History Repeats Itself

by Arx

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History Repeats Itself is our second release and we are very grateful for your support. Most bands tend to progress their sound on their second releases but we decided to do something different. We decided to go back to the past and our roots and release an extended play album which features original songs from our previous bands, in the style of Arx. It is always important to respect your metal roots. However, we also decided to throw in a cover track, a brand new song and an alternative language version of The War is On (from our debut).

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released October 28, 2013

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Arx Johannesburg, South Africa

We are a progressive thrash/death metal band from South Africa. Arx was formed in 2011 from the ashes of our previous bands and projects. Download all three of our albums for free here on Bandcamp and spread the word.

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Track Name: Illusions
Illusions

It’s an illusion, fighting for peace will end the war
Just an illusion, that killing the truth will even the score
No-one holds the keys to war and peace
Insanity will find its own release

Lies you’re told, your soul is sold
Watch your back until you’re old

One man’s peace
Another’s war
Souls released
Insanity maintained

It’s an illusion, tears of pain are tears of joy
It’s an illusion, that by digging your grave you can be reborn
Pain and death is really all there is
Something more awaits for us in truth
Track Name: Human Nature
Human Nature

It’s the dark side of nature, it’s whenever we may fall
We thought we saw it coming, but human nature tricks us all
Trickery is deception, manipulation is our best friend
We thought we knew the answers, we had to stop and think again

What is life, what is love, It’s the feelings we’re afraid of
You can run, but you can’t hide

It’s a mutation of the human race
It’s a perversion of the human race
It’s a fully earned total disgrace
It’s a furnace of our empty souls
Track Name: History Repeats Itself
History Repeats Itself

Wars are fought, wars are won
Wars are lost, people gone
And in the end, was it worth it

Empires rise, empires fall
Dust to dust, kings ruled us all
And in the end, was it worth it

Arise, reborn
They plan for us all

And history repeats itself, a mindless wheel that spins our will
The rats we are, this labyrinth, we’re born, we die, it starts again
And history repeats itself, a mindless wheel that spins our will
The rats we are, this labyrinth, we’re born, we die

Genesis and genocide
Wheels will turn, nowhere to hide
And in the end, was it worth it

Revolution and evolution
Human rights, it’s all just lies
And in the end, was it worth it?

Another war, starts again
Repeats the game, it’s all the same
And in the end, was it worth it

They take our lives for their gain
We starve for truth, we’ll die again
And in the end, was it worth it
Track Name: Die Rejected
Die Rejected

Burn this lie
You've told too many times before
Wounds don't heal
From infection of the human race
Made your life a hell
Through your own sickness

My will's not your way
This lie's been told too many times before
You die rejected

From this view
Your life is bathed in depression
Drown in the sympathy flowing from your guilt
Break your will
And suffer the dire consequence

This lie's been told too many times before
You die rejected

A new age arise
For disciples that bleed for freedom
Now bow down before your new god

Blinded extinction
Your lie is at a final end
Lies force fed
While you shit on my reality
Now save yourself
And don't believe in their lies

Walk away while you still have time
Walk away while you still have time
Walk away while you still have time
Walk away while there's still time

Now die rejected
Track Name: Calm Before the Storm
Calm Before the Storm

Runaway tiger breaks its cage
The master steals the light
The many who tried will meet their fate
The end burns in their eyes
Someone cries and no-one hears
A hunter loads his gun
The writing on the wall is clear
You dance the reaper’s song

But this time we escape
The one they couldn’t break
And suffering will cease
The earth shakes from our feet

The calm before the storm
The new before the worn
The life before the death
You end with no regrets

Headline page decrees its lie
They suck you like a leach
Eyes sown shut are open wide
It’s something you don’t see
A disease that is not named
Once had its claws in me
They said its black you know it’s white
Who will this reaper be
Track Name: You've Got To
You’ve Got To

You’ve got to
You’ve got to watch me disappear
You’ve got to know that I won’t break
It’s more addictive than your hunger
Compassion is my only need

You’ve got to watch me disappear
You’ve got to know that I won’t break
I’m just a poor born loser
You’ve got to live and just succeed

Strike, Protest, Strike

You’ve got to watch me disappear
You’ve got to know that I won’t break
My only crime is my desire
And my desire I must feed

Strike, Protest, Strike

Rip it, take it
Protest
Track Name: So Be It
So Be It

Look into my eyes and tell me what you see
Is it a mirror of yours or is it just me
Judge a book or look deeper inside
Hold back opinions and hold back you pride

Your feelings never clear
Misunderstandings
Point fingers everywhere
My judgement is made

Tomorrow, maybe you’ll understand
Perception
The truth is at hand
So be it

Am I the monster under your bed
Is this the image deep in your head
Maybe I’m here to save you
To hold you safe and show you the truth
Track Name: The War is On (Russian Version)
The War is On (Russian Version)

Выходит из моря плачущий зверь
Где ветры гуляют
Не хочешь не верь

Трубы играют ужас кусает
Все это гибель и смерть нагнетают

Таким как ты прощения нет
Только война ни слова в ответ

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