The Futile Quest
This song was chosen to be the opening track for it's
and we believe it represents Anachronaeon pretty good as to where we're
The theme of the lyrics is about the vanity of mankind, and the human
to leave something behind to the next generation. We'd all like to feel
that we make a difference,
even though one day the sun will die down and all things we're been
working for are lost forever.
This song is also a boot in the ass to all investment companies and
relentless business people
who will do whatever it takes to turn every penny into profit,
no matter whom they have to trample along the way to reach their goals.
The lyrics take upon a medieval tyrant, and draws parallels to
a president of a company in our modern society.
Not much has changed really, except for the fact that a dethroned tyrant
loses the head,
and a fallen corporate president laughs all the way to the bank.
Ages Ago is a track that's been recorded once before
It was originally on our demo "Tales from a hollow eternity",
but since we think it's a good song
we felt that we should record it again, this time so people can get
to hear it.
The original song however was like 2 minutes short, so half of the song
The melodies added fit the concept of the old song perfectly
(at least in our opinion) and they might as well have been there always.
The lyrics are about a ghost wandering the earth to
inflict the same amount of pain
that he himself had to endure during his horrible life, now regretting
that he left it behind.
I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...
The Beast called Man
This song is one of the slower epic ones on this album
with amazing melodies at the end
(if I may say so, and hell I run this site so I can write almost whatever
I want here, hehe).
It affects me the same way every time I hear it.
The lyrics are self-explaining I think. Man is a beast.
Pick up a newspaper and read through it and tell me that you live in
the best of worlds.
The story is narrated through a disillusioned person who've lost his
entire family to war,
and he wishes to erase mankind, which of course means that he also is
We all are the beast called man.
This song I wrote a long time ago for a solodemo of
The song is so good that I wanted to use it for Anachronaeon.
Parts have been rewritten and rearranged from the demo version
(which you'll never hear anyways) but the lyrics are the same.
This song is about the autumn and about the people in
the world who have no one to turn to.
This song contains the fastest blastbeats that we've
(observe, not the fastest Andreas ever played, but the fastest recorded,
and Eyecult is of course excluded
This song is about making career, and the situation
many people live in.
There are many people trying to live up to certain ethic standards,
but they all get shaped
in corporate form in way way or the other. It takes on the question
if we really are suited
to the demands of companies, and how the things that make us human makes
The moral of the song is that if you sell your soul to make that political
or working career,
chances are that you'll end up alone in a big house with lots of cool
but have no one to share it with, except the guild in your mind that
will never leave you alone.
Damn, do we sound like hippies?
This song was also on my solo demo, and also too good
not to be Anachronized.
There's alot of rewritten parts in this one, and the lyrics are also
"The Message" is about the message that we
send into space, telling about mankind and
the planet we live on. The Aliens get really happy, and have so much
to teach us and want to ask us
so many things that they too can benefit from. However, when they arrive
there is no life left on earth.
The idea for these lyrics came to me when I was watching the stars one
thinking that it is a mirror into the past. There must be so many stars
that we see
that have already seized to exist because of the great distances.
The Darkness in the Corner of My Eyes
This song is one of our favourites on this album. Melodic,
fast, furious, and with a theatrical touch to it.
This one is about a bipolar person, that suffers from great paranoia
about things he's done in his past life. Things he cannot escape from.
The only way to end the voices and the things he see in the corner of
his eyes is to end his life,
which he of course does with a thud in the end.
Grief was Never far Away and I invited Her to Stay
This one came to me when I was jamming on the guitar
late into the recording process.
I wrote it and arranged it in an hour. It has a little retro feeling
to the clean guitar sound, which is nice.
My wife thinks it sounds a little like Opeth. I guess she's right in
a certain way.
This song is about a person who wants to die.
The love he/she has in his/her life is treasured, but it is not reason
enough to stay.
I guess we don't have to explain why we put this song
as the last one on the album?