Shades of Grey

by Omainen

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released November 19, 2014

Omaïnen is:
Cyril – vox
Damien – bass
David – guitars
Rudy – drums

Recording, editing, mixing, mastering and black magic by Francesco Ugarte at Dark Wizard Studio.

Artwork by Lenore (Ani Artworks)

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Omainen Paris, France

Omaïnen is a Power Thrash band, funded in 2001, with the meeting of Cyril (vocals), Damien (bass) and David (guitar), on the one hand, and Rudy (drums) on the other.
In 2014, Omaïnen's first album, "Shades of Grey", is finally available. The album stays close to the spirit of "Routes to Nowhere", and serves a powerful Power Trash mixed with Cyril's clean vocals.
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Track Name: Shades of Grey
Looking for evidence of man’s defiance,
I let the dragon come into my heart,
A curious feeling of hate and despise,
A curious feeling of hate and surprise.

Against everything they stand for,
Against everything they loathe,
Against everything they’re claiming,
Against everything they’re doing.

Setting the signal of life to
Zero, no understanding,
Stepping into the zone of
No return, no blessing.

Walls against everything they stand for,
Walls against everything they’ve ever been.

Take a pencil and tell me,
Hey? Would you picture my world in shades of grey?
Will you let me pray? Will you let me pray?
As I picture my world in shades of

Is everything lost? Is everything vain?
You’re looking at life through a black curtain,
Sense of reality is slipping into my hand,
And all of the signs announce the end.

Take a pencil and tell me,
Hey? Would you picture my world?
Will you let me pray? Will you let me pray?
As I picture my world,
Take a pencil and tell me,
Hey? Would you picture my world?
Will you let me pray? Will you let me pray?
As I picture my world.

Only some strange drawings are floating on the walls,
Only some strange flaws under the skin,
Only some strange drawings are gravitating,
Only some strange drawings...

Take a pencil and tell me,
Hey? Would you picture my world in shades of grey?
Will you let me pray? Will you let me pray?
As I picture my world in shades of...

Is everything lost? Is everything vain?
You’re looking at life through a black curtain,
Sense of reality is slipping into my hand,
And all of the signs announce the end.

Take a pencil and tell me,
Would you picture my world in shades of grey?
Will you let me pray?
As I picture my world in shades of grey.

Picture my world in shades of grey.
Track Name: New Breath
Is it still muttering at your ears?
Is that the wrong choice?
These roads all leading to somewhere?
Is it the right direction?

Doubter mutters its relentless melody,
Doubter mutters, follow me,
Doubter mutters its relentless melody,
Doubter mutters, listen to me.

One step right,
One step left,
looking for side effects,
Forwards, Backwards,
collateral damages are never far.

Free me from all I ever needed or wanted,
Free me from all I ever felt,
Free me from all this recurring cycle,
Help me breaking my chains and following the winds of change.
Inside all is boiling,
No time left for thinking,
And yet the flood is overwhelming you,
And no one left for helping.

Undecided and skeptical,
I remain stunned when outcome calls,
Choices made by fools carry their uncertainty,
How could you condemn the one who decided to move,
While others stand still.

Free me from all I ever needed or wanted,
Free me from all I ever felt,
Free me from all this recurring cycle,
Help me breaking my chains and following the winds of change.

Still time is laughing, blowing, whistling at their ears,
Help me root out corruption from my soul.

Background and history chain me to the ground,
And prevent me from unfolding what is kept down inside.
Track Name: The Great Deceit
When will you care, you, people in power?
When will you care for us?

When will you care, you, people in power?
The earth worth more than any amount of money.
Empowering the cowards and the thieves,
Swallowing their words,
Throwing up their pledges.
When will you care for the worthless,
When will you care for the helpless.

We gave you the keys of the city,
For there was no other way.
We had to get organised,
Or we had had shattered away.

Seeking significance,
I only found distortion,
Of the truth, bow down,
The Great Deceit is taking over.
Seeking significance,
I only found confusion,
As the truth, it’s down,
Unreachable equilibrium.

We gave you the keys of the city,
For there was no other way.
We had to get organised,
Or we had had shattered away.

Shut my mouth and close my,
Shut my mouth and close my eyes,
Shut my mouth and close my,
Shut my mouth and close my eyes,
Led by fools who forgot their oath.

When will you care, you, people in power?
When will you care for us?
When will you care, you, people in power?
The earth worth more than any amount of money.
Empowering the cowards and the thieves,
Swallowing their words,
Throwing up their pledges.
Track Name: When Nothingness Comes
Innocent fool you will stumble and fall,
This rope’s too thin,
Your neck’s so fragile.
A slight blow and all is gone,
A slight blow and nothingness comes.

Where is all this leading me,
These cosy dreams of luxury,
So comfortable in my shoes,
Death shall reign in the end.
Once the door is closed,
And I’m left alone,
I still feel this breeze,
Bringing in cold,
Death shall reign in the end.

Too much fear, too many lies,
Too much anger, too many shams,
Too many subtle enemies, hiding aside,
Too heavy is the weight of life.

Defiant was the man who thought gods could be defied,
And Death kept in chains, no human had to die.
The gap between Humanity and Deity was reduced to ash.
Pushing his arrogance up the mountain,
His shame would keep rolling down again,
Starting over and over is man’s burden,
What would you now give to swallow your pride,
And let the rock tear apart your flesh.

Too much fear, too many lies,
Too much anger, too many shams,
Too many subtle enemies, hiding aside,
Too heavy is the weight of life.

