The Scourge

by Dividium

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released September 2, 2013

Recorded and mixed by the incredibly talented Rob Hobson at Silent City Studios in Leeds, UK.

www.silent-city.co.uk

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Dividium Hull, UK

Dividium are a technical, melodic metal band from Hull, UK. Formed in February of 2013 from members of long established bands from the Hull and Sheffield scene, the band have just released their second album 'In Terrifying Colour', featuring the singles 'Eternity', 'In Terrifying Colour', '330' and 'The Chaos Engine'. ... more

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Track Name: Cognitive Dissonance
Laying ourselves open wide,
Like a carcass on a leash,
To your hungry, preying eyes.
Most of this has past its prime,
Convoluted with disdain,
Saturated, lost in time.

Why don't you go out of your way?
No complications can remain.
Nothing here ever feels the same.
Backtracking down a well trod lane.

Raise your hands and set the stakes.
Risk it all to play the game.

Lay ourselves open to you,
Ours is yours to take,
It's yours to take.
Hold back the tide and breathe the taint,
It's yours to take,
It's yours to take.

Constantly hounded without a release,
To be nothing more than we wanted to be.
Left in the dark with the sweat rolling onto my cheeks.

Accusations pass us by,
While they twist the knife and grin,
Another friendship left to die.

Why don't you go out of your way?
Your inspiration fails to save.
A fragile grip on what remains,
Ground down and spread onto the flames.

Raise your hands and set the stakes.
Risk it all to play the game.

Lay ourselves open to you,
Ours is yours to take,
It's yours to take.
Hold back the tide and breathe the taint,
It's yours to take,
It's yours to take.

Constantly hounded without a release,
To be nothing more than we wanted to be.
Left in the dark with the sweat rolling onto my cheeks.
A sea of dead faces where all passion's lost.
No thought for another, whatever the cost.
The blood from my eyes casts a shadow that gives no release.

The day will come when you will see what we've become.
The day will come and you will mourn your loss.
Your words will fall upon the sand,
What we've become...
Track Name: Throat of the World
Left in the dark, another wasted day,
Where you decree my salvation.

Passionless and self destructive,
In the shadows of your failures.
Consequential bastard, dredging,
Dragging the waters of your self loathing.
I can't bear to tread these hallowed footsteps,
Mocking every man that came before them.

Shed your tears and all you have to say,
Bleach the taint, forget to pass the blame.

Clean off the blood from the tears of your enemies.
Wrapped me up tight like a tourniquet ,
Straining to breathe from the last revelation you'd given me.
Pushed for the light at the end of this shallow grave.
I can't be the...

First to cast the stone,
Into the throat of the world.
The first to fall,
Into the throat of the world.

Words leave their mark,
Falling on dead ears.
Specks of dust settle here.

Setting suns cast shadows and faded landscapes,
Long dead leaves lay pathways to your madness.

Scream my name and all that's buried deep,
In your brain and leave the rest in pieces.

Drown in the blood in the tears of your enemies.
Walking a brighter path into a darker place,
Crushed in between obligation and dignity.
Frightened to lose everything I've strived to be.
I can't be the...

First to cast the stone,
Into the throat of the world.
The first to fall,
Into the throat of the world.

Scream my name and all that you see,
Leaves a trail to your deceit.
Beg for guidance and relief,
To the sacred and profane.

Scream in the madness that claws at what's left of me.
Lost in the throat of the world.
Ground down then crushed into pieces and swept away,
One altercation's still left for me to repay,
Lie down and die in the light from a colder sun.
I can't be the...

First to cast the stone,
Into the throat of the world
The first to fall,
Into the throat of the world.
Track Name: Dead Walls
Every image that I strive to show you fades away,
Though it leaves me dead inside, just an empty husk,
Like a contour on a map to our own demise,
Cataracts on the mind's eye, leaves me blind but...

Hallowed thoughts and golden visions burning through my brain,
Every moment of your life like ashes in the wind.

Time takes its toll while the words turn stagnant and the pattern shifts,
Out of place leaving embers where a flame once burned bright.

Tear down these dead walls,
It's my salvation.
Tear down these dead walls,
My inspiration.

Sift through the wreckage one last time with my fingertips,
A lack of answers keeps me primed, words start whispering.
Another consolation like a taste of benediction, but it's not enough.
Another indication of my mind's elimination, grasp at straws but...

Hallowed thoughts and golden visions burning through my brain,
Every moment of your life like ashes in the wind.

Time takes its toll while the words turn stagnant and the pattern shifts,
Out of place leaving embers where a flame once burned bright.

Tear down these dead walls,
It's my salvation.
Tear down these dead walls,
My inspiration.

Lost inside this maze with no way out,
Stare at these dead walls.
Weathering the storm and then the drought,
Scream at these dead walls.
Track Name: Crestfallen
I pass the torch and take your hand,
The taste of blood,
It lingers still.
A detrimental circumstance,
That creeps around my veins until,

Your words pollute my mind and still,
We run with knives and crave the thrill.

As the profane stays to see the end of all they survey,
Turn the tide away.
Drown alone in death and decay.
Keep the sacred safe to see the end of all that remains,
Hold the dark at bay,
Your secret’s safe with me.

A shadowed face,
A blackened tongue,
A poisoned mandate that we've sung,
And celebrated through the years,
But left to time to reappear.

Your words pollute my mind and still,
We run with knives and crave the thrill.
Track Name: Ephemera
Words that bleach the pictures of our memories,
Faded at the edges, diminished secretly.

