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...

This is one of those rare occasions Favorite track: Butchered.
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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
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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.
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05:27
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
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05:03
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
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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
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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.
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05:30
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
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01:35
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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
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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
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03:22
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
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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.
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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
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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
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“Never in the field of human conflict, was so much owed, by so many, to so few” – Winston Churchill

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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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