Thin Ice Crawling

by Soul Enema

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1.
The Land Derailed (Lyrics by C. Glantz) Down the wilted streams The shattered dreams They'll crucify me to the end of nails My milk becomes blood My honey turns to mud I'm the land derailed So give me a break From a stream of crap called holy water Give me a break Until the day they come home to you And on n' on They'll kill your sons and rape your daughters So give me a break Switch me off that news Down the sacred vails The charming tales Seventy virgins are waiting at your door They'll peck you like hawks And bury with the hogs And then you're blessed for sure! So give me a break From a stream of crap called holy water Give me a break There's always a bridge for a both sides of the truth Cause on n' on They'll kill your sons and rape your daughters So give me a break Switch me off that news (Brother Bin): "I'm a hopeless street hero, i'll bleed to the bone Just give me a target, i'll find it a good stone Lord, give me a reason to fight or your rights Lord, give me a children to send them to die And if i had a last wish before the end of days I'd beg to revive me to die for you again Loving my country in my own special way I'm loving it rushing and crushing - derailed." He loves it... derailed They love it... derailed Do you love me... derailed Should you love me... derailed "And if this world is a womb of a whore, Don't cry when i'm knocking on heaven's door." ----------------------------------------------------------
2.
Last Night (Lyrics by C. Glantz) Well, she's loving your sweet kisses Doesn't mind you're calling her a tramp While your tongue is in her gullet And your wallet is in her hands As a girl she dreamt of a princess With a knight on a milk-white horse Now the knights are on milk-white trucks Taking her on their course (Monica): "Lord, don't let me surrender Please let me swallow my pride I swear it's gonna be the last night" Well, her father needs some whiskey Gonna hang up with a crew So he'll take up all her money And beat her black and blue (Sam): "Hey, your collage is your highway You are born for jacks in trucks Daddy raised you on his money It's time to give 'em bucks" (Monica): "Lord, don't let me surrender Please let me swallow my pride Or it seems to be daddy's last night Going too far away, is it a desperate beast That slowly creeps inside me now, inside you now Sometimes he screams so loud Going so far away, is it haunting mist That idly dwells inside me now, inside you now Erasing inner bounds" "Children like a flowers on their parents tombs" - That's the last thing he said before his doom (Monica): "Lord, don't let me surrender Please let me swallow my pride Hope your tunnel ends with light" --------------------------------------------------------------
3.
Quicksand Lies (Lyrics by C. Glantz) Centuries are falling like leaves We drink each others blood For gods above us Is it fare enough To sing 'bout love With a blade that's hidden in your hand Oh, heaven sent Saviors are running like thieves To save their skin From a war machine they'd raised up Did they learned this dance With a gunner Hans Step outside - you're dead from ricochet In a barb-wired set So if we close our ears Shell we hear the voice of reason If we bite our lips Shell we hold our appetites Cause when some "war for love" Turns "love for war", We're dying fish on sandy shore Of quicksand lies Dry fragile leaves on a crimson ground Brown whirlpool, black snowfall We're carried off by autumn winds And when the thunder comes to die We're hoping, we're praying To reach the never coming spring -------------------------------------------------
4.
Crystal Territory (Lyrics by C. Glantz) Eyeblack moon is raving in crystal skies Drunk rats are ready to swing While the pipers of down playing crystal pipes In court of a crystal king (The Demon): "Here I am, your latest story Now you are my territory" (Monica): "I'm on a free fly unbound Witches are callin' to burn up this night Am i loosing my ground They are eating my mind Slowly loosing my mind..." Eyeblack moon's rusting in crystal skies Drunk rats are starting to sink Into bittersweet vomit of chimney pipes In court of a crystal king ----------------------------------------------------------
5.
Splinter 07:09
