PROLOGUE: As the sun sets upon the barren remains of a desolate wasteland, a world of human creation scarcely devoid of the natural life that once thrived, the last of the elite board their flight to escape recompense in search of salvation among the stars. Meanwhile, the disparaged and huddled masses desperately attempt to scale massive chain link barriers and concrete walls with delusional hopes of staving off a legion of armed soldiers to either board the spacecraft themselves, or at the very least sabotage its departure. They know all too well that being left behind is akin to being left to wither and wilt like the green and vibrant flora that once covered the Earth's surface. Suddenly, in the midst of unmitigated chaos a quiet calm sweeps across the entire faction as a blinding orange glow cuts through layers of gray smog, like a beacon signaling the end of all hope. The deafening roar of twelve solid rocket boosters igniting and pushing back against the earth immediately follows, launching the massive SCAB into the air with incomprehensible force. The heat from the blast was paralyzing, leaving the air as thick as lead, which only added to the weight of sorrow and depravity felt by all in that moment. As the massive cloud of exhaust begins to settle, all eyes are fixed on the vessel as it soars through the atmosphere until it quickly becomes nothing more than a dimly flashing speck of light, amidst a vast expanse of grey and black that stretched across every horizon. The very people who once delegated the total depletion of every natural resource and inflicted biological warfare upon the entire planet's population, have now fled; leaving both the earth and its inhabitants utterly ravaged. This was the final extraction. Those who remained with their feet firmly planted in the ash laden soil knew, this was their end.
released January 29, 2016
Steve Muczynski - Vocals
Mike Moynihan - Guitar & Vocals
Mike Walsh - Drums
Sean Reed - Guitar
Nik Hubbard - Bass
Recorded by Tad Doyle @ Witch Ape Studios
Mixed & Mastered by Greg Thomas @ Silver Bullet Studios
Artwork by Chris Smith @ Grey Area Design Studio
3D Design, Ship Design, and renders by Daniel Hinder - amongthechosen.com
No god to save the remnants of this decayed and dying world. No hope of salvation from the plague they bestowed upon the earth. Escape only an option for a precious chosen few, leaving the masses to accept their fate as parting remains. Deify and ignite the sky in the wake of the earth’s demise and set ablaze all hope of survival. Failing light of a setting sun in the wake of complete destruction. The eleventh hour is upon them all as a cloud of smoke slowly befalls. No god to save the remnants of this dying world. No hope of salvation from the plague man bestowed. From desperation and misery, clinging to one last shred of hope. Deify and ignite the sky in the wake of the earth’s demise and set ablaze all hope of survival. Failing light of a setting sun in the wake of complete destruction. The eleventh hour is upon them all. Engulfed in smoke, consumed by blistering flame. A world of their design simply abandoned and now those who raised the pillars are left behind to rot.
Track Name: Beyond Celestial Limits
Set sail across the stars, (take these worlds) traversing the expanse.The great human migration. Adrift upon vast seas of black (take these worlds) ten thousand light years away. Forging new paths on strange terrain, unmarred and unscathed by the human stimulus. New worlds, same culture, dominant civilization. Set sail across the stars, (take these worlds) traversing the expanse. The great human migration. Adrift upon vast seas of black (take these worlds) ten thousand light years away. They'll take these worlds by storm. They'll take these worlds. An execution with impetus and quiet complicity. No reparations for an earth left decimated. No contrition, no atonement, no recourse. Resettle, restructure, amass and conquer. Take these worlds by storm. They'll take these worlds with unyielding force. Take these worlds by storm. They'll take these worlds.
Track Name: Terminal Vestige
Warring masses fall prey to the bloodshed, thirst, famine, and mass suicide. No life left to give for they’ve razed this earth to its end. And now they’re prying out their eyes and slitting their own throats. And if there's life left to be lived it's not above or beyond the living world, but in the ash and in the soil beneath the ruins of mankind. Total annihilation. The sixth mass extinction. Renounce the human reign. Renounce the human reign. And if there's life left to be lived it's in the ash and in the soil, bereft of human reign. Bereft of human reign. The earth will see no end bereft of human life.