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Vowed to Decline

by Toward The Throne

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    New album "Vowed to Decline" in Deluxe Digipak 6-panel (with booklet).

    Tracklist:
    01. Opposed (In Every Way)
    02. Neogenesis
    03. In the Name of Salvation
    04. The Ashes of Pain
    05. Still, Denial
    06. Per Ignes Mortuus
    07. From Contempt to Graves
    08. The Sorrow
    09. The Sower of all our Beings
    10. The Inevitable Trail of the Fall
    11. Blown Dust: A Pointless Story

    Download card included.

    Artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

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    - "Vowed to Decline" physical album (Deluxe Digipak 6-panel with booklet)
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    - Exclusive signed postcard
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    - Exclusive signed postcard
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1.
All around, you're walking like the dead, in the pursuit of nothingness. The ground creaks under the weight of your uselessness, gnawed by sadness and hate. / I smell ignorance in your eyes, but you can't stop spreading lies. / We're no fellows! (In any way!) Though I've tried, despite my pains, no matter how, we're opposed in every way. / Disunited to defy, you still can't stop spreading lies!
2.
Neogenesis 04:10
In the glory of your mind, we'll set the fire. Your conception of life is leading to crime. / Bury the bodies like everything's fine. We carry the heaven, and we'll be doing it right. / We are the seeds of genesisthe ones that you murder, now carry your crimes.
3.
You have no faith in destiny. I got no chance in the pictures I see. A bloodless flesh in atrophy. The saddened ends in apathy. Kill the rest, delight the guilt. Keep away reality. Be the one you've always been, forget the life you've planned to live. / Run away from quandary, you never proved your bravery. Feared, in jealousy, I've always been your enemy. See the truth, delight the guilt. Keep away reality. Taste my potency, forget the life you've planned to live. / Violence: that's all I ever see. Silence: that's all I need to hear. In the name of salvation.
4.
Not a wound, such an eon, I bury the ashes of pain. / These feelings still engraved in my spirit inflamed, led to harm. I wished I could keep them alive, unbroken, not like a punishment. / You ruined them! You messed up all the good times we spent together. You failed it! You filled these memories with your childish fury, your hate, forever! / Symbols of hate. Symbols of pain. / You sowed the ashes of pain. Every grain, buried down. Your raised the kingdom of rain. Every stone, burning down. / This evil still awake as a pursue my fate, strewn with pitfalls. I wished I could emerge unscathed, but my spirit still roar. / Symbols of hate. Your ghouls above my head! Symbols of pain. Your bleary ghost is my cross!
5.
You twisted the blade so many times, I ran out of patience to pretend. My days are timed by fears. I try as I might, I can not find any word to release. / You've lit up the flame a hundred times. I still can not see clearly in your mind. What should I say, vowed to decline. I may have flaws, but I am who I am. / Despair, deepest hopes collapse. It's prowling still, denial.
6.
They may have been right to believe in a prolonging, while our bodies are nothing but flesh to mutilate. They may have been right to pray for better days, as I see no hope's allowed from today. / They may have been right to try to convince themselves of altruism, while I look at you, and then you look at me, as perfect strangers. They may have been right. / Because in the end, we'll all be falling down in the same coffin, sinisterly dead.
7.
Revel in living on its own, a smile has never been a crime. No heir to the throne to make thus human beings. / No glory in your preconceived system, no faith in the future of your mind. / From contempt to graves. Ignite the consciences, revive the sentence lost! From contempt to graves. / We fear the other, rejecting how we're born. Formatted, influenced, condemned to crush! / No glory in your preconceived system, no faith in the future of your mind. No shame to crush your fellowmen, no pity to trick the lion's share.
8.
The Sorrow 06:54
Life! From what you've made of it, is a poison, is an empty field. It is in everything around us, a fantasy, the screens, the grids, what you call ethics! Reality, as you know it, is a veil of smoke. Neither your deeds, nor your beliefs are yours. You are the puppet of a spirit made from scratch. / A pile of cells. You're spreading fear, as you can't control it. Your life is wretched! Your mind is no less. You are the puppet of a spirit made from scratch. / The role of know-it-all, the sense of being right. The truth, in your eyes, but it comes from their mind. The truth is in your eyes, but it comes from their mind. / Your end is near, but makes no sense at all. Embrace the sorrow!
9.
Instinct! Is all we got to carry you. As we're facing all the seedings of your filthy greed. Enemy of the father, son and holy spirit, your conspiracy is leading us... To fear! / Let's be the sower of all our beings! Locking up your siblings in a narrow steer. We stand! A quiet crowd, creeping wide. And we can see without the prism of lying. / A quiet crowd, creeping wide. We're waiting in our lairs to burn. A million minds of working hands. We won't fold under the pressure of your dogmas. / As we bury our own death grief. Let's be the sower of all our beings. / A quiet crowd, creeping wide. A million minds of working hands. / Instinct is all we got to carry you. As we're facing all the seeds. Enemy of the father, son and holy spirit, your conspiracy won't lead us to betray our tears. / As we bury our own death grief. Let's be the sower of all our beings.
10.
What's the sense of your pending lives? I see your future receding. Now your strengths are too weak to fight, what will you keep from these years of labor? Years of opportunities wasted, a survival made of work and time. What's your meaning of happiness? Was it worth it to live it? / My time has come to defend your name. Am I strong enough to see you falling away? / The trail to the downfall. We're all trapped within. The trail to the downfall. Am I strong enough to see you falling away?
11.
(instrumental)

about

“Vowed to Decline” is the culmination after years of introspection. Drawing its origins from traditional extreme scenes (Enslaved, At The Gates ...) as well as more recent and innovative movements (Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Deafheaven ...), the album offers a unique and unprecedented vision, mixing death metal gimmicks and black metal influences to a wave of melancholy, peculiar to our time. The resulting music is intense, intimate and unbridled.

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“Vowed to Decline” est l’aboutissement de longues années d’introspection. Puisant ses racines dans les scènes extrêmes traditionnelles (Enslaved, At The Gates…) autant que dans les courants novateurs plus récents (Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Deafheaven…), l’album propose une vision singulière et inédite, mêlant racines death metal et influences black metal à une vague de mélancolie propre à notre époque. En résulte une musique à la fois intense, intime et débridée.

credits

released October 8, 2021

Toward The Throne is :
Gauthier Ressel, Vocals & Bass
Jérémy Binsinger, Guitars
Fabrice Zuchowicz, Guitars
Julien Boguet, Drums

All instruments recorded from August to September 2020 in Alsace France - with the kind support of Cédric Duseyau

Reamped & Mixed by Gwen Kerjan at Slab Sound Studio, France
- www.slabsoundstudio.com

Mastered by Victor "V.Santura " Bullok at Woodshed Studio, Germany
- www.woodshedsudio.de

Produced by Gwen Kerjan and Toward The Throne
All songs performed by Toward The Throne
All lyrics written by Gauthier Ressel

Tracks 01, 03, 04, 06, 07, 10 & 11
composed by Jérémy Binsinger & arranged by Gauthier Ressel
Tracks 02, 05 ,08 & 09
composed by Gauthier Ressel and arranged by Jérémy Binsinger
Additional Arrangements by Gwen Kerjan

Artwork by Costin Chioreanu

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We are Toward The Throne, an atmospheric death metal newcomer and reviver from France, bending and filling the old school, almost disappeared spirit of the early 90's with a modern production, definitely steeped in melancholy.

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