Petrichor

by Iron & Stone

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Mike Williams I fell in love with this album after hearing the opening the track and had to own everything this band has ever produced. That first song was THAT GOOD!!! There is substance throughout the album, though. Really, there's not a bad track on it. Interlude is kind of shocking, as it being an acoustic track is out of step with the rest of the album, but it is still an excellent sounding instrumental and a nice break before resuming rocking out. Favorite track: Avalanche.
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about

„Back when we started Iron & Stone in 2012 we never even dreamed of doing a full length album. We never thought about going further than the songs for the initial EP. With ‘Petrichor’ we surpassed all expectations we had in the project back then … and there is even more to come.”

"Petrichor" is released on vinyl and cd on Backbite Records:
backbiterecords.bandcamp.com

credits

released November 3, 2017

All music and lyrics written by Iron & Stone.
Recorded and mixed from May 2016 to November 2016 by Iron & Stone.
Mastered by Andreas Brunke.

Artwork by Iron & Stone.
Backcover photo by Jens Klaus.
Inner photo by Rilana Lührig.

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Track Name: Avalanche
This world does change
They got it going
Thousand words can’t stop it

Under a black shining sun
All hope is lost
The hearts of men have grown cold
And animosity reigns over us
Has us by the throat
The hate exposed in
The avalanche

Storms sweeping across the land
The vanguard of terror is here
Amidst the unfathomable
Subservience
You choose yourself which crown to bear
Which throne to serve
Discomfort gives way to fear
Until the wrath consumes
All reason and wisdom ends
And animosity reigns over us
Has us by the throat
The hate exposed in
The avalanche

Hate mongers triggered the Flood
Here comes the avalanche

The dawn of the saviour changed all that we are
The dawn of the saviour armageddon will start
The avalanche unleashed breaks the barriers in the mind
The avalanche unleashed hold your breath it won’t pass
The avalanche unleashed denies all we ever learned
The avalanche unleashed resuscitates our darkest past
Track Name: Vortex
Come step forward
You want to see it clear
Feel the tension rising high
For all that matters Is here in front of us
Elusive prospects of purpose
Rest assured i am lost in this world just as much as you
Before all i will sort out what keeps me from moving on

Can‘t change it
The given course of life
There‘s no control
The vortex alone is ultimate truth

Exposed to fear for years
Deaf blind and numbed
All through these years causing pain
A life in vain
The decoy that i chased worked out
Rest assure there is more to this life than this hunt we’re in
Before all i will ignore the shards and their reflection

Can‘t change it
The given course of life
There‘s no control
The vortex alone is ultimate truth

No one will come to save us
To come to find us
To come to erase our angst
And no one is right
In this crunching defeat
It’s a struggle and strive
For some clarity

All that once was will fade away
And the waves will break over you
This world will speak in different tongues
This world is in an endless abyss
The vortex alone is ultimate truth
Track Name: Deserts
All that what i am saying
Been told a thousand times
It will never be one too much
Never repeated enough
My voice will get just louder
As your choir is cranking up
Volume doesn’t prove content
Screaming doesn’t make you right

Loneliness inside
Lost beyond control
The joyful throes of life choking words of hate
Words in vain

Unable to feel sorrow
Blind eyes glare in the dark
Desperately reaching out
Feverish souls are numb
The futile non-event
You have been longing for
Supremacy of petty minds
Foolishness of weaker man

Loneliness inside
Lost beyond recall
The joyful throes of life choking words of hate
Words in vain
Trail of dead

Unveiling anguish a frail costume collapses
It‘s a surrender to the void in blind obedience to a faith
Oh how the rats will lead the way
In spite of everything you‘ve learned
Denying our collective lore
The horizon crashes down on you
Your life has withered away pathetic efforts fail
The joyful throes of death

In this desert you walk alone
And in the end only regret
A barren land a life undone
Hear my words
Track Name: Caves
Everything you hear you‘ve heard before
Underpinning senseless thoughts
The facts and figures all are blurred
I hate to see what you‘ve become
I am witnessing first hand selective cognition
There is something you should know these walls are closing in

Hey living down in the deepest cave
The echo chamber here fiction becomes truth
The echo chamber your transmission is on constant repetition now

Bouncing back the words you want to hear

But In the end now one will ask how
One distant past this all could start
The prophecies and every warning have been ignored and ridiculed
I am stunned and appalled now by so much bigotry
And the truth you propagate evidently nonsensical

