The Phalanx

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The rapture and pure ecstasy
Of manifest conquest
The relation of man with steel
A symbiotic beauty

The chosen form
Tried and true
Past on through the ages
Unquestioned
Giving no ground
To the enemy
Taking only life
Unstoppable

Blood flowing
Through the rivers

Drink deeply
With strong roots
Brothers of earth
Everlasting

Those beside
Sworn the same
Brothers of earth
Protecting

Blood flowing
Through the rivers

Exemplifying defeat

Declining numbers
Flea the shore

Accepting their loss

Now
Darkness falls by sworn hands
Shown
The pure essence of valor
Blind
Beasts vomit regret

The few

With hidden fatigue
The strong wait patiently
For a challenge worth of

The phalanx

As the dying plea aloud they are met with spear point
Granted no quarter by any justice
Given only the beautiful option of death
And their bodies dismembered

The phalanx
Symbiotic beauty
The phalanx
The strong wait

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from At Long Last, released January 1, 2010

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Wrought of Obsidian Denton, Texas

Blending the fierce intensity of grinding death metal with the majesty and lyrical approach of power metal, Texas-based WROUGHT OF OBSIDIAN aim to break new musical ground with its inventive and commanding "warrior metal."

-Jon Konjoyan, PIT MAGAZINE
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