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Reflections

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Two years after the release of "World Without God", Finland's early purveyors of death/grind/thrash return with their sophomore album, "Reflections". Unbeknownst to the band and fans alike at the time, this album would prove to be Convulse's last.

"Reflections" finds Convulse exploring new territory, as the album exhibits a clear departure from the band's earlier, old school death metal inspired material. Rather than pummeling the audience with blast beats and grinding guitars, the band places emphasis on creating a sense of groove by means of clearer production, softer guitar tones, thrash driven solos, and, at times, a downright jazzy, Black Sabbath-esque sound.

Much like "World Without God", this album basically went unnoticed at the time of its release; however, today it is regarded as a classic metal recording from the early era of the Finnish scene.

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released June 1, 1994

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Convulse Finland

Featuring Rami Jämsä (vocals/guitar), Toni Honkala (guitar), Juha Telenius (bass), and Janne Miikkulainen (drums), Finland’s short-lived death metal band Convulse only issued two albums during brief their career, neither of which brought them much recognition at the time. But hindsight is always 20/20, and they have been retrospectively credited as one of their country’s first extreme metal bands. ... more

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Track Name: Intro
[no lyrics]
Track Name: The Rite of Sunshine
I've seen the rivers flowing into your arms
I've heard the wind gently singing in the trees
I've seen the snow covering the land
but why the branch bent down
and broke off to the frozen ground
Touch me and give relief join this drop in your seas
Shall your wind rise from the bones to dust
and shall it reach the place where the flowers
bloom, though my eyes are bathed in mourning
tears, please offer us to your good wishes and may our lives be fulfilled
Track Name: The Green Is Grey
In the middle of the green valleys
deep inside the gloomy hills
conceals the origin
of all that is in existence
Thousands of years ago
people were pieces of us all
but now the virginity is gone
and the green is grey
All of the time digging your own grave
blind to see the omen of bloody end
It was time to sow
but now it's time to reap
and your time withers away
like flowers in my meadow
Track Name: Years of Decay
My eyes are not blind
but still they can't see to the other side
sometimes they're in our minds
reminding how it sometimes was
I repent my own existence
I want to look back inside embryonic world
My eyes... but still...
sometimes they're... reminding...
Years of the decay are back
and I'm insane
Strange voices whisper my name
calling me to join their game
while I'm in sleep, so deep
and sweet the past wakes me up
and I've learned to see
Track Name: Memories
We ring your bell or knock on the backdoor
we creep like thieves in the blackest night
even shadows are missing so you can't resist
fast open your door and truth hits like a fist
Just the moment of the sun
until my clouds come again and bring the rain
one minute the feeling that everything is bright
and then darkness steps in
Pretend to be oblivious but something still gnaws
immortal life sin inherited of my deeds
Track Name: The Nation Cries
In the midst of our greed
we opened the door thinking all is ours
but no one can rule the sun or sea
no one owns the land or trees
White man's dream is just kill and lead
you're only passions are
but rape and unleash the beast
We offered peace without any tricks
but you just let us down
I'd started your own feasts
Should I be proud of brother's crusades
should I celebrate all those five hundred years
Now we want to just close our eyes
and deny to see our crimes
the nation cries, while it dies
but no one listens to,
'coz we live in lies
(mother moon behold me
I'm waiting for the dew to relief
father sun, behold me
I'm waiting for the beams of tomorrow
Throw the sorrow back tomorrow...)
Track Name: Crying Back Yesterday
Mother of the high seas
please guide me home or leave me alone
father of the plains and prairie
behold me and see my crying...
Back yesterday... crying back yesterday...
back yesterday... crying back yesterday...
Track Name: Lost Equilibrium
Executioners and tortures run after my body
they reach me and wrap me like a baby in a shell
Guide me out, please, lead me free
Darkness and depression rape my true self
piece by piece my memories come into sight
I wander in wasteland and cannot stay anywhere
and I wonder how long it lasts this way I've been
sent, no one sees these contacts which exhaustingly are
gnawing, blames throw me from equilibrium but truth is forbidden
Track Name: The New Arrival
The path is cold and dark
no stars in the sky leafless trees
scratch the new arrival
touching with cold hands the foreigner
who searches for his place
Spirits of lonely ones
hail the wanderer and lapse back the quietness
to sow the seeds from which we are fed
It has become time to leave the paralyzed seas
and open the door of the new beginning
March this way with your heart
close your eyes from the past
don't fall from this path
'cos then the morning light comes again