Hymns to a Forgotten Light

by Necrolytic Goat Converter

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1.
Emergence 03:05
2.
Dull the senses with apocalyptic scaffold We dress this house with lies Nothing sacred lives in me This vessel waits for the shattering The earth falls away As I suffer for the past A sin of my own making First Stone Cast No pride before my fall The fear it holds me fast I did this to myself First Stone Cast Colors twisted black and red The scripture melts and burns Carved in script my flesh the testament I only did this to myself The earth falls away As I suffer for the past A sin of my own making First Stone Cast No pride before my fall The fear it holds me fast I did this to myself First Stone Cast Condemn this life Abandoned from the flock The bloodiest judge Is the one who hangs himself
3.
I am apprentice to a thousand lies The tower torn asunder False arise We move in tandem, cover the tread Use the past for our deceit, Truth is dead We create a hell of our own At least the mirror tells me so We speak the Devil’s Tongue We speak the Devil’s Tongue We can no longer run The lie is woke from the Devil’s Tongue Innocence is marched to its demise This painted mask will blind me To my lies I bear the scars of a life impaired by fear The blood of lies have run, the light can’t Reach me here We create a hell of our own At least the mirror tells me so We speak the Devil’s Tongue We speak the Devil’s Tongue We can no longer run The lie is woke from the Devil’s Tongue
4.
In the dark we keep repeating Past mistakes that we have made These hands are bruised from covering my eyes To the lies I can’t escape I’ve lost count of the infractions This sin of memory still lives I have become that which I fear A fractured version of your tainted life The ghosts have etched their names Upon these rusted walls A litany of transgression Flesh is carved with the signs of moral trespass And the dark is closing in I’ve lost count of the infractions This sin of memory still burns It still burns
5.
Realigned 03:16
6.
Hollow 05:02
Never thought it would end this way But every choice led me back to the hole in the world A pound of flesh left in tribute For the crows and a song for the dead has left me Hollow The madness grows from the vacuum left by the Hollow The wolves have fed and there’s nothing left but the Hollow I failed the chance that you gave me The mirror cracked and the shards reflect all that I’ve done A life led empty and broken No scars to heal, the wounds lie open and black inside it’s Hollow The madness grows from the vacuum left by the Hollow The wolves have fed and there’s nothing left but the Hollow
7.
Pride 03:03
Run the noose ‘round the neck of the innocent String them up as a sign of their one offense Laid to rest all of those who would disobey Eat the flesh of the weak and their families You discount our growing anger at your lies We’ll rise up and kill your hatred with our pride Play the game by your rules take your kids away Hit the spot where you’re weak - in your bank accounts Ban your speech and your faith and your gender roles How’s it feel to be one of the marginal? You discount our growing anger at your lies We’ll rise up and kill your hatred with our pride No longer filled with your lies No longer what you have made me Close the wounds, close the veins And seal the flesh with my pride Pride
8.
Whispered prayers and fractured psalms Are left to the wind of forgetfulness The knotted lines of life have choked The light and the heat that had given me life And I am left to wander lost In a desert of my own construction Nothing here Emptiness Broken peace for a broken mind I can’t remember your face No words No signs As we look to a forgotten light We are paper, our skin burns and falls The ash never mattered until it was gone No outline remains of my previous life Just an echo of dust and sick scent of death I am not what I was, but still condemned For the role of a person I no longer see Dreams of sand An open gate I take my chance with the devils inside I can’t remember your name No words No signs As we look to a forgotten light No hope No sight As we pray to a forgotten light
9.
Grasping at the emptiness Throw away all scripture We cling to facile dreams In fear of the unknown We dance with the ghosts of our selves Thinking the past is real Ignoring all signs of our life Condemned to be blind The sour taste of sin Consumed by bitter pride We struggle to look past our fears Even as we pass them on We dance with the ghosts of our selves The steps of regret well worn Our idols are carved in our flesh To summon the will to persist Look to the plague within Look to the witness left They feast upon your sins They find you in the dark of life
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about

After two years of silence and three since the last album, Necrolytic Goat Converter is back with the second full-length, Hymns to a Forgotten Light. Still one guy, a guitar and a DAW trying to channel his depression, despair, and rage at the world via some good old fashioned rockin' tunes the kids can dance to.

The music on the new album splits between what you've come to expect and some new moods and styles I wanted to explore. Altogether it's a darker, more introspective album, but one that hopefully finds a little light by the end.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for all the support.

"So far, sounds a bit darker" - Trendsetter

credits

released December 4, 2020

Chris Voss: all guitars, bass, vocals, keyboards, drum programming

Mixed and (somewhat) mastered by Chris Voss

Cover and all interior art by Salva Gerj

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Started as a joke band name crowd-sourced on Facebook, then turned into something else: therapy through music.

Thanks for checking out one man working through his personal demons, badly, through the music that he loves.
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