Travail

by A Sense of Gravity

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Do Hoeijmans
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Do Hoeijmans Best debut album of 2014.

If you are into metal music this is a MUST HAVE Favorite track: Spectre.
finbeard
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finbeard massive. heavy. music that will make you think while it melts your eardrums with powerful delivery from all the performers. especially of note are the vocal passages in the bridge of Stormborn– you'd be hard pressed to find more all-encompassingly powerful metal vocals in the vast majority of progressive music currently being released. Favorite track: Stormborn.
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Professor Konsui At times fast paced and uplifting, and other times surreal and dreamlike. Incredible vocal work and the instrumentals are wonderful. Favorite track: Above the Horizon.
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Shreddysam Think "Faith no More", trashier, heavier, even with its quieter parts...

Man, this is absolutely incredible stuff. The followup album was a step above, just in term of volume...

I would dare to say this is my favorite metal band, ever.... And I'm kinda finicky about my preferences...
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1.
Wraith 06:38
This divide is realized in fire Shovel her self Into the earth’s crust Unable to pry Suffocating wrap off Hating their touch A little too much Fiery scene Escape to powdered trees Ascending remorse With careful discourse A solemn reveal Hums farewell tonight Sisterly shade Her calling out fades Sister replies It is so hot inside Trepid denial Not feeling worthwhile Reliving the past That made them not last Curdling screams The sound of her dreams Enter stage right Her final tomb tonight Trapping one half Unconsciousness misstep Revealing what’s left A disastrous concept Summon her all To live and not fall Inherent design Sustain flesh that binds Conveying the thought Spawns wraith that will haunt Conspiring ghost Douses flames of life’s most Precious mistakes At times can lay waste To short-sighted dreams Themes of brooding hate Meaningless wounds Leaving regretful scars Suppose there are ways That don’t leave her charred Ending once more Unnerving mind horror Repeal the dissent Take a tandem breath Look at What you’ve done The only counterpart you had, You left Burning in a box She will live no more So you think you can just erase a life Well you’ve destroyed all that you could You will see The meaning of life embodied in tragedy Locked inside her torn desire for more This divide is realized in fire A pair of twins distributed just once Wake once again from innocent sin Join her Wraith
2.
Stormborn 04:02
With every second I am blown away By revelations that strangle all the life from me High expectations, congenital defect A devolution, a cause without effect I am stormborn The execution of the id that is to rule them all Exaggerates how disconnected we are as Millennials Caressing what’s depressing brings relief that undermines Impatiently awaiting exaltation leaves one compromised It’s my fault Not to have seen Regression toward the mean On my throne I wanted more Silent forever Never crush us down Keep it together The yearning is bound to stop Have to trust you’re not alone A human truth explains it all Debilitating flaws of mind Are bent and carefully refined As difficult as it may be Removing the amenities From dying dreams, now fantasies Humor me Tragically utopia plants its seeds Destinies that bloom cannot be retrieved Savagely the thorns are puncturing me I won’t be confined By these dying vines Break through the ceiling Fractured with time Reach past the center Take what is mine
3.
Breakthrough 03:16
Lost Light’s astray I try waiting No life calls me Where is the answer The one essential Wait Something’s come Shroud’s unveiling Earth’s hands guide me I feel the power Enlight creation
4.
Answers Lost 04:42
Left to die Forever sought I’m reeling The answer’s lost Sundered soul pleads, pulled toward the nether Damaged dreams Forever sought Stop healing The answer’s lost Shattered haunt grieves Lifeless forever Sit and rot Forever sought Cause why not? The answer’s lost The torturous killer’s fully enabled Hopefulness Forever sought Reprieval The answer’s lost That’s when it ends Entranced by evil
 What’s my existence coming to I’ll waste my life appeasing you I’ll pay my dues Just let me fasten the noose
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Harbinger 04:59
