With ‘Movement 3’ we enter the core of the story. This longest track of the album is, with its 15 minutes, a mini symphony in itself. All registers are being played, but first there is an intro. The piece gets introduced with mysterious voices sounding like a Greek siren. That such creatures are untrustworthy can be heard in the percussion, which sounds like an alarm. With some solid blows on the timpani things get serious. The silence between the strokes sounds heavy and loaded. The piano echoes the blasts made by the timpani, a clever and powerful effect. Enter a whispering male voice who recites the third verse of the poem: “The korax dives the triple seas and hunts the silence of unbroken thought.” Meanwhile the timpani continue to beat and we can clearly hear why the piano is a percussion instrument too. The central theme of ‘The Cartographer’ is introduced with the brass and it will continue to sound throughout the song: threatening but also moving. The volume can be put at maximum level halfway the movement for what is the ultimate mix between contemporary classical and heavy metal music. This is unmistakably the highlight of the album. These are intense minutes filled with strong percussion, extreme use of vocals, trombones that keep the Leitmotiv going.. the violin and cello support subtly. Toward the end the heaviness gets lighter. Only a short motif remains, played repetitively by the brass. It’s one of many musical details that gives this piece its ‘fullness’.