The Heavens Are Not On Fire​.​.​.

by Wills Dissolve

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Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Bien que ça ne ressemble pas tout à fait, on pourrait faire les mêmes compliments à Wills dissolve que ceux que l'on fait à Opeth. death prog avec passages à ambiance dignes des maîtres ! Favorite track: so do not mistake these ashes.
Riff Spreader
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Riff Spreader An impressive debut from this Houston prog dm outfit. Heavily influenced by early Opeth with a unique historical theme (Great Meteor Storm of 1833). Excited to see how their sound develops.
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Thoth’s Girl They are beautiful, whether or not heavily influenced by other bands as others are saying. I don’t care, every band has their own signature sound no matter how minute, I love this and it’s a good listen ❤️ And the guys can sing ! They are great ! I’m in love 🥰
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    The debut album from Wills Dissolve, "The Heavens Are Not On Fire", released in a 4 Panel Digipack from the band in October 2018. Hypnotic Dirge Records has taken over distribution for the remaining 150 copies of the album and will be repressing the album in the future.

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The sky! Fills with radiant bursts of death Perilous night! Of matters we can not understand Glorious light! Guide us on your omnipotent path - They fly! Blaze of light ignite the sky Holy curse! Time's end is now at hand Astral hearse! The horseman four proclaim god’s wrath - Gather ye faithful, Look to the sky. An empyrean blaze, A celestial fire. - The stars of Heaven Fall to the Earth. Foretold by John Revelation’s Birth. The wicked shall flee before His Advent. Before our eyes they shall be rent. - If we do not mind These signs from on high. As sure as we live We’ll Eternally Die. - ...give in to your Desire ...wade through the Muck and the Mire ...this task of yours shall sire ...your eternal Souls…. funeral pyre! - Now the torches and rifles and swords will taste the heathen flesh The crimson elixir it fuels our cause - Sever the heads cut out the beating hearts and bless the soil Your kind will offend our Lord no more. - Sink the daggers in organs and crush the pitiful pagan scourge We have cleansed ourselves of mortal flaws Castrate the weakling flesh and cut and draw the worthless corpse A choir of angels sing heavenly score - Immolation! Your time is nigh Burnt to the ground Removed from our sight - Invocation! A portent of doom The eternal fight Ends with your tomb - Destruction! The sinful must die Gather your swords For glory we fight - Resurrection! Succumb to the light It is his will This is our night Open up the gates Move forth into the fields Enter the darkness, and the shade of night Fulfill the holy purpose of god. so do not mistake these
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Onward! Release the lands from heathen’s grasp By the dawn the prophecy it will be met May the lord bless this mission as we carry forth The heathen blood will sully this land nevermore - Ashes! Raze the thatch and cure the land Curse the false gods and those that worship them Your children were born unto this heresy Their blood shall render us forever free. - Father Hear our Prayer Deliver us from despair We’ll heed thy final call Oh, Heaven help us all. - And now the deed is done In the name of thy Holy Son We’ve passed your final test And laid thy foes to... - REST! Laid their camp to ruin, slaughtered them all, and smashed their idols profane! The young, the old, the women and children, all of them were slain! - We’ve Celebrated far too soon Under falling stars and a pale moon How Quickly Fortunes can turn - Gaze upon the hilltop The wretched return
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Black waves from heaven, Helpless cries Embers remain Fanatical believers condemn you to die - But blood begets blood tonight, An accursed allegiance of men born of the flame - Crows come shrieking Air breathes rust Hills stained red Our Families lie broken and bleeding in the dust - May your souls find no home in heaven, And your bones be spit from the earth - This cancerous creed beyond repentance, Shall be expelled From this land now and forevermore! Hear their cries Dying breaths Broken on the soil - Ravens pick at the eyes of the sinful dead - Blood seeps through the ground Sacrifice to drought - Bones jut forth In the sun Exposed by righteous hand - Death rattle Falls adrift In the painted dust - We met our foe in battle Our Souls on the line The horsemen in the saddle We are pressed for time. So few are left now, the smoke trails rising They dance with the stars, Behold our ashen offering.- - The groaning stops Only the chieftain remains - The lifeless entrails Heathen decay - They will have no peace Forever they will burn - Let their bodies rot The maggots shall feast - Last one alive, one more to slay, and all of my faithful are spent. - It cannot be so to suffer any to live, each and every last one be rent. Their leader is wounded, blind in one eye, with several holes in his flesh. - So I take up his axe, and swing it on down, right into his heart! - ...in his chest - No More Certainty No More Sanctity No More Humanity
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Alone I walk, as if in a daze. My mind uneasy and filled with haze. Body broken, and bleeding out. ...a soul filled with doubt. - I feel emptiness, not joy. I walk through shadowed woods, not Elysian Fields . When shall the darkness yield? Was it all the Fallen’s ploy? - I can see it now, the path that lies before me. - I can feel it now a great unease a heart that bleeds - Behold! I survive! Just one man... The savage blood, covers the land Still the heavens rain, and all I feel is pain. So many have died, I remain yet am dead inside. Look! Up towards the sky At His heavenly Might! Gaze upon the light! Has our Lord arrived? - Show! Mercy upon our souls Your servants Beg! Forgiveness and a path to your holy - Light! We served your will Divine laws fulfilled Our! Offer in vain awaiting judgement in shame - As the light begins to fade And the darkness beckons Burning alive in this hell we’ve made Too late we learn the lesson
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“The Heavens Are Not On Fire...is the debut album from Wills Dissolve, a progressive death metal band from Houston, TX. Equally atmospheric and aggressive, this album weaves its concept (“a meditation on religion, violence, and cosmic chaos”) through seamless, satisfying transitions between ambient and bold passages. Led by masterfully executed drum grooves and finished with blazing, melodic leads and crushing vocals, Heavens… is progressive, but never wandering. Although one can certainly recognize influences both named by the band (Opeth, Katatonia, Ihsahn) and surprising (Rotting Christ, In Vain, Kozeljnik, November’s Doom), nothing about this spectacular debut is derivative. The production is clean and balanced, perfectly restrained, allowing each element to shine through organically. The Heavens Are Not On Fire… transports the listener to The Great Meteor Storm of 1833, an event erroneously interpreted by North American Christians as the biblical apocalypse and later recognized as the beginning of a critical shift towards a secular understanding of celestial phenomena. Lyrically and musically, Wills Dissolve’s debut is worth the many listens it takes to appreciate its authenticity and originality. “No More Sanctity!”

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released July 29, 2019

Wills Dissolve is:
Nick Block - Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Caruana - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Branson Heinz - Drums, Percussion
Shaun Weller - Bass, Vocals

Engineering - Nick Block and Andrew Caruana
Mixing - Andrew Caruana
Additional Drum Engineering and Mixing - Neal Evans
Mastering - Brad Boatright at AudioSiege
Recorded at Backlit Studios
Piano by Shaurabh Nandy
Layout and Interior Photo - Rick Custer
Cover Art - Cauê Piloto (www.facebook.com/cauepilotoart/)

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