Via The Verge

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released October 20, 2015

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Via The Verge Norman, Oklahoma

Oklahoma progressive metal

Vocals- Joseph Kelm

Guitar- Zackery Arvieux

Guitar- Hutton Weaver

Bass-Charles Gafford

Drums- Billiam Boyd
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Track Name: Enlightenment
Oh, open your eyes! Oh, open your hollow mind! Why do you refuse to believe we're governed by things we can't see, and there is no end in sight!
Track Name: Monarch
Restless eyes forcing my mind into circles, over and under, struggling forward. How do I get out of this, out of this lucid nightmare? They say I am home, even though I'm deep in this unknown. "Welcome," they say, "don't be afraid of this masquerade thrown for us. This is initiation, your absolution. So don't look away, don't try to escape from your dreamlike mindscape opened by us. This is initiation, your deconstruction." Full steam ahead, deeper and deeper inside my head. Restless eyes forcing my mind into circles, over and under, struggling forward. How do I get out of this, out of this lucid nightmare? Don't be afraid, it's only been a day since we took you away from home here to us. This is your reconstruction, your vivication. So don't run away, it's only a little pain that you'll have to sustain while here with us. Welcome to life's fruition: evaluation. Restless eyes forcing my mind into circles, over and under, struggling forward. How do I get out of this, out of this lucid nightmare? All of my life I've been searching for definite meaning but it's painted all by you. Control I strive for but again it's stripped away.
Track Name: Silenced
It's like getting buried alive, not speaking your own mind. Forced censorship is the plight of my own life. Using all of my strength, I try to break out of my confines, forced upon my will. Gagged and almost blind, this sickening silence impairs my mind. This shallow grave, this 6 feet of darkness is driving me insane. Look around at these pine walls that surround me! It's my resting place, a darkened eternal state. I scream and cry for help, but none yet I find! Why don't you dig me up? Why don't you let me out? Asphyxiation is a race against time. This punishment is far beyond my crime. Is freedom of speech an ideal of the past, or was it just an experiment not meant to last? My breath is falling short. A single tear as I accept my fate. My life flashes before my eyes as I beat upon my grave. A part of the world I was but to this dirt I'm now a slave. "Wake up!" I scream, realizing my nightmare is real. Goodbyes are now in line but silence is all I find. HELP ME
Track Name: Elysium
You slay me through love. Dopamine rushes through my brain. My palms are sweaty and my knees are weak. Palpitations through my heart stuttering. Words lack form and fall apart. Dopamine rushes through my brain. My palms are sweaty and my knees are weak. Look around at all these stars! If I tried to walk away, my knees would lock right at the joint. A love like this I have never known, and it takes me far away to a place in far off Heaven, distant from all this pain. Why would we go from here when all we have is fucking stars? Distant atmospheres surround us like our own home. Where do we go? Only lifting from a higher place, where gravity erases and I have transcended to part from my former ways. You slay me through love. Dopamine rushes through my brain. I transcend through this love.
Track Name: Ascend
Listen to the sound of a revolution, to a generation who are striving to be heard. Rise up! Let's build an army to fight the ones above us, who hold monetary value higher than ourselves. Aesthetics pleasing to the naked eye but a troubled soul hides behind the false life of a glamorous life. Deceiving are the elite and their plans of mass genocide. Let's wage this war before population control. We are the chosen ones! We are the tired nation! We are the burning ones! We are the revolution! Stand up, fight for your rights! We are the chosen ones! Rise up! Let's build an army to fight the ones above us, who hold monetary value higher than ourselves. Aesthetics pleasing to the naked eye but a troubled soul hides behind the false life of a glamorous life. Deceiving are the elite and their plans of mass genocide. Let's wage this war before population control. Listen to the sound of a revolution, to a generation who are striving to be heard. Buildings will crumble, blood will be shed. We have suffered through silence. Perdition to those who resist. We have been silent. We have endured.
Track Name: E.D.M.
What is this life that I have held so dear? Just give me an answer that is finally clear. Why is there all this pain when you have the power to take it all away? Illuminate my degenerate mind so I can see things through your eyes. To understand is to become one of the gods. Illuminate my degenerate mind, so I can see things through your eyes. Ascend my broken soul to a place where it can finally feel whole. But I can't seem to wait for you any longer. My faith is growing thin, this alluring dance with sin. Over and over. It's all consuming! Why must you sit on your throne and wait for the last punch to be thrown? If only you lowered yourself, then you would surely know all the anguish that resides deep under my flesh and bones. Where were you when I needed you the most? Is this the light or will I be left behind divided in my mind? Illuminate my degenerate mind so I can see things through your eyes. Ascend my broken soul to a place where it can finally feel whole. But I can't seem to wait for you any longer. My faith is growing thin, this alluring dance with sin. Over and over. It's all consuming. ILLUMINATE MY FUCKING MIND.