Black Materia

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about

There was a time when the songs of others spoke plainly to me. Then I believed the angels had an interest in the marvels humans conspired to achieve, naive as it now seems. In truth, my time here has been wasted, because I have failed to see the things that I came to see. My crime was a curiosity of the most fatal flavor. This is not substantial knowledge, but rather a keen sense of knowing, perceptions I cannot quantify in written word. The time of faith and understanding is past.

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released September 15, 2014

Adam Reed (Drums)
Joseph Becker (Bass)
Matthew Glaser (Vocals)
Michael Pribble (Guitar)

All music written and performed by the members of Black Materia

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Echoes Recording Studio with engineer/producer Todd Stotler off and on between September 2007 and July 2009.

Self-released on Fading Ember Records.

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Black Materia

Black Materia was formed by the members of extreme metal band Beyond Fatal to explore a new musical direction.

"Not quite radio-ready, but definitely not underground either, the band straddles the middle and just lets the songs flow without much thought to who is going to think it’s too mellow and who is going to think it’s too harsh." metalunderground.com
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Track Name: Derelict
The coldest dreams I’ve had tonight
And starless skies are all I’ve seen
Bereft, the weeping waves, tonight
Of any mercy

There is no sun, when I’m out there
A drowning sigh, when I’m out there

I lay beneath the murk tonight
To drown the thoughts that I can’t speak
But underneath the waves I’m caught
And down below I will stay

I’m sinking still and you’re not there

Where can I run away tonight
That I’ve not been before?
How can I lose myself tonight?

Run away, far away
Prisoner
I am a prisoner
We are all prisoners

My friend, I’m sinking now
My friend, so let me drown

The air I breathe is liquid pain
And I fear to close my eyes
How can I claw my way back now?
Or find the words to tell you why?
Track Name: Pain Reflective Sun
The rain is flowing down my back
And tears are lost in the flood
Vivid moments stir below
And seep away from my aching grasp

Iron heart, locked away
Bleeding the perilous mind
Tired heart, coldest grave
Darkening all that was light

Cancerous, consumed in silence now
Floating still upon the dream
Of that which might have been
There should have been a place for us
A place to heal

Iron heart, locked away
Bleeding the perilous mind
Tired heart, coldest grave
Darkening all that was light

This world takes a piece of me to bury every day
Love is just a bitter word, there’s no one left to reconcile or
Blame

Fire on the pain reflective sun
And no one bothered to feel a thing
There is no place colder than this moment
This very moment

Iron heart, locked away
Bleeding the perilous mind
Tired heart, coldest grave
Darkening all that was light
Track Name: No Days Left to Live
Weighed down, astray
Worn sky, sighing gray
No light left to pray
Black pain cries today
No dreams find their way
Black pain cries today

Lost all shelter
Lost all reason
Frozen ether rain
Silken voice of death

Weighed down, astray
Worn sky, sighing gray
No light left to pray
Black pain cries today
No dreams find their way
Black pain cries today

I can’t forget…
No days left to live
Track Name: Ghost to Ashes
One long step behind
Everything and everyone
Can’t count on a restful place to hide
Burning time, burning time…

Looking back I see my shadows gone
Here inside his world I’m safe from you and everyone
If I could kill the endless pain
If I could trust again

I’m everywhere but there with you
You don’t miss my face but you never did, and never will
I’ve tried to drown, to burn your ghost to ashes
There’s only silence left now
And one regret


One chance to stain a single strand of time
Be something to someone and help them breathe
One chance to put away your darkness now
I’ll suffocate but there’s nowhere else that I can lose control

I’ve lost you now
Broken down and thrown away
Becoming less of everything
Don’t want to have it end this way
Don’t want to suffer more today

But I’ve been here before
I will crush you and everything
My pride has left me ravenous
Still I bleed…

One chance to put away the fears inside
They will kill me, but better me than you my lovely friend
Hopeless, in every way I have lost
As night bears down, I stare into the black and feel so small

I’ve lost you now
Broken down and thrown away
Becoming less of everything
Don’t want to have it end this way
Don’t want to suffer more today

But I’ve been here before
I will crush you and everything
My pride has left me ravenous
Still I bleed…

I’ve lost you now
Broken down and thrown away
Becoming less of everything
Don’t want to have it end this way
Don’t want to suffer more today

I have been here before
I will crush you and everything
My pride has left me ravenous
Track Name: To the Wordless Dead
Star dreams and distance
Forming pools of moonlight
Draining down honey
We came so close to the end

I am still alone
I am still afraid
I am moving on
Nothing left to say

Desperate light burns and sways
Whispers to the wordless dead

We came so close to the end