The land of those consumed by will control Is forsaken by an heir’s rules only he has grown Can’t run, for fear that I’ll be up for show Treason is believing there’s a reason we are born at all Suppressed My ankles bear the group’s movement The stare of scopes that watch us everywhere Unknown why I’ve been chosen to endure Hunger, torture, prison vultures, and a shattered human core Work till the end Rarely being fed The walls of this cell Outline a generational hell Pulled from on the fields Questioned on who revealed The other worldly mysteries With gun held to my back I’m hoisted on this rack Revolving fire, payment for treachery Peeling skin seared Steaming my tears Cannot convince them to put me out of This hellish agony I have done no wrong Boiling my abdomen The burning spear Has opened a portal to my insides I pray the end is near Finally, tossed into the night Innocent Born Internment Sworn Human rights Gone Malnourished Swarm Defector Born Rejection Sworn Lesser man Wrong Escape tonight and leave this Modern holocaustic cage of sick reign Alone I walk for miles A toxic cloud of doubt won’t taint the air I freely breath at last What becomes of my life Cannot understand the paper they trade The ease at which they get food Hard to believe, I can hardly conceive of the possibilities I am the harsh reality Bypassing global eyes Millions suffer Hundreds of thousands die End all those responsible Destroy the leader’s lies Then comes the test for all the rest to learn this earth Survivor Harbinger Survivor Harbinger
7.
Construct a new disease From nothing Ignorance for days Truth that will sever Afflict for all to see A fixture of the past Society falls Wake, time to wake Recreate Right away Constrict the human race Shortsighted Delusional dreams Struggle repeating Capsizing misery Disturbs the sea of those That can’t trust in growth Wake, time to wake Recreate Right away Above the horizon Revision’s the night’s to decide The sly injection That miscommunicates Heartless horde defiled By his minced words Wake, time to wake Recreate Right away Above the horizon Revision’s the night’s to decide The sly injection That miscommunicates Rabid hordes defiled By his minced words
8.
Reach Seek what’s underneath Free Discover the need obsessively Be swept away Shun reality Replay Make Bleeding eyes awake Ache Possessor of me, proceed Ration reality Replay, replay Drowning the host Potent dose Submit potential to reason Withdraw, unable
9.
When I sing praises of my former self It seems to me It’s bent into what it’s supposed to be I have been longing for more To relive the day That will always remain Just a thought away Time and again Worlds that I mend Lack the villains That define them All the heroes Have forgotten Weaving memories Weaving memories Without care I tie in knots the threads that lead me where I flee Into a place that’s not quite history I am aware I ignore What I leave askew Realign, misconstrue I’m happy, aren’t you
10.
Spectre 08:58
Frayed will fills ritual hourglass Unsurprisingly time's slow but fast My sharpened brushes wait to slice through A bloodied portrait of you I submit I'm alone Transcending right and wrong Convinced I'm imprisoned By this flaw of mine That sees no line Night will drown my days The onslaught feeds my craze Kiss your god goodbye Cause now your soul is mine I cut through the issues in my mind Continue to slice through all these lies My tongue's grown numb from lying constantly Convince my friends there's nothing wrong with me I have just slid by Conflicting thoughts create an entity A long lost one that watches over me Saves my hide Frayed will tips ritual hourglass Unsurprisingly my time has past My flawless system hibernates through A routine existence renewed I submit I'm alone Transcending right and wrong Convinced I'm imprisoned By this flaw of mine That sees no line Terror comes to life when evil's in my sights Corrupt soul corrodes corruption once for all I've cut through the issues in my mind Continue to slice through all these lies In review these issues stay alive Trapped inside a fabricated life Terrified to free a soul confined Endlessly the mind refines its lies Redefine this false design End this fall

credits

released February 21, 2014

C.J. Jenkins - vocals
David McDaniel - guitar
Brendon Williams - guitar, choir vocals, additional keyboard
Brandon Morris - keyboard, guitar
Chance Unterseher - bass
Peter Breene - drums

Produced by Brendon Williams
All compositions by Brendon Williams, David McDaniel, and C.J. Jenkins
All lyrics by C.J. Jenkins except "Breakthrough," by Brendon Williams, and the outro to "Spectre," by Williams/Jenkins
All arrangements by Brendon Williams
Drums engineered by Jason Lackie at Fastback Studios
Electric guitar, bass, and keyboard engineered by Brendon Williams
Vocals and acoustic guitar engineered by C.J. Jenkins
Mixed by Brendon Williams
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios

Cover art by Hanna Myers
Band logo and additional designs by Bryce Moulton

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Combining searing riffs with powerful melodies, contemporary jazz harmony, polyrhythmic grooves, and virtuosic solos, A Sense of Gravity is dedicated above all to strong, musical composition and moving songwriting.

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