Colossus

by Arbiter

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Colossus is Arbiter's debut album, released in 2010, featuring re-recordings of the band's debut EP "The Sins of the Past EP" (as band name Barter in Blood)

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released October 23, 2010

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Arbiter Traverse City, Michigan

We are Arbiter, and after 8 years in a band together, we are entering our "third era"—this time, we're making a video game, and our new album will be the soundtrack for it. Join the Alpha Core here on our Bandcamp to see the development process from the inside out—and get all of Arbiter's content all at once. ... more

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Track Name: Premonitions
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Deadfall
In Conquest; think not of the pawns, for the King yet reigns.

[Judgement Arrives]

We are Arbiter.

[Unspired]

This year the dead will mourn for the living. A sudden silence is the music of birth. This year the dead will dance around the fire to celebrate what life was never worth.

[Screams of Warcall]

Watch the dusk of a new dawn, learn the words to a new song. Push back your fears of death: we are warriors now. We are warriors now. Watch us stand merciless.

[Whispers of Deadfall]

I am Silence, Hear me ROAR. Hear me! Hear me now! Kingdoms fall to my whispers, this world bows to my screams! I am silence so hear me roar. I am silence so hear me roar.
Track Name: What We Have
(Tourette’s Guy: “The last time I gave a shit… I got fucked!”)

Let’s Go!

[Bringer of the Red Dawn]

I have been waiting for this day to come: We put in our time. Our dedication. We want so much more but what we have, we fucking earned. Can you say the same? Or will you leech your way to the top? You want everything, but we have so much more!

[Wings of the Albatross]

Is this what you call musicianship? Have you really worked so hard for this? Riding the wings of the Albatross just to stand here with us today.

[Clockburner]

These days are passing faster than you know. These days are passing faster than you know, I am watching you drown in yourself! So drown in yourself as days go by: Finally this day has come. We put in our time, our dedication. We want so much more but what we have, we fucking earned.

[Decree of Annihilation]

You’re fucking weak! As we ride into battle, you should probably… Prepare to die! With my brothers by my side: take steed motherfuckers! It’s time to ride! Hooves of THUNDER. Wings of FLAME. Blades of STEEL. Bringers of PAIN. We… shall… always… rise!
Track Name: Bringer of the Black Dawn
[Heartfire]

Sprout from the dirt: A spawn of the sickest treachery. My fingers are coffins, spreadingly forcefully the unborn seed. Arise from your weeping; entrust in me, I am the Bringer of the Black Dawn! (The Sun forever gone.) Swallow the shards of dreams: regurgitate nothing. Time drips into lifelessness by the order of the ebon hand. Birthed under my command, no rest for the wicked, carry out my black desires: spread our sickness, across this EARTH.

[Endsender]

Ungodly soldiers of hate… Legions of undead: “March forth and let the blood fly. Kill…” (never wondering why.) What destroyed my faith in this world? What have I become inside?

[Graey]

Witness the dawn of a new hatred, for a worthless hope, and a dwindling purpose, I will never be the same. Breathing blackness as I re-create the paranoia that is my entire life. I am withering to a helpless state of mind: I can’t cry when it’s raining. I can’t scream when I’m breathless.

[Look]

Leave this all behind: Press forward into a new day.

[See]

Witness the dawn of a new confidence, for a hope worth fighting for, and a purpose… All My Own.

[Speak]

March forth and let the blood fly, I am the Bringer of the Black Dawn. Rise from your weeping; Entrust in me. We will force our enemies to swallow their dreams.
Track Name: We Were Bridges
[Severance]
How can you sleep at night knowing I am suffering?
You fucking shameless and worthless slut.
This swelling hatred is far from gone.
Then shut your fucking eyes and look away.
This was the last time.
Your last chance to steal innocent life.
Your last chance to destroy what I have come to be.

[Bridgeburner]
I’ve watched this family fall apart...
ONE BY ONE!
I’ve watched my friends pack their bags and fucking leave.
I can’t be blamed for their ill decisions.
I can’t be blamed for their ill decisions.
You are all a failure in my eyes.
You’re all a failure to each other.
I can’t be blamed for your ill decisions.
I can’t be blamed for your ill decisions.
So fuck yourself over in your sleep, cus you’re nothing to me you worthless
slut.
This swelling hatred is far from gone…
So shut your fucking eyes and die away.
FUCK!

[Arsonist]
Return from whence you came: The Succubus of Shame.
Track Name: Sins of the Past
Please forgive me for what I have done. I need a new life now, far from what I’ve become. I can never let go of that binding stress. Years have gone by now and still I regret. Those black days, are never leaving me. Those days are never letting me go. So how can we move on from the sins of the past? And how can we grow strong for the deeds of the future?

[AiaeaiA]

Look to the skies and shed this frustration. Just let it go. Peel away the skin of the past. Chip away the sins of the past.

[Crooked, Twisted]

We can’t forget, our horrid past. Our wrongful ways will always show… Through this rotted, wood of despise. Crooked, Twisted: Cursed… as deserved.

[Out of Body]

Now lift your head up and see yourself. (Now lift your head up and see yourself moving on.) Gaze in your mirror, and see yourself. (Gaze in your mirror, and see yourself moving forward.) Look out the window and see yourself… (Look out the window and see yourself moving on… forward to a new day.)

