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Grasping Time

by Vokonis

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Daniel Blume
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Daniel Blume "Well", he said, gazing into the galaxy of his liquor glass; "all you need is riffs. And a good vocalist. And at least one killer track. You think you got that?" Vokonis just asked him to hold their beers.
dkahney
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dkahney Riff after crushing riff Favorite track: I Hear The Siren.
Henrik Thøgersen
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Henrik Thøgersen With Grasping Time, Vokonis take an ambitious and welcome step forward, refining and expanding their musical universe with clean vocals and delicate harmonies adding to and enhancing the colossal crush that remains the staple of their sound. Favorite track: AntlerQueen.
Steve Rodger
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Steve Rodger A new Vokonis album is a real treat, who says you can’t do crushing riffs on a Telecaster !! Nothing less than my 2019 album of the year ...
Colin M.
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Colin M. One of those awesome times a band does a bunch of new stuff, nails it, and comes out even better than before. I love this! Favorite track: AntlerQueen.
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REVIEWS

The Obelisk
"If Olde One Ascending was where the direction was charted and The Sunken Djinn brought new levels of intensity to the proceedings, then Grasping Time is where Vokonis unveil a new level of ambition."

Read here: theobelisk.net/obelisk/2019/09/03/vokonis-grasping-time-review-stream/?fbclid=IwAR2TkMNR3CQAs-QMuqwks-hGThMOv9CM3LAR5DdB5kTsfvEzfDT2ZO92MQU

Vinyl Chapter
"The evolution of Vokonis as a band is clear, and it is time to get on board and watch them take off."

Read here: www.vinylchapters.com/vokonis-grasping-time-review/?fbclid=IwAR2ZDvIieyisqHKD_GK7OBRte4bC6-0SYnDKJkKpHvvdQOZrAEzmq1aI79k

Slavestate Magazine
"Idag låter Vokonis mer som renodlad progressiv rock än valfritt trött stonerband. Det är en remarkabel platta bandet har släppt nu."

Read here: www.slavestate.se?e=4381&fbclid=IwAR31tfpUGXWKf_w52Y9SGvHNSd0OzYGH92dT9zdB5c42tKbMPYs-FWyxWTg

The Independent Voice
"Specifics don’t come easily when discussing Grasping Time, as one track often leads directly into another. It creates the natural flow of an album that deserves to be experienced in one sitting."

Read here: www.theindependentvoice.org/2019/07/26/vokonis-grasping-time/?fbclid=IwAR0n_QqgmUaBfkdFt78G0ALkAs6kO8rWPY8_45A4v9pjms7fH04TG_F5HvI

Outlaws Of The Sun
"The main exciting part of the album is the overall journey the band take you upon and to witness the new evolution of VOKONIS to be major league players in the Doom/Stoner Metal arena."

Read here: outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2019/09/vokonis-grasping-time-album-review.html

Hymn
"Med ett färgsprakande emotionellt titelspår och en ångestfylld ”I Hear the Siren” lyckas de beröra på djupet samtidigt som de behåller sin tyngd och tåga."

Read here: hymn.se/2019/09/05/vokonis-grasping-time/

Last Rites
"With Grasping Time Vokonis have adeptly pivoted from a run-of-the-mill stoner doom band into a much more complex beast full of psychedelic and traditional doom planted throughout."

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Ave Noctum
"Vokonis have a grasp on not only how to write songs that will cause the listener to lose themselves in their jams, involuntary head nodding the minimum prerequisite, but also peacefully drift off into another dimension"

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The Metal Mag.
"From the start to the end you will float into this ocean of melodies and it will be hard for you to stop it and get back to a normal life."

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The Doom Charts

20/25, Aug: doomcharts.com/2019/09/04/doom-charts-august-2019/
6/25, Sept: doomcharts.com/2019/10/02/doom-charts-september-2019/

ABOUT

The third album by Swedish prog-metal band Vokonis. With sludgey vibes from Baroness and Mastodon to clean passages inspired by Pink Floyd and Elder, Vokonis delivers a defining album full of dynamics and groove.

credits

released September 6, 2019

Simon Ohlsson - Guitar, Vocals
Emil Larsson - Drums
Jonte Johansson - Bass, Vocals

Recorded and mixed in Studio Underjord, autumn 2018
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg, winter 2018
Logo and Artwork by Kyrre Bjurling

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Track Name: AntlerQueen
Hope forth erase this heaven 
On this lonely world 
Parts of me will never find you 
I wonder where they are 
 
Open wound 
 
Walking on endless foundations 
Mend our broken mind 
Wonder of your transgressions  
Regardless of the time 
 
Spires of the dream alone, taking up our time 
Fall into endless wretches, never lie 
 
Open Wound
The AntlerQueen follows you tonight
The AntlerQueen follows you tonight
The AntlerQueen answers to the call 
 
Tranquil homes are never permitted, in this age of false
Take the road into remission, leave this wretched hive
Take us to endless regression, setting up the spark
Scars of past never leaving, hold on

The AntlerQueen follows you tonight
The AntlerQueen follows you tonight
The AntlerQueen answers to the call
Open wound 
 

When you fall 
From the sky 
When you fall 
Down to earth 
When you fall 
Into the dark 
 
When you fall 
Resurrection 
Track Name: Sunless Hymnal
When all the stars have fallen 
Into the silence of the sea 
And when the moon is hiding 
Behind silver linen clouds 
 
The cockerel cries 
 
In the fading twilight 
There's a song amongst the trees 
It sings of the forsaken 
That have crossed the sacred line 
 
Through the gates of death we go 
Into the land of the setting sun 
Forever yearning immortality 
To rise from bondage and be free 
 
In the mist at midnight 
There's a whisper in the wind 
It tells of the forgotten 
That have passed to the other side

Through the gates of death we go 
Into the land of the setting sun 
Forever yearning immortality 
To rise from bondage and be free

The Sunless Hymnal will leave these scars 
For us to learn to hope, veil this burn 
Into the star
Into a new demise, brought here by you,
Destruction is so far, Slow these burns 
Into the star 
The Revelations of the Umbra 
The Divinations of the Moon
The Sunless Hymnal will heal our wound
We will fight again in our tombs

Into the star
The Revelations of the Umbra
The Divinations of the Moon
All will fall in place again, as we find the truth 
When all the stars have fallen

Through the gates of death we go 
Forever yearning immortality 
Into the land of the setting sun 
To rise from bondage and be free
Sunless hymnal
Track Name: I Hear The Siren
I am afloat upon 
A vast and nameless ocean 
I cast a pale reflection 
On the moonlit surface 
 
Far beneath 
Echoes stir 
 
I stare into the darkness 
Of the beguiling waters 
 
From the depths there rises up 
A song that reaches for my heart 
The fairest voice pulls me down 
I hear the siren beckoning me 
 
I am bereft of all 
Sense and consciousness 
My burning mind desires 
To slip below the waves 
 
Lures you in 
With false grace 
 
Waits like an open grave 
The death's embrace
I Hear The Siren I Hear The Siren I Hear The Siren I Hear The Siren Beckon me
Track Name: Grasping Time
Our darkest days
Are yet to come
Into the deep
We all must go

Forevermore

Grasping Time
Fading Lights

A shrouded world
Unveiled in our dreams
An endless journey
Through the unknown

Forevermore

Grasping Time
Fading Lights

The portal’s closed
We missed the chance
You cannot die
Never deny
Track Name: Fading Lights
So Alone
Fades away
Rains on my face
All alone
Shatters us
Solitude

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