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Programmed To Consume

by Abysmal Dawn

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Abysmal Dawn unleashes a virulent strain of modern death metal on its Relapse Records debut Programmed to Consume. The band’s metallic assault thunders with all the hallmarks of death metal’s finest traits, and prove that Abysmal Dawn is an explosive new force in American death metal.

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released May 13, 2008

Relapse Records
www.relapse.com
www.relapserecords.bandcamp.com

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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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Track Name: Programmed To Consume
Lies are fed through structures quelling our mistrust
Ignorance is fodder for machines of want
Followers saturate the earth
Automate consumption and remove our minor worth
What are we, a collection of failures?
Fueling now what must be done?
Do we work for what we've created?
Just byproducts of manmade gods
I'm the end for you
Your impending doom
You must obey the limits
You're programmed to consume
Separate from feeling and hurt them when you must
Will is slowly slipping as gears turn to rust
Followers saturate the earth
Automate consumption and remove our minor worth
What are we now but untimely fissures
In a system soon to be undone?
Do we work for what we've created?
Just byproducts of manmade gods
I am alive within your structure built against thought
Foundations bled now topple under sensation to fall
Man creates his prison
Blind and void of vision
Conditioned by the system you're never free
A symptom of the sickness that is us
Endless waking nightmare dilutes the dream
Rapid growing contagion of the soul
I'm the end for you
There's nothing you can do
You've created your limits
You're programmed to consume
Track Name: Compulsory Resurrection
His DNA was reconstructed
The laws of nature which once obstructed
A mortal man to rise again
Have been rewritten to cleanse our sins
Hope in turn has made them blind
Cannot perceive the harsh realities that be
Their savior has risen to bring about the Christian holocaust
You must believe for this is a sign
Far beyond a dream he rises from torment divine
God is in me but now that I can see
They're putting out my eyes
Compulsory resurrection
Will bring an end to their infection
For how much longer can they defend
An artificial savior which bleeds like men
You must believe for this is a sign
Far beyond a dream he rises from torment divine
God is in me but now that I can see
They're putting out my eyes
Worlds they change yet reinstate their sordid martyrs up a upon a cross
Track Name: Twilight's Fallen
Born into the realm of infamy
My mind secedes into the calm
Angels weep in the throes of their humility
Another day has come and gone
Twilight's fallen
Consumed by dark
God is forgotten
Your savior's lost
Kneel now at the altar of greed and hypocrisy
Gather strength to carry on
The cross they bear grows heavy on their weakened anatomies
The weight of guilt has brought them down
Twilight's fallen
Consumed by dark
God is forgotten
Your saviors lost
You can't be saved a truth obscured by lies
We are the plague from which you cannot hide
Twilight's fallen
Consumed by dark
Horrors forgotten
Return at once
This ripe disease has stripped them of self worth
The crows they feed and move for the kill
Spiritual oppression awakens iconoclasts
Violent processions are soon revealed
Set them free from the bonds of men
Let them breathe without despair
The things I've seen have sparked a new rebirth
Provoked by scenes that make me ill
Set them free from the bonds of men
Let them breathe without despair
Spiritual oppression awakens iconoclasts
Violent processions will rid them of false hope... false hope
Plunged into the land of infamy
A world consumed by rights and wrongs
You can't be saved a truth obscured by lies
We are the plague from which you cannot hide
Track Name: Grotesque Modern Art
Spill onto canvas
Gruesome art stirs the consciousness
A last exhibit a masterpiece of mortal flesh
I'm falling down
My last breath is leaving now
I die wanting to show my truth
Poison leaves my eyes
A work of progress in the gallery laid to rest
I'm bought and sold an ornament in their control
Never wanted acceptance, so turn away in ignorance
My death is art and suffering is tortured bliss
I'm falling down
My last breath is leaving now
I die wanting to show my truth
Poison leaves my eyes
Absolve me and show my bleeding heart
For all to see in the gallery of grotesque modern art
A portrait steals the soul
Know me upon the wall
Track Name: A Remission Of Life
Children condemned by the light
Mourn their instinctive fears
Their questioning nature will disprove the lies
Containment of valor abandoned and now cast aside
Children born just to die
Living in mortal fear
Bring on dissension and break through their lines
You live an invention without meaning or true sacrifice
You cannot deny
A remission of life
Captive inside of their lives
Purpose never clear
The knowledge is there for you to find
The truth you may abhor
Questing for your human rights
In perilous longing forevermore
Children born just to die
Controlled by mortal fear
Track Name: The Descent
As I breathe this cold that confines me
It is I who hopes to bring light to this valley of death
Behind the shadows of lies
Brilliant beams converge now to blind me
I cannot feel shame nor regret but in the presence of death
When the vultures arrive
Slaves, your time of descent will come with us all
Pain the way of all flesh that withers to old
All that you dream will be forgotten
And burn with the kindred of souls
I am the seed who was begotten
To rot with the waste of this earth down below
Now burn with the kindred of souls
Your hopes have now aged and withered away
All that you dream will be forgotten
And burn with the kindred of souls
I am the seed who was begotten
To rot with the waste of his earth down below
Track Name: Cease To Comprehend
You hide behind a mask of ignorance
Your poor excuse won't last as your defense
You spend a lifetime living in contempt
Your end will soon come fast
Your time is at an end
I wreak vengeance on all of your kind
I bring judgment and the ending of lies
Step to the pulpit and hang your head
Live for this moment before we make you dead
Deceit that you've spread now is met with consequence
We reap the bitter fruits of this our sweet revenge
You seem to cease to comprehend
Words have a meaning, which you need to understand
I will your kingdom gone
Retribution swift and cold
You seem to cease to comprehend
Words have a meaning, which you need to understand
I will your kingdom gone
You take one last gasp pleading innocence
Your pain is all we ask as we make amends
You've spent a lifetime living in contempt
Your demise comes at least
Plead for the very end
I wreak vengeance on all of your kind
Bringing judgment and the ending of lies
Step to the pulpit and hang your head
Live for this moment before we make you dead
Deceit that you've spread now is met with consequence
We reap the bitter fruits of this our sweet revenge
Track Name: Walk The Path Of Fire
We wanted so much but were doomed right from the start
The yearning, wanting more that comes with beating hearts
The path is shown and now we learn
Through trial and tribulation we grow and burn
Choose to walk the path of fire and return
With knowledge of a lost empire
We have forsaken dreams with envy in our hearts
The bitterness in me consumes my every thought
The path is shown and now we learn
Through trial and tribulation we grow
This haunted soul will never rest in peace
Until it learns it has expired
Remembering yet clinging onto nothing
We wander on this wretched earth all alone
Choose to walk the path of fire and return
With knowledge of a lost empire we now burn
Wallowing in the waste of doubt
Empathy given then taken
Misery will see this out
The truly free have nothing for taking
How should I feel when I feel nothing?
This void is growing now
Am I now free?
Now I have nothing
A smile can fool you all
When we finally reach those false shores of hope long desired
There's no turning back
In remembrance of things past we drift now and wonder
Why we've chosen the path of fire?