Empire

by Karkaos

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released March 7, 2014

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Karkaos Montreal, Québec

Founded by Vincent Harnois in 2003 under a different name, Karkaos soon evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated metal act hailing from Montreal, Canada. Melodic yet heavy, this female-fronted band succeeds in targeting an immensely wide audience thus establishing a vast following within just a few short years. ... more

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Track Name: Leap Of Faith
This is the march of the Grand Rebellion
This is the Ode to La Resistance
This is the march of the Grand Rebellion
This is the Ode to La Resistance

As darkness surrounds me
I can hear a voice.
It cries out for vengeance:
"Kill the Beast!"

"We have been deceived!
Beaten and abused!
Please deliver us!"
Said, Caesar.

"Can you stand alone?"

One by one
My enemies fall
With my sword
I now strike them down
It is time to redeem... Peace!

I walk past vast wastelands of misery
The sound of war drums resounding in my head
Holding to my blissful memories
Avoid obliteration
A catastrophy!

As darkness surrounds me
I can hear a voice.
It cries out for vengeance:
"Kill the Beast!"

"We have been deceived!
Beaten and abused!
Please deliver us!"
Said, Caesar.

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"Can you stand alone?"

One by one
My enemies fall
With my sword
I now strike them down
It is time to redeem... Peace!

"What's this you speak of?
Insanity!
Assume position!
What can you see?"

"We've lost control!
We've been dismayed!
They've hit us hard
With shrapnel rain.
This altercation has led
To the extinction of our kind!"

This is the march of the Grand Rebellion
This is the Ode to La Resistance
This is the march of the Grand Rebellion
This is the Ode to La Resistance

Can you stand alone?
Against the storm?

The men now march
One by one
Against the storm

The men now march
One by one
Against the storm
Track Name: Depths Of Madness
What lives beneath these grounds?
Reeks of famine and death!
What stalks and preys on the living?
Yet leaves…

…not a single trace!

Chills down my spine I can feel it creeping
My Soul is intertwined I can feel it haunting me

Each night, he draws me into the dark
Speaks of the lies
The kind that despairs
Singing to me
Cursed melodies

It's madness!

What oppresses the frail with his whispers
of loathing and rage?
Dissuades the fearful masses …

… drives them insane!

Chills down my spine 'Can feel it watching me
My Soul is intertwined ‘ He's locked me down

Each night, he draws me into the dark
Speaks of the lies
The kind that despairs
Singing to me
Cursed melodies

It's madness!

Each night, he taunts me into his lair
Speaks of the times
He ruled mankind
Singing to me

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Profanities

It's madness! (Whispers echoing)

I WILL END YOU

Sever the head
Sever the wings
Pierce through his leather skin

Sever the head
Sever the wings
Pierce through his leather skin

Chills down my spine 'I can feel it squirm in pain
My Soul is intertwined ‘ I've locked him down

Each night, he draws me into the dark
Speaks of the lies
The kind that despairs
Singing to me
Cursed melodies

It's madness!

Each night, he taunts me into his lair
Speaks of the times
He ruled mankind
Singing to me
Profanities

It's madness!

Sever the head
Sever the wings
Pierce through his leather skin
Track Name: The Condemned
I AM A LIGHT
LOST THROUGH THE NIGHT

DECRETUM!

HERE I STAND AT THE DESOLATE
EDGE OF COMPLETE DESPERATION
HOW COULD HE RALLY THESE PEOPLE
TO HOLD A TRIAL AGAINST ME?

I WAS DELIVERANCE
I ANSWERED TO YOUR PLEA

SEEKERS OF TRUTH
WHY DO YOU CONDEMN THE ONE
WHO CONFRONTED THE BEAST?

SAVIOR OF MEN
WHY DO YOU STAND SO SILENT?

TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE
THERE'S NO ESCAPE
FROM THE CALAMITY
THAT LAYS AHEAD

HERE I STAND PERSECUTED
CONFRONT ADVERSITY'S LIES
THEY STAND PERCHING HIGH AND MIGHTY
JUDGING AND I WONDER THE FATE
I DREAD

I WAS DELIVERANCE
I ANSWERED TO YOUR PLEA

SEEKERS OF TRUTH
WHY DO YOU SENTENCE THE ONE
WHO CONFRONTED THE BEAST?

SAVIOR OF MEN
WHY DO YOU STAND
SO SILENT?

TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE
THERE'S NO ESCAPE
FROM THE CALAMITY
THAT LAYS AHEAD

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THY WILL BE DONE
THEIR TIME WILL COME

VERUM DICERE
VERUM DICERE

I AM THE LIGHT
PEERS THROUGH THE NIGHT
I AM THE LIGHT
PEERS THROUGH THE NIGHT

I WAS DELIVERANCE

I ANSWERED TO YOUR PLEA

THY WILL BE DONE
THEIR TIME WILL COME

SEEKERS OF TRUTH
WHY DO YOU CONDEMN THE ONE
WHO CONFRONTED THE BEAST?

SAVIOR OF MEN
WHY DO YOU STAND
SO SILENT?

TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE
THERE'S NO ESCAPE
FROM THE CALAMITY
THAT LAYS AHEAD

TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE
THERE'S NO ESCAPE
FROM THE CALAMITY
THAT LAYS AHEAD

I AM PERSECUTED
BUT NEVER FORSAKEN

I AM STRUCK
BUT NEVER DESTROYED

VERUM DICERE
VERUM DICERE
Track Name: Echoes Of Perpetuity
UNLEASH THE FURY
UNLEASH THE FIRE....

GATHER AROUND THE ORACLE
THE WINDS OF WAR NOW WHISPER
THE PRIESTESS UTTERS A PREDICTION
INHALING MYSTIC VAPORS

SHE REVEALS IN A STATE OF EUPHORIA
THERE'S NO TIME FOR MOURNING, CEASE HIS TERROR

THIS IS A PROCLAMATION
TO WAGE WAR AGAINST HIS NATION
THIS IS A CONFRONTATION
THIS CAN NO LONGER GO ON

YEAH, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
IT'S NOW OR NEVER
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
THE WORLD'S TO CONQUER

LET GO OF ALL ANGUISH AND FEARS
THE TIME HAS COME TO FREE THIS LAND
ENGULFED BY ENDLESS CONFLICT
TO END CEASAR'S REIGN OF TERROR

SHE REVEALS IN A STATE OF EUPHORIA
THERE'S NO TIME FOR MOURNING, END HIS DEVIOUS WAYS

THIS IS A PROCLAMATION
TO WAGE WAR AGAINST HIS NATION
THIS IS A CONFRONTATION
THIS CAN NO LONGER GO ON

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YEAH, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL!

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
IT'S NOW OR NEVER

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
THE WORLD'S TO CONQUER

YEAH

SHE REVEALS IN A STATE OF EUPHORIA
THERE'S NO TIME FOR MOURNING, CAST DOWN HERESY

ENTER THE ALLIANCE
MY DESTROYERTHIS IS A PROCLAMATION
TO WAGE WAR AGAINST HIS NATION
THIS IS A CONFRONTATION
THIS CAN NO LONGER GO ON

THE FINAL PROCLAMATION
TO WAGE WAR AGAINST HIS NATION
THE FINAL CONFRONTATION
THIS CAN NO LONGER GO ON

"UNLEASH THE FURY
UNLEASH THE FIRE
FIGHT THIS ILLUSION...
DESTROYER
Track Name: Blood, Sweat And Tears
BLOOD
SWEAT
TEARS

