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Leave It All Behind

by Hexicon

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1.
Dragnarok 07:20
Call the void Hold the power The wolf consumes the moon After all They have failed you And gods they never were On your own Grow your power And let true parents die Hold the torch Burn the garden Smile as we uproot the trees and shake the Earth Here I am On the line The war is here In my mind Where demons fought and overcome Wink and whisper, "Enter the door of truth" Fulfill my desire for my Own neglected willpower and Find that I've wasted so much of my time What is this peace? Do I deserve this? All that's left to blame is dead Your life is finally yours Do what you will Love, die, do, be Forgive, forsake All you feel is true and real Live and do what you will Heaven knows that no one will stop you now What does your freedom cost? A transformation complete and terrifying Wake up and find that you are All, One, All, One, All, One, All, One, All, One Now I'm burning all my blessings Those gifts were given to keep me small Welcoming the last death of Awe Because the sun is dead and I hold the power now Enter the Door of Truth
2.
Nastrond 06:15
Run fast Away from that pure Black and terrible Point of truth This cannot be it This cannot be all If you run, hide Insanity waits Smashing your face with the Hammer of Awe You cannot escape the heavenly doom No escape No retreat Face the front No more running from Nastrond, Nastrond Leave your life behind Nastrond, Nastrond For your new home Nastrond, Nastrond You’ll be made anew Nastrond, Nastrond In the howling fire God is dead Hope is gone Love is lost In the home I shall not want In this hell Of my choice I don't have To hear your lies Become What you Always Knew you were Shake the cold Black hand of death Instantly scattering Former gods Like roaches they crawl on the fiery ground Flames don't lie Flames don't lie I knock on the door I see the thousand faced god The mirror is clear I instantly know That for all of time I am, I am, I am I am You are What you've Always Been I am, I am, I am I motherfucking am
3.
Have you seen my stars? They’re falling free A part of me wants them back Black mold in the tower It calls to me, And shows me the colors in black Ohh, ohhhhhhh, hey now, come home Ohh, ohhhhhhh, hey now, come home And I feel my... Dead heart can’t take it I fall into another spin In a cosmic lie That’s all mine Now I sit in a graveyard For queens and gods and all the stars And I’m ready now To take this ride Into the black rainbow Into the black rainbow Lightning storm on high Single burning tree Memories that fade With no eulogy I see the dawn and a Rainbow sky A sun that shines no light Prismatic void-dream of the all Empty, and brilliant, it calls me home So here we go Into the black rainbow So here we go Into the black rainbow Rays shine from a blackened sun, Binding some, Wrapped up in twilight Heart stolen in the magic hour Dying star Sitting in its throne I feel the power surge And I forget what weakness is I no longer need this shell I claim my heart forever Ohh, ohhhhhhh, hey now, come home Ohh, ohhhhhhh, hey now, come home
4.
Predator 05:24
Killing your claim Splitting your crown Killing your name Crawl underground Smile with your teeth Carnivore Heart with no beat Child of war Conceal it Deny it The rotting hole revealed in me Your secret I hear You built your home upon it I’ll Chase My anger Forever The choice was never mine Pushing your eyes Further inside Pages of lies No longer white Smile with your teeth Carnivore Heart with no beat Child of war Conceal it Deny it The rotting hole revealed in me Your secret I hear You built your home upon it Descend From heights For longer than you’d ever thought I’ve been A listening A listening A listening I’ll Chase My anger Forever The choice was never mine Open your eyes Open your eyes They aren’t who you think Open your fucking eyes I’ve seen the sun, through the bars Once, in the bluest blackest moon It was the day you were born When I built this box In my love I knew you’d smile on me every couple years It’s all the food I’d need Now the moon’s crumbled in my jaws And I’ve grown too big With the softest touch I ask Open the cage Open your eyes Please Not for me It’s a gift It’s a gift It’s a gift For you
5.
Dissection 01:02
6.
Coronation 10:04
