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The sophomore album and follow up to 2018's Earthquake. HYVMINE continue to bend the barriers of progressive metal and rock. Brand new harmonies, melodies and, of course, genre defining guitar work from Al Joseph.

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released July 12, 2019

Written by: HYVMINE
Mixed & Mastered: Joseph McQueen
Label: Seek & Strike

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Track Name: Assassins
welcome to the sanctuary come honor all that fell before

we’ve sharpened the blades we carry we’re washed up on these bloody shores

hold steady in place the order that I give

we’re ready we’re taking back the way we live

I’ve never wanted a taste of you

I only wanted to taste the truth



I’m cutting you out for my sake

spilling the blood as you wake

forget all the prayers that you make

I’m sure you’ve heard I’m your assassin



welcome to the mortuary you’ve never seen this place before

legend as they speak be wary will shake you right down to your core

I’ve never wanted the blood you shed

I only wanted to chase the dead



I’m cutting you out for my sake

spilling the blood as you wake

forget all the prayers that you make

I’m sure you’ve heard I’m your assassin



I’ve never ever wanted to get a taste of you

I’ve only ever wanted to get a taste of truth

I’ve never ever wanted to have to hear your lies

now I’ve gone and got you hypnotized



I’m cutting you out for my sake

spilling the blood as you wake

forget all the prayers that you make

I’m sure you’ve heard I’m your assassin
Track Name: Imitator
fear setting in beneath my skin this twisted feeling

caught up in he act again betrayed by my blood my closet friend



what is love without meaning?

what is peace without feeling?

I’m just getting this feeling you’re imitating

what’s a life with devotion?

what is heart without motion?

all the games that you’re playing I just can’t get it right



this chapter ends closure begins I’m taking over

caught up in he act again betrayed as another means to an end



what is love without meaning?

what is peace without feeling?

I’m just getting this feeling you’re imitating

what’s a life no devotion

what is heart without motion?

all the games that you play I just can’t get it right



walls are falling down

this is the final act I’m closing down

crashing to the ground

how will you live knowing I’m not around

I’m taking control now where will you go

it’s too late now your apologies can hit the fucking road

hit the road



what is love without meaning?

what is peace without feeling?

I’m just getting this feeling you’re imitating

what’s a life with devotion?

what is heart without motion?

all the games that you’re playing I just can’t get it right
Track Name: Born To Wage
unmarked for war so let them fall before me

the end before your eyes man are you listening?

before your spirit meets the steel one thing make sure you know

my blood was made for heads to roll unmarked in darkness

the end is near



see this is the age marked in my thirst for hunger

weapons forged in rage weapons to take you under

blood was born to wage this is the life for all my days

there is no other way know I was born to wage



told you before

our time is now so do you get my meaning

we’re crossing this line again

we’ve come to tow the line up to the very end



see this is the age marked in my thirst for hunger

weapons forged in rage weapons to take you under

blood was born to wage this is the life for all my days

there is no other way know I was born to wage



this is the end I can feel your last breath leaking out

this is the end now I can see your eyes fading black now

this is the end I can hear your voice I don’t fear you

this is the end I can taste your blood



we’re crossing these broken lines again

we’ve come to tow the line up to the very end



see this is the age marked in my thirst for hunger

weapons forged in rage weapons to take you under

blood was born to wage this is the life for all my days

there is no other way know I was born to wage
Track Name: Retaliation
your masterplan’s a waist of time

I’m right behind you’re never getting out alive

you’re a fool you can’t contend with me

tapped in your blood while you were wasting precious energy



the knife the bow the skin the bone the blade

you’ll see you’re waisting time

your life your own your sin your fate was made

I’ve come to take your life



see, I’ve got a calling and I can’t afford to waist my time

setup for the falling and I can’t afford to get out of line



you broke the rules you’ve crossed the seams

you’ve laid your own contraption where no one else can hear your screams



the knife the bow the skin the bone the blade

don’t ever waist my time

your life your own your sin your fate was made

before I waist your life



see, I got a calling and I can’t afford to waist my time

setup for the falling and I can’t afford to get out of line

don’t care for your reasons, you’ll never amount to what you’ll find

so shut you mouth, you’d best be still

cause I’m built to kill



it’s too late I’m crawling up beneath your spine

it’s too wrong that it took this long to meet your line

I can’t breathe putting an end to all your crooked lies

I can not sleep till you’ve have met your demise



it’s too late I’m crawling up behind you

it’s so wrong that it took this long to find you

I cannot breathe putting an end to all your crooked lies

it’s time for the end



see, I got a calling and I can’t afford to waist my time

setup for the falling and I can’t afford to get out of line

don’t care for your reasons, you’ll never amount to what you’ll find

so shut you mouth, you’d best be still

cause I’m built to kill
Track Name: Dark Holes
feeling this blackened sun

plunging into darkness where my torment has begun

searing this very soul

there’s nothing there beneath me there’s been nothing left to hold



as my conscience fades away

drawing closer to the grave

there is nothing left to say so release me



how can I love you if all you ever do is call on me?

how can I show you if all you ever seek ain’t what you need?

how can I know you? reaching further only brings me grief

but how can I leave you now? dark holes are deepening



round and around we go

preparing your excuses all these tears are just for show

wrapping around my brain protecting your own ego I’m about to go insane



as my conscience fades away

drawing closer to the grave

there is nothing left to say

the time has come to lead the way

let your wicked ways decay

I won’t let you slip away and away again



dark holes run deeper

dark mountains steeper

and now you’re stepping in shit



how can I love you if all you ever do is call on me?

how can I show you if all you ever seek ain’t what you need?

