Born of Ishtar

by Serpents

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    After a year-long hiatus, the American "Blackened Deathcore" band Serpents has announced the release of the debut full length album entitled, Born Of Ishtar, due by digital release Feb. 05th, 2013. "Born of Ishtar" track listing:

    The Era of Oblivion
    The Omniscient's Scorn
    The Herald of Heresy
    The Ruin of Cyclicity
    The Requiem
    The Dominion of Deprivation
    The Punishment of Existence
    The Epilogue
    The Shadow of Timelessness (Bonus Track)

    Although Serpents has released music in the past,"Born of Ishtar" marks the debut solo effort of former Oceano guitarist Andrew Mikhail under the Serpents name.

    "Born of Ishtar" was written, performed, produced, and tracked by Andrew Mikhail (in between tours with Straight Line Stitch) at his home studio in Chicago, IL. The editing, mixing and mastering was handled by Derek Moffat of 608 Studios in Milwaukee, WI. Additional drum tracking for the record was done by previous member Dusty Boles (Rose Funeral, Make Me Famous) with Josh Schroeder of Random Awesome! Studios (Legend, The Browning) in Bay City, MI. Cover artwork for "Born of Ishtar" was created by artist and musician Navid Naghdi.

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After a year-long hiatus, the American "Blackened Deathcore" band Serpents has announced the release of the debut full length album entitled, Born Of Ishtar, due by digital release Feb. 05th, 2013. "Born of Ishtar" track listing:

The Era of Oblivion
The Omniscient's Scorn
The Herald of Heresy
The Ruin of Cyclicity
The Requiem
The Dominion of Deprivation
The Punishment of Existence
The Epilogue
The Shadow of Timelessness (Bonus Track)

Although Serpents has released music in the past,"Born of Ishtar" marks the debut solo effort of former Oceano guitarist Andrew Mikhail under the Serpents name.

"Born of Ishtar" was written, performed, produced, and tracked by Andrew Mikhail (in between tours with Straight Line Stitch) at his home studio in Chicago, IL. The editing, mixing and mastering was handled by Derek Moffat of 608 Studios in Milwaukee, WI. Additional drum tracking for the record was done by previous member Dusty Boles (Rose Funeral, Make Me Famous) with Josh Schroeder of Random Awesome! Studios (Legend, The Browning) in Bay City, MI. Cover artwork for "Born of Ishtar" was created by artist and musician Navid Naghdi.

