the age of collapse

by HOLY

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HOLY "the age of collapse" LP
adagio830 nr 92

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released January 12, 2015

"Holy is a four piece band from Milano, Italy who formed in July of 2011. Holy play a dark, brutal, and facemelting style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, and powerviolence within their sound. Age Of Collapse is the band's debut fourteen song LP, released by the always on-point Adagio 830 records. On Age Of Collapse, Holy blast through 14 songs in a little over 22 minutes, so you know that you're about to get your ass handed to you in a major way. Musically, Holy remind me of a mixture of bands like Left For Dead or Ruination mixed with the modern stylings of bands like Pick Your Side, Needles, and Withdrawl. Overall, Age Of Collapse kicks ass on so many different levels. Seriously, I can't get enough of this LP. " ( manic compression )

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Track Name: war
I feel there's no home
No sleep, no rest
Just war

All I ever wanted
Is what I always missed
I'm sick and angry
Empty handed

This place shelters me
But my body here aches the most

This place shelters me
But my body here aches the most

No sleep
No rest
Just war
Track Name: life
Can't catch a breath
Can't feel my lungs
Do am I dying?
Or am I just a paroid fool?
And all this people
They all surround me
They look after me
But I don't trust 'em all

So I guess that's my life now
in the womb of paranoia

Trust no one
Obey no one

But I can't stop this pressure
As long as I enjoy it
Track Name: handshake
Hello my friends
You, lazy assholes

You vultures
Aren't you tired of eating my flesh?
You bled me dry

You are all invited to my breaking point
Down in hell with me.
Track Name: ramparts
These years, this whole lifetime
Gone, like leaves in the backyard
A matchbook in our pocket
But no will to use it

Like bad seed we rooted
Like weed we grew
We're just a bad joke
No fun

Behind these walls
This town has blew the life away from me
Suburban scum
Sons and daughters of the affluence
We riot, We revolt, We barely exist
Track Name: the end of all hope
The end of all hope
The fall of the leviathan of democracy
Crushed us all, made us numb
We walk blindfolded
The path they've drown for us

The mourn of this age
Is the weep of heroes without a cause
We need no constraints to be enslaved

This grieving wreck
This mess It's like a noose around my neck we traded peace of mind with hate for ourselves
Track Name: undone
I watch the world I know comin' undone
I let anxiety devouring the leftovers

I'll stop pretending that I'm growing up I'll stop pretending

This is my weakness
This is my curse
How can I sleep with ghosts?

Tell me how those kids became so cynical
Track Name: harm's way
Who hold the razor that blind our fate?
Now wounded we stand, in the void of THE trenches
We are dancing on borders
On the edge of collapse

There's no need for us
We are so unnecessary

We laid with tragedy
And now war is our flesh and blood

I know
Everything has its cost
I only ask myself
If my life worth it
Track Name: ablaze
I'll strew these walls with gasoline
And let the sparks do the rest

I had a dream, I was an arsonist
It's only fire for the fire sake

God is not there, he's preying somewhere else
What is left here former humans, now empty shells
And no one to notice.
It's fire for the fire's sake
Track Name: old habits
Nourished by lies
Fed by the shredding of fear and pain,
By the lack of compassion
Unable to ask. Unable to question
Old habits, die hard, unable to stop

Repeat yourself: "at least it tastes better"

Pretend it is righteous, that it is only tradition
Denying you're choosing it, denial, denial
Take no position, denial, denial
You're the slaughterer

Repeat yourself: "at least it tastes better"
Track Name: restart
A farewell to hypocrisy
The words I wrote
The way these pages have soiled
Hold on...I've failed, let me go

Forgive me, forget
The way I wreck my home
The way I mess with you
The way we fought

Lookin' back i must admit
I've never dealt with anger

From now on It's up to me
Track Name: came to light
I was born dead in a dead end
Please me, tease me, kill me
Until I'll embrace acceptance
I was born dead, in a dead end

They drop me here
I'm out of time
I'm out of sight
They drop me here
No room for me
in their food chain

I was born dead, in a dead end
Track Name: restless
I've been told a better place awaits
I've been told we'll lay and rest in peace
I've been told love lasts forever
Over our dead bodies
I've been told no more suffering
I've been told no more pain
I've been told but if I ask now nobody answers
And my knuckles hurt, my nails are worn
There's no gold at the end of the road
I've been told but if I ask now
Nobody answers
Is anybody out there?
It's only gravity
Pushing us down so fucking down
Until the ground will swallow us
Track Name: over me forever
If everything shifts and everything changes why am i only floating?
If i'm not supposed to bear all of this chaos

Why am I overwhelmed?

Because of the need of warmth in cold nights
Because of this hunger in me
I turned my back to my true north