An Arcane Introduction

by Mutant Disease

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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 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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Track Name: Summoner
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
Track Name: What Really Matters
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
Track Name: El-Orens
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

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Track Name: Comply or Die
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

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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

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Track Name: Spare The Rod
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?

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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

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Track Name: Borrowed Time
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
Track Name: A Life Unlived
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

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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
Track Name: An Invitation to the Arcane
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

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