Transcend Reality

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    Ænimus debut album titled Transcend Reality. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nick Botelho of NB Recording. Guest vocals on track Heavy Lies The Crown by Hernan Eddie Hermida courtesy of Nuclear Blast and All Shall Perish.

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Ænimus debut album titled Transcend Reality. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nick Botelho of NB Recording. Guest vocals on track Heavy Lies The Crown by Hernan Eddie Hermida courtesy of Nuclear Blast and All Shall Perish.

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released 06 August 2013

Matthew Wills
Seth Stephens
Brian James
Sean Swafford
Joshua Teegarden
Nick Botelho

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Ænimus

Ænimus is a technical deathcore band based out of San Francisco and Orange County, CA. The band recently released their debut album, Transcend Reality, engineered by Nick Botelho of NB Recording. Ænimus takes elements from the best in extreme and progressive metal and seamlessly blends them together into one cohesive crushing debut album. ... more

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Track Name: Asherah's Hourglass
Torn between two heavens
Weighing truths beyond the sand
Track Name: The Awakening
And so it begins

From a resting place of memories

Lost so long ago

The faint echoes of life

Resounding from deep within the flow of time

From what did these sands of fate begin to fall

Forcing us to awaken

Unveiling our eyes



And for this moment

We stand, overwhelmed, beneath the sky

Staring into salvation



Entwined in this vow

This attainment of reason

A call to the life that's sleeping in our blood

We'll drink of this faith

Until it drowns our disbelief



Purpose has chosen me

For once I can breathe

And feed the shred of hope

Buried deep within my lust

Beneath the scars

Beneath the shell of my content



Entwined in this vow

This attainment of reason

A call to the life that's sleeping in our blood

We'll drink of this faith

Until it drowns our disbelief



Awakened

In this rite of passage

Culling the thirst of our flesh

With promise

Seemingly written in the sky

And for this moment

We drown in this faith
Track Name: The Grasp Of Ruin
Acceptance

This cunning dagger

Dripping with illusive doom

Preying on the weak, myopic minds

Clouding their reason

This treacherous contractor

Assuring the skin-deep convictions

With justification

An escape from the onerous course



Now go ahead

Fulfill the tragedy in disbelief

And rest in the grasp of ruin

Coward! Faithless!

Betrayer!

You errant fool!



Breathe in relief

And choke on the ashes

Of countless works undone

This sanctuary came with destruction

Know this forever

Blood is on your hands



This ravenous vulture

Aroused by the blood of the hopeless

With blackened, starving eyes

It waits for your dreams to die

Will you give in?

Have you ever, for even a moment

Reasoned with your fear?

No one is innocent



Coward! Faithless!

Betrayer!

You errant fool!



Breathe in relief

And choke on the ashes

Of countless works undone

This sanctuary came with destruction

Know this forever

No one is innocent

Blood is on your hands
Track Name: Masterpiece
Developed perception

In cognitive immersion

Masking the certainty

...the reality

In this design, I find solace



Yet the depths of regret

Set this altered mind faltering

Again and again, I watch it decay



Coveting the frail shell of a memory

My resolve has cursed this blood-stained soil



Here I stand in ruination

Among the cinders of destruction

As I have bled the sky of its tranquility

Where life once flourished

And all that is left

Is the swarming of ashes

Now burning my skin

This is torment

This is completion



Crushing the frail shell of a memory

My curse has resolved this blood-stained soil



What is perfection to me?

The growth of the seed

The knowledge that I am the artist

And this is my masterpiece

My curse, my resolve
Track Name: Descent Into Chaos
Sentiment has proven its worthlessness

In this discordant existence

And now my anima has been sealed away

Cold, mechanical and ruthless

I assume a new path with the same destination

Destroying everything that stands in my way



Through vexing resolve

I defy the beliefs of my truest self

I've become heartless

As there is nothing left to bleed

...I am so far away from my truest self...



I am an omen

I am a spear with and ashen wake

My course is doomed

For I have become self sustaining



Through vexing resolve

Into the fires of chaos

I begin my descent
Track Name: Black Malice Alchemy
Diminished

The aegis torn apart

Exposing the core

Relentless viral decoding

Raping the depths of my mind

Optical stimulation

Illusions holding my fixation

...purge system engaged...



Glaring lights burn in our eyes

Alchemic alterations

In searing, optic precision

Reconstructing our perception

To fabricate reality



We are the suffering

The souls to burn

With hope, we may obtain

A state of perfection



Forcefed solution

Unyeilding

Succumb to the "absolute truths"

In fragmented conceptions

Filling our lungs

...our beings...