[Out of Mind]

Please forgive us for what we have done, we have a new life now, far from what we’ve become.

[Daymaker]

Head up: shoulders back. Take it in: this fresh air. We must move, forward now. There are new horizons abound. There is so much more, than what you do in life. There is so much more, than what you do in life.

[AiaeaiA]

Forward: holding nothing back. Live for yourself: strive for ultimate success. Go now: time spent moving on. Lift your head up and shine on. May the wind be on your back.
Track Name: Conflux
[Your Eyes in Mine]

And this page is useless. A pen spilling ink… Erase it.

[Your Mind in Mine]

“Let him who crawls enamour’d of decay, Cling to his couch, and sicken years away; Heave his thick breath, and shake his palsied head; Ours—the fresh turf, and not his feverish bed”

[To Null the Void; A Thought Divine]

And from nothing comes something else… Abysma hugs my thoughts. Course the edge of existence… Like Columbus we’ll sail and scale the walls universal. We will only sleep at night when the stars are mounted, like trophies: glimmering/rings brandished, synchronized/eyes dilated in fear/earshot of a void/avoiding consumption/shun the thoughts of glimmering/rings brandished, synchronized/eyes dilated in fear/earshot of a void/avoiding consumption/shun the thoughts of nothing:

[A Sudden Burst of Clarity]

Live.

[A Lost Rainbow of Frailty]

Colors exploding in fluid waveform. Pen is useless no more, witness the prismatic refraction, to and from these directions to a new frontier: it is our fear that keeps us sitting and sleeping… but in our fear… we’re stronger than ever!

[With Gale Force Winds]

Brace yourself for the change, It’s in the air! Brace yourself for the change, It’s in the air. You can feel it in your bones, Life won’t be the same: Colors exploding in fluid waveform.

[A Religion]

Live your dreams. Blind: You’ll see. The picture is painted with your dreams. Bring it all, together now… Though art is lost… We’ll find it again.

[The Conflux Has Arrived]

“Behold—but who hath seen or e’er shall see, Man as himself—the secret spirit free? (And cry, Remembrance saddening o’er each brow,) How had the brave who fell exulted NOW!” After years of world-bending machinations, triumph is at hand.

[Your eyes in mine, your mind in mine, To null the void; a thought divine:
A sudden burst of clarity, A lost rainbow of frailty…
With Gale Force winds, A religion:
The Conflux has arrived.]
Track Name: Unloved and Forgotten
And they stick with me: Days spent alone in angry shadows. I, the child. I, the ghost inside. Someone be with me. Someone share a smile with me. I am the ghost inside.

[All Hallow’s Eve]

Tonight I wear the mask. The smell of decay is so sweet. Tonight will give birth to the true face in me. A playground for the grim thoughts inside.

[Worldburner]

I’ll set this world ablaze. Black fire, black air, black rain. YOU WILL ALL. BE ALONE. No one to comfort you.

[Unloved and Forgotten]

Unloved and Forgotten. I’m your ghost… I’m… Your Ghost… …I am… YOUR GHOST…

[Epitaph]

Deranged minds develop further every day. A farm of darkness and the crop is discourse. Laced and sprinkled with the sting of mediocrity. Whittled by the sting lifelessness. Driven by horror, pushed forward by fear. Tonight will give birth to the true face in me. Sifting through the true thoughts inside.

[The Lost Scrolls]

Erase these imperfections, undo the mistake of mankind, But the scars will always remain, these tears will always be cried. …The grudges are held… …This hate does not die… …Tonight I cross the line… …The line drawn in blood… …A line drawn in blood… Tonight I wear the mask. TONIGHT I BARTER IN BLOOD.
Track Name: Death or Glory
I have seen you beaten to bruises and bloodshed. I have heard you choking on your cries for help. Trudging through a life of fear and frustration. Every day you’re hoping for a reason to be.

[Knocked Down]

Pinned down, fists to the body: “Please let me see, a brighter day!” Aspirations aflame… (what is there left to believe?) They will watch us shed the skin of opression, and break the chains of fear!

[Get Up]

Stand tall, never kneel before them. Laugh in their face, as they try to destroy who you are. We will be beside you as you get up off the floor and we will be beside you as you unleash the vow you swore… UNLEASH THE YEARS OF SILENCE, LET GO OF THE BURNING POWER. Look up: never hide your face in shame. Stand up: this is a new beginning. Join me, we will never stand down! Join me, we will never stand down! Feel the rage, overcome, drown them in oceans: Unleash the years of silence, embrace the need to kill. Pulverize those who have kept you down: a fist to the jaw of the opressor.

[Break Free]

We will conquer, with unity and pride! We will conquer, with unity and pride! And looking at these scars we will smile with that pride, knowing we earned them from fighting for a place in life! Come on! We earned these scars with pride!

[Dumb and Dumber: “You know what I’m sick and tired of, Harry? I’m sick and tired of having to eek my way through life, I’m sick and tired of being a nobody. But most of all… I’m sick and tired of having nobody.”]

…Together we Stand… …Together we Fight… …Together we Stand… …Now, WE ARE ONE!

[Everlast]

NOW, WE ARE ONE! Standing here today, giving all we have!

(Chronicles of Riddick: “Get that ass MOVING!”)

Death or Glory.