Coroner, Kreator,...) at Newsound Studios
Mastered by Dan Suter (Echochamber)

Music by Taste Of Tears
Lyrics by Strimer/Seebach

Genre: Progressive Death Metal

For Fans Of: Death, Atheist, Control Denied, Into Eternity, Nevermore

Contact: info@tasteoftears.com

Website:
www.facebook.com/tasteoftears

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Taste Of Tears Chur, Switzerland

Taste Of Tears was founded 1998 in Chur, Switzerland.
Rooted in Melodic Death Metal, TOT evolved and extended their sound with progressive, jazz and hymnal elements.
While technical and demanding, the songs still don't neglect melody, heavyness and emotion.
The 2011 released debut album "Once Human" received good reviews in the scene and TOT were compared to Death and Control Denied.
... more

contact / help

Contact Taste Of Tears

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Ames Room
Ames Room
Music: TOT / Words: I. Strimer


Bridge:
I scream within a scream....
and I face myself - in a room within a room

Pre-Chorus:
I try to estimate the importance of the important things
and the time to deal with them, but mostly I misjudge
and so I create my own reality, in a room within a room

Verse 1:
where everything is distorted, the things which formed me
and the things I formed myself
by throwing a stone, by speaking a word,
by not using opportunities, by letting the time pass by
so I create my own distorted reality

Bridge:
then I face myself - in a room within a room
and I scream within a scream...

Chorus:
always try to break out the mold - always try to find out why
always try to be in the know - always try to undistort
All these things formed me, and everything around me,
I feel my back against the wall, I see no way out at all
always try to break out the mold - always try to find out why
always try to be in the know - always try to undistort

Post-Chorus:
I feel my back against the wall, my actions force me to crawl, all inside four walls
I feel my back against the wall, my actions force me to crawl, in a room increasing smaller

Verse 1:

Post-Verse 1:
where I can't reverse some things, my misdeeds against myself
the environment's doings towards me
the stone which was thrown, the word which was spoken
the opportunity which wasn't used, the time which passes by - because the time just passes by

Bridge:
then I face myself - in a room within a room
and I scream within a scream...

Chorus: Post-Chorus: Pre-Chorus: Bridge:
Track Name: Phlegraean Fields
Phlegraean Fields
Music: TOT / Words: M. Seebach & I. Strimer


Verse 1:
banished to legends and myths
once burnt the reality, but tamed and enchained and strapped to the gate to oblivion
their quondam message ascent in reek, anguish and fright, today only acoustic noise
in ancient legends at home, godly messenger of horror, bringing death and decay, everything had to die

Chorus:
on their last journey they fly through dimensions,
on a divine mission with only one intention
one single dragon would suffice to change the whole world,
when humanity does wrong, he dives down with force

Verse 2:
he divides the sea in one fell swoop and the firmament crumbles with every wing flap
behind fire, ashes, debris and smoke, a new era of life begins on a stroke
his arrival on earth spreads terror, no earthly being will miss it,
wherever contact occures, everythings bends to the firestorm
his force moves mountains and rips the land bloodily,
the day will come, such an invader will again prevail, against the earthly forces

Pre-Chorus:
black smoke is his wings, escorted by thunder and lightning,
he breaks the atmosphere, expels the eternal shadows with burning light

Chorus:

Verse 3:
he rearranges all life and sets the biological clock to hour zero,
sterilised by life, the earth falls into a coma,
as happened millions of years ago, a new species will conquer the planet
the struggle of dominion on earth will be decided in the sky
and as soon as time learns to fly... only one dragon for a brand new world

Verse 4:
banished to legends and myths
once burnt the reality, the dragon symbolises the depravation of humanity
a fire from the sky will cleanse the world, as a cosmic bomb or technology gone wrong
when humanity does wrong, through fire they'll be sublimed, the giants of history return
and no god will help

Verse 5:
he divides the sea in one fell swoop and the firmament crumbles with every wing flap
his arrival on earth spreads terror, no earthly being will miss it,
wherever contact occures, everythings bends to the firestorm
behind fire, ashes, debris an smoke, a new era of life begins on a stroke
the day will come, such an invader will again prevail, against the earthly forces

Bridge:
his force, moves mountains, and rips the land, bloodily...

