Artists of War IV: The Black

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1.
Uplifter 05:42
Progressive blade, emerge! Giant's blade, emerge! Corrupted blade, emerge! Cry of hounds A new day is forming Formulation enters completion Run through the forest Run, run through the forest Find the golden crystal and learn Omen Castle gates The moon falls at last into Atlantic Warning Get yourself into the bomb shelter Make sure the hatch is locked Sleep comes too soon Awake to a new day Each day tell a different lie To make sense of a world gone awry Crescent shape reveals a tunnel Gateway to another world Create the new, escape the old Beckon another illusion of existence Learn the reality of the world around me Careful craft another lie Dialectic treason Lust of labedo is placebo for the soul Crossed through ancient times Passed through premortal sights Everything flows and webs cover the Earth Hollow tusks bore their way to the sun Sins of fathers and daughters crucified soldiers still screaming for vengeance Luminating orbix hovers above a death cloud gives sight to the lost warriors below Gives new life to the soil that corrodes rusted ground scrapes away to show the pale white forgotten dimension of Abraham's time. Character cosplay ruminates a new found hobby that's likely to terminate the soul of... Progressive blade, emerge! Giant's blade, emerge! Corrupted blade, emerge! Cry of hounds A new day is forming Formulation enters completion Run through the forest, run through the forest Find the bulls-head crystal and learn Think I'm a vegetable – a miserable husk of a man Cyanide release my whole Make sense of an insane world Swamp-clad figure leads the way Progressive blade, emerge! Giant's blade, emerge! Rewind the universe Nabta cries out for freedom
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Mammon 02:31
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Heart of Man 08:09
Here's the people without faces all are filled with their disdain Mournful sadness blasts away into a crimson frame Will they see the world awakened, or will they fall to dark? Tribal faces, tattooed places, even love feels sharp River feeds them, soon to be with all their loved ones hearts A place of power, a place alone, a place without a start Will I see more? Will I be born? Endless stream of unknown everything All that I've lived for Painful residence Exclusive omniscience Endless stream of unknown everything All that I've lived for Doth thou believe in Zo'ar's fate? Apocalypse a forbidden state I cannot believe in what has killed me God's lost child a hermit of misery Believe in nothing new Believe in sun, a real god, a love to you Praying to the father of real science The hypocrites abound to make faith out of waste - out of waste Omniscience comes with a curse Too see your loved ones die forever Human senses corrode And you are alive – life Believe in nothing new Believe in sun, a real god, a love to you Praying to the father of real science The hypocrites abound to make faith out of waste - out of waste Out of waste Out of waste I am the waste Afraid to lose control, I'm a Christ A paranoid warrior of your device I hope, That I can feel again Pushed and shoved and messed around My father said he would be proud If I showed I was a man American warrior a soldier's creed My heart's imbalanced and won't you please kill me? I no longer want to live I did my time, I made mistakes, I hope God forgives is it too late? I know that I have a heart of man
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Midnight Run 04:40
Oceans and mountains lead me astray Drove a nail into my brain Wasted and hopeless, my garden's harvest Slowly drinking from the wine Open and soulless, emotions escaped me Oceans and mountains lead astray Drove another nail into my brain Caught in the wind, a drifter lost again One last time, take me away Monsters explode, I'm on the run Scared and all alone – is this my fate? Woke up in a daze, been asleep for days Found my bed was wet, covered in my heat The stars collide, shattering the nightless sky Left from the house, barefoot, but at least I'm found Oceans and mountains lead astray Drove a final nail into my brain
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Leviathan 00:34
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Avion Voice 05:47
Out of voice Out of sight Out of feeling hurt inside Out of choice Out of fight Out of hearing all your lies Time unfolds My name is Cain I wasn't sane I wasn't sane when I heard you call my name Out of voice Out of sight Out of listening sunshine Maybe I'll call Maybe I won't Maybe the Earth falls out the sky Maybe I'm out of time Maybe I've had my life decried Maybe the Earth stands still Maybe it's God's only will Followed and tortured alone Pray for another to hold my hand Wounds given way to disease Avion's curse lives inside of me Why can't I die? Why must I live a life unlivable? Churches and sadists surround me and contemplate my fate Maybe I'll call Maybe we all fall down Maybe the Earth falls Out of voice Out of sight Out of feeling hurt inside Maybe I'll call Maybe I won't Maybe the Earth falls out the sky Ancestor of God Takes human form Avion Voice Avion Voice Avion Voice Avion Voice
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Desperation, belief at all costs Desperation, belief that all's lost A false hope, can I still do it? Let go my ego Lost for eons in the beyond Nepotism out of control Give a thought away missing-link appears Dark orgasm fills my whole Awaiting for my doom Necropolis, all are confused Broken way of life is all I know Awaiting for the unknown Want your pity Want your pity I'm dwelling in this broken city Whether I live or die You will have your answer - Inside Broken way of life is all I know Awaiting for the unknown I see everything all around me Broken heads on robot torsos Eyes a flood with obscene revelation All the world is full of shit I dive into the shit I - a pious ranger of death A sacred warrior I am I waited here just for you A recipe for disaster I cheated out of the light Watched as worlds collide I saw the son of the Lord Our faith is reborn Broken way of life is all I know Awaiting for the unknown
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The Crucible 05:42
Open my face and watch my teeth fall out The sun awakens me a brand new day But I can do without Constantly I'm leaving home Convinced I care about Nothing that's a part of me I'll find a place to go – sow my oats Where I go Wind will follow Lesson told The missing piece I've borrowed Fold – me – in half Woman I am free from you now Hope you have a classic life Get into my wallet and take of my things I can't decide if I'm who I'm trying to be – I want it now

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A deeper refinement of our style explored on Black Dragon. The first half of our double album; the fourth entry into the AoW canon.

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released December 12, 2012

The Dragon - Guitars, Hatori Hanzo delux
Skullcrusher - Bass, P-51 Mustang
Dynamo - Drums, witchblade

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Artists of War Atlanta, Georgia

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

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