Draconian Winter

by Crepuscle

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released August 12, 2014

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Ryan Alvarado

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Crepuscle Redwood City, California

Melodic death metal from Redwood City with a hint of black metal, folk metal, and symphonic elements.

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Track Name: Right of Revolution
Immersed in unrest, the kingdom hangs by a thread.
Lifted from covered eyes, the veil now fades away.

Brothers rise! Down with the parasite!

Bring him down. Kill for our motherland.
Spill the blood of the tyrant.

The tyrant claims divine right, crowned by "God Almighty"
Dethroned, he will soon be.
His blood will cleanse past failures.

Brothers rise! Down with the parasite!

Bring him down. Kill for our motherland.
Spill the blood.

Lead: Tapia

You bow down for this master, a mere man of worthless lies?
Behead the deceiver and restore what is rightly ours.

Revolt! Down with this Christian king!
Adorn our land with his severed head.

Reclaimed by the blades of our swords; this land is ours again.

Lead: Tapia
Track Name: Pavor Nocturnus
Day recedes in the distance, dragged down into the horizon.
Torment awaits, I fear what is to come.
I close my eyes and step into this world of darkness where my demons dwell.
Fallen into a realm of terror, no mercy is shown for my battered soul.

Slumber I fear.
As the sun fades, I prepare for the fight.
Pavor Nocturnus: Haunting me when my eyes close, insomnia sets forth.

No escape in sight. I'm held hostage by my own mind.
Wishing for the end of night, I plead for day's first light.
Manifesting my greatest fears; is this a dream or is it real?

Slumber I fear.
As the sun fades, I prepare for the fight.
Pavor Nocturnus: Haunting me when my eyes close, insomnia sets forth.

A maddening struggle, a war within, a battle I simply cannot win.
No peace can be found; neither in day nor in night.

Wandering aimlessly in search of light; I surrender.
Constantly dreading the moment when I close my eyes; I surrender.
Haunting me, killing me slowly by day and by night; I surrender.
Helplessly, fighting a battle that cannot be won, I surrender.

Lead: Tapia
Lead: Stucky

Helplessly, fighting a battle that cannot be won, I surrender.
Can it be that I'm condemned to these horrors of night forever?
Sanity trickling away from this tormented mind; it's all over.

Slumber I fear.
As the sun fades, I prepare for the fight.
Pavor Nocturnus.
Track Name: Shattered Sanctum
Drowning in my sorrows, I descend into madness.
Helplessness takes hold of me, dragging me to the depths.

Ever since that fateful day when life lost its meaning,
darkness swiftly crept in, ambushing my sanctum.
Skies of grey brought by cold winds dissipated the heavens.
The ray I had always known was forever taken.

Nowhere to turn, nowhere to hid, the void in my soul consumes all of me.

Shattered sanctum; destroyed, now it lies in ruins.

Damaged beyond repair and overcome by despair,
tragedy dealt a fatal blow, leaving me in a world of woe.
Trudging through the mire of grief in a reality that's beyond belief,
melancholy clutches me as I become a prisoner of sorrow.

Lead: Stucky

Shattered sanctum; destroyed, now it lies in ruins.

Writhing in pain, I am left with a soul so hollow.

Lead: Tapia
Lead: Stucky

Day by day I slip away. I am going insane.
Memories of what once was detract from my shattered heart.
How I wish I could wake from this everlasting nightmare.
Craving what can never be, slowly I deteriorate.

Nowhere to turn, nowhere to hide, the void in my soul consumes all of me.

Shattered sanctum; destroyed, now it lies in ruins.
Track Name: Gallows Hill
Fallen upon, fueled by belief, a shadow covers the land.
Superstition and bling ignorance are calling for victims to hang.
Heeding the cry, the servants of light search for a serpent's fang.

The shadow that covers the land was brought by the madness of man.

Sent to Gallows Hill; their final destination.

Abigail, the true witch from hell ignited a wave of unrest.
Innocent souls sentenced to death, damned by spectral evidence.
Nowhere to turn, nowhere to hide, Insanity governs frail minds.
Compassion lost, frozen in frost, covered by mounds of snow.