Pre-Chorus: Chorus:
Track Name: Once Human (Pinnacle & Pit)
Once Human (Pinnacle & Pit)
Music: TOT / Words: I. Strimer


Pinnacle

Verse 1:
from the beginning of his time,
human thought,
he could dispose of every form

Verse 2:
descending from dirt
got out of the pit
genesis of man
a paradigm of a paradox

Verse 1:
the spirit of the age corresponds
a human of glass
for perfection, cultured in a test-tube

Verse 2:
fallen from grace
striving for the top
a superior race
humanity wants a brave new world

Verse 3
from the tower of Babylon to the world war 2
the traces of time have left a mark on history’s face
a community led by “space monkeys”...!
this ship of fools will soon run aground



Pit
Bridge 1:
our delusions of grandeur
will lead us back into the pit
lead us back... ...into the pit

Chorus:
from the tower of Babylon to the world war 2
the traces of time have left a mark on history’s face
a community led by “space monkeys”
this ship of fools will soon run aground
generation of the tube, once human
generation of the tube, now almost dirt

Bridge:
once human, now almost dirt...!
Track Name: Architects Of Downfall
Architects Of Downfall
Music: TOT / Words: I. Strimer


Verse 1:
creating the future, suppressing the past
forgetting the errors, sacrificing the life for a progress
formerly dreams, now real machines
planning the good, waking the evil in a god

Verse 2:
elements of mind, in technical forms
electricity controlling the thoughts
projections on screens, blueprints in a virtual sand
life loses its course, the network increases

Bridge 1:
the next level, is the total loss of control!

“Every progress in human history has caused a change of focus, so the digital age....!”

Chorus 1:
utopia - dreaming of strange machines
euphoria - fulfillment of dreams
hysteria - the closest to a crash
downfall - the end of all life
downfall... the end of all life...

Bridge 2:
digital letters, digital numbers, digital world, digital life,
digital love, digital war: destroying the source of reality

Chorus 2:
welcome to the machine,
the drive assembly of the downward spiral
what have we done, why did we create
we, the architects of downfall
downfall... the end of all life...
Track Name: Profound Rain
Profound Rain
Music: TOT / Words: M. Seebach


Verse 1:
I walk through the dark cold town
deep under sinister clouds
driven by hate and despair
my thoughts are in war

Bridge 1:
blood drops from my hand on the wet paving-stones
deserted lanes, the rain banished them

Chorus:
a puddle reflects your face
for one moment, I get lost
way of life, way of sorrow
mirror on the wall, who is the failure
this is the end of my only love
splinter in my heart

Verse 2:
absorbed in thoughts, I walk soaked by tears
a lightning illuminates the abysses of my soul
scared fears are flying upwards out of darkness
instinctive I realize, your light dazzles my eyes

Bridge 2:
the power of lightning breaks through the time

Verse 3:
I am prepared
at the summit of my life
I look down on an endless building site
tears of resignation
under rain of desolation

Chorus:

Verse 4:
time to break for a new beginning
up here on the crane I meet my past
the countdown starts with the thunder
take me along through space and time
away from reality’s infertile ground
that breeze touches me for the last time
I extend my arms towards you...
Track Name: A Walk On The Razor’s Edge
A walk on the razor’s edge
Music: TOT / Words: M. Seebach


Verse 1
gods of all directions
religions of different cultures
power beyond all holy
faith kills, faith makes blind

Bridge 1
you have to walk the razor’s edge

Verse 2
even then you won’t see him
just death and ruin
power and sacrifice
the carpet to paradise
Bridge 2
do you want to walk
the bloody path of god
his gold is your duty for life

