Descent of the Serpent

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released March 7, 2019

All music by Forged In Black
Mixed, mastered and produced by Romesh Dodangoda
Artwork by Dan Goldsworthy

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Track Name: Seek No Evil
Blind guardian, muted orator,
deafened by the blackened bell.
Thrill seeker, reaper conspirator,
kick open the gates of hell.

Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil
Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil

Sweet union, pain and memory,
drives delusions through the skull.
Exalter, vexed with lethargy,
for day dreamers’ nights take their toll.

Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil
Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil

You tire of angels, so you slither with the snakes, desire’s rattling the gates.

Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil
Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, Seek No Evil
Track Name: One in the Chamber
Shield your secrets from the wind yeah,
Don’t let your promises turn cold.
For I sense a forgery, atomically a lie.
Well solitude sounds bliss to me, a symphony of silence.

Beware the night, shadows are danger
and one in the chamber.
The wretched curse of human nature,
the one in the chamber.

Review the archaic pages,
by the sages in the tome,
For they justify another slaughter,
at the altar of chrome.

Beware the night, shadows are danger
and one in the chamber.
The wretched curse of human nature,
the one in the chamber

In life there’s always more to learn to discover,
another point of view.
So chain yourself down to the ground, take cover,
the chambers hunting you.

One - One In - One In - The Chamber x4

Beware the night, shadows are danger
and one in the chamber.
The wretched curse of human nature,
and one in the chamber

I got to keep my secrets from the wind
My promises, promises turning cold.
Track Name: Shadowcasters
When lighting strikes the rainbow,
the colours fade to dust.
The World’s a playground of shadows,
our golden dawn’s now a perishing rust,

Do you believe you’ve seen the candle burning for the last time?
Do you believe the fires inside you can go out?

We are Shadowcasters,
we control the flame
We are Shadowcasters,
the night is ours to claim

The waves still crash in the dark,
do you feel the energy?
It doesn’t matter where we start,
we’ll find the end you’ll see.

Ignite the walls to show them all the burning flame in your heart,
Illuminating, us illusion making, masters of our art.

We are Shadowcasters,
we control the flame
We are Shadowcasters,
the night is ours to claim

Flame igniters,
burning brighter,
fools and masters.

We are the Shadowcasters,
we control the flame
We are Shadowcasters,
the night is ours to claim

Until we shine as one,
our rainbow shall come undone.
We control the flame
of our shadow game.
Track Name: Descent of the Serpent
High up on the cold stone,
frozen in its coil,
Stalking from Pyramidion,
ophidian gargoyle.
Silently awaiting,
for Sunlight to unveil,
Only the Equinox
unlocks its burning scales.

Let from the vein,
the bloodline are born again,
welcome back from the grave.
(Descent of the Serpent)
Fangs gleam like ice,
you are the sacrifice,
Descent of the Serpent.

Sidewinding down the temple,
to bridge the underworld,
Venom corrodes the soil,
as it boils the beast unfurls.
Striking at the spirits,
devours ancestral souls,
Constricting suffocating,
twisting minds within their skulls.

Let from the vein,
the bloodline are born again,
welcome back from the grave.
(Descent of the Serpent)
Fangs gleam like ice,
you are the sacrifice,
Descent of the Serpent.

Constricting,
suffocating,
sacrificing,
soul devouring.
Descent of the Serpent x4

Let from the vein,
the bloodline are born again,
welcome back from the grave.
(Descent of the Serpent)
Fangs gleam like ice,
you are the sacrifice,
Descent of the Serpent.
Track Name: One Last Sign
As blood churns blood and the living exhale.
Go ask your prophet for a new tale,
Breathe new life into your dreams,
Scrawled in haste the first law of fear,
In the oils words now appear.
As you know nothings as it seems

In the dawn of night we fall into line,
just show me one last sign,
Wicked winds churn the blood tides,
for one last sign.

Clear your mind of the grind and toil,
Kick your serpent from its coil,
With clarity what will you see?
Synaptic pulses shock the spine,
In anticipation for a sign,
Scan the horizons one last time.

In the dawn of night we fall into line,
just show me one last sign,
Wicked winds churn the blood tides,
for one last sign.

