The Ascension

by Apotheon

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released April 30, 2016

Apotheon is:
Andrew Morris - Drums
Fernando del Valle III - Guitar
Ian Burnside - Guitar
Ibrahim Jimenez - Bass Guitar
Reece Deeter - Vocals

All music written by Apotheon
All lyrics written by Reece Deeter

Drums recorded @ Hammertrax with Eric Brown
Backing Tracks re-created by Nick Rose @ Sinith Music Productions
Mixing and Mastered @ Ocean Tides Audio with AJ Quintanar
Artwork and layout original design by Reece Deeter
Bandcamp and additional Album Artwork design done by Ian Brush @ Numericstone.com

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Track Name: Isolationist
I've sealed myself here in a labyrinth of stacked boxes and unnamed octavo. Which ones do I discard?
Which ones do I burn? The only way to know is to study everything. What is of use to me?
What can I dispose of? I've got plenty of time, locked in this delicate box of skin.
Better start organizing. Take what you need and bury it. What you want can be burned. Incinerated.
With clear perception, move on. Exiled. Cast unto the darkened shore.
Reclaimed by lust and hope for something time can never take.
A mind of gems guarded by worms. Pull them out.
Gripping tentacles latch onto your intent. Never giving remorse for where you went.
"We are the searing pain. We are the weight. We are the creatures driving your hate.
We eat your pride. Consume your flesh. Lay eggs of sorrow. Your brain they will stretch."
Dislodged. Torn from within. Removed. Excavated. Seeping. No more pressure. Relief.
Time to move on. Behold. A hidden master. Revealed in a ghastly manner.
As I traverse my psyche I am reminded why I don't reside here. Terror walls and Ghastly butlers of old.
I must escape and reform my animus. As I seek my solution I am disconnected.
I've locked myself here. In a maze of mind terrors and unseen corridors. Where do I turn now. When will I die.
Blackened flesh. Seared by light unknown. Blistering scalp void of crown.
Cleansed in solar showers only to scurry back to the darkness. I feel strong here. My withered flesh doesn't effect my god brain. This vessel only holds me back. Tear it off. Abandon this flesh and ascend.
Track Name: Broken Spirit
Cavernous entombment sheds light on where I reside. A treacherous rift of hate and gore.
Searching for the route that serves me best. Enlightenment or lunacy perhaps we will see
I void matter through intention. I am the apostate.
I destroy what you create. I will destroy all.
As I awaken I realize this wasn't normal. This was manifested. A creature from within.
A creature from within. A creature from the abyss
The cave was my skull. Bearing maggots and demons.
Fissures filled with blood and cleaved humans.
And when I look back. Visualizing what I was before. I see blurred visions of lust and gore.
Humanity lost. Essence shattered. Gaze beyond and reveal a pattern.
Time distortion. Waning in and out of this reality. I will lose this battle.
Take a breath. Release your fear. Give in to temptation.
"Stay grounded, mortal. This world needs your soul."
This crossroads is dire. A rampart cloaked in fog. Illumination.
I see the path forward. I will lunge. I will break these bonds and grow.
Through bone sludge and blood. I will find a passage. Buried 'neath.
Under stone. Under weight of Suns pull. I will find the source.
Light guides my psyche.
The time has come to resolve this unpleasant reflection - unpleasant reflection.
An impression on time, a convergence bestowed. Renewed when time implodes.
Bio-dimensional essence in reach, tethered no more.
Calibration. Initiation. Singularity. Engage.
Track Name: Hyperdimensional Convergence
Everyone is trapped by time. Clocks lock our mind.
Remain insane, or so they think. Time will collapse.
This portal. Immortal. Pulling me in. My blood evaporates through my skin.
Ethereal wavelengths decide my fate. A Wormhole opens
Muscles unwind into the void.
"As my memories dissolve and my consciousness expands. This hyper dimensional convergence merges past and present. Eons of miscalculations and unfathomable effort has gone into this project.
But now is the moment to decide what to do with this power. Create. Or destroy?"
Harness this gift. Explore your limits and die. Now, inside this higher frequency, I lie.
Remembering my mortal flesh, I am surprised it could withstand that jaunt. Withstand the journey.
I could go back and try again. Becoming stronger and prudent. No. I will move on.
Track Name: Emergence
Man cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is the marble and the sculptor.
Once feeble clay, I have hardened to crystal. Through labyrinthian knots I've burrowed seeking the truth.
Murmurs echo through scabbed flesh. Untainted, it calls me towards its beguiling breath.
Shrieking its saga in a ferocious tone. I concentrate for this is the last stride in my quest of becoming an absolute being.
"A legion of souls scatter my realm. Failed they have at becoming
more than reality saw fit” - Pushed outside the psychical realm
Deconstructed through frequency breakdown. Transcendental burst of perception.
Deconstructed through frequency breakdown. They crumbled in the precipice of the infinite.
Materializing worlds with thoughts and intention.
Matter is forged. Fused with light. Conquered by determination, I emerge.
With the cauldron of the universe at my grasp, and the knowledge of phantasmal mathematics, my consciousness dissipates throughout the multiverse. Aligned with gravity itself, I am at peace.