Acheron

by Mortal Plague

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Acheron is a concept album detailing the struggles of human existence, the hopelessness and pestilence that is mortal life, and the failure of humanity as a whole. The album is broken up into 4 chapters, separated by instrumentals which introduce the listener to each new musical and plot related concept.

The album deviates from previous releases musically in that it focuses more on song writing, layering guitar, orchestra, and vocal parts on and then stripping back down to basics rather than the standard dual guitar part with orchestras as shown on Omens and to a lesser extent on The Ballad of Misanthropy. This was done as an experiment in songwriting, and lends itself better the to overall mood of hopelessness, melancholy, and despair that the story is based around.

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released August 22, 2015

All songs written by Jonathan Wade 2011-2012
Lyrics on Coalescence and Confirmation of Passing by Kevin Woo
Lyrics on Ashes Escape and Acheron by Jonathan Wade
Session bass recorded by Elijah Losch
All other instruments, vocals, and orchestras recorded by Jonathan Wade

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Pestilent Path Productions by Jonathan Wade, 2012-2015

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Mortal Plague Vancouver, Washington

Mortal Plague was formed as a solo project in 2009 by Jonathan Wade after his previous band, Gorgon, disbanded. It grew into an actual band, and for a time members came and went. in 2012, after having released two full length albums, a complete live line-up was formed and new material started being written by the entire band. ... more

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Track Name: Ashes Escape
Verse
This man worn down by time
A shell of what once was
Through echoes of the past
One can see his plight
Through moments’ whispers
A flood of pain
With no remorse
He turns his back on them

Verse:
Now he wanders
These barren landscapes
An echo of himself
A ghostly presence
Over endless mountains
His footsteps fall
He ceases to be real

Chorus:
Trapped in its shell
the soul shall scream for its release
Dead to the world
Hollow existence

Torture shall be
The essence of this life
As ashes escape
Tranquility falls

Verse
The protagonist takes his life
Stolen
A tragic loss to them
His liberation
over forested mountains
His spirit runs free
Peace finds him at last
Tranquility

Chorus:
Trapped in its shell
the soul shall scream for its release
Dead to the world
Hollow existence

Torture shall be
The essence of this life
As ashes escape
Tranquility falls
Track Name: Desolation
(instrumental)
Track Name: Coalescence
Verse
I am the slime above the ground,
The dust on the laces of your shoes,
In hindsight, the ever screaming glow,
In memory, the slow and melting snow.

Verse
I am the ache upon the mountains,
The breath of a famine skyline,
In hindsight, the unrelenting toil,
In memory, the never ending foil.

Break
Stretch the paralyzed wings of the dark,
Shade the shames that wallow below.
Heed the pouring flames once stolen,
Bathe in the decay of my once sought sigh.

Chorus
I am the fury and cacophony,
I am the razor in your ears,
I am the implosion of your dreams,
I am the explosion of your universe
I am the death of all you know
I am the bane of your tainted soul
I am the implosion of your dreams
I am the explosion of your universe

Break
Stretch the paralyzed wings of the dark,
Shade the shames that wallow below.
Heed the pouring flames once stolen,
Bathe in the decay of my once sought sigh.



Verse
I am the sour taste in the floods,
The aromas of sin behind your thoughts,
In hindsight, a plunge of temptation,
In memory, a wound of temptations.

Chorus
I am the fury and cacophony,
I am the razor in your ears,
I am the implosion of your dreams,
I am the explosion of your universe
I am the death of all you know
I am the bane of your tainted soul
I am the implosion of your dreams
I am the explosion of your universe
Track Name: Desecration
(instrumental)
Track Name: Confirmation of Passings
At the dusk of your daunting gaze
Comes the woe of my purest snow
Cancerous despair, spiritual demise
Wallowing in the hollowness of my veins

And at the feet
Of your pervasive words
Come the aversion of my tainted skies
Clouds of inherent aches
Amass and arise

Ulterior pain, condensed into a tear
(Ulterior pain, into a tear)
Lustful touches upon my barren earth
(Lustful, my barren earth)
Conceive the spawn of this disease
(Conceive the spawn of this disease)
Consuming the breath I heed no more
(Consuming the breath I heed no more)

You articulate my self-denigration,
You speak my estranged desires,
Coals that burn my pyre to ruins,
A whore who bred my vain progenies.

And in the stillness above strange soils
Life’s canticles are chanted in doubt
Salvaging comes at the cold of my palms
A confirmation of passing, seared to the sky
Track Name: Revelation
(instrumental)
Track Name: Acheron
Centuries
So sickly were they formed
Parasitic emulations of life
Hostile to their own kind
Their progenies are naught but pain

Aeons unfold
Amounting to nothing
The favorite
Indulgences of the weak
Depravity in its earthly form
These lands hold no mercy for the meek

Oh
The plague of mortality
None shall escape its grasp
Oh
This world of hopelessness
Pestilence shall inherit the land

Suffering
The product of an earthly life
Death holds them in his frozen grasp
Like cattle they wander
To the slaughter
Like sheep
They wander to their demise

Silence is the only escape
From this nightmare
Of being awake
Night falls and the pain subsides
And await the embrace of the Void
As you take your life


Oh
The plague of mortality
None shall escape its grasp
Oh
This world of hopelessness
Pestilence shall inherit the land