Refleksjoner

by Agony By Default

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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.
2.
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.
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Reflections 06:45
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.
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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.
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Invincible 07:41
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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Survival 04:31
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.
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Overcome 03:57
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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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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