Come, Heavy Breath

by Violent Life Violent Death

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Briana honestly, my fave metal EP of 2018. absolute brutality accented with the sickest grooves i've heard in ages. dynamic, ferocious, relentlesss Favorite track: Backbiter.
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released June 29, 2018

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Dameron and Joey Park @ Rareform Recordings in Hickory, Charlotte, NC

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David - Drums
Joe - Guitar
Scott - Vocals
Joey - Guitar
Justin - Bass

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Track Name: Come, Heavy Breath
I long for the day that I can lay my head upon the ash
When the smoke fills my lungs
When the fire licks my back
Come heavy breath

Burn my skin
Let me feel my sin
Every deep breath
Every sweet scent
I want to sit on a mountain of bones
Feel a dragon’s kiss
Violent and impressive
Silent exclamation
Ecstasy forged in the fire
Sky burnt black, fields of death

Come heavy breath
Come every death
My lips curl at the ravenous Sulphur
Promised Land’s a sea of bodies
Into the fire
The ash is my home
Into the fire

Arms stretched outward
Welcome the flame
Crack in the earth
Pleasure and pain
World at the end
Filled by desire
Every existence
Cleansed by the fire
Beautiful charred landscape
Every end fulfilled
Come heavy breath
Come every death.

Into the fire

Come heavy breath
Come every death
Into the fire
The ash is my home
Into the fire
Blood, ash, and bone.
Track Name: Backbiter
With your fingers down my throat
Pulling out all the words that were never spoken
Tearing up my insides
A scapegoat for the uninspired
Fists of stone with the weight of a feather
Unoriginal and not so clever
Unable to look back
Afraid of the fear
The secrets are fast
Your thoughts on a spear

Eager for blood
Back handed yet kind
Misplaced aggression that turns on a dime
So you built your box on the backs of real pain
Of real fear
Of real blood
So sorry and vain
The ego is virtuous but the sword is sharp
Be careful the advocate, the ally, the friend

With blood in the air
They won’t see the end
The mother of predators
Will eat her own
Remember the spiders, the rabbits, the wasps.
Remember the battles, remember the cost
I wonder if cannibals care for the weather
With fists of stone, with the weight of a feather

With your fingers down my throat
No secrets left to spill
Twisted my guts
Twisted my words
You left a mess and you walked away
No accountability for the vain
Unoriginal and not so clever
Unable to look back, afraid of the fear. The secrets are fast. Your thoughts on a spear.

The mother of predators will eat her own
Remember the cost
Remember the pain
So sorry and vain
So you built your box on the backs of real pain
Of real fear
Of real blood
So sorry and vain.
Track Name: Rot
Eyes peeled
Sun for sustenance
My heart, a race
A bad taste

So take me home
I’m tired of oxygen
The neck it rolls, on my soft bones
My palms wet
The feet swell
Enlarged tongue
Burnt by the salt

So take me away
Cavernous chest
Let the muscle rot
This is all my fault
So take me away
This is what my gold bought
So take me away

Dragging whimper
The insects lurk
Stalking, waiting
Glory, anticipating
Desperate fingers grasp to hopeless life
The sun takes my soul, the ground is my bride

So take me away
Cavernous chest
Let the muscle rot
This is all my fault
So take me away
This is what my gold bought
So take me away
Away

With the insects I weep
Haunted blood
Road map veins
Smells of gray
Taste of sand
A smile in my mind
hopeful death comes
I await the grin of my saint, my friend
A tiny speck
A small hum. I can’t feel my fingers
Hope has come to take me home, away to my end.
So take me home. A willing man.

So take me home
Death my friend
Take me home
Take me away
Take me home
Death my friend.
Track Name: Mourn
Gone, I reach for the ghost inside

Once clutched in a warm embrace
Not absent from memory
But a touch left behind
I hear it calling, whisper my name
It kept me from falling
Gone as it came
A wild affair
A brilliant romance
Gone as it came
The smell in the air
A ghost remains

I remember the touch
I remember the pain
And to feel it again
To covet the lust
It’s always been you
It’s always been us
Into the dark
This emptiness like a fading pulse
I can’t recall it’s not the same
I miss the touch
I miss the pain
Alone in my dark
Reviving the times that we had
One more taste
One more time
To say goodbye, to say goodbye

And now it’s gone
And now I wait to take my place
On a mantle of mistakes
On the day that I’m reborn
I’ll think fondly of the heart that I gave
The heart I’ve torn. I’ll burn so bright
I’ll fade so quick, sit in my dark
It’s you that I miss
Let me say it was worth the hate
This feeling of bliss, so close to my lips
Now I hold onto this sweet release
Hollow bones, such easy prey
Hollow bones, such easy prey

I remember the touch
I remember the pain
The smell in the air
A ghost remains
I remember the touch
I remember the pain
And to feel it again
To covet the lust
It’s always been you
It’s always been us.
Track Name: Lovers/Deceivers
Save me, save me my love
Break me, break me down
Save me, save me my love
Break me, break me down

So close, so close to heaven
No deals with the devil
I can’t find my head in the sand
I can’t feel my heart in the clouds

The light is blinding me
The darkness suffocates me
Vibrating between radiations
Warm center, cold extremities

Lovers in light
Deceivers in dark
Givers of gold
Takers of hearts

Heavy head
Broken back
Twisted ribs
Fingers bent back

Take my head
I’ll follow my heart
Lovers in light
Deceivers in dark
Keep me wanting
Take my honor
Dirt in my nails
Blood of my father
Blood in the water
Lovers in light
Deceivers in dark
Save me.
Track Name: Narcissist
Idle hands and a fast mouth
Taking turns with both eyes closed
Spewing incoherent self-worship idolatry
Indulge, the slaughter of the wicked mind
Swarm, the truth tellers
Little god, slow down now

Believe in yourself
Rooftop deity, commanding someone else’s words
The tongue was never a bride to the teeth in your mouth
Wisdom guided by the serpentine spine
riding on the back of lower self
Lower self
Little god
Keep up now
Unearned congratulations
You only whispered revolution

Little god slow down now
Little god keep up now
Embrace yourself
You are the only one
Embrace yourself
Idle hands and a fast mouth
Taking turns with both eyes closed
Spewing incoherent self-worship idolatry
Indulge the slaughter of the wicked mind
Swarm the truth tellers

Little god, slow down now
Little god, keep up now
Embrace yourself
You are the only one that you love
Gullible liar, gluttonous child
Embrace yourself
You are the only one that you love
Gullible liar, gluttonous child
Embrace yourself.

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