Splinter (Lyrics by C. Glantz) (Monica): "I'm crying out my eyes You're pulling at my strings Rag doll without disguise From you and your crazy schemes" (The Demon): "Air of your lungs, script of your dreams I'm everywhere, more then it seems A smile that you wear Sorrow you bear A glimpse through despair" (Monica): "Don't wanna see your eyes on my wall Twisted and tossed emotions of total recall Temptation come undone On wings of agony Black holes on frozen sun Eyes of destiny" (The Demon): "Air of your lungs, script of your dreams I'm everywhere, more then it seems A smile that you wear Sorrow you bear A glimpse through despair" (Monica): "Don't wanna see your writings on my wall Twisted and tossed emotions of total recall Don't wanna feel your needles in my head Changing my skin, no more your favorite pet Demons in my head Witches in your bed Parallels of fate Links of love and hate We get what we earn On the point of no return Throw away my key Leave my soul to me I'm not your anguish, i'm not your joy No more your captive, no exclusive toy You're the fifth of my wheels, stone in my shoes Splinter of soul, apple to seduce Feeling your thorns under my skin You're reading my thoughts, trap me to extremes It scares me to laugh, no answer, no clue Why deep down inside i really need you!?" --------------------------------------------------------------
6.
Other Line 07:43
Other Line (Lyrics by E. Kushnir) (Monica): "On distant shore, in caves behind I've seen some script, some other line: Left with a sight, alright, Now change it all around Wake in a dream, it seems that Memories have other images and sounds, Just shut your mind Observe, don't try to move the wall Then you will fall again Insane, you'll get to know, which wire to pull To put the system in a perfect combination Imagination tries to blind your eyes Illusions dress the world in glittering disguise Rise and feel the inner beat Another line to make the masquerade completed Love, The sun, the moon, the stars that shine above Starve And let the hunger lead the light Fight And dare to find the hidden door War No matter what, we keep the battle in the search for more" -----------------------------------------------------------------
7.
Unholy Ghost 06:09
The Unholy Ghost (Lyrics by C. Glantz) On misty mountain heights Seized with ruthless frost On virgin ground untouched by man Dwells some skinny ghost Some say he's pretty scary Some say he's pretty wild But every girl he's ever met Is waiting for a child You'd better check your locks and shutters You'd better wake the guards from sleep Cause no one knows the way it happens He leaves no tip Some guys say they would kill him But they don't have much time They get too busy every night With their neighbor's wives As soon as they come home To meet their only dear They meet her crying in her bed "My love, the ghost was here!" You'd better check your locks and shutters You'd better wake the guards from sleep Cause when you've got to pay for dippers He leaves no tip (The Ghost): "Do you still hear me?" (Monica): "I'm only dreaming." (The Ghost): "Do you still fear me? Do you still feel me?" (Monica): "I'm only dreaming..." (The Ghost): "Do you still thrill me?" (Monica): "I'm only dreaming, dreaming, dreaming!" -----------------------------------------------------------------
8.
911 08:59
911 (Lyrics by C. Glantz) (The Angel): "Welcome up to my home Climb up my rescue cloud Drifting it's unknown trails In stilettos of winds, go round and round Here you see new-saved friends Enjoying one crazy slam Father Bin, Mother Goose And that one is Uncle Sam" (Uncle Sam): "I'm your DJ, and you are my sheep Pussies, let's party! Where is my whip?! I'm holding my gun and i'm ready to shoot Every Monica chokes with my mighty salute!" (The Angel): "Maybe you're heroes, maybe heretics Seems like you're rather obscene Maybe you're kind of out of your mind Mind you, i am kind of keen" (Mother Goose): "Ding dong bell The puss is in the well I have a tale to tell It's gonna $ell like hell! She turns her back And then you attack ' Bin are you ready ?! (Brother Bin): "Jihad el-uhtaq!" (The Angel): "Maybe you're heroes, maybe heretics Seems like you're rather obscene Maybe you're kind of out of your mind Mind you, i am kind of keen Maybe you're heroes, maybe heretics Maybe i'm too blind to see Maybe i'm kind of out of my mind Seems like the bell tolls for me" ----------------------------------------------------------------
9.

