N7

by starbreeze

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about

Some thoughts about conception of this album:

This is the conceptual album tributed to the greatest cosmosaga of XXI century for this moment created by Bioware® and developed by EA™. All lyrics in this album based on plot of the original Mass Effect™ Trilogy.
We are extremely grateful to the makers of Mass Effect, BioWare company, for all that work and love that they put into their products. Over the time of our supraliminal lives they have been pleasing us with their amazing games always forcing to empathize, love, think, evolve, become better (well, at least if you play lawful good characters). First of all we are speaking about BioWare's RPGs, we have particular love with, that took its place since the very first Baldur's Gate game. Its profundity and diversity astonished us in that times when we were children. The second game completely charmed our hearts. Since that time, we didn't miss a single BioWare game, each game strengthened our confidence in BioWare's guys making the right thing.
Then adult life began and left a very little time for games (heh, but we found a little bit to play Jade Empire). Although, a brand new project Mass Effect had sparked some interest, it was very hard to believe that something can attract attention as much as in the years of carefree youth. We were so wrong! When the game was released, we were convinced one more time that BioWare simply isn't able to make games worse those already released, only better! We loved the setting created by the team not less and, in some aspects, even more than Star Wars sitting on its eternal sci-fi throne. We loved it so much that it became an endless source of inspiration for our creative work.
At some point we realized that BioWare gave us too much and got none except for darned money in return. It's good in capitalist world, but we believe it isn't money what warms up the maker soul. Getting some professional skills we decided to spend a portion of creativeness, we got from the games of Mass Effect, and our personal financial and time resources in making a musical tribute to BioWare's masterpiece.
We consider our work a gift to BioWare for their work and to all these amazing guys and ladies who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the galaxy.
This is it!

credits

released 15 April 2013

All music and arrangements written by Sergey SC Fomichev.
Lyrics written by Nikolay Fomichev(songs 1,2,3,4) and Evgeny Zarudnev(song 5).
Guitars and bass performed and recorded by Sergey Fomichev.
Vocals performed by Nikita Merzlyakov.
Additional voices performed by Nikolay Fomichev.
Recorded(vocal), mixed, produced and mastered by Nikita Merzlyakov at his private studio.

Band thanks:

Sergey would like to thank: my brother Nikolay Fomichev (for support, understanding and for the huge help with lyrics in songs 1,2,3,4), Nikita Merzlyakov(for his countless wise advises, that really make my a little bit better, and for his priceless support in music and sound engineering stuff), my parents (for his patience and for that fact what I am I. Daddy – RIP.), Bioware (for its great games that really inspirative and lead my way during all my life), particularly the composers of Mass Effect, especially Sam Hulick and Jack Wall(for the really deep inspirative mastespiece music that really blows my mind), Evgeny Zarudnev(for great lyrics to "More Than Ideal" and support in life and multiplayer games), Ilya Osipenko from amazing russian band Stilverlight(for renting the bass for the record), many great composers, musicians and band such as Tchaikovski, Grieg, Glinka, Wagner, Vivaldi, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Thomas Bergersen, Nightwish, Rhapsody, Within Temptation, Amaranthe(especially Elize Ryd<3), August Burns Red, Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, Yngwie Malmsteen, Skrillex, Eminem, Limp Bizkit, Scooter and many-many others that was formed my musical vision=), Ibanez guitars(for superergonomic design that really makes me enjoy to play this guitars), all fans and haters!

Nikita would like to thank: my lovely Kate Sergeeva (for understanding and support), Sergey Fomichev (the main guy behind this epic project who made tremendous amount of work), Nikolay Fomichev (for massive contribution), my parents and brothers (for patience and understanding), Allen Carr, Mikhail Litvak and Gleb Arkhangelsky (for their great ideas and books, that help me every day), Daniel Heiman, Fabio Lione and Andi Deris (for being unattainable ideals, by that motivating me to work harder), special thanks to all haters (for providing me a bunch of things to laugh at and making me better) and of course to all fans! Play games but don't forget about real world as well! \m/

Nikolay would like to thank: my brother Sergey Fomichev (for everything), Nikita Merzlyakov(for making this project possible), Evgeny Zarudnev (for replacing me on lyrics writing for the fifth song), all the bands I listened/listen/will listen to during all my life, all the people who somehow help me to work for improving myself. And the most important thing: I'd like to thank all those people, who helped us in making this album, and all those people, who didn't interfere!

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Track Name: A Long Time After In Our Galaxy
In the year 2148 on Mars men found the remains from an ancient race what led to discovering a mass relay, device enabling travel to the furthest stars. With fear and excitement men opened the door to the galaxy and joined the various galactic community. A new chapter of history has begun.
But no one would have believed at the close of the century that all our affairs were being watched across the gulf of space. No one could have dreamed that a terrible accident on a small human colony would be a sign of a much greater danger coming from afar. No one but one man, a man who will change the face of the galaxy forever.
Track Name: A New Threat
Led by well-known one, they came from the depths,
Depths of time and space... to kill!
This synthetic race dwelt beyond the Veil.
Why did they come here, pinning men on dragon's teeth?

The geth are merciless machines which will never understand
How bad it's to take away thousands of lifes.
But there is a most terrific thing that nobody can withstand
The massacre was set by a being of our kind!


[Chorus]
I am the man to wreck your cruel plan at one blow
I will crash all your troops if they bar my way
Nor furthest planets, nor your vessel can hide you now
For I'm Commander Shepard jumping through mass relays


He has pried your aim beyond butchering
To send a call to dark space
When the deed is done it will let 'em in
The defaced foe will come back and show no grace.

