The Witching Hour

by Doctor Smoke

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TerribleNinja
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TerribleNinja The fuzz is strong with this one - also besides The Toll, really dig Faces in the Fog and The Willow Favorite track: The Toll.
Dumb mmmn
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Dumb mmmn wicked, sinewy vocals slither over mean guitar riffs making for some mighty sick stoner jams.

***** Favorite track: The Willow.
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pinkelephants Doctor Smoke sounds like what might have happened if Dave Mustaine had gone on to back Ozzy rather than starting Megadeth. "The Witching Hour" is a fun album, but the production and the songwriting are a bit monotonous, making the tracks better suited for party mixes. I bet they're one helluva live act, though. Highlight track: "From Hell," with that killer sax solo! Favorite track: From Hell.
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1.
The Willow 03:41
Withered hands grasp an empty hour glass The sands of time have passed you by Do not be afraid of the end, I pray it’s but a transitory phase Behold! The moment of transformation Take part in the reversal of your creation Shed life to be born again Scattered ashes like dust in the wind As the willow weeps the hand of death creeps Into your chest and steals your breath Final exhale takes you beyond the veil Enter thee and become free
2.
I’ve been missing, but I’m coming home It’s been a hundred years, it’s been too long I’ve been sleeping under the ground By the devil my chains have been unbound Under the moonlight Awaken and arise With Lucifer, my friend I’ve come to kill again This type of living is so funereal that sometimes I forget how to feel I live in darkness out of the light Yeah, I only come out at night I’m always drinking blood and whiskey and I’m always drinking all alone And if you see me comin’ you’re gonna feel my bite Yeah you won’t get out of this alive, alright
3.
Evil Man 06:53
When I was a young man I often traveled to the sea To where the crashing ocean waves and sandy shores meet I envisioned tidal waves to wash my soul away To take me from the earth and send me to my grave You see, I've never really been glad to be alive Never been comfortable in my skin, though I've tried I tried to bond with others and tried to keep good company But no one wants to be with a miserable wretch like me I'm a tortured man but I am what I am And as I grew older my heart burned with scorn And hatred for the world to which I'd rather not been born I turned to the bottle to try and numb my soul To numb my mind and unwind this mortal coil I wondered what it'd be like to take away a life To look a man in the eyes as his beating heart dies Would I feel Better or would I be lonesome still? These are the thoughts that drove me to kill I'm an evil man but I am what I am And so I stalked the streets for many nights I fired many bullets and plunged many knives Fueled by misery, alcohol and drugs They've helped me to find my one true love But now I hear those sirens call It seems the time has come to take the fall They're gonna throw me in a cold gray cell To finally put a seal on this living hell Lock the door and throw the key away Leave me by myself to rot away To count the days ‘til I will be put to death and finally be free Now I am an old man that's soon to be dead I stand here and listen to the words a preacher man says And there stands an executioner with a rope in his hands To hang me from the neck 'cause my soul has been damned I'm an evil man but I am what I am
4.
The Toll 04:43
Stand at the crossroads Night wind blows through your hair Your blood it runs cold You've summoned evil here You rolled the dice, will you pay the price and sign away your life? I know it's cruel, but you know the rules Soon he'll be calling for you... Pay the toll, sell your soul Your days are numbered Now you're just living to die For all of your dirty pleasures Your sins rot you from inside But you knew the price when you rolled the dice and signed away your life I know it’s cruel, but you know the rules Soon he’ll be calling for you Calling for you... Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide It's much too late, there's no escape Satan he owns you His hell hounds are on your trail They'll drag you to your grave And send you to burn in hell But you knew the price when you rolled the dice and signed away your life I know it’s cruel, but you know the rules Soon he’ll be calling for you Pay the toll, sell your soul
5.
hear the clock strike midnight black cats howl and scream Let us gather and join hands to summon spirits of the damned see the faces in the fog haunted voices echo on calling from beyond the grave come to me, i'll guide the way incense smokes and candles burn invokes lost souls to return an open portal to the other side dark spirits flood our world tonight channel your energies into me, i will be a host know that i do not fear, you are the puppeteers my masters, pull my strings come forth you horrible things enter our world tonight and join us by candle light the witching hour draws near i summon thee to appear i will my flesh to be yours as the ectoplasm spills forth
6.
From Hell 04:47
take a look inside my cold and empty eyes gaze into the horrors of my mind driven by your screams demons haunt my dreams and death's my only friend feel the kiss of my blade master and it's slave wicked and impure and from your grave, no, you can't be saved it's your blood that i crave and in the dark, i will leave my mark upon your ivory skin feel the kiss of my blade master and it's slave wicked and impure and i know i’ll die alone, but this knife is all that i need and my whole world turns bloody red in darkness shrouded, in crimson bathed watch as i play my little games enmity is my legacy reeking of misanthropy and you'll find me lurking behind every door and every corner you turn bastard son of man catch me if you can, but no one knows who i am
7.
The Seeker 05:00
in his hand he holds the key to open gateways in his mind wizard's scepter smokes and steams slowly dissolving space and time break through to the aether ascended mind gives way beheld to the seeker ancient cosmic mysteries his mind is reeling as he's soaring upon chemical wings to the unknown he will ride he has come seeking the answers to the questions that have vexed him where we're going when we die floating in the astral plane out of body, beyond his name majestic entity, being of light burns like fire, burns so bright break through to the aether shake hands with the reaper beheld to the seeker ancient cosmic mysteries
8.
in this final hour i look to the moon and feel it grow inside, impending doom the faster i run, the closer it gets you'll find me in the end full of regret my fate i can't choose, guess i was born to lose with a heart of black and the devil on my back ooh baby, i'm feelin' low there's just no tellin' where i will go when i'm six feet below death hangs in the air and i can't breathe wind howling my name through the trees all i've known, this flesh and bone torn away and cast to the unkNown now i'm running out of time all my memories align life flashes before my eyes and to this world i say goodbye goodbye...
9.
brought to kneel before the altar an ancient curse controls your mind the witch's spell that you're under holds you captive in the eyes of evil now you're taken by the darkness the light inside flickers and dies and brings permanent night made to speak the incantation to chant the cursed words aloud don't you know you've been forsaken? your soul's been sold, there's no way out now you're taken by the darkness the light inside flickers and dies now you're taken by the darkness into permanent night there is no light feel the darkness swell drags your soul to hell where the master dwells now you kneel before the altar evil eyes control your mind now it's clear you've been forsaken your soul's been sold to the night and there's no light

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released November 28, 2014

Credits:

All music and lyrics written and performed by Doctor Smoke

Matt Tluchowski - Lead vocals/Guitar
Steve Lehocky - Lead Guitar
Cody Cooke - Bass/Vocals
Dave Trikones - Drums

Drums and bass recorded December 2013 at The Bombshelter - Nashville, TN
Engineered by Andrija Tokic and Jason Blackburn

Guitars and vocals recorded August-September 2014
Engineered by Steve Lehocky and Matt Tluchowski

Mixed by Steve Lehocky

Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion - Portland, OR

Saxophone on “From Hell” performed by Mitchell Lawrence

Artwork by Katie Umhoefer - www.StrangeFortuneDesign.com

Layout by Casket Vex Design - www.facebook.com/CasketVexDesign

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