Chorus
why do people believe in gods
pillar of a brittle life
cement for a cracked foundation
or a wooden cross in stormy sea
maybe just a stubborn thought
the only thing you can’t distort
not even by the rules of nature

everything turns, the earth, the time
and even the atoms
everything is in motion, everything lives
you have to go forward
decay comes with standing still
because of everything that puts up a fight
will be extinguished

Spoken passage
people do everything to strengthen their faith
anchor in the flesh
on bloody ground of torn up wounds
pulled by hate and war

Bridge 3
but no one realizes that death and birth
are the real fixed points in life
connected with each other by the ribbon of life
they build start and destination

Bridge 1 - Verse 2 - Bridge 2 - Chorus - Spoken passage – Bridge 3

Verse 3
religions creates borders, worlds scars
our freedom was isolated long time ago
and banished in heaven
its sacrifices burned in hell
smoke and ashes is all that will remain
Track Name: A Great Paradox
A great paradox
Music: TOT / Words: M. Seebach & I. Strimer


Verse 1:
the call of the inner self, avoids the incidents of the outer world
like a chess-player in an odd fight, the time for decisions is running out
black or white, win or lose, like good or bad and peace or war
Verse 2:
the white king, exploits the opponents insecurity
to sow discord for a lowbrow war
the black king on the other hand, shedding blood on white floor
all this is food for humanity’s mindless breeding of hate
and so once more blood represents the only color-red perspective
but see the colors, they represent the feelings
not always the ruin

Chorus:
and we’re all dancin’ a psychotic waltz
feelin' so insecure, here in this colored world
fallin' into the unknown, shadows surround me
behind the colors black battles white
I have to form a contrast, otherwise the colors fade
give up the point of view
conflicts are the only way….a great paradox….

Verse 3:
we have to form a contrast
otherwise the colors fade
and all the questions (about this earthly being)
blend to an only answer
- war of minds, war of thoughts
- war of kinds, war of worlds
in most cases, an extreme point of view creates a hell
so for the narrow-minded
- for the great believer and the free mind in a box
- for the great deceiver and the great paradox

Chorus:

Verse 5:
now call it how you want, free minds are we all
and in a wide colored spectrum of opinions
even a speck, completes the seven
and prevents checkmate against ourselves
and prevents colors' fall into oblivion

Chorus:
and we’re all spectral creatures
feelin' so insecure, here in this colored world
fallin' into the unknown, shadows surround me
behind the colors black battles white
I have to form a contrast, otherwise the colors fade
give up the point of view, don't want to create a hell
let's hope the achromatopsy never wins
Track Name: Timeframe
Timeframe
Music: TOT / Words: I. Strimer


Verse 1:
open a timeframe!!!
open a timeframe, look through the past
to the very beginning of time

Bridge 1:
insinuations, suppositions or considered manipulation
which traditions are true

Chorus 1:
derivance of all kinds, the fate of atlantis,
conquest of paradise, the landing on the moon

Verse 2:
millions of years of creation - speculations create uncertainty
thousands of years of evolution - uncertainty create lies
hundreds of years of development - lies create lies create lies
only years of arrogance - lies create gullibility

Bridge 2:
one among millions, educated with times’ history
maybe just one more fool, believing in a tactical deception

Verse 3:
misled by misguided, no one knows the truth
a big conspiracy, history is a fairytale
a big fake!
modern cinematic perfection, optical illusion
displacement of main influence
a perfect fake!

Chorus 2:
from site to site in history books, don’t let you disconcert
from picture to picture in documentations, don’t let you disconcert
every time you want to know something about the time you realize it’s a big conspiracy,
the truth conceals itself in lies and leads you to tread new paths
a modern cinematic illusion, a cut into our own flesh
the lies create a new kind of reality and open a forgotten timeframe

Verse 4:
the truth conceals itself in lies and leads you to tread new paths
the lies create a new kind of reality and open a forgotten timeframe
the present, this time, this day, everyday’s truth

Chorus 2:
creation of the world, the roman empire,
necessity of religions, extraterrestrial existence
the seven world wonders, the cause of war
everyday the lies create…
the use of nuclear weapons, all politic reflections?
…a new kind of reality