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Eye Am - Cryptomnesia

Eye Am
Cryptomnesia

The second release from Eye Am certainly has fans of Type O Negative, Crowbar, and Silvertomb on the edge of their seats. As the Beatlesy intro gives way to a slow doomy masterpiece, I can tell they’ll be delighted by this track.

The slow riff in the verse turns into a descending chord progression in the chorus, creating an interesting atmosphere for the barbed lyrics. There’s some vocal sparring in the middle eight, and a switch for the final refrain, showing off the talent bundled into this supergroup.

The use of an acoustic intro/outro adds contrast to the song, and the unusually short two-line verses and some clever shifts within the song certainly make this an interesting release. Crucially, it shows that the band is developing their sound rather than doubling down on the excellent ‘Dreams Always Die With The Sun’.

Eye Am are only two steps on the road to an album, but it’s two confident strides. I’m looking forward to what happens next.

Cryptomnesia Video

Watch Eye Am – ‘Cryptomnesia’.

Cryptomnesia Lyrics

Your self-destruction has gone again
Resist the truth and the truth will win

And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine
And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back…

Your selfish deceit will take you out
We suffer defeat and both calm down

And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine
And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine

Step in and repeat your failure soon it will all work out
You’re just a broken desperate child with a down-turned smile
You crown yourself with empty success, the fool pays out
I wish you knew your future to see where you are now

And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine
And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine

And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine

And into your arms, I commend my life
And after you’re death I take back what’s mine

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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