A Semblance of Normalcy (charity single)

by Ashen Horde



All proceeds for the purchase of this single will go to the World Wildlife Fund Australia, who are helping to save the already decimated Koala population.



Detached and disinterested
Bound together with no need to engage
In the exploits of outside factions
Selfish indulgence drowns out the external woes

Within their own utopia…
They love the lie

But only footsteps away
A violent mass takes shape
Slithering closer, a serpent poised to strike
It seeks only to devour

A single heartbeat missing
They choose to disregard the sign
An omen of the coming storm
So near, merely biding its time

Their narcissistic passions cannot
Mask the extrinsic truth
Their carnal den will become a charnel prison
But they remain, unconcerned
Withering in careless bliss
Their screams of lust masking the cries of war

No longer insular, it seems
They sense the end of all they know
Reality disrupts the dream
From deep below

As the delusion shatters
They face a single certainty
Withdraw from isolation
Or become forgotten casualties

Survival outweighing all other cravings
They choose to abandon their lair
Far from attack of the chaos, claiming their refuge
With cunning skill they exit
Unseen by violent eyes
Seeking their allies who will not stand for such insolence

>Lyrics by Trevor, with tweaks by Stevie<


released January 7, 2020
Trevor Portz: guitars, bass, cleans
Stevie Boiser: lead vocals
Robin Stone: drums

Mixed and mastered by Max at MxD Recordings.
Photo by MWeiss


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Ashen Horde Los Angeles, California

Drawing influence from the crème de la extreme, Ashen Horde celebrates the darker side of metal
in all its grim glory. Inspired by bands ranging from Vintersorg to Enslaved, and Tulus to Strapping
Young Lad, this is blackened prog-metal art at its finest. It’s technical and crushing, yet at times darkly melodic.

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