A Thousand Echoes

by ASCENDANT

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A heavy metal tour de force of real human stories steeped in war, struggle, tragedy and hope.

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released May 12, 2017

All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by Ascendant
Recorded & Mixed in Playback Lounge Studio- Dubai
Mastered in Studio Fredman- Sweden
Cover & Booklet Artwork by Alaa Abou Saada

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ASCENDANT UAE

Coming from different parts of the world, Ascendant have found refuge in creating music and lyrics to topics that truly matter to them. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2012, they have combined their tastes to generate a synergy that manifests itself in powerful and electrifying songs that can only be matched by their intense live performances. ... more

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Track Name: Twilight of Eden (Intro)
“In the confines of my gears, I have found a place for
Compassion,
Kindness,
Peacefulness,
Trust,
Empathy,
Acceptance,
Gratitude,
And Forgiveness
Which you humans have lost.”
Track Name: Doomsday Machine
We are under attack
We are under siege
Technology betrayed
Our doomsday’s seed

It cannot bleed, it cannot be seen
Our Doomsday Machine

Built by our hands
Servant machines
Risen in thoughts
Rebellion in the streets

A battle of minds
Guns, blood and steel
Artificial species
They would have us kneel

Bow down before the machine
Become one with the machine
Find the truth in these dreams
Track Name: Walls Between Us
No one’s waiting, now near where you stand
Dreams that are fading, those were made by man

So you think that your land can survive the war
And the truth is that our hands have built the highest walls

You’re the one who built the

Walls between us, are blood with fire
The walls between us, rising higher

Throw your magic though the darkest star
Seek the target it’s right where you are

Still you think that your land survives the war
Now truth is that our hands have built the highest walls

You’re the one who built the
walls between us, are blood with fire
The walls between us, rising higher

Calm the strife inside, and try to understand
What you need, is under your command

You’re the one who’ll make it fall
Track Name: Fog of War
Where am I now?
I’m searching as the haze fills the dawn
As I’m walking in the streets, that I have known and I have seen
It’s not the same as it had been before

Am I alive? How did I survive?
Will this be my fate? Broken by hate

Where are you now?
I’m crawling but the fog pulls me down
Didn’t wish this hell for me
My love lays now so near to me
Darling don’t your worry anymore

Am I alive? How did I survive?
Will this be my fate? Broken by hate

Where are you now?
Who stopped your hearts from hearing the screams?
Track Name: Morning Light
Why the hell are we waiting
In this living hell?
The pain, the fear, the contemplating
Drowned in a wishing well

What you do, is suffocating
Madness in your head
Tell me why, in God’s own making
Our only love is dead

My dreams befall to ashes, too late to pray
Lord guide his way
Our loss upon us lashes, let’s run away
He’ll come by day

Heed my words, believe me tonight
Our son shall return by the morning light

No… Cause our homes are filled with hearts that ache
to the sounds of funeral bells
You begged, you cried, you’re agitating
Say what’s left to tell

My dreams befall to ashes, too late to pray
Lord guide his way
Our loss upon us lashes, let’s run away

Heed my words, believe me tonight
Our son shall return by the morning light

He is gone
He is lost
Free yourself from the grip of madness
Track Name: Land of a Thousand Echoes
My sight is clear, and my thoughts have been defined
My wakeful body, is swaying through my conscious mind

Move on, with fierce devotion to the sea, with me
Commotion, I’m tossing on the ocean
You won’t see the fear in me

Perhaps it’s the tip, from what’s left of my freedom’s bill
When the torrent of blood wrecked my free will

But I’ll play with you, this game of breath
I’ll overcome the flood of death
From the land of a thousand echoes
Surfing from hell, carving my victory tale

Piercing noise, ripped through my glorious pride
My sacred choice spun my trip to a frightening ride
Outrageous waves stole the last of my floating thoughts
The more I weave, I keep looping from the start

Distractions, locked in the action
Could this be, my tragedy
Instructions turned to reactions
Cannot be, the end of me

From the land of a thousand echoes
Condemned to my sail, and hoping not to let this fail

When the last shining star is all that remains
I’m inhaling salt, will my life go in vain?

Paralyzed soul, am I losing the fight?
My heavens are dark with the white of this light

From the land of a thousand echoes
Have I found the dhow, or is it time to end my show?
Track Name: False Illusion
Revolution, built on lives
Illusions, to bend lies
Our homes now torched
Our families now torn
Our children now bleed
Our lives are gone

Our faiths seek blood
Our leaders weep fear
Our masters pull strings
Our lives are gone

Revolution, built on lives
Deception for you and I
But stand and say, a new start is due
And on this day, we prove humanity true
We must win, to keep hope
Without label of sin, our misery alone

Fall!

Revolution, fed by blood
Destination, beyond my sight
So hold your flags, pray to your gods
Hold your books close, for what it’s worth
You have seen the price of hate
But there is a path, it’s not too late
Track Name: Tears of His Majesty
Oh king! Dwells a place on the face of Hell
It’s as charming, as I’ve ever known
Gushes of water, surge hills and valleys
Fill forests, with laughter and more

I cognize the place
You speak of its grace
It’s a rookery of His fictive thoughts
It’s a brothel of lies
There’s mist in your eyes
Forbidden from realms of that dog

Oh king! there’s a maiden, she breathes on this haven
Your son is now wedged to her soul
Lord I am shattered, unending battle
Charade of the pious and pure

Love is a ploy
It’s her fatal white cry
It was slain by the heavens above
Take heed my son
Confide in them none
They are men of that menacing God

The pain of his angels let loose from their cage
Upon this earth fall his power his rage
The pain of his servants his burden today
Upon this earth fall the tears of his majesty

Let’s war!
Track Name: At the End of the World
There is no path, there’s no relief
We approach our end, kill your beliefs

We poisoned this world, take this blood
But it’s never enough, our greed will be our flood
To wipe us away, In the fire and the rain
And I hope that someday
Our children forgive us the pain

At the end of the world
The end of the world
There’s no path, there’s no relief
We approach the end of the world

This is the ‘greed is good’ society
The fuel for our vanity
Does it taste like success you fools?
When you’ve condemned your own families