Lest We Forget (Album 2010)

by Subversion

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Stuert Johnstone Rarely is an album both atmospheric and fun - not to mention pulls off catchy, memorable choruses without sacrificing either...

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2010 Debut album release from Subversion

Album Reviews:

“Whatever this sextet is on must be potent, because Lest We Forget is nothing short of a jaw-dropping début”
Abhijeet Ahluwalia - Metal Hammer Magazine

“Melding together melodic death metal, hardcore and an unexpected dose of symphonic tomfoolery, techy sextet Subversion churn out hooks with such ease that it'd be easy ti hate them if 'Lest We Forget' wasn't such an addictive romp.”
MA - Terrorizer Magazine

“With brutality and melody as perfectly directed as laser-guided missles, this plucky, unsigned UK sextet have fashioned an album that sounds like their entire world has been thrown into it” - Steve Beebee - Kerrang Magazine

“Avid gig-goers among you may well have come across Subversion and been witness to the absolute professionalism and maturity that is their trademark.”
WP - Zero Tolerance Magazine

“WHAT.The.Fuck. How could anyone possibly prepare themselves for this. ”
ABHIJEET AHLUWALIA - Metal Hammer Magazing

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released February 7, 2011

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Subversion London, UK

Utilising hard hitting frontmanship from Jay Shields, Kai’s soaring hook filled clean vocals, guitar riffs that sway from heavy groove to epic melody, and the laser tight percussion of Ben Atkinson; Subversion like to dabble in the arts of odd time signatures spliced with huge thought inducing soundscapes. ... more

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Track Name: The City Is Hell
The City is hell

I’m filling up with fear as they descend to me
Unclear I look ahead to see the light
It brings me. It burdens me with death.
Heavily I’m breathing in to hold all time.
Inside of me a tear is shed in pain
For help I call
I hear them and tell myself to

Breathe in silence, awake I lye here waiting
Break the Silence
The pain, my honour aside
The end descends in me

Blaze, my thoughts impending rot,
I don’t wanna scream nor run away
(Just run away)
I don’t even wanna think about it
Bring me back
My home awaits for my presence
Can you see my agony?
I don’t I don’t I don’t believe in this
Oh my life is now ending this city is hell. Agony leave

Breath in silence

Break all Silence
I’ve seen the world still goes on
And I, seek violence for I must quench my thirst for life
Breath in silence
Awake I lye here waiting
Break the Silence
The pain my honor aside
The end descends in me

It’s breaking me inside
It’s pushing me aside
Track Name: In To The City
In To The City

We join our soldier on foot and a part of his intact brotherhood.
He walks beside his squad’s assigned tank escort.
The roar of the engine and creak of the tracks can be heard as the squad edges ever more deeply in to an enemy controlled city. Radio chatter reports nothing of consequence but they know nothing of what awaits them.

Overhead, a chopper hurtles past at breakneck speed.
Something is wrong.
All is too quiet.
A scout vehicle edges ever closer, just as our soldier spots the enemy on the roof tops. It is too late for him to react and the vehicle is attacked by an enemy RPG. It loses control and crashes in to a near by building.

Chaos strikes and gun fire lights up the sky. Whilst firing a couple of suppressive shots, our soldier ducks beside the escort tank. Unfortunately for him it shortly releases a deafening round from its cannon. A second RPG approaches.
Track Name: Seizure
Seizure

This is what we came to see here
You falling to the floor in pieces
You waking up in blood to see me standing there smiling.
One vision of a futile mother,
She’s spending all her time in closed doors
Wondering when he’s coming back to her home

Why do you not see me here?
Regardless you waste your time
Why do we ignore the helpless?
They never help themselves or my self

Free my heart
Leave me
I will not choose to keep arms at length
Free my soul and heart
Breathe me
I will not choose to keep arms at length
Free my soul and heart
Leave me
I will not choose to keep arms at length
Free my soul and heart
Breathe me
I will not choose I will not

I’m blind there’s no cure for these eyes
You may find how fragile a mind really can be
You see, there’s no place for your pride
How kind can a man be inside?
I’m showing respect for a life

I swear that I have been here
Once or twice I think or thrice
It’s boring in my mind
Glorify madness
This is true I’m selfish
I don’t wanna but i think I’m gonna break
Were gonna finally make it through

Why do you not see me here?
Regardless you waste your time
Why do you ignore the helpless?
They never help themselves or my self

