Harbinger I: No Children In Heaven

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released November 15, 2013

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A heavy metal concept project inspired by Mastodon, High On Fire, Bach, transcendental meditation and all things heavy.

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Track Name: The Perfect Human Beast
Floor it
Into the marsh
Chastised
For the last time

Stay on
The drugs
Stay on
The drugs

Spinning of the wheels
Into the ground
Mercy I know not
For my self

I offer you
The wind from my lungs
I give to you
The river in my veins

Supplicate and turn anew
Masturbate and cum on the few
A vision of death

Rise up
Break down
Get head
You're wet
I'm flushed
The dead wood

Lucifer
A cold reminder
Of what I wanted
To be
A dead god
Apothecary
Hope to be
Fallen grace

My mistake
I thought you were some one else

Day time
All's fine
Carpe diem
Jadified
Created anew
Scorched
Bled out

You're not good enough
No one's good enough
Never attain
What's deserved
See the old ones
Feel their ego
Single arrogance
I hate life

Death
Comes
To All

Judas
Iscariot
Truest
of Humans
Living
Between the
Divide
Between
Black and
White and
Searching
For the
Inevitable
Doom of
His life
In his time

Judas
Judas
Hear us
Judas

There is no choice
Forced to live
By the rules of another
Sacrifice the will
And repeat myself
Hope someone hears this
before I die

I fear what I love
And seek only for the romantic
Track Name: Electric Temple
Make someone feel pain and you have absolute control

Cursed with memories that are not my own
The excuses stay the same
Thrust in the spotlight, forced to end the show
So many people that I'll never know

Mercy upon the unbelievers – Those who lost faith
Feel the needles touch the bone
The metal surge in veins
As one becomes two

Waiting as life passes and as love fades
Waiting for the window of the soul to reopen
Closed as a nightmare ends the dream
I have no worries if I'll ever be the same

Waiting as life passes and as love fades
Waiting for the window of the soul to reopen
Closed as a nightmare ends the dream
I have to wonder if I'll ever be the same

Light of my life, light of my death
Light the walker who gets misused
Message in stone awakes intelligence
Mnemonic chapter of destiny ascends

I am immortal, I am end of the earth
I am the beginning of a new way of life
Rearrange the stone into electric temple
Worshiping the light in electron tube

Electric Temple
Electric Temple
Electric Temple
Electric Temple

Kissing the stone I awaken a God
Wishing that I could become his food
Temple of the thunder God leads me to home
Prolong the mystery, keep them consumed

Electric Temple
Electric Temple
Electric Temple
Electric Temple

Compromising sanity
Forsaking will to be
Running circles in my head
Hoping God will strike me dead

Circumvent the expose
Of my life’s malady
We all die in harmony
With the birth of surroundings

I am never
Leaving home again
Not when all that's outside
Is bloody with the mask of vengeance

Ready to die for another,
But unwilling to save themselves

Electric Temple

I have never seen so many useless faces
Gathered in one place
Kissing each others wounds
As they chase their own tails

Right
Become one
With the lie

Missing pieces in hearts due to broken psychology
Find meaning in pity
Justify moral grounds with forced ego
The cycle of deterioration continues

Right
Become one
With the lie

Faking an orgasm
Prolonging the illusion of life

Hundreds of forgeries of the human race
More genuine than what is real
Walking through the temple the worshipers grab my clothes
Punished for the harshness of their throes

Sanctified as a prophet
Take the moon as my sign
Symbol of resurrection
A deathblow to the human psyche

Muezzin cries in the middle of the night
Muezzin cries at the womb of the acolyte
Sanctified
Sanctified
Track Name: Harbinger I
You never had a son
You never worshiped no one
Track Name: Neon Opera (Court of Eyes)
I'll always return here
When I have lost my way
Harbinger of your delight
Fantastic opera plays in my mind

The curtain splits –
final call to all actors
Tighten their belts and build up confidence
Enter the gorgeous egg-shaped chapel of eyes

Weaving canvas into clay
Speaking of what we became

Writing our - own – epilogue
Dividing – a universe
The peace begets destruction
The horror was never a lie

Wandering
Summoning
A new form
Of thinking
Realized
Devastate
Court of eyes
judging me

I'm a hate
designate
What you do
When you choose
To misguide
For the sake
of the state
Miserable

I'll always return here
When I have lost my way
Harbinger of your delight
Fantastic opera plays in my mind

Born asleep
Die awake

Watch as they use and abuse and destroy themselves
Watch as they hurt and desert and defile the youth
Watch as they run and mistrust and they learn so slow
Hear as they cry and then die and then turn their backs

Watch as they hang and they shoot and they throw it all
Into the dirt in the earth and they mourn the loss
Of the things they deserved as they squandered
This is the court - the court - the court of eyes
Track Name: Harbinger II
No one ever seen his face
No one ever heard his name

No one ever heard his name
No one ever seen his face
Track Name: Dead Star
Ancient battlefield for woman and man
Destroyed battleship carcass forms the land

False star
Black moon
Anti-light

Dead star
Dark moon
False-light

The screeching sounds of dismemberment
Conversion into clay
The smoke-filled sky lights up and solidifies
Into noxious mass

The derelict spaceport
Forgotten by time
The negative space
Conquered in neutron blast

Belligerent cyborg
Given to a task
Expected to comply
But never to ask back

Heinous judges
Produce a sentence
Hideous dogs
carry out the sequence

Sordid dust surrounds the toxic husk
Bodies converted into energy-waste
Now a tomb for the young nihilists
Come to celebrate destruction

Once the light of generations
Now a tomb of devastation

Sorrow-clouds eek up mile-high chimneys
Infecting misguided visitors
Causing suicide

Deep in its core
The dark judges wait
Engineering Sol's destruction
Held in neuro-sympathetic-symbiosis

Aided via theta waves
By the most powerful computer ever built
Before they were outlawed

Find a way to undo their mistake
Pay the penance for their crime
Death trap
Dead star
Misguided youth
Dark judges
False light
Take the night away

The instrument pierces soundless void
As all chimneys fire in synchronous
Dead bodies eject and the star
Lights a last time
False light – judge's plan

Atomic collisions and twisted circuitry
Many thousand miles of exposed steel

Black moon is pulled from orbit
Tension builds as it pushes through Sol's gravitonic belt
The guiltless moon that gave balance brings destruction
Violent windstorm cuts off my sight-sensors

And in the eternity of time I'll find a meaning
And as the old ones go blind I'll see again
As the oceans turn red and the sky turns black
And as the illusion unwinds I'll lead instead into the new universe