Entheogen - EP

by The Chemical Mind



The second release by The Chemical Mind. My goal with this EP was to lean further in to the shoegaze and post-hardcore elements, which is heard most evidently in “In Ascent.” However, the black metal roots of this project are still heard clearly in “Entheogen” and “Lingua Franca.” My cover of “The Seer’s Tower” by Sufjan Stevens is, in retrospect, the weak point of this EP, but the shoegaze elements are at forefront here.


released December 2, 2017

Nick Krueger - Guitars, vocals, bass, composition
Matt Cleppper - Additional guitars on "Lingua Franca" and "The Seer's Tower"

"The Seer's Tower" originally by Sufjan Stevens


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Nick Krueger Dallas, Texas

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Track Name: Entheogen
Before they told us
who had died
They raised their hands and said
"The LORD is our strength"

Before remembering who she was
They made us raise our hands and sing
"The LORD is our shepherd"

And we walked further than we had ever walked before
And we gathered for more than we would ever gather again
And we fought more than we had ever fought before
And we closed our lips before we were to say “He is with me”

Before they told us
who had died
They raised their hands and said
"The LORD is our strength"

Thank God she died for us
All love, all hate, to teach a message
That's all she was to you
Praise God! She'll never breathe again
Track Name: Lingua Franca
Keep from me your divine poetry

Your words will follow me home
Where I’ll lay alone and pray until they’re gone
Let me forget how to speak
Let me forget how to read
I wish to think naught but abstract memories

Keep me from your divine poetry
Track Name: In Ascent
I need you to hear me
I am deaf to my own voice
I need you to remember
I’ve forgotten all that matters to me

Lift me up
In holy ascent

I see the holy ones raise themselves up
I want them to set me apart so I can be
holy and divine just like them
Track Name: The Seer's Tower
In the tower above the earth,
There is a view that reaches far
Where we see the universe,
I see the fire, I see the end.

Seven miles above the earth,
There is Emmanuel of mothers.
With his sward, with his robe,
He comes dividing man from brothers.

In the tower above the earth, we built it for Emmanuel.
In the powers of the earth, we wait until it rips and rips.
In the tower above the earth, we built it for Emmanuel.
Oh my mother, she betrayed us, but my father loved and bathed us.

Still I go to the deepest grave,
Where I go to sleep alone.