“When Fighting Monsters” by Mesothet

My as of yet not finalized music album:

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Mesothet—the name of my so far one-person music band—etymologically signifies a middle place, or intermediacy, to me reminiscent of the ancient dictum, “all things in moderation.” I’ve been wanting to put this album—When Fighting Monsters—together since a youngster. It intends to blend folk elements with industrial and rock, being all around alternative. Most of the lyrics and a fair sum of the basic melodies were developed by the time I was in my early twenties. Most of the recordings still await to be done.

Mentioning the album to publicly announce this one pet project which I occasionally work on—this in anticipation of its eventual, though currently indefinite, release date.

Thanks for checking it out!

Lyrics for “Interlude: Ravens”:

Prometheus’s ravens came; from their eyes fell tears; and, within each one, a hot blue flame.

Beneath, the burning pools of water moaned; from each pool arose shimmering mirrors; and, within each one, the reflection of abandoned truths chained to a stone.

In time, the vapors gave thunderous screams; from each cloud flew sky black wings; and, within each one, the nestled embryo of an unhatched dream.

Mesothet (aka Michael W Moiceanu)