The shadow that hovers above the land cannot be lifted.
Adorned by lifeless pendulums, Gallows Hill lives in infamy.

Lead: Stucky

Lead: Tapia
Track Name: Remembrance
Instrumental
Track Name: An Essence Remains
In an instant it all changed, nothing would ever be the same.
Many words were left unsaid, left to wander in my head.
Every life will one day end, yet at times we can't comprehend.
Weep not because they're gone for in your heart they will always live on.

Time heals all wounds but the scars last forever.
Serenity can be reached when we let them go.
Rejoice, for the time shared can't be taken away.
Forevermore, their essence will always remain.

Not a day goes by when you are out of mind.
The wisdom you bestowed on me is a priceless gift I will forever keep.
An essence remains. Your essence will always remain.

They are always watching over you.

Lead: Tapia
Lead: Tapia
Lead: Stucky

Rejoice, for the time shared can't be taken away.
Forevermore, their essence will always remain.

Your memory will be honored. You will never be forgotten.
This farewell is not forever. We will someday be together.
Track Name: Defeated Empire
They set sail for new lands to Christianize more pagan minds.
Pious intentions were not so true, concealing tainted ambitions.
Under the banner of a foreign symbol, the deceivers claimed peace but schemed in secret.
To arrogate our lustrous stones, we would have to die.

They came, they conquered. The slaughtered the masses.
Dark times of peril; our empire would vanish.
A river of red from the blood of our dead flows freely as our city crumbles.

They came ashore, gods in the flesh fulfilling the prophecy.
Offerings made had a seductive embrace, sealing our own demise.
The seasons changed and light shone through but far too late for fate to skew.
A battle was fought with swords and air. Despite our odds, we would fall.

They came, they conquered. The slaughtered the masses.
Dark times of peril; our empire would vanish.
A river of red from the blood of our dead flows freely as our city crumbles.

Lead: Tapia
Lead: Stucky
Lead: Tapia
Lead: Stucky

Downfall. Defeat. Decimation.
Fallen, our empire lies in ruins.
Track Name: In All its Majesty
As I open my eyes and look towards the skies,
I am left in awe by such natural beauty.
Hues so divine captivate my soul and make me feel whole.
Crimson and amaranthine envelops us in a mystical display.

In all its majesty I’m enamored by all that I see.
Life induced ecstasy quells the demons living in me.
From tropics to tundras to forests boreal.
Aquatic, terrestrial, elegance surreal.
So fragile and delicate yet able to heal 
until there is nothing left for man to steal.
In all its majesty, humbly I bow to thee.

In the wake of a vicious storm
The destruction left from nature’s scorn
Is a reminder that we are not in control of this majestic land.

Thunderous clouds like drums of war
Fortissimo Possibile
Symphony of the mighty Thor
Feel the sound, the massive roar.

Winter: a time of bitter cold, blizzards, and frozen lakes.
Yet in the battle for life there is beauty to behold.
Blankets of snow blissfully glow.

Lead: Stucky
Track Name: Draconian Winter
No longer are the trees a lush green.
Once teeming with life, the landscape is now barren as far as can be seen.
Helpless against the bitter cold, I succumb to winter’s hold.

Gone in an instant, shrouded by melancholy, no life remains, none to be seen.
Like a cold blitzkrieg, snowfall violently descends shoving me to the brink of peril, to my bitter end.



A battle fought against piercing winds.
I hold on for dear life but know not why.
It would be much easier to lie down, to die. 

To forfeit or march on, I must decide.

Lead: Stucky
Lead: Tapia

A blizzard so blinding obscures the sun.
As I freeze desperate pleas go unheard.
Harsh winter, take me with you.
I concede to defeat. Take my soul.

Gone in an instant, shrouded by melancholy, no life remains, none to be seen.
Like a cold blitzkrieg, snowfall violently descends shoving me to the brink of peril, to my bitter end.