Hey living down in the deepest cave
The echo chamber here fiction becomes truth
The echo chamber your transmission is on constant repetition now

Into the vastness of the echo cave
Into the promised land an enclosed space fake writing‘s on the wall
There is a looming mass arising that fades out reality
Voices join into choir of
The Serpent’s lullaby

All hope is lost when all reflection ends
Track Name: Monolith
The ravages of time has not taken its toll on you
As an eon has passed in a blink you are left unharmed
Season fade to ash and dust
Rising from the aftermath

Feel the pain and take a heart
Benefit from the all the hurt feel the pain
Break free from flaws
Trust in your instincts

Their prowess to follow has left them all alone
Idols and icons unmasked
Smoke and mirrors fail
A genuine soul that will prevail
Steadfast in the age of delusion

Feel the pain and take a heart
Benefit from the all the hurt feel the pain
Break free from flaws
Trust in your instincts

We are giving all in this life
We are giving all then we disappear
We are giving all in this life
We are giving all then we disappear

All we love we leave behind
Only our heritage overcomes time
You are the monolith

We are giving all in this life
We are giving all then we disappear
Break free from flaws
Trust in your instincts
You are the monolith
Track Name: Northern Lights
It takes all his will to suppress to scream
And as he walks away his shadows leave no trace
In contemplation of death
He lingers alone in the northern lights

He is just a reflection
In a sea of bliss
He finds contentment in irrelevance

In contemplation (of death)
There is a curse upon us all
Will you renounce this world
Or through denial you set the path to everlasting harm

From this world he feels detached
He is the alien that sees the weakness therein
A single day is thousand years
That were spent in vain when there is only pain
He walks through fire ignites himself and disengages

No other place to him causes serenity
Where truth and beauty all have become palpable

In contemplation (of death)
There is a curse upon us all will you renounce the world
Or through denial you set the path to everlasting harm
Track Name: Meander
How different is the world from not inside these walls
With some wider view
Nothing is the same everything will change
Oh can you feel it

Closed minds cause fear that will spread out infect our souls
Closed minds do starve empty and numb

Not long before bitterness grip increases
In your solitude
Only agony and twisted realities
No hope no courage

Rise above the sky and find your place meander wild
Rise from inside
A sullen life saved from wasting away

Another year again the course again has changed
Never rest nor flinch leave the beaten path
Keep meandering through life
Evade complacency
Rise above the sky and find your place meander wild

When I was younger it didn‘t matter that much
I took for granted the instincts that I trust
Now that I‘m older still haven‘t seen enough
This is a remedy against self hate and discontent
Track Name: Yugen
Beyond a stillness ethereal sights
An empty space shining from inside

Words confine the thoughts
Your eyes betray your soul
When the obvious fills the horizon
Unveil the beauty that prevails therein

A conscious mind clear and alert
The focus set falling deep to find
A world within the world
Stretches vast in front
The humble man he who is patient
Blurring the lines between all and himself
Look to the stars
As all the lightS go out
Into the depths we shall fall
Transcendent to the here and now

Face this world alone
Immerse into light
Face this world alone
Embrace the hidden
The vague and what‘s in the background
See into the mist
Imagination opens wide

Solemn an inner calm
Overpowered filled with awe senses never fail
But only reach so far
Something greater than what meets the eye
Is manifesting in the shadow behind
Look to the stars
As all the lights go out
Into the depths we shall fall
Transcendent to the here and now
Track Name: Petrichor
Dark clouds will roll in and block the sun
Foreshadowing the rise of agony
Selective perception blinding us all
All the trenches we tried so hard fill have become abysmal
And the victims of our forgotten wars an ignored cenotaph

And you have seen it coming
It was written in the wind
Dark is the dawning and fear it brings
Rotten seeds are sown
Rain on fertile soil
Petrichor the subtle smell of change

Shifting borders for sense of dignity
Eliminating our humanity
Creating a parallel reality
Gradually the world turns upside down anticipate our demise Germinating hate a slow but steady growth we must nip it in the bud

And we have seen it coming
It was written in the wind
Dark is the dawning and fear it brings
Rotten seeds are sown
Rain on fertile soil
Petrichor the subtle smell of change

We seem to have forgotten or deny teachings of the past and fallen prey to fear
Stricken with fear men turning
From simmering rage to wildfire
There never was much warning
Just the uneasiness we all felt

And you have seen it coming
It was written in the wind
Dark is the dawning and fear it brings
Rotten seeds are sown
Rain on fertile soil
Petrichor the subtle smell of change

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