about

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Soul Enema was formed in summer 2001. The band is combining conventional melodic rock aspects with occasionally more experimental way of writing. Demo EP containing five tracks was released in 2003. During the next years the band was working on a debut album titled "Thin Ice Crawling". The album's style is influenced by progressive rock and metal, ethnic, psychedelic, jazz-fusion and sympho-rock elements, with a somewhat theatrical approach to the lyrics. It can be taken both on a platform of a concept story and on an individual, independent issue of each track. In the fall of 2009 the work on "Thin Ice Crawling" was completed and it was released in April 2010 via MALS Records, to the very positive international reception. By the end of 2010 it is considered to be one of the best albums of it's genre from that year. It was nominated for the "Prog Awards" Best Debut Album Of 2010 category, and by December that year entered the top 20 on "Prog Archives" Best Of 2010 List.


"“Thin Ice Crawling” is an absolute must, producing a rare consistency in musical quality. A top album of 2010, a top metal album of the progressive trend, a top album for every self-respecting music lover" (c) "Music In Belgium" web-zine


"Do yourself a favor and go get this gem of an album. I am astonished that two of my favorite albums so far this year have emerged from the Israeli prog-metal scene. After the great (but more extreme) Orphaned Land new album, now this one… Soul Enema " (c) "Proggnosis" web-zine


"Thin Ice Crawling is an excellent debut album that bodes well for Soul Enema’s future. It’s an extremely entertaining release that ticks all the right proggy boxes with superb musicianship, catchy melodies, surreal lyrics and fine lead vocals." (c) DPRP web-zine


A press release:


"Thin Ice Crawling" album by Soul Enema is not about playing the safe ground, it's definitely more about taking risks. From the dark, theatrical vibe in the lyrics and elegant, renaissance-inspired melodies of the past, to the modern, futuristic heavy sound, Soul Enema is here to let it go at anything that seems to be interesting and seems to fit the concept well. At one time it can be into some familiar elements from progressive metal and rock, European folk and oriental ethnic music, at other times it flows into some electronic and psych touches, jazz-fusion and flamenco patterns, and what's not - hey, there's even some obscure grind-noise hidden track you may find somewhere there. However, there's one thing the band seems to know well - an experimentation should go hand in hand with strong melodies and themes, and not instead of them. And that's the pleasing point of the album - the right balance to carry you through the ice shelves without falling into banal cliches on one hand, and without running into some boring soulless shred fests on another... According to lyrics and a story line, there's a common "thin ice crawling" fate line that goes with the heroes of a plot. With every step and every twist, the burden of a Gordian Knot becomes harder, the grip of madness becomes stronger, and reality slips further away out of control. Is it just a little nightmare, or maybe a reflection of the world around us? No answers are given. Anyway, ironic or serious, the lyrics here manage to harmonize with the music in a natural way, adding a bonus emotional dimension to a sonic frame. So, in the bottom line, it's like in a twisted black light theater - you'll have your colorful hour-long journey, and while it may be exiting, fragile or dangerous stuff coming at you out of the dark, it's probably never a dull moment in any way.

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released April 20, 2010

Track List:

1. The Land Derailed (music and lyrics - Glantz)
2. The Last Night (music - Glantz, Afremov; lyrics - Glantz)
3. Quicksand Lies (music and lyrics - Glantz)
4. Crystal Territory (music - Glantz, Afremov; lyrics - Glantz)
5. Splinter (music and lyrics - Glantz)
6. Other Line (music - Kushnir, Glantz; lyrics - Kushnir)
7. Unholy Ghost (music and lyrics - Glantz )
8. 911 (music - Kushnir, Glantz; lyrics - Glantz )
9. Thin Ice Crawling - Outro (music - Glantz )

Musical arrangements by Soul Enema. Produced by C. Glantz.

"Thin Ice Crawling" recording lineup :

Irina Sherr - vocals, Yevgeny Kushnir - electric and acoustic guitars, Constantin Glantz - keyboards, sound effects, vocals, Max Mann - bass guitar, Oleg Szumsky - drums

Additional performers:

Teddi Shriki - percussion (tr. 1, 2, 7) Stas Gorodov - alto sax (8, 9) Valeria Kaplan - backing vocals Michael Rosenfield - backing vocals (1)

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