Plague of Empires

by Torrefy

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Track taken from the album 'Life is Bad' (July 1, 2020).


Blackened blur of eternity leaving our motions still
The spark of progress to spare lives began at the first kill
A relay on two treadmills kills time as it erodes
Development through destruction
Smother fire with hot coals
How have we learned?
If not by our mistakes?
What have we earned?
Faster ways to decay
Manufactured instinct of mass preservation
cowers to the power of survival
Hope has bred naught but resentment
Pain has shaped our world
The Plague of Empires
Mirrors what it inspires
Exponential fires
The Plague of Empires
So we contend with our fears
By realizing more nightmares
Etched in the scars of the past
The scripture of our extinction
With each new show of force
Drastic acts become the standard
How can we hope to proceed
When each step is taken backwards


released April 7, 2020
Life is Bad was produced by Torrefy and Gustavo Valderama.

The album was recorded by Gustavo Valderama and Electric Flow Studios in Victoria BC Canada.

The album was mixed by Felipe Gonzales and Gustavo Valderama at Umbral Studios in Caldas Colombia and Electric Flow Studios in Vancouver BC Canada.

Life is Bad was mastered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.


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Torrefy is a Canadian Thrash band from Victoria, BC. Their heavy metal sound is akin to Skeletonwitch, Vektor, and Warbringer.

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