Stagnant Waters Breed Life

by The Exiled Martyr

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djentura_county Absolutely brutal and amazing metal from these guys. They just hit it really hard on this album and the screamer just sounds nasty and faster than most screamers I've heard in my life. Guitars have really original stuff in here, as well as the drummer and bass. Awesome stuff and I highly recommend this album. I love every track and it just punches me in the face every time I listen to it. Favorite track: Vexatious Cognition.
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cadunn19 Just got my physical copy in. I absolutely love you guys' sound and lyrics. Can't wait to see how y'all progress as an artist, especially with a debut as great as this album. Highly recommend to anybody just checking this out. \m/ Favorite track: The Illuminist.
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El-ahrairah Cries I'm totally fell in love with these guys, Highly recommended for all those fans of The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, "old school" Veil Of Maya and tech-death stuff in general Favorite track: Stagnant Waters Breed Life.
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released August 6, 2016

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Hughes of Phase Flip Audio
Recorded at Porcupine Studios
All songs written and performed by The Exiled Martyr
Album Art by Andri Maulana

Vocals- Victor Cabrera
Lead Guitar- Alex Prince
Rhythm Guitar- Dajean Bell
Bass- Oscar Corrales
Drums- Aaron Hale

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Progressive Melodic Death Metal from Phoenix AZ

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Track Name: The Illuminist
Oceans sink in, the world grows dim
This world will feel my murder as I crawl back from under
Entwining devastation
Eradicate the throne

My children down below
Arise to the surface
Indulge on the humans
A feast for mindless, diseased

A living lust for devastation of my broken world
Indulged corruption inflamed

You gasp for salvation desperately, selfishly
I won’t stop until the seas turn red
Unholy price, the unholy feast

Flesh resides on my crown
Steal the world of the beauty
If they are still here they're not worthy
A vengeful menace diseased

I am a living structure prophet of a higher world
Sent to cleanse the world and claim
All the sin.

A living lust for devastation of my broken world.
Indulge corruption, awake.

You have fear of hell.
Murder give them murder they're scared
Murder give them murder they're scared

Feel my murder
Murder to the rule of the false
Torture to the ones who won’t fall
Burn down the empire
You see me flick my wrist and go

Feed my murder
I consume human souls and sin flows through my bones
I am in full control
I’m never going back into a darker world
Watch the glowing embers corrode the earth
Saturating a volume of flesh
Piercing the human soul right through the flesh
I’m creating the ideal a world full of death
Destroying the beauty of all that is left
So now you may rest
Defiling away at the structure of earth
Rebuilding my name in majestic rebirth
Burning the lands just to bring down your name
There’s always a way to be playing this fucking game
Track Name: Downpour
You decided to run from fear
Bringing us that much nearer to the vast edge we have imploded

Lost paradise, indulged in secrets and the lies
You know too much, we've gone too far
I've known paradise, indulged in secrets and the lies
You know too much, we've gone too far

Why must you run?
In hopes of escaping your tragedy
You know that I know that I can't keep myself at ease
Do you feel pressure like me?
More to this wound, there’s more than you bleed, come and see

Let's open up
It feels so nice getting so close and so kind
Taped from your mouth to your eyes
Dragged by the hair straight to your...

Where's the world when you're gone?
Awake? Still going blind?
Will you surrender to abide your time
Savoring every last moment

Shut the fuck up you're waking up the friendly folks
Capture the silence maybe you'll blend
Now escape the violence and hold all your breath
And they will bleed

Sometimes I'll aim just a little bit higher than I'll go
But I've outdone myself, yes I've outdone myself
The preparations to flay you straight to bone
So clean and fixtured, I'll start skin deep
As you scream misting blood clots your mouth
And substitutes all of the words that cloud around
As you scream I push deep in a wound
Your subconscious won't hold

You know that I know that I can't be eased
Do you feel pressured like me
More to this world, more than you see
Come and bleed

Let's open you up
Oh, it feels so nice getting so close and so kind
Taped from your mouth to your eyes
Dragged by the hair straight to your...

Tell me what it's like when you are treated like a little bitch
Cuffed to all the sides when I'm wearing out your facial stitch
Losing flesh and bone yet I just love the way you look
You won't just give in, looks like I will hand it to you
Hand it to you

You
You will obey me
Track Name: Karmic Apogee
Why does an accolade become of this?
I'm tainting away

I'll enter the darkest rooms
And dismember any part of my soul
Just to get a little feel of control
Everybody's gonna love you when you think you're made of gold
It's just the way I live life, sugarcoats and parasites
Relapsing subside shatter, rebuilding does not matter
Rebuilding does not matter
Rebuilding doesn't matter when you fail

Nice to see the mirror respond
Asking me whatever I want
I just want to see more clear
Now I'm praying for lore
Why don't you end this, why don't you end this now
You will remember me as the best and the worst of all

Give into the control
Madness consume
What have I done, who am I now
What have I done, who am I

Encryption's not the only thing that's keeping me alive right now
Still breathing not receiving the transmissions from my mind’s clouds
Every time I open up there's nothing to love

You will remember me as the best and the worst of all
You will remember the better end, the cursed rend, the worst of -
Worst of all

Wherein lies continue
Going up going up to my head
Take of your clothes I want them off
Take em off right now
How am I supposed to know when your gonna, gonna go blow into the storm
And you went a little crazy

Can you see what you do when you go get your way
It's a place that you might not sit not ever

Keep it upon himself, me as the best and the worst of all
You will remember the better end, the cursed rend, the worst of all
Worst of all
Track Name: Stagnant Waters Breed Life
The putrid stench of their morals whip right off of their tongues
Deciding your right path they’re everywhere and you cannot run
They are the righteous and the absolute unholy truth
You’re beaten to submission, your fears warped into their proof

