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Of Rot and Ruin

by Hath

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Brian Dunfee It’s their first full length and is essentially a masterpiece. Of Rot And Ruin is already one of my very favorite death metal albums. I love everything about it, but one thing I absolutely love is how much the bass shines through on this record. A lot of times it gets a bit lost in the mix, but not here. I love the acoustic bits, they really give it a very interesting feel. What else can I say? It’s dark, it’s brutal, it’s perfect. Favorite track: Worlds Within.
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marshall Praise the Sun \\[T]//
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Liliana Haus I was sold on the very first song. I'm weak for harmonies. This entire album is AWESOME. It's got everything from groovy beats in Worlds Within to technical acoustic guitar work in Currents. Definitely going to be a contender for my favorite find of the year. Thanks to Angry Metal Guy for helping me find this masterpiece. Favorite track: Usurpation.
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released April 12, 2019

Frank Albanese - Guitar & Vocals
Peter Brown - Guitar
Greg Nottis - Bass & Vocals
AJ Viana - Drums

Recorded and mixed by AJ Viana at AJ Viana Productions
Mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Mastering
Album Art by Adam Burke for Nightjar Illustration
Guest vocals on "To Atone" by Shane Jost

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Track Name: Usurpation
Slaves to the curse rotting away
No memory to sustain
Everything ends
Drifting further from life
Embers will fade

In the pantheon of old
I'll find my place
I'll ascend to snuff the light
Usurping the fire

What rises may fade - the spread of the dark begins
Seeking its vessels - the flame would be its bane
I covet the throne

The brighter the flame the deeper the shadow
Such is the way
Free from death, left to wander forever
Inherit fire

What rises may fade - the spread of the dark began
Seeking its vessels - the flame would be its bane

The writhing ruin bearing the curse
Always searching wanting for naught
This ghost in the mirror
A mockery masquerading as a living thing

Every pound of flesh, every bleeding wretch
All have failed before to harness the truth

I'm a vessel for the dead
Their secrets are the prizes I lust
Knowledge of demise from the minds of the wise
We've lost but will soon see
for my faith lies in ruins

Let the dark be cast upon the world
wasted to death by sloth
The might of the tempest
for he who lets the light die out
Track Name: Currents
I can't see beyond the veil
of death masking her face
Tonight we come together as one
The currents pulling me down

My will and my flesh destined to die
The acrid taste of failure
festering in me no more

Now I can reach beyond into oblivion
The nothing that i was
the nothing I long to be
A bittersweet return from this hell

Let me be forgotten
I'm crossing the bridge
Finally, I can be free

Into the abyss, I'm falling down
I want to be gone, just let me drown
The dark brackish water burning my lungs
Pressure builds behind my eyes

I'm losing my resolve - can't handle the pain
The gates are closed - bring me back
Fear has its hooks in me now
I've made a mistake - I want to come back
I'm suffocating in regret
The currents dragging me down
to my new cavernous home
To sleep forever
Wake me up, it's no longer a dream
Track Name: Rituals
Rituals, an offering of blood
The lives of the holy misled, a feast for the kraken
In darkness we crawled from the sea
seeking power from whence we were born

Eyes of black, grasping tentacles
desiccating salt encompassing
Reaving this world and beyond
a return of iron to the sea amidst the salt and smoke

Poisoning, his gifts dripped in venom
plotting to usurp the sacred chair
Silencing all who oppose and serve
the conquerer of seas sails on wings of black

Drinking deep the nectar of the magi
revealing secrets unbeknownst
Our slumbering lord reaches out
encased in his sunken tomb he hungers for release

Eye of the the storm, first and the last
the master of the horn Leading us into a new age
One last chance to see how the whole world will burn

Smoke blocking out the sun
Darkness swallowing the world
Born of iron, leaving the stone
The Other will lead us home
Down to his halls
Struck down at sea by the lord of light
He will rain the fire down among us

