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Tony Cordisco The EP was great, but this full length is a delivery on that potential in the best of ways. Fully realized, and any small quirks that might have held back the EP are fully worked out. The mixture of gothic Sisters of Mercy type rock with a clear love of old school metal is an absolutely thrilling combination, and the song writing is incredibly tight. This is the most fun you can have being sad, without a doubt. Favorite track: Blade And The Will.
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razzmatazz80 This may honestly turn out to be a classic album in the future. It's my album of the year for 2019 thus far, but I don't see anything outdoing it. It's been a long, long time since I listened to a record this heavily. Kinda makes me feel 18 again. Great mix of gothic and traditional heavy metal. Fresh sound. 10/10 do not sleep on it. Favorite track: Give Me To The Night.
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Colin M. Holy moly, this album fucking rips. I love the gothic heavy metal injected with punk energy vibe they've got. It's so damn addicting. Favorite track: Give Me To The Night.
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released May 10, 2019

This album was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and Falcon Studios in Portland, Oregon between November 2018 and January 2019.

All songs written by Gabriel Franco
All words by Gabriel Franco
Compositions by Franco, Vranizan, Silva
Engineer: Gabe Johnston
Production: Franco, Johnston, Silva
Mixing: Johnston, Franco
Mastering: Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Drum Tracking Engineer: Zack Ohren
Artwork: Adam Burke
Layout: Martin Van Valkenstijn
Logo: Daniel Porta at The Pit Forge

Gabriel Franco – Vocals, Guitar, Studio Bass
Sebastian Silva – Lead Guitar
Colin Vranizan – Drums

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Track Name: Give Me To The Night
Such a life without the light, do you fear to lose your sight?
Well it doesn’t bother me, cause you don’t see what I see
There’s a devil in my mind and the mysteries of time revealed
In the dark I’m running free, give to me your energy

Oh, give me to the night, give me to the ages, take me away
Give me to the night, give me to the ages, the darkness is calling

I don’t think of all the things that I will never be
I don’t think of all the places that I will never see
And I won’t get on my knees, for all the people I can’t please
But it seems to be so easy for you, so do it by yourself!

Oh, give me to the night, give me to the ages, take me away
Give me to the night, give me to the ages, the darkness is calling my name
…again and again and again!
Track Name: Dragon, Why Do You Cry?
I searched for you, for a thousand years
in my heart, I find you here
Look at me, with your ancient eyes
Dragon, why do you cry?

I know you’re getting older, you feel/fell behind but you’re forgetting
The world is make-believe, you’re still alive, you must keep dreaming

I dream of you, I dream of dragons
I’ll make you real

I’ve cried these tears, for a thousand years
And no one cares, no one hears me
If you were me, you’d understand
Young man, I am not real

I know my time is over, the fantasy has all but faded
The world is moving on and they won’t miss a lonely dragon

I don’t believe, believe in dragons
I don’t believe

No one cried on that fateful day
No holidays or grand parades
And why he came, it’s hard to say
…but no one cared as he flew away

I dream of you I dream of dragons
I dream of you, I still believe
I still believe, believe in dragons
I’m flying free
Track Name: A Single Solemn Rose
Give me some time I told you
means nothing to me now
I don’t know why I thought you
would ever come around

Out beyond the tracks
A moments hesitation
How could I not see
I was only 17!

Can we cut the back and forth, it doesn’t matter anymore
A gift for what its worth, alone, a single solemn rose
Before you go, know I don’t love you anymore
Be careful what you wish for

When I give you a chance you use it
Yeah, you make things clear
You beat it and abuse it
I can tell that you don’t care

Desperate with fear
Gripping tight to fantasy
I hate it when you’re here
Sitting next to me

Can we cut the back and forth, it doesn’t matter anymore
A gift for what its worth, alone, a single solemn rose
Before you go, know I don’t love you anymore
Be careful what you wish for, just like me!

Just a waste of time
And I think you knew
But I’ll be fine
Just like you