So many blindfolds strangling eyes
They’re too afraid to stare at the light
The shadows make it easy for the mind to sleep
So hard to be the shepherd so why not be the sheep

Even stagnant waters can breed life
They won’t keep control, they can’t keep control
They won’t quell this eternal strife
They can’t keep control


Their hands keep pushing me underwater
Screaming at me to breathe
Their wretched ways pour into my lungs
They’re suffocating me, suffocating me

You’re breaking down under the weight of their distorted minds
Snuffing your thoughts and brainwashed to believe they are divine

They’re dragging you down
Forcing you to drown

Hold your breath, lock your lungs
Disregard their imagined sins
(Breathe)

Raping all the innocence, contaminating pestilence
Obliterating everything you thought you knew
Dissonance of clarity, a broken singularity
Everything you know becoming shattered and strewn

Even stagnant waters can breed life
They won’t keep control, they can’t keep control
They won’t quell this eternal strife
Losing all control of the binds they put on your soul

Their hands keep pushing me underwater
Screaming at me to breathe
Their wretched ways pour into my lungs
They’re suffocating me

Dormant minds float forever cast away from shores of curiosity
Ravaged, forsaken, assured a burial at sea

The putrid stench of their morals whip right off of their tongues
Deciding your right path they’re everywhere you cannot run
They are the righteous and the absolute unholy truth
You’re beaten to submission, your fears warped into their proof

Hold your breath, lock your lungs
Disregard their imagined sins
(Breathe)
Track Name: Vexatious Cognition
Cursed to walk alone through the abyss
Your feet drag to eternity
Whispers in your ears from left to right
Won't make light of your suffering
Oh! There's no devil for you to blame
The knife that lacerates your back
In the hilt is carved your name

The time has come and gone
To fix the fragmented past
You cut your fingertips
When you touch the broken glass
You jerk awake from the screaming children of the damned
They haunt you every time you become blessed with blackened sand

Fading into black is every hope you ever had of partial sanity
Tortured by the guilt of every lie you ever wrapped around your fantasy
Mind marauded by the memories of every maleficent self-conception
Forced to stare into your lifeless eyes every time you’re crossing your reflection

13! 13! Wraps of coil around your throat
Swinging! Swinging! Back and forth as you slowly choke

I won't back down
I won't let you forget
I won't back down
Too stubborn to admit
Your faults, your faults
Are yours alone to bare
Your faults, your faults
Are yours alone

I will sew your mouth shut so you can choke upon your lies
Choke upon your lies

Cursed to walk alone through the abyss
Your feet drag to eternity
Whispers in your ears from left to right
Won't make light of your suffering

I'll abolish your name from any book
Annihilate any memory
Banish you from my dear life
And break the chains to set me free
Set me free

Spiral down through the darkness from which you came
There's no one else to blame, there's no one else

13! 13! Wraps of coil around your throat
Swinging! Swinging! Back and forth as you slowly choke

I won't back down
I won't let you forget
I won't back down
Too stubborn to admit
Your faults, your faults
Are yours alone to bare
Your faults, your faults
Are yours alone
Track Name: Symbiotic
Why must I live this way
It watches, it wants it
It's seen the better days
And brings across the shame

We will start from the beginning I was just a little kid
Raised in a divorce with no idea what marriage is
Stayed in different homes the schedule was a hoax
Mom and dad had no idea what happened in their homes

Daddy left at 2am the devil walked right in
Locked his prey with force and shame and had his way with him

I swore that I'd never die
What a lie
Die
What a lie

Forced it up inside of me a symbiote of wretched greed
Crashing down into the deep hole giving out while I screamed
Now I need to get out and satisfy this greed
Now I need to get out and satisfy this greed

How could I concern myself with the intents of a sheep
Why would I blame someone else when I can't even fly

I swear I’d never watch it die
What a lie
Die
What a fucking lie

So why must I live life like this?

So I will never know why I took this road
It goes to show where will be my throne
Where will be my throne
Where will be my throne
Track Name: Promethean
Cut it and go, so much for getting better staying clean
I want to break away from all the constant guilt I bleed
I ripped the pain off my chest, I let it consume my best
Another blind eye on thin ice we prance on top

We vowed to come out on the top as the kings or at least people with ability
We had hopes and had dreams, we wanted to be something
So we gave it all we had, so we gave it all we had -
All that we ever could give

I - I, I've been waiting to be restored
Yes, I - I've been waiting to be

I vowed to come out on the top as a king or at least someone with abili-
Now I'm sinking deeper the initial favor has been above me
Sit in silence, I sit in failure, but nothing knows me like biting violence
Fallout

We vowed to come out on the top as a king
An empty purpose just to fill this greed
I want you to feel reaped I want you to feel everything
I want us to feel reaped

I want to break away from all the constant guilt I bleed
I want to break away from all the constant guilt I bleed

I - I, I've been waiting to be restored
Yes I, I've been waiting to be restored

I vowed to come out on the top as a king or at least someone with ability
I had hopes and had dreams, I wanted to be something
And I lost everything I had, I lost everything
Losing everything that I ever had
So much for getting better staying clean
Losing everything that I thought I had
That I had



We vowed to come out on the top as the kings or at least people with ability
We had hopes and had dreams, we wanted to be something
And we gave it all we had
This is - all we had

I - I've been waiting to be restored
Wake up, I don't want to be the one to wait up
I know that you think lesser of me don't lie
Can I control this?
Let it be known I'm not getting so clean

I’ve been broken
It won’t get better