PRISM

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Joep Heijen - Lead Vocals
Arjan Heijden - Bass
Frank Debij - Drums
Claus Toet - Lead Guitars
Mark Pilk - Lead Guitars & Backing Vocals

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released August 16, 2015

All music created, composed & produced by Acrid

Lyrics to “Strength” & “Sovereign” written by Joep Heijen
Lyrics to “Arena” & “Tearjerker” written by Frank Debij
Lyrics to “Art Of War” written by Arjan Heijden
All other lyrics written by Mark Pilk

Drums recorded by Hans Pieters in December 2004 at the Excess Studios in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Drums processed by Mark Pilk from February 2015 through April 2015 at home in Zeeland & Wassenaar, the Netherlands

All guitars recorded by Mark Pilk & Claus Toet from May 2004 through July 2015 at home in The Hague & Wassenaar, the Netherlands

All vocals recorded by Mark Pilk from December 2004 through June 2015 at home in The Hague & Wassenaar, the Netherlands

Mixed by Mark Pilk in July 2015 at home in Wassenaar, the Netherlands

Mastered by Mark Pilk & Claus Toet in July 2015 at home in The Hague, the Netherlands & Zebegény, Hungary

"Trifold" artwork by Sven Geier

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Track Name: Strength
Yesterday I had a vision of you, you were screaming
Endless pain, so much loss
The end of hope, the birth of fear

Is this the end?
Will you believe that I’m you’re friend?
I will not leave you
Is this the end?
I will not leave you

Arms stretched out beside you, palms turned upward
Facing the sky with an endless scream
Try to find your inner strength, turn grief into hatred

Yesterday I had a vision of you, you were screaming
Endless Pain, so much loss,
The end of hope, the birth of fear

Is this the end?
I will not leave you

Time to open your eyes, a new beginning
Bend your sorrow, to make a fist
Find your reason to focus the hatred, open up and let it all out

Yesterday I had a vision of you, you were screaming
Endless pain, so much loss,
The end of hope, the birth of fear
The birth of strength
Track Name: Misguided
The question we ask: the goal you achieve?
The reason you mask religion to deceive?
 
Haven't you found a reason to live,
To make us believe and not forgive?
 
The light in your eyes is a dark shade of hate
Blinded by empty promises of eternity

The wisdom you seek is shrouded in the flame
The lies they speak are all in God’s name
 
What is the point of bloodshed and blame,
When all you achieve is more of the same?
 
The light in your eyes Is a dark shade of hate
Blinded by empty promises of eternity

The question we ask: the goal you achieve?
The reason you mask religion to deceive?
Track Name: Sovereign
Why would i believe? Nothing is what it seems
Influences all around, everything tied in together

Break all ties to the outside, find strength in yourself
Never point your finger, a recluse I will be: the Sovereign

This is my destination, I have reached the point of no return
Break all ties to the outside, there is nothing more for me to learn

Do you think that is all, my friend?
Why do you wish to know me?

Break all ties to the outside, a recluse I will be: the Sovereign

This is the reason why, I look at myself
No one else i can trust, I’m the one responsible for me...for me

How can anyone believe in you, if you don’t see what should be true?
Strength comes from within; self-confidence
Face the world, embrace the balance
Only then will you be the Sovereign, finally

Break all ties to the outside, find strength in yourself
Never point your finger, a recluse I will be: the Sovereign
Track Name: Arena
Press "START" to die
 
Just fucking do it: kill your world, erase your truth... and I will rule it
Swallow the bullet, chew the lead and taste the blood, there's nothing to it
 
Give war a chance, let chaos commence until only one stands
So let the love die, so let the hate grow, so let the blood flow
 
Sink my fangs into your skull, suck out every thought inside
And let you slip into the night
 
Press "KILL" to continue

Just fucking say it, you know the words, you know the game, just fucking say it
I’m tired of waiting, you fucked me up, I'll fuck you up, so stop complaining
 
Give war a chance, let chaos commence, until only I stand
So let the love die, so let the hate grow, so let the blood flow
 
Sink my fangs into your skull, suck out every thought inside
And let you slip into the night
 
Your world is mine
Track Name: Sympathy Worth Nothing
Hypocrisy hiding treachery,
Thievery breeding apathy

Hiding... always lying,
Hating... forever waiting
 
Sympathy worth nothing,
Nothing left for anyone
Sympathy worth nothing,
All this hate for no one
 
Reality slowly shifting,
Falsified; always twisting
 
Taking... always wasting,
Cheating... forever feeding
 
Sympathy worth nothing,
Nothing left for anyone
Sympathy worth nothing,
All this hate... it’s all done

Worthless...
Lifeless...
Loveless...
Endless...
Track Name: A Matter Of Light & Death
Hide away, run from the light, hide away
Fade away into the dark of night, fade away

I am the black prince of hate; feeding on your fear, live to let you die
I am the blood prince of darkness
I am the taker of crimson streams

Emerging from the shadows and I strike when least expected
Emerging from the shadows and I set you free
Let the blood flow forever...
Immortal

Run away, hide from the light, run away
Fade away into the cloak of night, fade away
A slave of nocturnal bloodlust,
A child born into eternal darkness

I am the black prince of hate; feeding on your fear, live to let you die
I am the blood prince of darkness
I am the taker of crimson streams

Emerging from the shadows and I strike when least expected
Emerging from the shadows and I set you free
Let the blood flow forever...
Immortal

I am the bringer of waking dreams and I could give an endless life

I am the black prince of hate; feeding on your fear, live to let you die
I am the blood prince of darkness
I am the taker of crimson streams
Track Name: TearJerker
The flesh is weak... or so you tell me, but I'm thick skinned baby
The mind is strong... or so they say, but I just blow my mind away

Green eyes, white lies, black ties: nine years wiped away with three words
Purple haze, chaos and demons... join me on this trip to the absurd

Don't look at me 'cause all I am is pain
Shed these acid tears to burn it all away
Everything worth anything dies here in my hands
I've got the river Styx flowing through my veins

Is that first blood I smell? Is it yours or mine? Is it just the scent of time?
Is that a tear I see? Is it the first or last?

