Round 2: Fight!

by Illyrian

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Illyrian's second release is vastly different from their debut under the Hellborn Death Engines moniker. Disembarking from the straightforward thrash approach of the previous release, this album is sure to keep your heart pounding and your ears interested.

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released October 7, 2016

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Illyrian Calgary, Alberta

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Track Name: Walking in Sunshine
LONG AGO, a creature was born of the night
Through a back alley murder at dusk
Spawning vengeance with a righteous hand

Solo (McNeil)

It took his life away
But gave him back purpose
To wipe the undead away
Destroy all the soulless

Chorus
Flurry of blades with no rest
Black trenchcoat contains the best
A plague on plagues
that will bring the final cleanse

AS TIME PASSED, the bodies started piled up
And the enemies surmounted high
Bringing forth a terror formerly unknown

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Staked Frost and Dracula
Joined the Nightstalkers
Became a new martyr
He is the daywalker

Solo (McNeil)

Repeat Chorus

Ultimate anti-hero
With bared fangs and no cape
On a mission of self
Of violent redemption
Just follow the carnage
To find his new target
If there isn’t a pulse
Then there’s sure to be a swift end
Track Name: Round 2: Fight!
Sweat runs down my face
I can’t see you
My bones, they ache
I might be beat too
Get back in stance
For a fighting chance
Unleashing fire
From outstretched hands

Chorus
Come back for another, round two
Right now, the time, the place
This time you’ll be subdued
At the docks or an airforce base
With claws, or webs, or fists
Or from the tall, dark knight
Start when they scream the words
ROUND TWO, FIGHT!

Solo (McNeil)

When the dust clears out
There will be an undisputed victor
Streaks and spirits are broken
In this battered, violent picture
Egos into insolence
Smug all across the board
Heels promise to return
With a raving, thirsty hoard

Repeat Chorus

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Opulent & Imperial
Into the black I walk, torchlight cast out behind.
Languish, languish
Iconoclastic, a house built upon lies.
My crypt and keep are one, a splintered piece of none.
Descent, descent
A proud beacon once, now mired in blight.

My thoughts awake the shades, phantoms with spectral blades.
Press on, press on
Visceral and decayed, my legacy’s work unmade.
Opulent magistrate, will you not join the fray?
It screams, it screams
A chorus of... past mistakes,
Now chanting, now chanting…

Bridge
Defeated and disgraced,
A slumbered beast awakes.
Within the void it waits,
A necromancer

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Repeat Bridge

Solo (McNeil)
Track Name: Chaotic Neutral
Gather round, tell a tale
It’s time for an epic quest
For what, no one knows
We’re here to slay everything
On the way, a story a might form
But we’re likely to implode
As a godless group of savages
With no motives known

Chorus
Chaotic Neutral
MAD WITH BLOODLUST
Chaotic Neutral
WITH ZERO FEAR

Swords drop, arrows fly
On the roll of initiative
Make a move, faces cringe
We just can’t catch a break
Constant healing spells
Or else this party’s done
We didn’t think this through
Except the barbarian

Repeat Chorus

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Zeta Reticulan
Piercing eyes, dark, round abyss
Sexless and emotionless
From a beam of a light they come
To take us back to where they’re from
Up from above
They study abroad
To examine our heads
And what we’re made of

Chorus:
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Have you heard of Zeta Recticulans?
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Abducted by the grey aliens
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Have you heard of Zeta Recticulans?
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Walking earth wrapped in our skin

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Documented overlords
Never been seen, wiped from records
Making deals with world powers
To invade at the 11th hour
In movies and shows
They’re portrayed all the same
When taking you’re children
And probing your brain

Repeat Chorus

Solo (McNeil)

Repeat Chorus

(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Have you heard of Zeta Recticulans?
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
In short time they will be begin
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
Have you heard of Zeta Recticulans?
(ZE-TA! ZE-TA!)
To walk the earth wrapped in my skin
Track Name: Mindbender
Solo (Onofrychuk)

Right! He’s right! He’s come to create life
Conjuring human forms into super soldiers for the fight
Fright! To spite! Brainwashing minds
Cybernetic genetics are now becoming mankinds blight
No! Respite! From the onslaught
Epitome of evil knowledge without mercy, without light
Not! Contrite! Sticking to the plan
Unleashing Serpentor on the Joes with Cobras gathered might

