The Great Northern

by A God or an Other

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Metastasis 05:20
A divination of excess and intent at the apex of this madness... at our demise I fall asleep to the hum of misfiring cells awoken by the taste of dirt I fall asleep under the loesses of wasted time relinquished, relinquished This civilization kept alive by strange machines spreading plague to the atmosphere Saprophytic reign (no monuments) even fables etched in stone (atomized, decomposed) eroded carapace divulged souls contrite whispers can't be heard (In languages no longer known) The winds speak of only plagues the roots of poisoned soil a sea spent from drought the earth filled with dread and doubt Death imposed lost in a tide of ash we choke alone beneath our leaden sky death imposed we damned ourselves we return our skin return our bones
An earth filled and subdued lifeless sea empty sky Eden devoured by billions of choking apes a dominion of blight left in the footsteps of christ We were left lost, scared and dispossessed tumbling, erratic, and ghostlike guilty and directionless Eons of artifice a hemorrhage collapse thy will be damned on earth as it is in heaven And so we reel in defeat (thy will be damned) kneel down forsaken, exhausted, and bereaved. (thy will...) The body of christ crushed underneath the weight (I forfeit nothing to your feeble god) sung in a language older than words the great temple reclaimed (I forfeit nothing to your god) Sigh of oppressed creatures heart of a heartless world I forfeit nothing (to your feeble god) I forfeit nothing
Hen's Pence 00:24
And I 04:31
Highwayman 01:56



released May 15, 2015

A God or an Other:
Trent Boyd - Guitar / Vocals
Kyle Valery - Guitar / Vocals
Jon Lervold - Drums / Vocals
Dustin Carroll - Bass

The Vatican:
Mat Wiberg - Vocals
Kris Kromholtz - Guitar
Matt Lincoln - Drums

Additional performances:
Katharine Cheevers - Cello
Avery Strobel - Gang Vocals
Neal Jensen - Gang Vocals

A God or an Other recorded and mixed at Big Name Recording Studio in Olympia, WA by Jon Lervold

The Vatican instrumentals recorded and submixed at Big Name by Jon Lervold. The Vatican vocals, samples, and additional processing recorded and mixed at The Tropical Pain Forest in Lynnwood, WA by Matt Lincoln

Mastered by Jon Lervold

All audio recorded April - May 2015


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A God or an Other Olympia, Washington

A God or an Other is an experimental black metal band from the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Drawing from a vast array of influences, they create music that ranges from lush ethereal soundscapes to crushing walls of sound.

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