Denied set the world alight
Blind, lost advantage of sight

I’m blind there’s no cure for these eyes
You may find how fragile a mind really can be
You see, there’s no place for your pride
How kind can a man be inside?
I’m showing respect for a life
Your life, I can’t hold on
I’m slipping off the border the edge was unclear to me
We plead tonight
Track Name: Butchered
Butchered

I owe my life
Were in denial

One thing, is always on my mind
Relaxing, impossible it dawns
We fear the very foundations of our existence

Even though the will has gone
It’s pointless; give me a reason to stay
The fight for life is near. I find a path
Give me a reason to stay

Three choices choice one,
Do we take the shit you give?
Choice two, leave you rotting here
Choice three is worthless

I never wanted to be the one
I always thought I could carry on my life
Living it alone, never making waves

Two things I want to leave behind;
The world’s selfish point of view
The world’s ignorance of our past existence

Even though the will has gone
It’s pointless; give me a reason to stay
The fight for life is near. I find a path
Give me a reason to stay

I will never find my way
But I will always stand here brave
Track Name: To Gain Your Gaze
To Gain Your Gaze

Call me in the face of all despair
Penetrating the cold blackened heart
Is it truth or lies?
My prying eyes tell me all that I need to anticipate
You’re out of your mind
A traitor in line to receive your punishment


Know what its like to be me
Do you know what I feel? Antipathy
Do you like what u see inside me?
Do I take this stab in the back graciously?

I thought you was beautiful
But I know now this was a dismal display of a mask
Hiding the rot there in
Hiding the true colours of your self vanity
You’re out of your mind
A traitor in line to receive your punishment

Going back to the beginning, would I change the outcome?
And not enjoy watching you die?
I think the choice is simple

Know what its like to be me
Do you know what I feel? Antipathy
Do you like what u see inside me?
Do I take this stab in the back graciously?
Going back to the beginning will I change the out come?

Know what its like to be me
Do you know what I feel? Antipathy

Killing me is something I won’t allow
Killing me is to gain your gaze
Track Name: In Order To Live (Part 1)
In Order To Live (Part 1)

As the patrol passes within inches of where our soldier is hiding, a lone man jumps off the back of the truck and breaks off from the rest of his squad. Unfortunately for him he chooses the exact spot concealing our man of great desperation.

Seconds before he is spotted, our soldier grabs the unfortunate soul and places his hand over his mouth.

A short struggle ensues. The music pulses in to the foreground in representation of the instant decision our soldier has made in order to live.
Track Name: Te Odio
Te Odio

Subversion

Hate is a powerful word
The world is one filled with anger
Alone we are all in this fight
But I have the false power

I am not alone
I won’t share my throne
You are the ones that will fall
My lies will guide us all
No they will kill us
Were all the ones that will crawl

It is useless to resist us
Born to take all you’re lives
Fighting against us to break us
Torn by the seams of man kind

You try to convince us
Destroying ourselves is the only way
One hand to feed us all
Denial, respect, anger betrayal

Subversion

Love of a god who’s so blind
Evil is relativity
One mind to rule them all
Stabbing the heart of creation

It is useless to forgive us
We are fucking your minds
Leave us and let us fuck up your world

You try to convince us
Destroying ourselves is the only way
One hand to feed us all
Denial, respect, anger, betrayal
Just try to forgive us
For the sins of our fathers and I
We tried to betray us all
Let peace go

Severance

I cannot glance
At the lives that have taken themselves from our eyes
Peace is a dream in our souls
But war is what we are

The blood has been spilt on our soil
Our eyes have been blinded by the lust
Power, glory, control
Salvation is a fiction in our hearts
Track Name: What We Are Entitled
What We Are Entitled

I will be the one to tell you the fine line
I will be the one to say “pleading insane”

Why were the wisest of us forced to regret
Why in such a time of need?
Bleed and let it go

Caught in the crossfire
The end of a Dynasty
For our family we try
We fight for a false ideal, we cry
Wait for me, overlook my failures
Glorify murder

One last time for me
I do this for us
I fight for what we are
One man alive can cause such change
My devotion for what we believe to be right

Today and always
We blame our sins

Oh the risk was high, but we pushed hard
And now we lye, here amongst the dead
And now we see, that were alone
And now we see, the truth that

I regret the risks I take
Wait for me, overlook my blind days
Track Name: Failed Alliance
Failed Alliance

I foretold this life
We all shall fail
Truth blinded by lies

Freedom; an illusion of the mind
A mind so fragile
I care not towards a leading and false putrid alliance

Reliance!

