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THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED

GREYSCALE RECORDS
(2022)
1. GATES OF HELL
2. PURE FEAR
3. THE SYSTEM IS RACIST AND OPPRESSIVE
4. BLADE OF TRUTH
5. ANGELS AT YOUR FEET, DEVILS IN YOUR HEAD
6. TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE
7. BLOOM
8. A.P.M.D.
9. NO JUSTICE
10. MOTHERLAND
11. COWARD
12. TEN OF SWORDS
13. THROUGH FIRE

CREDITS

Vocals - Sam Crocker

Guitars - Matt Livingstone

Guitars - Kevin Cameron

Bass - Luke Manson

Drums - Jai Morrow

Music written by Antagonist A.D.

Lyrics written by Sam Crocker

Recorded and mixed at God City by Kurt Ballou

Assistant engineer Zach Weeks

Vocals on ‘No Justice’ and ‘A.P.M.D.’ Recorded by Lance Prenc

Vocals on ‘Ten Of Swords’ Recorded by Christopher Vernon

Additional lyrics on 'Ten Of Swords' written and performed by Matt Honeycutt

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

Artwork by Patrick Galvin @ Hollow Bones Studio

1. GATES OF HELL​

 

CAN YOU HEAR THEM? CAN YOU SEE?

THE SCREAMS FOR HELP? THE MISERY? 

THEY'RE BANGING ON THE GATES OF HELL, ENDLESSLY

I SEE CORRUPTION, I SEE FEAR

I SEE NO JUSTICE HERE

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WAKE YOU UP?

MILLIONS OF LIVES LOST ISN’T ENOUGH

YOU FEEL THE PAIN BUT YOU LACK THE HEART

IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU WOKE UP

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WAKE YOU UP?

MILLIONS OF LIVES LOST ISN'T ENOUGH

YOU FEEL THE PAIN BUT YOU LACK THE HEART

IT’S ABOUT TO TIME YOU WOKE UP

 

CAN YOU HEAR THEM? CAN YOU SEE?

THEY'RE BANGING ON THE GATES OF HELL, ENDLESSLY

I SEE CORRUPTION, I SEE FEAR

I SEE NO JUSTICE HERE

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WAKE YOU UP?

 

YOU'RE JUST SO FUCKING GUILTY

YOU CAN'T FUCKING SEE IT

 

CAN YOU HEAR THEM? CAN YOU SEE? 

THEY’RE BANGING ON THE GATES OF HELL

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

THEY’RE BANGING ON THE GATES OF HELL

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

 

2. PURE FEAR

 

HAVE YOU SEEN THE FACE OF FEAR?

(THE) TRUE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR?

TASTED HELPLESSNESS?

FELT THE TRUE COLD OF THE ABYSS?

 

FELT THE WEIGHT OF THE CHAINS OF THE WORLD

WRAP AROUND YOUR BACK?

FELT THE DEVIL GRIP YOUR THROAT?

AND THE ANGELS BREATH ON YOUR NECK?

 

IT STARED STRAIGHT THROUGH YOU

TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL

SMOTHERED YOU DOWN

TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW

 

COLD SWEAT, DEEP BREATH

PURE FEAR

HATE, SHAME, REGRET

ANXIETY’S A DEMON YOU CAN’T FORGET

 

I’VE BEEN BROKEN

I’VE BEEN SHAMED

NOW I’M STRONG (BUT) I’LL BE BROKEN AGAIN 

I WILL FEEL TRUE PAIN

BUT I WILL BE KING AGAIN

 

IT STARED STRAIGHT THROUGH YOU

TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SOUL

SMOTHERED YOU DOWN

TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW

LOW

TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW

 

COLD SWEAT, DEEP BREATH

PURE FEAR

HATE, SHAME, REGRET

ANXIETY’S A DEMON YOU CAN’T FORGET

COLD SWEAT, DEEP BREATH

PURE FEAR

HATE, SHAME, REGRET

ANXIETY’S A DEMON YOU CAN’T FORGET

 

I WILL FEEL TRUE PAIN

I WILL BE

I WILL BE KING AGAIN

I WILL FEEL

I WILL FEEL TRUE PAIN

I WILL BE

I WILL BE KING AGAIN 

I WILL FEEL TRUE PAIN

I WILL BE KING AGAIN

3. THE SYSTEM IS RACIST AND OPPRESSIVE

THE SCHOOLS AREN’T SAFE

PREJUDICE IS INGRAINED

IT’S VIOLENCE

IT’S AGGRESSIVE

THEY BECOME SCARED OF DIFFERENCE
THEY BECOME SCARED OF CHANGE
HATEFUL THOUGHTS ARE VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE