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released February 5, 2013

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Track Name: The Era of Oblivion
behold!
man's resonating tale of dissonance
hell's generation of hollow beings
deifying a perception of a common king
a plea from desperation, this obsession rots within
dwelling in the chasm that enthralls this obedience
a struggle towards the stars, the lifelong sin
torn down, raped, a design for our existence
empty stares of nothingness, a parade of living dead
we bathe in Fama's filth to cleanse our heavy heads
submerged into distraction, we've lost actuality
stimulated by the obstruction of our technology
all are unified in pain, suffering in harmony, convulsing in these chains;
enslaved by this venom coursing through humanity
we stand blinded in awe, arise, the era of a demigod
a lamb led to slaughter, oblivious to reality
all are unified in pain, suffering in harmony, convulsing in these chains;
enslaved by this venom coursing through humanity
we stand blinded in awe, arise, the era of a demigod
like children led to slaughter, oblivious to reality.
(this never-ending void, one by one we are consumed
an immortal alliance slowly executes a prosaic doom
self inflicted demoralization, a fallacy, our concept of time,
methods of desensitization, a precursor, to all's decline.
constantly searching for something that was never there
discovering the worth of nothing, an end to all's despair
tear the flesh from my bone
cleanse me of this disease
make me feel alive again
pain, please sustain me
dead inside, nevermore, nor subjected to this melancholy
satisfied, evermore, the key to unlock our ascendancy
we've betrayed the gift of time seeking comfort in commodity
a crusade waged on crimes brought forth by your inhumanity
a plea from desperation, this obsession rots within
dwelling in the chasm that enthralls this obedience
a struggle towards the stars, the lifelong sin
torn down, raped, a design for our existence
Track Name: The Omniscient's Scorn
The time is now to know my pain
I want you to live your life in agony
tell me why do you live, when the both of us should die?
a well deserved bloodbath left in the wake of those who deny
your tongue should be your noose, no more perdition for you
all've forgotten, that "you" were of my faith
i find solace in the thought, that you will never know all you have lost.
strength empowers this purpose, a conviction to this belief
we are seeking, a greater vision, greater than all those before
begging for your chance to see another sun
a life of aspiration or a fucked sense of worth?
undeserving of a right to call yourself a son
this corruption plagues our faith
a corruption of a vision
this corruption plagues our faith
The time is now, to know our pain
we want you to live a life of suffering
tell us why do we live; when all of us should die?
A well deserved bloodbath left in the wake of those who deny
humanity disgraced, but we shall see this through
a cycle to eradicate the filth that lives in all of you
witnessing man die aside both our worlds are purified
salvation has arrived
I have exiled the unworthy by act-ing on this vengeance
I have gained the unworldly by issuing man's consequence
silence speaks restless throughout the skies
a gratitude to the teachings of our wise
no peace, an allegiance towards man's lies
a disregard to the teachings of our wise
there's no rejoice for your damned, clinging to these bastard ways
all is lost as you submit to a servant-like state
this strangulation takes hold, we are now justified
this cycle will not end with your fucking "lives"
Track Name: The Herald of Heresy
A forgotten past of innocent bloodshed has been silenced, under the
cloak of a beautiful sign.
A dictation, a tainted portrait of purity; The interpretation, an
ancient divinity lost in translation.
Opened eyes.
Closed mouths.
This word was never alive.
Realize!
That doubt was murdered to survive.
Romantic persecution in lot of a father's name.
Ritualistic disillusion disregarding aeons of shame.
The pointed finger of a modern inquisition; Where is forgiveness?
Insanity from confusion; What is this sickness?
Hypocrite!
You bring forth an unforgivable darkened age!
Your search of paradise wherein you've become the slave.
Leave us behind, behind in the shadows of your "kingdom".
The stars will align, delivering us both unto eternal freedom.
March forward into darkness, oh crusader of light.
Become one with the heartless, engulfed by endless night.
March forward into darkness, perdition remains out of sight.
Scorned and betrayed, no warmth of a father's embrace, you've lost all
meaning in this crusade.
These words dictated by woken eyes, a message for you in hopes you've realized.
Fear and faith, disguised to be one in the same, chasing what one cannot obtain.
These words dictated by woken eyes, a message for you in hopes you've realized.
Track Name: The Ruin of Cyclicity
Overlords, enforce a communion of hidden agenda.
Man is pounded into submission by the word of fellow gods.
But life endures, amongst deceit.
A spirit damned, bred to believe in individuality forever weeps...in defeat.
A laughable sense of "reality"; a belief in a hideous beauty.
A global state of confusion in worship of the American dream.
The superstitious dissolve the substance of life for the free.
Our own chains weighing down all brothers and sisters, keeping our
sights to the ground.
Never to bite the hand that breeds, obedience is born; the end of the
rebel sound.
Orchestrate! a solution of servitude, the works of an ancient design.
Bludgeoning the ripe mind by broadcast, a subconscious propaganda to allign.
Ensuring the bloodline of fools, a selective abuse unto man's rules.
The tongues of our deceivers convert all non-believers, applause
enslaves all in this global theater.
All praise the beast! whether be friend or foe, all shall consume to
satisfy a soul's woe.
Your children born in vein, for they cannot truly live.
Institution polluting fragile minds, promising solittude in separation.
Take Back!
The purpose of life has been forgotten.
Individualism, struggling to survive.
