The Sacred Flame

by Astral Cult

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codecrow A spiritual experience. Favorite track: Call of the Wild.
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joemama198 This is some kick ass doom with fantastic imagery and awesome riffs. Great for jamming out during work or for long drives, especially with those awesome long songs. Favorite track: Call of the Wild.
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ZERO Amazing album, cant stop listening to Call of the Wild Favorite track: Call of the Wild.
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Tad Man, Astral Cult are heavy. New record is heavy on the riffs and fuzz-driven bass , which all combine so nicely. I always thought Astral Cult had their own, distinct sound. I mean, let's be honest, there have been a boatload of stoner bands emerge that sound the same. Some excellent, some just O.K., but Astral Cult have enough distinction, to me, that when you hear them you know who they are. New album is hot! Dig it y'all..... Favorite track: Beacon of Darkness.
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runleveljames Like being subjected to endless ritual at the behest of an incomprehensible dark god from another dimension

love it Favorite track: The Sacred Flame.
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released June 20, 2016

Vocals: Alexandre Lapuh
Bass: Stefan Henskens
Drums: Brazdon Goodwin
Guitar work provided by Ryan Musser

Recorded mixed and mastered by Patrick Hills at Earthtone recording company

Album Art: Amber Hassell

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Track Name: Drowning
Face the teacher
Metal preacher
Now you know

Keep your eyes
On hidden spies
It's far too slow

The mass-effect
Unruly swept
Through frenzied times

Communion kept
From meeting it
Empty behind

It woke up again
It woke up again,
Oh no

It woke up again
It woke up again,
Oh no

Needing more
A bleeding sore
Never enough

Stimulation
Degradation
Common trough

Pregnant with
A mental filth
It's what they want

Feel it rise
From deep inside
It sleeps no more

It woke up again
It woke up again,
Oh no

It woke up again
It woke up again,
Oh no

It woke up again
It woke up again,
Oh no
Track Name: The Mass-ters
Tapping into weakness
Feeding on the heartless
Echoes of a fall
Soul-less breeding call

Programmed for decline
I and me and mine
Seeding mad desire
Setting worlds on fire

Tapping into weakness
Feeding on the heartless
Echoes of a fall
Soul-less breeding call

Mindless slavery
Countless vacant sheep
Degraded normalcy
Dragging life to sleep

Take it away
Mountain of shame
Take it away
Mountain of shame
Track Name: Call of the Wild
Through the mist
Silver light
Silent trees entice
Into the night

Glowing eyes
Heavy breath
Nothing stirs
Echoing footsteps

Come with me
Sweetly smell
Ghostly hands emerging
From the veil

Thorny path
Epitaph
Sticking needles
A quiet wrath

Scattered bones
No one knows
No one knows, no one
Nobody knows

Glimmering
In the dark
Be complacent
And fall apart

Not a sight
Not a sound
But feeling is
All around

Drift into
Murky pools
Let it go
Death is for the fools

In the gloom
See her face
Weaving loom
A sordid holy place

And it calls
Through its teeth
A hunger that never sleeps

Hear it call
Through its teeth
A hunger that never sleeps
Track Name: Beacon of Darkness
Pressure building
Tension guilding
O, I feel it spreading
Corrosive and healing

A beacon of darkness
To bring you down
From your dreaming

And when you are ready
I'll break you down
Only if you want me to

Open and waiting
You see me now
I know you do

And when you are ready
I'll break you down
O, you want me to

Pressure building
Tension guilding
O, I feel it spreading
Corrosive and healing

Oppressive and heavy
I'll hold you down
When you fly away

Come to the fountain
I'll inundate
And quench your thirsting

I'm coming to get you
To set you right
I'm on my way

A beacon of darkness
To bring you down
From your dreaming

To bring you down
To break you down
To bring you down
I'll break you down

A beacon of darkness
To bring you down
And when you are ready
I'll break you down

A beacon of darkness
To bring you down
And when you are ready
I'll break you down

I'll break you down
I'll break you down
Track Name: Quetzalcoatl
They came from the skies
The men with serpent eyes
They brought creation
Civilization

Knowledge of the stars
Who we were, who we are
Science of the seasons
The art of reason

They left a prophecy
Before they took to the sea
When the soil burns
Then they would return

Guardians of the light
Hold the torch through the night
Royal bloodlines
They left behind

Falling star
Streaming down
A ball of flame
Ignites the ground

Signs are shown
Eclipsing sun
With plume and cross
They have come

The gods of old
Have come for gold
Not to save
But to enslave

They bring death
Corrupted breath
They spread plague
Annihilate

The gods of old
Have come for gold
Not to save
But to enslave

They bring death
Corrupted breath
They spread plague
Annihilate

Empires crumble
Jungle swallows
Monuments
To Quetzalcoatl

Sacrifices
All in vain
The bloody gods
Have staked their claim

From the dark
There will rise
One who has
Redeemer's eyes

They will teach
Another life
One beyond
The gods of the skies
Track Name: The Sacred Flame
Lost and chosen
Eyes wide open
What was written
Lies un-hidden

Intuition
Goes unbidden
Breaking through dams
God is I am

I fight the sickness all around me
But it's a desperate day
I turn within for healing
I walk the darkened way

Through the maze
Of contemplation
I don't know
That there's a way out
Smothering intoxication
Every turn
A beast with no mouth

Found and broken
Eyelid tokens
The words of men
Will be forgotten

I find the pyre standing
And light the lonely flame
A wave of fear resounding
O, what a joyous day!

Feel it spread
Like an infection
Breaking down
the imperfections
Cascading annihilation
All that's left
Is right relation

SOI
O PHALLE
ISCHUROS
EUCHARISTOS
IAO

Therion!
Nuit.
Babalon
Hadit!

Io Pan
Io Pan
Io Pan
Io Pan, Pan, Pan!
Io Pan!

PRO MOU IUNGES
OPICHO MOU TELETARCHAI
EPI DEXIA CHUNOCHES
EPARISTERA DAIMONOS
PHEG EI GAR PERI MOU O ASTER TON PENTE
KAI EN TEI STELEI O ASTER TON EX ESTEXE.

SOI
O PHALLE
ISCHUROS
EUCHARISTOS
IAO


Nothing now remains
But to adore thee in song
O heart of hearts about whom
Is the circle and the tongue

Continuous one of heaven!
O circle and the star!

The king has come
To claim his throne,
His scepter,
And his crown

Announce it to the many
The end of fear and shame
The Holy One is at the root
And burns The Sacred Flame