Iron Sun

by Red Skies

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Debut Album Iron Sun

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released October 13, 2015

All music by Red Skies
Additional Synths and Orchestration by Antoine Lussier
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered and Engineered by Antoine Lussier.
Artwork by Sean Vo

Red Skies is:

Cody Dodds: Vocals
Charlie Legault: Lead Guitar
Justin Furtado: Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Tevan Crooks: Bass Guitar
Max Wilk: Drums/Piano

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Red Skies Montréal, Québec

Progressive metalcore with a dystopian twist, brought to you from Montreal, Canada.

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Track Name: Permian Era
Look around you.
Something is not right here.
The attempts to control and design thought.
The endless violence.
The suffering seen on the billions of forgotten faces.
This was the concept?
Put forward as an effort to perfect society?
The dream of a classless utopia free from negativity has died.
We are no longer aware of our end.
We had no chance.
We were forced to sleep,
and experience the same dream simultaneously.
Except, this time no one is waking up.

Are you sleeping?
Are you awake?
Track Name: New Voice
Forward, toward where I wish I could be.
On the right track after all that I’ve been through.
It took so long for you to believe in truth.
Outside of your own mind, you wanted to go on.
It’s worth it to go on.

Although it can end here,
submission to your fear
is not the answer.
You’re better here, you’re safer here.

Opportunities come even quicker
if you try even harder than your heart tends to stop at.

It’s worth it.
More than one soul has told you that.
Keep your head high in a different way.
One that leads you honestly
into a new found respect for me.

Although it can end here,
submission to your fear
is not the answer.
You’re better here, you’re safer here.

This is a new time.
Put trust in your new voice.
It’s worth it.
Track Name: Rough Sleepers
Consider me an injured soul.
Calloused heart, blackened lungs, borrowed smiles and little motivation.
But I still stand up and face the fear that the world has thrown at me.
I face the fucking fear.

Consider me a traded slave.
Corroded brain, thoughts trained, mind stained with depressing hatred.
But it’s never stopped me from following my dreams.
From following my dreams.

...From following my fucking dreams.
Fuck, sometimes I can’t even see the opportunities surrounding me.
With every positive push, a source of pessimism makes its way through the rush.
One day I hope to free myself from the shackles of this perpetual hell.

I hope to free myself. Right now it feels impossible.
This perpetual hell. Right now it feels impossible.
I hope to free myself. Right now it feels impossible.

Consider me a free man.
Not by choice, this was premeditated.
I was put here for a reason, it seems.
Life gave me more than a means.
Now it’s time to figure out what that is.

I hope to free myself.
Right now it feels impossible.

This perpetual hell.
Right now it feels impossible.
Track Name: Hemlock
Betrayed by the state that’s supposed to protect you.
They refrain from holding their words true.
The unfortunate reality is overwhelming.
In history, it’s omnipresent.

Generations of suffering from unsettled arguments
& we resist it while they fight back.

Communities collapsed at the hands of the ones who purchased
the right to break the laws they defend.

The common are subject to command.
We can’t stand.
They’ve broken our chance.

Where is there to turn?
All is said and done.
The bridges have been burned.

Now this is the consequence:
We are monitored.
Privacy is just a word.

We pay to live in this world.
Track Name: Sonder
We all have our own eyes,
Living here on borrowed time.
Unconfined, we are one,
Living under our only sun.
Track Name: Concept Citizen
I am concept citizen.
Representing the population,
Reforming the institution.
I tremble at the sight of a free man.

Even though you all have your own eyes,
allow me to invite you to a single perspective.
Even though you all have your own eyes.

Imagine a conditional world
where your actions are presupposed.
Your individuality consumed by a common goal.

Is this something that interests you?
With intuitions no longer belonging to you.
You may feel inclined to escape the confines.
only to find that you’ll end up back here.

Even though you all have your own eyes,
allow me to invite you to a single perspective.
Even though you all have your own eyes.

Your weakness is obvious.

What if your thoughts were fed to you?
Your desires determined and your will controlled?
Wouldn’t it be easier to do what you’re told?
Track Name: Norrin Radd
This presentation of humanity that surrounds me
is hardly something I am proud to be a part of.

Although I have my exceptions.
Personalities closer to me than my family’s.
I still struggle with this proposed reality.

Reveal to me just reasons for my society’s inherent identity
and its impossibility to an alternative approach to being.

If we're living together, why reject the chance to build together?
None of us are here forever.
Consider every member as deserved.
When will we learn?
Wealth is in mind.

Hold no concern for earnings.
The virtuous person exists for love and wisdom.

I am surprised that I've come this far.
Many days spent disarrayed.
I've strayed so many ways,
but now I remain in this state of confusion.

In this state of illusion,
what do you do when you’ve lost your way?

Illusions proven to be more than I'm used to,
and this time I can't tell if I'm the one telling the truth.

A truth so far from transparency.
There’s nothing much left to say.

And this time I can't tell what caused this psychological mess.

Who do I confess to?
The suspense is hard to miss.
I consist of two things:
Anxiety and Ignorance.
Track Name: Apostle
Memories…
Theories…
Can you tell the difference between knowledge and inference?

No one is special.
So just let go of the pedestal.

Bury the words of the wise, progress is left behind.
It is you who decides to see the world through clouded eyes.
All I see is ignorance on a weary face.
Your apathy will put you in your place.

Memories…
Theories…
Can you tell the difference between knowledge and inference?

We’re all equals.
Our Gods don’t define that.
No being deserves recognition above us all.

Take a second and think.
What is the point of defeat,
when we seem to experience the same thing?

Bury the words of the wise.
So why do we ruin it without a care?

I’m so fucking sick of it all.
Associating with humans stuck in the prehistoric crawl.
You’re not evolved!
You’re not fucking evolved!

We need a change before it’s too late
Track Name: Iron Sun
Gods are gunned down by simplicity.
Tempers flared and transcended into nothingness.

Where are the saviors?
Where are the mercenaries?
Where will we be when there’s nothing left protecting us?
Where will we be when there’s nothing left?

We’re left with no retreat,
a broken home, and no relief.
We preach our damnation.
Salvation is but a dream.
Irreversible odds, and eternal sleep.
We welcome the end
and we hail our defeat.

We are the children of a confused heritage.
Lived through the worst of the best times in life.
Now time has become irrelevant, considered backwards, worn out with the broken gears.

Sound awake,
I let my mind drift a bit.
Give it a minute and shift my breath
so I’m able to fully rest.
Breathe deep and think like sleep,
but know that I am in complete control.

This machine no longer hums.
We welcomed the Iron Sun.