SO FUCK YOUR PREJUDICES
AND FUCK THE SYSTEM
AND FUCK YOU

YOU RACIST CUNT

THERE’S NO PLACE FOR HATE

YOU'RE JUST TOO DUMB TO SEE THE TRUTH
OH AND IT ANGERS YOU

AS IT SHOULD

YOU HATE WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
YOU HATE WHAT YOU CAN’T COMPREHEND

YOU'RE SCARED, SO YOU PANIC AND YOU FEAR 
MISINFORMATION LED YOU HERE

SCARED MEN PASS THEIR FEAR
THROUGH GENERATIONS

IT’S VIOLENCE

IT’S AGGRESSIVE

 

THE SYSTEM IS SCARED OF DIFFERENCE
THE SYSTEM IS SCARED OF CHANGE
HATEFUL THOUGHTS ARE VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE

YOU FOOL 
YOU FOOL
YOU FOOLS
YOU FOOLS

FUCK YOUR OLD GODS
FUCK YOUR TRADITION 
FUCK YOUR SEXISM
FUCK YOUR RACISM

YOUR WORDS AND THOUGHTS ARE VIOLENT 
SO DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN THE WORLD RESPONDS WITH VIOLENCE

BLIND MAN

BLIND MAN
YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SEE

BLIND MAN

BLIND MAN

YOU'RE JUST PLAYING THE FOOL

4. BLADE OF TRUTH

YOU CAN’T SEE THIS MISERY
SO DON’T JUSTIFY IT TO ME

 

FUCK YOU


LIAR 

BLOOD BOILS DEEP DARK RED
IT SPILT ON THE FLOOR
WON’T YOU SLIP IN IT
FALL ON YOUR FALLACY

THE BLADE OF TRUTH 
WANTS TO SET YOU FREE

EYES CROSSED
THROAT SLIT
SCIENCE, HUNGER, THE THRILL OF IT

 

TASTE THE BLADE
PRAY FOR ME

TASTE THE BLADE

PRAY FOR ME

 

BLOOD BOILS DEEP DARK RED
IT’S SPILT ON THE FLOOR 
WON’T YOU SLIP IN IT
FALL ON YOUR FALLACY

I WANT TO BURN 
THE OLD TRADITIONS DOWN TO ASHES

I WANT TO BURN 
THE OLD TRADITIONS DOWN

 

DOWN

DOWN

DOWN

 

DOWN

DOWN

DOWN

5. ANGELS AT YOUR FEET, DEVILS IN YOUR HEAD

 

I CAN’T TRUST MY VISION
MY EARS DECEIVE ME
MY HEAD KEEPS SPINNING
THE SAME FUCKING QUESTIONS

WHAT AM I MADE OF?
WHAT HURTS ME?
WHAT MAKES ME?
WHAT WILL BREAK ME?

ONE HUNDRED ANGELS AT YOUR FEET
ONE THOUSAND DEVILS IN YOUR HEAD
WHAT KEEPS YOUR HEART FROM STOPPING?
WHAT KEEPS YOUR LUNGS FROM CLOSING DOWN?

I CAN’T TRUST MY VISION
MY EARS DECEIVE ME
MY HEAD KEEPS SPINNING
THE SAME FUCKING QUESTIONS 

POISONED TIPPED
BAD INTENTION
I SWALLOWED IT ALL DOWN

ONE HUNDRED ANGELS AT YOUR FEET
ONE THOUSAND DEVILS IN YOUR HEAD
WHAT KEEPS YOUR HEART FROM STOPPING?
WHAT KEEPS YOUR LUNGS FROM CLOSING DOWN?

WHAT AM I MADE OF?
WHAT HURTS ME?
WHAT MAKES ME?
WHAT WILL BREAK ME?

BREAK
BREAK
BREAK
I WON’T BREAK

I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK
I WON’T BREAK

 

6. TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

 

RUN, RUN...
RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
CURSED TO REPEAT YOUR MISTAKES WITHOUT END

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE?
YOU SOLD YOUR SOUL FOR NOTHING 
YOU'LL NEVER WAKE UP
YOU'LL DIE IN YOUR SLEEP
NO ANSWERS
NO QUESTIONS
NOTHING 

SO YOU RUN, RUN...
RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE?
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

YOU CAN’T SEE THE TRUTH
THAT IT’S ALL JUST THERE TO BLIND YOU
YOU CAN’T SEE THE TRUTH 
THAT THE PROBLEM LIES INSIDE YOU
IT’S YOU

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE?
SOLD YOUR SOUL FOR NOTHING
SO YOU RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
CAUSE TIME WAITS
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

