Bloodshot Dawn

by Bloodshot Dawn

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This is our self funded, self titled, debut album, featuring 11 tracks and over 50 minutes of mind-melting melodic death metal! Written between Early 2010 and September 2011 (whilst juggling jobs and dissertations) the album was recorded at 16th Cellar Studios, Rome between September - November 2011. Thanks for taking the time to check the album out and if you like it please spread the word! Thanks for the support! - Bloodshot Dawn

credits

released 26 January 2012

All Music and Lyrics written by Bloodshot Dawn
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Stefano Morabito
Additional Engineering by Richard Worall and Jack Stephens
Album Artwork by Pär Olofsson
Album Layout by Tom Bradfield
Album Photography by Diana Gabrielli & Irene Morabito

Sebastian Nilsson's guest solo on "Sentient Disease" recorded at Metallfabriken.se by Marcus Edvardsson. Sebastian Nilsson appears courtesy of Metal Blade Records

All music © 2012 Bloodshot Dawn

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Track Name: Beckoning Oblivion
As we march, following the line that cannot fade with time - Our spiritual bearing
Despite differences in minds, with this truth, we find friend and enemy are one

Now cast out fears of the past
To move forward from what was then, to what will be
Fortune comes from conscious choice
Who we are is not written in our blood

Destiny waits
We choose our own path
Yet share the same end
This beckoning oblivion

Are we born into a shallow life, just standing defiant, devoid of meaning?
Or are we set to always continue, beyond physical form?

Destiny waits
We choose our own path
Yet share the same end
This beckoning oblivion

[Twin Lead: Ellis & McMorran]

[Solo: McMorran]

[Solos: Ellis]

Now move forward from what was then, to what will be
Fortune comes from conscious choice
Who we are is not written in our blood

Destiny waits
We choose our own path
Yet share the same end
This beckoning oblivion

This beckoning oblivion
Track Name: Dedication To A Dead Cause
Under the strain the cracks start to show
Still can't tell, when it falls, which way it will go
How can an empire, for aeons, stand
with it's foundations built upon the sand?

A thousand questions, but never an answer
After a lifetime spent, I can't tell what's been gained
Where am I going? What am I fighting for?...
…Still this undying dedication to a dead cause

The lasting shreds of belief barely hold me together
As I stand on the edge staring out at the dark of forever
No way to tell which way is wrong or right
I'm blind in the darkness, and I'm blind in the light

A victim of my own uncertainty
Bound by parameters of my morality
Am I knowingly leading myself where no one can follow?
Deeper into this hole, there's no way out

A thousand questions, but never an answer
After a lifetime spent, I can't tell what's been gained
Where am I going? What am I fighting for?...
…Still this undying dedication to a dead cause

[Solos: Ellis]

[Twin Lead: Ellis & McMorran]

[Solo: Ellis]

Where am I going? What am I fighting for?...
…Still this undying dedication to a dead cause
Track Name: Forlorn World
New age of misery
Live life to death's decree
Shadows fall
Hypocritic oath
The global threshold chokes
Is there hope at all?

This world - untold chaos and sadness
We're forced - comply or die, feeding their greed
We Fall so small
Trivial, is this Living at All?
Visions of abyss
Life forever shadowed

Forlorn World
We are alone, existing as one
Born to the Earth, consumed by the Sun
Irreversible existence
Back to the Earth, we continue to take
Ravage our planet, our final mistake

I stand alone
Death Accepted, free is my soul
Surrounded by depression
A pill for immortality?

[Solo: McMorran]

[Solo: Ellis]

[Twin Leads: Ellis & McMorran]

Wait for death

The world - foretold death and destruction
We're forced by these laws, to wait for death
We Fall so small
Trivial, is this Living at All?
Visions of abyss
Life forever shadowed

Forlorn World
We are alone, existing as one
Born to the Earth, consumed by the Sun
Irreversible existence
Back to the Earth, we continue to take
Ravage our planet, our final mistake

I stand alone
Death Accepted, free is my soul
Surrounded by depression
A pill for immortality?
Track Name: Godless
Morbid terror
Godless forever
World, slaves to hypocrisy

Living life my own way
I strive for everything I do
Determined to take what's mine
Existence divided by belief and lies

Sheltered by your own ignorance, you're blind to see
That we are one with this earth
Self serving entity
If there is a God - One almighty power
Will it hear your prayers?...
Give you the answers?...

Rise
Strive
Eternally Godless

Burning hate forms scars that never heal
Four Walls with no doors
Suffer this my own way
I'll die for anything I do
Determined to take what's mine
Existence divided by belief and lies

Sheltered by your own ignorance, you're blind to see
That we're destroying this earth
Self ending entity
If there is a God - One almighty power
Will it hear your prayers?...
Give you the answers?...

Rise
Strive
Eternally Godless

Godless Reign

Free will denied
Conform, sheep drawn to the light
Control defied
Cast God aside

Go!

