The Dead Of The World

by ASCENSION

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Isx Vht Crystal clear, as sharp as the sword of Damocles and as heavy as the hammer of Judgement. Ascension's second album is both majestic and triumphant. Favorite track: Mortui Mundi.
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Randall Uerkvitz Superb. Read the lyrics to Black Ember. This is a great album. Favorite track: Black Ember.
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The Silence Of Abel I shall bring fire as above, so below red dust rises from the fields with the winds comes the storm shadows of flowers mark the path shadows of flowers in twilight reborn the crown of life is stained with blood gaze falling to the east crushed by will shattered to pieces all that remains is the silence of abel where is the sheperd? weaving the chain where is the sheep? wailing in vain United in absence united in death there is a hole in the heart of the world a heart has been made whole firstborn-father-king Abraxas emanates in the red the silence of abel echoes through our veins in the aeons that are forever gone and in the days that are to come the silence of abel echoes in our dreams in tortuous hallways of black glass thy will be done a man to fall a king to rise the splendour and the pain of the restless our hearts shall find no peace in life eternally dwelling in Nod is the seed of those who turned their face from god at every dusk with every heartbeat when sanity fades with those winds when we dwell in the shadows of those flowers when love is but a word when hearts beat lifeless when silence reigns we remember thy mark inside and outside towards the end to the sole reign of death by boundless will, with trident scars we forge the misfortune of the world firstborn-father-king From the inner, to the ending, to the sole reign of death until we gather under your scarlet banner from atop the highest dome we shall call your name to enter the abyss that is our home
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Death´s Golden Temple Death by death stone by stone drop on drop bone on bone The epitome of suffering and punishment there is no heaven beyond this hell but the burning furnace of immaculate nothingness foreboded by the sound of 13 bells COME, from flaming skies COME, with wings unfold COME, from roaring depths COME, let the word of truth be told COME now COME! COME now COME! step by step a path on the dead beneath the soil lies the rotten core of reason fumes twist the mind voices torment the soul the filth shall turn to gold For in this temple sinfully it is not love that I can see it is the pain it is the grief the devil´s kiss eternally trumpets roar, the angels sing with scarlet blades and liquid fire transformation, burning cinder at the feet of the devil´s pyre silence! in this blessed waking hour his light will burn the heart of men piercing gaze of sulphur fire deceived and poisoned, twisted tongues into the void into the void into the void into the void gracefallen sons and daughters wounds fertile with locusts and maggots giving birth to flesh, devoured by kin Unbound are the seas and hungry the deserts overflown with blood they shall sleep in the hour when the stars will flee the light of the lord temple of purest gold tower of madness encircled by flies forever laying in perfection for no beauty can die when death is the only beauty on sacred paths over the fields of war and disease four riders lead the way with broken bones and burning flesh onwards to the gallows there is no place to hide a burning sea awaits thee towards death´s golden temple in everlasting fear you stride as torches you shall light the hallway where the one will enter his domain COME, from flaming skies COME, with wings unfold COME, from roaring depths COME, let the word be told COME now COME For in this temple sinfully it is not hope that you will see for it is death it is defeat the devil´s kiss eternally
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Black Ember 05:01
Black Ember Deeper and deeper as the moon rose as the wind blows as the blood flows On fire and abscent in feverish sleep inside of you lurks the fire i long to be burned by by thy sulphur breath Embers Aflame by thy cursed name in the dead of night Embers Aflame The fires The fires that drive me insane from the mountains and valleys in the sound of the waves i hear the voices sing from the blessed earth of a new tomb from the laughing scaffolds i hear the song of a king Darker and darker as the heart chose as the wind blows as the sun froze Envenomed and longing in feverish sleep restless wanderer on the threshold forever striding towards you into you into you And inside of you lurks the water i long to drown in the rain may wash away the blood and the stench but my heart can never be cleansed there is a splinter in it´s core deeper and colder than a blade can be by thy sulphur breath Embers Aflame by thy cursed name in the dead of night Embers Aflame The fires The fires that drive me insane It is the pain and the fever and the freedom Thy sparks blind my eyes yet i see clearer then ever before desires run red In this blessed darkness Take me to the valley where life is but a shadow Unbound from anyone to deceive My grave is my castle and i never want to leave As darkness lays it´s grip around the heart of the world and fears enter the dreams of the infants with dragonfire in my heart i start my path into the night
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Unlocking Tiamat Oh, thou, that hath lingered beyond the ages and the diverting theatres of time! Oh thou, that hath imbrued in divinity, richness and flawlessness! Oh thou, great mother, bestowing and shining spark, whose emitting current is penetrating throughout our very souls ever since our spirits have been directed into the labile structures of Maya! Set free your radiating currents of madness, your limitless and seething breath, like riven tongues leaping from the seven headed hydra and disruptive like the lightning of Lahamu! Oh Tiamat, great Dragon Serpent, shattering and persisting spirit, fire of creation and destruction, roaming amongst the ashes of the stars and the remnants of the multiverse! NAHAR! YAM! RAHAB! HUBUR! VOVIN! Appear within us! Rise from beyond the opaque fog! Upraise your flames amidst us! Oh great Dragon of reversion! Spirit of abrogation and transcendence! COME FORTH! We, wanderers on primeval paths, taken by your essence! MUŠUŠŠU - Ferocious Serpent! ARISE! We are the Dragons blood, bearing the key to the nightside! UGALLU - Beastly Transgressor! ARISE! We are bearers of the acausal flame, that radiates from the heart of the void! We evoke your fiery currents, come forth through the veil of shadows and fulfill us with your dark and eternal essence! We offer you our flesh as a temple! IN NOMINE DRACONIS ANTIQUIS!
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Mortui Mundi 10:33

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At long last, German black metal tyrants ASCENSION unveil their highly anticipated second album, The Dead of the World. Previewed by the Deathless Light EP, ASCENSION's The Dead of the World is a grandiose work of bold creativity and boundless imagination, of brilliant illumination and obsidian depth, all under the banner of orthodox black metal. The band's debut album, 2010's Consolamentum, became a classic in the underground not long after its release; it evinced a wealth of maturity in composition and execution for such a new band. Here, the quintet eclipse that accomplishment with a seven-song salvo that's the epitome of Album Experience. Every part is where it needs to be; every song flows from the other; there is a whole, and it is a black HOLE. From its innermost depths, ASCENSION drive onward and outward, their control of dynamics startling for mere "black metal," their passion, fervor, and professionalism far beyond those who supposedly uphold that genre. Joining ASCENSION in their peerless endeavor here are The Magus (Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, Principality of Hell) and Mors Dalos Ra (Necros Christos), who both respectively provide guest vocals on The Dead of the World. Black metal may be dead for all intents and purposes, but not for ASCENSION, for they show you The Dead of the World.

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released December 24, 2014

Engineered By Michael Zech And Thomas Taube
Recorded And Mixed By Michael Zech At The Source Munich
Between April And July Of Year 14.
Vocals Recorded By V.Santura At The Source Munich In June Of Year 14.
Mastered By V.Santura And Michael Zech At Woodshed Studio

All Music And Lyrics Through Ascension
Except Track 4, Lyric Through Frater Florian Of Obscure Anachronism
Guest Vocals On Track 4 By The Magus (Necromantia, Thou Art Lord, Principality of Hell)
Guest Vocals On Track 7 By Mors Dalos Ra (Necros Christos)

All Artwork By David Glomba, Layout By Trident Arts

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