Never to align, to become one fucking race.
To value what is to truly live.
Never underestimate the power of your mind.
The veil has been lifted, the signs brought to your eyes.
Perceive to believe.
Weakened but not oblivious, man is a product of nature.
Educated, emancipated; a revolution in consciousness.
A lust for information, a gateway to liberation.
We are dominion, a minority of the informed.
A secret society to enlighten the lost forevermore...
Track Name: The Requiem
[Instrumental]
Track Name: The Dominion of Depravation
unholy tongue invokes the fear of damnation, a catalyst for the obedient mind.
the congregation's burden is a reflection of man's weakness, invoking
hollow worship to appease the unknown.
dictating tales of the Omega, institutionalizes terror in free thought.
pursuing the beauty in the Alpha, evolving the reason in seeking these flaws.
we too, are gods unquestioned for this misery, our coexistence, now
subjected to anarchy.
misguided youths fostering in a blind perception, we are the children
of this glorified misconception.
witness the hell that is "religion", as it invokes an ignorance
bringing forth oncoming affliction.
I've denied this fate.
to live with this obsession in the lust for a salvation.
will you still cherish this name, when the hope for eternity is lost
and humanity has decayed?
we've denied this fate.
to live with this obsession in the lust for a salvation.
will you still bless this name, when the hope in forever is lost and
society withers away?
denouncing this burden is the key to enlightenment, a liberation,
imprisonment of morality is no longer.
awaken all suffering spirit, and renounce this weakness.
a passionate exploitation of these words is a methodical warfare on the minds.
oppressing all opposition, this bondage cannot withstand the equality
of the Serpent sign.
these cryptic omens foretell the freedom of our species.
the struggle has begun in our heart, strength in sympathy, burn this
wretched dynasty.
exit dominion.
scorch the tales of the Omega, liberate the power of free thought.
understanding the beauty of the Alpha, evolving the "light" that we've
forever sought.
Track Name: The Punishment of Existence
No will to live in this world.
A wasteland plagued by social disorder.
Cast aside to comply, we have been silenced.
Bleeding for normalcy, the essence of the slave.
Find truths from a haunted past doomed by pride, we've dropped the
gavel on our fate.
a congregation of the evil man; deceiving, paralyzing, and controlling
the primal mind.
lords of upheaval, executing our demise.
an ancient scripture, dictates this execution.
absolute regression towards a course for destruction.
you hold close the word of "hope"?
this is existence.
this is punishment.
we've fallen unto persuasion by dissolving intellect.
unquestioned desecration by our own idle hands.
breeding a new race fathered by consumerism, the illusion portrays a
sense of security.
acceptance of this madness, feeds a war machine.
imprisoned, not know what is truly "free".
while jesters of the media provide ironic distraction,
a congregation of the evil man; deceiving, paralyzing, and controlling
the primal mind.
lords of catastrophe, executing our demise.
an ancient scripture, dictates this execution.
no longer will we devote all of our lives.
a legacy of tyranny i've grown to despise.
in hopes of empathy, these words must be realized.
prepare for the crowning of hypocrisy...
Track Name: The Epilogue
[Instrumental]
Track Name: The Shadow of Timelessness
transcending into an eternity
this flame will burn out indefinitely.
like matter scattered across the starry skies,
no deity, can deliver us from our grand demise.
to become one with the soil.
to restore this tree of life.
a cosmic understanding of the cycle to survive.
This world, a burial ground, a dwelling place for the soul.
to dream a dreamer's dream,
the fruits of death will soon unfold.
Do you fear this expiration?
To sleep eternally, unleashing all your inner demons?
I, believe we are prisoners of the mind.
You see?
that "perdition" resides in all've mankind.
These tales of final judgment, to approach the throne and answer for your sins.
The weight of the heavy heart is where your trial truly begins.
A silent scream unheard by the living ear.
your conscious becomes a poison, questioning what was sincere.
Why, would you even mourn this subtle life?
a preservation of fabrication, deformed into strife.
It has been said, prayer will enlighten you of all burden and
unshackle the chains of the servant.
a plea within, a final rescue for the abhorrent...delusional
conjurations of the ignorant.
Yes.
An unsettling view of the afterlife.
I've now brought forth new reason to weep when I die.
Reality fades.
There is no escape.
my lifeless carcass lies in the shadows where no gods can see me,
where I belong to be.
sentenced to question my life of piety.
Slipping away.
There is no escape.
my lifeless carcass lies in the shadows where no gods can see me,
where I belong to be.
sentenced to dwell on my life of tragedy.
wait!
i recognize this emptiness,
i've felt it before.
questions now arise on feelings felt when alive,
a reasoning, curious, if all I've felt was a lie.
does this mean that my existence is my hell?
no day to day struggle to end, prevail?
a twisted joke of paradise, I've believed an old wives' tale.
This realm, a battle ground, yet a purgatory for the soul.
you must awaken from this dream,
the enigma of death willwill not be foretold.
have you embraced this realization?
To sleep eternally, unleashing all your inner demons?
I, believe, the path I choose will bind,
me into what "damnation" resides in my mind.
These tales of final judgment, to approach the throne and answer for your sins.
The weight of the heavy heart is where my trial truly begins.
A silent scream unheard by the living ear.
My conscious is now a prison, sentencing the insincere,
to lie within these walls forevermore,
in a comfort that I've felt before.
if Heaven, hell, and life are the same,
then you hold the fate of this flame.
if our essence is truly hollow bliss;
then this, ha, I will not miss.