Pestilence Prevails

by Hollow Lives

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max m This is a solid post-BM/DSBM debut album, filled with groove-laden doom riffs with a touch of shoegaze and 90's emocore bands. You can easily pick up that the writing process must of been cathartic for the lyricist with clever prose and song titles. For fans of Life Lover and eastern European DSBM/post-black metal bands. Favorite track: The Value Of Self Disgust.
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We are Hollow Lives and this is our début album "Pestilence Prevails". Feel welcome to download it for free or leave a donation if you wish. It is a combination of many genres including; DSBM, Depressive Rock, Doom Metal and Progressive metal. During the recording of the album, on the 14th of September, vocalist, lyricist and guitarist Jamie Prentice was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for various psychological issues which he uses as inspiration for his music. We greatly appreciate any support we may receive.

Hollow Lives lyrics deal with the challenges of self-harm, inner struggles and mental health. I have been asked whether why we produce songs about these subjects. So here is a few words from Jamie, who wrote all the lyrics to explain our position:
We do not condone self-harm of any form, we just would like to spread awareness of the issue. Please look after yourselves and seek professional help for any mental health problems you may be experiencing. I have struggled with self-harm and mental illness but have gotten help and been hospitalized for my own and others protection. We strongly advise that you do the same thing if you think you may be experiencing any of these difficulties. Stay safe. Sincerely, Jamie Prentice.

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released December 8, 2015

Jamie Prentice - Lyrics, Song Writing, Vocals, Guitar
Graham Prentice - Song Writing, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming

Production - Graham Prentice
Mastering - LANDR.COM

A special thanks to: God, Sue Prentice, Windy and Roger Cradock, Robin and Judith Prentice, Dr Roberts, Cygnet Mental Health Services and friends I am unable to mention...

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We are Hollow Lives. We play a combination of many genres including; DSBM, Depressive Rock, Doom Metal and death metal. On the 14th of September, vocalist, lyricist and guitarist Jamie Prentice was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for various psychological issues which he uses as inspiration for his music. We greatly appreciate any support we may receive. ... more

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Track Name: Pestilence Prevails
VERSE
Pestilence prevails
Bleakness consumed
The most sickening memories exhumed
Demons come
Never go
My life
Away I throw!
CHORUS
Fate wraps it’s thorns around my neck,
Faith stabs it’s horns into my back! (2)
VERSE
A life worth losing
A mind worth concealing
Torn apart
By this wretched feeling
Death, I yearn for
Bittersweet pity
I earn of course
CHORUS
Fate wraps it’s thorns around my neck,
Faith stabs it’s horns into my back! (2)
VERSE
Weak, feeble and dying
Dead, crying and lying
I scream in pain
All suffering in vain
A blade offers temporary release
But still this pain won’t cease
BRIDGE
But still I endure this mountain of mournfulness
But still I carry on through this desert of sorrows
For my time is not now
Though I yearn for it to be
Finally through blackened eyes I see.
CHORUS
Fate wraps it’s thorns around my neck,
Faith stabs it’s horns into my back! (2)
Track Name: Ruin Without Reason
CHORUS
Psychopathic
Apathetic
My hatred
It is pathetic
This depravity
Why can’t I just forget it?
VERSE 1
Lies
Something inside always dies
This menace I despise
I hate without object
I ruin without reason
To myself I commit treason
VERSE 2
Cries
In vain
For an ending to this pain
Why does death always rain?
Full of sickness and distain
Life gives me nothing to gain
My life is without aim
Track Name: The Value Of Self Disgust
Chorus
My hate of life is tangible
My disgust for myself is valuable
My distain is all but manageable
Verse 1
My actions are surely justified by the punishment I inflict upon myself?
For a feeling of lesser guilt I risk life and health!
Both just as worthless as empty wealth
Oh I am my hollow, pathetic self!
Verse 2
Shallow gestures of good will
Make up for the happiness of others
Which I kill
Self-loathing
Suicide is all-knowing
My feelings do all to avoid showing
My life would make a tragic poem
Bridge
Pathetic!
This state
It is me I truly hate
Track Name: Murderers Are Heroes
Murderers Are Heroes

Murderers are heroes
Victims are worthless
But if one of our own is so tragically killed
They become a martyr

God is an all-american patriot!
Satan wears a burka
Dead soldiers in the headlines
But only the ones that matter

Innocent children deserve death for being in the wrong place at the wrong time

Killed by mindless machines!

I want you... to kill them all!
I want you... to make us gods!
I want you... to make me rich!

Leaders hide away from danger
Controlling their patriotic puppets
Use fear as a weapon
Not against the enemy
But against the public
You will obey because you are afraid!
Track Name: Medicated Oblivion
Instrumental
Track Name: As I Fell From Heaven
CHORUS
As I fell from heaven I caught my wrist on a razor
As I fell from heaven I begged for the light to be clearer

VERSE 1
Decrepit birth
Northing of worth
I cannot live
Something must give
I cannot live

VERSE 2
I do not live
I simply survive
I have died
Fate has lied
Nothing is clear
The end isn’t near
Nothing is clear

VERSE 3
Demons in my head
By them I am lead
Nothing new is said
I’m better left for dead
Nothing new is said
BRIDGE
Death shall be the reward I receive
This sorrow
Nothing can relieve
All I can do is bleed
Track Name: A Device Of My Own Construction
Verse 1
Trapped by bars
Put there by myself
Relying of worthless wealth
To blame I only have myself
Hatred of the earth
Jealousy of worth
My death was constructed by only one perpetrator
Me!

Chorus
Imprisoned by a device of my own construction
Dedicated to decay and disruption
Make your own assumption

Verse 2
I may deserve this
I might of earnt this
Betrayed by life
Led to the knife
The end is not nigh
Yet I have already died
To many I have lied
But only to myself I have died
Track Name: Pestilence Prevails (Reprise)
Instrumental