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Leveling the Plane of Existence (Deluxe Edition)

by Abysmal Dawn

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I am the new flesh A distorted human being Projections altered states within my mind Is this a dream or another state of consciousness? Reality a fiction in my eyes Violence engulfs the living dream Reprograms me for control Torture viewed upon the screen Influence over us all I am the new flesh A distorted human being A soldier in the battle for control I see my new self in pixilated ignorance An image condemned to leave me cold (Pre-chorus) Perpetuation of fraud Indoctrination your God (Chorus) Victimize masochistic masses Dehumanize to gain control Sterilize all noble passions Fortify your stranglehold Pacify the living torment Genocide of the soul Mortified you come to an end Humankind you’re bought and sold (Repeat 1st verse) I live confined by all that I perceive Kill me projections of life made to deceive (Pre-chorus) (Chorus)
(Music: Charles Elliott/Mike Cosio/Scott Fuller) Time moves in this vicious endless circle Fulfilling the so called will of the divine To enter this world alive is the same as when we die Crawling on our knees in service of time Chorus: Chasing a dream you cannot seem to forget Mistakes that you’ve made remembered in your dying breath Time has a way of collecting its debts Bringing us closer to death Time adds to the weight upon heavy shoulders With the knowledge that you will surely die (Chorus) Feel the decay of your life Cruelty is false eternity For the ones immortal in their own minds We’re born and raised to die There’s no meaning to this life Indebted to a God enslaved by time Man is a servant enslaved by time God is a servant enslaved by… Time moves in this vicious endless circle Fulfilling the so called will of the divine There is no time for regret only regret with time The fountains of your youth have run dry (Chorus)
(Music: Charles Elliott/Scott Fuller) My lust for power is my life I align myself with those in darkness I do refuse to see yet no I am not blind Now I must endure this on my own Ambitious and cold Now die alone I leave the ones I loved behind Following my wanton heart of darkness My selfish needs they change constantly with time And now my dreams have turned to stone Ambitious and cold Now die alone My disease - mortality Long to live in memories Selfish needs will bring no peace Admit fault to admit defeat Chorus: My sins are atoned In rapture renowned My sins are atoned I see the world through narrow eyes You all were fashioned in my likeness Am I not God and has my kingdom come? No, I must endure this on my own Exalt me and praise my likeness Sickening being your time will come Cut from me this rib of darkness Set me free to carry on (Chorus)
(Music: Charles Elliott/Mike Cosio) Spiraling down into a world without a conscious Selflessness a vision rarely seen Crawling out of the sickness that surrounds us Drifting from a womb of selfish greed The righteous are longing for death Martyrs now cognizant Filled with doubt my hatred becomes boundless Cannot rest in dens of enemies Let them pray for a change that they’ll call progress Renew their faith so that they may proceed The righteous are longing for death Martyrs now cognizant I see the herds of passive flesh Plunging to their untimely deaths Our world is falling to pieces Chorus: The essence of this world is rotten Decaying in a violent sea Lost souls forgotten In perpetual dormancy I see the herds of passive flesh Wandering from the hope they’ve left Cannot forget their faces (Chorus) (Repeat 1st verse)
(Music: Charles Elliott) Endless seas of spontaneous generation Extinction in the wake of the new dawn Erosion of our species comes now in due time Evolution at the cost of our own blood Writhing in misery rapture comes now to us all Hideous violent beings your decadence has come and gone Chorus: Worthless forms of life Caught in the path of resistance Your old order dies We’re leveling the plane of existence Cleansing act of insidious evolution Malignancy expunged now from this world A new form of life – a new era has begun Degradation the commencement of rebirth (Chorus) The waters will rise and your cities will crumble Washed away with the tide drift off into nothing The winter arrives and then turns to fire No one will survive you’re compost for creation (Chorus) Your old order dies!
(Music: Charles Elliott/Mike Cosio) They come to steal my soul For this shell in their control I look into darkness that stares back at me Trapped in this cell I long to be free My mind tortured day and night as I choke back a cry Condemned to observation with this cloned form of life Baring my resemblance I want him to die Chorus: Artificially grown Manufactured humanity We’re genetically cloned It’s eyes now seem to look with a gaze made of stone A morbid fascination to reap what they have sown I murder this reflection so that I stand alone The secrets of the soul Unlocked as my sanity unfolds Watch as this false form of life seems to fade The essence of which I’ve learned to hate In secrecy carried out experimentation Horrific dream from which I cannot awaken Heartless being soulless incarnation Insanity - mentally deconstructed (Chorus)
(Music: Charles Elliott/Scott Fuller) Oh god is this the only path for me Or is there some choice left? While reaching for the stars we fall into regret In deepest times of woe our destinies are met The pain in me has finally left I died to pay my last respects To the thing I was and now I must endure I know now I was weak and suffering’s the cure Chorus: I’m my own savior God lies in me Reborn I’m my own creator I control my destiny… Control my destiny… I control my destiny We fall then rise with this everlasting ebb and flow (Chorus)
(Music: Charles Elliott/Mike Cosio) Empty as I lay here in waiting Looking for a sign of life within this gloomy soul Our time has expired but I will not let go Inside of me I fight this battle alone Chorus: And the full moon will rise On this world we’ve forsaken Now that we’ve finally arrived Let the sleeper awaken Dystopia your children lay broken Now sleep and dream through this future uncertain Let the sun warm my face as my eyes burn with sulfur Let me drink from your fountain just to die then of hunger (Chorus) Pain leaves their eyes Now is there hope or only a fantasy? Feel the change now with the dawn Wondering what’s to become Expediency of death and birth Descending down into this blackened earth Shadows cast to obstruct our view Concealing us from a shameful truth Cling the rotten breast and thirst for life Hear the weeping brood of all mankind Pain leaves their eyes Now is there hope or only a fantasy?


ABYSMAL DAWN deliver their finest hour in the form of the monolithic new album 'Leveling the Plane of Existence'. A tour-de-force of modern death metal mastery, 'Leveling...' is a crushing, front-to-back display of brutality, speed, and virtuosity. Massive, memorable riffs, impossibly deep vocal bellows, and relentless percusssion collides on tracks such as the epic “In Service of Time”, “Rapture Renowned”, "My Own Saviour", and "Perpetual Dormancy". 'Leveling...' proves beyond a doubt that ABYSMAL DAWN is one of the best new American metal bands.

***Includes Digital Booklet***


released February 1, 2011

Relapse Records


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Abysmal Dawn Los Angeles, California

Hailing from Los Angeles CA, ABYSMAL DAWN plays an aggressive mix of modern death metal. The band seamlessly blends the hooks and technicality of early 90's American death metal, with atmosphere, melody and the brutality of their contemporaries.

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