I think I get it now; was this ever explicitly stated or something you just "get" by looking at the tracklist and/or reading the lyrics?
1 - 7 are seven stories
8 - 14 are the other sides of each story
1/8 Stand Amid the Roar / In a Place of Solace
2/9 On a Brave Mountain We Conquer / In Silent Seas We Drown
3/10 Mass / Cali
4/11 This is How / The Wind Shifts
5/12 A Better Place / To Live and Lose
6/13 Hide Your Secrets / With Second Chances
7/14 Arrivals / Departures
I need to dig into the lyrics. This is cool.