The Mortal

by Merlin

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DMSipko Take this epic fantasy voyage along with the wizard, and experience soaring vistas of the mind brought to life through the most inventive and varied set of instrumentation yet in the Merlin catalog--and maybe in any doom release to date. Favorite track: The Mortal Suite.
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1.
Prologue 01:33
2.
Tower Fall 06:11
Hope is lost to us Our cities fade away Abandoned they wept Without the magic of the frey And for what is left For the rest left to decay Wallowing endlessly As the Ashes burn away The curse creeps gently It festers everyday Behold the end of us!   YOU WILL PAY! Towers burn away As they Crumble into rust Blighted our people lay As their bodies turn to dust Hollowed Souls are screaming As their Burning in their graves Floating down the river As our Faith is washed away Blessed was the chosen For the light is gone today Behold the end of us YOU WILL PAY!
3.
Chaos Blade 06:53
You are a Wizard of Nothing! Betrayer of the realm Warbringer of destruction! Lord of rotted helm YOUR SOUL WILL CRAWL IN THE VOID OF IT ALL EMPTINESS - PURE BLISS CORRUPTED HOLINESS! I WILL REAP YOUR SOUL All of Chaos ensueing! You Lay waste to all Endlessly consuming! None escape your maw DESECRATION - FALSE GOD ON A THRONE FIT FOR A FRAUD "I'M THE WIZARD"... YOU CLAIM BUT YOU BELONG TO FLAME! I WILL REAP YOUR SOUL
4.
Ashen Lake 04:07
5.
Mindflayer 06:30
ILL INFECT YOUR MIND PENETRATE ENZYME ILL CONSUME YOUR BRAIN DREAMS AND FEARS THE SAME MIND FLAYER ILL ENSLAVE YOUR KIND WITHOUT NO REASON OR RHYME ASSIMILATE THEM ALL THEY WILL HEAR THE CALL WELL ABSOLVE YOU! CONTROL AND BIND YOU! MIND FLAYER! WE CRAWL IN THE DARK INSIDE YOUR MIND CEREBRUM MELTED SPLIT YOUR MIND IN TWO CORRUPT THEM ALL YOUR HEAD IS EMPTY ILL TEAR THROUGH YOUR SKIN SILKY THOUGHTS WITHIN YOURE STRANGLED BY THE WIRE GREY MATTER SET ON FIRE MIND FLAYER YOU ARE MINE TO CONTROL ILL DECONTRUCT YOU WHOLE SEARCHING FROM INSIDE THERES NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE! WELL ABSOLVE YOU CONTROL AND BIND YOU MIND FLAYER WE CRAWL IN THE DARK INSIDE YOUR MIND CEREBRUM MELTED SPLIT YOUR MIND IN TWO CORRUPT THEM ALL YOUR HEAD IS EMPTY
6.
Basilisk 06:04
A creature nears its full of teeth It hungers for the flesh of this empty street Dark claws scratching at the Gates It pulls lost souls into its drooling gape OH THE BLIGHT!!! YOURE SINKING...   This creature bloated and filled blood Like a graveyard rotting In the boiled mud For her hunger it never sleeps It fills its belly as far as it is deep OH THE BLIGHT!!! YOURE SINKING... Through the town of wood and bone Where the sludge consumes most of everyone I see the creature awaiting me In a hollowed out bottom of a dying tree OH THE BLIGHT!!! YOURE SINKING...
7.
What will i become? Oh the things ive done The days click by Im running out time Basislisk is gone Through me it carries on Ive fallen into black Theres no coming back A Blood flows through me A dark monstrosity Bones protrude from skin An evil lies within Stride collapses out I fall amongst the drought I crawl through the sand A stranger of this land I dont want to die To the creature inside I feel it writhe within Underneathe the skin Metamorphosis A flesh sarcophagus I fear i am lost My death is the cost
8.
As mountains shift around us And Rivers turn to clay In your absent dissallusions As your world decays Oh wizard you shall suffer And you will pay For a legacy of death and sorrow Burn it all away! Forgotten slaughtered children ripped Apart from thee Bodies of Warclouds blooming Through the melted tree You left this world to crawl through Through A dying sea Oceans of madness sprawling From your apathy I see your wicked life has Caught up to you You suffer from a sickness Just as i do This world it burns against us For that is true Plauged souls we are poor wizard Bound in doom!!

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Long Live the Wizard of Nothing

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released August 22, 2019

Cast:

Carter Lewis - Guitar/ Keys/ Organ
Stu Kersting - Guitar/ Saxophone/ Flute
Chase Thayer - Guitar/ Additonal Percussion
Joey Hamm - Bass Guitar
Jordan Knorr - Vocals/ Storytelling/ Omnichord
Randall Tripps- Drums/ Dark Magic

Guest Musicians:

Jeremy Mcclain - Accordian
Garrett Holm - Accordian
Bretstradamus - Trumpet

Album Art - Jian Wei

Record Label - The Company

Tracking and Mastering by Bret Liber

Mixed by Bret Liber

Merlin's The Mortal, was recorded at Red Roof Productions from 2018 to 2019 during a cold winter and a dream of spring.

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