Ascension

by Amiensus

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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

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Amiensus

In 2010 the members of Amiensus came together to collectively pool their multi-talented minds and forge something that Minnesota, not even the world had seen musically. The result can be heard HERE.

The Last EP [2010] out August 2010

RESTORATION: Out January 1st 2013

"The Gathering" Split with Oak Pantheon; OUT NOW

Ascension- OUT JULY 1st, 2015
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Track Name: On These Deserted Plains
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
Track Name: Towards Horizon
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
Track Name: What Words Create
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.
Track Name: One in Spirit
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
Track Name: Divine Potion of Acumen
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
Track Name: Time is Growing Old
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
Track Name: What Evil Lay Dormant
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