Declaration

by RandomWalk

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Dorian Garbler A really great album , stunning atmosphere , powerful performance and melodies that demand your obedience. Declaration may be the "hit" track but the whole album is the best release of 2015 in my opinion. You should let it guide you through the darkness. Favorite track: Declaration.
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credits

released October 19, 2015

Mixed at Silicon Factory Studio by Ilias Flammos.
Mastered by RandomWalk.

Vocals recorded & engineered at Silicon Factory Studio by Ilias Flammos.
Drums recorded & engineered at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo.
Acoustic guitars recorded at Soundflakes Recording Studios by John Mcris.
Guitars & Bass recorded & engineered by Monsieur Nonsense.
Orchestral arrangements by Dimitris Tsoukas.
Lyrics, theme concept & lettering by Jean Baptiste.
Art direction and layout design by Neopithecus Illustration.

All music by RandomWalk.
Produced by RandomWalk.

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RandomWalk Athens, Greece

RandomWalk was formed in the winter of 2005 in Athens.
Combining the aggresion of death metal with the lyricism of atmospheric gothic, RandomWalk joined the roster of I for an I Records & Media and released their first album "Redemption" in 2008.
In 2010 they return with their second full-length album "Absolution".

Line up:
Jean Baptiste
Monsieur Nonsense
Wartooth
Constantine
Harry Mason
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Track Name: Legacy
And so it starts the con of man,
So dark and vile and full of treachery.
A collision of disturbed mind against savage deformity.
This is my only Legacy.

Wedged into the circles of the nine hells and back
Rose against the arrows of all misfortune and spat curses
Upon all those who shared the toxins of my breath
The sole incarnation of all that is impure and devious.

Swallowed the infection, the malice, the disdain and scorn
and gave birth to reprisal.
I am glorious…

Before you know, it strikes you down.
You feel the burn, your face is melting.
Before you know, he strikes you to the ground
You’re on your knees; he sees you begging

In the name of my blood
In the name of my flesh
In the name of my heart
For the sake of my mind, I grant you my scars.

Waiting for tears to dissolve,
Silently praying for madness,
Seven more hours till dawn
Counting the stars all alone.

Lying still in the midnight chill,
Never seen the skies so clear.
No more eyes as you choke your cries,
City lights that disappear.
Track Name: The Mist
How does it feel when you take the final stand?
First peek at your newly born self
Stripping the skin of the fabric that purifies
One more hope left to rot inside the mirror

Failing to see what you hoped that should be there.
Impossible to spot, unable to beware,
this mass that appears, worsens all your fears
Were you ready to witness
A friendly face?
a dark embrace?

Paint it as you wish and give it a kiss.
Greater than bliss, grant it a kiss.

Commanding my hand like a clever puppeteer,
Imposing his will with his tongue in my ear.
Paint it as you wish and give it a kiss.
Greater than bliss, grant it a kiss.

As a portrait comes to life,
As the maker loves his first creation,
We embrace the mist and cry.
Marching forward to our own damnation.

It’s all around me now,
It’s all inside, I’m not alone.
I’m not alone.

Fires dark, burn inside,
Feeling like the chosen bride,
Black-hearted smiling bastard,
I’ll sin no more,
Abandoned and stained and laughing at your final blow.

Devoted, demoted,
Three curses claim the path.
Deformed and now reborn.
Your will be done.
Track Name: Declaration
Invite the night,
No light to smear my sight.
Invite the sin,
To crawl beneath my skin.

What are you becoming when the end is over?
Hiding in the arms of a different lover.
His will and mine,
Bonded in a threefold crime

So let it burn…

They’ll never end.
They’ll never seize to burn.
Fires, these everflaming pyres,
as we torch the skies.

Act one: exhale,
Your lies will never fail
Sweet words
Will justify the means.

Dripping with disdain as you bathe in fury,
Watching through the eyes of the judge and jury.
To feel the thrill,
Of a remorseless kill.

So let it burn…

They’ll never end.
They’ll never seize to burn.
Fires, these everflaming pyres,
as we torch the skies.

Invite the night,
No light to smear my sight.
Invite the sin,
To crawl beneath my skin.

They never end…
Track Name: The Crown
Be knighted with the gift of lie
I trust you‘ll learn to love it…
Thrice blessed, fixated,
Obsessed, infatuated.

My crown, my creed,
My artificial dogma,
Your emblem, your steed,
Your ever-growing seed.

In my golden shrine,
I wonder…
What if we’re made divine?
Nothing would bring us down,
My serpent-gilded crown.

Construct the bliss and veil the leash
I trust they‘ll learn to love it…
Embraced, respected
Acclaimed and venerated.

My crown, my rule,
My forged, synthetic doctrine,
Your crest…, my greed,
Your own immortal breed.

In my golden shrine,
I wonder…
What if we’re made divine?
Nothing would bring us down,
My serpent-gilded crown.
Track Name: Dormitory
They only feel,
The rain that keeps falling.
They only breathe,
The fumes that spring from their decay.

Why do they smile? I wonder if they are awake.
Lost in a slumber… Are they real or fake?

And then you know you’re all alone.
Their eyes are shut, their heart is gone.