how can I know you? reaching further only brings me grief

but how can I leave you now? dark holes are deepening
Track Name: Liberation
our words are sealed inside as the world passes us by

see, you gave me solace under the sky

in the heat and rain I know you are with me

I have waited too long don’t forget me



fly with me flow with me you are not alone

release me as far as you will ever see I’ve been here all along



our secret’s here to stay as the world spins everyday take flight and dream your nightmares away

in the heat and rain I know you are with me

I have waited too long

in the dark of night you’ll never leave me and I’ll remain ever-strong as the rising sea



fly with me flow with me you are not alone

release me as far as you will ever see I’ve been here all along



I walk the line between whatever comes against you I will fight

oh I I’ll tow the line even if it means the end of my own life



in the heat and rain I know you are with me

I have waited too long don’t forget me



fly with me flow with me you are not alone

release me as far as you will ever see I’ve been here all along
Track Name: Demoness
oh she’s right behind you she’s coming to greet you she’s come to welcome you to the grave

and all she needs is one thing a heart that is clutching she’s needs to make sure you behave



oh welcome home your new master

prepare to burry your pain

oh just feel your heart beating faster

your will is tied to the chain



feel your will depleting deprived of all meaning your soul it shrieks again and again

but the only one to blame here look dead in the mirror it’s time to take control of your shame



oh you must become you own master

so standing up to your pain

oh just feel your heart beating faster

it’s time to shake off these chains



I don’t care what they say I don’t care away I just care enough to not go insane

I don’t care how she treats you don’t care how she needs you she’s come to tap the blood from your veins she’s the demoness



the venom has spread throughout mankind and I’ve tried to throw out that lifeline

I don’t really care what they may say to me

you serve that demoness I’ll tow the line



no more games

she’s taken from me

no more chains



I don’t care what they say I don’t care away I just care enough to not go insane

I don’t care how she treats you don’t care how you see the demoness must be slain

she’s the demoness
Track Name: Flesh n' Blood
I dug out your grave while you were smiling

there’s no better time to break the silence

you’ve wondered for years why we’re divided

let’s reveal the truth that you’ve been hiding all the while you’re crying



I’m sick of these games I’m tired of delays

I’m tired I’m tied to flesh and blood I’m tied to flesh and blood

forget the old ways keep tapping those veins beneath the skin

flesh and blood is why I’m closing in



you think that your fury has deterred me

blood thick as the mire yet undeserving

I think that your ways are worth unlearning

beware of the fire forever burning all the while returning



I’m sick of these games I’m tired of delays

I’m tired I’m tied to flesh and blood I’m tied to flesh and blood

forget the old ways keep tapping those veins beneath the skin

flesh and blood is why I’m digging in



just let go just leave the past behind why don’t you just let go and let the future decide why don’t you just let go



I’m sick of these games I’m tired of delays

I’m tired I’m tied to flesh and blood I’m tied to flesh and blood

forget the old ways keep tapping those veins beneath the skin

flesh and blood is why I’m closing in
Track Name: Life In Fire
you said something to me about living and learning

oh but you chose to take the back way while I was burning



hey don’t you see how I have listened to your every word? oh

and the fire that once consumed me has made its turn for the last time now



I’ve buried the pain beneath my distant nightmares

it ain’t about where I’ve been but how I got there



oh don’t you see how I’ve been forged in your very wake? oh

endlessly I’m cleaning up for your past mistakes for the last time now



a day in the life you would be searching for something a life in the fire won’t be taken away from me it’s time to face that fire

a day in the life you would be looking for nothing a life in the fire won’t be taken away from me it’s time to face that fire



go, why don’t you know?

it’s taken away but I need to work harder

no, why don’t you go?

I’m facing defeat now I need to act smarter go



a day in the life you would be searching for something a life in the fire won’t be taken away from me it’s time to face that fire

a day in the life you would be looking for nothing a life in the fire won’t be taken away from me it’s time to face that fire
Track Name: Paracynic
I have an admirer playing my life as far as they will go

it’s hard but this game you’re playing is done as far as you will know

you’re addicted to me I’m addicted to you

we’re stuck and forever sinking it’s time for us to face the truth



so quit your complaining your lost inside that lonely look

I can’t keep explaining you’re blind you’re a damned paracynic



you’re twisted inside you’re saying but I can’t believe a single word

I have no desire to reach you much more forget all you have heard

I’m addicted to you you’re addicted to me

you’re all out of lame excuses I’m tired why don’t you let me be



so quit your complaining your lost inside that lonely look

I can’t keep explaining you’re blind you’re a damned paracynic



I’m addicted to you you’re addicted to me

we’re stuck in this game explaining once more why we will never be

you’re addicted to me I’m addicted to you

we’ll never submit and we’ll never forget and that’s fucking issue



so quit your complaining your lost inside that lonely look

I can’t keep explaining you’re blind you’re a damned paracynic
Track Name: Tight Rope
I feel it beneath my skin

beneath my very soul it’s just like I cannot win

my eyes seek to criticize

they seem to overlook those times that I told you all these lies



this place seems to medicate

this tightened rope inside confines my actions to the circus



I hear deep inside my mind

buried deep within my spirit I cannot hide

my voice speaks a bitter word

lost to my own preconceptions a voice you’ve never heard



this place seems to medicate

this tightened rope inside confines my actions to the circus

nightmares seem to threaten me

the final act you’ll never know

we balance on the tight rope



I walk the line between spaces where you’re heart and voice collide

I walk the line between the peaks and cracks where you hide all you lies

I am inside I am inside



this place seems to medicate

this tightened rope inside confines my actions to the circus

nightmares seem to threaten me

the final act you’ll never know

we balance on the tight rope

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