Sea Of Serpents segues from an electronic and programmed introduction, into a series of modern metal components. We employed a range of electronic sounds in the studio to create many of the effects in the bridge and pre-breakdown. This song was used as an intermission with live sampling during show settings, and is one of the most 'electronic heavy' songs that the band produced. It discusses the effects of religion, the short comings of the human species, and mentions the 'internal witness' of Socrates, a Greek philosopher who was sentenced to death for spreading unwholesome disbelief in the gods.
Walking blindly, looking through the eyes of scripture; they pick the teachings only fit for today. Man made gods, moulded in our only image. Blind faith and myths compose all our history. What's the voice, inside? My mind is filtered with the moral zeitgeist. There was no sin but the absence of truth in the world; I won't take apart in the foolishness held.
We die for freedom. Only the wise survive. We die for truth, paying the price with lives. We abandon this logic at expense to ourselves; we abandon this logic, at our expense. Let's watch the suns burn into darkness; they don't all have to be from Earth. In the white sky view of the future, when time has told if we are worthy of not, let's watch the suns burn. In the end when committed to darkness, we shall learn death from truth.
from On The Wings Of Hope,
track released January 1, 2009
Produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen
Recorded and engineered by Laurie McCallum
Lyrics by Matthew Leonard Rowe