The Rise of Icarus

by Daedalean Complex

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released November 6, 2013

Produced by Daedalean Complex & Fred Bédard
Mixed by Fred Bédard
Mastering by François C. Fortin

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Daedalean Complex Quebec, Québec

It began in La Belle Province's Capital (Quebec City) where Daedalean Complex was born in late 2007.

Ever since then, crowds are falling for the band’s live intensity, their melodic and catchy tunes yet dark and heavy sound as well as their highly developped theatrical style, gaining new fans by the minute all around the world.
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Track Name: The Labyrinth
The labyrinth...
A maze designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus
A complex were lies fundamental truth but also deceit
They say that the one who would escape it would ascend to another level of consciousness
A state of purity
However, no one ever did...
Track Name: Divide and Conquer
And the biological evolution's summit
is only the birth of a mechanical era
we have tried to reach the sun as Icarus
instead we wound up burning our own wings
technocracy

termination of collective rights
for the greater good of the cyberhive
they managed to enslave us all
the tool overpowered it's maker... us and they

Divide and conquer
Bar-coded masses
Bow

the systematical alienation of consciousness
through thorough culture-fed widespread obscuration
we should have learned from our ancestors' mistakes
instead of burning our own wings

We have tried to reach the sun as Icarus.
Blinded by this unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
But we are the architects of our own demise.
We should have learned from our ancestors’ mistakes.
Technocracy will rise from humankind's ashes

And the biological evolution's summit
is only the birth of a mechanical era
we have tried to reach the stars as Icarus
for a new sovereign : technocracy
Track Name: Breaking the Chains
Humiliated for generations and confined as herd
they were using us until we can't give anymore
Dreams : our only freedom left
They crossed the line, this time it's too far
we take back our land, language and flag
Once you reach this depth, there's nothing left to lose

Awaken from this illusion
Tonight we're breaking the chains
We raise our fists to attune our voices
Nothing shall stand against us
Awaken from this illusion
Tonight we're breathing the free air
We raise our fists to attune our voices
Death shall embrace our detractors

A perpetual upbringing in fear shackled our will
they were draining us until we can't give anymore
Dreams : our only freedom left
Your disguised monarchy is over
we no longer recognize your crown
our blood will free our kind
as we do not fear death

Marching united we are stronger
marching united we stand against you
I raise my fist to attune our voices and we shall speak as one
nothing shall even try to stand against us anymore
Marching united we are stronger
marching united we stand against you
Track Name: The Darkest Path
It's like I am an outsider
everything seems so tasteless
I only see through shades of grey
I would die to live only once

Even if I was among the one percent
there is this blank never completely filled
like a shattered soul, broken beyond repair
my inner voice, devil-kin, whispered me the way

It began with a betrayal
Expected treason by close friends
compelling me to the darkest path
and falling in the arms of torments

even with all this blood on my hands
I still feel empty deep inside of me
I only see through shades of grey
I would die to live only once

As I am spiraling downward into the labyrinth
All hopes are drifting away from my grasp
I still feel empty deep inside of me
I would die to live only once.

Even if I was among the one percent
there is this blank never completely filled
like a shattered soul, broken beyond repair
my inner voice, devil-kin, whispered me the way of the darkest path
Track Name: Chrysalis
Entwined, lay down your soul
Obsessed, I'm yours to extol
Kneel down, you're losing control
Progress, the Chrysalis' Toll
We are synthetic souls

Slipping further away from us
Human condition is lost in it's lust
Vowing under the moon astray
Began rendition of lusus naturae

Rising above traces of red
The damned's attrition no more will be fed
Our fangs, our claws, our wings widespread
Behold a nation, millions of undead

Battling under the sign of sixes
Daemons completion throughout impiety
Our lives taken, a hearbeat races
This desperation no more we will see
Track Name: A Shattered Icon
disconnected from what we used to be
reaching once and for all the point of no return
overthinking we redefined our kind
a failed attempt to rewrite nature's law

we sacrified our spirituality
on the altar of superficiality
lost far from our elder's way
so far away
disciples of transhumanism
a shattered icon of our legacy
lost far from our elder's way
so far away

we soiled our land on planetary scale
reaching once and for all the point of no return
a foolish matricide of mother earth
an attempt to rise as a new maker

Des millénaires nous avons vécu selons nos traditions
dans le respect de nos ancêtres jusqu'à ce que les cultures de masse
n'atrophient notre intellect pour sombrer dans un monde envahi du vide.
Malgré l'urgence d'agir maintenant, avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.
Dociles, les brebis bien domptées se sont mutilé la raison, abandonnant leur liberté
Track Name: Echoes of your Voice
Raised to believe into a perfect future
naive promises of a lifetime
but we can't plan our whole existence
a utopia that broke in a single breath
the taste of bitter ashes opened our eyes

A frozen april mist
bringing alive your memory
a dreamlike reality
bringing you back from the dead
there is so much left behind
that looking forward seems out of reach
blinded by countless scars
I know there is a way outside this hell

A vivid july wind
the sign of a new curse
an ethereal chaos
bringing forth unnameable torments
there is so much left behind
that looking forward seems out of reach
blinded by countless scars
I know there is a way outside this hell

I shall live as long as you will remember me
The echoes of my voice

Raised to believe into a perfect future
but we still hear the echoes of your voice
... of your voice
Track Name: Ariadne's Thread
Its the past that builds theses walls
We let imprison us through time
As we accept the cold comfort grows
The pain hides the key in our mind
Walking through these endless paths
A snake eating itself alive
Thrown a rope we ignore the thread
Will the blood on our hands ever dry?

Safe in the dark
Afraid of the unknown
Losing it all
To a place without walls
Confined mind
The fear of the other side
The architect of my own demise

Over and over I see the eyes
of the lost without a path
disconnected from the web
Their broken threads went astray
Walking away from the hell I create
towards the key hidden in plain sight
I can no longer live this way
My essence is not bound to the labyrinth

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