Transcension

by Sleepers Awake

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Sleepers Awake's sophomore release, Transcension, is a 70-minute concept album that combines elements of progressive, post and sludge metal into a compelling and dynamic record. Exploring the story of 2009's Priests of the Fire, Sleepers pushes their rhythmic and emotional range to create a genre-defying epic.
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Band:
Chris Thompson - Vocals, Guitar
Rob Bradley - Guitar
Chris "Ambrose" Burnsides - Drums
Kedar Hiremath - Bass
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CD's and T-shirts: bit.ly/P2xEx3
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Reviews: blog.sleeperrock.com/press/ (seriously, wtf?)
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credits

released 17 June 2013

All music and lyrics by Sleepers Awake
Produced by Sleepers Awake and Joe Viers
Recorded by Joe Viers and BJ Davis at Sonic Lounge Studios
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
Album art by Douglas Fordyce at Studio Fordyce

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Track Name: The Augur
Reading from these words
Entombed with stone, enshrined
Flicker of the candlelight
Bring this augury to life
An end to the crushing jaws
The burden's fire

One will come
With destroyer's tongue
Fathers cry
Beneath the earthen spire
Beneath the mountain's fire
Beneath the temple's ire
Rise

Mother's eyes despair
The touch of winter's years
Fading in the candlelight
Whisper close into death's ear
Drowning in all the laws
Of ancient liars

One will come
With destroyer's tongue
Fathers cry
Beneath the earthen spire
Beneath the mountain's fire
Beneath the temple's ire
Rise

Born into this light so unaware
How do we hide?
Walk into the dark to disappear
And fade with time

Unjust majesty
That brought her to her knees
Screaming through her teeth
Track Name: Burdened
Chosen rival fated
To be heaven's hand has
Chosen rival fated
To be heaven's hand is
Choking the burdened fated
To be heaven's hand

I watch the sun's birth bestow its pardon
Night pulls its daughter down
A simple thing to thirst for an answer
Hope dies in silence now
Why have you chosen? Am I your heretic?
You might have saved yourself

Chosen rival fated
To be heaven's hand is
Choking the burdened fated
To be heaven's hand

I fix my eyes on the horizon
The burden fills me
I prayed for not a thing
Feared what I became
Yet burned your ribbons
I clear the smoke
Look to the boughs
The burden fills me
I lure the pain
Found my soul
Yet burned your ribbons

You have baptized me
Placed your hand onto my head
Pushed me underneath the waters
I breathe, drowning in all of your fears
Drowning in
You drown me in
I'm drowning in all of your (fears)

I want none of you
Still this burden takes me
I want none of you
Still this burden makes me

You
Left me choiceless
Left me alone
To be heaven's hand
A saint condemned in me

Chosen rival fated
To be heaven's hand is
Choking the burdened fated
To be heaven's hand is
Choking the burdened fated
To be heaven's hand
Track Name: Apparitions
An essence
Ethereal dark beneath the waves
Brooding, seething, guiding me
The portents
A bestial cloud that lies in wait
Pulling, seizing, rising
A devil
Reaching for a crumbled throne
Whose wings were cut but soon will grow
The anvil
Forging chains for dying crones
Waiting to don its crown of bones
And leave forever in its wake

Harbinger of oblivion
Beast has found its home
Dead meadows, the willing
Slaves to conjure
Mine no longer

We are one by our command
Tied in blood, we are the flood
(The coming flood at hand)

Crowning rite, blackest blood
Spiral snakes entwined
Hunter grows in darkness
Even rulers bow to masters now

We are one by our command
Tied in blood, we are the flood
(The coming flood at hand)

Sacrifice the mind to a cold apparition
Asleep behind its eyes
An altar yielding to every desire
The world beneath a dream
Sacrifice the mind to a cold apparition
The world beneath a dream

A rider, a curse upon the priors
Destroyer, devouring the fire
Swollen ground, beckoning the pyre
A rider, a curse upon the priors
Track Name: Slave Within
Dream my weakest host
Hold you, waking doesn’t mean escape
You belong ever in this endless specter

Immersed in transgressions
Succumb to my torment
Mired, this pleasure
Beats beneath the stone
Debris in the ashes
Trinkets of my youth
Fleeting a whisper
Eternal is this end

