A Kingdom Aflame

by Siren

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Siren's debut full-length album

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released May 30, 2015

All music and lyrics by Siren
Siren is:
Dave Spicer, Jared Compton, Brandin Henize, Sam Curtis

Drums by Dave Voll at Iron Forge Studios
All other tracking, programming, and mixing by Sam Curtis
Mastered by Sam Wale Productions
Artwork by Jenny Warner

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Siren Cincinnati, Ohio

-Heavy metal from the Queen City, with blackened teeth and a doom attitude-

Dave Spicer - Guitar and Vocals
Jared Compton - Guitar and Vocals
Brandin Henize - Drums
Sam Curtis - Bass

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Track Name: Fire & Blood
The streets have fallen silent
No voice for the meek and the blind
Each gate stands uncontested
Save for the palisades of my mind

Righteousness gives way
To death and decay
You made a god of the godless
Entrusted your lives to the flames

The symphony of crackling flesh
And the droning of the flies
The harmonious wailing of women
All call me to shed my disguise

Righteousness gives way
To death and decay
You made a god of the godless
Entrusted your lives to the flames

No empathy for cowards
Slaughter and deceit
From fire and blood
I forge my legacy
Track Name: Into the Starless Night
The blissful memories drenched in red
Thoughts of proud beauty enslaved
They follow you to the unknown
For where your children’s children rest their heads
And where you make your grave
Can’t be the same, you’ll die alone

With no tongues to sing your name
And no pathways to light
You march ahead with mind aflame
Into the starless night

Eyeless, you walk alone
Into shadow
For your home

When the nameless evil rises from the deep
And the city floods with death
Your truest weapon outlasts stone
Though the proudest of your spires lie in heaps
When hope shudders its last breath
Only then are you dethroned

With no tongues to sing your name
And no pathways to light
You march ahead with mind aflame
Into the starless night

You walk alone
Track Name: Ursine Lineage
The moon is high
A gift to light our way
Into the fray

The hunt is nigh
For the blood that is our right
Spilled in the night

When fog has fallen
Look to the caves
Draped in the godflesh
We feast from the grave

Born to devour
To be more than beast or man
Sons of the land

These horns of power
Shall weave tales of chthonic might
As their last sight

When fog has fallen
Look to the caves
Draped in the godflesh
We feast from the grave
Track Name: Bastard of the Dreadfort
Look to the waters a weeping
The fortress ill-omened stands there
Dungeons adorned with the skin of dead kings
And the smell of torture fills the air

When Blood you see flying over the hill
The flayed man stands tall, beware.
Send word to the bastard
Swift vengeance, no mercy
The flayed man stands tall, beware

Pray for swift death
He is coming to take you away
To the Dreadfort he’ll take you
Through torture he’ll break you
No home for man
Just beasts there lay

When Blood you see flying over the hill
The flayed man stands tall, beware.
Send word to the bastard
Swift vengeance, no mercy
The flayed man stands tall, beware

Look to the waters a weeping
The fortress ill-omened stands there
Dungeons adorned with the skin of dead kings
And the smell of torture fills the air

When Blood you see flying over the hill
The flayed man stands tall, beware.
Send word to the bastard
Swift vengeance, no mercy
The flayed man stands tall, beware
Track Name: And the Skies Mourned Her Light
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Hiraeth
Stillborn upon a windless sea
Ye slaver’s bounty
Bastard of woe
The gnawing fear won’t let thee be
Force-fed the rotten fruits of seeds we did not sew

Call out and weep
To virgin lands of gilded woods
They never knew your name

The shore is gone
The only way is down
Go flee the dawn
Beneath the waves and drown

You have known since you were young
The gods you dreamed, lie stiff and cold
Your callow prayers, so often sung,
Were written by one far too old

Taught to believe
The shadow is a passing thing
It was your womb
Your grave

The shore is gone
The only way is down
Go flee the dawn
Beneath the waves and drown
I wish I’d known you then
When we could stomach hope
And faith in men
Through endless ash, we grope
Track Name: The Devil Rides Out
You cast yourself beyond your sight
Beyond prayer
Beyond light
The chilling answer
A darkness you can feel
Rushes forth from the void
Crumbling the seal

Herald of the shadows
The hound of doom is once again set free
Debt of damnation
On cloven hoof, the Devil rides for thee

They were the first to know your name
To see your path into the flame
And in the dark, when your last drop of hope is bled
You will know your god is dead

Herald of the shadows
The hound of doom is once again set free
Debt of damnation
On cloven hoof, the Devil rides for thee
Track Name: A Kingdom Aflame
Like tolling death, it came
We looked and saw the lights
The foe we would not name
Screaming from the mountain heights

A promise of pain
And ancient ode to fear
With a bone-melting rain
We knew our doom was near

The song of our nation is ending in screams
All that could have been, now but ashen dreams
The smell of fear and desperate flesh is hot on the wind
A kingdom aflame
An age’s golden end

Crumpling in the heat
Clawing at our lungs
The panic in the streets
Trampling the young

Oh how quickly they burn
All our civil lies
To beasts we return
When the smoke begins to rise

The song of our nation is ending in screams
All that could have been, now but ashen dreams
The smell of fear and desperate flesh is hot on the wind
A kingdom aflame
An age’s golden end

Sulfuric gale
Smoldering death
Tooth and nail
Dragon’s breath
We plead to the gods but they answer with flames
Like the sun, we are falling down