Ascension

by Amiensus

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la_porte Very special album of "overwhelming ethereal black metal" (hot genre right now). Beautiful, sensible mellow vocal harmonies shapeshift constantly, evoking feelings of loss, hope and well, ascension. A lot more than just bm, acoustic and beauty are at least as many as the "harsher"passages. Listen, and just feel yourself soar with the music. Brilliant piece of art. Favorite track: Time is Growing Old.
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    Artwork by The Honorable Kim Holm

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1.
Breathless Skinless Wrought from Iron Walking towards a tunnel of darkness Light was my enemy In search of what we cannot seem to find Marvelous yet sinister We held the fire A fire to burn for eternity Hindered by chains And whipped by ice We marched, we fell, into insanity Calming aurora A Glimmer of Peace In death awaited, A fantasy Shadows that claimed Our souls and lives The witnesses, will never be found Haunted, distorted Images we seek Bleached bones And skeletons On these deserted plains But despair we averted The ground we claimed Onward towards victory From hell we came The blank stare we faced Burned within our minds Immortality we sought And it endeavored to pretend But nothing could we find Our lives flash before us Amidst the darkest hours Time seems to end Haunted Distorted Bleach Bones Skeletons Hellish Screams Uncertainty Arcane terror Left to die For a cause Inhuman cries From below Tainted lives After life Visionary Facing our despair We conquered this façade Once bleak and lonely nights Now filled with glorious light For reward without the risk Counts nothing towards your legacy Amidst these dark ages Time seems to end Lifted above, a specter of observation To observe what we create and destroy And find what brings us to our destination Like Gods of a system, to design and employ Marvelous yet sinister We held the fire A fire to burn for eternity Hindered by chains And whipped by ice We marched, we fell, into insanity Haunted, distorted Images we seek Bleached bones And skeletons On these deserted plains But despair we averted The ground we claimed Onward towards victory From hell we came
2.
As night time nears I close my eyes Slumber brings us back again The truth revealed in a pack of lies Forged from distant memories Entering my thoughts and my mind Scratching at the walls, and my eyes So easy to forget and cast aside My hope for any change at all So easy to become the fear And let the prospect come alive Oh I see the light... Tiny dot in the end of this tunnel Just look away Arise to your name Lay down your axe With outstretched arms Feel the wind flow through And set sail Towards Horizon Upon this cairn I lay my stone In remembrance of what I cannot have A fading image Of what could have been Is It the end…or beginning? And when I said your name Your face appeared Like a ghost, a distant memory A flashing light, life flashed before my eyes And night brought us back again The truth revealed in the sky A now clear vision I began to see Be freed without a sense of guilt The end is only the beginning The tunnel that brought us back again Oh I see the light... Tiny dot in the end of this tunnel Just look away Arise to your name Lay down your axe With outstretched arms Feel the wind flow through And set sail Towards Horizon Upon this cairn I lay my stone In remembrance of what I cannot have A fading image Of what could have been Is It the end…or beginning? And when I said your name Your face appeared Entering my thoughts Scratching the walls of my mind So easy to cast aside my hope for any hope at all So easy to become the fear and let the prospect come alive Oh I see the light The tiny dot at the end of this tunnel we call life And in this fading still Drifting from my eyes The light, an exit to this endeavor The embers flame of reborn life
3.
Behold mortality, my strongest foe I cannot understand thy nature Who would question the light? A secret of thine Dreamt into being, this darkness cannot prevail Who would question the bright? Darkness shall not succeed Yet his beguilement seduces defeat Casting all rules aside, unwilling to lose In darkness, relentless, I fight for myself In madness, defenseless, seek sanity With wisdom, in gladness, for fear of my sight Arise to reveal a path to paradise What words create, life takes away And reveals the disguise Left here to uncover a secret of yours The fleeting motion, of what we can’t see Shadows hide bleak scars that run deep And yet we all find comfort inside Here beneath our insanity A damaged façade Hiding from the world
Escape this reality Dreamt into being Thus as we speak this fractured litany Our illusions become icons and gods The essence of being denies our fallacies For the axiom of infinity cares not for the awareness of man.
4.
