Retribution

by Darwen's Theory

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puncakethethird Groovy, heavy guitars with fantastic vocals makes for a highly enjoyable EP. Favorite track: Cadence of Cruelty.
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released March 1, 2014

Recording, mixing, and mastering by Taylor Voeltz of Sounds Like Robots Fighting.

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Darwen's Theory Los Angeles, California

Darwen's Theory is a groove-metal band from Los Angeles, CA, making a comeback after a four-year hiatus and has found the right group of musicians
and transcending it into a serious entity of its own.

For fans of: Lamb of God, Pantera, DevilDriver, Sylosis
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Track Name: Cadence of Cruelty
I try to do the things to satisfy you
But it feels like everything I do is wrong
So I fight off the seepage of this filthy stew
And wish my that weakness could just make me strong
Always hoping that we'll recall what it was that made us
Yet it's falling further from our broken grasp
Will it swing in our favor one more time again
Or will you step in to smother it all based on the past

All that's left now is broken memories
The jagged scarring of ripped seams
The hollow breathing of the dead screams
The velvet rabbit you once gave to me
Is on the floor to bleed it's stuffings
A sad reminder of the shattered dreams

A smile shines up, as things seem to improve
And the horrible pain is suddenly a distant memory
So the tide has washed out to leave in me deep inside of this groove
While the stain is left here for everyone to seeY
Once again in the darkness I can feel my eyes are swelling up
As the infection grows to threaten more of the host
I can't stave off the one thing that I know will corrupt
Cause the thing I hate so clear is what I love the most

Someone take this all away ...
I don't feel like I deserve it anyway ...
Someone take this all away ...
I don't feel like I deserve it anyway ...
Someone take this all away ...
I don't feel like I deserve it anyway ...
Someone take this all away ...
I don't feel like I deserve it anyway ...
Take this from me!
Track Name: Cleanse
Down on your knees and digging in the dirt
You are planting the seeds of our hurt
I can't help just what you feel for me
Maybe it's just your insecurities
Quiet secrets and dirty little lies
Were just disease on the needles in my eyes
You held me hostage in your twisted game
Now I bear the cross of your shame

There's a gingerbread man running through my head
With a bloody butcher knife saying everybody's dead
Soiled little hands and a crowbar to the face
These are the images that I can't erase
Cause you're looking so good on those broken knees
And all of your bleeding is just a little tease
All the love was a fallacy, a hollow little lie
The only way to cleanse yourself is to die

Now you can harvest all your misery
And point the spoiled fruits at me
Wrath should be leveled only at yourself
Cause all the dolls died on your shelf
Porcelain faces cracked with abuse
Clothes torn off, there's no excuse
Now all your lies are starting to wear thin
Soon you'll shed your skin

I shove it off onto you cause it's all I can do
I won't accept your responsibility
Another knife on the skin to scrape off the sin
Then just shove it right off onto me
Track Name: Your Martyr's Blade
I won't be - your scapegoat
You are not - a martyr
Twist the knife - feel the pain
All will know that you died in vain

I can't tell you what to do with your life
It's just not the place for me
You stabbed yourself deep with your own blade
But you are just too blind to see it
All around you see the flaws so plain
Though you try to hide them all away from our sight
Wrapped up in misery and bought with pain
You hope that it won't see the light

I won't be - your scapegoat
You are not - a martyr
Twist the knife - feel the pain
All will know that you died in vain

I tried so hard just to inform you
To educate all of your ignorance
But you chose to just let your life decay
You robbed yourself of your sustenance
All around you see the flaws so plain
Though you try to hide them all away from our sight
Wrapped up in misery and bought with pain
You hope that it won't see the light

I won't be - your scapegoat
You are not - a martyr
Twist the knife - feel the pain
All will know that you died in vain

Marching onward through scorched remains
- of another set of memories
There is nothing left but pain
- and a sour smell of disease

Failure (what you are)
Is in your blood (in your blood)
Your truths (i can see)
Are clear as mud
Track Name: Stretching Tendons
It is all...

Clouding up, and taking over - The specks float across his eyes
My vision is blurred, and anger's buried - A smothering of all i feel
I'm crowned again, in a kingdom - Where everyone is spies
But growing strong with the knowledge - This death will make me steel
It's what I need...
You betrayed the trust I gave to you - Just ripped it from my chest
But you will see as I collect - I will not be oppressed

I'm stretching tendons, exposing intestines
I'm stretching tendons, exposing intestines

I feel the pain from the spike - That you placed deep into my back
But I'll repay your wicked ways - And launch my own attack
You had thought you could avoid - My righteous retribution
But I'll make sure that you pay to me - All of your restitution

You just had try and test so, You pushed me...
So I let you taste the filth as, I unleash...
You should know I'll make you pay when, I get out...
You will get what you deserve

Your bullshit lies still lurk inside I can feel them stab my eyes
Standing up but falling over yet I cannot help but try
Even through the pain I can't abstain from pushing ever on
I will be here standing up to you, I won't be a pawn

In a strange and twisted way, I was meant to be your savior
By searing off your skin, I shed you of your sin ( x2 )
In a strange and twisted way, I was meant to be your savior
By searing off your skin, I shed you of sin

I take your sin
Ripped out from you
You deserve this