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CAUTIVA: Fire, Walk With Me! (EP / demo)

by Jose Travieso



January 2008. First release of Cautiva, a technical and progressive thrash metal project in which I play all the instruments (guitars, bass, drums programming and vocals; except for guest musicians in very limited cases), in the style of "one man band".

After finishing my previous work («De Luces y de Sombras», 2003) I composed some music more for piano, but I lost the interest of making music and I left all this for a time. At the end of 2005 I began again, with very limited activity and as a musician totally transformed: I changed the piano for the guitar and the minimalism/romanticism/experimentation for the thrash metal, music that I loved since I was a child. It was a completely different story!

In 2007 I moved to Granada (previously I lived in Cádiz) and I wanted to record some cover songs (as a way of learning and watch what I could make recording at home) and some own stuff (as a way of showing the music and try to create a band in this new city). This EP was the result. And I made so many mistakes... :-/

I suppose that the biggest problem was my change of perspective around the project. When I was recording the songs, I didn't want a polish work, just to have something to show in my desire of making a band, but when I finished, I was so motivated composing and recording that I immediately started to record more music for a new album and I began to forget my initial idea of the band. As a result, the sound wasn't good; my music wasn't mature enough; the project wasn't showing a clear direction or aesthetic moving between thrash, progressive, groove, experimental music, etc.; my vocal lines were awfully sung the most of the times; etc. Moreover, I had then a complete lack of knowledge as recording engineer, making evident mistakes. And morever again, I didn't have the right equipment to be able to record something properly and, anyway, the technology then wasn't advanced enough to be able to record correctly -credibly- a metal album at home and in-the-box (all this of home-studios in metal music and one man bands was beginning then)...

If I had polished more this work for a few of months, or if I had released it as a demo, then I had made well, but I made a mistake releasing this as a EP. Anyway, not everything was wrong: we can find some interesting ideas and some good parts, and set the direction to my new album (Cautiva's «Human», 2009), which I'm very proud.

Tracks #1 and #5 were composed by Megadeth and Coroner respectively.

Main vocals in track #2 by Sergio Rubal. José L. Cabeza (co-author of some pieces in the «Música para una Guitarra sin Voz» EP, 2001) collaborated in this song recording a guitar solo.

Lyrics in tracks #2 and #3 by José Travieso.


released January 25, 2008



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Starting at the piano in the late 90s, José Travieso has been a very eclectic musician playing diverse instruments and releasing music in very different styles: minimalism, romanticism, experimental music, technical thrash metal, classical music... In 2015 he began a new period dedicated to electronic music. ... more

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Track Name: Fire, Walk With Me!
Corruption is my only friend
Welcome to Entropy
Deception was my misery
What I was I hate!


Broken, inner world
You gave me agony
These feelings, this lost control
Where did die the hope?!

Falling stars on a blackened tide
Withering my life
Silence, damned sorrowful
I’ll never find the calm!

Hell is stronger than heaven
Your kingdom has been come
Fire crushes Love, Hate is Peace
Cold all surround. Fire, walk with



Walk with me!!


Walk with me!!

Unconscious dream of a dying bird
Still I fly in a lie
The nightmares are my atrophy
What unpieced my wings!


Sickness, bastard love
I spit at our faces
My guilty. Oh, yes, I was
H’w long will last this storm?!


Fire, walk with me!
Fire, walk with me!
Fire, walk with me!
Fire, walk with me!
Track Name: Love / Hate (Dream Of A Blackened Nightmare)
Love, why are you crying?
Forget it and rise like a bird
Oh, love, don't cry me, please
Hate, don’t let me falling down OUT!

Sweet Moon,
Why are y'u crying me?
Don't cry me, please
Forget everything,
Nothing lost control
Nothing did die,
Fly with my wings,
Forgive you, please,
Don't be afraid,
Everything will change,
Listen, dear sun:

Why her light must be disappeared when you are brighting?
Why her tears have to continue filling the sea?
How many millions of years more?
How millions more?
How many more?
How millions more?

Your tongue spit PISSES!
Look at yourself and
Take them and
Eat them!

You promised me LOYALTY!
I give you my heart!
Take it and
Help me, please!
I can not control
My feelings!
Help me, please!

We are the failure
Of true love!
You and Me!
Our misery! Look
At yourself!
At myself!

Sweet Moon,
forgive me, please,
I don't know about me
Forget everything,
Nothing lost control,
Nothing did die,
Weak and forlorn love,
Rise high and strong,
Don't be afraid,
Everything will change,
She will

I can not bear how I hate your beautiful face
Lying you stole my soul and we are going to hell
Kill yourself and let me in peace
Kill yourself, please
Let me in peace
Kill yourself, please