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Sol [Remastered]

by Mare Cognitum / Spectral Lore

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baudelagon écouter Mare Cognitum ou Spectral Lore est toujours pour moi une expérience-limite. Si j'adhère totalement à l'atmosphère, le chant death me repousse plutôt. Pourtant j'y reviens de temps en temps sans pouvoir m'en empêcher. J'avance prudemment dans cette discographie prenant mon temps: on ne saute pas dans l'esprit sans une sérieuse préparation !
𝔅𝔩𝔦𝔰𝔰 ॐ 𝔄𝔟𝔶𝔰𝔰
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𝔅𝔩𝔦𝔰𝔰 ॐ 𝔄𝔟𝔶𝔰𝔰 Each song is destroyed and then reborn like a star bursting forth from the cosmic void. Seriously stunning compositions that build so immensely, they could form their own galaxies.
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Snyjxr My new favorite atmo black album. This is simply a masterpiece. I just came back from a trip to outer space. Just... wow!! Favorite track: Sol Ouroboros.
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Visual Complexity Two fantastic atmospheric black metal bands collide to make an amazing split. Two twenty minutes (one nearly hitting 30) along with a fourteen minute is just the perfect time to allow yourself to fly away and reach the stars you thought were unreachable. Go buy it, that's all I need to encourage you to do! Favorite track: Sol Ouroboros.
Alice M.
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Alice M. I bought Mare Cognitum's discography without even realizing there was a Spectral Lore split in it. Omg what a treat. It's not disjointed like some splits are: these guys gave each other a hand on each track, blending their styles in unique ways. Favorite track: Sol Ouroboros.
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Midgardswolf Great Atmospheric Black Metal from America ! Can't get enough of this !
A sign beheld Of living stone Sprawling across the vault of heaven An embrace of amorphous clay The child thrashes in the formless cradle, offspring of time and dust Pangs of the birth which is to come herald the source of life Thrusting infinite pressure Mass infinite fragments Dense solar clusters Energy creates beginning Unbearable crushing tension In turbulent discord Bleeding out the newborn And reforming the flesh The heat of this withdrawal becomes the beating heart A host to feed on the gushing wounds And thus, the flesh is complete, relieved by the placid storm Calmed by the forlorn embrace of its dwindling home Rising to rear its young in the warmth of its light From the birth, an exhalation, the first breath of a star Breathe In your Life And Illuminate Yourself Stellar winds Blow Until your life Ends Arise Son of Sol Nigh is your dawn As the night is cold Within the sea A writhing mass Source of knowledge Forged in dust A chain of sinew Stretching forth Children of flesh, children of blood, and time Awake your dormant minds and claim your rightful heir But through This A loss To the self And the false Sense of light A dark Perverse Mind Forgetting the past To devour the marrow of all A cancer of thought Breeds death The sons of light Stricken and worn A cannibalistic being Failure of eternity Have you not foreseen the cost of this corruption? In it, Ouroboros is complete. Devour thyself. Devour thyself. If you wish that your end Gift thyself to the sanguine sphere
Sol Medius 25:54
The horizon, an unfathomable darkness Beacons of light within, gleam dimly From the farthest of existence The offspring observes A history written in reverse Leading to One Exhalation Of an unknown breath. Parallel structures emerge Between incomparable proportions Revealed symmetry From aberrant appearance. Awareness paints a mirage of self-singularity From it, a volition of immortality. The vessel of intellect Thrusts the sight, light years away An acceleration bending the fabric of spacetime Leading into the Heart of the Cosmos. Wandering the blackened void, there lie Elemental whispers of the primordial Ordinance Attracting each other, forming clouds Which collapse into higher densities A unity of spherical mass With a diadem as umbilical chord. Thus, the God-Kings are born The ever-burning forges of the cosmos Bearers of the strength to meld the core of matter together Condensing into weight, forcing into substance From the remnants, their children arise Hearth-givers and messengers to them alike. The sight, however wondrous, returns incomplete A rope of one lineage connects existence all throughout From weightless elements to beasts of metal mass From oneness to mind-bending complexity. Spectral, though, is the hand that infuses with spirit If it is not grabbed, how won't it always vanish? When even Gods one day fade out. The dream is dying, the mirror cracking The begetter cannot protect the offspring From the blazing fate of his own demise Yet, lays down all else in their grasp. Within the endless dark sea of unknowing The rays of far-away beacons Still conjoin in patterns meaningful An explosion of evitability The self-transforming agents Divine feedback mechanisms Returning the sight inwards We are Soldiers Volition of the Universe Sentinels of All Murderers of Self Scorners of Oblivion Impermanence and transformation Complexity and bonding Progression of Logos, Extra-conscious transcendence A spiral path we must walk Towards an ever-dark horizon.
Red Giant 14:24




Originally released on CD in 2013 by I, Voidhanger Records, 'Sol' is now being re-issued on vinyl courtesy of Fallen Empire Records.



released February 19, 2018

"Sol Ouroboros" by Mare Cognitum.
"Sol Medius" by Spectral Lore.
"Red Giant" is a collaboration consisting of three parts:

I) Nucleosynthesis
II) Core Collapse
III) Nebula Birth


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Mare Cognitum is a one-man band conceived by Jacob Buczarski.

Let yourself drift into the unknown edges of the cosmos.

The most beautiful thing one can experience is the mysterious.

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