Broken men on broken shores
Lowly pawns in an eternal war
Blood in the water, death on the sea
Feeding the other feasting with glee

A winged beast appears
Breathing death from the sky
Scorching all of us
This is not the one we beckoned
I'm burning alive

Led astray by the crow
His begging eye black and full of lies
He's led us to our doom

The bones of the drake will mark our graves
Track Name: To Atone
A thousand years to atone
Reduced to ash, I rule
Searing pain, my only companion
I won't let it fade

The foolish witch who came before
Her hubris led her to burning
The fire cannot be mimicked
And so she turned to chaos

The blood of the dark ones
flourished before my eyes
All turned away, let me fade, disparity is king

Condemned to the pyre
this husk will die on its own
They birthed a great lord to take my kingdom away

I've seen the truth laid before
Doomed to exist in endless cycles
Track Name: Withered
Souls of old, wretched lords
Lumbering giants of more power than man
Seeds of trees yet to be
Crossing the sea, appeasing their want

Lavishing ruin, destroying the lands of the king
Sewing destruction, destined to repeat

Descendants of the drakes, enemies of man
Their essence stolen
A quest to retrieve the ashen heart

Lurching out of the dark
Deliverance unto the usurper
The last of the lords towering above them all
To face the hand of the king

The last of us
Bound in iron
Beneath his realm
Cursed to bear witness
To the fading of the light

Cut down, barbarism unleashed
The great ones are fading, giving way to stone
Petrification sets in
Life leaving their veins, never returning home

Corrupting the ashen heart
Trespassing into their dreams
Breaching their souls for a truth
To reveal the way of the king
Track Name: Worlds Within
Surrounded by darkness closing in
I've traveled far to the land of light and sun
To inherit what's mine

The first age of humanity
Heralded by primordial embers
Set upon by festering rot
Don't let it grow, the dead stray from their graves
Forgotten who they were
The flame can rekindle them all

Hacking and smashing, I'm clawing my way
Gods mark my path
The last laugh is for he that burns
When the world rots, we set it afire
A kindness for those in the next

Is it true, our lives are all born
Of the first sin and we just repeat it in vain

Flame, dear flame
How brightly you burn I give you my all
Your heat let us flourish
But now you waver and falter

The power of flame allures us and we attempt to harness
In the end, it is all beyond our reach
The power of the gods is gone
Track Name: Kindling
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Accursed
Reaching out to me seeking solace
An ally in the dark, I just watched you descend

I let you fall into the abyss
I let you fall, I just turned away

Sinking further, tumbling down
The pressure, oppressive and strong
It's comforting me
Ceasing the pain - my only desire
Longing to leave - my only drive

Is it my cross to bear
Leaving you alone
I'll venture on solitary in regret

A messenger brought me word of your demise
An escape or condemnation
Through different eyes
The accusers pointing their fingers
The accursed longing to sympathize

It could have been me, it's lonesome now by my side
It should have been me, your choice had been made
But I still had to decide

Confined - We all saw you die
Track Name: Progeny
Father I know the gods have all gone away
But I will remain to hold up the sun
The darkened sky, omens of our fate
The end of this horrid cycle

Hollowing further losing my mind
Only the heat of the flame can restore what's left behind
Another undead led by the serpent
Seeker of kings, a lie for which to repent

More for the pyre extending the age again
Charred husks left as remnants of the dying world

The scaled lord has hidden his children
Given them wretched spawn to revere
We'll rebel, their number among us
We will stand united anew

Dearest daughter, where did you go
The light's gone out, but I'll stay
As the darkened sun
Awaiting your return since you've gone away

Here I lie hidden from the sun
Waiting to be devoured by the slime of the dark

Here I lie hidden from the sun
At the mercy of sinners come for my soul

Here I lie hidden from the sun
Waiting to be devoured by the slime of the dark

Father I stand the lone god among us
I will remain your darkening son
Hiding behind your grand illusion
Their prayers will all fail when I'm finally lost

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