Green eyes, white lies, black ties: nine years wiped away with three words
Purple haze, chaos and demons... join me on this trip to the absurd

Don't look at me 'cause all I am is pain
Shed these acid tears to burn it all away
Everything worth anything dies here in my hands
I've got the river Styx flowing through my veins

All i am is pain
Track Name: Hate Is Stronger Than Fear
Much too long I’ve been nowhere close to my heart
Taken so far beyond limitations
Broken down to the bone, how could I ever be whole?
Left to bleed on my own, my redemption

Hate is stronger than fear:
Annihilate all you hold dear

Rage is all, I can’t contain myself
Rage overflowing all, what’s left to fear?

Far too much I’ve seen the shattering of dreams
Broken shards of hope, violations
Strayed so far from home, faith keeping me sane
What’s left is my belief, my reflections

Hate is stronger than fear:
Annihilate all you hold dear

Rage is all, I can’t contain myself
Rage overflowing all, what’s left to fear?

I can feel nothing less than this, this hate it grows far beyond all else
All my fear gone, there is none, no one
This hate explodes, blistering... final
Track Name: Enemy:Entity
Enemy... ending me,
Entity... empty me
Your pain... justified,
Your life... borrowed time

Pray for peace with God my friend,
Pray that He receives them all
Pray that you will find a place...
I couldn't care less

You'll feel it soon, crawling inside,
Unknown to you, eating away
Nowhere to run, no place to hide...
This is the end; your killing day

Your pain... justified,
Your life... borrowed time

Make your peace with God my friend,
Pray that He forgives them all
Pray for painless judgement...
I couldn't care less

You'll feel it soon, crawling inside,
Unknown to you, eating away
Nowhere to run, no place to hide...
This is the end; your killing day

This is my enemy, this is my entity
This is my pain, this is my life
This is your pain, this is your life
Track Name: Art Of War
Conflicts in modern age, twisted into an art
Sculptures are rising high, surveying the skies

Calculate, devastate, and propagate;
Another form of modern war in my face
At any cost, lives are lost, feed the pain;
Media fuels the war machine

Immortal, I’m marching through lands of frozen tears
Creating confusion, I shall not be revealed
In madness I’m searching to manipulate
In darkness I’m hiding, the truth will be erased

Eyes in the sky reflecting lies,
Symbolize the score; the art of war

Feeding on human blood to gain publicity
Censor the views of loss, confuse the enemy

Calculate, devastate, and propagate;
Another form of modern war in my face
At any cost, lives are lost, feed the pain;
Media fuels the war machine

Immortal, I’m marching through lands of frozen tears
Creating confusion, I shall not be revealed
In madness I’m searching to manipulate
In darkness I’m hiding, the truth will be erased

Eyes in the sky reflecting lies,
Symbolize the score; the art of war
Track Name: Sin
My patience wears thin
Is that so hard to understand?
But I don't want your forgiveness
I don't need a damn thing...from you

No use waiting for an ending
It's here right now
It's done, finished

I've had it with your lies
Beyond the realm of threat
Not holding back anymore
There is no reason to lose...anymore

No use waiting for an ending
It's here right now
It's done, finished

Premeditated sin
Where should I begin?

Never will I bow
Never will I lose
Track Name: Parasite
I can’t stand this feeling inside, It tears me up and crawls around
It spoils my head with useless thoughts
It feeds the hate that feeds the pain

Take it all, take everything, open me up and feast
Sacrifice my mind... sacrifice my mind

The parasite of blackened might has taken me out single-handedly

Nothing I try matters anymore, there is no cure for this disease
The madness slowly eats away
And thoughts of hope are all in vain

Take it all, take everything, open me up and feast
Sacrifice my mind... sacrifice my mind

The parasite of blackened might has taken me out single-handedly

I’ve given up the will to fight, now I see no use in going back
Starting to like it in this dark;
A special place where I’ll remain
Track Name: Draw The Line
Actions speak louder than words
So stop screaming...you can’t be heard

The power of a clenched fist
Is unstoppable, it’s unbreakable

They say “Listen to us”
They say “Close your eyes”
And they say “There is no need to be afraid…”

There is always another choice
There’s only so much a man can take
And now it’s time to draw the line…
Because we’re running out of time

Cast away all fear and doubt
Break the chains... unleash the pain

The power of a clenched fist
Is indestructible, so unmerciful

They say “Listen to us”,
They say “Close your eyes”
And they say “There is no need to be afraid…”

There is always another choice,
There’s only so much a man can take
And now it’s time to draw the line…
Because we’re running out of time