Ascension

by Volharding

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Produced, mixed and mastered by Jason Bakker. Guitars recorded by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions. Vocals recorded by Kyle Odell at Think Sound. Additional recording by Jeff Wallace at Entropy Recordings.

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released April 26, 2014

Will Moss - Vocals
Rick Bakker - Guitar
Jason Bakker - Guitar
John Kraemer - Drums

Additional guitars on Red Sand, Requiem and Ascension by Graham Keane

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Track Name: Contagion
My heart is beating through my chest
the rising dead drawing first breath
Their soulless eyes now glow a crimson red
A paralyzing fear has taken me to a darker place where
the sands of time they slip away from me
Night falls on the city of the dead
No solace to be found

among the godless
this world's become so cold
fear turns to rage inside the blackest heart
the coldest blood runs through my veins
(staccato) as the world i once knew falls apart

I (I)
stare into the face of death
I (I)
close my eyes and take my last breath
Amidst the darkest night
echoes of their rabid cries
illuminate the undead eyes
they're coming for me
i stare into the face of death itself
a dark reflection of the face that I once knew
Alternate-
I (I)
stare into the face of death
I (I)
close my eyes and take my last breath standing
Track Name: Red Sand
You all claim he has risen
You blame the world for the walking dead
You've covered the last land that is holy
with the blood of the chosen few
Blood spilled
in the name of democracy
We can't kill
their desire to live their own
Way of life
It's obscene to trade our dollars for their lives
Explain how much sense that makes
Prophets falsely leading profits
The rich are only getting richer every day
as we slave away our lives for nothing
they sit by and force their way of life on everyone
Waiting
for the savior to take us away
To alleviate all of this pain
the suffering done in his name
The lives taken will not be in vain

Prophets falsely leading profits
The rich are only getting richer every day
as we slave away our lives for nothing
they sit by and force their way of life on everyone
Waiting
for the savior to take us away
To alleviate all of this pain
the suffering done in his name
Our lives will not be lived in vain
Blood red sand is all I see in my head
All the corrupt laying at the foot
of the throne of the dead
Track Name: Holographic Shell
We kill
We slaughter
Our past we deny
We rape the land and strip away the last strand of humanity
Satisfy your conquer
Quench your thirst with blood
Give into the urge
Drowning inside
This rough exterior is merely a shell
of digital complications
Crossed wires, empty bodies
a faint assertion
handed down with the notion
nothing is what it seems
you do not belong

circuitry
circuitry misleading
crossed wires and twisted metal
is all that lies within
in our connection

bring this dead world to life (x3)

give in to the urge
satisfy your hunger
quench your thirst with blood
drowning in your flood


We kill
We slaughter
Our past we deny
We strip the land away
the last strand of humanity in your eyes
satisfy your hunger
quench your thirst with blood

give in to the urge
drowning in the fire
This rough exterior is merely a shell
of digital complications
Crossed wires, empty bodies
a faint assertion
handed down with the notion
nothing is what it seems
you do not belong

circuitry misleading
crossed wires
Track Name: Lesser of Two Evils
All we have is time

Taxation on your death
Leave this world with your dead
Rob from us, give to them
you are the one who has sinned

the tower has fallen
break free from the chains
the king is undeserving
to the fire to the flames

these chains have held us down for far too long (x2)

tied around your precious neck
when can i finally breathe again?

the tower has fallen
break free from the chains

the tower has fallen
break free from the chains
the king is undeserving
to the fire to the flames
Track Name: Black Ocean
Down (down)
into the abyss

Low (low)
into the unknown

this creature that lies in wait
unlike anything you've ever seen

a different breed of killer
a beast with such prestige
10,000 fathoms under the sea

sink low
beneath
the wreckage
a watery grave

your only company
a crew of the dead
that knows not where they rest

their souls never at ease
in search of dead man's chest
their journey never will cease

this quest for blood
infectious
disease

sink low
down into

the darkness
beneath
the wreckage
this quest for blood

in search of dead man's chest
we know not where we rest

(solo)

down (down)
into the abyss

low (low)
into the unknown

this creature that lies in wait
unlike anything you've ever seen

a different breed of killer
a beast with such prestige
10,000 fathoms under the sea

down (down)
into the abyss

low (low)
into the unknown

sink low
beneath the wreckage
into the darkness
this quest for blood

this quest for blood
beneath the wreckage
of a watery grave
your only company
a crew of the dead
Track Name: Empire
We are building an empire
These humans have become our slaves
blindly follow us
into this mass grave
We built this city
with rotting flesh
we built this city
with fire and stone

We built this city
with rotting flesh
we built this city
through fire and stone
Burn this city
burn it to ashes
bury your secrets in misery

The towers pierce the heavens
bury your secrets in misery
burn this city to ashes
for the day they deprecated me

We built this city
with rotting flesh
we built this city
through fire and stone
Burn this city
burn it to ashes
bury your secrets in misery

Bright embers fall
through darkest nights
burning down your darkest memories
burn it down
burn your memories
burn it down

We built this city
with rotting flesh

Blindly follow
to your graves
senseless humans
have become our slaves
build this empire from flesh and bone
embers fall through darkest nights alone

We built this city
with rotting flesh
we built this city
through fire and stone
Burn this city
burn it to ashes
bury your secrets in misery
Track Name: Ascension
Carry me
Away from the battlefield
Off my shield
As the sun sinks down
Tell my family
I'm not coming home
I have turned death back beneath me
Calling out to me alone

Carry me
On broken wings
To my home
through that hole in the sky
this lifeless body
emitting radiation

to that place they once called home

they gave us this planet
we destroyed it with lies
we destroyed with greed
they have come to take it back


on broken wings
they carry me
my lifeless body
through that hole in the sky
to a plane of consciousness
to the thrones of judgement
the palace is in shambles
is this what you call heaven?
is this what you call hell?
is this what they say the afterlife is?
is this all just a dream within itself?
is this all there is?
is this my own personal hell?
or have i been mistaken this whole time
is this all just in my mind?
does this all just exist within a universe inside myself
how will i ever know the truth when my beliefs are what cause me to fail
i'm tired of always asking questions
i'm tired of being fed lies
i'm tired of not knowing the answers of what lies beyond the sky
i'm tired of knowing all of this won't be answered until i die
i know there's more to life than this
something we can not comprehend
not religion…or science…or intelligent design
can comprehend
can understand this life