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Sky Burial

by Inter Arma

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Bardo Morales
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Bardo Morales Currently my favourite American Metal Band. It was about the time I completed the digital collection, no day was better than a Bandcamp Friday.
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Wolfman Sludgy drones and doomy riffs abound in this immersive and deep soundscape. Favorite track: Sky Burial.
Zach
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Zach Simply put, Inter Arma is everything I feel a metal band should be. They don't subscribe to the factionism that makes metal boring,they're also not just brutal for the sake of being brutal. Each song is exactly as brutal as it needs to be, no more, no less. Sky Burial is my favorite album of theirs, but all of them are great. If you're like me and you like metal but resent its frequent repetitiveness and lack of originality Inter Arma is what you need in your life. Favorite track: 'sblood.
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Dust settles on a ravaged land Cloaking the ruins beget by man In this obscurity we rise to carve our way Instinct is our only guide on these bondless paths For we do not fear death, as it is all around We must keep one step ahead of its voracious grasp In these most perilous of times it is better To have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hands Our minds consumed with a narrow vision To descry the shrouded ways that will lead us to our asylum Where the fires of hope still burn In these most perilous of times it is better To have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hands We seek survival We seek survival All paths lead to the survival fires With might in our hearts and lightning in our hands We'll bow to none, we'll discern our way All paths lead to the survival fires All paths lead to the survival fires Survival Survival
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Life Is a fleeting shadow That dances across forgotten fields Only to be lost at twilight Wicked Is the great night that follows It is the sire of abhorrence Its cruelty knows no boundary, no end Wisdom Let it guide your weary form Through the gloom of night so you may Sing your death song, And die like a hero going home
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Destroyer 10:13
Stand among stars Await the new sun A triumphant sight Trinity forms Oh, what a stunning gleam Robed in the cosmos Await the new age Proliferate disorder Trinity blooms Is this a savior Culled from chaos? Or a pariah Born from disgust? Oh, what a hideous din Time is reborn From perilous skies Time is controlled Through imperiled eyes Comfort us o'destroyer Light up the sky Comfort me o'destroyer Light up my eyes Comfort us o'destroyer Light up the world Comfort me o'destroyer Light up my soul
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'sblood 06:21
I have been to the end of the earth I have been to the end of the waters I have been to the end of the sky I have been to the end of the mountains The Earth's infinite wisdom has taught that our fate will not be sealed in God's blood
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Westward 09:48
"If there is a Hell, this is what it looks like" she said staring out blankly towards the lonely expanse "And on overcast nights that strangle down the stars, fires rage among the clouds. Distant beacons burning in a secret ritual" Like a séance over Western sky "Look at yourself" she said. "Your only companion is the dust that clings to every inch of your being. It canvases your face, your hands, your scars. You fear this. Your scars remind you that past is real. You must overcome this, you must continue westward. But tonight, I beg you, stay with me and we will count the fires raging among the clouds. We'll unlock the secrets of this ritual." Like a séance over Western sky
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Sky Burial 13:01
At long last I have scaled The spire to the sky A stone's throw To the heavens above Far past the skylines of cities Fading into ruination Far pat the threadbare flags of nations Spiraling into entropy At this summit I'll feign death To call forth the scavenger's clan At long last I have scaled The spire to the sky A stone's throw To the heavens above Far past the crumbling monuments To long forgotten triumph Far past the stench of governments Basking in irrevocable failure At this summit I'll feign death To call forth the scavenger's clan I call to you oh foul beasts Please descend upon me For I am ready to cross the great divide Into the hidden void Black out the sky and I will close my eyes, I will close my eyes I fear not this somber fate I call to you oh foul beasts I call to you oh foul beasts Black out the sky, Black out the sky And I will close my eyes As the scavenger's clan descends from the sky I take one last glimpse A legion of stygian wings coalesce to disavow the sun I close my eyes, I close my eyes

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Merging doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and mighty mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own, INTER ARMA deliver their Relapse debut ‘Sky Burial’, easily an early contender for heavy music record of the year. Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, Inter Arma have spent the last few years touring relentlessly, perfecting a hypnotically punishing live show. ‘Sky Burial’ brings that focus onto record, and what a record it is. Truly heavy in all senses of the word, ‘Sky Burial’ is a spiritually intense journey through the halls of extreme metal. INTER ARMA have made a decisively loud proclamation with ‘Sky Burial’---this is a band that could very well be the next crown-holder in a regal line of iconic Relapse bands.

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released March 19, 2013

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INTER ARMA's music resists generalization and categorization, but one thing that's consistently true, is that the VA quintet possesses an unparalleled sense of scope. Few artists convey the complexity that INTER ARMA (Latin for "in times of war") does. The band creates terrible and often hauntingly beautiful portraits of humanity through music that is deeply organic yet still mystical and modern. ... more

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