Ache of Eternity

by Vatican

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    Ache of Eternity, released on August 25, 2017 via Sorrow Carrier Records. Limited to 300. Comes with free digital download of album.

    "Ache of Eternity is not for the faint of heart, and will leave most listeners wishing this were a full-length." -8/10 from Exclaim Magazine

    "... Hard-fucking-core with an intense anxiety-inducing riff right at the beginning that digs into your brain with its shrill cry, and it never stops going hard from there." -Metal Sucks on Slit of Creation

    "Ache of Eternity is so heavy it’s almost unfair ... [It] inflicts its wrath with calculated, wicked honesty, leaving you anticipating Vatican’s next move." -Invisible Oranges

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released August 25, 2017

Released by Sorrow Carrier Records
Recorded by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business
Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege
Artwork by Spencer Guerrero
Additional vocals by Tyler Culbreth

Dedicated to the memory of Austin Robertson


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Track Name: Divine Ruination
Fade from stasis
This nightmare will never end
The view from here, so sweet
Hellfire at my feet

Nothing stands in my fucking way
This fury will be mine alone


No light shall ever shine on us

I cry to cease to breathe
To feel, to speak
To see, to be

I mock your final grimace
Idols of existence

With eyes rolled back
A voice I've once cherished
Bound yet merciless
Within the grasp of reason
Track Name: Boundless Image
Please try to understand
My love was spent again
Descending the darkest skies
This repose found you

Spiraling down to a hell like home

This life cold as winter
In fields of sorrow
This life cold as winter
A brother's requiem

In spite of unpersuaded worlds
Stabbing wholly at our feat
I'm alone

This sight induced my pain
To know you're free

You stood on a promised world
With beautiful scars
Three weeks beyond contempt
Everything became nothing

The fear, so familiar
The noose, a boundless image

Acceptance, sickness, and beauty
Deeming to be the rotting tree
As the leaves fell,
You left me..

As the rain pours
I hear your voice
This is for you
Track Name: Dreamer's Bodybag
Cast my soul in disarray
Kiss my lips one dying time

Ring of red
I've felt the flame
Caress my heart
As my skin goes untouched

I turned myself inside out
As forever fades away
In a spiral from a heaven
That I refused to face

I turned myself inside out
As forever fades away
In a spiral into a hell
That in return took my place

I haven't lost faith in love,
But it's lost the effort
With the thought of us
I'm sitting still
In slowest motions of you
Perfection unguided by its will

I must break this silence
Words will come in due time
Your sorrow saved me from my final descent

Braids of death
Intertwined by my cold fingers
I let go
Track Name: Slit of Creation
Every glance became a stare
Your image stays

You made the limits clear
As this cross decays in your hands

Strangled by fear of losing my faith

My memories tear me in two
One half lost in time
The other died in you

Father forgive me
How bitter the truth
Razor's calling
Suicide in you

My memories tear me in two
One half lost in time
The other died in you

This slit of creation I have learned to fail
Your atonement won't save you from extinction
Track Name: Innocence Grows Obsolete
Lines of nerves
Embedded like clockwork
I bled for you
Yearning to heal

My efforts like scars at my side
Once loved by the thorns where my wrists hide

Bleeding time away from you
To confide in truth

Heaven fades incomplete
Innocence / Obsolete

This lust won't purify
Only blacken what's inside
My pulse races with nothingness

Won't need what you gave me
Don't need you to save me

Single file to failure
Buried once again

I won't suffer in defeat
Innocence / Obsolete

This is where this life ends
Salvation / Punishment

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