A Parting Current

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Written - July 2015 to February 2017
Recorded - April 2017 to July 2018

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released April 5, 2019

Evan Dale - Guitar & Vocals
Kenny Johnson - Guitar
Dakota Harrison Roberts - Bass
Kaleb Luebchow - Drums

Recording, Mixing and Mastering by Roberts
Artwork by Dixon Jong of Intuitive Designs
Produced by Caecus

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Caecus Champaign, Illinois

Four extreme metal enthusiasts, carving out their own corner of the modern death metal collective.

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Track Name: Poison the Well
Servant of pure hate
Spills himself into lifeblood
The twisted bleak visage
Standing before me
An empty shell
Gripping forgotten life
Tainting our essence
Poison the well
We blindly drink
Sleep, the breathing curse
Repetition of an echoing verse
There is no calm
I'd give my name
Forlorn in silence
I'd put out this flame
That has singed
All that I touch
Cracks in my skin
My eyes weaken
Crawling forth
Spreading the disease within
Cracks in my skin
My eyes weaken
Spirits sink
Poison the well
We blindly drink
Sleep, the breathing curse
Repetition of an echoing verse
There is no calm
Before my storm
Entrance of dark
Sick malformation of the soul
I can't let go
This feeds the need
To disconnect
Cycle evolved
Earth I've moved
Bones I've broken
Rend my flesh
So that I can
Help you heal
Earth I've moved
Bones I've broken
Still it seeps
This bleeds from me
So I must sleep
So I must sleep
So we must sleep
So we must sleep
Track Name: Exorcism of Water
Exorcising my right to live
Steadily I search for meaning
In a reflection
That I do not recognize
This face I can't remember
Is the fractured piece of me
Withholding tranquility
Cut drain and pour
This river of red overture
When the water recedes
Waves stretch in fear
Finality
Wash away
Faults I made
Bring me prosperity
Gaze into the black under water
Wounds never heal
Even as we grow stronger
Predetermined effigy
Of who I am
Predetermined effigy
Who will I be
Predetermined effigy
Of who I am
Predetermined effigy
Symptom of humanity
Consequential ultimatum
Challenging my inner sanctum
There is a line
Once we choose to cross
That will define
The meaning of loss
Turning of the tide
I choose to move forward
A feeling that had died
Hanged drawn and quartered
Track Name: In Moving Mountains
Memories haunt my dreams
Deafening
Crippling
Each step I take
Another loss
Taken with time
Merciless
Without a rhyme
Without a reason
It's here we lie
Can you suffer
Through the absence
Can you move
The mountain
Extension of regret
Promises never kept
Sounds of dying
As you laugh
Looking back
There's nothing left
Can you suffer
Through the absence
Can you move
The mountain
Track Name: Radial Static
Deny to survive
Away from the light
I await your return
I will not survive
The cold of the night
I await your return
I held infinity in my hand
I drug humility through the sand
You, your presence still lingers
Your lividity scars
What we thought was forever
Could never be ours
Deny to survive
Away from the light
I await your return
I will not survive
The cold of the night
I await your return
Pain of a lifetime
Weighed down by the power of thought
Take in this moment
Or be broken by what you did not
Life is fleeting
Peace will be exchanged as the cost
Time, now or never
Those who wander may not be lost
Deny to survive
Away from the light
I await your return
I will not survive
The cold of the night
There will be no return
Pain of a lifetime
Take in this moment
Life is fleeting
Time, now or never
There will be no return
Track Name: Ill Fated
Will you draw the line
Even if its in blood
Truth cuts like a knife
Bringing forth the flood
Reborn to the silence
Of a life no one remembers
Scars of years left to fate
And I will suffer under
The sound of feet shuffling
The beat of the pretender
Broken hands, sunken eyes
The mark of repressed anger
Will you draw the line
Even if its in blood
Truth cuts like a knife
Bringing forth the flood
Play the hand
They have dealt
No resolution
To feelings I've felt
Break apart
Retread this
Unending circle
Of ignorant bliss
I have left
So much of
Myself behind
Bent to your will
Reprogram
My senses
Ignite the spark
For your own thrill
Reborn to the silence
Of a life no one remembers
Scars of years left to fate
And I will suffer under
The sound of feet shuffling
The beat of the pretender
Broken hands, sunken eyes
I am repressed anger
Will you draw the line
Even if its in blood
Truth cuts like a knife
Bringing forth the flood
With this intent in mind
Into the day I go
I'll soon forget all this
and I won't even know
After it's all over
I'll know I failed again
I'm still the same person
As when the day began
The battles and trials
That I lived through today
Will be the strength tomorrow
To peel the mask away
I will draw the line
Even if its in blood
Truth cuts like a knife
Now I face the flood
I have lived this life
In pursuit of an end
Shackled by the curse
To my wounds I will tend
Redefine reality
Bleeding out for destiny
Track Name: A Parting Current
Paralyzed by the sight
Conjuring the want
Of a final flight
Take the plunge
Suspend belief
Decimate time
Your undying grief
Paralyzed by the sight
Conjuring the want
Of a final flight
Take the plunge
Suspend belief
Trace the current back
To your relief
Looming eyes that pierce
Never knowing sorrow
The wisest man's words
Will not stop tomorrow
I'll tie a hanging rope
To a rafter in the stable
