An Arcane Introduction

by Mutant Disease

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ishpeck This entire album had me hooked from the get-go but this one in particular just resonates with me. Got that charming anti-statist bend to it like something Lemmy or Pennywise might'a done. Favorite track: Comply or Die.
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03:37
Forsaken forgotten and feared The color of blood in his eyes His magic unknown yet revered The people would soon learn to fear Guided by hate in his quest for revenge Slaying and killing to win The love of his life ripped from his hands The bastard will pay in the end A failure, a fool or a hero, alone and searching again A failure, a fool or a hero, alone and searching again CHORUS An evil spell a thrall from hell its all within his grasp Lawful gods chaotic lords move to help his task The ancestor's pact his sharpened mind deadly since time began Fear his spells fear his blade but never meet this man Summoner Doom left in his wake Tragedy looming ahead Death is all that awaits him And those he would count as a friend A deadly agent in an ongoing war A slave to fate in the end Aware of his fate he stares straight ahead His cloak blows in the wind A failure, a fool or a hero, alone and searching again A failure, a fool or a hero, alone and searching again CHORUS
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This narrative starts with a bang and not a whisper Conclusions are drawn from what still is unknown The burden of proof tossed aside and out the window Believe what you're told ignore reality Choose just to ignore the issue All they'll ever do or say CHORUS "Don't trust the man" This is all that you must understand A deterministic view Oh the lies they put us through Tragedy turned for political ends Feed the flames on which your life depends I can see what you're trying to hide Vicious attacks can cloud the mind Lurking shadows creeping death Lies are told with steady breath Remain a fool or raise your voice Self improvement is a personal choice This narrative ends with our country in a race war Power is grabbed from a world that's torn in two Search deep in yourself you must develop virtue Ignore what you're sold observe reality Racist violent words provoke us seek the truth the only way CHORUS
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05:59
I came to you a foreigner a stranger in these lands But leaving you'll adore me a legend of the sands Not British or Arabian my own man You say my fate's been written I know it isn't true I'll lead you from this dark age so barbarous and cruel An Arabia for Arabs a golden age ensues CHORUS Dreams at night must die by light by dust of day decay away Those who dare to stand and stare will find their greatness waiting there These years have made me stronger the battles I have won I've given you Damascus but still Im not yet done To reach that final end of roads the homeland They say I must be dangerous I've done what they can't do I've killed a man and liked it and still my word is true To dare to see the daylight this and more I've done CHORUS
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Believe in us and the rules we've made resist and you're thrown into the fire Violence for violence an equal trade abducted by thugs for hire The right to kill is solely ours evil must control evil The law is a gun and we're the ones who finance enslavement of people Bend to our will and pay the tithe without us there is no order When anarchy reigns society dies Force will see us to the future CHORUS A gun in your face a total disgrace Threatened by unashamed evil Challenge their force and you're thrown away one of the unlawful people "Death and taxes" what a laugh Imprisoned for non-compliance Remember these words when you wonder why Their promise: Comply or Die See their rule for what it is a threat against your freedom Unity and clarity is what it takes to beat them For how can violence bring you peace evil is always evil The legal gun must be undone to truly break those chains Bend to their will and your pride will die throw their law into the fire Let anarchy reign and society thrive peace will see us to the future CHORUS
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Look at my face look in my eyes Tell me what pain you see when you watch your child cry You're killing their love breaking their pride What does your discipline truly try to hide? CHORUS Raise your voice and lower standards You're adding further to the damage Bypass reason embrace your passion Show them violence is the answer Given your strength given your size I wonder why can't you see this violence isn't right You can give excuse I'll watch you try But the child is much too hurt for you to justify CHORUS
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On scorched earth return me to a simple man I am destined by the gods to walk this land An embittered poet, a slave to this black blade Oh, my heart still searches for truth, a lost age I have loved, I have lost I have killed those who have loved me so I have loved, at what cost Lord, I don't know I'm living on borrowed time I'm living on borrowed time These robes, purple royal, claim me their own From a city lost in dust, I stand alone Evil thoughts; evil minds; must I live like I do? Without fear, on borrowed time she helps me through I have loved, I have lost I have killed those who have loved me so I have loved, at what cost Lord, I don't know I'm living on borrowed time I'm living on borrowed time As Satan's child, I stand alone in hand I'm a nomad of this desert, barren lands My time is short, so gods of air and sea Stand by your corruption, and thrive by sorcery I have loved, I have lost I have killed those who have loved me so I have loved, at what cost Lord, I don't know I'm living on borrowed time I'm living on borrowed time I'm living on borrowed time I'm living on borrowed time
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Don't you know the world can see you never even tried Treat yourself to endless comfort always try to hide Your life is fleeting you have no meaning You are the image of a ghost that won't die All your desires are in the fire You've given up before you began CHORUS You never learned life is earned Can not make it in the shadows End your curse quench your thirst Take a chance and end your crying I can give you empathy but never will I lie No one said that this was easy put away your pride In endless silence a private violence The battle rages and it comes to a head Avoidance leaning you miss the meaning And you may never know until you are dead CHORUS I don't want to die alone and a loser but I don't want to swallow my pride I can't seem to find all the answers I guess I'll go and cry You say that there's an answer But you don't really know Its true I might pull through But I know I really won't
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A means to hone the dull edge A prayer to intellectual might I call on eldritch forbidden knowledge I'll cast a spell tonight The call is yours to heed alone seek the words in wisdom's tome Arrange the runes complete the rite a magic spell an endless night Eternal knowledge at a bloody price A mind of fire blood of ice You've now begun the endless path always growing eternal wrath Grimoire's call is far too great final knowledge you can't abate Spells are learned symbols arranged cluttered thoughts but you're not deranged CHORUS Wisdom Knowledge Intellect Willpower Take these spells control the night Show them all your life is right Knowledge reigns supreme alone Madness or magic you're of your own The power's yours you wield the mind is it from chaos or gods divine Obscured by robes a hidden face your actions molded by a wretched race Unleash your power for all to see rage destruction or divinity Show the world where you'll go reveal just what you know The lesser man's world left behind forsaken sloth and the grind There is still yet more to do can't you see the mage is you CHORUS
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The long awaited (by no one but me) debut album of Mutant Disease

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released September 12, 2016

Produced by Aaron Byrd
All songs written by Aaron Byrd except track 7
Artwork by Gragoth

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Mutant Disease San Marcos, Texas

Mutant Disease is one man's epic quest to singlehandedly create a new sonic paradigm by appealing to all the greatness of The Old Metal Titans while embracing the strengths of the modern masters
Since 2010, the metallic edge of Mutant Disease has been carefully honed to a fine point. Imbued with arcane might, the lone metal warrior rides out; armed and dangerous, ready to rock the world...
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