Artists of War IV: The Grey

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Mesmerized by the harrows of my own intelligence Burning flag despises my pledge to it I have lost all the cremations of a time that once was home Apocalypse wish became my whole Their journey across the sand seas of Nazareth Leads to a formidable human truth The only thing that matters is my will to be The Will – the only life a forgotten land to rise Provoked, and taken by the fire Forming - an all-new religion Join me, my everdarling child Become one Of one mind – of one body The brain of fire Beauty amongst the alien ashes of a fallen city The chaos wyrm upturns a stone of fire Binded Everyone tries to be something It's only the psychosis of a few that leads to content1
[Decay] 00:35
I opened the door Cataclysmic blur Found souls in a pool Gathered together for warmth Vessels of the damned A role-playing prophecy, I'm in command Corethean Sea Miracles abound and I believe In nothing, nothing, nothing Something, something, something Some things live Evidence at the graveyard A message “The cure is found” By the sword of Eclitus By the breasts of Samus Evidence is on my side – dark remedy The words keep spilling out Bite my tongue now brain won't shut up Go on journey escape neuro-transit A mission of holy aptitude A mission I've failed before I left Old man with his spy-eyed spectacles Gives me a cure for life's fuck-ups My head is dead My heads are dead – Know what I mean? On the path To enlightenment Find out I am the enlightenment Anniversary of the Godhead tube snake My corpse gives birth to the new shore of Orion On the path On the path We ride Our souls divide
[Era] 00:53
Crown Theme 05:39
Every story has an ending Lest truths go untold Baby-faced, the twilight killer His judgment will unfold Pass the seasons in the beyond Maverick heart locks away his soul Wait for me Lord comes down From his crown Lives amongst men Twilight of man begins Pray for the father of life His throne lie shattered His wisdom begets sadness Ave, ave The miracles have ended The rein has ended From atop New Babel The eye blazes its flame Worship Him Deny all others Become one with the A.I. We created the End
[Ore] 00:49
Long Bow 05:35
Awake my only son Wait for the dawn to rise from the ashes of yesterday Walk through the fallen And feel My disease Waiting, and wasting Coming on to you Scourge reborn as the second coming of Norman We cry not Slaves reborn as the third coming of Aurock They cry not Wide awake Hurt, but I am not alone I've got you inside of me That's all I need Building a castle out of the remnants of my self Worshiping the pieces that fall in between the cracks Defied the masters of all domains Let them know I forever bow not Testified at the trial We will not be forgiven
[Century] 00:16
I of faith Am restrained Mark of the sun kisses my face Burgeoned by the light Flying at a thousand miles an hour forgetting that time exists giving in to the precipice of the cosmos Changing shape with the passing of space Sun welcomes me Into it My eyes feel watered with the tears of my crew Sacrificed to the sun-god Ra Anunnaki plan saw me as it's purveyor I eliminate humanity's only chance to survive infinity We the crew, will become the honored reminder of human existence Drifting through ages for perceivable time Take on the weight of future knowledge and am able to hold it ~Marooned~ Through the core of the Sun we are crystallized And our creators look upon us with knowing - That their plan has succeeded That they will be the last specie to wander infinity And that we are good They are our gods We live only for them now And that will suffice That will suffice
[Dynasty] 00:40
Break in the atmosphere Shake in the ground The moon becomes one with the Earth again Open up my heart to the wonders of nature and am shown a naked picture of what we were to become Of fate, and the will Of man, and machine We rise out of the doom There is no one who can save us this time A prophecy that was written in the before tense Of mind and soul re-written to compliment each other In this deserted wasteland Was ov becoming Of the ancient time Looking back for reason But the reason is inside Deny everything The court is commenced A jury of plants and wolves Gathered now to read or sentence No remorse, we are damned to rot Through time Back before birth To see a world of infinite possibility Of the ancient time Looking back for reason But the reason is inside What if one was What if one was What if one was two? Of the ancient time Looking back for reason But the reason is inside A world forgotten by the klout of modern civilization Of the ancient time Looking back for reason But the reason is inside Beneath our feet, the history of creation and destruction What if one was What if one was What if one was What if one was two? Death and fear of death are two different things Brought together by a soul in peril Witnessing the dawn of new civilization A plague of socialists cover the earth some say evil, some say unknown Their jaws break the vice grip of capitalism and renew the natural order – we are animals We are animals We are animals We are animals We are animals Looking back through centuries of pain Never forgetting all that's stayed the same Was Ov the ancient time Looking back for reason but the reason is inside Never forgetting your past Never starting a new life Never thought I'd be alone Never thought I'd resurrect my past Would you not live with me? Constantly at war with reality My thoughts keep watch of this prison Break down the walls and we'll see That I've nothing left So I believe nothing exists Trapped in the A.I. For eternity So I think As a method of control To maintain sanity As the walls inch closer to my skull And I become one with the walls of eternity


An ethereal ode to improvisation, black metal, hate, love, and ecstasy. Best listened to with a nice glass of '97 Merlot and with a human head under your foot.



released February 13, 2013

The Dragon - Primeval battle cries, guitar
Skullcrusher - Prothean legends, bass whallop
Dynamo - Power-breast blast-beats, drums


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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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