On Desolate Plains

by Claim The Throne

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1.
Boughs cold enclosed the wry Beside a world of loss Entwined in desolation And trees growth stalled amidst the gloom Trembling ‘neath the dusk and doom A stride onwards with slow tread The soul sneaks meaningless On bleak plains it bled A land where no man can dwell Choked and stricken as it fell Oh brooding sunset Awaken the gates of the night As time comes hunting Endings grow nearer And carve holes without thought from our lives Bleeding forth the fury entwined Behold, all lifeless entwined Making ground on the distant flaming light Forever I yearn to taste the farthest deep Through the hottest suns, I will not be deterred I am the warrior I crush deceit See past the setting sun All hail the ethereal one Into treacherous lands With nothing to fear But a body left here for the soil Nothing keeping us sane Unending passage Spare me from the curse of the deep When my legs won’t carry this wretched body Grant thou strength to reach out to your streams Bleeding forth the fury entwined Behold, all lifeless entwined Night doth fall And all the blistered minions Shall cool amidst the coming breeze Then freeze in an unforgiving dark Crashing on an unsuspecting moonlight Storms unborn blowing relentless No relief from daylight Pummeling all flesh that dare to live I am rain, killing your endeavor I am winds that blister on your skin The sand that scrapes and bleeds A cohort of this dry and vicious coil Now drift into my reach Bleeding forth the fury entwined Behold, all lifeless entwined See past the setting sun All hail the ethereal one Into treacherous lands With nothing to fear But a body left here for the soil Nothing keeping us sane Please take my body left here for the soil
2.
Falling to the pits of hell Ferocious unrelenting winds Harvesting all souls breeding ‘neath a violent sky The sun, a flame of devouring fire On desolate plains The winds conquer The pits of hell Relentless, vanished into dust Harvesting all tears flooding over barren ground The soil, engulfing all of life’s perspire On desolate plains The winds conquer at dawn Engulfed by lava A prey for the Earth On desolate plains The winds conquer A monsoon in the desert rain A boab sings in grief Spherical our motherland Will bring to me a breath I shouldn’t breathe Intent on rapid insurgence Incarnation of orbital strength To turn ruin to redemption Resurgence, a new breath of air Whom once did not savour Now master of carving his trail I shall now savour on desolate plains
3.
Hear the voice of a legion call from afar Lucid thinking I drift into a rapture and cry Spirit of fire Myths of a nation come rising forth In dreams with strength to conjure How I lust for ancient words A serpent slithering Swallows me whole I feel my decomposed spirit slowly weakening Drawn in an empty void A nightmare inside Nothing can keep us awake Nothing can call out Across the ever-changing night Fiercely dark despite moons shining bright Apparition Slumber looms and all hope is gone Souls journey to the ancient stars Sharp delusion What I seek is found in depths of unreality Earthly screams are yelling out Guardians of the night, guardians of the end How I lust for ancient words A serpent slithering Swallows me whole Dreams of a nation bleak under dust Trapped in a dream Spirit of fire Myths of a nation come rising forth
4.
05:28
Savage senses enfold until the end Forces gathering Down through the shale To see the edge of the world Damnation’s over running In towers of the plains and the breeze Once bleak with ice and wild with snow The dark pathway calling me Mantra, my word Blazing deep into me My reflection Mantra, my world Staring down upon me Rumination Determination A gasp for air Falling short to the arms of apocalypse I bow down to the vines of sinking death The hands of the shore keep tugging Mantra, my word Blazing deep into me My reflection Mantra, my world Staring down upon me Rumination The sun beams Lay down Into the everlasting fields I fall Await to see my spirit call out from beyond me Flames burning higher Caught writhing midst green haze and fire Far higher than creatures whom burn on this world Savage senses enfold until the end Thoughts diminishing Down through the haze To feel what’s left of the world Damnation’s over running In towers of the plains and the breeze Once bleak with ice and wild with snow The dark pathway calling me Mantra, my word Blazing deep into me My reflection Mantra, my world Staring down upon me Rumination Thy Damnation My reflection
5.
Sunken fortress Arched to subdue Weeds stretch, blind and heedless of time Time lies fossilised in sand and stone Where night passed and sunlight shone That grief of the woods Had warned for so long A faint whisper drifting in the past Hollowland, far from the stars How your vast fields and ranges doth loom Warm sun, strengthen the ground and oceans No forgiveness to the feet that tamper your bones Merciless at break of light Warm my deep ground and oceans Fill my lifeblood with strength Forceful incantation Merciless at break of light Spheres of water, that floats through the air Nourishing, like venom, and oozing with blood Blood flows filling it’s stream No shadows of orbs and a grip that wont reach Hollowland, far from the stars How your vast fields and ranges doth loom Warm sun, strengthen the ground and oceans No forgiveness to the feet that tamper your bones Merciless at break of light Warm my deep ground and oceans Fill my lifeblood with strength Forceful incantation Merciless at break of light Hollowland, born from the core Endless sands rule and plains stretch so far Warm sun, strengthen the ground and oceans No forgiveness to the feet that tamper your bones Merciless at break of light Warm my deep ground and oceans Fill my lifeblood with strength Forceful incantation Merciless at break of light That grief of the woods Had warned for so long A faint whisper drifting in the past
6.
Eerie cries of retribution A life of sorrow awakes Fall into your doom The wind doth cry Fall into your doom A ghastly shadow enfolds The future calls surrendering A shroud of silence beckoning All light is mournful now And the seas bring forth an essence of decay Nothing that pierces me Shall take the soul of this shattering scream That wretched breath crawls in hunting Flat and lifeless in this hole Fall into your doom Further down Fall into your doom Darker, deeper, headed home The future calls surrendering A shroud of silence beckoning All light is mournful now And the seas bring forth an essence of decay Cold here in the pits of doom In the shrill of night the world’s souls consume Strewn across the charcoal of mankind Dreary, I seek those remnants of my mind And break the surface of my soul Foreshadowed I see the dead before my eyes Forsaken here I dwell ‘lone neath a dreamless sky
7.
04:23
Scars inside me Unbetrayed you liar Who brought these voices Undivide Like sadness and pain I can’t be a slave Far beyond these golden gates Far beyond denial A tempered dawn Longing for dreams of foregone times Windfall Your face is bare and cold Windfall Your soul is rising on So cast the inscription Plains covered in pungent soil Oncoming storm A sign of incoming infection Poisoned air shall rise Shadowing landscapes Eyes that watch it all Skies that wander Scars inside me Unbetrayed you liar Who brought these voices Undivide Like sadness and pain I can’t be ashamed Far beyond these golden gates Far beyond denial A tempered dawn Longing for dreams of foregone times
8.
There lies a place On a trail that no one knows Cryptic frost A spectrum gazing I do decree to leave no turn unstoned No lantern shines There is no inscription When hope turns to dust A grip freed of reality This agony endured Seems like eternity Isolation, this long and lonely path Horizon, flee my misery gone Starkiller, the face of god? Are angels watching? Or am I truly alone? There lies a place At the end of a twining road Scorching suns and putrefaction I drop my head to the sinking sands below This torched path is torching on my skin When hope turns to dust And set free from humanity This agony endured Seems like eternity Isolation, this long and lonely path Horizon, flee my misery gone Starkiller, the face of god? Are angels watching? Or am I truly alone? Here I am in pain Existence swamped under flames At one with the fire god Judge me and consume my mortal world
9.
Glorious lost souls tempting you away Decades of denial Revenge will have it’s day Into night, see the light Hear my call, one and all Chaos in your mind They dragged me All the way out Into the centre of my dying throes I’m cold, but I’m burning, I’m burning alive Feathers fell from overhead They smell the dead My eyes melt into a sea of red As I look up to the sky I hear the winds cry in the moonlight Howling through the air Burned and rotting by the daylight Feasting on my flesh
10.
05:15
A crawl forth to a cold face of the end The shore seems close but lies are embracing me My skin grieves My reach weaves in vain Never attain Cold he arose under the winds Outstretched below With no desire one cannot lose A warm heart turned cold Everblade A thousand fires burn Everblade Through the resistance I’ve become Everblade A thousand splendid suns Everblade A step out in a realm built to descend No war seems close but lies are embracing me A gripped fist The grains slip right through Masters of plague Denied redemption Darkness evades Gateway to the sun A vastitude takes over New master of my destiny Lost amidst treasures that can’t be seen O winding stream I beg you’ll flow to me Torn all but swiftly Ripping fierce to spread the wounds A lonely rage that never left The shore seems close but lies are embracing me My skin grieves My reach weaves in vain
11.
Motherland Cruel yet ever-mourning Decadent it seems But hope gleams reflecting from a frozen river A mind engulfed in nightmares But which path leads to the feast of all souls? Harbinger, scavenger, prey Breathe upon the fallen heroes They lived yet their eyes won’t see Rotting in the peace here in the calming of the sun Breathe upon the fallen heroes They lived yet their skin won’t feel Sinking to a world here in the ruling of the sun Trespasser You will be skinned, burned Unprepared to enter my realm, what do you yearn for now? Wanderer You will be starved, choked Disallowed to exit my realm, surrender to a prey for the earth Motherland Cruel and unforgiving Your mastery of souls crowns you goddess of a cursed desert A mind engulfed in nightmares This path leads to a feast in the soil Harbinger, scavenger, prey Breathe upon the fallen heroes They lived yet their eyes won’t see Rotting in the peace here in the calming of the sun Breathe upon the fallen heroes They lived yet their skin won’t feel Sinking to a world here in the ruling of the sun
12.
03:42

