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Behold Sedition Plainsong

by Dawn Ray'd

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James Daniel
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James Daniel A passionate, violent but melodic album. Extremely catchy. The songs are punchy and almost feel too short. I kind of approach this as more of a blackened crust album than anything. Whatever it is, it's fantastic and exactly the kind of music we need right now. Favorite track: A Time For Courage At The Borderlands.
Forrest
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Forrest I'll never forget their live performance on tour for this record, I've never felt more energy. Above all else, Dawn Ray'd aims to inspire. Their music is a rallying cry against the death throes of this abject planet. Favorite track: A Time For Courage At The Borderlands.
Leichenschrei
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Leichenschrei One of the most potent, important, and accomplished metal albums I've heard in ages. Raging percussive precision, glorious and epic harmonic riffing, enormously impactful violin sections that beautifully embellish the music with a sophisticated restraint, and impassioned vocals of distinct character. "Behold Sedition Plainsong" sees Dawn Ray'd solidifying their most realized form to date. It's something truly exceptional. Favorite track: To All, To All, To All!.
H.L.
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H.L. DAWN RAY'D play indeed a quite unique mixture of melodic black metal with violins and rough vocals. Due to its untamed spirit and several variations in pace and temper it is a pleasure to listen to this album. Maybe the hit factor of the individual tracks could be a bit higher, but therefore the whole album is all of a piece in terms of atmosphere. Favorite track: A Time For Courage At The Borderlands.
Angel Under Black Flags
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Angel Under Black Flags With a tighter sound and a perfect mix of melody and aggressiveness, Dawn Ray'd deliver a cry of rage against fascism and authoritarianism across the globe. ¡No pasarán! Favorite track: To All, To All, To All!.
Son Nguyen
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Son Nguyen First purchase from dawn ray’d. Congratulations on this album. Hope you guys return to American soil.
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Pull the trigger, Bend the bow, Wield your mighty lances! It's time for new tales of resistance!
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This that rests inside us, The innate ability to resist. Ability generations learned, A mistrusting hatred centuries earned, The knowledge of the flung projectile, The cleansing power of the burning street, The loathing of the ruling hand, The crackers gaze, The constructed grip. Your birthright accessed, The suffering that picks the lock, A bank of knowledge a skill a gift. Comfort has led us to this hibernation The struggle, less visible, has allowed us to forget. But rouse, stir, Reach for projectiles This is a hatred you were born for, A dignity to flaunt. A health that is in you, The inherited legacy, That will trigger your ability to revolt.
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So an ode to the reformists That moralise peace and civility, You untouched by the violence, blind to mighty march of flames. To the officers that didn't pull the trigger Yet find the guilt uncomfortable, Tear off and burn that uniform Or become equally culpable. As one candle gutters and dies As it exhales smoke for the very last time, A thousand flames ignite from this, Every cinder builds the furnace. From the bailiffs to the judges On which capitalism depends, Quickly the day comes thundering When we will seek revenge. Set fire to the courthouse And its ledgers, Burn their deportation orders! And save accelerant for the devils That enforce the borders. A bullet for the homophobic priests; Glibly they alot us status, Our longing for acceptance Is weaponised against us. You'll never get your filthy hands All soaked in tears and years of blood On the one thing we would die without, How dare you target love. As one candle gutters and dies, As it exhales smoke for the very last time, A thousand flames ignite from this, Every cinder build the furnace.
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Oh, what a travesty To think that nothing is wrong And suffer The sadness anyway. Shall we blame the light? The lack of it? Our star burns constantly with an unbearable fire yet still holds our head Under nights surface! A winters gasp enough to survive, To hold on, to hold on! And believe in day, in happiness, In the confidence of warmth. Can I hold my breath through this? Can I hold my breath through this? Did I waste enough of the summer On tillage and hoarding? Did I worry enough To worry again, Is this every year? Have I lost enough of the day To survive the night? And time away from family, From lovers, from songs? I hate this! Work is the shackle Debt is the cage.
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When the sea that stole your loved ones Is still safer than the land, When the forest dies, The water dries, The soil turns to sand. Stay and watch your children die Or run and they might survive, Evade the pigs at the border, Unflinchingly ruining peoples lives. Can you imagine the horror Of a fence they won't let you through? Another country refusing help, What if that was you? What if what was needed Was another pair of hands, Active solidarity, The skills that you have? What if all it took To help get people through Was someone else who could resist, What if that was you?
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A truly meagre blasphemy And in truth It serves as a contribution To the conventions you claim to oppose. Two sides of a worthless coin, Two sides of a worthless coin! A complicit supposed hostility That serves both and challenges neither. All the bluster, all the false antagonism Is all part of the dichotomy. All the bluster, all the false antagonism Is all part of the dichotomy. One had puppets Christ The other wields Satan, But it is the same wretch That skulks behind the curtain. And when faced with true dissent, When shown the revolutionaries path You cry moral outrage And stand in defence of governance. You are pathetic A shill, a lousy heretic, A drudge of the order you imagine you offend.
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In comfort some forgot What was done to keep us here Drunk on former victories, Time sanitised, context lost! Quietly they forgot, Well we did not. And when they asked us to kneel, Fascism is the hand that keeps us down, At the first sign of resistance, The state begins to unleash the hounds. As the wealth bled back from the colonies And lubricates the citadels The fascist wretch, no longer needed, Slunk away, now out of favour. But soon enough the rivers run dry, We fucked the land, We drained the wells, The wealth, once so freely gifted, Was recalled from working peoples hands. Quietly they forgot, Well we did not. The resistance is rekindled, The skills are all still here, What was sleeping now awakes, The knife still sharp after all these years!
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As the life glow falters, As the landscape darkens, Where is your fame-ed Love of the land. Your wreak a blight upon the ground To ratify your precious state. Tell me what you know of love I'll show you what we mean by hate.
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The executors of chaos The inheritors of death. We won't even be forgotten, There'll be no one left to forget. Only in their death Will our debt be erased, And we wait, Build,grow, agitate. As the ice melts and the ocean swells All our masters are building is hell. The anticipation, the unsatisfiable hunger, The knowing but not ever knowing. As the last trees are murdered And the insects are dying in droves, Death crawls up the chain.
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The rivers turn to spite us By slowly feeding us poison, The sea spits at us debris On which its slowly choking. One by one, the beasts and creatures resignedly turn to exit, This plain which every second, Is less worth the fight of saving. I wonder if the animals know something's wrong, At least the ones we haven't enslaved. I wonder if the animals know something's wrong, Do they think that they are to blame? I wonder if they have stories, Some beautifully written lore, A tragically useless explanation, Equal in delusion to the religions of men? Liminal: The start of the insurrection, The inevitable hurtling chaos, The slowly dawning realisation, Of the ardour that faces us. Liminal: The absurdity, the terror, The reluctant understanding, The actions we must make would be deliverance and cessation.
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Even the politicians marvel That you still believe They would deem To serve you. The land lies groaning, The mountains huddle closer For fear of what The coming years will bring. Those who tricked us once Have come back round to try again. Why won't you admit Its only ever gotten worse? Your vote adds weight to all they threaten, Your trust the only mandate that they need. And if they crush our fierce rebellion, If they stamp out defiance-light, I'd sooner cast off subordination And believe in reprisal, and die for spite. And even if the fights forgotten And our rebellion is erased. As the rubble of resistance buries us, We'll never lie in cowards graves.

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released October 25, 2019

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios

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Fabian D - Guitars

Matthew B - Drums

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