Monolith

by Open Wide, The Sky

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"The songs are all very well composed and a joy to listen too... Open Wide the Sky is a rather creative prog band in a scene where a lot of the bands are starting to sound the same" -Two Guys Metal Reviews

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released January 23, 2012

Open Wide, The Sky is:
Vincent Fedetz / Lead Guitar, Bass
Rob Saltsman / Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass
Max Gillman / Drums

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Open Wide, The Sky Newark, Delaware

In 2010 "Open Wide, The Sky" began as a trio of like-minded musicians looking to play. As jam sessions became more frequent and our playing more and more cohesive, we reached the unanimous decision to step into bandhood. If Mastodon, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me had a three way baby, that'd be us. So check out our album Monolith, a mixture of jazz, metal, rock, and a whole lotta love. ... more

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Track Name: Tower Falls
Stand!

Remove the weight
The guilt
The burden
That you've carried for so long

Release your soul
From this torment
Climb the tower
As it falls

In vain they attempt
To break you
Weavers of lies
Sewing ruin

We must master
This illusion
Break free from
Delusion

These walls won't hold for long
Climb the marble stairs
Endure this mortal pain
Overcome despair

My weary legs are broken
but I cannot kneel
You won't strike me down
Before my spirit heals

Embrace the folded line
Forget the thought of time
Reclaim your inner self
You're you that's who and no one else

Higher and higher the spiral gyres
Reach up to avoid the fire
Remember who you are

Higher and higher the spiral gyres
Reach up to avoid the fire
Know the truth leaves scars


These walls won't hold for long
Climb the marble stairs
Endure this mortal pain
Overcome despair

My weary legs are broken
But I will cannot kneel
You won't strike me down
Before my spirit heals
Track Name: Oceanic
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Sailing Across The Onyx Seas
Dashed upon the rocks,
Hopes become flotsam,
And moonlight cannot
Illuminate the invisible.

But it casts its eerie glow
Upon the brine amidst the ebb and flow.
The current pulls my thoughts away,
Dragging them into the onyx seas.

Waves of black push me along
A path with no destination.

Visions of the purity of life
Are fragmented upon exploration.

As I see loop holes in the system,
I always come to the same realization.

Visions of the purity of life
Are fragmented upon exploration.

This life we live is a hallucination
Brought about by blind creation!

Finally the end is in sight,
Truth burning through the depths of night.
Track Name: The Divine Throne
You lied!
So many times
Behind
Your mask of understanding.
You know
Nothing at all,
Yet sew
Seeds of hate from where you're standing

On the divine throne,

He waits
For his praise,
Satiates
In playing God's rector.
Corrupt
Is he who leads the blind.
Abrupt
Will be his final vector.

You cannot quell our strength,
or condemn us to hell. The length
of your power is wearing thin.
Against us you will never win.

We aren't the fools you lead before,
Driving brother against brother, starting wars
Between those who just want to do the right thing.
Can you hear the death bells ring?

You lied!
So many times.
You hide
Behind your wall.
We ride
In truth and love
To fight
And force your final fall!

From the divine throne.
Track Name: Should Thinking Be A Sense
[Instrumental]
Track Name: The Journey Has Only Just Begun
Down the winding path past the bridge
Lay a grave amidst a hollow on the ridge.
A solemn place once thought unreal,
But I know its grip too well, oh, so surreal!

[Solo Saltsman]

Once the grave comes into sight,
Waves of energy and distortions of light
Pound your senses into nothing at all;
Twisted preparations for your infinite fall.

[Solo Fedetz]

Witness the end of days
Through the eyes of the insane.
Accept this forlorn gaze,
Spiral down without refrain.

And the journey's only just begun.
In the quiet hours of the setting sun
You will enter into the deepest depths of your dreams.
Can you feel reality peeling at the seams?

Finally a break from the bitter turmoil
As you blink back into the real.
Your mind's unraveling like a ribbon
Caught in the wind of this lurid dusk hymn.

[Clean Solo Saltsman]
[Solo Fedetz]
[Solo Saltsman]
[Solo Fedetz]

Within the breadth of this vision,
You'll come to see
The world in juxtaposition,
The duality,

The irony
Of this mortality.
Once you leave this place
Your mind will never be the same.

Down the winding path past the bridge
Lay a grave amidst a hollow on the ridge.
A solemn place once thought unreal,
But I know its grip too well, oh, so surreal!

And the journey's only just begun.
In the quiet hours of the setting sun
You will enter into the deepest depths of your dreams.
Can you feel reality peeling at the seams?
Track Name: Monolith
[Instrumental]