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Hall Of Maati

by Crestfallen Queen

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Betrayed by the lie she is hiding her shame 'Cause truth is a mirror of pain Scorned by the masses and fooled by sovereigns Who'd stolen her garments to make lies prevail Sentenced to death in Callisto's old womb Her calls are in vein down her cold lithic tomb Smoulder from stakes of the centuries of gloom Absorbed by the fissures of her… ...Shattered bones Shadows like knights Unholy rites in the dark craving for light soliloquies with the night Escaped from her grave after thousands of moons Armed with a legion of myriad raped souls A crack of her whip and the earth starts to shake Behold the woman! The truth is awake! Kingdoms of hypocrites, groveling fools Miserable acolytes following their rules They all fear her mirror, they all fear the truth Tear off their veils and take what’s yours! Shadows like knights Unholy rites in the dark craving for light soliloquies with the night never ending haze Fire in her gaze Seven sisters, seven veils Waiting for her sign Truth is death..... …...Death is truth Who do you think you are? You can't hide You can't run I end it where it all has begun Truth is awake! She is awake! Truth is awake to seal your fate!
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My heart of my mother, my heart of my mother do not stand against me as witness Do not speak against me about my actions, no. Do not make a case against me beside the great gods Through blackened brume the creature sings A laughter from the crypt of sins Secrets were kept behind a mask A wraith befouls and taints their minds and hearts Guard your heart O woman! Apophis! Persistent persuader Brother! Envious crusader Spawned from chaos in primeval rites The serpent dwells below the light Descended from Bakhu to swallow the rising sun Seeker of darkness, the eclipse has begun! You will enter the house of hearts, the place which is full of hearts. You will take the one that is yours and put it in its place, without your hand being hindered. Your foot will not be stopped from walking. You will not walk upside down. You will walk upright. Apophis! Persistent persuader Brother! Envious crusader Apophis! Persistent persuader Brother! Envious creator Ashes will fall

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The next chapter on the path of Crestfallen Queen is “Hall of Maati”, a concept EP that takes them exploring Egyptian mythology and its concepts of Truth and Lies: Humans have always sought the truth but they can't bear the actual naked truth. Every time it comes out of the well, humans get scared and push it back in the darkness. Nobody wants the naked truth. Even after death, the duality is kept on the human's journey as it is described in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead and its concept of death and afterlife.

On some mummies archeologists found little “heart scarabs” wrapped in between bandages as kind of charms: When the heart of the deceased is being judged in front of the great gods at The Hall of Maati, the final realm in the underworld, the heart scarab should protect them from accidentally revealing their wrong doings. So even in death people lie to seek the eternal field of reeds – the Egyptian version of heaven.

So, if gods are omniscient and therefore able to reveal lies, how is it that they can be betrayed? The answer is pretty simple: Gods need to be betrayed, otherwise the duality of good and evil is pointless and thereby becomes the purpose of their own existence. Gods need evil to exist, to justify their good. What does this mean for our own existence and life? Is there something like truth itself without the concept of the lie if they're co depending? Pushing it to the ultimate and central question of “Hall of Maati”: What happens, if she, the Truth, comes out of her well?

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released February 11, 2022

Vocals/Percussion: E
Guitar/Piano/Backing Vocals: G
Guitar: K
Bass/Backing Vocals: C
Drums: A

All Music: Crestfallen Queen
All Lyrics: E

Recorded July 2020

Produced, engineered and mixed by Nikita Kamprad at Ghost City Recordings
Assistant engineering by Jan Kerscher
Mastered by Philipp Welsing at Original Mastering
Cover Artwork by Santiago Caruso
Sigil Artwork by Misanthropic Art
VIM-Logo by Jussi Pohjanen
Layout by E

Vocem Interiorem Manifestations MMXXI

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Crestfallen Queen Stuttgart, Germany

Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart Germany but could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies.The Doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next. ... more

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