Visions of Light

by Iron Thrones

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Old Man Doom
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Old Man Doom Claude told me about these guys and he played some while I was visiting at the mortuary. I could've swore I seen two of the bodie lying there start twitching. Might of been the edibles but it was cool anyways. Fueled by alcohol and long cold days ice fishing this band has some great riffs. Favorite track: Cover of Smoke.
Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Mais qu'est donc devenu Iron thrones ? J'ai cherché sur le net, aux archives municipales, dans mon placard de salle de bain...Rien, à part cet album et un EP ! Dommage ! J'aime bcp ce death prog à la Opeth (sans chant clair) matiné de post-metal. Revenez les gars ; c'était pour rire ! Favorite track: Heart of the Light.
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released November 21, 2009

Produced & Engineered by Steve Henningsgard
Additional Engineering by Jake Wagner
Mixed by Steve Henningsgard and Jake Wagner
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering

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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: The Dark Design
We rot inside the depths of our own minds
Seeking a place of comfort but instead finding only turmoil and disorder
Utter disarray disrupts inner harmony
As we search for the catalyst that lies within us all,
They are perched on their thrones awaiting our downfall
And until I seek what is truly mine,
I will not see past the dark design
Brick by brick they build a wall,
Brick by brick they will blind us all
We must stray from the pack and be our own
We must be the candle in this cold dark room
With our flame ever rising, freeing us from this tomb
Can this be that we've been deceived?
Within these four walls a small flame breathes, and reaches for the sky
We rot inside the depths of the dark design.
Track Name: Heart of the Light
I believe there is beauty within the deep, hidden from our eyes to see
This place where everything comes to life in disconnected pieces
Buried in the desperate words of desperate men
Stare into the mirror, afraid of what's inside
The sun will burn away all desire the sun will heal us with its fire
I believe there is beauty within the deep, hidden from our eyes to see
This place where everything comes to life in disconnected pieces
Buried in the desperate words of desperate men
Sitting silently, feeling the beat of my heart,
Waiting for a sound to, come and take, take me away
Dancing in the heart of the light, shadows stir desperate for life,
This troubled mind will find relief, in the wake of disbelief
I came to feel the fire, let it come for me
Take my hand and steady my sway,
Take my hand and steady my sway,
I came to feel the fire, let it come for me
Waiting for the light to fade, watching as the flames consume,
Everything will burn (in our eyes)
Everything will burn (in our eyes)
There's a voice in the heart of the light, pulling me in
My head is pounding now, to the rhythm of the glow
I can feel the fire now,
I can feel the flames move in,
I can see the end of the road,
Now I can finally sleep.
Track Name: Still Waters
We all scratch at the walls,
Trying to get some kind of grip,
In hopes of finding our way out of the fog,
And have our eyes be graced by the vivid brightness,
The beauty that lies outside the boundaries.
This docile valley struggles to breathe,
Void of reality,
And complexed by depression,
The water still rises just as a string section,
This music for the first time has hit my ears,
This never changing life,
I must erase,
Determination gleaming in my eyes like tears,
I believe this is the first time I've seen my real face,
Please believe,
Let your true colors be your guide,
For you are the only resident of your mind,
Together lets escape these still waters,
Let this current flow no more,
Turn out it's light and shut the door.
Track Name: The Final Farewell
Desire for your embrace,
Enchantment takes hold,
Leaves me gasping for air
Tonight while I slumber 'neath the silent hum,
Mere footsteps speak of splendor,
Tomorrow bring my love to me
Pale skin shimmers in the night,
Eyes close with wonder, arms caress with tenderness,
Your body is mine tonight
Together we rise,
Neath the moonlit sky,
Fixated on the darkness
Echoes that no longer return,
Carry on to be lost and never heard again
The strongest foundation begins to crack
Lay beside you motionless in he moonlight
You still sleep with thoughts benign
Ghost of a man inside, left behind
Empty of form and removed of shape,
Bounded by grey
Track Name: Illumination
If my eyes were as blind as you said they are,
Following a misdirected view of purpose
Where am I? (Am I blind?)
Where am I?
And where am I going?
I'm strangled by the overwhelming sense of the foreboding
Behind the essence of time, here I lie
Here I lie
These blinders have not yet shaped my sight,
This illumination will save me yet
Sometimes I've been mistaken for the barely alive,
But not this time
When I feel like I carry the weight of the world,
I only see further now.
When I feel like I carry the weight of the world.
Track Name: Cover of Smoke
Dreams have led me here,
Lost in silence,
The darkness surrounds,
Searching for something more
I can feel a breath of air,
Rising to touch pale skin
A gentle caress brings me back
I'll wait for you, locked away
I hold the key to this room
I hope you find, find your way,
Lost within the cover of smoke a voice cries out,
I will save you from yourself
Here we wait while hope still sleeps,
The beautiful entry now a solid door to pass through
The water breaks against stone,
We find ourselves close to home
Lost within the cover of smoke a voice cries out,
You are not alone,
I will save you,
Lost within the cover of smoke a voice cries out,
You are not alone,
I will save you from yourself
There are statues along the way to keep us safe,
Below the sand disappears,
And our footprints fade in the wake
The trail left behind escapes under the cover of night
Moving into the dim light,
We have made it at last
This is ours alone,
This is ours to hold
and never let go.
Track Name: Shadows Revealed
We've followed these set paths for far too long,
And our feet grow weary of the familiar
Our minds strive for a conduit of expression,
Yet we shiver in the cold,
Alone in the darkness
When we reach for the stars,
They only seem further away,
But that never stopped us and today is our day
With these shadows revealed,
Our reflection is finally true
This time we will never stop reaching,
Until we are consumed by the light,
Inching our way from darkness,
To forever escape its cold bite
In a place of peace is where we shall be,
For the rest of our days
This is our creation in every way.