Blank Infinity by Epica [Consign to Oblivion (2005)]
We are wandering towards a blank infinity
And extinguishing will now be the only way
to diminish your sins
This vortex can’t be filled up again
A hole in space and time
One of the reasons I really like this album is because it’s heavily orchestrated and focused in the chorus, giving it the neo-classical feeling that characterizes most of Epica’s songs and that’s been evolving, sort of speak, since Cry for the Moon album.
This song I particularly like because of the lyrics, written by the female vocalist and one of my favourite metal singers, Simone Simons. Half the lyrics of this album were written by her, the rest by lead guitarrist and male growls, Mark Jansen.
Do you cry to the heaven’s high
When you’re confined in here?
Do you not ever wonder why
These leaden tears will never dry?
They’ll leave behind so many shadows
The substance in time forced into life
Still exists because it’s here
Living in me, living in all the memories in my life
Lost inside blank infinity
Epica - Sensorium (We Will Take You With Us)
Simone Simons performing with MaYaN, picture by me.
Rockstad Falun 2012