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by Agony By Default

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Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matthew "Axl" Brammer in Laramie, Wyoming from April-September 2018. Produced by Matthew "Axl" Brammer; co-produced by Johnny Dove (everdying, Voice of the Soul Studios). All instruments and vocals performed by Matthew "Axl" Brammer.

All music and lyrics ©2018 Agony By Default. Cover art by Matthew "Axl Brammer". Artist Photography by Chantelle Brammer. Agony By Default logo by Devin Mayo.

Special thanks to Johnny Dove (of everdying and Voice of the Soul Studios), Devin Mayo, Travis Kolbo (Catervatim), and all the bands and engineers in the scene in Wyoming that keep metal alive here...Colton Krohn (Uproar Audio), Marc Felten (Defile Thy Faith), the boys in Horde of Draugar and Only Home, Rob Lucky (Seeking Obscure), and many more. Also special thanks to my wife, Chantelle Brammer, for everything she does and for her undying support and involvement in my music...and to my daughter, Adriana Kivi.

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released October 12, 2018

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Extreme metal from the Rocky Mountain region of the US.

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Track Name: Until It Bleeds
It spreads like the plague; it grows day by day
We fake our remorse, then burn down these shores
When it speaks aloud, we drown out the sound
Rape all we know, then reap what we sow
We all know the name; we bear not the shame
Now we march on until it's all gone
Driven by greed; sweet apathy
Destroy all we see; strip the world 'til it bleeds.

Until it bleeds

The army of chaos blackens this earth
By sheer force it ensures that everything burns
No sickness nor death can stop the killing spree
We know not of that which we cannot see
Until it bleeds

With each coming dawn, more and more is gone
Yet we march on blind, ignoring all the signs
We turn on our own; light the flames on our homes
We ignore the end while we bury our dead
Rape all we know, then reap what we sow
Then we march on until it's all gone
Driven by need, with blind apathy
Destroy all we see; strip the world 'til it bleeds.

Until it bleeds

The army of chaos blackens this earth
By sheer force it ensures that everything burns
No sickness nor death can stop the killing spree
We know not of that which we cannot see
Until it bleeds

Bleed
Let it bleed.
Track Name: The Sorrow In Your Eyes
Lost now in the misery of time
Cold and bleak, this barren wasteland of mine
I am the god who ruled during my demise
I am the harbinger of the sorrow in your eyes.

I can't keep you alive;
Nothing we see will stand the test of time.
This fairy tale will surely fail, and I will bear the cost
All we've known is all alone; our future has been lost
We all have to die someday.

Hopelessness...the loss of all we hold dear
This frozen landscape holds all that we fear.
I am a god who saw his own decline
I am the cause of the death in your eyes.

I can't keep you alive;
Nothing we see will stand the test of time.
This fairy tale will surely fail, and I will bear the cost
All we've known is all alone; our future has been lost
We all have to die someday.

We all have to die someday.
Track Name: Reflections
The scars that we bear over time,
Reminders of wounds in our minds
The trials we face in this life,
The sunsets into cold black nights

The ways we've longed to end it all,
The times we've prayed for them to fall
The lies we've told ourselves to ease the pain
The truths that befell us all the same

Send down the agony;
Bury these pitiful pleas.
Bring me the weary and weak;
I'll show you true misery.

Send down the agony.

Somehow we march on in time
Ignoring the wounds in our mind
The battles we fight all the same
Our enemies remember our names

They long to see us end it all
They pray for us to slowly fall
They relish all of our pain
Truth and lies, one and the same

Send down the agony;
Bury these pitiful pleas.
Bring me the weary and weak;
I'll show you true misery.

Send down the agony.

Time is your enemy
The end of hope, the casualty
Our fear is the catastrophe
Survival is no guarantee
Send down the agony.
Send down the agony
Send down the agony
Send down the agony

Send down the agony.
Track Name: Tear Down The Walls
This nightmare has only begun.

Tear down these walls
Scream down these halls
Make them all bleed
Make them feel misery

Despise with all of your hate
Destroy; control your own fate

This nightmare has only begun;
The wrath of the wronged will see justice done.

Lash out in fury and flame
Leave no one standing to whisper your name.

Tear down these walls
Scream down these halls
Make them all bleed
Make them feel misery.
Track Name: Invincible
The hate I endure only strengthens my mind
The challenges brought only feed your demise
I cannot be destroyed;
I will not be destroyed.

I create my own hate
I seal my own fate
I am not the weak-willed
Here blood will be spilled

Breathe me in;
Bathe in your sins.
Breathe me in;
Feel me in your skin.

