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Dreamers and the Dead

by Doctor Smoke

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pinkytheent
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pinkytheent Red-hot hot damn! These grooves have a swing like a wrecking ball and will stick in your head like paste, keeping it bobbing long after a song has ended. Righteous riffage fuses with a snarling Uncle Acid evil and a progressive melodic sensibility for a highly idiosyncratic work. All instruments (including vocals) are on point and well balanced, songs are excellently structured with a hell of a rhythmic sense, production is nice. The Doctor will see us all now. Favorite track: Dreamers and the Dead.
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gebs Riffs stacked on riffs and harmonized leads that would make even Steve Harris jealous. Addictive and sharp, I kept coming back to this stoner extravaganza. Favorite track: Been Here Forever.
Alienmold
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Alienmold This album is a total grower. On first listen I thought it was just alright. Then I found that every song was stuck in my head. So many ear worms. While it might not do anything new for the doomy/stoner rock genre it executes extremely well.
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1.
Blood Drips from your hands Spills at your feet And reflects the light Shining in your eyes Like orbs of flame Burning scorching pain Dwindling...it flickers You are nothing, you are all You are no one, you are god Rest assured your heart won’t mend This pain will last forever Hell never ends And death reveals its truth As every drop of wasted youth Spills into the caverns of despair And right before your eyes Life slips away from you Feel the coldness of its kiss Swept away into the abyss Feel it burning deep inside you Breathe it in as it surrounds you All that you have come to be has now ceased You’re reborn into darkness In shadow of the beast
2.
You shudder as you feel them crawling Squirming underneath your skin You pick and scratch They’re biting Eating you alive from within Fear is swallowing your soul Paranoia is taking hold These horrid things you see and feel All in your mind, or are they real? Glowing eyes watching from the darkness A shadow in the corner Points its finger straight at you Your blood runs cold in horror Abysmal display of mental decay Close your eyes and pray For all of this to go away You can run and you can hide But their ever watching eyes still see you Nothing left to say nowhere left to turn Brain is melting, life is wasting Watching your world burn You can run and you can hide But their ever watching eyes still see you They can see you... Is it truth or illusion that’s terrifying you? Without a doubt, you’re freaking out There is no denying You’ve lost your grip, you’ve lost control You’ve lost your mind Set reality aside It’s mental suicide
3.
Bite the pain and feel the sting Of memories withering Like ghosts they flicker in the fire And though there’s warmth of flame The emptiness remains Slowly burning a hole into my heart Mind is lost in phantom thoughts To wake from this nightmare What is the cost? There will be no epitaph There will be no wasted words There will be no burial, no grave No soul to save Rise and sing of waking dreams Blurring the lines of reality Where mind is lost in phantom thoughts To wake from this nightmare What is the cost? Release me from this life Prisoner of its design Lift the veil of lies And howl into the night
4.
Out of Time 04:08
It’s been a long time coming Won’t you open up your eyes You’ve spent your whole life running Now there’s nowhere left to hide So you’ll rot alive And slowly lose your mind And think of time you’ve wasted While the clock is ticking by Nothing lasts forever No one’s truly free Never bet on never Can’t you see you’re out of time? No compromising It’s time to pay your dues Tried to outrun the reaper But he’s catching up with you And now, you’ll shake The cold hands of fate And the clock keeps ticking, ticking While you’re digging your own grave And in the end will you find peace of mind Will you embrace it
5.
I know that you can feel it You’re not alone I know you know I am here When you look in the mirror The face that you wear is mine Look in your eyes I’m on the other side And I’ve been here forever Caught between Hiding in shadows And lurking in your dreams I know that you can feel it You’re losing control Lost and drowning in fear But you are my vessel You are my voice You have no choice To give me life And deliver me from the void Know that you’re haunted By the ghost of another That shares your very soul And I’ve been here forever Caught between Hiding in shadows And lurking in your dreams I have been waiting Forever trapped inside Tangled in pieces of self you’ve left behind Longing for life To howl into hideous night
6.
We are whispers in shadow We are madness, we are pain You cannot deny your masters We command and you obey Sip our tainted blood Taste it on your tongue And you shall know What lies beyond in the fire Cast away your faith and watch it burn In the darkest flames of desire As you fall from grace Deep down within You long to feel our cursed touch Offer up your heart to darkness Become one of us Spill your tainted blood Onto our dripping tongues And you shall know Sanguinary lust for blood Before no gods we kneel The hands of evil grip us tight And feed our urge to kill
7.
It hides here beyond the light Through twisting winds of death’s unholy might Embrace the end Born again with life eternal Shadows moving in the dark Reality cracks and falls apart Is this the end Or just a glimpse of life eternal Led by whispers of an essence cold and pale To with mind’s eye behold what lies beyond the veil Carried through the charnal night on wings of dread Lost somewhere between the dreamers and the dead Feel it flow through your soul Death leads you through Into the void Your withered heart devoured by the flames Don’t cling to life Let it go Eyes roll back Skin growing cold An empty shell, a vessel for the soul Embrace the end Born again with life eternal
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Vexed 03:34
9.
The Rope 03:03
You’re lost and feeling helpless There’s only emptiness inside Its been there all your life Through your mind you’ve been crawling In a search for answers you won’t find Realize..there is no brighter side So if your future looks so dull and gray If there’s no love inside your heart If you can’t seem to find it If you live for nothing, then die for the same Put your hope - put all your hope - in the rope You feel it growing tighter It has a grip around your soul It beckons you to let go There’s no use to fight it As grim obsession takes your mind Realize...there is no brighter side
10.
Cold wind blows over the graves tonight Overhead the banshee’s crying ‘neath the light of pale moon shining This hallowed ground on which you tread Creates the rot, entombs the dead The vermin’s feast leaves only bones And the worms slither in our skulls It is here you will lie Lonesome spirits haunt the graves tonight In tombs of old the others sleep As musk of mold from caskets creeps Bodies cold, devoid of life Deep within the earth we lie Rotten and skeletonized Deep within the earth we lie Autumn leaves dance past the graves tonight No sign of life, no flowers blooming Only death and darkness looming

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Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital September 3 through Ripple Music

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released September 3, 2021

Matt Tluchowski - Vocals/Guitar
Steve Lehocky - Lead Guitar
Jeff Young - Bass
Cody Cooke - Drums


Drum tracking and guitar re-amping conducted at Innovation Studios, Steubenville, Ohio, by Mike Ofca

Guitars, bass and vocals recorded in the Dungeon, Mingo Junction, Ohio, by Matt Tluchowski

Mixed by Mike Ofca at Innovation Studios, Steubenville, Ohio

Mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden

Cover art by Adam Burke

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Fueled by classic heavy metal and dark heavy rock, Doctor Smoke return in 2021 with Dreamers and the Dead. Boasting a newfound clarity of purpose and progressive depth of sound, the four-piece charge ahead through 10 tracks of unflinchingly infectious songcraft. ... more

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