Hide From The Light b​/​w Led To Ache

by Zao & Yashira

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    105 Transparent Green w/ Black Swirl (Good Fight Music Exclusive Color)
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A brand new track from the legendary Zao backed with a fresh new tune from tour mates Yashira!

While Zao fans will rejoice in the sheer awesomeness of this new track, those who might be hearing Yashira for the first time are likely to have their hair blown back a bit as well. The A-Side covers all that we would hope to hear from Zao: Dan's tortured howls complimented by Scott's singing vocals and some crushing guitar/bass/drum work to tie it all together. The B-Side gives us a ton of depth to the release, as Yashira play a powerful blend of doom, sludge, metal and a touch of post- metal in there as well. It's all rather seamless, and this release comes together beautifully!


released September 21, 2018


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Track Name: Zao - Hide From The Light
Melt your eyes
On the light pouring forth from the seam
Like a moth in the mouth of the flame
Choose your side
Two rival schools whose dogmas collide
Learn your lines
Speak with conviction be callous and bold

The light will tear us down, infecting what we hear and see
We shall be rebuilt using divisive ideology

Now gather the wood for a stake and a pyre
Bring forth the rope and bring forth the fire
Demonize that which we’ve been taught to fear
Our enemies screams will be lost in our cheers

Close your eyes
Roll them back and walk through your mind
Close your eyes
Roll them back and take off your disguise
And hide from the light
Track Name: Yashira - Led To Ache
Divest the excess
The apex wanes
The pinnacle of our effort
Bled dry on display
The scales tip with masses of shame, culpable

Magnify exponential
Sentience unearthed
Run the futile course
Rules of nature shatter in growth

Colliding lifetimes blinded and fused
Guilt echoes still sound
Rapid vibrations punish cochlea in vile waves, shielded by enmity

Stone silence begs pity
Stagnant methane ripens the air we need
Noxious head swells from what we breathe
Depth of impact
This terror implant
Dream state guide this quaking hand
Stagnant methane ripens the air we need

Steaming earth friction pour from stress cracks
Dream state revive the loss
Embolden binding visions
Led to ache in vile waves

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