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The Great Cessation (Reissue)

by YOB

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Burning eyes brim with tears Heavy heart clenched like a fist Grasping hope with hands in flames Burning ashes Burning to the core Wretched fools suffer fate In worlds that they made Sand slipping through fingers Wisdom in decay Burning the altar Ashes billow across the sky Burning the altar Burning the altar The ignorant rule the weak With iron law and wrathful deeds Eyes within eyes All seeing All mass delusion Trumpets to the fall Hollow psalms The drums of war Beating the stretched skin of the fallen Redirect the vision within now While the world ends
Dreaming despair Hurricane s eye Swollen with dread Spinning locust Strain in the smile Chilling winter What always was Always will be Will be no one All will remain Only I Imbed Ingrain Thorn in the eye Gods that are blind Remove Release the lie they call sin Unborn godhead Frozen fields of ice Ideals that chill like winter With visions from birth Branded Thrilled to enthrall The death of it all Swells They rise and they fall Merging one into all Waves crash into the shore I cannot fight any more
War obliteration war Within the whole Sow seeds of sorrow Sow the morrow’s first death For virtue For mercy For holiness We destroy All can’t escape The all cherished beliefs They fall like tears of lead They fall like the silence of heaven The war of ideas Strangle the miracle In the name of the gods We destroy
Where are you going with your greed? Sharpened razor’s edge Burst at the seems Fit to be tied tried and defied There’s no better time to die Where are you going with your pride? Face made of iron Heart locked inside Take for granted where you were born For the air you breathe As if it was yours Quiet desperation makes you want to scream With eyes like magnets Ambition like cancer Stomach like a drain Never content You can take enough to kill the pain Imploded narcissus Creating the false prophets Grind teeth Shallow breath Strangled from the inside Man becomes the ghost of his own creations Until he learns to swallow This molten world of pain
Will we ever see a time When it's enough When we see what we know Isn't all Of all that is Creating a world Of broken hearts Of tired eyes Living in this shell Like it was forever Close your eyes And let it go Breathe in the space Before you were born Crashing waves Grief and pain Is washed away Open to The great cessation Waves wash away Memories Wane and fade Open to The great cessation Will we ever see a time Without cause When we see what we know Never was It never was Churches Altars, shrines Caves in the heart Within the womb Raising our hands To a sky without end Watch the river pass by Passive on the shore Giving temptation Space to explore Dense guilt and guile Gently put to rest Reverberate through time Lives pass on and pass on The witness triumphant The death of the deathless one


Relapse is proud to present the deluxe reissue of YOB's The Great Cessation. Originally released in 2009, the trio's 5th full-length record is a master lesson in cosmic Doom. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. The Great Cessation is a flawless document of a band reformed and reinspired like never before. Ebbing and flowing between thunderous, skull-splitting riffage and rhythm to meditative moments of introspective psychedelia, The Great Cessation is an essential piece in the pantheon of YOB's illustrious output. This definitive edition has been completely remastered by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive) and includes stunning new artwork plus two bonus tracks (previously only available on vinyl).


released December 8, 2017

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