Lyrics on the subtitles.
Final boss of the post-shadowbringers storyline that ends the story of the First and the unsundered Ascians.
As you probably know by now, this song was composed by Soken while he was hospitalized fighting laryngeal cancer. I have nothing but respect for the man, and I wish him all the best.
I might have repeated this fight many times just to get a drk footage and limit break in sync with the attack... totally worth it. Now this really feels like an appropriate ending for the warrior of darkness saga.
I've noticed that human bosses are usually huge (kefka, warrior of light etc.), I think it's probably a reference to old school FF boss fights when the pixel art for the boss was gigantic in comparison to the party members (also because fighting an enemy you can barely see is boring).
The theme has some different tunes in phase 1 and 2, I tried to find a way to put them together skipping the bottom mashing transition phase.
This track is now available in iTunes and Amazon Music:
All our splendour bathed black in silence
Our surrender a sombre reverie
Slowly drifting down into twilight
Left to sifting through faded memories
Know our places, for worth is wordless
Evanescent, this writing on the wall
Brother stay this descent to madness
Come and save us. Catch us before we fall
Like broken angels, wingless, cast from heavens' gates
(Our slumb'ring demons awake)
We only fly when falling, falling far from grace
(Hell take us, heaven can wait)
Our lives a message in a bottle cast to sea
(Disgrace untold and unseen)
Quick to their ends, our candles burn until we're free
In monochrome melodies
Our tears are painted in red
(Bleeding to the edge)
Deep inside we're nothing more
Than scions and sinners
In the rain
Do light and darkness fade
Yes, time circles endlessly
The hands of fate trained ahead
(Pointing to the edge)
All things change, drawn to the flame
To rise from the ashes.
We first must see the end
Rock of ages, we cast the first stone
In our cages, we know not what we do
Indecision here at the crossroads
Recognition, tomorrow's come too soon
Follow blindly like lambs to slaughter
At the mercy of those who ply the sword
As our song wends dead underwater
We're forgotten for now and evermore
Without a compass wand'ring lost in lies of faith
(Faith slowly wasting away)
Only alive in fighting Death's amber embrace
(Our hearts beat loud, unafraid)
On Hands and knees we pray to gods we've never seen
(Come shadow, come follow me)
The final hour upon us, no more time to breathe
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11 Ago 2020