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"Alpha Omega" is an October Noir song included on their first album The Haunting and the Powerful, released in 2017. The song is split into two cantos. The first canto, "The Lamb and the Tyger", has Tool-like industrial grooves with organ hooks, with really high-pitched string from acoustic guitar and keyboard hum that sounds like faint horn in the interludes, and the second canto, "An Veritas an Nihil", has Type O-like rhythm then high-pitch guitar going up and down the pitch.

The title simply means the beginning and the end. This song is about Tom's ex girlfriend who called her Angel got possessed by a demon with experiences based from the two romantic poems by William Blake—"The Lamb" in Songs of Innocence, and "The Tyger" in Songs of Experience, hence the combined title of the first canto. This song can also be titled "An Veritas an Nihil", which is Latin for "The Truth, or Nothing", which refers to a narcissist attempting to understand, but ultimately realizing they’re just worthless liars. The Latin phrase is chanted sixteen times in faint choir-like vocals.

Lyrics[]

[Canto I. "The Lamb and the Tyger"]
A rose on the left
chains on the right
One side was death
the other was the light
She laughed like torment
her smile full and bright
Emotions of deliverance
can only mean goodbye

She's missing again
no trace of where she ran
This blood stain poison
the message of the lamb

She was an angel
with demon wings
She was deceptive
with all living things
There was fire in her eyes
and freedom in her heart
She wanted to end the lies
All she needed was a start

She's missing again
no trace of where she ran
This blood stain poison
the message of the lamb

[Canto II. "An Veritas an Nihil"]
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil

With dusk just setting
the succubus awakes from slumber
Gorging on the innocent
words of ecstasy beckon
But you're just a liar
kill the poisonous liar
The whole truth
and nothing but

An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil
An veritas an nihil

Personnel[]

  • Tom Noir – vocals, guitar and acoustic guitar (on original version), bass, drums (on original version), keyboards, organ, writing, engineering, mixing, mastering, production
  • Doug Lane – guitar and acoustic guitar (on remaster version)
  • Tyler Fleming – drums (on remaster version)
October Noir songs
The Haunting and the Powerful
  1. "The Haunting"
  2. "Volatile"
  3. "Trinity"
  4. "Alpha Omega"
  5. "Exhume"
  6. "Silicon"
  7. "Deep Woods"
  8. "Vertebra Seraphim"
  9. "Feel Heart Love"
  10. "Beautifool"
Thirteen
Fate, Wine, & Wisteria Non-album singles
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