About a month ago I finally bought my Sempiternal CD, it’s the most precious thing I own :D You can see that text on it, I cried so much when I first read it. It will probably help you understand the whole album better but it will hit you right in the feels :D
So here it is:
"The subject enters admission: however; showing severe signs of remorse, struggling to cope with his own stigma, witnessed on several occasions to describing his soul as a "bastard". When asked to accept his own powerlessness, and show a credence in a higher power, the subject responds negatively, claiming "death is the only salvation". The subject begins to display signs of regression; failing to see, in his own words, the "writing on the wall". In a state of disconnection, the patient compares his disposition to that of sleepwalking. As the subject comes to recognise his actions, he demonstrates strong feeling of antipathy for himself, believing that no one wishes to "see or hear him". It is at this stage we see a true advancement, and what I would describe as an epiphany for the subject. Finally coming to accept his disease, and realising it cannot be cured, yet can be arrested, he vocalises that he can never "bury" nor "sever the feeling" of emoures. The subject comes to the revelation that his affliction is, in his own words "sempiternal". It is this realisation of permanence that allows him to begin treatment of condition. The subject begins a process of segmentation, distancing himself from individuals who have emapled or harmed him in the past, reffering to them as "snakes". As the subject progresses in his recovery, he describes emotions of discordance towards individuals he previously believed to have strong emotional connections towards, claiming they had lost touch, furthemore, the subject displays an elevated state of awareness regarding matters he believes he was previously apathetic to, showing dissidence towards certain actions and behaviours, citing that no-one is changing anything. The subject demonstrates what is known as autosoterism, the belief that one can only obtain salvation through oneself, at which stage he experiences a complete reformation, summarising; "Then I found out how hard it is to really change, even hell can get comfy once you’re settled in. I just wanted the lonely inside me to leave, but no matter how fucked you get it’s always there when you come back down. The funny thing is; everything I wanted, I already had, there’s glimpses of heaven in every day. In the friends I have, the music I make, the love that I feel. I just had to start again."
Mother fucking yes. Best album they’ve made.