A portrait of life

by Karlahan

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released October 9, 2009

Karlahan are:

Toni González - Growling vocals
Jordi Bolíbar - Lead guitars
Guillem Rejón - Guitars and clean vocals
Sergi Nuez - Bass
Aleix Valverde - Drums and clean vocals

Recorded by Jordi Bolíbar and Ivó Castells
Mixed and mastered by Scott McLean
Produced by Jordi Bolíbar and Scott McLean

Contact: karlahan@karlahan.eu

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Karlahan Barcelona, Spain

Karlahan is a Metal band which blends different styles of metal such as melodic death metal or progressive metal with orchestral and symphonic elements. After recording an EP called "A portrait of life" and a few changes on the line up, the band recorded their first clip ever, which is called "Skyline".
Nowadays the band is working on their new album "Exile".
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Track Name: A portrait of life
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Remnant
His mind is getting close to insanity.
He stands vulnerable under the harshness of life.
"Once future seemed by my side... how wrong I was.
Now I'm forced to walk this path towards the unknown."

As he plunges into uncertainty, his past behind him,
He feels a heavy burden in his heart... the price of his deeds.

Swallowed by a coil of despair,
His instincts are gone like mourning birds.
He can't quell his torment.

Freezed up in my thoughts, my past is chasing me.
A burning feeling is piercing my mind with rage.
Enslaved by the void, reality and mind are falling into pieces.
I'm sought by fear, it holds me tight.

"Inside of me, my past is disturbing me.
My life must head for another way."
"Inside of me, I feel remorse corroding me.
As I make up my mind, hope has come to stay."

"My spirit is dying slowly. Once, time ago, future seemed by my side."
Misfortune's spoken your name.
"Poor fool bastard, I'm lost alone."
No one shall hear your cries... Like fading echoes in the night...
Track Name: The harvest
In this time of despair,
When the lack of hope reigns my silence,
All I can do is to look ahead
...and wait.

I keep my seeds close to my heart,
For it's the only thing now I have.
All my hopes rest in those seeds,
Which in time will grow in trees.

As I harvest my hopes.

Rain starts to fall.
On me.
My harvest is all I can see.
I praise the day
When I will see
All my seeds come to dreams.

Time to heal my wounds.

I drift away on the tides of oblivion.
Trying to hold on my memories.
Fed by your reflections.
Which keep me sane.

I keep my seeds close to my heart,
For it's the only thing now I have.
All my hopes rest in those seeds,
Which in time will grow in trees.
Track Name: Involution
Which is the path we're walking?
Have you ever looked back at your steps?
Why is this inertia pushing us?
Just a few questions in my head.

Sometimes it's just so hard to believe.
That everything could go on like this.
Perhaps I have made up my mind.
This can't go on, not like this.

Is this the price we pay for all these years?
We all seem blind in front of this.
In retrospect
We can see it's still the same.
Always cherishing
This involution.

Pain, sorrow, self-destruction.
Starvation, war and corruption.
Why aren't gods stopping this bloodshed?
There isn't any god left to pray.

Is this the price we pay for all these years?
We all seem blind in front of this.
In retrospect
We can hope it won't be the same.
Always cherishing
This fucking involution.

Our steps have guided us to this point.
Where nothing seems clear and everything wrong.
So cultured in some ways and so coarse in others.
Am I the only one feeling like going back?

Pain, sorrow, self-destruction.
Starvation, war and corruption.
Why aren't gods stopping this bloodshed?
There isn't any god left to pray.

We can't be going backwards.
Track Name: Twilight
Awaiting for the shadow my heart is beating weak,
On this coming eternal night, my spirit is now in doubts.
Forever in this place my mind will find a place,
Where I shall escape from this darkened reality.

We wait now,
Below the sky.
Twilight comes.
Sun is hiding beyond my fear.

Who can tell now my uncertain destiny?
Only warm fires will talk for me.
A starry sky is now calling for me,
In this twilight, another dimension appears.

We wait now,
Below the sky.
Twilight comes.
We march with our feigned pride.

Deadly land, like the most frozen mountain peak.
Who knows now, who knows Twilight?
Should I believe in my life in these times?
Beside the fire, I see now forgotten dreams.

We wait now,
Below the sky.
Twilight comes.
The essence of mankind is found.
Track Name: Reverie
You can't really escape your thoughts.

Can you tell me, oh friend of mine,
If you've ever seen the light,
If you've never touched time
With your very hands?

Can you affirm if the woods are real,
If your fate has guided you,
If at night your thoughts hunt you?
Oh, my friend, I can.

Through the sorrow and the past, through the chaos in my mind,
You'll never understand, my freedom can't be touched.
Through the unknown lands of rain, on the dying greyish grass,
In a broken world, I'm struggling because of my past.

Going now I find my escape,
Through a broken reality.
Tell me why the Sun is cold
Only here where I stand.

For a while I see my truth,
In the depths of my heart it lies.
Go now, friend, tell I'm lost.
Wake me when winds change.

Beyond meaning of the pain, carving out forgotten life.
In extremes of thought, reality is now mine.
I'm crossing a new born land with a stellar warming light,
I'm wandering only guided by my time.