Toward the Empyrean

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lyrics

As silence falls the cadence fades
Words so vile escape on wings born of tongues
Infecting the mind of the shattered soul
Evoking the frailty of ignorance

Setting ablaze the serenity unspoken word
Had long entombed in silent litany
A facade of calm amidst the agony
Spiraling back to the start of this depravity

To rest in the solace, the arms of despair
Amidst the idle agreement of false peace
Or face the flames of adversity
To accept the wisdom of scathing tongues

For am I failure, the collapsing icon of loss
For am I one with the bleak aethyr of nothingness
Facile to yield to despair, the arms of tragedy
Yet to what end shall I resign to agony

And with every step I take
Forsaking the path of a life forlorn
Ascending the torment of the mind
Forging onward toward the Empyrean

Shadows of a past life
Drenched in black aethyr
Frozen in this coldness
The strength to conquer my despair
Flames of hatred rising
Awakens the struggle to survive
The will to recreate life
The lure of nihilism endures

In this moment, the failure of life and desire must be cast aside
Exhausted, the final escape, this shell must depart in the flames of resurrection
To the iron grip of solitude, I succumb, suffocate and thus transcend
And wrest vitality from the cold hand of the dying soul

Resolve to defy the chaos within
The frail ideologies of this world
For the mind is one's own, I am subject to none
Save for those inflicted upon myself

For every memory consumed in flame
For every moment of life's past, inhumed in dusk
These ashen remains, I cast unto the wind
Resolve to embrace the fear and rise again

And with every step I take
Forsaking the path of a life forlorn
Ascending the torment of the mind
Forging onward toward the Empyrean

Imposing walls within the mind, dull and glazed were these lightless, apathetic eyes
Weathered by the shame of this unending storm, I lit the flames of hate just to feel alive again

For shall I bend to another's will, embrace the fate given me?
Or hold their lives in a steadfast grasp, rise from these ashes and erase all despair

Lost was I upon this path of negativity
An awakening of the soul, from death to life again
A promise of a new beginning, and to transcend
Through dark and light I walked these roads and found serenity

And a peace that no one truly knows
Acceptance and negation of this mortal coil

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from Toward the Empyrean, released February 18, 2013
Music: Joe Waller/James Benson
Lyrics: Joe Waller

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Musically exploring the dark and melodic doom metal of past and present, Rochester, MN based Adora Vivos came into being by crafting together each of the band member’s individual strengths and visions for dark metal.

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