Colored Sands

by Gorguts

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    Death metal of the highest order from the one of the genre's most revered and influential bands.

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GORGUTS, one of death metals most revered and influential bands, has returned! From their beginnings as one of the most-acclaimed bands in the genre’s first wave, through their growth into a unique and wildly-progressive entity, the Montreal-based quartet has cast a long shadow of influence over extreme metal that reverberates to this day. On their brand-new full-length ’Colored Sands’, their first new album in almost twelve years, the band (helmed by founder Luc Lemay) builds off the groundwork laid by its earth-shattering, genre-milestone ‘Obscura’ (’98). New tracks like “Forgotten Arrows” and “Absconders” showcase Lemay’s distinct playing and approach to composition, and prove that ‘Colored Sands’ is death metal of the highest order.

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released 03 September 2013

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Gorguts Richmond, Québec

Few extreme bands have the pedigree of GORGUTS. From their early days as part of death metal's first wave, through their transformation into one of most progressive and influential bands in extreme metal, GORGUTS has been impervious to trends, and a vehicle to expand and redefine the language of extreme metal. ... more

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Track Name: Le Toit Du Monde
Earth met sky
In a place yet unchanged by time
Silence through heights can be heard
As peace roams high

Fortress of mist and peaks
Nature gave to man contemplation
Leading to divine inspiration

Mystic land
Sowed a seed of wisdom in man
Leading one's mind to embrace
A truthful life

Fortress of mist and peaks
Nature gave to man contemplation
Leading to divine inspiration

Tall
Beyond clouds, they stand
Ridges
Where the world began

Throughout summits reside
Reclusive, hate less minds
Track Name: An Ocean of Wisdom
Being left soul-abandoned, facing south
As a new born one
Seeds of compassion, shall be found
The oracle's trance told mystical signs
Incarnation's quest
Leading towards the rising sun

To the lake of visions
For answers, they will seek
Staring peacefully
Omens through the waters
Amongst majestic peaks
Letters, clearly seen

Ah - Ka - Ma

Auspicious journey
Foreshadowed signs revealed
Guiding prophetically
Omens, to be answered
A young child, they will meet
Chosen, shall he be?

To the lake of visions
For they answers, they will seek
Staring peacefully
Omens to be answered
A young child, they will meet
Chosen, shall he be?
Track Name: Forgotten Arrows
Hate-filled mind
Wounds left unhealed
Through time
Hate-filled life

Scars left from words
Through time
Thrown, far, high
Lost arrows, one forgets

Heart gone blind
Drowned oneself in regrets
Strained...
The string of pain

Bowed in causality
Sadness remains
Peace...
Won't be obtained

As veils of ignorance, hatred retains
Storm of arrows through karma
Seeking light through samsara
Track Name: Colored Sands
Onward to reach the wheel of time
A path of solitude
Embraced humbly
Hands, face and knees against the ground

Prostrations for existence to come
Winds of perpetuity
Through sails of vacuity
Shores of enlightenment
Are wished and found

Sand Mandala
of the enlightened mind
Sand Mandala
Pure wisdom, one, shall find

Kalachakra
Disclosing mystic hands
Kalachakra
Splendors of colored sands

Soon of this work art shall be
In the hands of ephemerality

Dismantled, will be
The wheel of time
Quiet intensity
The sands are poured at sea
Waves of enlightenment
Are blessed and found
Track Name: Enemies of Compassion
Clouds made of fear
Roved by the sky as the enemies
Chased the sun away from the their land
Blackened, got, the snow,
As the footsteps by enemies
Chased peace away
From their land

Hope and light,
Snow lion brings
Through wisdom
Hate and lies,
Dragon infuses into freedom

The lands of snow
being invaded by enemies
Shrines and beauties dressed up in ruins
One can't believe
Any words said by enemies
Cultural invasion begins

Suspicious walls
Prison of glass
Freedom is now stuck
Behind the bars of past

Curse.... uprising curse
Enemies of compassion
Despotic thirst

Waves of hate... undertowed
Tragic fate,,,,, sinking
Waves of hated... undertowed
Mourning braves... drowning
Track Name: Ember's Voice
Burn
Strings tied to their lives now burn
Burn
Ropes tied around their hands shall burn
Stuck in time
Help being blind
Desperation rises
Starve for light
Fed with lies
Passion for life imprisoned

Tears
Ashes from tears, on hope's face, runs
Lost
Flame in peace's heart was long time lost
Ember's voice
Wisdom's choice
Freedom, one aspires
Glimpse of hope
Gone as smoke
Freedom reached through fire

Walls raised by oppression,
Yet invisible
Down, they can't be torn
Flames lit by repression
Burning silence, one cannot ignore

Blazing cries, hatred resents
Pain leads to soul's deliverance
Drifting from hands of contempt
Fire led to soul's resilience
Track Name: Absconders
Walls of tears
Confined our lives and dignity
Hushed in fear
The peaceful days are gone
As memories

Invasion kept us prisoners
Nails of scorn
Were driven through those masks
That made us strangers
Their anger kept us prisoners
Doors of stone
Concealing truth for years
Silently

Days of fear
Are carving path for us to take
Mournful years
Could never wilt our hopes
In freedom's sake

Escaping from this misery
Darkness shall unfurl its wings
And gives us all the answers
Each footstep made with bravery
Dreadful chains
Are breaking from our feet
Fee, we'll be.

In time,
One's fate finds peaceful grounds
In sight,
One's eyes triggers and shoots
In pain,
One's fates finds crimson grounds
In vain,
One's eyes captured the truth
Track Name: Reduced to Silence
Time could never heal our pain
Quietly loud
Our sadness resounds
Hope could never heal our soul
Tragically lost
Our voices
Were turned to silence

Prayers could never save ourselves
Strangers, we are
To our land.....now, a prison
Peace wished to our enemies
Their eyes being shut
Our voices
Were turned to silence

Non-violent way
to misery, had led
All of what we are
Is now hanging by a thread

All we did was pray
No freedom left to speak
Captive as their prey
confined within our peaks

How shall we be remembered
through the course of history?
As strengthless beings......?
Who chose submission
As their way to be.........