Slain at the Vernal Equinox; The Hanging God

from by Faces of Cain

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About this track:
///The messenger of the divine, personification of the sun, embraces death to be reborn, to greater significance. In worldwide mythology, this concept serves as one of the most powerful images.///


Fear not the strong winds of death you breathe
Let them swell your sails to the ports of rebirth

Cloaked in threadbare garments of silk
To sow across the land
The Jack in the green

Retrieve your crown from the maws of hades
rise in spring with the wantonness of the sun

Cloaked in threadbare garments of silk, rise
Assume the idle throne
The fabled Jack in the green
fertility regained

Great monarch, raise the yield
your spirit will forever tend the fields
an offer to invoke the grains to nourish us
the body that’s been hewn asunder

Ascend, patron of the crops, transcend the mortal coil
where the blood of sacrifice shall cultivate the soil

Tried to alleviate the fear of a million men
he rests his head against the tree and breathes out life

the portents echo the vox dei
it calls
auto da fe
auto da fe
auto da fe

And the blight subsides
the rains come in
the sun will rise
when the blood is shed
and the God of the festival dies


from Along Corpse Roads, track released April 14, 2016



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Faces of Cain Enschede, The Netherlands

Faces of Cain draws from all the vileness and beauty metal has to offer; the music ranges from death and black to gothic and symphonic metal while the vocals vary between brutal and melancholic and make the music reach higher levels of energy and sound.

Arjen - guitar
Edward - guitar
Chris - drums
Harmen - keys
Michiel - vocals
Marieke - bass
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