A slave within
These serpents will not yield
Writhing limbs
Scales that never peel
A slave within
These serpents will not yield

Veiled in an amber glow of failure
Draped in oldest warmth, surrender
Stifled sweetness amid the smolder
Absolution holds its secrets

A slave within
These serpents will not yield
Writhing limbs
Scales that never peel
The dream returns
Weakens wit and will
Skin that burns
Forgotten sense revealed

A birth
A union forbidden, cursed
A priest without a god to serve
A savior cloaked in omen

A mountain made flesh
An instrument of woe
The Ascent, the spawn of a devil
Will watch her fathers fall
This house of war brings judgment
To the sea of flames

A slave within
These serpents will not yield
Writhing limbs
Scales that never peel
The dream returns
Weakens wit and will
Skin that burns
Forgotten sense revealed
Track Name: Saint Condemned
Come, fathers of the fire
Gathering altar
Vexation from without
Heresy is spread

A call to hunt, to tear asunder
Lords of flame, bring the light

A false redemption
Consume inception
Errant devotion
Shadow's cursed vision

Go into the night, 'neath fog and cowl
Unto the sword this augur will bow
This HEATHEN VERSE, a bastard's hope
Make known his cup be filled with dust

I've seen destiny trapped in reveries
Gilded feet, futures known
Lamentations crest the sky
Crashing down, reverence lost
Paths of fate are writ upon oceans
Divined sight, never known

Come, fathers of the fire
Gathering altar
Vexation from without
Heresy is spread

Blessed king, the saint condemned
Barren, the womb of faith
Track Name: Throat of Winter
Close your eyes
Don't expect a reason
Just drink the wine
And pray that your soul's to
Find the vines
Wreathed around the fear that keeps me
Paralyzed
Soon be my own device

A gentle host
Build the walls and lay your faults in me,
The ghost,
Haunting the emptiness
Of those
Hollow thoughts that never talk yet bring
And boast
A cup that will never flow

Summer’s gone,
The leaves have fallen
They die like breath
Caught in the throat of winter
All the lies,
The lords, the flies
Coalesce
Haunt the bones and live again

Round my head,
There may be a halo but
Round my neck,
This rope has begun to
Burrow in
And suffocate the paths to take.
The will is gone,
Surrendered to the unknown

Summer’s gone,
The leaves have fallen
They die like breath
Caught in the throat of winter
All the lies,
The lords, the flies
Coalesce
Haunt the bones and live again

Woeful tears
Numbed in the wake of WINTERTIDE
Burn the fear
Hold the fire, rise from rime

Called alive
Curse the sky
Called alive
The fall, divined

Reach for a setting sun
Slowly sinking in the fire
Take my place among these leaves, scorned

Skies fall, the autumn of days
Tears turn to ash on your face
Still they can't take me
Take me from you
Track Name: Equa Mortuorum
She roars omens to her game
Darkest mare calling to her prey

This drape of silver and bronze
Veils the curse in your bones
Agog for bereavement
An end I deny

I descend into the wood
A stricken valley the sun dares not touch
Eyes meet my fear, she thinks me weak
True, just the sight steals warmth from blood

She roars omens to her game
Darkest mare calling to her prey

She leaves the perilous path in dust
She cleaves the soul from the withering husk

Equa mortuorum
Mare of the dead
And the dead must remain
Shadow tramples the world
UNDER HOOF AND GAVEL's pain
Mare of the dead
And the dead must remain
Track Name: The Fulcrum
I humblest re-breather fall alone
A silent unbeliever sacrificed to the throne
Stones for the deceiver overrule
The unified divider

Hanging on
Threads of fable
Paragon
Cast off

I know we're all feeding
Moments to the fleeting
Will this all begin again?

I humblest re-breather fall alone
A silent unbeliever sacrificed to the throne
Stones for the deceiver overrule
The unified divider

The time for choice has come and gone again
Life was gone before we even bled
Words ablaze in this paper grave
Are we all that we've unmade?

Ending everything
Serpents without beginning
Sovereign gravity
CIRCLES WITHOUT DIVISION

Hanging on
Threads of fable
Paragon
Cast off savior

I humblest re-breather fall alone
A silent unbeliever sacrificed to the throne
Stones for the deceiver overrule
The unified divider