Savage Messiah - The Fateful Dark

Artist: Savage Messiah
Release: The Fateful Dark


1. Iconocaust

Hold on to nothing, there’s nothing holding you
No chains of self-restriction, cutting right through you
Until you’re backed in a corner, caught in apathy’s grip
Not willing to motivate, unwilling to let it slip

Born into judgement, outside of grace
Open hostility, found in every place

Faith unto loathing, of loathing twisting you
Four walls of isolation, bearing down on you
And now the cost of attrition, propaganda the the script
Continue to circulate, unseeing damned like fate

Born into judgement, outside of grace
Open hostility, found in every place

Iconocaust!
Destroyed by fear
Iconocaust!
Defaced martyr of the insincere
Iconocaust!
Destroyed by fear
Iconocaust!
Sacrificed to the new frontier
One by one you’ll fall

Rise
Forged from our broken pride
Rise
Denounce the hypocrites and fight

Burning sedition, defeatist hold on you
All pawn to sacrificial, penance haunting you
And all that’s left is derision, locked internal belief
Senseless to paradox, beholden unto grief

Born into judgement, outside of grace
Open hostility, found in every place

Iconocaust!
Destroyed by fear
Iconocaust!
Defaced martyr of the insincere
Iconocaust!
Destroyed by fear
Iconocaust!
Sacrificed to the new frontier
One by one you’ll fall

2. Minority Of One

Resistant to anger, the cutting blade of truth
The sound of seperate lives entwined
The race is for order, the sacrament is damned
Get on your knees and play the part

Find a liberating cause, in the vacuum of remorse
As the puppets sway like lost forgotten dreams

This vengeance is weakness, the many fall like rain
A shower of bullets keeps them down
There is no constitution that will save you now
Raise your hands and count as one

Find a liberating cause, In the vacuum of remorse
As the puppets sway like lost forgotten dreams

Minority of one
Cuts you down in fear
Minority of one
Ideas drown
Sold beyond the sun

Minority of one
Cuts you down in fear
Minority of one
Ideas drown
Sold beyond the sun

3. Cross Of Babylon

Caught in the crossfire, sentenced to faith
Coercive deliverance, a despotic fate
Shouldering burdens from one to the next
No hour of penance can lay you to rest

Forgo saturated establishment lies
The proliferation of truth they disguise
From out of the darkness of hope it is lost

In belief you are trapped like the open deceiver
To be heard you must plead like the weakened disciple’s run
On your knees you are taught to beseech your deliverer
Only time that is lost as the darkness encroaches

Cross of Babylon
Burning skies of blackened wisdom
Cross of Babylon
Secrecy and mass derision
Cross of Babylon
Harbinger imagination
Cross of Babylon
Soldier of annihilation

Forced euphemistic perversion of truth
Engendered malignance no hope of rebuke
Trapped confrontation, insidiously
Killing for peace in the land of the free

Judgement abundance, provoking consent
The failures of greed not the failures of man
In wounds of sorrow, or pitiless death
Beyond sight of mercy, and bold existence

In deceit you are sworn like the brutal dictator
To be seen you must plead to the prejudice seeker’s gun
On your feet you are taught to destroy your ideals
Only life that is lost as the darkness approaches

Cross of Babylon
Burning skies of blackened wisdom
Cross of Babylon
Secrecy and mass derision
Cross of Babylon
Harbinger imagination
Cross of Babylon
Soldier of annihilation

4. Hellblazer

Awoken into suicide
To rid the demons from your mind
Condemning into certitude
Of death’s inferno awaiting you

Heading out on a road to loss
Cynical, you must bear the cross
Keep the balance at eternal cost
Until deeds redeem your soul

Hellblazer
Hellblazer
Hellblazer
Hellblazer

Rejected pleas are crucified
Unto this servant now abide
There is no breaking down these walls
Accept your fate without recourse

Heading out on a road to loss
Cynical, you must bear the cross
Keep the balance at eternal cost
Until deeds redeem your soul

Hellblazer
Hellblazer
Hellblazer
Hellblazer

5. Live As One Already Dead

Through the darkness and the din
Hope’s the fading light that flickers in the distance

When all minds align
Conspire in time
Faced with the fallen divide

So live as one, already dead
Face your fears
Betray the dread
Live as one, one already dead

I see a world that’s losing hope
Empty prayers of lives evoke
The setting down, to watch it fade away

