Seraphic War

by Souls Extolled

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1.
Mary 03:10
Where did you go Oh Mary, sweet Mary Where do you hide your love? You could take This load that I carry Oh Mary, on down the road Torn from their idols They turned to the witches In blunderous smoke As their walls tumbled down If love can be found And not love of just riches We'll put the witch in The Ground Where did you go Oh conscience, my conscience That used to guide my fate Could it be tempation has caused you To rot and die away Bound to decay from within As the darkness brings Noble man down to their Knees to die If love can be found And not love of just riches From there we will find The light Where did you go Oh Mary, sweet Mary Where do you hide your love?
2.
Seraphic War 04:23
Powder keg and the spark pops off Set the mad king loose What the fuck is going on? Pick a side I'm a sinner not a saint Not a slave no way No we're going off to war! All the choices that we make What we give and what we take All the blessings and the curses We endure And the world that we create With our deeds and our mistakes Unknown soldiers in The great Seraphic War All the choices that we make What we give and what we take All the blessings and the curses We endure And the world that we create With our deeds and our mistakes Unknown soldiers in The great Seraphic War
3.
Beelzebub 04:29
Another night flying in the moonlight When it shines I love it when it glows Sometimes I can feel the fire like Hells fire is where I've been before Another God never to be realized I'm so shy I want to take your soul Tell me you want to bring me down like Angel come on and play your roll I accept the blame (temptation) Oh yeah Merely Propose Spend your restless will (creating) In vain The choice is yours Another night staring in the fire like Reflect deep into your soul Inside I can see the kingdom So I extol my soul So I extol my soul Drink and write Paint and fight Embrace poetry and vice Mathematics physics baby I'm willing to risk it Yeah Another day burning in the sun like I can burn, and you can feel my glow Come baby come into the light I can see you shining in the dark Another God never to be realized I'm so shy I want to take your soul Tell me you want to bring me down like Angel come on and play your roll I accept the blame (temptation) Oh yeah Merely Propose Spend your restless will (creating) In vain The choice is yours Oh yeah In the dark of the night I will find her Darling angel I want her, I want her, oh She's a light in the night like Lucifer Casting spells on her Uh huh, I wanter her, oh Dancing naked in the cold she's a black swan It's so simple I want her, I want her, oh Lighting fires in my heart like the black law She's magic I want her, I want her I want her, I want her I want her, I want her I want her, I want her Oh no
4.
Inside You 04:59
This is what they told me I am a child of sin I can be redeemed If I submit to them With these lies our lives our stolen And broken All the things they call me Enemy of the state How can we defeat them When in our mind we're slaves? Chains that we all have the key to Inside You Is the martyr I adore To guide you Into violence and war We will have our day When the politicans pay Oh yeah Blood running in the streets As we're breaking free Oh yeah Yeah I know what you're thinking Can I get down with this? All of your privledge Slavery to their gifts With these lies our lives our stolen And broken Inside You Is the martyr I adore To guide you Into violence and war Inside You Is the monster I implore To guide you Into violence and war We will have our day When the cops and lawmen pay Oh yeah Blood running in the streets As we're breaking free Oh yeah We will have our day When the politicans pay Oh yeah Blood running in the streets As we're breaking free Oh yeah Yeah We are Souls Extolled!
5.
We on our way out Oh, he's fucking mad at what you said He wants to fuck you up He wants to fight you, smash your head, head Oh yeah we're talking No, we're going to bust him in the mouth, ouch First blood is drawn and I can hear the sirens now People will point our things are better Telling us what we take for granted People will say that things get better Not going to wait no we will change it They say to go home, no I can't remember where I stay No one to call on Whatever happened to my friends Red and blue lights flashing Will I go away again I'm talking back and no I won't comply And now I'm dead, dead People will point our things are better Telling us what we take for granted People will say that things get better Not going to wait no we will change it Allegiant swine out for a ride Down to dine on divergent hyde They kill their kin for the magistrate Running on bloodlust and hate Pigs on call in the dead of night Out of line looking for a fight They step us 'cause we're not all snakes And send our kind to an early grave Oh yeah They say to sit down, no We're going to show 'em where we stand They fired at us, oh my God They shot him in the head, head I hear you talk talk talking Don't see nothing changing yet You say you're on our side But we will never forget, yeah People will point our things are better Telling us what we take for granted People will say that things get better Not going to wait no we will change it People will point our things are better Telling us what we take for granted People will say that things get better Not going to wait no we will change it
6.
Revelation 03:18
The piper's calling Roman wilderness of pain The path I'm walking Bound to play the devils game I can see the light Somewhere down the winding road Revelation Something that I've come to know Who does know Where a little thought in my head does go I am Presently connected to the future and the past Lift the mask Cause this physical state won't last So decieving though Hate and hope of generations Shining through Like a dream Cutting through your personal smoke screen I think Love's the only way to fight against the darkness Charlatans will show you how to sow your harvest Shouting at the sky have mercy on our soul Rock every color Thrown into the lion's den By his brother Such is the nature of man I can see the light Even in the dungeon drowned Revelation These walls are coming down Who does know Where my spirit in the end does go I think That it goes to somewhere we've always know like Everything we're feeling but cannot touch you're Feeling the reflections of Your own ghost Like a dream Cutting through your personal smoke screen I think Love's the only way to fight against the darkness No one else can show you how to sow your harvest No one else can show you you're on your own I can see the light Somewhere down the winding road Revelation Something that I've come to know I can see the light Even in the dungeon drowned Revelation These walls are coming down