Where the dead hearts dwell,
blissful faces make their way,
As the soulless walk,
bear their smiles and hear them pray…
They used to feel, they used to love,
they could have shed a tear,
Where the dead hearts dwell,
in my realm…
There’s no one here.
Smiling and spreading their love
They whisper my name in their prayers.
Thought enough, fought enough.
Absence of light, murder of need.
As a convict would relish his chain…
As a king would desert his domain…
As a vicar would bless the profane…
God of the insane.
Track Name: Savage Grace
So sweet, so tender,
I did my part to bend her.
I do remember the fiend that sucked the air I breathe.
So sad, so lame
So filled with guilt and shame.
For years she’s had her fun: Devoured her only son

The scent of flowers in my room
Slowly slipping into madness
Gently guided by her womb
Healing tongue and godly cure

She witnessed all the rot,
She fought to stitch the howling mouths
She kneeled to lick my clammy hands
She’s gone now…

Savage grace and tears
This is the end.
All these tortured years
This is the end.
One last kiss, final breath
One more piece of yourself

Is this her laughter?
Is this her blithe disdain?
Are these her spattered eyes,
Inside my shiny coffers?

Waiting in my own oblivion shell,
Getting ready for a blissful feeding,
The smell, the taste, the will to consume,
To craft the system for my precious new beginning.

Pleased with her filthy quest,
She clashed to mend the godless flaw.
Two-spirit stains that smeared her chest…
I used a hacksaw.
Track Name: Rebirth
First breath, chilling… I’m still alive.
Your palms, the bringers of eternal light.
My love, I did it all for you…
And no one stands before me,
As wings and clouds adore me.
You know I did it all for you…

The passage now unfolds.
A gentle spiral…
Downward as it goes,
You’re there.

Wipe out the stars and write the end.
Who wants to live forever?
The scribblings of a mind that cheated death…
I dance alone, the skies are gone,
Still searching for an answer,
The visions and desires of a man and his rebirth.

First glance and the skies are kneeling.
One touch to ingest this feeling,
My love, so I can be with you…
And no one stands before you,
As wings and clouds adore you.
You know that I will be with you.

The passage now unfolds.
A gentle spiral…
Downward as it goes,
We’re there.

The sands of time embrace my feet.
The journey is never-ending.
The dreaming of a madman painted red.
Track Name: Absentia
Come forth and don’t forgive me.
Come forth and smite me out of spite.
Tear it down; make it right; let it end tonight.
Ignite.

The voices never answer.
Amaranthine righteous lips still, sealed and silent.

Absentia,
Black favored cipher.
Absentia,
You taunting whore.

Her bitter cold envenomed lips.
My prayers on dead fingertips.
Absentia
Like a beggar’s bloated pride,
Stretching fingers for a whisper.

Come forth and don’t caress me.
Come forth without your gracious touch.
Strike me down; whet your blades and shred this foul page.
Bring rage.
Track Name: My Grand Omega
Once you disinfect the moon,
Once you realize the art in lies and forms undying…

It comes to letting go.
No angels come to hold you back,
la bête noire won’t bring a razor.
It comes to letting go.
Swan song thoughts and final chapters,
Blood-marks of my grand Omega.

To make all your dreams disappear
and taste the bliss of Ameles.
Just make it go away. Blow out the candle.
Just make it go away and bring me sweet release.

Once you taste the flesh of god,
Once you infiltrate the fringe unseen and stellar vistas…

It comes to letting go.
No angels come to hold you back,
la bête noire won’t bring a razor.
It comes to letting go.
Epilogues and closing sermons,
Silence and my grand Omega
Track Name: Darken Shine Repent
Morning light rectifies the madness,
As if the shadows never won.
They’re gone.
The pyres burn no more.

Morning light, golden shining savior,
And all the voices are asleep as deep
as my atrocious courtship.

Distant echoes of a dream…
Fading fiends and vapor claws…
Then nothing.

Waiting in the dark
Waiting till you’re screaming
Old voices laugh.
Will you repent enough?

Morning light mortifies the darkness,
And all my demons tamed and gone.
I’ve won.
Dark fires blaze no more.

Morning light, glorious redemption,
And all my beasts cry in despair, right there
with my ungodly lover.

Distant echoes of a dream…
Fading fiends and vapor claws…
Then nothing.


Waiting in the dark
Waiting till you’re screaming
Old voices laugh.
Will you repent enough? Distant echoes of a dream…
Fading fiends and vapor claws…
Think you‘ve prayed them all away.
For expiation.
Dreams of murder stain your prized,
Self righteous hide.
Track Name: The Rose
Midnight twisting.
Jasmine scent and roses.
Gently breathing.
Binding up my little hands.

Five years of age and the pious cleansing crept with wicked scorn.
Ten years of creaking doors and vomit flavored bedspreads torn.

And then you rose,
So frantic For murder.
Dementia sprouting wings.
The howling, surrender,
And countless needle-stings.

They come at night in brightest white.
Hold still my dear, there is nothing to fear.
They come at night in golden light.
Lie still my dear… Roses coming near.

Light- footed bane force-feeding lies that keep the beast at bay.
White garment mistress tightening bonds so I won’t fly away.

And then you rose,
So frantic For murder.
Dementia sprouting wings.
The howling, surrender,
And countless needle-stings.

Reset the board and enter
A newborn maker
Withered mind crossed the line
(As if) By hells design

Midnight twisting.
Jasmine scent and roses.
Gently breathing.
Binding up my tired hands.
Track Name: One Last Wish
I wish to begin with a kiss
and find the evergrey
to flood, to fill one more delusion
that satisfies my woes…

One dream, one breath,
One more flat line to pace,
Another night I tolerate
The filthy shit that seems to be my face.

Another night goes by…

I need a sound,
I need a voice that speaks my name,
A different eye to recognize
The tortured fiend that used to be myself.

Beneath my secret smile,
I lick my curse.
Another fading light,
Another night.

I wish, to become the machine I so despise
and feast on cries,
To dissolve and fly
and drown inside my ugly lies…

I wish to sleep,
I wish to smile,
Deep down inside
I wish that covered my denial.

It’s growing darker with each breath