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Inheritance

by Catalepsia

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1.
I’ve been running away And I’ve been followed since you cursed my life I saw the cancer you brought to our home I heard the fiend speaking through you I let it speak to me And I kept hearing its words for years It has been growing strong behind my back It has been waiting for me to become weak You let it follow me before I had found my peace And I tried to fight it back, to make it cease I strived to find my home and it always forced me to leave How can I make myself believe No prayers will make it leave I’ve stopped here to face defeat
2.
I watched them passing their sins down to me in the night When I was not supposed to feel it taking my soul I heard them scream for forgiveness and light When letting the plague take those of their own It came to me when I was too weak to fight back It took me when I did not know I gave up my soul to escape its will But nothing changed and nothing could be changed A being of torment It runs my spirit now The fight is lost These years just made it strong It feeds on my pain I hear its voice in me Just turn your back Let me face it alone It grows stronger as I fail to walk my path Soon I’ll be in hell watching it walk this earth The lord of all cruelty, the master of torture Just leave and let me face it alone The fiend inside my mind It takes me over now Just leave and let me face it alone No love can save me No words can make it go Just leave and let me face it alone
3.
Oh, grand demon of my forebear’s sins I can feel you waiting for my defeat They gave too much to bear and told me to pretend That there is only light Where no light shines and no life flows I've dreamed such violent dreams I’ve seen the world become bleak The cheer left with shame It’s turned to choking dust now Oh, grand bringer of martyrdom I can hear you coming with a storm You’ve made my body weak You’ve made me unable to speak Can we just stay on our own sides And spare this body until it dies There is no path left for you It’s my time to walk the Earth on my own Now wish you were blind and never-born Now wish you were out of life, out of love Suffer and make others suffer for you And make yourself want to put an end to it even more Hate like a thousand arrows Smashing their shells of glass I feel the shards cutting my skin I am so afraid of losing control, I am so afraid of crossing the final line There is no path left for you It’s my time to walk the Earth on my own It’s my time to walk the Earth on my own
4.
I fell asleep and woke up trapped inside a memory Now he watches you with my eyes and speaks to you with my voice I am the punishment for things done long ago Done by those who came before you I bring wounds inherited from the forbears And now I will show you what your life is to become Oh, brightening morning sun, I curse the light you’ve brought This worthless world outside for which you want to shine These useless souls I see With crippled voice they speak The words of the slaves of God The god of hollowness I am here to deliver pain The pain of the poisoned souls I kept it in Hell for you To bring what you deserve And I see where you hide I can reach when you’re safe I am the blindness you share The weakness you possess Let the sun go down forever I greet the world with rage Can you stop me before I trespass? Embodiment of havoc I envenom their worthless souls Can you save the one inside? I am right here beside you. I cannot reach you, neither can I be reached. Still trapped inside this memory. Not sure where, not sure when. Your hands dirty with blood Can’t you remember what something made you do? Where is your control now? Tell me how it makes you feel Can you still go back now When you’ve left yourself alone, When you’ve no air to breathe? Now you have seen your fate, Now you know what tomorrow brings I was summoned by their fear The fear that shall stay with you You’ll see what I’ll do to them And you will hear their cries So helpless you’ve become And helpless you shall stay Let the sun go down forever I greet the world with rage Can you stop me before I trespass? Embodiment of havoc I envenom their worthless souls Can you save the one inside?
5.
V: Defeat 05:15
I wish that they could hear me Through walls of this cold memory I’m living through on and on Like trees in an endless fall All I wanted was not to be here To hide in my world and disappear To run and not let it find me To move on and forget. So, let there be no light So, let it make no sense Just let me face my defeat As the sunlight fades and leaves I wish this exile meant something I wish this state led somewhere As I see it taking my last breath As it turns my soul to the grave The helplessness I feel The words I’m not able to say The life that was meant to be a failure I’m living it through, on and on So, let there be no light So, let it make no sense Just let me face my defeat As the sunlight fades and leaves
6.
VI: Becoming 07:43
He is calling out my name To take my soul and join him I’m condemned to stay in here Or to lose it all in nothingness I’m about to lose myself And become the one I hate Just to see the world through the eyes The eyes that once were mine How can I stay here where I can’t move How can I escape turning into a fiend tearing down everything I loved Taking the light out of every hope I’m a slave of a parasite Brought upon me by their curse One more soul, one more life Given to him for a moment of peace Now I join him in his rage And become a living plague Never speaking my mind Nor getting what my heart desires
7.
I’m surrounded by walls of hate Transparent and absurd You cannot reach me here Pain is all that you will get I’m taking part in his quest The retribution for their deeds I’m not the one I was Can’t you see that there’s no us Can’t you see that I am gone I can’t say what I have to say My control is lost It is the way I die The way I face the end My control is lost I have accepted the fate passed upon me I have accepted my share of suffering I am watching through the eyes The eyes that once were mine Where once was true life Now lifeless figures dwell It is the way I die The way I face the end My control is lost And now I pay the price of their deeds And now I am just a veil of his quest All I can do is just watch Just watch everything turn bleak and frail No promise will be made No feeling will be shown Remaining with no voice Away from the sense of joy Spared to be enslaved Locked in deep inside It’s not I who speaks to you I am an unholy ghost Haunting this dying flesh Remaining with no choice Waiting for the end It is the way I die The way I face the end My control is lost And now I pay the price of their deeds And now I am just a veil of his quest All I can do is just watch Just watch everything go bleak and frail
8.
VIII: Being 18:22
I am standing on the ashes of the fight I have lost In the puddles of blood I spilled for my own path They show my reflection I haven’t seen for so long The reflection of what I never wanted to see, never wanted to fight for The sunlight fades and leaves before my eyes As I accept the demon who has been fighting for my flesh and soul The lightning strikes as it breaks my heart into pieces of ice And I know that this must go on until the very end of mine Oh Alastor, you vanquished me after all I saw you coming but never realized the consequence Oh demon, where are you going to lead me now? I am all yours, all yours and without sight And so, I became Alastor himself As my reflection showed that I had already changed No love can save me, no words can make it go Just leave and let me face it alone Am I still here breathing this poisoned air? Am I still me, rotting together with this world? Now every light seems misleading Now every hope turns to be false Obsession is the only sign of life And the reason why I run and hide I don’t see myself in this world outside I do not see myself at all I went where no one can follow me And so I fade here in a place that no one sees As the fiend takes over As the fiend speaks for me I went where no one can follow me And now I’m aware of what I must expect As I it takes me to the edge of my life As it takes me down

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Inheritance is the second full-length album of Latvian doom metal band Catalepsia. It is a concept album telling a story of a character who finds himself possessed by a demon. Each track is about a different stage of the character's struggle.

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released January 17, 2020

Inheritance was conceived and performed by Catalepsia.
Recorded between May and June of MMXIX at Hodila Records in Valmiera, Latvia by Ģirts Laumanis.
Additional recording in Riga, Latvia by Jānis Emīls Katinskis.
Mixed and mastered by Ģirts Laumanis.

Catalepsia:
Erwin Franz – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano
Jānis Emīls Katinskis – Bass, Keyboards, Guitars
Juris Kreilis – Guitars
Krišjānis Purens – Drums, Percussion

Album art and visual design by Sindija Mačtama
Additional artwork by Dominyka Juzakėnaitė
Calligraphy by Raivis Logins
Additional keyboard and piano arrangements on I: Transference and III: Oppression by Arita Roena

Released by Cataleptic Undoings

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