So live as one, already dead
Face your fears
Betray the dread
Live as one, one already dead

Already dead

Into the face of falling
Lost by the false cries calling

So live as one, already dead
Face your fears
Betray the dread
Live as one, one already dead

Already dead

6. The Fateful Dark

Forced from reason and carved into stone
A shrine to sorrow that stand alone

Our leaders from future to past
From the wreckage, forced to last

It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
The cries of all
It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
Behold the fall

The fateful dark

Seeking refuge the hurt lingers on
Repel to suffer, and shatter the void

Our leaders of future and past
From the holy, bereft of class

It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
The cries of all
It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
Behold the fall

Soul shatters, to mirror the void
The cracks that splinter, awaken the evermore

It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
The cries of all
It’s of the mark, the fateful dark
Behold the fall

The fateful dark

7. Zero Hour

The day has come, the lies are gone
The weakness cries, the sky undone
And all abound, to which lay waste
As reasons lost and in their place

Memories are tainted
The lines that crack the sky
The march to depravation
Assuring no one with their

Words of solace
Cast to the fire
All is lost
With words untrue
They wait in line for the

Zero hour!
Zero hour!
They wait in line for the
Zero hour!
Zero hour!
They wait in line for the
Zero hour!

And in sleep the thoughts remain
A prisoner of this domain
Setting down what once was lost
Without a thought to count the cost

Privacy forsaken
The iron grip of fear
The crushing weight of power
Manipulating with their

Words of solace
Cast to the fire
All is lost
With words untrue
They wait in line for the

Zero hour!
Zero hour!
They wait in line for the
Zero hour!
Zero hour!
They wait in line for the
Zero hour!

You’re never free, not only me
You’re never where I want to be
All in life is lost in death
As they mourn to set you free

Zero hour!

8. Hammered Down

Mastery, perfect the art of tyranny
Misery, propagate indignity

For all
Justice evades
Control
Guilty of
Perjury, test the edge of sanity
Villainy, cast into uncertainty

To fall
Between the cracks
Corrode
Resolve remains intact

Hammered down!
You’re smashed into the ground
Hammered down!
Don’t breathe, don’t make a sound
Hammered down!
From hidden watchmen found
Hammered down!
They’ll crush your spirit
Then they’ll bring the hammer down

Hammered down!
Hammered
Hammered down!
Hammered

Destiny, breaking down of rivalry
Supremacy, smashed beyond diplomacy

To fall
Between the cracks
Corrode
Resolve remains intact

Hammered down!
You’re smashed into the ground
Hammered down!
Don’t breathe, don’t make a sound
Hammered down!
From hidden watchmen found
Hammered down!
They’ll crush your spirit
Then they’ll bring the hammer
Bring the hammer
Bring the hammer down

9. Scavengers Of Mercy

Sanctified unholy dreams
Death premature
Vindicated memories
Caught evermore

Time will tell
Guilt repel
Primitive
Born in hell

Vilified, ungodly force
Defiling grace
Blackened misery dictates
Enforced arms race

Time will tell
Guilt repel
Primitive
Born in hell

Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy

All for one!
Slave to pain!

Agony, self-loathing hordes
Bestowing fate
Parasitic suffering
Baring on hate

Time will tell
Guilt repel
Primitive
Born in hell

Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy
Scavengers!
Of mercy

10. The Cursed Earth

The enemy lines, distorted by time
Division of life breeding crime
Wicked distrust and power they lust
Oppression of will stamped to dust
The outstretched hand, beckoning forth
Calling the weak ones that fall
Into their graves, open as wounds
Shield the spectres to mourn

Shadows of loss
Remain to count the cost
Welcome to

The cursed earth

Social divides, enacted by lies
Built on enforced suicide
Separate lives, now intertwined
Imprison the captives like swine
Protection the veil, the only way out
The fight to exist doomed to fail
Collectivist hell, expression denies
The weakening failure is fought

Shadows of loss
Remain to count the cost
Welcome to

The cursed earth

The nemesis hides, corrupted by time
Desolate wastelands decay
As poverty claims, the stricken assault
The crushing defeat brings to halt
Dystopian march, consuming the earth
Surveillance of life brought unheard
Soldiers are brought, humanity stripped
Broken and scarred they submit

Shadows of loss
Remain to count the cost
Welcome to

The cursed earth