Sloughing off the shades [EP]

by beyond the Styx

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beyond the Styx
debut EP

1 - Prelude to the shades (intro)
2 - Between Scylla & Charybdis
3 - PetrolEUM
4 - Xcalibur (call to sword)
5 - Labyrinthectomy
6 - HECA3


released October 23, 2012

recorded in august '12 at the DOME Studio (Angers / FRANCE)



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beyond the Styx Tours, France

Combo with original intentions resolutely Metal Hardcore,
The band experiences a strange musical production because of its particularly diverse influences.

For fans of:
the Acacia Strain, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Walls of Jericho, Pantera, the Ghost Inside, Carnifex, Norma Jean, Obey the brave, Nevermore...
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Track Name: Between Scylla & Charybdis

Abandonned in the tumult of the ocean of life
Hunter and hunted from the inside

Like jaws
Of death
Like jaws
Closing on me
Like jaws

Break up my frame

I survey the meanders of my being devoured

Leaving the control of my ship with the overflowing streams of this stormind
My dark passenger

Gnawed me inside,
Expanding ascendancy, Decomposing all semblance of humanity

I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
My root is spread out to the waters and the dew lieth all night upon my branch.
Track Name: PetrolEUM
Pump my petroleum
Pump me
Pump my...
I’m Earth
I’m yours
I’m everyone
Bleed me
See me
Leave me in agony

Moon light reflected in
Blot of my seed
Drain me day after day
I promise you (an) agonizing death

Torture integrity of my
Aqueous envelope
That awakens my primal rage

Taste my cumshot
Drown yourself in my...
Taste my cumshot
Drown yourself in my burning black

Your salvation can only be achieved, through spiritual essence
Humanity cultivates its own end
Track Name: Xcalibur (call to sword)
Call to sword

Call to sword
beyond the words
assail the air as one thousand

Pierce the enemy
divide this army
smell of fear has to reign

Will judge our value
by the battlefield

Forged in sweat and blood
You’ve no idea the power it contains

It’s the only, the last, our everything
It’s the only

Life by sword
Die by sword
Life by sword
Die by...

Extension of God right arm
Exploits’ve gone through Amnesia millennium


Not peace, but a sword

Do not think that I came to bring peace upon the Earth
I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
Track Name: Labyrinthectomy
Completely lost in my thoughts
I’m walking down the lanes of my mind’s labyrinth
To fight
My brain’s death

Think, think, think
Too much voices in my head
Who do I’ve to listen to?
I don’t hear myself anymore

Kill, kill, kill
Walk round and round in me
Keep thread in my hand
Seized your only chance to exit

Make them be silent

I’m a possessed, I let myself be carried away by this (fucking) destructive frenzy
Scattered in the air like a 1000 piece puzzle immersed in nitroglycerin, damned!

Why I am, Lord?
Why was I born?

This story only makes sense for the fool that I am
I hang my self “high and short” on the gallows of life
That's all that inspires me, my last wish

What’s use to live together?
We’ll always be alone facing death
Track Name: HECA3
Enlightened by the brightness of moon, black,
Overflow the ditches of the how-
-ling warm blood of dogs sacrificed
in his name, “resonates”, in his name

I am the link between heavens and depths

Everything ‘ll take root around black poplar

Worship me as Asteria’s daughter
I am light of misled souls
Herd of black lambs, let the remorse
of your consciousness dance with my Erinyes

Stand at the crossroads and look,
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is,
and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls

Only shadows of
Trinity united
Us all

We are the darkness
Which wraps the night of its venomous web

Take care of one who’s three
Opposites three faces
Opposites three ways

We are, the stormy cycle of existence
We are the senses
"We are senses"

I’ll be the guide of nightmares of your life
I’ll be the scout of stakes of your nights

But you said: “we won’t walk in it”

On the heights along the way
where the paths meets she takes her stand

On the heights
See her feel her be part of her

Six eyes are better than two
Each blink of eye guide your steps,
The tricephal hybrid is one with you

Celestial, terrestrial and infernal goddess of roads, queen of the night, enemy of the sun, Shadows friend and companion

Pray for her