Cold and The Silence

by Martriden

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released November 28, 2015

Music Written and Performed by: Shane Howard (guitars, vocals, lyrics), Will Thackeray ( guitars and lyrics ), Kyle Howard ( Keyboards and lyrics ), Sam Murphy ( percussion ), and Marc Grabowski ( bass guitars )
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Otero at flatlineaudio.com

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Track Name: Pendulum
Observe the spear slashing through
Swaying in perfect form
The arcane equation that binds
Dimensions that manifest eternity

The unmoving point
Never changing in great cosmic expanse
The luminous mist that has no shape
No Soul. No place. No time.

Kneel before the altar of certitude
Encounter your first and last
This is the place of universal refuge
The ineffable damnation


Darkened path revealed
Cosmic seas align

Disengage the galaxy of now
The universe is born before you
Dissolve into the astroplane
Illuminated by a star

Shift your gaze
The curve of a rose
Mirror the celestial mystery

Colors turn to white
Rivers lead the way

The sound surrounds
Like icy water underground

Over the sun
Breaking the shadows of time

Prophets of the sun
Scenes from a dream

Connecting shades of light
Matter falls from death

Kneel before the altar
Encounter your first and last
A universe is born before you
Dissolve into astroplane

Darkened path revealed
Cosmic seas align
Track Name: Cold and the Silence
Reach to me
Forget your pain tonight

Run past the trees
Follow the glow of light

The scribes write the
Verse, dust in the wind
Forget her face
Her pale downturned eyes

We fall

Reach to me
Forget your pain tonight

Run past the trees
Follow the glow of light

The grey will swallow and drown the earth
The pendulum of the universe
Chaos and beauty fill us all

Past mountains past the forest
The cold and silence

Past the ocean through the deep
Beyond the grips of time
Track Name: Invisible Cities
A void not filled with words
Wonder through in thought

Cities made from dreams and fears
Walls cover the distant years

Rain falls down
Streaks the glass

The night glows
Upon the past

Neon signs shroud my gaze
And empty glow resides
A shiver down my spine

Buildings black and formless
The streets with blank names
Strangers pass me on the way
Their faces all the same

Rain falls down
Streaks the glass

The night glows
Upon the past

A wave of memories flow in
The city soaks and expands
I sit and look across the bars
Shudder from the cold inside

The mist of dusk
Luring me down
Reaching out to
The cries of the wind

This empire a formless ruin
Traveling through trees and stone

Live in the depths of the black lake

Zodiac of this formless land
Celestial spheres collide

The great pendulum
Image of the mind’s eye

Rise and fall
Paradox
Projected shapes align
The clouds move in the grey
A dull rose fading away

My voyage
Continues
The city fades

The eclipse of shadows
Time stands still
Track Name: The Grey
Pale, shimmering lights
Reflecting your death to me

Farewell, my friend, farewell
Lost beneath the trees

Say goodbye to me
One last time

Fade beneath the light
Fade beneath the leaves

Try to bend the flow away

Farewell, my friend, farewell
Lost beneath the trees

Say goodbye to me
One last time

Fade beneath the light
Fade beneath the leaves

Try to bend the flow away

Memory’s rush inward
Blood stains crack
The bitter cold
The time is here

Plotting, through the stark white cold
Waiting. Minds unraveling

Trails disappear
Under this cold white dust
Sanity buried in blizzard beasts

The tender flesh
Insatiable
Obsesses and torments

The numbing steals the wits
Visions forebear
Limbs unmoving, observing the madness

Snarling with mist filled breath
Shadows appear
Letting go of life
Our time is here

With a flash of cobalt
We conclude this quest
Eyes go cold with shock

Warmth flows, crimson in the white
One last libation I offer you
Our journey ends here

Final breath
Filled with ice and blood

To compliment this life
In a loveless world
Track Name: Blackened Trees
Tattered gods slouch in their rags
A view from the waste

Fallen earth around the land
Dark from an invisible moon


The mummies, dead, surround us all
They call for languor and death

Piercing shrieks in the sky
Ashes fall in the land

I feel gravel underfoot
The infinite and heartless road
Branches hide the light

The nights are endless
The journey manifolds truth

My legs weary, my heart weak

But I must prevail

Nobody wants to be here
But no one wants to leave

There is no god
Yet we proclaim his will

Paths of feral fire
Light our path
The numbness and dull despair
Fighting our fears
Crows linger above

The dull glow
A fading light

Dark grins and shrunken eyes
Crying out
Fear gripping my throat
The sunken cheeks reflect
Streaked with black
Flesh cloven along the bone
Turns to dust

Dark grins and shrunken eyes
Crying out
Fear gripping my throat
The sunken cheeks reflect
Streaked with black
Flesh cloven along the bone
Turns to dust

Drop of water
Fading light

The bare and blackened trees
No sound in the shrouded night
The bare and blackened trees
Remain
Track Name: Fear and Dread
The voices of reason
Are lost to hellish inferno
The flames of madness
Crawling up the wall
That is my sanity

Open the gates
Unravel in violence

Trapped in delusion
Vomit and blood soak the ground

Lost to throws of brutality
Forcing each breath
Clinging through flesh
Drifting away
Lost to fear

Life spills out in crimson flood
Mercilessly toiling the mind
Unending loyalty frayed
Pushed beyond the break

The fight in me drowns
In a lake of fire and blood

Depraved and senseless
Ideals melted away
Like flesh in a fire
Meaningless fear
Innocence lost
Liquid born, brash action
Loyalties shift
A washed in blood

Remove your mask
And show me fear
Sing a song for me

Fleeing as phobia
And dread pursue

And I await
A curse with no
Loss of scorn

I watch the facade
The embodiment of lost humanity
Hatred brims
Hatred within me

I bear down and cleave through
Spilling the guts of indignation
Fear and dread
Leaving me hollow


I will keep you safe
Your sordid watch dog
I will take you with me

Drifting away
Lost to regret
Lost to hope
Track Name: Consequence
The price of judgment
Stretches beyond
The grasp of sentience leaves

To be buried deep, deep within
Buried beyond this farce of war

Confusion renders the mind
To the fruitless equation

Empty are the words
That shields us from the pain

Sailing through the crooked waste
Death has opened its grasp again
Reaching out to the weak

Chaos reins us close to its breast
Greed’s stench fills the air

Restricting the mood to affray

Poisoning the well of this paradigm
I cannot imagine
The consequences

Lies shroud the truth

Cancer seeps through the crust
Hemorrhaging through the cracks
Earths blood seemingly weeps

A quake of fear erupts
Shocking to those who dare to peer into the void

Poisoning the well of this paradigm
I cannot imagine
The consequences

Creating, destroying,
You cannot let go from this plane
The light dims down, down the same
The earth’s love dies again

Creation, destruction
I cannot fathom
Not until the candle burns
To the cusp of mortality

Not until I am free
Without direction
One must repossess the thoughts of hate
To open the mind is to create the key
Through death’s sorrows and life’s joys
It must be forged
In time

Power is just a word
Power is just a means
The force that comes with knowledge is universal strength

The light is so far away
And I tried, I tried to see