The GOD Standard

by Altar of Flesh

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1.
The God Standard Buy in or sell out, Cast away all doubt These shackles we wear are hidden by the pride we share God stands with US! Buying your trust We feed the monster all our lives, Slave to the dollar until we die One out of many Out of many, one! One out of many Out of many, one! The blood is on our hands The price of our demands Until death, a slave, to the god standard Freedom is an illusion! These weights that hold us down These chains that keep us bound The debt we pay for the god standard Freedom is an illusion! Exploiting nature and people’s lives, Regardless of what survives Conquest of the strong, for our luxuries, right or wrong God stands with US! Forgiving our lusts We feed the monster all our lives, bloody hands until we die (chorus reprise) Our lives are bought and sold Just do as your told
2.
Through the Darkness Nothing left they own this life Darkness comes to claim the light The shrines arise with spires tall Be controlled or you shall fall An enemy, too far to see Or an illusion By your fears, for all your years To be controlled The enemy, the one you see As your protector In plain sight, hiding in the light Keeping you in the dark Trust your guide through the darkness Pick your side in the war… or Be your own guide through the darkness Go Your own way Overcome! Step aside let evil roam Weakened minds, they catch in droves Dim the light, watch shadows grow Wicked minds shall claim your soul Overcome!
3.
Revenant 05:00
Revenant Funding wars and choosing sides Enemies born where friends reside Rising with the changing tides How can we be so blind? Placing weapons in their hands Claiming only to save their lands Clearly, no one understands How can we be so blind? Deny our role in the rising death toll Chaos erupts, we lose control Another stain on our burning soul How can we be so blind? Feels like we’ve been here before Meddling in another civil war Elections always promise more How can we be so blind? As the revenants arise, you blindly turn away Staring through the void, the mirror shows the way As the sins of the past become the path of today The revenant claws your back, as death comes our way Way and means are always the same Instilling fear and casting blame Secular law thrown to the flame How can we be so blind? Force religion and politics to converge Crumbled society will diverge Paint dissenters as a scourge How can we be so blind? Use your god like a sharpened sword Religious freedom to be abhorred Backward thinking we can’t afford How can we be so blind? Feels like we’ve been here before Religion and sensibility at war Can we never expect much more? How can we be so blind?
4.
War of Ages 04:06
War of Ages Blinded by the light of God The armies march to war Generations of pawns continue to fight As He laughs in delight The gallons of blood have soaked in the soil Death consumes this world War of ages Death upon us World in chaos Holy war! Sentenced to burn Prophets' words inspires the hatred They have always spoke against Leaders become drunk with power Martyred as a god Bred for war, soldiers welcome death, In the end all envy the fallen Battles are won and lost, the war in stale mate Intervention of divine purpose The gods have had enough, as they watch the fools fight Time to step in, cast all out of the light Angels and demons slaughter all on the field Damnation for all, The world dies
5.
Beyond Death 04:22
Beyond Death Fight harder when your back’s against the wall Or as a self-immolated martyr, choose to fall Plan to escape into Death’s cold ground The pain you run from tears you down From your final breath to beyond death The pain will haunt you Your mortal shell will rot, your soul is caught Locked in solitude From your final breath to beyond death Energy from your body rends Your mortal shell will rot, your soul is caught Your life’s sorrow never ends You will never see What it means to be free The pain will never cease Beyond death, eternity The void of darkness, a journey you make alone Believe Death will take your soul to realms unknown Energy tethered to this mortal prison, freedom denied Never transcend, never ascend; Just know you died! Residual energy never dies Trapped in a loop for all time The torture never subsides The price you pay for suicide
6.
In The Shadow of the Cross In godlessness we trust For the unattainable you lust This rapture you’ve created To escape the end you’re fated To Death you’ll pay your toll There’s no God to save your soul Die! As you look to the sky! In the shadow of the cross Cry out to God, as you die! In the shadow of the cross In godlessness we trust For the heaven that you lust Think faith renders you exempt From dying in contempt More like mentally unstable As you base your life on fable Think you can run? Think you can hide? Taken to heaven as we sinners die? The end is coming, but by our own hand Call out to Jesus or die like a man! In the name of the father In the name of the son As the Holy Ghost commands Thy will, be done Wait for your rapture Only find loss Find yourself dying In the shadow of the cross
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Momento Mori 01:49
Instrumental
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Even Hell has its Heroes What can we say, you threw this bond away A Judas revealing Poisoned the well, you might as well Seventh circle kneeling No absolution is your retribution Denial of your impurities Point your finger as the lies linger Guided by your insecurities Behold the betrayal in your eyes The mirror tells no lies Even Hell has its heroes Even Hell has its martyrs Not man to man, but a typing hand Your venomous repine Desperate attack, behind my back How to stand without a spine Is there any doubt that you sold me out My old friend, I wish you well If you fool yourself, you’ll believe yourself But betrayal leads to a personal hell Betrayer The seventh circle awaits Accuser Points to avoid his due fate Cowardice Attacks while the back is turned Dishonored Indignity as your soul is burned

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released June 1, 2017

Jason Santos -- Lead vocals, guitars, keys, violin, additional percussion
Nick Ward -- Guitars, Backing vocals
Matt "Road Rage" Santos -- Drums
Jeff Ortiz -- Bass

Recorded and mixed at Substandard Studios by Jason Santos
Mastered by Freddy Cash
Album cover painting: 'Plutus, Guardian of the Fourth Circle' by Jason Santos

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Altar of Flesh Tallahassee, Florida

Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, Altar of Flesh was formed in 1999. Altar of flesh have released 4 demos, which were compiled on 'Unleashing the Angel Grinder' on Statue Records. 'Vilified' was released in 2009.

Altar of Flesh have had the honor to share the stage with Morbid Angel, Monstrosity, Malevolent Creation, All That Remains, Crematorium, Bloodlet, Bloodjinn, Corpus Cristi, & Jucifer
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