Free Of My Scars (Single)

by Astral Blood

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"Free Of My Scars" is the first official single taken from our upcoming debut Album SYZYGY. Set to release in Summer 2017.


released December 21, 2016

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There’s a lot to like about this multifaceted and dynamic new single, including the ghostly piano notes and bleak ambient tones that open and close the song. In between those spectral, reflective moments you get music that’s even more enthralling, but dramatically more powerful.

In the first half of the track, the music is beleaguered and depressive in its atmosphere but still hauntingly beautiful. The tandem of harsh vocal expressions — scarring shrieks and deep, gruesome roars — provide a hint of the ferocity to come. Just past the mid-point, the riveting surge arrives, in an explosion of blasting drums, exhilarating riffing, and a sparkling guitar solo.

The music drives hard toward the finish, becoming white-hot in its fury while still preserving the spectral beauty of the song’s opening — and the reappearance of the piano in the midst of the maelstrom is an inspired touch.

As you can tell, I’m very high on this track. I’ve had it on repeat all morning, and have a feeling it will be a frequent companion through the dark winter days ahead. I hope you like it just as much.

Andrew Rasmussen - Vocals, Guitar
Joe Waller - Guitar, Drums, Keys, Vocals, Bass

Words / Concept - Roseanne B / Celestial Dynasty

Max Karon - Mixing, Mastering
Reuben Sawyer (Rainbath Visual) - Art



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Track Name: Free Of My Scars (Single)
We are eternal
Remember what we are made of
Death is not an abyss
But a fleeting suspension from mortal bones

For death is only the dawn of our immortal endeavor
We shall eternally rise again until the end of time

Deaths a necessary part
Of our immortality
And if you cry for me
Well let it be
over what you miss of me

Remember that I cannot be reborn,free of my scars
Without first encountering this apparent darkness

Fear was diminished in the knowledge of her decline
he wanted only for their ashes to combine
to sink with her soul into the rocks

Do not forget that
I will return to you
And as my love for you
Surpassing every plane of existence