Road to Ruin

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released June 29, 2019

Myopic Empire is:
Devon Fern: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming

Aron Davidson: Spoken word on Intro and Outro.

Srikanth Panaman: Lead guitar on The Mother Part I.
Srikanth is a member of Bevar Sea:

Aris Perperoglou: Lead guitar on Road to Ruin.
Aris is a former member of Sickfist:

Written, recorded and mixed by Devon Fern
Cover art and design by Devon Fern
Artist photography by Lala photgraphy:

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Myopic Empire Essex, UK

Myopic Empire is a doom band from Essex, UK, and formed in early 2012.

Devon - Terrifying squeals, cacophony of strings, devious manipulations.

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Track Name: Intro
Before them lay a path
Winding into the mist
Treacherous landscapes around
Barbed antennae jutting from hills

Unto them came this choice
Binding them as one
Knotted tension rising
Dropping temperature, embracing chills

Fearing what lies in the fog
Their faces painted in slate
Unbinding the storm in their hearts
The fiercest will wither and suffer as one

Heedless and rid of all joy
They wander right into the haze
The night enclosing around
The dreams of the past becoming nightmares
Track Name: Nature's Eye
You've traced the origin of your kind
Existed but a blink in nature's eye
But what for?
You've drawn your power from the Earth
Now we've passed the point of no return

Slaughtered nature
But what for?
Entwined we are
Die we will
Slaughtered nature
Ravaged all
Thus doomed we are
Die we will

You'll find I will not cry for your kind
Look at these ancients; left to die
But what for?
Fingers of the Earth rising
Reaching to the darkened skies: for the Sun

You've traced the origin of your kind
Existed but a blink in nature's eye
Fingers of the Earth rising
Reaching to the darkened skies: for the Sun
Track Name: Wild One
This is the vale of sorrow
At the edge of the day
Dark reflection, Earth's protection
We find our way

Ancient circle of stones
Where memories lay
Green hills in the shadow
We will seize the day

Wild one
Run free

A storm on the horizon
We reason not why
Midnight bells ring turmoil
Hear the Raven's cry

Run across the treeline
Hark at the darkened sky
Hours pass and the colours change
Across valleys we fly

Running in the dark, dead of night
Dreaming of a dawn that will never come
Track Name: A Call for Silence
Uterine creature
Spew forth into
Nightmares anew
No God to pray to
The folly of humanity
Inconceivable thought

A call for silence
Hear the ultimate defiance
Enmity for the unborn
Your ultimate years are now

Protean prospects
Prophetic whispers
Commitment to one's own
Fear of life alone
The downfall of society
You led the way

Disgust with anthro
pocentric views
Need to rule the world
Banner of man unfurled
It is not too late
For mankind to see

Reaching the apex
Ending lineage
Procreation's fall
Isolation for all
Ending disorder
Restoring nature
Track Name: The Mother Part I
Ethereal air
Beauty, grace, so fair
Strength beyond compare
Of us all
She'll despair

And to her, we are servants
She knows what we'll become

When she stands she'll speak
Voice like a heartbeat
Champion of the weak
And us all
She'll defeat

See her stand
Breathe in deep
Summon will
Breathe out life
Someone said
Once to me
Her world will not die
Track Name: Parallel History
Whipping up a storm
Lies, deceit in human form
Why stoke the fires of misery
When you can live parallel history?

Oh no, won't see
Wind in your eyes
Could it be
Climate change denied
Climate change denied

Dripping blood and hate
Write your name on all our fates
There's no need to claim victory
When you can live parallel history

Duplicitous minds
Smoke and mirrors deceive mankind
Who needs freedom or liberty,
When you can live parallel history?

Hollow victory
You will die the same
Track Name: Road to Ruin
It's looking at me and I feel its empire
As everything around attests
The triumph of stone over all I survey
The darkness surrounds and whispers

Though creatures abound, I will see not a flicker
Or nuance of life at its best
The mountain, the giant, this headstone of black
I tremble, I feel a shiver

A whisper to me and I stare through the night
As I realise my future stares back
Unmoving and still, black as ebony's will
and it dawns on me - the winter

I felt the emotions; remembered the past
and the flowers that now look like ghosts
The world beyond this reflected in my eyes
and I awaken yet dream that you're here

This monolith claws at my soul
On the road to ruin
Track Name: Buried
Dark path we walk on
River of blood flows
Why the land is destroyed
Nobody knows

The sun over the glens
Reveals the scars
Forces beyond measure
Will bury us all

Dark eyes have cried now
Tears fall to the floor
This is our reality
Everybody's war
Track Name: Goodbye
As tears fall from the sky
The yawning chasm groans
Ice ages carved this land

Crags of doom pierce the sky
Through the rains - forlorn sigh
Touch the Earth - mostly hope

All the years raised the ground
Forces great shaped our world
Raise a hand; say goodbye

For a time,
My home
Track Name: Outro
The well-trodden path lay before her
Strewn with the debris of men
Pain written across the scarred landscape
A litany of centuries of chaos

At once sad and fierce
Writ upon her formless features
The sobre throught of a plea unheeded
In a mind littered with untethered strings

Yet the notion remained open to her
She was only constrained by
The limits of her power
And she cried tears of fire

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