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The Splinter of Light We Misread

by Defying

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HillTopMan Dark, brooding & bruised prog metal with just a hint of post rock - there is something special happening here!
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Poesy Rider 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'hui...et profitez-en pour redécouvrir Joy division par la même occas'. puissamment planant ! Favorite track: The Sunlight Recedes.
Frederic Bezies
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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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Arose anger inside Hidden beyond indifference Imposed self-control Slowly disappears The Sunlight Closer than before Warming breath Supposed to be forever Liar! On your side Emptiness Behind the chamber of pain Vicious smile and stony eyes Divinity recedes Erupted anger outside No more obedience Red stains appear Madness 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 Liar! 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! Lies You are not The sunlight approaches Lies receded
Irreversible 07:15
Relapse 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... Calmness Before storm Again? No!
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


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”.

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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