The Pyrrhic Ascent

by Legions Await

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The Pyrrhic Ascent is the second full length album from Legions Await. It is a concept album that takes Modern Death Metal, Thrash, and Progressive Metal to create an artful blend of timeless metal elements while telling an epic story at the same time.

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released May 26, 2015

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Track Name: Overlord
The walls have collapsed
There is no longer sanctuary here
Total carnage invades the citadel
Plumes of smoke infect the skies
Smoldering idols disperse into air
Towering statues, altars of sacrifice, revert to dust (Revert to dust)
Once ambitious architecture of the ingenuous mind now debris

Drag your chains across the sand as they perpetually bind you
Every last breath belongs to your master
Forfeit the dreams of a peaceful existence
As empires fall, the temples will rise
This is the age of subjugation
Stack your stones and reach into the sky
The overlord awaits you

Feel the rays of the sun pierce your flesh
A stolen crown traded for shackles around your neck
You find it hard to breathe
Climb to see the gods were never there
They were simply manifestations formulated from delusions
This is your veracity
On your knees you will bow to your master
Your new god stands before you
Unworthy of such an imposing presence

Consume the serum of life
The engineers maintain your existence
Living property, tools made of mortality
Centuries of torture
You will serve your master with your blood and sweat
This is the new decree

Drag your chains across the sand as they perpetually bind you
Every last breath belongs to your master
Forfeit the dreams of a peaceful existence
As empires fall, the temples will rise
This is the age of subjugation
Stack your stones and reach into the sky
The overlord awaits you
Track Name: A Solemn Oath
Descry the tribute
Consider it finished
They will all filter through the cycle
Falling to the demise of all flesh
Endless halls filled with confusion for eternity
A solemn oath, an abundance of souls
I will send them all back (I will send them back)

Back to where they originated
Judged for their meaningless lives
Such a waste of existence

Free me from this drudgery
Weary spirits plead for imperilment
The masses have squandered their time
It slips through their hands like sand

No time for mercy
No time for peace
Iron fists crash down
This betrayal will not be forgiven
Death is the only resolution

Burn the piles
The offering I have paid to you
Smoldering the incense of the departed
Looking down to see the effluence of life
The frigid wasteland of eternity calls (Eternity)
Thralldom was never a capacity for the crown

No time for mercy
No time for peace
Iron fists crash down
This betrayal will not be forgiven
Death is the only resolution

From the wrathful decimation of traitors
To the fading light
Night has fallen
Track Name: Scorn and Contempt
Buried beneath the ground
I will never forget that day
I watched you fall from the sky like lightning (Like lightning)
Buried beneath the ground
Projected to the core
Magma-scorched flesh
You crawled out of the pit
A magnificent horror, detestable
Forced to walk in scorn and contempt
The new kingdom began with a crown of flames (Crown of flames)

With words like swords and a heart filled with hate
Retribution shall be cast on all that defy
This world is ours
There are none greater to limit our vision
Humanity is on its knees
Begging for a taste of what they will never have
Purity never complete

Bury these words in your heart
At the death of dawn
The stars will emerge
Thrones above thrones
We give crowns to kings
We fear no other

We have defiled the cherished inception
As we maraud this formation
The arched latitude leaves nothing concealed
The truest form of rebellion
The revolution of subordination
When all was passed, you were seized
Into the void
Even greater in force
Unlimited hunger for death

Bury these words in your heart
At the death of dawn
The stars will emerge
Thrones above thrones
We give crowns to kings
We fear no other
Track Name: Sciomancers
Seal the chamber.
Gather the priests and aristocrats.
They will all be tribute to magnify the sacrament.
All to exalt your name.

There is power in the names of the dead.
Hear my calls from the parallel dominion.

By shadows, by spirit, pervade this overlord.
May the eidolon embody and reawaken.

Crush their skulls and gather the remains.
Stained garments covered in blood, bone, and flesh.
Wash away my mortality.
Baptized in the pools of the dead.

On the alters of the arcane,
I will yield the blood of the elite.
Pouring through the network of canals,
The crimson pools glimmer in flames.

There is power in the names of the dead.
Hear my calls from the parallel dominion.

Consume this shell of man.
I implore to you to bestow upon me your ascendancy.
(Your ascendancy)

There is power in the names of the dead.
Hear my calls from the parallel dominion.

Agglomerate the legions. (I am a god.)
Crush the temples. (I am a god.)
Glorify the name. (I am a god.)
Obverse axiom apotheosis. (I am a god.)
Track Name: The Herald of Eradication
The fires hiss beneath with the fury of the banished.
Rotten hearts forge empty shells of decimation.
Cosmic flames temper the impurities.
Submerge the meager beings.
Leaving behind only the most vile of specimens.
The manipulated helix
A cavillous arrangement of perfection

Arise in your new form.
In the image of your destructor.
Auspicious anomalies in cohesive association.

Casting shadows across creation.
Altered armies conquer the horizon.
Endless wails seeking blood fill the sky.
Swarms of destruction wallow in unrest.
The time approaches.
The sun turns dark.
The herald of eradication speaks.
Wake the giant
The slumber has expired
Emerge from your somnolent form.

Your latent cell restrained by esoteric words
What was once petrified is now cognizant.
Crunching bones and grinding entrails
The flesh is not safe
No desire for nourishment, only to kill
Cannibalistic goliath butchering at will
A voracious lust to deprive existence

Harnessing the power only known beyond the stars
Assembling components of deranged minds
Savage gods amongst men.

