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Illustrator

by Overwind

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1.
Giant Leap 04:06
Verse 1: «Giant leap for mankind…» False prophet said. But we’re still bound, To office chairs. Bridge : Someone stole the sense and goal, Got this? Chorus 1: No hope in tomorrow, Got lost in today, We stand on the grave of our past. Verse 2: «I have a dream that…» Dead prophet said But we’re still bound By our own chains Bridge… Chorus 2: No hope in tomorrow, Got lost in today, We stand at the grave of our past, There is nothing to change.
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Verse 1: Today is judgment day A day for travesty of justice Corruption and decay In rotting minds of greedy judges Put on your gown, hold your hammer in hand Performance has begun And audience awaits the show Bridge: Justice for sale — It’s an epic fail Unguilty goes to jail. Justice for sale — With a judgment bell The judge will go to hell. Chorus: No matter who you are – You’re guilty! No matter what’s the price – You’re guilty! No matter where’s the proof – You’re guilty! Nothing depends on you — You’re guilty! Verse 2: Your verdict has been sold A curtain falls and show is over The last words has been told As judge’s eyes began to lower Take off your gown, throw your hammer away Your punishment is death here’s no escape and no redemption Bridge, Chorus.
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Illustrator 04:56
Verse 1: Welcome to my graphic world, I have some tales to be told. Please get much closer to me, You’ll see whatever you wish to see. Bridge: Whatever hurts And trans me on. All episodes Will be drawn. My paint brush Is magic and divine. Just step inside I’ll illustrate your mind. Chorus 1: I’m image creator, I’m holy illustrator! The master of picture In fact I’m your art preacher! Verse 2: And as the story unfolds won’t you listen tonight Take a first look at my walls in the shadows of night, Needles and papers you’ll see To recognize your destiny. Chorus 2: A mirror reflection Just simple illustration The fragment of your life That brings you back to nowhere! Bridge, Chorus 2.
4.
Daily War 04:48
Verse 1: Fight! There are no rules of engagement, Blast! My mind and soul as payment Fight! My silent enemy waits now, (He) knows my desire. Verse 2: Lust! I can’t resist my temptation Alone! I’ve lost my hope for salvation Fire! Inside of me is a fire Slowly torturing my mind. Chorus: I remember (the) time, there was something like heaven, But it’s gone. Now I try To rebuild that home. I was lost (but) now am found Break down my prison Off to fight (and) lead myself To my daily war! Verse 3: Shine! The shining glass is my cage now, Red! My blood is filled with a anger, Rum! Obsession breaks up my boundaries Thinning my red line Chorus.
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Verse 1: Black night Cloudy and scary, Walking Through cemetery. I saw Something spiritual, Infernal demonic ritual. Aaaah… demonic ritual! Chorus 1: Dance on the grave, No chance to pray, For soul to save. Jump into your coffin! Let’s play the same Pre-mortal game Just like insane. Screaming, yelling, rolling! Dance on the grave, You’re Satan’s slave Don’t be so brave! Run away from here So cruel fate Soon will be late! For heaven’s gate You will disappear! Bridge 1: Down on my knees pray to survive Oh, God, don’t take away my life Verse 2: This dance Is how we live on, Great fall Into oblivion. Night sins Morning confessions Unholy human relations. Come on! Step on your own grave! Let’s dance Losing the true faith! Your mind’s Swallowed by Serpent, You are the Lucifer’s servant! Bridge 2: Never turning back And no way to survive Dancing on the grave At the edge of your life Chorus 2.
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Broken Spell 04:41
Verse 1: There’s a story I can tell, You never heard it. It’s about a broken spell And no returning. Thirty years ago Girl has been born at cold night! Cold dark night! Verse 2: Look out! What’s up? The child — Is so strange! Oh, no! Seems like a God’s Revenge, Tonight you see The beast Has been born. Oh, yes! Seems like demon’s here now! Covered by hair While the girl was growing up Her father’s dying And her brother, he was killed So much crying Evil damnation I met her and fell in love Bridge 1: Look into your eyes What a great surprise Perfect fascination. Taste of velvet skin Gentle mortal sin Turning to obsession, but Now I can’t stop to feel that Something’s wrong Spell of your damnation’s Very strong Sinful passion, no confession Born to satisfy Live within temptation Until you will die, you will die! Child of vice Look in my eyes No compromise Bridge 2: Spirits of the doom Fly into your room When the clock strikes midnight. Past and future sins No way to release You won’t sleep till daylight. Babe, I broke your spell — Princess of my hell Beautiful pretender. Time for me to pray, I’ll be far away And I’ll never take you there. Take your there! Never-never take you there!
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Myself 04:50
