Thelema

by I'll Be An Empire

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"A dynamic marvel of a release that will stand as an obelisk to perfect progressive metal for years to come. Thelema is one part throat-punching, one-part skin-shredding, and two parts genius songwriting and structuring that allows it all to work. No matter what path in life you follow, you’d be a fool not to read into the brilliance Thelema has to offer."

-Album review by New Transcendence

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released August 26, 2014

Recorded with Bradd Schlosser

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I'll Be An Empire Atlanta, Georgia

Progressive/Hardcore band from Atlanta, GA

For fans of The Contortionist, Between the Buried and Me, TesseracT

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Track Name: Ruin
No one is going to save us
No gods in the sky to shoulder our burden
This planet is destined for ruin...

Sacrament to irreverence
Track Name: Apostasy
The era of destructive religion is over
I am the restoration; Prince of Peace, reimagined
I bring forth a new way of thinking
Wrapped in majesty,
Deceptively perfect, the healing of the nations
Sell me your soul, I can show you the world
Bathed in royal blood and born of dying stars
I am not of this world

Take my mark, I will show you a new beginning
I am the will to survive
I am universal, the new messiah
The Greater I am
Prince of Peace, reimagined

Tempted with immortality instict cannot decline
Just give into my call
In a world where death reigns supreme
Infinite consciousness
I am god and man, harvest the soul
Infinite consciousness
I am the vessel eternal
Track Name: Sovereignty
Rebirth of Babylon;
The will of the Great Architect has unfolded
Order out of chaos
Merge with technology, life-extension properties
Hands toward the sun
We worship in circles, the vast expanse
Monument to progression
Full speed ahead, onward to singularity!
We grow together,
We will live on forever in perfect harmony
The wheels are in motion, the proverbial unstoppable force

Inefficient, unintelligent, fucking repulsive

1-2-3-5-8-5-3-2-1

Engineering collapse, exercising sovereignty
System reset
Restore and rebuild
A great city with towers that reach beyond our atmosphere
A monument to our greatness

The heavens at our fingertips...
Colonize the stars
A brave new world to lead our species to it's undeniable destiny
The principle of continuity,
Eradication of disease, intellectual capacity increased
The evolution of man and machine

Eradication of disease, intellectual capacity increased

The side effect we never calculated
Total surveillance, total enslavement
The side effect we never calculated
To live forever is to die everyday



IV. Magnus

We are not alone
The truth is out there
It's been six months since we lost contact
The disconnect, so detrimental
Lack of oxygen, vital organs are failing
Floating through deep space
Frozen in time
Planetary bodies collide, embrace for impact
WE ARE NOT ALONE
The truth is out there
Always watching us

Always watching, always waiting
Always watching us

Waste away your lives staring at a television screen,
While there is a world adventure outside your door
Beautiful, vibrant, so full of life
Yet we romanticize death and decay; the plight of humanity
Track Name: Magnus
We are not alone
The truth is out there
It's been six months since we lost contact
The disconnect, so detrimental
Lack of oxygen, vital organs are failing
Floating through deep space
Frozen in time
Planetary bodies collide, embrace for impact
WE ARE NOT ALONE
The truth is out there
Always watching us

Always watching, always waiting
Always watching us

Waste away your lives staring at a television screen,
While there is a world adventure outside your door
Beautiful, vibrant, so full of life
Yet we romanticize death and decay; the plight of humanity
Track Name: Thelema
Pleasure and power
Domination
Sexual desire coupled with dark intention
It's a sacrament to irreverence!
To climb the highest peaks, to indulge in wild hallucinogens
In search of expanding my own understanding
To discover my limits or lack thereof
Striving to push the boundary and never settle
The gathering to harness group consciousness
Let my mantra flow eloquently from my lips and consume you
Convulse to the pulse of the beat, under a moonlit sky
Dancing with demons

Consecrate the agreement

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law