I'll get this out my system
Just as soon as I am able
The colors that they paint me
When all is said and done
Your art holds their levy
We'll watch the river run
I'll take these muddy boots
And leave them on the table
I'll have this out my system
Just as soon as I am able
Drag this corpse
To the edge of the shore
Tell myself
It won't hurt anymore
This is our parting
The vision that we seek
A lifetime drowning
Your crest of the peak
I split the scream
Dive through a dream
With each mistake
The mind I awake
A mortal gift
To the heart adrift
In time decay
Will we die this way
Dream
Drift
Drown
Drown
Dream
Drift
Drown
Drown
Track Name: The Borders Between
Erase broken borders
Lift the imagined veil
Distracted by difference
A delusion
Our species suffers
From this dark depravity
Unified by flesh and bone
This truth like gravity
A conceited migration of the self
A need that I need to fill
Need to feel
Consume what consumes us
Directionless stardust
Addicted to
Predicted you
An empty room
Enjoy the view
Bodies follow mass order
No progression of man
We walk in the footsteps
Of duplicity
Still breathing
Not achieving
Increase the quantity
Still breathing
Not believing
Venomous mentality
Erase broken borders
Lift the imagined veil
Distracted by difference
A delusion
Our species suffers
From this dark depravity
Unified by flesh and bone
This truth like-
Conviction
Poison from which the ego drips
Recollection
Ownership where memory slips
Suspension
Relief from what subsists
Direction
Line of fault dismissed
Erase broken borders
Lift the imagined veil
Distracted by difference
A delusion
Our species suffers
From this dark depravity
Unified by flesh and bone
This truth
Your reality
Track Name: Dim Lights
The doors are locked
The windows closed
No light shines
Nobody knows
This is death
In disguise
Hide away
And close my eyes
Beginning of life
Lucent and pure
No regret of the weight
The pain or constraint
Now we kneel
Hoping to feel
Keeper of hate
As we destroy
We too create
Gasping for air
Pushing the limit
Rinse and repeat
Death is imminent
The feeling comes in waves
Like the beat of a river
Still drowning forever
Swim with nothing left
A precognition so vivid
Dim Lights outline my path to ascension
A realization we live in
Dim Lights outline my path to ascension
Synchronization the balance complete
Exhaust these lungs or live in defeat
The lesson is learned, we'll carry the fire
Bridges are burned, dark days retire
A precognition so vivid
Dim Lights outline my path to ascension
A realization we live in
Dim Lights outline my path to ascension
Just one taste of your malefic darkness
And I'm lost deeper to the madness
Just one taste of your malefic darkness
And I'm lost deeper to the madness
Track Name: This Phantom Offering
Hear the devil in your corner
The blackened tongue he speaks
Whispering dreams into your ear
Bargaining thoughts
The mind unwound
Living in fear
Your conscious drowned
Conversation in my head
Consolation dreaming dead
Consummation of my fear
Cold elation brought you here
The bringer of death
The taker of life
Your crutch is the light
It's lead you blind
I see your face when I sleep
Avert my eyes, in too deep
Conversation in my head
Consolation dreaming dead
Consummation of my fear
Cold elation brought you here
Contortion of pain
My loss is your gain
I'll give this my all to walk not crawl
This Phantom Offer
From the ephemeral gates
I'll trade my soul
For what the future awaits
Conversation in my head
Consolation, dreaming dead
Divinity pass erode
Consummation of my fear
Cold elation brought you here
The testament of my provision
Conversation in my head
Consolation, dreaming dead
The parasite lost control
Consummation of my fear
Cold elation brought you here
I stare into the twilight
Death will come for those who beckon the end
But even he who strays from the void cannot outrun time
For death and time move together
Eternal forces in the race of nature
We are dying from the start
Time holds us still
Track Name: Bastard
Born to shadows of favored sons
Eclipsing torment
Pain brings wisdom
But we live on our knees
Built to suffer
As you please
Scared Flesh
Bastard
Claim what was taken from you
Own what you know to be true
All life
Questioned
Hollowed heart awaiting
All this time you've learned nothing
But to escape
To false sanctuary
Blind eye
Forced to see
There was a change
Turning me
Project
Reject
Deflect
Correct
Blind eye
Forced to see
There was a change
Turning me
Blind eye
Forced to see
There is a change
Inside of me
Loosen my grip
On what's at stake
The will to give
More than to take
Track Name: Give Up the Ghost
Choking
Remembrance of the past
New day
Reflection of the last
Writhing
Mercy of the tide
Your way
Letting go of pride
This is the power that you held inside
Now is the time to come alive
Broken bits of ire
Truth behind your desire
Clutching embers
Let it wither and die
Tempting my wrath
Malediction
Riddles align a twisted narrative
Come close
Are you near
Whisper
This is the power that you held inside
Now is the time to come alive
Broken bits of ire
Truth behind your desire
Clutching embers
Let it wither and die
Choking
New day
Writhing
Your way
Choking
Despite my faith
Or lack there of
I'll find a home
And something to love
Despite my faith
Or lack there of
I'll find a home
Give Up the Ghost
Despite my faith
Or lack there of
I'll find a home
And something to love
Despite my faith
Or lack there of
I'll find a home
Give Up the Ghost
This is the power that you held inside
Now is the time to come alive

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