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The Phaneron

by Animus Complex

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Clarity 00:25
"Now, let me just make something perfectly clear..."
Animals 04:13
Always searching for something more I gaze into the windows of my soul Could this be the answer I’ve been looking for? I begin the voyage and unlock the door Ancient knowledge flowing through me Could this be the answer? Only time will tell... Faster, through the light, as my skin begins to tear and peel Preconceived notions disappear within the wind I say, “I am” We’ll all waste away, until the worms crawl through our skulls We’re all animals Coursing through my veins Committed mind and body Reality dissolves to reveal a strange new place
Bow 02:07
“Bow before me child This is not the time for questioning But the time for great self-reflection and reckoning” I can feel it in my bones
Misery 03:31
The screams of a child Never meant to walk this earth Born from a serpent, fathered by ignorance. Bent over and broken Given the tools to hate this world Oh tell me your troubles As you count your gold “How much hate can the heart hold Before it poisons the soul” (poisons your soul) Fear, confusion, dismay Emotions restrain the path of true self Anxiety, Depression, self hatred Molded by that in which we reflect Misery cloaked by misfortune You are the oppressing god Edify spirit and mind Or you shall rot from within “How much hate can the heart hold Before it poisons the soul” Poisons your soul Edify spirit and mind or rot from within
Voice Within 03:52
Constant struggle to make ends meet Crowded minds and busy streets They make accusations and ask questions later It’s becoming harder just to breathe I'm trying to love, I’m trying to find the voice within. While the branches fight they fail to see, We're all temporal extensions of the ancient tree Time and circumstance It can be quite strange I saw it written in the sky Drain your essence to preserve the high Preserve the high Between order and chaos It’s a tough place to be Between order and chaos It’s the best place to be
Becoming 01:39
I am created from the stars Flesh and ego to unite A lost entity in search of confirmation I give my soul unto this day and accept this knowledge as my light Forever flowing beyond my illumination May my passage free my mind, breaking the quandary of my soul The axiom of my reality I am becoming We are becoming I am
Limitless 04:17
Twilight orbs, they flow Upward motion into the grinding stone Do not fear to express true joy The Universe is always listening Allow the soul to chase that which is meaningful But do remember, balance in all things Trust in the sunrise Even if you can’t feel its rays Or when your day is full of sorrow Know that in time it will fade Upward motion into the grinding stone Do not be fooled, You will not pass unscathed Pain is confirmation from the universe that you’re alive Always spinning Unforgiving it may seem Press your knife into the grinding stone Cut the rope that stops your forward motion
Left unattended, the gates have been breached All beacons of hope have been silenced to sleep Oh it passing through us like wind in the - tree is barren of leaves The night twists and coils while distorting this reality Preaching love thy neighbor But spewing vitriol They wonder why we’re broken But they’re dressed in Satan’s silk Assemble all good people Become pillars of light Chase it from your spirit Cast it back into night Back into the night
Insomnia 02:09
Reckoning 03:50
You must pay in blood to understand By climbing the mountain made of broken glass Everybody wants to take the shortcut So eager to imitate Don’t avoid the very catalyst for long lasting change Through self reflection you’ll align with clarity “Tell me what you know! I don’t have all fucking day! Did you hear me?! TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW!... Or else be cursed to exile from the sun!” I’m sorry to tell you, but there’s no other way... Perspective is a privilege for those who risk the climb
Permanence 08:54
You’re giving all you can The chalice slowly slips from your hand Exhale... Father, death has persistence Mother, it knows your name Brother, surrender is not defeat Sister, assimilation begins Always running from existence I’ll pretend I didn’t see it Lemme hang for just a little while I’m afraid of what’s behind closed doors They told me it would be different... Permanence of Death (Permanent) Standing at the precipice... They told me it would be different! Nothing’s what it seems There’s always deeper meaning Hidden within the deepest chasm There is a point of origin Eat, drink and be merry, (for tomorrow we die) Eat, drink and be merry Now is the time to say what you mean Commit to the life that you want to lead There’s no more running from your greatest fear *Final spoken word performed by Jeremy Davis


The Phaneron is a quest - a yearning for change, purpose and direction through a series of psychedelic/spiritual encounters.


"Animus Complex’s album Phaneron can actually be described as if Periphery and Devin Townsend decided to watch scary movies together which inspired them to sonically illustrate Homer’s The Odyssey, but based it off of Karnivool records pressed out of Peyote."

- Marcus Meng 98 KUPD “Into The Pit” Host/Producer


"This album will make you feel uncomfortable, this album will make you feel euphoric, this album will make you stop, multiple times and just say ‘God damn!’, but just keep listening."

- Andre / The Arizona Breakdown


released July 13, 2019

© 2019 Animus Complex

Album written by:

Jeremy Davis - Guitar/Vocals
Matt Turkington - Vocals
Michael Ohlson - Drums
Nick Gutenson - Bass

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by:
Jeremy Davis / Metasonic Studios

Album Cover by Matt Turkington
Card/Song Artwork by Travis Gillan


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ANIMUS COMPLEX Phoenix, Arizona

Animus Complex is a Phoenix-based band that combines intelligent groove and soaring melodies to make for a mysterious audible adventure into the further reach. Animus Complex has shared the stage with Animals As Leaders, Devin Townsend, Tesseract, Between The Buried And Me, Monuments, Intervals, Plini, Angel Vivaldi and many more. ... more

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