Running the path I feared to tread,
Forcing myself through the days ahead.
Stand on the words of the wise,
Lost in this cold web of lies.

The wires that held me still hold me now,
The failures of my past remind me how.

Running the path I feared to tread,
Forcing myself through the days ahead.
Our careless feet leave the trail,
The seasons change again.

Running the path I feared to tread,
Forcing myself through the days ahead.
My careless feet leave the veil,
The seasons change again.
Track Name: The Indifference of Good Men
Just take a look around and see the seeds of discontent,
That we've sown too deep to dig out from beneath the skin.
We stab each other in the back,
To succeed in this game that's too easy to lose.

The last time we throw the dice and pull the hammer back,
Our aces high but the risks are higher.
Show your smile; it's time, so open wide,
And let me shovel down the same old shit you feed us every day.

Line up, face the wall,
Your eyes to the floor.
The cost of your denial,
Pulls you further down.

Bearing ourselves to the elements for the last time,
Pouring our hearts out and staining the dirt.
Turning our backs on the ignorant for the first time,
Feeling our fingers ground down to the bone.

Look at what we've done. It's Russian roulette,
With a fully loaded gun until the clip is empty.
We can die as one or fall and be divided,
Live in obscurity and bite the hand that feeds.

So place your bets and run, the outcome's been decided,
Now our time has come.
The cost of wanting something more has had its fun.
So burn your bridges on the way out and don't forget that you belong to me.

Line up, face the wall,
Your eyes to the floor.
The cost of your denial,
Pulls you further down.

Bearing ourselves to the elements for the last time,
Pouring our hearts out and staining the dirt.
Turning our backs on the ignorant for the first time,
Feeling our fingers ground down to the bone.

No stone unturned,
Our bridges burned,
The cost of your denial,
Will drag you further down
Track Name: Game of Chance
A game of chance, another way,
Left with false hope and disarray.
A broken shadow.
Retribution: its purest form,
Retaliation: a bleeding sore,
Condemnation.

I won’t wait to take,
I won’t wait to take my chance.

I don’t know just what it means,
A consequence brings you to your knees,
Left with all I could have been,
I should have been.

Trapped inside this cage, you have...
Consideration for no-one else,
Pushed to the limit and left to burn.
I can’t abide the way you’ve changed.

I won’t wait to take,
I won’t wait to take my chance.

I don’t know just what it means,
A consequence brings you to your knees,
Left with all I could have been,
I should have been.
Track Name: The Triptych - (i) In Absentia
Cold creeps in,
The light recedes and darkness sets.
My limbs feel numb,
I try to take a breath.

Time stands still,
Careening through this silence,
Watch my fingers,
Grasp drowning shadows left alone in this hell.

I won’t remain to take the rest of you.
Light fades to grey, take the rest of me.
Track Name: The Triptych - (ii) The Gift
Glass and twisted steel are bleeding from my throat,
The asphalt pressing close, the cold keeps creeping in.

The rest remains, to be condemned by you,
Light fades to grey: take what’s left of me.

Conscious thoughts elude me, leave me breathless,
Memory laid serenely in a golden haze.

Release me,
Conceive me,
I'm empty,
Completely.

The rest remains, to be condemned by you,
Light fades to grey: take what’s left of me.

Fingers press, check my pulse,
Voices whisper softly in my ear.
Fading through a tapestry of blood,
Twisted bones and sinew leave me cold.

The rest remains to be condemned by you,
Light fades to grey: take the rest of me.
Track Name: The Triptych - (iii) The Scourge
So, gather round me, lay my insides to the open wastes.
And tear my fragile wings and leave them rotting on the pile.
I face the void around me, existing in this paradox,
Drowning deeper in the waters while the hands of gods unwind my fate.

My eyes are flames, leaving ashes in their wake.
The light remains, an article of faith.
Your soul is mine, through consequence and lies,
Tear out your heart and drown it in the absolution that you hope to find.

Left me screaming, begging for the answer,
Clawing the recesses of my heart.
Do your memories travel to the next world?
Will this feeling of betrayal still burn?

(Falling faster, drowning in its afterbirth)
(Crushed into the dissolution of your soul)

Leave any remnant of your hope, I have come for you.
Take your last breath and my hand, I have come for you.

So, gather round him, pass your judgement on his mortal sin.
Your heart is mine, as is your soul and everything you've ever been.

My hatred burns and starts to immolate,
I scorch the earth and turn the sand to glass.

Left me screaming, begging for the answer,
Clawing the recesses of my heart.
An act of kindness, a chance to be forgiven,
Is taken from you and is torn apart.

Leave any remnant of your hope, I have come for you.
Take your last breath and my hand, I have come for you.

A flash of light which leaves me blinded shines across the sky,
My fingers claw into the dirt as I lay by your side.
I grab you roughly, push you forward to the screaming void,
A smile creeps over my face now I know your turn has come.

What comes around must go around, a wheel on which we turn,
What comes around must go around, like the setting of the sun,
What comes around must go around.
What comes around must go around.

Left me screaming, begging for the answer,
Clawing the recesses of my heart.
Acts of kindness, the chance to be forgiven,
Is taken from you and is torn apart.

(Falling faster, drowning in its afterbirth)
(Crushed into the dissolution of your soul)

I shall remain to be condemned by you,
Light fades to grey: take the rest of me.

Leave any remnant of your hope, I have come for you.
Take your last breath and my hand, I have come for you.
Leave any remnant of your hope, I have come for you.
Take your last breath and my hand, I have come for you.