Step to the light, there’s sights to behold,
Celestial might, all the Gods have been culled,
Peace led to war, so the dead kept score,
Counting on us all, to create a new dawn

In the dawn of night we fall into line,
just show me one last sign,
Wicked winds churn the blood tides,
for one last sign.
Track Name: Palm of Silver
Green eyes illuminate,
what’s lurking in your fate,
Just believe, as he deceives,
your fragile state.

Now as your world stops turning,
he’ll spin you his corrupted prophesy.

A twisted fate they seek to nurture,
the bribed and the briber,
In one hand he holds your future,
the other a Palm of Silver.

Your dreams purchased by greed,
to serve the bribers needs,
He holds the power, plays the Tower,
your ending shall proceed.

All hail the Cartomancer,
plays any destiny for the right fee.

A twisted fate they seek to nurture,
the bribed and the briber,
In one hand he holds your future,
the other, a palm of silver.
Track Name: Aphelion Tormentor
As known horizons slip away,
Demons creep with shadows and want to play,
A place so dark I’ve stayed before,
A familiar voice hammers my door,

But my tormentor sings a different song,
in the darkness of Aphelion.

I’d kiss the flames to save my sanity,
To unlock my mind is the mystery,
I only hold the darkness, not the key.

Still my tormentor sings a different song,
in the darkness of Aphelion.

Aphelion Tormentor, my cerebral aggressor,
malevolent this torturer of mine.
I endure the violence just to silence the attack,
Unleashed my demons run because the Sun’s never coming back.

Forever my tormentor sings a different song,
in the darkness of Aphelion.
From out this far the edge is reality,
I’m one step closer to eternity.
Track Name: Vendetta
Vendetta!
Death’s my agenda,
An eye for an eye till vengeance runs its course,
I feel stronger,
for your life I hunger,
I’ll smash my way inside with knuckles raw,

I bid farewell without a tear,
a final bow without a show,
Now In our darkest era,
a friend becomes a foe.

Vendetta! x4

I am near,
I am your fear,
I’m the haunting words whispered in your ears,
I am shadow,
your Black Widow,
Creeping, seeking, to send you below.

I bid farewell without a tear,
a final bow without a show,
Now in our darkest era,
a friend becomes a foe.
Vendetta!

I am near,
Vendetta!
I am fear,
Vendetta!
Creeping, seeking, haunting attacking,
Vendetta!

Vendetta!
Death’s my agenda
An eye for an eye till vengeance runs its course
I feel stronger,
for your life I hunger
I’ll smash my way inside with knuckles raw.

I bid farewell without a tear,
a final bow without a show,
Now in our darkest era,
a friend becomes a foe.
Track Name: When Hell is Done
As the smoke veils and whispers,
your world starts to blister at your door
Hell’s Encore,
The Gallant the strong aren’t where they belong,
they’re enslaved
by fires they braved,
For when Hell is done with all of our heroes,
send them back to me
When Angels sing with stolen breath,
send them back to me.

Return the life defenders,
put flesh back on the bones,
I’d laugh in the face of danger,
but it’s no joke on your own
Through Hell and high slaughter,
through Stations of the Cross,
I won’t prey to an absent saviour,
when it’s my life to be lost,
that’s the final cost.

Into the fire the angels muted by the storm,
unwritten stories never told.
The pages burnt before their words were ever formed,
don’t tell them there’s no saving hand to hold.

When Hell is done with all of our heroes,
send them back to me.
When Angels sing with stolen breath,
send them back to me.

Visions of the fearless,
are all I need to see,
But charred steel skeletal pyres,
are the only view for me.
Evil is as Evil does,
can’t suffocate the flame,
You move, you try, to hide inside,
seeking shelter from the pain,
but it’s all in vein.

Into the fire the Angels muted by the storm,
unwritten stories never told,
The pages burnt before their words were ever formed,
don’t tell them there’s no saving hand to hold.

For when Hell is done with all of our heroes,
send them back to me,
When Angels sing with stolen breath,
send them back to me X2

Walk through the embers,
back to those who need.
Scream through the ashes,
return now we plead.

For when Hell is done with all of our heroes,
send them back to me,
When Angels sing with stolen breath,
send them back to me.
I cry for the angels and the stories,
histories never to be told.
When all is said and done my friends,
return yourselves to me.

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