I walk the path less traveled by The cold wasteland beneath my feet Immaculate and white earth Laden with crystals of light Nature’s gifts are my treasures Held so close, I cherish them like children The newborn fawn before my eyes Guided through its first steps Into the unknown Unfettered by the cruelty of nature The mother presses on Life and I are one in spirit and we are one with reality In his wisdom infinite Moving the mountains and the seas Beauty and pain meshed together As one, in perfect harmony The harmony of the whole Suffering and joy Like the ink and papyrus When my body is but dust in the wind Life will continue, eternal return Life will continue, through infinite eras Life will continue, transcending the finite mind Under the watchful eye of the creator Utopia among the dark and cold of space A sphere of lush and green is our home Drenched in life giving waters Perfected and molded by time Each death hath forged life anew The newborn fawn before my eyes Guided through its first steps Into the unknown Unfettered by the cruelty of nature The mother presses on Life and I are one in spirit And we are one with reality Suffering and joy Like the ink and papyrus When my body is but dust in the wind Life will continue, eternal return Life will continue, through infinite eras Life will continue, transcending the finite mind Adversity and peace Like the storm and the calm When my body is but dust in the wind Life will continue
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Oh, my divine catalyst Mighty Empress of bliss Enticing; a most conniving allure Immediate arousal no god could assure For the greatest debt eternally owed The utmost pleasure is bestowed The fearful seeds it sews Bringeth us to new plateaus The Altar dressed in ivory Clothed with the blood of our kin Ever to bask in our worship Exalted as the cardinal sin Provocateur of damnedest reveries Doth arouse most perverse adulteries Through the darkest halls Above the highest walls Once beyond man's reach We arise to claim and breech The utmost ecstatic state Alloweth me to accept my fate Amongst the wolves, higher power negated I initiate the cataclysm most patiently awaited Beloved aphrodisiac, distilled to perfection Raise your glasses to unholy resurrection I beseech thee, ingest to thy hearts content Oblige to thy deepest desires without repent From lips to blood we quake With elation and commence the Lord of Demon's invocation Our tabernacle, when lifted by chain Burning so majestic Like the lions mane Perpetually beautiful and mysterious Inculcates love of wisdom, Never imperious Oh Divine potion of acumen Enrich me with my inner subhuman Our tabernacle, when lifted by chain Burning so majestic Like the lions mane Perpetually beautiful and mysterious For the greatest debt eternally owed The utmost pleasure is bestowed The fearful seeds it sews Bringeth us to new plateaus The Altar dressed in ivory Clothed with the blood of our kin Ever to bask in our worship Exalted as the cardinal sin Provocateur of damnedest reveries Doth arouse most perverse adulteries Through the darkest halls Above the highest walls Once beyond man's reach We arise to claim and breech
7.
For all Mankind to understand I wish not this hex upon thee Lingering from ages past A guileless ignorant façade In times that past I wished to see What my future would behold I wish for novelty, simplicity Now that the present is past And the future is growing old And time fades away Time is not kind Time does not pick sides Time does not lie It has no opinion Time heals all But cannot heal some Time, always changing But changes for none And the future is growing old Ageless yet fading And time fades away Eternal undone Ageless yet fading schema Eternal undone Time always changing Yet time, changes for none
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Covered in red, before my eyes betrayed to see Another terror, death laden mirage Of feigned sanctity A heaven defunct now held by flame Torn to pieces, in ruin, the heavens gate War devours, this ravaged land Decimated by secret plans Apocalyptic scenes occur While flames erupt from below Deploring this human depravity Fading hope in future years We watch the towers crumble As dust consumes us all Ideals of old held hope for some But mankind’s nature surfaced What evil lay dormant Forgotten, banished for centuries Suppressed by radical psychology Forced into a corner With nothing but our minds Reaching out to no one Blindly stumbling on Lifeless, consumed A future bleak a time foretells Ageless empires raised to ash As dust consumes us all The last of us, engraved into the stone Left behind our fortunes Now build with sticks and stones Staring into a void of silence The unknown awaits our end Ascending towards the horizon Trusting that we’ll create again We gaze into the fire, but nothing there to see For all we see is the darkness, of our humanity The opportunity to start again Is only a day away The heavens above have foretold A new beginning for us all Devoid of silence This sea of naught Mankind’s empires crumble Agelessness undone The last of us engraved into the stone Left behind our fortunes Now leave behind this world Staring into a void of silence The unknown awaits our end Ascending towards the horizon Trusting that we’ll create again We gaze into the fire, but nothing there to see For all we see is the darkness, of our humanity Abandon our inheritance And descend to the unknown Watch the fire Consume all Embrace death After-life

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ASCENSION, released digitally on July 1st, 2015.
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released July 1, 2015

James Benson
Alec Rozsa
Joe Waller
Aaron McKinney
Zack Morgenthaler
D. Todd Farnham
Julia Holter

COVER ARTWORK- The Honorable Kim Holm
Mixing/Mastering - ARSAFES

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Amiensus Rochester, Minnesota

The Last EP- 8/1/10

Restoration- 1/1/13

Gathering (Split with Oak Pantheon)- 11/5/13

Ascension- 7/1/15

All Paths Lead to Death- 5/17/17

Gathering II (Split with Oak Pantheon)- 11/5/2018

ABREACTION - 2020
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