Descent

by Empyre

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Based in black metal with flavors from other genres as well. A Descent into insanity.

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released 21 December 2011

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Track Name: Descent
“I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,
Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down
The dark descent, and up to reascend...”
― John Milton, Paradise Lost
Track Name: Dark Gardens
What awaits in our dark gardens
a bed of black dying roses
growing wild and they're hiding
a place made of bones and stone

here lies you and all you are
all hopes and dreams are yet to come
they're buried in our dark gardens
the land of the dying sun

what awaits in our dark gardens
a pool of dark stagnant waters
tainted with the blood and sorrow
of our silent stoic martyrs

here lies you and all you are
all hopes and dreams are yet to come
they're buried in our dark gardens
the land of the dying sun

begging for a resurrection
of a sky raining fire
sacrifice this land stricken
with the fear of dying to the sound of dark gardens growing wild.
Track Name: Tattered Remains
Memories bleed through my skull
a reminder of my broken wings
that once lifted me, from here i fell
the pain is such a familiar thing

My wings had carried me through the sky
above the clouds away from pain
struck down and left to die
my wings were but tattered remains

And deformed my wings became
once more i began my ascent
past fire and torrents of rain
all reflecting my previous descent

And as i rose through the clouds wings spread
light shone upon them scarred and stained
i was struck down again and left for dead
my wings but tattered remains

"Why again" i screamed
no answer echoed back
hopes of light were but a dream
as my wings faded to black

My wings fluttered in the wind
cold and lifeless they fell to the floor
is this payment for my sins?
my wings to grow back no more

dark clouds filled the sky
bringing with it a cold and bitter rain
and in mute surrender i died
myself but tattered remains.
Track Name: Rest In Peace
Love and happiness are empty words to me
long ago they lost they meaning
endless shades of grey is all i see
just a shadow of the world that I'm leaving.

So i sleep
let this world fade to black
and i sleep
and never wake up again

Taint and corruption is all i feel
the hues of life are long gone now
eyes close as a final seal
and i leave this world where i don't belong.

So i sleep
in eternal slumber
and i sleep
and never wake up again

Death greets me with open arms
as the world behind me fades away
i am safe and away from harm
in deaths arms is where i wish to stay

So i sleep
let her arms wrap around me
and i sleep
and never wake up again

So i sleep
let this world fade to black
and i sleep
and never wake up again

Dying is easy, all you have to do is close your eyes and sleep.
Track Name: Witching Hour
Worldly ways wallowing
In insufferable incineration, inseminating
The tainted transgression to
Cold calloused condemnations.
Harkening hallowed havens
In invigorating intonations, insinuating
Nihilistic notions notwithstanding
Growing guided grief.
Hours halt
Ominously, only
Undisturbed unending
Ruins rot.

Waking to the sound of parasites crawling,
I glance left and right for a light glowing softly.
The window pane is stained and worn,
Cold wind is knocking softly at my door
Heralding the coming hour of darkness and fleshed tears.
If only it were but a dream. I find only nightmares.
Never obtaining a justification for it all.
Guided only by flickers of light and painted dolls.
How can we stand to go on to dust,
Our own creations are reeling upon us.
Unending life seems to me so sour,
Reminiscing upon the hour.
Track Name: Funeral Day
Roses have been painted black
by the tears shed for the dying
they hover us so dark
preying on the corpse of life

Every day is a funeral
in a world of unfamiliar sights
painted on our grand mural
hung beneath the strands of time

Hanging roses on the wall
by the shattered frames of dreams
waiting in the darkest hall
painted black by the blood of me

Every day is a funeral
in a world of unfamiliar sights
painted on our grand mural
hung beneath the strands of time

Every day is a funeral
in a world of unfamiliar sights
painted on our grand mural
hung beneath the strands of time
Track Name: Catalepsy
These voices speak to me
and tell me of forbidden truths
the truth will set me free
from everything i do.

Waking with the scent of the earth at my fingertips
darkness holding me inside my haven, in my crypt
no one knows that i am home deep beneath the ground
where just the voices in my head keep me safe and sound

I am as still as death
and still there's no one that can see
and with every last breath
i set myself free

Waking with the scent of the earth at my fingertips
darkness holding me inside my haven, in my crypt
no one knows that i am home deep beneath the ground
where just the voices in my head keep me safe and sound

Waking with the scent of the earth at my fingertips
darkness holding me inside my haven, in my crypt
no one knows that i am home deep beneath the ground
where just the voices in my head keep me safe and sound
Track Name: Rosary
A rose we have for love and death
a love in death or death in love
gladly holding our last breath
to surrender to a dying sun

Forever we are forever we'll be
forever in love with the darkness we see
immortal beloved of martyred souls
forever drinking the blood of the rose.

And so we drink by phoenix flame
alight with our immortal fear
where love and death is our prey
and roses bleed lakes of tears

Forever we are forever we'll be
forever in love with the darkness we see
immortal beloved of martyred souls
forever drinking the blood of the rose.

and ever we wait for the final rose
the rose of death evades us so
immortal we are without a home
reaping where we havent sown

Forever we are forever we'll be
forever in love with the darkness we see
immortal beloved of martyred souls
forever drinking the blood of the rose.

Cast these roses around me
bury me in thorns and blood
theres no need to rescue me
from the sea of tears im drowning in.
Track Name: Awake
What is reality
what is separating
us from insanity
from us awakening

How are we to know
what is real and what is not
this web of lies that we've helped sew
our own demise we have wrought

Count to ten and close your eyes
and patiently await your demise
further down the rabbit hole
insanity home sweet home

In dreams we reside
withinside* our dreams
escape in suicide
alive we seem

Count to ten and close your eyes
and patiently await your demise
further down the rabbit hole
insanity home sweet home

Count to ten and close your eyes
and patiently await your demise
further down the rabbit hole
insanity home sweet home

Awake and dreaming
dreaming and awake
closed eyes seeing
the darkness break
Track Name: Sacred Asylum
Break away from yourself
a special place you'll find
bait the deadliest trap
that resides inside your mind

Lets set the fire
to the sacred asylum
lets watch the ashes climb
right past the gates of oblivion

they never tell you how your becoming
how far you've slipped from norm
but from where you are standing
it doesn't matter anymore

Lets set the fire
to the sacred asylum
lets watch the ashes climb
right past the gates of oblivion

Lets set the fire
to the sacred asylum
lets watch the ashes climb
right past the gates of oblivion