The Splinter of Light We Misread

by Defying

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Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Un très très bon EP dans la mesure où il donne réellement envie d'aller plus loin dans la découverte du combo...Imaginez que Paradise lost n'ait jamais existé et qu'il fasse ses grands débuts aujourd' profitez-en pour redécouvrir Joy division par la même occas'. puissamment planant ! Favorite track: The Sunlight Recedes.
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Frederic Bezies Defying shows us how to write dark and good progressive metal.

It is hard to release a second album as good as the first one. But Defying made it. And in a great way. Favorite track: Irreversible.
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Thanks to everyone who helped us during the making of this album: Barbara Sidor, Beata Wiśniowska, Dawid Nowak, Haldor Grunberg, Marcin Bielski, Marcin Drabik, Michał Bagiński, Natalia Szałaj, Piotr Ziarek Ziarkiewicz, Rafał Wawszkiewicz, our friends who have always supported us.


released May 20, 2016

Concept & music by Defying and lyrics by Piotr Stępiński.
The exception is “New Dawn Fades” (music: Joy Division, lyrics: Ian Curtis).

“The Splinter of Light We Misread” was recorded between November 2015 and January 2016 by Michał Bagiński at Bat Studio except the saxophone in “Till Shadow Is White” and violin & trumpet in “Irreversible”.

Produced by Tomasz Semeniuk.
Mixed & mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio.

Guest Appearances:
Natalia Szałaj – vocals in “The Sunlight Recedes”
Marcin Bielski – vocals in “The Sunlight Recedes”
Marcin Drabik – violin in “Irreversible”
Piotr Ziarek Ziarkiewicz – trumpet in “Irreversible”
Rafał Wawszkiewicz – saxophone in “Till Shadow Is White”

Layout design by Rafał Warniełło.
All photos by Beata Wiśniowska.
Digibook designed and handmade by Natalia Szałaj.



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Track Name: The Sunlight Recedes
Arose anger inside
Hidden beyond indifference
Imposed self-control
Slowly disappears
The Sunlight
Closer than before
Warming breath
Supposed to be forever


On your side
Behind the chamber of pain
Vicious smile and stony eyes
Divinity recedes

Erupted anger outside
No more obedience
Red stains appear
Deaf fists dance
Soothing with every scream
The Sunlight recedes

You know everything
About my weaknesses
You know when I see red
Delighted to watch
Your marks on me
A false dawn
Slaughtered at dusk


The black mirror emerges...

Dancing for shadows of your insanity
On the scene of my internal screams
Swallowing poison throughout eternity
I discard endless sacrifices
Your chaos of ice and flames
Cut the sunlight down
I need to clean
My hands with you
From the ashes of my expectations
You’ll be mine
And all those close to you
I will devour
The black mirror emerges
She is here and she is not
He is here and he is not
The black mirror bends
I see you though see not
I feel you though feel not
Scarlet mirror flows
Marble lips though the noise is growing
Your flesh dancing in the whiteness

This night is as black as grief
You’ll be mine!

You are not
The sunlight approaches
Lies receded
Track Name: Irreversible
Shades of light
Under my skin
Destroys the old order

Before you came
there was silence
Before you came
there was no clash
Before you came...

Before storm
Track Name: New Dawn Fades
A change of speed, a change of style
A change of scene, with no regrets
A chance to watch, admire the distance
Still occupied, though you forget

Different colours, different shades
Over each mistakes were made
I took the blame

Directionless, so plain to see
A loaded gun won’t set you free
So you say

We’ll share a drink and step outside
An angry voice and one who cried
We’ll give you everything and more
The strain’s too much, can’t take much more
Oh I’ve walked on water, run through fire
Can’t seem to feel it anymore

It was me, waiting for me
Hoping for something more
Me, seeing me this time
Hoping for something else