Selling out my future, loosing faith for your sake Drifting to a state of total mess, is that your guess? You don’t even know what I got myself through. I cannot waste my time to help you stay on my way I maybe got it wrong, but I don’t care. I won’t be there You don’t even know what I got myself through. I’m flying way too high, You won’t get me unless I die. Take it away from me Cause I feel it’s getting under my skin to ruin me Don’t make a toy of me I’m not the fake plastic puppet you used to see I know I made you up You don’t exist in any essence in my life Trails of clammy mud Are running down your pathogenic false pride. I will speak no more of my feelings You have broken up my faith in every meaning I will take it as far as it goes I’ve been deluding myself with dreams you don’t know Waking up that morning in the depths of sunbeams I got the aftertaste of eating the rust of your dreams I can’t stand it no more, can’t tolerate this! Clouds of sticky fear are pressing my pain filled mind Imprints of your love are still raping my life I can’t stand it no more, can’t tolerate this! I will speak no more of my feelings You have broken up my faith in every meaning I will take it as far as it goes I’ve been deluding myself with dreams you don’t know.
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Mars One 04:04
Verse 1: Hey! …We are space invaders Great…galaxy crusaders Now…it’s time to lift off Go! … Keep all engines running Up! … Ready for the flying From…the planet called Earth Verse 2: Fly… through the endless cosmos It’s… like a maze of notions In…the city of stars Start…hyper jump from here Down…to the atmosphere Of…the planet called Mars. Bridge: When you close your eyes Try to realize That infinity is too shot Don’t give up, my friend This is not the end Just beginning of brand new giant leap for humanity. Chorus 1: This feeling tears me, breaks me, drives me insane No matter how far we’ll roam And it is very scary, hard to explain We’ll never ever come back home. Verse 3: No! … Please don’t turn around Cause…there is no more doubt All… the burdens’ been gone We… have a great ambition And… ready for the mission Which… is known as Mars One.
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Verse 1: How do you feeling tonight Inside my crystal prison? There’s no better place to be found There’s no any reason. Verse 2: It’s a rite of passage tonight You are queen of the my kingdom Do you really feeling alright When you lost your velvet freedom? Chorus: Now you’re ready to die Your spirit will fly Fly straight to the Heaven. And I’ll fly beside you My dream will come true, I’ll fly as a raven. Verse 3: So do you ready to fly Outside my crystal prison? I just wanna tell you goodbye But I know there is no reason. Bridge: Clock is ticking on From a moment you were born. Chorus – 3 times.
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Power metal tinged progressive metal from Russia, that's certainly something I've never gotten to review. Overwind do just that though, and their new record, Illustrator is exciting and innovative, the kind of power metal that sets up new rules and captures the hearts of thousands of young fans from across the globe. The bouncy rhythms and thumping choruses really engage the listener and allow Overwind to stand up, metal masters from a country whose leader seems to have gone mad. If that isn't straight up legit, then I don't know what is.
Here's what makes the music of Overwind so appealing though. You see, these guys put out a strangely blessed mix of modern prog solos with old school Queensryche style song structures. It makes for a record that is unique and interesting, capturing the heart because it simply goes so far outside of the norm that we have been raised to believe in. Digging into the synthesizer laden magic of Overwind is a blast, these guys have so much cool stuff going on it makes Illustrator worth many a skin. Their asymmetric blasts and groovy attack is not one to be easily forgot.

In conclusion, I implore you to open your heart and let Illustrator draw up your reality. The layered music and weighty lyrics often speak directly to you and inspire you to keep up the fight, never relenting on the battle that is fought within us all. So find your way into the strange worlds crafted by this Russian quartet and prepare to lose yourself. Sure Russia's government may be dragging us into another Cold War, but Overwind are proof the country still has good things to say creatively

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released January 1, 2014

Line Up:
Alexander Chumakov - vocals,
Anton Emelyanov - guitars,
Sergey Krasnozhen - drums,
Misha Gigava - bass.

• All songs written and arranged by Overwind.
• Lyrics by Bogdan Vasilyev (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and Vyacheslav Zaytsev (tracks 1, 4)
• Recorded in Overwind Studio (Krasnodar, Russia)
• Mixed and mastered by Anton Emelyanov

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Overwind Krasnodar, Russia

Overwind was founded in Krasnodar (Russia) in autumn 2013. Conception of the band is to play modern heavy metal music.

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Anton - guitar
Misha - bass

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