Into The Dark

by Ancient Ascendant

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released July 8, 2012

Music and lyrics by Ancient Ascendant
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö: Unisound
Cover by Richey Beckett:
Photography by Natasha Xavier:
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Track Name: Blood Calls
Hunter of the shade, beast of other-world
The force of meeting rips the bones
Daemon in the shell, a form beyond control
The waking burns my tortured soul

The weight of my crimes
I awake
Flee towards the only way; solitude

Cry no suffering
Walk the path with no return

Fight the racking urge
A battle rages within
Save moments from my fear

My hands are slick with mortal gore
The time of absolution falls
Foredoomed to murder

Presence in the gloom, lurking out on the edge
Every hour comes bearing dread
The turning starts to take a hold

Cry my suffering

Embrace the darkness and expel the veneer
Our time has come
Prepare our weapons for the glory ahead
Righteous carnage, blood does call

Exalt in slaughter, the meaning of all

With a strike I take a mortal life to satisfy my thirst
My longing not abating surround myself in death

Feel the screaming urge
The battle is all but lost
Mere moments from inflicting death
Track Name: Driven By The Dark
Into the dark, hunted by fear
of visions plaguing the mind
Your thoughts reel, perceptions blur, but sleep is something that you left far behind

Face from a nightmare

Running in vain, a ceaseless escape
Sanity losing its hold
A hundred eyes stare unblinking boring away into your very soul

A life laid bare for the fallen ones
The blackened scar remains

Bear your pain, restrain your demise
Draw final breath to my will
And take the path you find

Darkness Gathering
Stumble ahead, the way forth demands
Walls of blackness confine
The horror that grips your reason, power beyond that which you could abide

Black scar remains
Track Name: Casting The Shroud Aside
All unseen, edge of insight blunted and dull
Powers play, surround a furious hidden storm

Groping for the way
Seeking the find
A feeling without a source in this world

End my incapacity, reveal from darkness

Come away god-fearing weak aspirant
Stay this night and feel the streams, cold hidden well

Raise the veils and grasp the unreal
Casting the shroud aside

And I witness madness
Sample reasons fall
My eyes are staring at the sun
Cast the vastness on

Wander lost worlds away

With the shroud gone

The fury, the fury
Track Name: Under Ancient Stone
Buried with the ancient masters, lost underfoot to marches of time
Keys to power-untapped, hidden beneath dirt, held under stone

In seeking pass the weight of ages
In knowing bear it

Into dark, descending stone
Thrall to forbidden questions
Unbroken will to sate a lust, a lust for power
Into dark, the wound was born
Cold fount of ancient horror
A deadly turn to sate a lust, a lust for power

Raid forgotten vaults of time
The force that drives me will never be denied
Laid bare by any means
The core brought forth before my eyes

To see, and knowing be born

Raid once sacred halls
My wretched thirst will not be denied
Conquer by all means
The knowledge, knowledge to arm my mind

Hidden path

Buried works of ancient lore
Entombed within the dying world’s flesh
Figure in a fallen world, stretching his will with reckless abandon