Bow down before you die
As they ignore your cries
Bear witness to my rise
My will cannot be denied.

I have been tested and I have survived
The trials I faced only made them all blind
I cannot be destroyed;
I was not destroyed.

I create my own hate
I seal my own fate
I am not the weak-willed
Here blood will be spilled

Breathe me in;
Bathe in your sins.
Breathe me in;
Feel me in your skin.

Bow down before you die
As they ignore your cries
Bear witness to my rise
My will cannot be denied.

Bathe in your sins.
Track Name: The Darkened Sun
There are gods who walk this earth;
Be afraid of what we unearth.
Be still, and curb thy tongue;
Live in fear of the darkened sun.

Fear the broken land;
Here lay the broken man.
Fear what you cannot retract,
Here, mortals cannot turn back.

Walk this path with a steady hand,
Or suffer the cost of foolish demands.
Silence your will; ignore your plight
The wrath of the earth has no end this night.

There are gods who walk this earth;
Be afraid of what we unearth.
Be still, and curb thy tongue;
Live in fear of the darkened sun.

Fear the broken land;
Here lay the broken man.
Fear what you cannot retract,
Here, mortals cannot turn back.

The wind and the rain, the fire and the flame
The world erupts in hell as we turn to run
We chose the path of the damned, a false sense of superior man
Be afraid of what we unearth; live in fear of the darkened sun.

Fear the darkened sun.
Track Name: Witness To Our Demise
Witness to our demise

The genocide of reason has buried us at last
The self-inflicted treason is all we know...
The cataclysmic failure has led to these stones cast
The ignorance of ways once known is all we show.

We bury our dead
We close our eyes to the rest
We bury the truths that we've found
And then we burn the world to the ground.

Weep for the deceased,
But not who you believe.
Weep for the skies
Who bear witness to our demise.

Witness to our demise.

The suicide of the just has left us to ourselves
Our violent nature prevails; it's all we know
The consequence of failure has led to these stones cast
The contempt and indignancy is all we know.

We bury our dead
We close our eyes to the rest
We bury the truths that we've found
And then we burn the world to the ground.

Weep for the deceased,
But not who you believe.
Weep for the skies
Who bear witness to our demise.

Witness to our demise.

Witness to our demise...
Track Name: The Path Of A God
Rise inside.

The cowards, consumed by their hate,
Brought down by their own end of days
Consumed by their own reckless fear
Lash out at anyone else near.

But you are a god amongst men;
You will survive to the end.
Fear not, for you shall stand tall...
You will survive it all.
Survive it all.

I will take this fear
Forget everything you hold dear
Take the path of a god;
Slit their throats ear to ear.
You will make them fear
And pray for what they hold dear
They will know the gods;
We bow to no mortal here.

Rise inside.

Rise inside.

Rise inside...

We bow to no mortal here.
Track Name: Eternity Waits
The eternity of our lives
At what cost did we survive?
Have I betrayed our time?
Have we been living a lie?
Not this time...

Eternity waits
The mourning will fade
The last bone will break
A sadness no one can save.

Eternity waits.
Eternity waits.
Eternity waits.

This winding journey must end
No time remains to spend
I've betrayed us all
All great things must fall.
Not this time...

Eternity waits
The mourning will fade
The last bone will break
A sadness no one can save.

Eternity waits.
Eternity waits.
Eternity waits.

Eternity waits...
Track Name: Survival
For you, I see
No time for empathy
I watch you bleed
For you, I no longer weep.

Now is the time to take back what was mine
I cannot die after days pass me by
Now is the time to take back this cold life
I will not die before I make this world mine.

No time left here
To waste away wallowing in fear
You can't break me
I am not a slave to greed.

Now is the time to take back what was mine
I cannot die after days pass me by
Now is the time to take back this cold life
I will not die before I make this world mine.

Survive...
Survive...

I will survive.
I will survive.
Track Name: Overcome
Breath, hate...
Bleed, but do not fall.
Stand tall,
But remember how the mighty fall

Forward without motion
Adapt and overcome
Remember all your enemies, and relish the battles won

Breath their their hate
Seal their fate
Breathe their hate
Seal their fate.

Cast aside
The demons that you fear
At last, in time,
Your mind will become clear

March on into the darkness, watch as you become one
And burn down all your enemies with the fire of a thousand suns

Breath their their hate
Seal their fate
Breathe their hate
Seal their fate.

Breath eternity.
Sleep away the agony...

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