Chorus
MINDBENDER
He brings the clones, you bring your life
MINDBENDER
Brainwave scanner with a price
MINDBENDER
Volt stimulation for the mass
MINDBENDER
Demon since Doctor Venom passed

So! Loyal! To his brilliant work
Betraying the commander every chance he gets to go berserk
B! A-T! Serve as his own horde
Waiting for the word from the good doctor to cut the cord
High! Treason! Squabble in the ranks
Sabotaging when he can from his seat within the tank
Met! His fate! With more traitors
Succumbing to botulism while imprisoned on freighter

Repeat chorus

COBRA-LA-LA
RUTHLESS TERRORIST
COBRA-LA-LA
RULES WITH IRON FIST
Track Name: Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes)
Spilt blood hath marked the hour
A second slayer summoned forth
Enslaved by foul powers
A life taken by slit throat
Beckoned to the Hellmouth she
Joined forces with her counterpart
So different were their methods
A slayer force of light and dark

Chorus
CARRION MONSTERS STALK
FEAR GRIPS YOUR PLEASANT THOUGHTS
Drive the stake
INTO THE NIGHT THEY’LL RUN
Set aflame
THE DARK SLAYER COMES

Deceived by father figure
Succumbed to longing, selfish doubt
Ascension’s agent chosen
Old demon takes his serpent form
Now in his finest hour
Olvikan swallows Snyder whole
The slayers clash together
Betrayal wrought this deadly fold

Repeat Chorus

Solo (McNeil)

Solo (Onofrychuk)

SLAY! x6

After a trepid slumber
They side with one another
To tear the world asunder
The sister slayers come
Track Name: Wings of Freedom
Night! Brings the end of the light
In comes a new dusk of catatonic fright
Giant humanoid figures cast shadows
Over the remnants of a society alone
Gather the troops and sound the alarm
The titans are coming and they’re not far
From eating us whole, from taking their place
At the top of the food chain, from the human race

Chorus
Fly in on the wings of freedom
A flurry of blades, blood and mobile systems
Elite group of soldiers, the chosen few
To bring down the demons and give them their due

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Despite! The incomparable might
Of unholy spite from the ravenous blight
The rebels rise through the fire and the ashes
With an unextinguishable vengeance
To cut them all down, at the base of the neck
Help the survivors they are sworn to protect
From the towering scourge, of cannibal ghouls
Stalking the roads of the cities ruins

Solo (Onofrychuk)

Repeat Chorus

Their oversized bodies have fallen with force
They won’t come back till we take out the source
Fight hard and fast without any remorse
With hesitation and be the main course
Track Name: Technodrone
I sit here in purgatory
Waiting for the dead to run
Their rotten fingers over
The craving makes them numb
No conversing,
Only vacant stares
Into the abyss
That grasps every fibre
Of their being and bliss
Even as I write this
My eyes turn white.
The disease starts to take
Irony exterminates

Chorus
This is life, inside the technodrones
Reality is passing by
Buried so deep, electric parasites
Blind through flashing glass eyes

Only the innocent
With their pins of proof are saved
For they are naive
And know not of infected ignorance
No conversing,
Only vacant stares
Into the abyss
That grasps every fibre
Of their being and bliss
No exchange, we are lost
Former versions of glorious selves
We are no longer human
Merely entitled gargoyles

Repeat Chorus

Solo (Onofrychuk)
Track Name: Sound of the Serpent Siren
It will find them creeping through the black
Silent shadow, looming overhead
A flick of a wrist, their lives are taken
They now live as a notch on a belt
They call it the serpent, its hiss the end
A sound unheard, until its too late
Reserved for those, who stand in the way
The way of the mission of choice

Chorus
Hear it comes crawling now
Quiet as the grave
Clad in fatigues of black
It’s the Solid Snake
Sound of the serpent siren
Means it’s been seen
But to the word, it’s not been heard
Quite like the screams

RISE, from the depths
FALL, with a dead mans grace
RISE, to the next big fight
FALL, all targets will

Limitless imitators
Clones of the original
Replicates of serpent blood
All doomed to fall short
Golden hair, and parlour tricks
Won’t compete with the real thing
Crown to the king of the snakes
Liquid or solid or sand

Repeat Chorus

Solo (Onofrychuk)