credits

released October 13, 2017

BRENDON CAPRIOTTI – VOCALS / GUITAR
GLENN DYSON – GUITAR / VOCALS
ASHLEY LARGE – DRUMS
JESSE MILLEA – KEYBOARDS / VOCALS
JAMES PARKER – BASS / VOCALS

ALL MUSIC AND LYRICS WRITTEN BY CLAIM THE THRONE
ALBUM RECORDED & MIXED BY ASH LARGE WITH CLAIM THE THRONE
MASTERED BY AL SMITH

DRUMS RECORDED BY AL SMITH (BERGERK!) AT UNDERGROUND RECORDING STUDIOS
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GUEST VOCALS ON ‘HARBINGER, SCAVENGER’ – JOHN RYAN
GUITAR SOLO ON ‘WHERE NIGHT PASSED AND SUNLIGHT SHONE’ – DEAN ARNOLD

ALBUM FRONT COVER ART BY MICHAEL SALAS – WWW.DEADSOLACE.COM
BOOKLET ART & DESIGN BY DAN MAJER – MAXPERV@HOTMAIL.COM
LOGO DESIGN BY BRENDAN NINNESS – WWW.NINNESS.COM.AU

THANKS: FAMILY & FRIENDS, PARTNERS, EX MEMBERS & FILL INS, FANS & METAL SCENES WORLDWIDE, ALL THE BANDS WE’VE PLAYED WITH, ALL THE PROMOTERS & VENUES WHO HAVE BOOKED US, ALL THE WEBZINES THAT HAVE FEATURED US, PRIME CUTS MUSIC, SOUNDWORKS TOURING, METAL OBESSION, AL SMITH FOR THE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE, HENHOUSE REHEARSALS.

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