The Wretched Sun

by Iron Thrones

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The product of Scion's No Label Needed Contest & Series, and our final album.

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released July 27, 2010

Adam Clemans - Vocals
Steve Henningsgard - Guitars, Clean Vocals
Curtis Parker - Bass, Backing Vocals
Pete Clarke - Drums, Backing Vocals

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Will Putney

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Iron Thrones Minneapolis

Iron Thrones is a four-piece progressive metal band from Minneapolis, MN. Their music combines progressive death metal and post-metal, with elements of classic progressive and modern rock, as well as a variety of other extreme metal subgenres.

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Track Name: Like A Moth To Flame
Just a hollow shell making my way through life
Drawn in by the radiance of the light
The blinding beauty I see in your eyes
The first embrace
The warmth of your skin
Desire deceived
Like a moth to flame

The beginning of a great adventure,
I'll no longer walk this path alone
The fear of flying to close to the flame
never crossed my mind
If my wings do burn and I fall towards the ground,
our memories would be worth the fall

You left me without words
Tongue tied in a knot of anxiety
I knew I needed you
The blinding beauty I see in your eyes
The first embrace
The warmth of your skin
Desire deceived
Like a moth to flame

Spiraling towards a wavering brilliant moon,
Betrayed by the very instincts that guide my way
Although the unfamiliar glow
Should have warned me of blinded senses,
The smoldering heat could not dissuade my path

We are the ocean waves upon the crest
We could crash or we could flow
But only we will ever know

We are the ocean waves upon the crest
In a storm you are the only vessel,
Left untouched by the squall
A shining star that guides me home
Drawing me in
Like a moth to flame
Guide me home

Spread out over the distance
is the road that we shall walk
Step by step
Hand in hand
Track Name: Ever Flowing
The path goes on and on
But we walk hand in hand
Fighting off the swarm
The cold realization

That life is not what we expected
But we continue together and pick each other up
When the other has fallen

Flowing like the water that runs through the earth
And nobody knows where it will lead us,
Yet there is a sense of comfort in not knowing

As long as you're by my side then flow we shall,
No matter what the direction
The gravity of this endeavor determines our course

Forever is a word you mutter often,
Adding brick by brick to our foundation
But are we setting ourselves up for failure?

Time will tell

Every now and then we stumble and stutter,
Yet the outcome is always the same
We pick up our tired feet and carry on,
because I have you and you have me

The path goes on and on
but we walk hand in hand
fighting off the swarm.

Anything that comes our way
We will climb the steepest of mountains,
And break the strongest of barriers
Flowing like the water that runs through the earth.
Track Name: Against The Grain
A slowly winding wind
Carries me blindly towards the unknown
With fog as thick as death
I can only hope this is a dream

Why does this blinding radiant light
Not brighten the darkness within your eyes?

Out of the mist your figure appears
We walk down this shadowed path
But your feet never touch the ground
With hand in ghostly hand
Beneath a sky not of this world
Can you not see the sun your presence creates?

Why does this blinding radiant light
Not brighten the darkness within your eyes?

As a cold feeling grips my throat
I know that this moment is fleeting

There must be a way

Come back with me
Into the flesh and blood!
Is it not better to die with me
Than never to live at all?

But you were never there
You were never there
As I cry into her hollow chest again,
I'm reminded of the false reality that is

As I cry into her hollow chest again,
I awake

Is this a shell that become one with me?
Or did I dig too hard against the grain?
And as this room loses warmth
And the light fades from my eyes,
I'm haunted by your promises
That everything will be all right
Track Name: I Once Had The Crown
Standing on top of the world and looking down.
I'm mesmerized by the beauty of this light we have created.
As we watch the years pass us by, we sit together and let the music sleep in our ears.
This is how it was always supposed to be, just you and me.

The look in your eyes is slowly becoming distant.
But I dig my nails in deep and hold on for dear life.
Once our memories fade our footsteps will disappear.
The path will no longer be brightly lit by your tainted light.
I thought you were walking beside me, only to find out that you were never there.

I thought you carried me when only one set of footprints were visible.
Now I know I was walking alone.
You were never there.
Now I fear I must walk alone, and it makes me feel empty and cold.
My feet are heavier than ever before.
As the storm rolls in I prepare for war.
Stuck inside my own mind and lost within the sands of time.
Track Name: And The Sky Came Falling Down
I watched as the fissures formed
Splinters in the unbreakable sky
And as the pieces fell to earth
I knew my foundation of existence was lost

The path that lead us here is now nothing more than a barren wasteland.

This broken ground barely holds the weight of me
The foundation has dissolved to sand and mortar
The wretched sun no longer shines down on me
All light has gone from the sky

A ghostly road where we hear nothing but the whispers through the trees.
This is the day when the world shattered,
because the sky came falling down.
Now I barely speak. Now I barely sleep.
Trapped inside me is a tragic outcome.
This is now a hollowed version of me.

The path that lead us here is now nothing more than a barren wasteland.
Now the demon awakes inside these walls,
and tears into flesh that only bled for her.
Burned down and burnt out.
This pile of ashes no longer reflects
the radiance of the flames that we once created.
Instead it lies there as a reminder of hollow words
and hollow years that I never desired to see.