He took pleasure in killing,
For deceitful and avaricious,
Was his twisted brain.
To maintain his rank,
He disrespected all rules of men.
Craftier than the craftiest,
He even deceived the Gods,
Throwing Death in jail.
Fool is the one who thought he could overrule the Gods,
Cleverness is not enough to pretend,
To be a peer of Gods…
Track Name: Rest in Violence
You can’t stop me,
You can’t fight me,
I’m everywhere,
I am Violence.

You can’t see me,
You can’t hear me,
I’m every man,
I am Violence.

Yes, you can feel me,
Now you can taste me,
You are in me.

Yes, you can breath me,
Now you can seize me,
I am in you.

Born from your first breath,
I inspire you.
Attending your last wink,
I’ll guide you through,
Life and Death,
I opened up the door.
If you stray from the safe shore,
don’t be afraid.

I know the game, I made the rules,
I knew the game, I make the rules.

Release your soul and let me enter you,
I’ll make all your wishes come true.
You count on me as I can rely on you,
Face your true nature and let me flow through you.

You can’t stop me,
You can’t fight me,
I’m everywhere,
I am Violence.

You can’t see me,
You can’t hear me,
I’m every man,
I am Violence.

Yes, you can feel me,
Now you can taste me,
You are in me.

Yes, you can breath me,
Now you can seize me,
I am in you.

Feed me with your arrogance,
Feed me with your inconsistence,
Raise me from your decadence,
Raise me from your inner nonsense.

For now and for ever,
I shall bless you, you’ll suffer.
Lower your head and await,
My beheading benediction.
I shall come to you,
With each step you make.

I’ll help you take what you desire,
And you’ll desire much more than you think,
Much more while taking,
Much more than you think,
Much more than you dare think.

The bloody roots of humanity are digging my grave relentlessly,
Dragging me deeper into the wild
State of humanhood,
State of selfishness,
State of animal,
Dull and feeble state of men,
Weak in the flesh,
Weak in the blood,
Weak in the bones,
The flesh is weak while Violence is growing strong,
Pushing hard to explode and make you shatter in millions of swallowed words
... of tolerance,
Words of acceptance,
Words of tolerance,
Words of Violence.
Track Name: Hindsight
(Was it a dream? Was it from another reality? Feelings from another existence that never happened, bursting from the memory)
Track Name: The Source of All
I can feel him in the plains and the mountains,
I feel his presence in the nocturnal breeze,
I see his glory in the beauty of dawn,
I feel his warmth in the light spring sun.

Regardless of the consequences,
Regardless of the differences,
Regardless of friends and foes,
We will all end up as one.

Regardless of your inner belief,
Regardless of your deepest doubt,
Regardless of the weight of your soul,
We will all end up as one.

Back to the origins, I experience no fear,
no longing for something new,
no longing to get back to the flesh.

Rising to the highest shining stars,
Crawling on the filthiest soil, you are,
You will think you make your own way,
In the end only one road is lit.

Shivering, mesmerizing void, full of dazed stunned coloured souls,
Here I am, I come and join you, I will fetch you.

Right may be the ending quest,
False may be the road to accomplish it,
The only void is the one you want to see,
The only void is the one you want to fill.

Rising to the highest shining stars,
Crawling on the filthiest soil, you are,
You will think you make your own way,
In the end only one road is lit.
Track Name: The End of Time
From the absolute shadow of the Great Void,
I look at the earth from the sky,
I see your blue eyes,
Turning into red as tears flow away,
And pain bursts out like a torrent in your veins.
Torrent of hatred for all life can carry,
Fiercely erasing your roots,
With no pity,
Divine hatred of life,
As a tragedy,
Divine hatred of life.

All stories contain the seeds of their own end.
I warned you the first time I met you.
Not to scare you but to protect you,
From the absolute evanescence of the being.
Was it love at first sight?
I don’t really care now,
You’re the most important person in my life.

From the absolute shadow of the Great Void,
I look at the earth from the sky,
I see your blue eyes,
Turning into red as tears flow away,
And pain bursts out like a torrent in your veins.
Torrent of hatred for all life can carry,
Fiercely erasing your roots,
With no pity,
Divine hatred of life,
As a tragedy,
Divine hatred of life for all this love it buries.

When disease brings death and sorrow in the game,
You taste the words you wouldn’t have ever thought to express.
You know the hourglass is emptying,
Your life’s passing by.
The pain is only there for the ones left.

From the absolute shadow of the Great Void,
I look at the earth from the sky,
I see your blue eyes,
Turning into red as tears flow away,
And pain bursts out like a torrent in your veins.
Torrent of hatred for all life can carry,
Fiercely erasing your roots,
With no pity,
Divine hatred of life,
As a tragedy,
Divine hatred of life for all this love it buries.
Track Name: Faultless though Guilty
I am no longer afraid of dark,
The monsters have shown up,
Still they just bark,
They won’t reach me,
They won’t touch me.

I can now see the mark,
It is not a flame of power,
Hardly a spark,
That will flicker,
That will waver.

No more feelings,
No more friends nor enemies,
Not any being,
It’s my own anarchy,
My very lack of mercy.

Time to face me,
Time to fear me.

Now you see beyond the words,
The infinite cause of my pain,
What you’ve done to me,
Revealed what I am.

Time to face me,
Time to fear me,
As I think of the worst,
Dead eyes for a dead end,
You should have never imagined.

Time to face me,
Time to fear me,
As Time will pass,
You might forget me in a while,
You might forget I am alive,
In this pathetic tragedy.

Crushed by your laws,
Broken by their jaws,
I am all that is left of me,
All that remains,
All that remains of me.