7. BLOOM

THE CANDLE THAT BURNS TWICE AS BRIGHT 

ONLY BURNS FOR HALF AS LONG

AND THERE’S NOTHING INSIDE ME THAT MAKES ME WANT TO QUIT

THERE’S NOTHING THERE THAT DOESN’T THINK I’LL CONQUER IT

 

OH BUT THE VOICE SCREAMS

I’LL NEVER BE FINE

THE FLOWER BLOOMS

JUST TO WITHER AND DIE

 

THE NAIL THAT STICKS UP ALWAYS GETS 

SMASHED THE FUCK BACK DOWN

 

AND THERE’S NOTHING INSIDE ME THAT MAKES ME WANT TO QUIT

THERE’S NOTHING THERE THAT DOESN’T THINK I’LL CONQUER IT

 

OH THE CANDLE THAT BURNS ALWAYS GETS 

SMASHED THE FUCK BACK DOWN

 

THE FLOWER BLOOMS

JUST TO WITHER AND DIE

 

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIE

LIE

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIE


 

8. A.P.M.D.

 

DID YOU SEE THE BUILDINGS BURN?

THEIR MONUMENTS TURN TO DUST?

DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE IN THE RUST?

 

I WANT TO WATCH IT FALL

LEAD THE PIGS TO THE SLAUGHTER

THEY CURSED US ALL

 

WE ARE DOOMED TO CHOKE ON THE ASHES

OF YESTERDAY'S EMPIRES AND THEIR ACTIONS

 

I WANT TO WATCH IT FALL

LEAD THE PIGS TO THE SLAUGHTER

THEY CURSED US ALL

 

CURSED

US

ALL

 

ALL MEN ARE PIGS

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

 

DID YOU SEE THE BUILDINGS BURN?

THEIR MONUMENTS TURN TO DUST?

DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE IN THE RUST?

 

I WANT TO WATCH IT FALL

LEAD THE PIGS TO THE SLAUGHTER

THEY CURSED US ALL

THEY CURSED US

 

ALL MEN ARE PIGS

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

 

ALL MEN ARE PIGS

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

 

I WANT TO WATCH IT FALL

BECAUSE THEY CURSED US ALL

I WANT TO WATCH IT FALL

BECAUSE THEY CURSED US ALL

 

ALL MEN ARE PIGS

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

ALL MEN ARE PIGS

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

9. NO JUSTICE

IF I COULD

THEN I WOULD

TURN BACK THE DAY

THE WORLD OPENED UP TO ME

 

I REFUSE

THE GIFTS

OF CLARITY

THE CURSE OF EMPATHY

 

OH THE SHAME AND THE GUILT

OH WHAT HAVE WE BUILT?

IT'S ROTTING FROM ITS CORE

IT'S THE RUST AND THE FADE

IT'S THE WAY IT WAS LAID

IT WAS NEVER BUILT TO LAST

 

SAVE YOUR BREATH

DON'T WANNA HEAR A BLIND MAN RECITING OLD MAN’S MADNESS

SAVE YOUR BREATH

SO LET ME BE FREE AND NOT PRIVY TO YOUR BLANDNESS

 

I AM MY OWN KING

 

NO SLAVES, NO MASTERS

NO GODS, NO PRISONERS

NO RULES, NO BORDER

NO!

 

DON'T WANNA HEAR A BLIND MAN RECITING OLD MAN’S MADNESS

SAVE YOUR BREATH

SO LET ME BE FREE AND NOT PRIVY TO YOUR BLANDNESS

 

I AM MY OWN KING

I AM MY OWN KING

 

NO SLAVES, NO MASTERS

NO GODS, NO PRISONERS

 

NO RULES, NO BORDERS

NO EXCUSES, NO DOUBTS

NO WAR, NO LIES

NO GODS 

IT'S JUST US 

 

WHERE'S THE JUSTICE?

IT'S JUST US

NO JUSTICE

IT'S JUST US

10. MOTHERLAND

 

IF I SAID IT’S LIKE I NEVER LEFT
I’D BE LYING THROUGH MY TEETH
OLDER AND WISER
I’M ASHAMED OF THE YOUNGER, DUMBER ME

I DUG MY OWN GRAVE
CAUSE I WAS TOO SCARED TO WALK AWAY
I DIDN’T LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE AMENDS

AND IT WILL NEVER, EVER BE THE SAME
BUT I...
BUT I DIDN’T WANT CHANGE 
IT WAS NEVER GONNA STAY

I COULDN’T SEE THAT WAY
AND NOW IT WILL NEVER, EVER BE THE SAME

WHEN I LEFT SOMETHING FELL
AND NOW THIS PART OF MY WORLD
IS BROKEN FOREVER

AND IT WILL NEVER EVER BE THE SAME
BUT I...
BUT I DIDN’T WANT CHANGE 
IT WAS NEVER GONNA STAY

I COULDN’T SEE THAT WAY
AND NOW IT WILL NEVER EVER BE THE SAME

IF I COULD TELL YOU ONE THING
IT PROBABLY WON’T GET EASIER BUT TRY
IF I COULD’VE TOLD YOU SOMETHING
THEN I COULD HAVE CHANGED OUR FUCKING LIVES

