Peace, or God as Machine

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released January 1, 2012


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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: Giantoss
Such unrest
Discovered the mind

Born with you
A youth abused
Defect turned to cries

Told to
Deliver seed
Terrible this crime

Who laid awake
Helped me through the night

A single round
Brother falls to me

I wasn’t one
of those who knew
I was a good son

Punish all your kind

I know
I’ll live again
Purge this fucking ghost


of psychic fields
Touch the grasp of silence
Mind implodes

Cork the ease of wonder
Fly with speed insane
Trance becomes your world
and I am your

1, dimension shifting
3, to find his way
5, an Earth is losing
Track Name: Stone Ocean
of thousand eyes
and gnaw on thighs
will multiply
Fall into the pain

I heard the voices screaming at me
and I walked away

Walked through sea’s of life
Turned the life to dust
Innocence they claimed
Ignore their claims I must

Vast canyons
expound upon my
I fly into the tomb of doom

Bodies crawling out
Sending in the hounds
Ecstasy eloped
I knew god was dead

Fall of Caesar
Nazi aliens
Foolish purpose found

Concept seething
Weapon mastery
Absolute without

There is a waste of evil in this time
Direction has long been lost to find my peace of mind

I walked to the moor hoping to find her there
When he greeted me I saw the eye
I said to his face like a maggot
that maggot was mine

There is a single soul who fell through gently
her name was Maria, a nightmare turned to dream

I picked her up and took her down where we would play
It took a little while but soon she started to bleed

Stone Ocean

Climbing high on the tight-ropers edge, forgotten not, ambivalence

Stone Ocean
Track Name: Razael, 40 Ton War-Machine
Angel awaken force
Cyclopean rays
Zo'ar releases might

I am Razael

Given forbidden thoughts
Become what you are not
Peace breeds violence

I am machine

Begin psychic war
Bend Archean door
Sacrifice all that you left

I am God

Unveil monolith
Enter spatial rift
You must seize the moment

I am Razael

Giantoss, I hear you.
Come to take away my power?
Use it for your own I suppose,
return the world to a dreaming lie.
But you will face your own demons
who tear at you from the inside,
keeping you down, alone.

Icht will blacht
Zer ru has fra tu
Track Name: The Aerial Orbix
Lucifer is mine
Terrible inside
Monster wants to choke
All the living might as well

Trapped in your lying
Subject is crying
Serpent rears its head and
lost child is sent with negligence to the floor

Luciferian smile
Resurrection dial
Come towards the end
of all life and matter

Proper that you would
Subject me and could
reset in your flesh as
a killer - born from the light

Now cry
And face the fate
of child’s wonder

Season of June
come and be with us
Serpentinian cross
Attempted reproduction upon the aerial

Cycles of violence
Return the monolith
to it’s odyssey
No fucking wonder you hurt

No one ever learned to fly
Stuck inside their pods for life
Solitary irony
Type-cast, divine belligerents

Mother Mary give me mercy
Don’t let everybody hurt me
I don’t want to be alone
But all I hear are whispers of god

You would see what I see
If you cut your throat and spilled out
of body
I hear sign of the epoch
Cloaked in daggers

Judas bears the crown
Princess fell to ground
Army of the cross
I love you come marry me

Endless bigotry
Took all my confidence and left
everything the same
as it was before I awakened

Mother Mary give me mercy
Peace, love and understanding
Languages deteriorating
I held the orbix up to the light, sealed my faith in it

Keep your prayers oh so silent
Don’t let suicide confront you
Love’s illusion breaks delusion
that I’d never want to see you again

Some day
I will live out
the prophecies of my Goddess
Track Name: Darkburst
Darkburst consuming me
Vengeance and lust, beyond reality
Loss and betrayal, the grudge I hold
A long lost fear of forgetting the ones I know

Where go I?
Where go I?

Foreign accent upon your tongue,
the more you scream the more my face gets numb
Beyond repentance, beyond our fate,
apocalypse now, oh please God don’t be late

I could release with all the power
of faith and science combined to make a whole
Arcane wisdom of which they speak
the gift of foresight forever endowed in me

I’m in need of a new beginning
I don’t believe that this is how it ends
No computer and no false god
I can’t escape the promises that are done

You have will of god
You have faced them all

Where go I?
Track Name: Orion
Words in face
can’t be traced
Hold my hand
Let’s get blazed

For Orion
Deify him

Hail Orion
Don’t defy him

You will see the last of me in time
Sepulcher above has Saturn’s voice
Terror struck on hills of love
Star lands on the world become unreal

For Orion
Deify him
You were not awake when he woke the daydreamers
Hail Orion
Don’t defy him
You were not awake when he broke the stormbringer’s code

Words cannot attain
Spectral light and flame
Hold the Tusk of Mal
The gods smile down on you
Raped upon a rock
Seen by all the children
Glorify the rock
It becomes the new God

But she escaped alive
The terror of the night
They tried to take her home
But she lives on and resurrects

Call of howling wolves
Soon she will be found out
Flood the eastern gates
Severed path accomplice

Words in face
can’t be traced
Hold my hand
Let’s get blazed

For Orion
Deify him
You were not awake when he woke the daydreamers
Hail Orion
Don’t defy him
You were not awake when he broke the stormbringer’s code
Track Name: Witness The Dawning of Cyber-Hulk
You have left to find your soul
You are heretic mine to hold

Witnessing pride corruption
Spread the eagles wings, cross redundance

I have not lived
For your kind
Turn to dust
All in time

Deep in the crust, force awakes
Minds chattering, men contemplate
Their selves

Gravity is
pulling me
to the floor
ever more
Twisted shapes
Mountains quake
Earth's set free
Oceans breathe

You listen well
I can tell
You're the one
Lonely sun

My apprentice
Soul witness
Left behind
Dopes to the world
Child's born
Heaven's torn
fare the well
Burn in hell
Track Name: Comes The Beast
Saviour is sent to battle
The worried mother
who wished that she could keep from

Disgusted rebel
Begun to fly up
and see her brothers dying

Give us Mercy father
Mercy come

upon us
Has been murdered
By the Moon

Rising the revolution
I hear them coming
Their voices so loud, resonate

my mind is filled with
a lost desire
Becoming one with the luminix

Amongst the fire
The ancient pillars
have come to turn us all

Worship a fallen servant
a worthy prospect for us all
Certain she's trained in conflict
She'll bring the whole world to it's fall

it doesn't feel right
I mustn't give in
to these monsters

Tyrant's murder

This I've seen
Fade Away

Southern star
Giant's heart

Birds and deer
Comes the beast

Shake the heavens
Sprint through headwinds
Then your soul becomes the omniscient

End of days erupts
Soul of war destructs
Now I slip into the cyber-sun

In the wake of us
A horror resurrects
Fallen Mother cross towards the holy one

Couldn't save us, evolution
Bodies contorted, all illusion
Same history, told a different way
Limit pushing, terminate my brain

Vanquished allies who fell with glory
I cannot live that way

Cause confusion, forbidden fusion
The animal has come to play

Comes the beast
Comes the beast
Comes the beast

Here comes the beast
Beckons the beast
Here comes the...