BEYOND THE SHIRE AND MEADOWS
CLOUDS OF DUST CLOAK THE PLAINS
GALLOPING STEEDS AHEAD

HE TRAVELS BOLDLY AND WITHOUT FEAR
LIKE HE, WE MUST RISE AS ONE
WITH THE ETERNAL SUN

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
DO NOT SUCCUMB DEAR

HOWLS THROUGH THE NIGHT
A CALL TO HIS BROTHERS

TO WAR WE RIDE
CHANTING TO RAISE OUR SPIRITS
WITH STEEL AND BANNERS HIGH

JUSTICE WE CRY
WE MUST LIVE TO FIGHT FOR THIS
THIS IS OUR BATTLE HYMN

BLOOD
SWEAT
TEARS

WE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE MOON
ONE FINAL CALL NOW ECHOES
THROUGH THE BLUSTEROUS NIGHT

WE TRAVEL BOLDLY AND WITHOUT FEAR
LIKE HE, WE ALL RISE AS ONE
WITH THE ETERNAL SUN

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
DON'T LOSE HOPE MY LOVE

HOWLS THROUGH THE NIGHT
TO YOUR ARMS I SHALL RETURN

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TO WAR WE RIDE
CHANTING TO RAISE OUR SPIRITS
WITH STEEL AND BANNERS HIGH

JUSTICE WE CRY
WE MUST LIVE TO FIGHT FOR THIS
THIS IS OUR BATTLE HYMN

BLOOD
SWEAT
TEARS

MARSHALL THE MEN
PREPARE THEM FOR BATTLE
STAND GUARD
FOR THE ENEMY RIDES ON

CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!

STABBING! SHEARING! CRUNCHING BONES!
STABBING! SHEARING! CRUNCHING BONES!

MARSHALL THE MEN
PREPARE THEM FOR BATTLE
STAND GUARD
FOR THE ENEMY RIDES ON

TO WAR WE RIDE
CHANTING TO RAISE OUR SPIRITS
WITH STEEL AND BANNERS HIGH

JUSTICE WE CRY
WE MUST LIVE TO FIGHT FOR THIS
THIS IS OUR BATTLE CRY

BLOOD
SWEAT
TEARS
Track Name: Fallen Empire
YOU HAVE THREADED ON MY DREAMS FOR FAR TOO LONG
BEWARE!
IS IT WORTH TO PAY THE PRICE?

I LIVE (ECHO)
I BREATHE (ECHO)
I DREAM (ECHO)
I FEEL (ECHO)

FOR YEARS I TRIED TO FIND THE ONE
REFINED TO PASS INTO IT'S MYST

I'LL TAKE YOUR LIFE!
I WILL CHOKE THE VIPER
MACHIAVELLIAN!

SOMETHING DEEP WITHIN ME
EMBRACES THESE VISIONS
I BOW DOWN TO NO MAN
I AM THE ICONOCLAST

IT SLITHERS
INCANTATIONS
FALSE PROPHECIES

YOU HAVE THREADED ON MY DREAMS FOR FAR TOO LONG
BEWARE!
IS IT WORTH YOUR SACRIFICE?

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I LIVED (ECHO)
I BREATHED (ECHO)
I DREAMED (ECHO)
I FELT (ECHO)

FOR YEARS I KNEW I'D FIND THE ONE
A MAN? A SAVIOR? TO END IT ALL!

I'LL END YOUR LIFE
I'VE NO DESIRE TO SUFFER
AGAIN!

SOMETHING DEEP WITHIN ME
EMBRACES THESE VISIONS
I BOW DOWN TO NO MAN
I AM THE ICONOCLAST

MY KILLING IS FUELED BY RAGE
I OWE ALLEGIANCE TO NO KING

I AM THE ANTITHESIS OF YOUR SPECIMEN
I AM THE ANTIDOTE TO CLEANSE THIS LAND FROM YOUR SINS
I AM THE ANTITHESIS OF YOUR TANTRIC RITUALS
I AM THE ANTIDOTE TO YOUR ESOTERIC CULT
Track Name: Awaiting The Clock's Last Turn
Distorted perceptions
Arising from their minds
This is not my consciousness
This is their darkened souls

Wake up, i'm soaken in cold sweat
So messed up, I'm losing my mind
Reason seems so far-fetched
Demons, purge them away

End is near!

