Absolution

by Akshara

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saivo Although these guys aren't doing something exactly new (sounds like a more techy mix of a cross between Lamb of God and Textures) they definitely shed new light on this stylistic niche. I am personally impressed with this EP, especially for a debut, Akshara are showing a massive amount of promise. Hopefully they will stick to their guns and refine their craft - and of course - put out a debut full length as soon as possible. It's a shame such good music is so criminally underrated and unknown. Favorite track: Ethereal Damnation.
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OldMetalhead Mixing technical and progressive elements with Randy Blythe esq vocals. What's not to love? Favorite track: Absolution.
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Progressive Metal | Switzerland

Sébastien Ducommun - Vocals
David Roussel - Guitar
Thomas Défago - Guitar
Yuan Péterman - Guitar
Alexandre Villalon - Bass
Benjamin Haeberli - Drums

Music by Akshara.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Vladimir Cochet at Conatus Studios in Montreux, Switzerland.
Cover art and layout by Thomas Défago.

www.akshara.ch
www.facebook.com/aksharaband

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released June 15, 2018

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Progressive metal from Monthey, Switzerland. Our first EP 'Absolution' is released !

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Track Name: Absolution
The day has come
The time to gather
No longer will he be lonesome
Without a father

A dream he had for years
A philosophy without tears
Craving since he understood
There can never be only good

The antique wisdom will be unleashed
Only to those who, for it seek
Be it with good or bad intentions
Only the mountain knows absolution

This holy place has no shelter
It's priests know no mercy
The path is not for the weak
It's guardians are the immortal

The brothers come together
As they prepare the journey
The prayers reverberate

Questioning existence for ever
The never-ending wait has ended

Death is not an option
Failure has no definition
Glory does not exist
Reason is lost in the mist

Lost in the mist

Chopping every head off
And slicing countless limbs
Ramming through every soul
Like they never existed

Never mind the losses
The mountain is worth the price
Leave the bodies behind
And don't you dare look back

Once no more life can be seen
He realizes the dust and the emptiness
All the promises are in sight
But everything he built has vanished
Track Name: Collateral Damage
Praise and worship
The ones with no remorse
Hate and demonize
Those with honor and dignity

Is this the way you want to live
Amongst the weak and the useless
Taking everything for granted
Your ambitions left stranded

Barking when you're lonely
Envying another's happiness
Never will you learn real solidarity
As you die in another's pettiness

Cherishing only what's on the surface
Anything else is imaginary menace

Always last to cross the line
Philosophy is not only words
Always first to step in line
You are amongst the herd

Praise and worship
The ones with no remorse
Hate and demonize
Those with honor and dignity

Turning seeds into crops
Isn't part of your plan
Making something out of nothing
Isn't something you understand
Ready to do anything
In your own interest
To die for your own sacred image

Kill to look like the wisest
Although you are but a savage
Playing pretend with your friends
When, in fact, you have only enemies

Cherishing only what's on the surface
Anything else is imaginary menace

Always last to cross the line
Philosophy is not only words
Always first to step in line
You are amongst the herd

As many have good reasons
And other's don't have a choice
You live through every season
Without anything to rejoice

Accepting to be the rotten egg
Hypocrite to the core
You're the one that begs
You egocentric little whore

Your name is on the list
Of those who will hang
A list you made up yourself
In your own slang

Cherishing only what's on the surface
Anything else is imaginary menace

You are the collateral damage
The result of today's mentality
Track Name: Playground
The soil we were raised on
Stolen without rights
The culture we live upon
Profaned by the modern knights

History buried in front of our own eyes
The carnage had begun in silent lies

Living for decades in unwanted peace
Fearing the day it would cease

The moment of grace had arrived
Along with it's sibling called despair
Division and confusion would start to thrive

Innocent souls vanishing in the air

Holy land for the blasphemous
Red carpet for the infamous
Playground for the cheater
Altar for the sinister

The soil we were raised on
Stolen without rights
The culture we live upon
Profaned by the modern knights

Endless lost battles wasting innocent spirits
Whispering nightmare from the gods

When ethics lose all meaning in irrational Bloodshed
And unjustifed murder becomes ordinary conduct

Holy land for the blasphemous
Red carpet for the infamous
Playground for the cheater
Altar for the sinister

The soil we were raised on
Stolen without rights

Silent Lies!

History buried in front of our own eyes
The carnage had begun in silent lies
Living for decades in unwanted peace
Fearing the day it would cease
Track Name: Warm Waters
Immersed in warm waters
Dusk hugging the eternal
As if it were beyond infnite
And none of it seems fictional

You live and let die
Never fearing a goodbye
You carpe diem the fuck out of it
Forgetting the onset has end to it

The ritual becomes conventional
As the goodness fades away
The artifacts become irrational
As your feelings start to betray

Gripping onto the void
Trying to give a meaning
To every choice you made
To every step ill-made

Hanging onto insignifcance
Not acknowledging the absence

Slowly rotting from within
Becoming some harlequin

The ritual becomes conventional
As the goodness fades away
The artifacts become irrational
As your feelings start to betray

Until the waters turn to ice
The dusk becomes pitch black
Time has rolled the dice
You'll never be going back

Warm waters
Warm waters turn into ice
Warm waters
Track Name: Ethereal Damnation
They said life isn't fair
But too short to live for prayers
Don't believe what you are told
Masses grow with blindfolds
Hell is full of people
Who think they deserve heaven

Thick air, dirt and dust
Truth too fake to trust
Feeling like I'm laid to waste
In the shadows of the dreams I chased

I should know
That people never change
And as soon as they lead the dance
They find new ways to lie
Talk big, pretend and deny

I guess I just found my silence
In the screams of the resilience
Once you've seen
The color of your fears
All doubts and sorrow disappear

Trust gets you killed, love gets you hurt
Turning your hopes into dust
You say it's all in my head
Fate always had a plan ahead

I should know
That people never change
And as soon as they lead the dance
They find new ways to lie
Talk big, pretend and deny
They said that life isn't fair

Thick air, dirt and dust
Truth too fake to trust
Feeling like I'm laid to waste
In the shadows of the dreams I chased

I should know
That people never change
And as soon as they lead the dance
They find new ways to lie
Talk big, pretend and deny

I guess I just found my silence
In the screams of the resilience

They said life isn't fair
But too short to live for prayers
Don't believe what you are told
Masses grow with blindfolds
Hell is full of people
Who think they deserve heaven

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