Spectre, are you totally insane, did you forget your job?
It is in preserving galactic balance and peace.
They threw doubt upon the words he said but let him conduct a probe
Be prepared to death cause he'll defeat you with ease!


[Chorus]
I am the man to wreck your cruel plan at one blow
I will crash all your troops if they bar my way
Nor furthest planets, nor your vessel can hide you now
For I'm Commander Shepard jumping through mass relays


You can creep out, turncoat
I beat your intrigues everywhere
Show up and I will grab your throat
Let's end it then and there


[Chorus]
I am the man to wreck your cruel plan at one blow
I will crash all your troops if they bar my way
Nor furthest planets, nor your vessel can hide you now
For I'm Commander Shepard jumping through mass relays


Here we are, once again toe to toe
I went throught that Mu Relay
Here I am to battle though
It is the world's fate what is at stake
Track Name: Spectre Strikes Back
Even the strongest can fall being taken by surprise
We've been attacked on patrol, and many gave up their lives

My body was burst into flames, I couldn't breathe
Alone in space is this my life's end?
But someone has got what was left of me
To bring me back for the galaxy's sake


[Chorus]
We'll fly to the dark or to wherever you all are
Your insect eyes shall be my lodestar
You may knock me down, may blow me up or tear apart
But I will revive to strike back hard


I was dead but now I've been returned
The crew is lost or broken up
My loyalty's the Council's concern
The missing men ain't worth regards

What a trust after all we've been through
Cerberus, I'm on it for the peace we once knew.


[Chorus]
We'll fly to the dark or to wherever you all are
Your insect eyes shall be my lodestar
You may knock me down, may blow me up or tear apart
But I will revive to strike back hard


The colony named after freedom
Got its colonists imprisoned
Opening me the clues who did this
(The) insect-like Collectors' species

To fight a fiend as enigmatic as they are
It needs a team of diverse skilled ones
Who won't step back (and) will assault them stark
If working in concord we'll make them flee at once

They landed on Horizon,
Didn't expect us to surprise them
We really did our best,
Saved a lot, but not (the) rest...

Walking down the Collectors' hives
With the best team ever beside
I am shocked and terrified
By the sight of the dead bodies piles


[Chorus]
We'll fly to the dark or to wherever you all are
Your insect eyes shall be my lodestar
You may knock me down, may blow me up or tear apart
But I will revive to strike back hard


You're hiding in your base near the galaxy's core
Thinking that you're safe, revolving around a black hole

By trading different living beings for your techs
You have been given the name Collectors
Now tell me, how much protection is all the tech
Against the rage of a revived spectre?

Tell me, how much protection is all the tech
When Shepard's team is here and striking back

[Chorus 2x]
We'll fly to the dark or to wherever you all are
Your insect eyes shall be my lodestar
You may knock me down, may blow me up or tear apart
But I will revive to strike back hard
Track Name: Return Of The Reapers
[Harbinger]
You have come too far, Shepard.
Fool's errand.
We bring you salvation through destruction.
You simply cannot understand what we are doing.


At peace I knew it was a calm before the storm
Now the Reapers here to make our species fall
We have never met a danger like that

Soldiers of the world, gather now, leave your fractions far behind for this time
We need to become allies
Otherwise we're going to die


[Chorus]
I appeal to you all, each of us must be strong and hold on
Their brutal force will crash our homes, everything we know
Fight no matter the cost, fight to see a new dawn


[Illusive Man] Don't interfere with my plans, Shepard. I won't warn you again.
[Shepard] Go to hell! We fight, or we die. That's the plan!
We fight or we die, there's only one side!

Though we take serious casualties and we know that more is waiting ahead
No one plans to hang his head
We'd rather die than give up the land


[Chorus]
I appeal to you all, each of us must be strong and hold on
Their brutal force will crash our homes, everything we know
Fight no matter the cost, fight to see a new dawn


Everyone has come to fight and may die at men's homeland
It's time when we face the Reapers in one last stand


[Chorus]
I appealed to you all, each of you has been strong to hold on
Their brutal force has destroyed your homes, everything you know
But you all have got your right to see a new dawn
Track Name: More Than Ideal
I tried to save this peace
For men I gave new chance to live
I gaze the world and space
I must save cos'

Now lively I was revived
Before me firstly were you
You pulled out me
I start new life seen your eyes

Father gave you a birth
His genes were your resource
He gave you faithful name


[Pre-Chorus]
Miranda
Elegant dame face
But graceful body now I gaze
Miranda

[Chorus]
I stare to your eyes and butt
When tell you to get your trust
You're my unfailing sun
Your past's gone

Maybe we'll be dead so soon
But you'll save me from my doom
I'm on direct control
By your soul


I see you're strong and real
However more than just ideal
Cerberus hired you
To show off that

This Corporation controls,
Got your soul and fears all
We got out there
For the right things with you

There's commercial at store
It's Shepard I love you more
Than takeoffs in all the stores


[Pre-Chorus]
Miranda
Elegant dame face
But graceful body now I gaze
Miranda

[Chorus]
I stare to your eyes and butt
When tell you to get your trust
You're my unfailing sun
Your past's gone

Maybe we'll be dead so soon
But you'll save me from my doom
I'm on direct control
By your soul


It' time to stay and fight
But don't forget about love
Reapers won't take out you
I'll hold you

I'm in elevator so long
Go down want to say you though
You're genetical
But these tears are natural

But now there is something advents
It's reapers and they are here
I have no choice I want you


[Pre-Chorus]
Miranda
Elegant dame face
But graceful body now I gaze
Miranda

[Chorus]
I stare to your eyes and butt
When tell you to get your trust
You're my unfailing sun
Your past's gone

Maybe we'll be dead so soon
But you'll save me from my doom
I'm on direct control
By your soul