[Solo: Ellis]

[Solo: McMorran]

[Leads: Ellis]

Rise
Strive
Eternally Godless

Eternally Godless
Track Name: Vision
[Solo: Ellis]

Convoluted past, unrepentant sin
Behold the arrogance, of a race dying
Desire to liberate, pretense to dominate
An age of suffering

War
that never ends
Greed
forcing us to bend
Pain
the last days of man
Visions of a master plan

[Solo: Ellis]

The light that blinds, searing through my mind
Visions that speak of a crimson sky
Rise the sun of a bloodshot dawn
Our time is over, visions have been spoken
A new chapter opens
Now comes the time of a grand design

Reckless disregard suffers punishment
As the ones before, we bite the hand that feeds
Failure to learn what history has taught
We are our own downfall

Fire
consumes the sky
Seas
boil and turn to blood
Pain
of our timely demise
A new dawn will arise

[Lead: Ellis]

[Solo: McMorran]

And as the old world dies
Remorse saved for none
When we face our own demise
You'll burn in the heat of a bloody sun

[Solo: McMorran]

[Leads: Ellis]

The light that blinds, searing through my mind
Visions that speak of a world's demise
Rise the sun of a bloodshot dawn
Our time is over, visions have been spoken
A new chapter opens
Now comes the time of a grand design
Track Name: Sentient Disease
Blood red eyes
Thoughts of genocide
Parasite
Decay of sanity
Imploded evolution
Accepted disillusion
Conscience void
Programmed to destroy

Humanity will be it's own end
The virus The cancer
This world consumed… Devoured by sentient disease
The famine of morality

Self inflicted wounds draw the virus in
The failings and suffering of mankind
Replicated, mutated, errors are the same
Destined to be remade

Facing Death
Perpetual Demise
Ignorance
Global suicide
Neglect and self destruction
Dawn of a dark horizon
Gluttony
We gorge on our existence

Suffering in it's finest form
Internal, forever scorned
With intentions of hate that we nurture within
Vile acts of volition, over aeons of old

Humanity will be it's own end
The virus The cancer
This world consumed… Devoured by sentient disease
The famine of morality

Self inflicted wounds draw the virus in
The failings and suffering of mankind
Replicated, mutated errors are the same
destined to be remade

[Guest Solo: Sebastian Nilsson]

[Solo: Ellis]
Track Name: The Quantum Apocalypse
End of the line
All existence ends
Universal collapse
Our destiny's tied
Solar systems collide
Gravities relapse
A black hole erupts, to consume all life
Not even light can avoid this fate
Cataclysmic destruction

This is our end
The Quantum Apocalypse
Nothing will remain
Time and light extinguished

Death of a star
Only the beginning
Matter is no more
Vortex of end
Planets collide
The living die
A black hole erupts, to consume all life
Trapped in a void, forever destroyed
Crushed into nothing

Forces unseen begin the cosmic unravelling
What once was all will be returned to nothingness

[Lead: Ellis]

This is our end
The Quantum Apocalypse
Nothing will remain
Time and light extinguished

Caught on the event horizon - Gravity snared
All light now turns to darkness - Matter erased

[Solo: Ellis]

[Solo: McMorran]

This is our end
The Quantum Apocalypse
Nothing will remain
Time and light extinguished

Caught on the event horizon - Gravity snared
All light now turns to darkness - Matter erased
Track Name: Sickening Dogma
[Solo: Ellis]

I will rise, feeding the blind
Propagate a need for dependency

Man made God - Apotheosis
They have no right, yet say they do
To take what they want from you
This Sickening Dogma

I divide - Deceiving the weak of faith
In the strength of their minds

One by one - Tyrants will fall
Scriptures will burn - Vindictive lies
Now lift the veil from sleeping eyes
Truth Bought to light - Awakened minds

Man made God - Apotheosis
They have no right, yet say they do
To take what they want from you
This Sickening Dogma

[Solo: McMorran]

One by one - Tyrants will fall

One by one - Tyrants will fall
Scriptures will burn - Vindictive lies
Now lift the veil from sleeping eyes
Truth Bought to light - Awakened minds

[Solo: Ellis]

[Solo: McMorran]

[Twin Lead: Ellis & McMorran]
Track Name: Illusion Aesthetic
The wretched hollow, a void within
Disintegration of identity begins
Driven by the need to be complete
You fabricate an inaccurate reality

Compulsion to deceive yourself
Distorts your view of the world and all else
Incessant self obsession: ego infatuation
What will you gain, deluding yourself?

What you see is not real
You cannot be coerced to feel
Reject the thoughts flooding the senses
You're lost to this illusion aesthetic

Lost in illusion...

Problems ignored through misdirection
A conscious diversion of attention
Distractions pulling focus from the way
you've condoned your own slavery

[Solo: McMorran]

What you see is not real
You cannot be coerced to feel
Reject the thoughts flooding the senses
To be free from this illusion aesthetic

Lost in Illusion...

[Lead: Ellis]

[Solo: Ellis]

Now is the time to recreate
And abandon this idea of fate
Conceptualise and begin rebirth
To rediscover a sense of self worth

What you see is not real
You cannot be coerced to feel
Reject the thoughts flooding the senses
To be free from this illusion aesthetic

Free from illusion

Free from illusion
Track Name: Prototype
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Archetype
[Lead: Ellis]

DNA created slaves
Born the archetype - forefather of man
Embryonic deficiencies
Miscreation humanity
The evolution begins…

Brought upon Earth
A plague of deception
A slave race revolution
Through archetype design

Fueled by hate
Greed and malice
A flawed creation
Self deprivation reigns
The Earth will never be the same

A catalyst created
Count down to the end of the world
Monstrosity, anomaly
We are the virus

Brought upon Earth
A plague of deception
A slave race revolution
Through archetype design

[Solo: Ellis]

[Trade-off: McMorran / Ellis / McMorran / Ellis]

Brought upon Earth
A plague of deception
A slave race revolution
Through archetype design