Upon the Forge of Hephaestus

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A cell is born in mechanical form
Flesh and steel forged in atomic disarray
Entropic signs will determine this life
And build an avatar of immortality
Grown in a vial of ambrosia, defiled
Fabricated out of curiosity
When this infant spews forth to deliver the creed
The master’s child will only disappoint and bleed

The prodigy has risen
The perfect specimen
They marvel at their vision
Destined betrayal

He takes first steps on a journey to accept
That there is nothing more than animosity
Conflict inside almost leaves him confined
In a prison built to hide morality
Mankind will suffer on a pillar built from bone
No god will help the beast that is humanity
His love for this kind, his conscience will divine
As he runs inside to steal the flames of fate

In the hand delivered
These hallowed flames
For the machination
Augment the slaves

Take this flame and run
Burn like the brightest sun
Fall for the rise of man
Condemned to the pain of stone
Bound unto the chains of sorrow
Bound to the stone
Chained there forevermore

Will man survive so uncertain and contrived?
With their saviour left for all eternity
Confined to stone that his masters have bestowed
To teach the lesson that is immortality
On the throne where his entrails overflow
Only scavengers will keep his company
But he finds peace of mind for his subjects will defy
The tyranny of the gods

Torture replays
Until the end of days
Rip through the flesh
Repair and re-engage

Forge our fate
We’ll not remake
The same mistakes
We will remember

Acclaimed and remade in stone
Bound unto our ways, we’ll follow
Bound to the stone
Upon Hephaestus’ forge


from Cryogenesis, released July 18, 2017
Music by Luke Ashley
Lyrics by Tim Leopold & Luke Ashley



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A fusion of European melody and American aggression - Trigger is an explosive melodic metal band based in Melbourne's west. Influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Trivium; Trigger's twin guitar attack and soaring vocals are powerful while retaining a traditional aesthetic. ... more

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