Since when has one man
Had power beyond me
Born of this earth
The same mortality

I will try to stand and plead
One man, one plain of thought

Friendship on a basis of yourself
All for self gain
Battles are thought for one man
An illusion of you
I will try to stand and plead
Someone must see this battle over
Our kind is likened to a plague
We spread we multiply and conquer

We must see this battle over
Bending the light to our eyes
It is a wound in my head
I cannot think straight
When the day is done
The blood is shed
This world’s disease is ended

I have learned from my mistakes
Even though it is too late
To fight against such power
Why do we glorify the dead
When life is what we are to value?

We must see this battle over
Bending the light to our eyes
It is a wound in my head
I cannot think straight
When the day is done
The blood is shed
This world’s disease is ended
Track Name: Bypass
Bypass

Sort out your lives!

How many times must we bleed in this life?
Before we are seen as gods
Amongst men we fear nothing

Fly me higher
High enough to see a clearing
It’s far too much to take in
My narrow mind is breaking
Take me higher, take me higher

Hey, have you got what you want from me?
Another picture of a futile failure
Trend! A fashion statement beyond me
As our nation begins to crumble
I am, the only one that can see
I am the epitome of strength

I path the way
But its falling apart, it’s falling in to
Words that mark time
Your eyes see clearly
Free my soul
I told you its true, its living in me
Arms spread wide
Comfort in knowing I’m home
Comfort of knowing I’m home
Track Name: Treason (Beyond Forgiveness)
Treason

Go! You have brought shame and disrespect in me
I cast your family away
Go for I have lost my faith in all of you
Never try to hide the light, never try to get in my way

And I, I See the road before me
And I know the ground awaits me

As it beckons me to fall in to place
I may never leave this war, come home, be in peace
The fire all around us
The blood lies in my hands

Hoist me up
Pull me up the ladder of my life’s success
I’m not impressed
A misconception brought here right upon my chest
Can’t you see?
Can’t you see the margins right inside of me?
And can you feel?
Can you feel the heart that beats inside of myself

For ideals are built on tyranny
And man will never find a way
To accept its fate evolving
Believe the process of all time
Waste none in our fight for life and love

Its treason
Befalling you and I
I See the Road before me
And I know the ground awaits me
As it beckons me to fall in to place
I may never leave this war, come home, be in peace
The fire all around us
The blood lies in my hands

As I take this road before me
I can see that which awaits me, I fall in place
As I take this path of hatred
As it breaks all that I
Believe in me this time
Take the time to rebuild our race

What you said to me
Changed a part of me
I will be the power, be the light that guides the world in me.
Track Name: Overwhelming Odds
Overwhelming odds

I’m running here in despair
I've fallen, trapped in disrepair
And as I forge my own way
I argue that I feel alive
And I know, and I plead
For freedom is my only way
And I breathe for one last time
Track Name: Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget

My head is pulsing
My eyes are blurred
My heart is racing, it is breaking through
Is this for good?

Demonic values
One time too many it seems
Standing here on the battle field
My brothers are fallen, I’m bleeding I’m bleeding
The world is blind

I don’t want to be the one that is given

Believe in us all; believe in what we've done
Give respect to the fallen. Darkness is calling
To lose your only son
Our legions must crawl, for us to see what they have done
So blind to their suffering
To lose your only son

Too late to die

The darkness is closing in
The power to break them in
Decision to kill or be killed
What madness ensues is no fault but our own

I am losing my mind
Losing my way

Believe in us all; believe in what we've done
Give respect to the fallen. Darkness is calling
To lose your only son
Our legions must crawl, for us to see what they have done
So blind to their suffering
To lose your only son

I’m alone as I stand here
The enemy staring at me
There eyes see right through me
The shards rip right through me

Believe in us all; believe in what we've done
Give respect to the fallen. Darkness is calling
To lose your only son
Our legions must crawl, for us to see what they have done
So blind to their suffering
To lose your only son
Your only son

Paradise lies in the eyes of the sinner
God will not save you here
Faith will not save you here
Man kind is a finite existence
Track Name: So Many, So Few
“Never in the field of human conflict, was so much owed, by so many, to so few” – Winston Churchill