Thousand Years of Terror

by Skyglow

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1.
Welcome to the kingdom Of a sacred self-deceit Where people give up freedom For ostentatious majesty For their masters' use They hide in a fictive world Afraid to see the truth And the atrocities it holds You who turn our life into a living hell Selfish and obsessed with wealth Your minds are too weak to get One day your black feast will end Your illusionary justice Is a triumph of hypocrisy The law protects the bashers In the service of autocracy Those who dare to disagree Are thrown to rot in prison Forget the liberty And fall deep into fascism If every time you see an outrage Neglecting is all you do No one will come to your aid When it happens to you * Russia is among the 50 countries with the worst corruption perception index. Almost all of the country's top leaders are corrupt and are not afraid to expose their super-rich state. At the same time, 15% of the population of Russia is below the poverty line. * In Russia, opposition activists are persecuted, people are regularly imprisoned for publishing opposition and anti-religious materials. In the rating of press freedom, Russia is also among one of the last 50 places. * In 2015, the approval rating of the current president Putin, who rules the country for over the last 18 years, almost reached 90%.
2.
With every daybreak horror is what he meets When eyes are opened the real nightmare begins His frail skin is torn away by slightest graze Infernal pain impales his body with every pace Sentenced before birth to early death in a sea of pain Doomed to suffer forever chained in fetters of decay Lingering agony, dreadful world, somber and steeped in despair Fate that was chosen by your god, a mission that he prepared Innocent child lost in a sullen kingdom of woe A land where the dim light of goodness is fading into the fog Result of fear and ignorance imposed from the above Hypocrites don't care about the consequence of their lie Who needs his pain, what does he suffer for? Begetting him they gave him dreams just to watch them rot As mob of feeble-minded hides from the truth in self-deceit In the kingdom of delusion if you're distressed then you do not exist As years went by his hope was dying out Bitter hate has turned to ember his martyr heart With the hope he lost the reason to endure What they must've done he finally will do He'll close the gate between this hell and earth Without fear into the darkness he'll go Limitless fog of anguish and grief * Up to 10 oncology patients in Russia per month commit suicide due to the lack of painkillers. Euthanasia is legislatively forbidden in Russia. * In Russia children are left without parental care 4 times more often than in Europe and the USA. In 2013 Russia prohibited the USA citizens to adopt Russian children. * Russian Orthodox Church promotes the prohibition of abortion, and the government makes attempts to prohibit abortion on a federal level.
3.
Look at what you are, An unfeeling rabid beast What's left inside your heart? Is there some place for empathy? Why don't you free your mind Of this needless thirst for blood? When will you realize That people are all alike? Damned be the rulers That make up this heinous lie Inducing our people To kill and to die Forget the false borders And all those pretentious names Get rid of this drivel Stop playing their games Flame of war burns brighter With each life it takes Widening its boundaries Of devoured space Spreading like a viral Terminal desease Grinding into powder All that it can seize They've planted an idea That they know more than you Enforced their fake ideals Telling you what to do They want you to forget The notions of good and evil Justifying the death Of an innocent human being * During the Second World War, about 10 million soldiers and 18 million civilians were killed in the USSR (altogether 14% of the country's population). * In 2014, Russia invaded the neighboring state of Ukraine and forcibly seized part of its territory. There is still a military conflict supported by Russia on Ukrainian territory. * Russia is actively promoting militarism and incite citizens against other countries.
4.
It's time to tell the truth explaining all The greatest tragedy we've ever known That marked the end of our history And the beginning of the era of misery One man who thought he was a deity Invoked a dark and alien entity That spread so swiftly as a firestorm Destroying every form of art and free thought Raping our culture, Killing our people Setting a new order Of total submission Fall, kneel, bow, obey! Concede, conform, disown, DIE!!! We will burn all that's dear to you, We'll enslave your native land Leaving you to dwell in grief Through the thousand years of terror From this day forth our life turned into hell Our nation was cursed, when the righteous warriors fell As torture went on we were forced to humility Soon our hope was gone, lost in the sombre infinity They have burnt all that's dear to us They've enslaved our native land We were doomed to dwell in grief Through the thousand years of terror They took our life! * In 988 knyaz Vladimir I chose Orthodox Christianity as a state religion of Rus. The christening was forcible, with killing of those who refused. * Our pre-christian culture was prohibited and severely destroyed. The only remaining source of information about it is the christian chronicles. * Up to the 17th century there was almost no culture or science in Russia except for the church. The first university was founded in 1724.
5.
A New Age 05:47
Once again the dark has gripped this ill-fated land Famine, war, diseases, unnecessary pain Something has to be done to find a way Out of this destiny's sinister maze Tension is growing, patience is running out People are ready waiting for a command to start Seems that the story will soon come to an end Culprits can not escape the punishment Years of despair have blackened their hearts, Now they feel no remorse Only one thing is left in their minds A desire to kill their lords Change of epochs brings hope, but was this one true? Their past insanity is now replaced by a new Once they get the power, oppressed start to oppress Dissidents will become food for the human thirst for death A new age of slavery has begun Starting the script once again No escape from this endless circle Of human pain PAIN! * In 1917 owing to inadequate actions of emperor Nicholas II, the Civil War broke out, obliterating the lifes of more than 10 million people. * The Bolsheviks who came to power carried out mass repressions, known as the Red Terror, during which in 1917-1921 2 million people were killed. * During the 1930s and 1940s, massive Stalinist repressions were carried out, as a result of which more than 1.5 million people were shot and 3.5 million were sent to labor camps. More than 6 million people also died of starvation in the 1930s.
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[Instrumental]

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The album is dedicated to the problems of totalitarian states, inspired by the political situation in Russia

02/15/2019 the album was remixed and updated:
* More bottoms
* More readable instruments
* Fixed some errors

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released June 30, 2018

Produced by Alexander and Vasiliy Mokin

All music and lyrics by Alexander Mokin

Vocals by Alexander Mokin
Guitars, bass by Sergey Stepanenko
Drums by Dmitriy Kim

Mixed and mastered by Alexander Borovykh

Cover art by Joe Petagno
Logo by Mosa Eye
Photo by Vasiliy Skoromnikov

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Features insane composition, original complex riffs with aggressive and chaotic yet sentimental atmosphere.

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