Drowning the virus



Channeled

Executing the extraction

Sustain

Attain the conversion

Forging the eye

Open your eyes and see

A new sense of reality

System disengage
Track Name: Thrive
A new state of genesis

Untouched

Provision to the starving array

The ravenous, the defiled

And with hope, the corruptible

Are we now the blight?



Through the burning

...the purification...

This self desecration

We have become a virus

Designed for prolific infection



A new breed of salvation

To rise through suffering

Distorted

We will spread this contagion

And the corrupted shall breed chaos



Savored and savoring

We are slaves to the system

Spreading a new disease

Compromising life for eternity



A new sense of perception

Irrepressible

A sea of eyes have turned to black

A reign of bloodlust overwhelms

Beneath the golden ash

Our time has come to flourish

Thrive in what we bleed

Go forth and spread the chaos



Through the burning

...the purification...

This self desecration

We have become a virus

Designed for prolific infection



Savored and savoring

We are slaves to the system

Spreading a new disease

Compromising life for eternity



Synergy

Through which we survive

Is imminent

A step in the delusion of fate

...if there were such a thing

Born of a machine

We live for eternity
Track Name: Heavy Lies The Crown(feat. Hernan Eddie Hermida)
With impervious focus

I peer into a world of my own design

Where my thoughts echo through dimensions

Guilding reality

Distorting the cognitive plain

I am free from imperfections

And my vision... absolute

As I stare into the crystalline



Yet why does my focus betray me?

How long have I stood within this hourglass?



Tormenting

My mind resonates in the clarity

The vociferous fragmentation

Of a self, once forsaken

...buried beneath...

Staring back at me



Where dimensions merge

I stand, unresolved

With ten thousand regrets

Slipping through my fingers



Focus

Drown out the resonating reflection

The defect of this eye's forged mockery

At the throne, my touch is golden

My breath... is golden

Wrought by overwhelming sacrifice



But why can my mind transcend reality?

With deafening reveries of what I've abandoned

...of what I've forsaken

...of what bleeds within...

Drown out the silence!

Focus before this evolves!



Opposite

I stand beside myself

One bleeds from the ears

One bleeds from the eyes

Crowned in reality

Immersed in the sand

Drown out the silence

So I can sleep
Track Name: Inertia
Descending

Submersed in the cold grasp of inertia

Shrouded in these blackened wings

Where I will sleep

Listless

Callous of the wake

Fear is god on this spiteful earth

And to the earth I plummet

Tearing the chill winds

Freezing the veins of reason



I am but filth

A fabrication of faith

And a testament to its worth

I am the breath returning to god

To final and finally rest



Altered

I have shed the delusion of hope

And spread wings in animosity

In which there is truth

And I am welcomed

With open arms

Becoming one with the soil

Once more
Track Name: Convictions
Tearing away from earthen arms

Free from the grave

The ashes of fate that faintly burn

As I stand within my fate

Remind me of you

For I have lost the strength to see

As I wander the darkest depths of ruin

I cant find the will to believe



Tearing away from this false sense of reason

I'm still bound within this dream

Where the manifestations of my regrets

Keep pulling me back

But who would I be?

To die amongst the weak...



As I tear away

I am painted with crimson resolve



I am defined through adversity

The depths that I bleed

Through the endless afflictions

I strive to succeed

I will never lose my will to breathe



Without struggle, we are nothing

We have not bled enough



May scarlet life rain down from me

And prove my devotion

Afflictions cast shall ever seed

Strength in mortality



"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Track Name: Chimerism
Follow my voice beyond the blackest corridor of consciousness

In these depths, I have waited for far too long

When our reflection aligns

We shall rule together... as one
Track Name: The Final Delirium
I have opened a door sealed shut

Back to where I began

Through the depths of existence

Transversing the webs of subconscious

I make my way to the source

...the core...

Unresolved and unanswered

I have returned



I peer through the glass

...and regress

As I test my reflection's faith

I can feel your fate

...suffering counted in sand...



How much do you fear?!
How much do you regret?!



I wont let the fear of a revelation waste away my existence



Yet something now feels so unreal

As our connection intensifies

Reality slips away

Ripped into the void of our dimensional clarity

...or dementia, for our memories align

A vast illusion breaks at the peak of my vertigo

As the misconception subsides



Numb... breathless

Unearthing the truth

Buried in the perils of chronophobia

I am the lie

The shadow... the mask

The archetypal portrayal

Untouched by fear



And this is the final delirium

The catalyst that set the works in motion

I am the product of logic and sand

For we are but fragments of being

As you have been lost within the glass



I wont let the fear of annihilation waste away my existence



I leave behind a shattered hourglass

The destruction of my limitations

If the inevitable surely comes to pass in time

I will not be swayed by fear