Valley of Lead

by NORTHLESS

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Released to commemorate 5 years of our existence as a band. Recorded by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Studios. Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering. Cover concept by Cory von Bohlen and Northless. Released on green vinyl by Halo of Flies Records. Packaged in a hand-branded birch wood case. Limited to 300 copies.

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released November 27, 2012

Nicholas Elert- guitars
John Gleisner- drums, clean vocals on "Valley of Lead"
Jerry Hauppa- bass
Erik Stenglein- guitars, harsh vocals

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Track Name: Valley of Lead
Cold wandering
Dust that obscures my eyes
No reaching for the walls that can't hold me up
The wind blows through my fingers
Nothing but the road ahead
They say one step is all it takes
But I've walked for as long as I know

An endless chill that grips me
Invisible hands that clutch my throat
Desperation need not end me
So why do I follow to the void?

Imprison me
Lead me to the edge
Say no prayers for me
Then leave me in the wastes
In the valley of lead

Imprison me
Safe among the strays
No words are said for me
I crawl amongst the shunned
In the valley of lead

Graying skies overhead
A sign from the masters
The stars are hiding nothing
And they don't shine here anyway
The words drawn out in spells
For our sorrows laid to rest
The facade that we still exist

An endless thought that consumes me
Invisible hands that hold me down
Desperation need not end me
So why do I lead them to the void?

Imprison me
Lead me to the edge
Say no prayers for me
Then leave me in the wastes
In the valley of lead

Imprison me
Safe among the strays
No words are said for me
I crawl amongst the shunned
In the valley of lead

Captured
Motionless
Diseased in the place where hopes die
Can't bury me
Where the earth won't move
The desert wind
Will carry me away
Carry me away
Track Name: Casualty
You can't leave a stone unturned in time
The empty grave you've dug will haunt you
The place you go to when you close your eyes
A cog in your perdition left unknown

Left unknown
Staring from the black

No words can obscure what must be done
The fiction holds the false in liberation
Malevolent thoughts will seize upon the weak
This is how we burn through to be men

To be men
Abomination

Casualties
Legacy
Destiny
Cruelty

Death's head to weep
No joy in hollow tears
We shed them where we hang our heads
We've given to the sinking
Now they'll bear the weight
Show their fabled wounds, laugh when backs are turned
No conceived mistake
In the end they'll bare for us all

Cold gaze
Hands not made to hurt
Cold gaze
Souls not made to burn
Cold gaze
Cross not made to bear
Cold gaze
Set afire where you stand

Cold gaze
Hands not made to hurt
Cold gaze
Souls not made to burn
Cold gaze
Cross not made to bear
Cold gaze
Set afire where you stand
Where you burn
Where you stand
Track Name: Elegy (Jesus Lizard cover)
The pathetic sight of your sunken eyes
The angular lines of your hips and waist
The light and the dark
Of your vallied ribs
The skeletal draw
Of your temples and cheeks
Your breath but a wisp
From your string thin lips
The acrid stink of your face and mouth
Unsound unsure...your shaky legs

Just when you're about to
Learn to smile again
I'm going to be the one to
Teach you how to cry