Reflections Of Somber Times

by Amaranth

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Reflections of Somber times is a concept album which tells the story of the human spirit's journey through the end of time. It depicts the story of mankinds relationship with the earth, and the dependency we have for the energy and spirit of all living things. A love story about the end of time, and how no matter what happens love is strong. Even in the end of times, this energy of love can be more powerful than the energies of darkness. We either deal and receive positive or negative energies, and all of this is connected through the human aura, spirit, mind and consciousness.

The lyrics have a double meaning, two stories in one essentially. The first, being a love story and becoming one with the person you love, during the end of existence. The second, being the relationship between man and nature, and the experience of the earth destroying all life to become new again...the ouroboros.

AMARANTH - Reflections of Somber Times (2012)
Music composed by:
Mark Howitt - vocals, lyrics, guitars, bass

Session artists on this album :
Dan Favot - Drums and Percussion
Darren Favot - Cello, Backing Vocals, Production
Alex Kennedy - Flutes and Fife
Blackest Orchid - Operatic/Female vocals

Produced by: Darren Favot and Mark Howitt at Sardonic Moon Studios in Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Track Listing:
01 - The Harmonious (Preludium)
02 - Pure As The Sunsetting Sky
03 - The Dream
04 - A Reflection Of Somber Times
05 - A Sky Which Has No End
06 - And Centuries Shall Be Forgotten
07 - The Ouroboros Ritual (Postludium)

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released December 21, 2012

Mark Howitt (vocals, lyrics, guitars, bass, compositions), Dan Favot (drums and percussion), Moonlike Blackest Orchid (operatic vocals), Alex Kennedy (flute, fife), Darren Favot (cello)



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Amaranth Sudbury, Ontario

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