As legion echoes voices,
they take a hold of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can it be
Apocalyptic visions,
they take control of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can this be

Outnumbered by the malign
One nation chose to fall
Predicted, these are the signs
Destruction, the stars align

Stop screaming, I never said
we'd get out of here alive

Wake up, i'm soaken in cold sweat
So messed up, I'm losing my mind

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Reason seems so far-fetched
Demons, purge them away

We're losing control!

As legion echoes voices,
they take a hold of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can it be
Apocalyptic visions,
they take control of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can this be

What have we done
Skies are tainted red
Blood on our hands
Time's running out

As legion echoes voices,
they take a hold of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can it be
Apocalyptic visions,
they control of me
There's nothing left to save us,
how can this be
Track Name: Eden
NOW SET ME FREE

I CRUSADER, HAVE SET SAIL ON SILVER WINGS
TRAVELED ACROSS UNSETTLING SCENERIES
RESULTING IN MY NEAR DEMISE,
AN IMPENDING FATALITY

I WILL NEVER GIVE IN
I WILL NEVER BOW DOWN
I WILL NEVER GET DOWN ON MY KNEES
DO REMEMBER

WE THE REBORN UNDER SCORCHING SKIES
WE WILL NOT BE CAST DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

WE THE REBORN UNDER FLAMING STARS
WE WILL NOT BE SHONE DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

ONE NATION ARISE
ALL NATIONS ARISE
MILITIA
ARISE

WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN
WE WILL NEVER BOW DOWN
WE WILL NEVER GET DOWN ON OUR KNEES
DO REMEMBER

WE THE REBORN UNDER SCORCHING SKIES
WE WILL NOT BE CAST DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE ARE MADE OF

WE THE REBORN UNDER FLAMING STARS
WE WILL NOT BE SHONE DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE ARE MADE OF

THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL
DISTURBING MY OLD SOUL
BUT I CAN'T DECEIVE THEM

THE STRONG LINK BETWEEN US
TO BREAK WHAT WE'RE TOLD
AND TO REGAIN CONTROL

YET THEY CALLED IT THE END

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AND THEY CALLED IT THE END

IT FOUND ME AGAIN

I'VE BEEN TO HELL AND BACK AGAIN
KEEP WALKING TOWARDS THE SUN

I SHALL NOT FALL PREY TO MY WICKED THOUGHTS AND DARKEST FEARS
I WILL NOT WALK INTO THE VALLEY OF DEATH WITHOUT MY SHIELD
I SHALL NOT FALL PREY TO HER WICKED GRIP AND TEMPTING WAYS
I WILL NOT WALK INTO THE VALLEY OF DEATH WITHOUT MY SHIELD

ONE NATION ARISE
ALL NATIONS ARISE
MILITIA
ARISE

AS THE PATH TO DARKNESS OPENS ONCE MORE
MY HAVEN IS NOW AN ILLUSION
I, CONQUEROR, SAVOR A VICTORY
IN A WORLD THAT TURNED INSANE

WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN
WE WILL NEVER BOW DOWN
WE WILL NEVER GET DOWN ON OUR KNEES
DO REMEMBER

WE THE REBORN UNDER SCORCHING SKIES
WE WILL NOT BE CAST DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

WE THE REBORN UNDER FLAMING STARS
WE WILL NOT BE SHONE DOWN
THEY'LL SEE WHAT WE'RE MADE OF

WE THE REBORN
WE ARE LEGION
WE WILL STAND STRONG

WE THE REBORN
WE ARE LEGION
WE WILL STAND STRONG
WE'LL NEVER BE CAST DOWN