Salvation

by VAT

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released March 31, 2017

Matias- Drums
Anthony- Bass/Vocals
Marc- Guitar/Vocals

Recorded at Project Sound Recording, Haverhill, MA
Engineered and Mastered by Jason Duguay
www.projectsoundrecording.com

Artwork by Unexpected Specter: unexpectedspecter.tumblr.com

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VAT Massachusetts

VAT is a 3-chamber incubator of high tension, dissonant rock and roll... Crunching, squealing, cackling at its own damnation, VAT is full of moss and runoff and belongs to the Putrid Pharaoh.

Polyps began to cluster in the eldritch waters of the Merrimack Valley in 2014, absorbing the souls of ancient martyrs, fertilizing the eggs of new demons. Unprepared, we expose VAT to the light...
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Track Name: Seventh Star
Heaven or Hell
Don't mean that much to you
You're immortal
No matter what you do
The night's chill
Is a welcoming embrace
Looks that kill
Flash across your face

Eternity
Is really not that far
Burn on
You're the seventh star

A wheel of fortune
You're turning on this world
Like a prophet
Your story will be told
Raise your hand
And open up the gate
Light the land
And lead them to their fate

Eternity
Is really not that far
Burn on
You're the seventh star

Like a phoenix
You're rising from the ash
You're infinite
No future and no past
Rise up
And set the sky alight
Bow your head
And pray for those who died

Eternity
Is really not that far
Burn on
You're the seventh star
Track Name: Torture Chamber
Scatter and collide in the tides of time
Everyone’s distracted by their own minds
Every sign points to another sign
Looking inside until we go blind

Curses cloaked in a clever rhyme
The breath of a wolf blowing through our chimes
Looking for intelligent design
A torture chamber is all that we find

Can we dive in,
Into the deep end?
We broke our spines, we broke our spines
The signs on the side, an unfortunate lie

Private speeches inspire applause
Public speeches get kicked and clawed
The great divide has given us pause
Staying inside, fixing our flaws

The more we looked, the more that we saw
Effects infected with a cause
Can’t pull the rabbit from the wolf’s jaws
The torture chamber, signed into law

Carefully plan
Where we will stand
And spruce up our land, and spruce up our land
Throw a nice sham over quicksand

You express it at 7:05
I perceive it at 7:09
Pushing messages through the slime
Our minds swelling in the lag time

Summoning rhythms to keep us aligned
Meet on the beat, jump the divide
Can’t keep the rabbit from running outside
The torture chamber has run out of time

Revolving doors
Mixed metaphors
We can’t read the signs, we can’t read the signs
Will we survive?
Never you mind
Track Name: When It All Turns Black
Fall upon the cross
As you think of what's been lost
The devil's at your door
You can't fight it anymore
Possessed by the unknown
You isolate, alone
Sever all connections
A spiritual vivisection

The prophets of your doom
Call you to your tomb
The voices that you hear
Fill your soul with fear
When it all turns black
There's no turning back
The harvest that you sow
Is misery and woe

The freedoms that you crave
Have just made you a slave
You let temptation in
Carnality and sin
You were born of light
But can't escape the night
The devil's closing in
Now your end begins

The prophets of your doom
Call you to your tomb
The voices that you hear
Fill your soul with fear
When it all turns black
There's no turning back
The harvest that you sow
Is misery and woe
Track Name: Lifesaver
All your life is
bargaining with
your own prizes

You're a liar
preaching to dirt
to rise higher

You conceal
everything
that is real

Your strange rhythms
are a one-sided deal

You can hide at slower speeds than we measure
Poor little pauper is in there hoarding treasure

Never face it, you're too slow to be caught
Keep despising everything that you're not

All your failings surround and they're closing in
All you see, all you know, is your own sin

You can breathe another sigh of relief
Your expression has saved you from that grief
Track Name: Scorpio Woman
Scorpio Woman
What are you doing to me?
Your black magick
Is changing me

Your dark eyes
Are penetrating my soul
Your black love
Swallows me whole

You're in my dreams
Called by my screams
Your kiss of death
Steals my last breath

Scorpio woman
You're a trick of the light
A shadow moving
Just out of sight

Your cult scene
Is unreal to me
Let me in
I want to believe

You're in my dreams
Called by my screams
Your kiss of death
Steals my last breath
Scorpio woman
You're a trick of the light
a shadow moving
Just out of sight

Scorpio woman
I'm a fool for you
I'm hypnotized
By the things you do

Occult fiends
And black astrology
Take me in
Make me believe

You're in my dreams
Called by my screams
Your kiss of death
Steals my last breath
Scorpio woman
You're a trick of the light
a shadow moving
Just out of sight
Track Name: In a Maze
Welcome to Hell
Poor boy, you tripped and fell
From grace
Now you don’t even know your own face

You don’t know your name
Poor boy, you’ll never be the same
Except
For that twisting core of your shame

So sit back, unwind
Cuz you’ve got plenty of time
To erase
All the missteps that led you to this place

Back into Hell
Yeah you remember it well
But you feel something’s changed
I have unlocked your chains

I want you to trek
Into the darkness
You don’t need any help
You can listen to yourself

North south east west
Man, your mind never rests
But you can’t
Lose your way walking through your own maze
Track Name: Cult of the Dark
Can you focus on me?
I am here before you
Please control your thoughts now
Smear the ash on your brow

I only want to feed on your mind

I'm not the master of my soul
Your offering has made me whole
I can feel my spirit rise
When I see the faith in your eyes

The bell moves you from side to side
One toll you live, one toll you die

I will give you direction
Only in my reflection
I will give you meaning
For your eternal being

If you cannot obey, you must learn to hide
Stay out of sight, stay out of my sight

Look in my eyes
Tell me no lies
Look in my eyes
Confess your crimes

Sorry for my direction
Please will you give me protection?
You can make an inspection
Of my private collection

I agree to think when I am allowed
Waiting for my power to be devoured
Track Name: Carry the Cross
We are the nails that the hammers of judgment can't assail
The irons that we forge will not bend for any force

NO FORCE!

We carve the signs that change the future of mankind
We raise the swords, the battle is ours forevermore

WAR!

We'll carry the cross, the savior of those who are lost
Claw through the earth to find those who have no worth

NO WORTH!

We'll shovel the dirt on the graves of those we've burned
The blood that we spill sends the damned back to hell

TO HELL!
Track Name: Super Slave
Connect the wires to stimulate
(Super Slave, Super Slave)

Then tighten the nut to lock in place
(Super Slave, Super Slave)

Slowly loosening when I look away
(Super Slave, Super Slave)

Slipped into the void on a Saturday
(Super Slave, Super Slave)

And I can’t fix this on my own
No matter where the light is thrown

I guess I really need you, babe
Aw baby, I’m your super slave

I got the eyes but you got the vision
You can move me into position

And I’ll really try to hold the pose
Until I see the curtains close

To be so free
I roll away

My axle broke
I cannot stay

No rope, no chain
Can reel me in

I’m chasing you
An endless spin

Your forces rule
How I behave

I lurch, I glide
The super slave
The super slave
The super slave
The super slave
Track Name: Salvation
Wake up my brothers
The end is coming for you
Pray for salvation
The ancient stories are true

You don't want to believe, but what else can you do?

Look out my sisters
The evil's coming for you
You'll pray for salvation
Before the night is through

You don't want to believe? I'll make it happen for you

Hear this my children
It's all coming to pass
We need salvation
The times are changing fast

The blood's on our hands for the sins of the past
The lives that we knew were never gonna last