The Crucible of Sin

by AxMinister

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Salvation 04:16
Finding solace by myself Pondering lies and regret Second guessing who I am Never knowing where I stand A wave of calm washes over me Sated tranquility Years I spent forlorn in pain I have only myself to blame No one forced me to act the fool No one forced me down this sojourn No one forced me, I played her game No one forced me, I eschewed the blame I am the one who raised the stakes Liable for my own mistakes I am the one who bet on fate Lost the gamble to my own hate A haunting scythe An Angel of pain I have only myself to blame Second guessing who I am Abide the past, furlongs passed Slay my fears Fearsome foray Claim the Throne Credence of stone Sword of conviction Inherent salvation Just like the sun will set today I will not cower, I will not fray Raise the anchor of sins repressed Sail towards dreams I suppressed Win or lose on my own terms Joy or pain that’s mine to earn Chronic dread that led me astray An erstwhile rheostat of fate No more dwelling I clench my fists Start a revolution in my brain Aquinas’ grace, Aristotle’s cave A path I laid, despondence staved.
The Trials of Hercules: The son of a God, we are the children Tasked to atone for sins he was forced in He beat all the odds We ascend from his star Inspired by a son The son of a God We are the children that he fought for Our will is shorn from battles conjured He fought for the gods That cursed his path A coerced impasse And death thus followed Doomed was his cause, thought all of the gods We learn from the will, that helped him triumph Strategy and gall A club and his wrath A god and a man His enemies faltered (CHORUSES) (Zeus was his father Hercules was banished Was expected to suffer And a destiny altered) (We will never falter A will never ravished Just as he conquered His lessons that we fathomed) He strangled a lion with the skin of armor The first of 12 arduous labours Hera conspired Goddess of marriage Her plans were foiled Hercules triumphed And so we learn the meaning of valor As the world twists us into barrows The legend is ours An ancient idol Of strength and honor And pain and horror Undeterred with discerning morals Ascension is plagued with false laurels We tread the path That we follow A metaphor for life His and ours (CHORUS 2) (Immortal agony Hercules suffered Until his father To Olympus took him)
A kingdom wrought in grandeur and misery Renaissance beauty disease and dysentery A King who plots and murders citizenry Art, science, and a ravenous monarchy. We are furtive knights of this holy city Serving the crown the land and his majesty Tasked with vengeance we are knights of fear Sacred order, black arts and a secret society The oath we’ve vowed, Has us bound In shadows we prowl The king’s hounds I was ordained by flaying my skin Scarred and maimed I forsake my sin Cloaked in shade, my journey begins. Possessed by a demon Directive conceived By the devil’s bidding And his plans for thee A lust worth filling For his majesty. An alley of garbage and shadows deep It’s you I’ll ravage it’s you I seek Your life will vanish you cannot entreat Like chopping cabbage you’re food for me A runt to be murdered Drawn and quartered The king’s verdict The jury is vengeance A judge from heaven Disembowel, vivisect Behead and dissect The king has passed his judgement And found you guilty. Your crimes lack atonement And are heresy I hereby enact the verdict Of the Holy See Sanctus equites mortis By royal decree.


released May 4, 2018

Nicholas Klaus - Bass/Vox
Bas von Bismark - Drums
Tim Smith- Guitar
Nick Allaire- Backing Vocals

Produced by Ryan Jones
Mastered by Harry Hess


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AxMinister Toronto, Ontario

AxMinister is a metal trio from Toronto. Their sound is influenced by such masters as Slayer, Megadeth, and Manowar. Their lyrical content focuses on film, history, politics, and religion. Check them out at a heavy metal venue near you!

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