"Combustion" as written by and Fredrik/kidman Thordendal....
No more ifs, no bias, no ambiguity
No wondering whether this is it
Clarity so brightly wrong
The image so painfully absolute

No edges blurred on this awareness
No unknown weight to tip the knowledge scales
Eyes dilated to grasp it all
As every illusion of what we are fails

An unquestionable picture, determined, complete
Its crystalline lines untouched by doubt
So vivid, so deprived of hesitation
Shining in its evil splendor

The burning hatred of man
A million degrees on display
Human voracity delineated
The demons in us all by fumes portrayed

Stare, see, take in, grasp
Comprehend, assimilate, behold your reflection

Its framing, gold plated lies
The canvas, hurting souls caught and weaved
The artist, the human dream
Incinerated, devoured, deceived


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"Combustion" as written by Jens Kidman Fredrik Thordendal

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  • +1
    General CommentAbout the protagonist realizing the meaninglessness and/or cattlebrain streamlined thoughts of man. This leads to his torture throughout the rest of the album.

    An arsonist?! :)
    GinkoSanon January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song rapes your ears, moves towards your brain, fucks it up, and then proceeds to cleanse your soul through the power of pure awesomeness. That pretty much sums it up.
    Pure_evulon October 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about awakening. It's about the realization of how hateful and corrupt mankind truly is, thrust on the protagonist, which is until that point dormant, thinking that everything is working correctly. It tells us about how all the illusions and masks fall apart (or combust, if you will)
    Like many of their songs, despite portraying some very harsh images, it actually has a positive message.
    lordhazilon July 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about someone thinking to have seen the light.
    Like that person knows everything there is to know.
    Its concluded in the last part:
    "Its framing - gold plated lies
    The canvas - hurting souls caught and weaved
    The artist - the human dream
    Incinerated, devoured, deceived"
    People believe in lies, get hurt, and have dreams.
    All get Incinerated, devoured and deceived because that person knows for himself what is the truth now.
    Everything he thought to be true gets "Incinerated, devoured, deceived"

    Its quite easy in the end ^^
    Thundermaneon April 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find this song to have a positive message :D
    Very happy if you think about it.
    Thundermaneon April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the message of this song is:

    "There is no doubt (first three parts) about the fact that humans are a race full of burning hatred(The burning hatred of man).

    The other lines in the last tree party, i don't now what that is about
    ForYourMaliceon June 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgain, The Buddhist part, Egoless state, or any eastern view of Self. Take some philosophy
    Rationalblacksecondon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts pretty kinda clear this song is about how human self hatred is evident BUT BUT BUT why is the name combustion?
    AChainOfFlowerson September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCombustion, quite simple:
    It's a person unleashing his anger.
    I especially love the sentence:
    A million degrees on display
    Now that I think of it, its perhaps a bit less positive in a way, as it is about people being evil.
    The only positive thing is that it becomes so over obvious that you cannot deny it anymore, thus leaving it to people to solve it.
    Solving this evil I mean.
    The human dream is to live in a certain world interpreted by themselves, and now this interpretation gets Incinerated, leaving the protagonist just to look at things differently.
    Mainly this song is about someone discovering stuff thats new to him, things he would normally like, he now sees as evil, thus making him to change.
    Thundermaneon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, I forgot to mention that the "eyes dilated..." part refers to the effect strong light (such as that emitted by a fire) has on the pupils.
    Slayer21394on April 10, 2009   Link

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