Dark Harvest (Album)

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released March 24, 2017

All music written by R.Cardellini, C. Beardy, V.Cardellini and T.Wyer. All lyrics written by G.Harris. All Rights Reserved.

Recorded during 2015 and 2016. All instruments recorded at Goldfinch Studios, Calgary, Canada by Vinnie Cardellini. Vocals recorded in various random rehearsal rooms at VIA Studios, Brisbane, Australia by Graham Harris. Mixed and mastered by Vinnie Cardellini at Goldfinch Studios.

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Hammerdrone Calgary, Alberta

Hammerdrone is a melodic death metal band. Their music mixes up intense aggression, dark atmosphere and elegant melodies to deliver songs that are both epic and catchy. Hammerdrone have been compared to the likes of Amon Amarth, early Soilwork, Behemoth and Rotting Christ.
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Track Name: Karakoram
I am the slate of lost emotion, I am the face of blank despair
That which crushes your spirit and body
In this cold and rarified air.

I will take my tithe: the one in four!
You will pay the price: one in four!

I am the king of snow and stone, I am the peak of deadly force,
That which claws the skin from your bones
As you traverse this dreadful course.

I will toll your lives: the one in four!
You will leave behind: one in four!

I loom
Massive and foreboding
Taunting you to try your courage.
Unyielding, immutable, indiscriminate.
I am my god and I am my temple
And you cannot 'conquer' me.

You cannot conquer me!

Now, you are in The Death Zone
I rob you of your senses,
I strip you of conceit
And then I sweep you to your doom...

I am the Savage Mountain!
Track Name: Ancestral Weight
I feel the weight
Of ancestors on my shoulders
Like their doom depends
On the choices that I make.
Observations from far horizons oppress me
I cannot bear these expectations – set me free!

One hundred generations,
A hundred thousand souls
Long for continuation...
Can you feel them watching you?
Can you feel them watching YOU?

Heavy is the burden
Of forlorn hopes and forgone dreams
Passed down to me
Through the genes of time.
A waterfall echoes through the ages (deafens me)
I can almost feel their exhortations – leave me be!

One hundred generations,
A hundred thousand souls
Long for continuation...
Can you feel them watching you?
Can you feel them watching YOU?

I feel this weight
Ancestral weight
Crushing me.
Track Name: Dark Harvest
Forty years have passed since you laid the island lifeless
In the night we slip ashore and gather earth and irony.
Now we have the weapons to challenge your indifference
So choose your reparations, or rapid education.

We are the Dark Harvest
We are the earth and sea,
We are the death angels
We are the memory:
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Earth's vengeance come for you…
We've come for you.

The earth is sick, the soil's stained with this injustice!
We have come to balance the scales: as you reaped so shall we sow.
Anthrax is the weapon by which you will sicken
So choose your course of remedy or choose instead to die...

We are the Dark Harvest
We are the earth and sea,
We are the death angels
We are the memory:
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Dark Harvest Commando!
We are the Earth's vengeance come for you…
Track Name: Black Bison
I see my God as he rises from the ashes and the dirt –
Baleful and full of hate!
I see my God and his horns are full of promised hurt,
His eyes are burning coals.
No herd of mountains has half this force
To shatter your dreams and strip you of your hope.

And I am trampled underhoof by the weight of this year,
My body and soul are broken down in the wake of the year.

Juggernaut of flesh
Massive flanks drip pitch,
And he comes like Death
And he comes like Death.
Black Bison, Black Bison, Black Bison swallows me!
Black Bison, Black Bison, Black Bison swallows me!

I see my God as he floods the plains of destiny
With the bile of intent.
I see my God and his hooves are stained with mortal men,
Malice hangs in the fog of his breath.
No lunar eclipse is half this dark –
It crushes your will and seeps into your heart.

And I am ground down to grist by the stone of this year,
I’m shredded and then I’m scattered wide in the storm of the year.

Juggernaut of flesh
Massive flanks drip pitch,
And he comes like Death
And he comes like Death.
Black Bison, Black Bison, Black Bison swallows me!
Black Bison, Black Bison, Black Bison swallows me!

I see my God
And his eyes have no mercy:
My life is not sacred
And I am not immortal
And I am not immortal.
Track Name: The Wasting Throne
My hands are coupled with the cold, black earth and
The chill of night is clasped around my bones;
The strength of Autumn fails and now expires and
For months the dark will now outlast the day...

I wait, with fear (I wield the bronze and steel)
To sight the pale, weak Sun (I wear the Rowan's mark)
The Goddess makes her wishes known (And the feather of the crow)
In the bleeding of the sky.

The crops are failing, my people fade
On our Southern border, we are assailed,
My eyes are shut to my Second Sight and
The spirits of our Dead have all abandoned me.

My vigil is my own
I'm King of the Wasting Throne.

The Solstice Sun will seal my fate (Here comes the Dawn, here comes the Dawn).
A bloody Sun will seal my fate (Here comes the Dawn, I feel my spirit break).

My eyes are burned by the strength of revelation
As my fickle Wife betrays me to my death;
I see the Coffin Ships, I see the Famine
But they drag me to the bog for sacrifice...

Slice off my teats (I am the King no more)
And hack at my body bared (with violence break the past)
Tie a rope around my neck (and chain my spirit here)
Then choke me 'til I die.

Into the peat
I pitch and then I sink
One hundred fighting generations
Curse this restless place,
Embalmed, condemned
I haunt this barren land
Forgotten and alone, my sorrow knows no end.

Two thousand years have passed,
Exhumed by time,
In the air I am released
To find my peace at last:
My spirit has been freed! * 3
Track Name: Collapse Of Reality
I feel the poison seeping from my bones again
Slowly, these milky clouds expand and rise
Dissolving into my bloodstream, carried by the current of anger
Like sorcery, it slowly picks me apart!

I am uncoupled – I am adrift
And what was once there before
Has been eclipsed (Eclipsed! Eclipsed!)

And now my breath is short, my chest compressed, I look down and my hands, they shake,
My thought’s a fugue, reason’s refused; I’m choking as I’m sliding down the spiral staircase…

I feel confusion permeate my flesh again
Unsettled emotions stir like bloody sediment
My mental pathways clogged with fear, buried by the future
I am collapsing, I am falling apart…

I am disturbed and I am sick
And the life I used to build on
Has left me bereft (Bereft! Bereft!)

And now my breath is short, my chest compressed, I look down and my hands, they shake.
My thought’s a fugue, reason’s refused; I’m choking as I’m sliding down the spiral staircase…

And, at its foot, I see her haggard face
White against the gloom, shrouded by a veil
And she beckons me on
To join her madness.
And she beckons me on…
And she beckons me on…
And she beckons me on…
Track Name: Lost In An Instant
Lost in an instant
A brief blinding flash of time
Pain overwhelms all senses
Disorientated,
Lost and disjointed
Tumbling over and falling down
The iron grip of a monster crushes my neck and spine
And as I hit the ground on all fours…

I am roaring
Roaring
I am roaring
I am fucking roaring!

I am the primal bear that hides within
You whom have attacked me, you will rue this day.
I am the primal bear that hides within
You whom have attacked me, you will rue this day.

Lost in an instant, a brief blinding flash of time
Thought flees this brutal assault
I am reduced, base and unmanned
The fierce surge of the present is all that matters.

I am the primal bear that hides within
You whom have attacked me, you will rue this day.
I am the primal bear that hides within
You whom have attacked me, you will rue this day.

You will rue this day!