Casting shadows across creation.
Altered armies conquer the horizon.
Endless wails seeking blood fill the sky.
Swarms of destruction wallow in unrest.
The time approaches.
The sun turns dark.
The herald of eradication speaks.
Wake the giant
The slumber has expired
Emerge from your somnolent form.
Track Name: Detritus
The call of voices echoing across the endless sea of desolation
I come to you with an impervious intent
I will not bow to your ignorance

I possess what you have never known
I hold the keys to the endless knowledge
All you have created will burn
The magnificent feats of arrogance

In the entire self serving splendor your idols will melt
Benighted crown of numbers


There is no forgiveness
There is no remorse
We will never die, but it’s the last day you will live

Terminal velocities
Cosmic breath erodes the structures of grandeur
To the edges of The Known
Bound in a sarcophagus of stars

Redemption was never rational
Forsaken by your architect
And abandoned in the macrocosm

I possess what you have never known
I hold the keys to the endless knowledge
All you have created will burn
The magnificent feats of arrogance

You remain in a stasis of suspended existence
A pathetic dream of possibilities
We will never die, but this is the last day you will live
We will never die, but this is the last day you will live
Track Name: Contingency Realized
The hindering constraints of existential consciousness
Compounded by external manipulations
I seek the truth of the substance
Deliver me from the failing devotion
I must escape the grasps of these hideous beasts
Their grotesque thirst for death multiplies

As the light fades, a whispering darkness appears
Distorted images depicting a different season
This is not where I was
This is where I was going
An unexpected shift in perception

A burning gaze
The jackal’s glare is that of the eternal dead
Rotting flesh exposes the structure of bone beneath
A mammoth created to carry the weight of endlessness

They were never gods
Just perverse creations
Of a corrupt design
An obligation defected
The price of integrity, a worthless endeavor
To the indiscretion of the fool
A bargain for a cadaver

Upon the scales of eternity judgment will prevail
The meticulous precision of the arbitrator
Observes a shift in the balance

The mystery of existence revealed
Beneath the veil of knowledge is the bride of tangibility
Within the repetitious arteries
Screams for mercy, never answered, never remembered
Eternally
Track Name: Ephemeral Flesh
The masses collide
The tide of destruction crashes down
Scavengers feast on the flesh of the lost
A river polluted with a toxic blend of plasma
Floods defile the ground underfoot
Desecrate the idols
Chopped down to the level of disciples
History carved away from the tablets of time
Burn the contents of the catacombs,
Screeching evil sweeps through the halls
Deteriorated jaws tear through the sinew
Rotting flesh rips away

With a blood stained face
You’ll find your doom
The division of your skull gushes like a river
A generous stream of retribution
We paint our faces with the blood of our oppressors
Tonight the spirits are set free

As the multitudes converge, you seek the sympathy of your authority
There is nothing left

Massive walls of dead collapse
Smothering the living with the weight
Mountains of dead sculpt a new landscape
Piles of carcasses smolder with the stench of strife
The rage intoxicates

Empty hands filled with the sanguine ascent
Forlorn to the hounds that hunger for death
Now headless and devoid your hollow eyes tumble
Down the infinite discomfiture
Your impermanence quenches the thirst of vengeance
A spiraling vortex consumes the spirits

The overshadowed prophecy materializes

With a blood stained face
You’ll find your doom
The division of your skull gushes like a river
A generous stream of retribution
We paint our faces with the blood of our oppressors
Tonight the spirits are set free
Track Name: Transcend the Finite
I can feel the power tearing me apart
The darkness seeks to invade me
I am consumed with torments of the dead
Terrors haunt my mind
Transcend the finite

Escape the limitations that be
Fulfill the desire for power
There will be no limit to this glory
Traverse the hindrance of existence

Immersed in eternal corruption
Submerged in the essence of death
The gashes ripped and filled with venom
Respire the spirit of horror
Forfeit the odium of mortality
Accept this gift of malignancy
Bring haste to your peregrination

I can feel the power tearing me apart
The darkness seeks to invade me
I am consumed with torments of the dead
Terrors haunt my mind
Transcend the finite

Submit to the shadow
Hear the elocution of this exhortation
Feel the gravity siphon the light
Complete extraction
Undiluted radiation of hate

You shall be cast across the vast existence
Concealing the light of hope and truth
But now baptized in the malevolent black waters of lies

I can feel the power tearing me apart
The darkness seeks to invade me
I am consumed with torments of the dead
Terrors haunt my mind
Track Name: Omnious Faces
I serve no master.
The echoes reflect off the panes of confinement.
Endless twisting and contorting.
Winding the cords that are bound in eternity.
Exponential magnification exposes the eternal loop of corruption.
Prismatic alterations of the image.
Partial representation of objects and beings.
Bending light around the sharp edges.
Continuous rotation and trajectory building heat.
A dimming essence concealing ominous faces.

Here to kill and destroy.
A bastard creation divided against itself
There is no end to this.
Vile, Corrupt, and Venomous.
Liars and murderers from the beginning.

Push wayward
The tugs of hate and cries of agony
Infinite desire to shred the light
Fascination to defile what remains

Laying waste to vitality.
From the fringes of all that is evident,
Patrolling the habitable vectors,
Rushes the new plague.
Spanning the complete containment,
Of all that was ever created.
Funnels siphon the primordial nexus,
Spilling the marrow of the cosmogony.
There is no end to this.
Vile, Corrupt, and Venomous.
Liars and murderers from the beginning.

Push wayward
The tugs of hate and cries of agony
Infinite desire to shred the light
Fascination to defile what remains