NOW HELL IS ALL WE GET 
WE LIVE WITH OUR REGRET

 

11. COWARD

STILL SCREAMING, STILL FIGHTING FOR CHANGE
OUR VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS
THE IMPRISONED THE ENSLAVED

TELL ME!
TELL ME!
WHAT CHOICE DID THEY MAKE?

TELL ME!
TELL ME! 
WHAT STAND DID YOU TAKE?

JUST ANOTHER COWARD...
WITH YOUR HEAD HUNG LOW...

I KNOW YOU CAN FEEL IT TOO
I CAN SEE THE GUILT INSIDE OF YOU 
WHEN DID YOU BECOME
JUST A COWARD

WITH NOTHING TO STAND FOR
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE FOR
YOU’RE JUST A COWARD 
JUST A COWARD

STILL SCREAMING, STILL FIGHTING FOR CHANGE
OUR VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS
THE IMPRISONED THEY'RE ENSLAVED 

JUST ANOTHER COWARD...
WITH YOUR HEAD HUNG LOW…

 

I KNOW YOU CAN FEEL IT TOO
I CAN SEE THE GUILT INSIDE OF YOU 
WHEN DID YOU BECOME
JUST A COWARD

WITH NOTHING TO STAND FOR
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE FOR
YOU’RE JUST A COWARD
JUST A COWARD

COWARD
HANG YOUR HEAD!

 

DOES IT BURN?
DOES IT FILL YOU WITH RAGE?
BECAUSE IT MAKES MY FIST CLENCH
WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE

COWARD
HANG YOUR HEAD!
AND FORGET EVERY WORD OF TRUTH THAT'S BEEN SAID

12. TEN OF SWORDS

[feat. Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan]

WHEN I OPEN MY EYES I AM BARELY AWAKE
I TRY TO LEAVE BUT I ALWAYS STAY INSIDE MY MIND 
I LOVE SO MUCH IT HURTS MY HEART

AND WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
I ALWAYS HEAR MY DOUBT

I'VE LOST MY FUCKING MIND

I'M STUCK INSIDE
I'VE LOST MY MIND

AND I DON'T WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE
I TRY SO HARD TO PRETEND
THAT IT DOESN'T HURT BUT IT HURTS SO MUCH
HOW CAN I FEEL SO STRONG AND BE SO FUCKED

WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I CAN'T SLEEP

A TRAIN WRECK GREAT TRAGEDY
I'M RUNNING I’M NOTHING I'M SUFFERING 
I'M HOLDING ON TO SOMETHING
I'M DROWNING AND SLIPPING AND SLIPPING AND DROWNING

AND I DON'T WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE
I TRY SO HARD TO PRETEND 
THAT IT DOESN'T HURT BUT IT HURTS SO MUCH
HOW CAN I FEEL SO STRONG AND BE SO FUCKED

I WILL PUSH THROUGH
WITH STRENGTH
DIVIDE MY PRIDE
DISSECT MY MIND

I WILL PUSH THROUGH
THROUGH YOU
DESTROY YOU FUCKER

BUST THAT BITCH THROUGH THE FLOOR BOARD
WE SWING FIRST THING OH LORD
BANG OUT ONE THROUGH TEN SWORDS
NINE LIVES NO MORE FOR YOU COWARDS

13. THROUGH FIRE

WALKING DOWN ENDLESS ROADS 
CHASING ANSWERS NO ONE KNOWS 

WHEN I LOOK TO THE SKY, IT FALLS
THERE’S NOTHING THERE TO SAVE OUR SOULS
AND IF THERE WAS I BEG YOU STRIKE ME DOWN 

FOR I HAVE SINNED
I CAN NEVER FORGIVE MY PAST TRANSGRESSIONS 

WHEN I LOOK TO THE SKY, IT FALLS
THERE’S NOTHING THERE TO SAVE OUR SOULS
AND IF THERE WAS I BEG YOU STRIKE ME DOWN

 

FOR I HAVE SINNED

 

THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED

 

STRIKE ME DOWN
STRIKE ME DOWN

 

THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED

 

WHEN I LOOK TO THE SKY, IT FALLS

 

THROUGH FIRE 
THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED 

 

THROUGH FIRE 
THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED 

 

THROUGH FIRE 
THROUGH FIRE ALL THINGS ARE RENEWED