about

Souls Extolled’s second studio release “Seraphic War” is a concept record about spiritual, cultural, and political revolution. It tells the story of humanity losing, or perhaps making its way using ideas from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, The Satanic Bible, Revolutionary Theory, and folklore such as that of The Lord of the Rings. The majority of the record fuses proto-metal, psychedelic rock, and ska punk through a balanced and concise formula that is the bands sound. However, the band remains eclectic with rap rock, indie, and folk flashes that really highlight their appetite for ingenuity.

“Mary” is the intro song of the record and shows a new more pleasant indie-folk side of the band before falling into a medieval sounding rock thump. Vocalist Zach Black says that he tried to write this song about weed, but ended up using classic folk images like witches, magic, and plundered cities to tell the story of humanity turning away from its dogmatic religious nature. The next song “Seraphic War” kicks in with a Deep Purple style guitar jam and Pink Floyd -esc choruses laying out the theme of Seraphic War, the war between Satan and God as a metaphor for our current existential and political predicament. With “Beelzebub” Black incarnates Satan’s right-hand man as a powerful demon wanting to temp humanity into restlessness and creation as well as defeat angels and conquer them sexually. The song features a heavy lead bassline from JP Ortiz, spooky vocals, and a well-places ska punk tag. “Inside You” is a raging ska punk jam that personalizes the experience of spiritual and political oppression and calls for revolution against the institutions of power in both regards. “Allegiant Swine” continues this theme with a more indie twist and focuses on the bands personal experiences with police brutality in light of recent events. Finally, “Revelation” caps the record with the bands unique blend of ska punk and rock, and the theme of finding growth and understanding in these matters through struggle.

The band is confident about their work on the “Seraphic War” EP and is extremely excited to share it with rockers around the world! 100% of sales from the album go to the Police Oversight Project in Austin, Texas. Check out the cause here: www.policeoversightproject.com

credits

released December 4, 2020

Guitar and Lead Vox - Zach Black
Bass Guitar - JP Ortiz
Drums and Backing Vox - Joe Valadez
Keys - Clint Manning

Recorded by Evan Kleinecke at 5th Street Studios in downtown Austin, Texas
Mixed and Produced by Clint Manning
Mastered by Nick Landis

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Souls Extolled Austin, Texas

Souls Extolled is a blast of eclectic rock and ska punk from Austin, Texas. Fusing generations of influences from indie and alternative rock to grunge, the bands’ diverse blend is provocative yet familiar. With their intense vibe nostalgic of the classic rock icons they evoke, they're an explosive exhibition of modern rock music! ... more

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