Barrelling deeper Into the blackness Lunacy dawns on me Exhale the rotten Gods in the echoes Only the shadows remain I’m on my way! I want to transcend Grace lost, I court insanity Breathe in, spine straight Breathe in the smoke of the void We’ll kiss the fangs of the serpent inside I see it now, I felt it then, That the hole there is howling too Howling mad For all I am shattering… Blast out my senses Past the horizon Rattle the coiled snake Genius and terror Exploding the basis Of all you have ever known I’m getting close! I want to transcend Grace lost, I court insanity Breathe out, hold tight Snapped down to a single point again Red storm is coming, Guard your life Chrystalis godhead In the mirror’s light I clear my eye, I roll in time, I feel the crown dripping within The mold of my corpse, breathing, feeling, I’m becoming whole for a Moment’s time And it’s just right Cuz I’ll know the way the truth and the light, And it better make all this suffering fucking worthwhile One last push and I’ll clear it I release my old binds Will you see through the fear and glue of this bazaar of betrayals It’s like suicide In the dark I crumble, And fly unaligned Indifferent to all, It feels like home! I want to transcend Grace lost, I court insanity Breathe out, hold tight Snapped down to a single point again Red storm is coming, Guard your life Chrystalis godhead In the mirror’s light
7.
8.
Phantosmia 08:01
Just when I think I’m coming home Stranded I am Once again Crawling low, past repair Past this room, this empty stare, Embarrassing and self aware Efforts to try and care I’ve heard the call before I’ve heard the angels sing Just when I think I’m coming home Stranded I am once again I’ve lost the taste for fear And I don’t deserve a thing And I will follow my own pathway Diving desperately within Whip my back; harder too Snap your wrist and follow through Cuz I can’t see the pathway through Grinding past this ego view Can’t deny it, can't contend Stretch this moment to no end Coalescing brighter still Hallelujah, bitter thrill Cuz I’ve seen it all before my friend I’ve heard those angels sing Just when I think I’m coming home Stranded I am once again Stranded I am once again Let this go now Let this go, this lie Let this go now Let this go, this lie Split this dying star And be aimless in the wind Than be this twitching pile of limbs Stumbling I am once again I’ve heard the call before, man I’ve heard the angels sing again Just when I think I’m coming home Stranded I am once again Stranded I am once again Stranded I am once again Stranded I am once again Stranded I am once again
9.
I want to tear my Good and sacred name down And watch the sea change See all the wreckage float on by Float on by This Blackened Lake Not a sound Scalped the goon took the crown Used my torch to melt it down
10.
A dead world is drowned And I brought the wave Confessed I’ve doomed all the useful, the cursed, The precious, And the saved Those fresh divine They bob their heads. All forgotten deep, bloated and dead on the vine You really Almost had me But your blessed name Won’t ever ring quite the same I quietly instate A brand new holiday For me and all my heathen kin One that I’ll always celebrate Watch the sea change I watch the sea change (Watch this dead world drown) I want to Tear my name Down and watch the sea change for me Well I can be sure of one thing There was a price to pay Cuz I bring the flood with me And you can be sure to see change No more solemn vows No more silent bribes I’ve been divorced from the answers That come Only when I wave goodbye Confetti of decay Floats on the sea like old tithings, Paid back in his holy name Now I’m sailing down new stars aligned come what may for me I’ve forgotten how to pray I quietly instate A brand new holiday For me and all my heathen kin One that I’ll always celebrate Watch the sea change I watch the sea change as this dead world drowns I want to Tear my name Down and watch the sea change for me Well I can be sure of one thing There was a price to pay Cuz I bring the flood with me And you can be sure to see change Leave it all behind you The damage has been done Leave it all Leave it all behind Tear it down Leave it all behind Burn the bridge Leave it all behind Leave it all Leave it all Finally, The world’s cracked open And I honestly would love to see with my own eyes, this violent tragedy Cheers to me, my secret race is over, I am free Raise my glass at the end of the world I drink to my former disguise It spews From the depths To wrap its tendrils And break my will (Leave it all behind) Leave it Leave it Leave it all behind…

about

It’s clear that HEXICON is a force of harmonic destruction from the opening seconds of Leave It All Behind, their debut full-length. The churn and shred of Austin Cox’s guitars interlock with Andrew Cox’s roiling drums as Young Heller’s voice crashes through to produce concussive metal that boils over into waves of euphoric melody. The album winds through a wide spectrum of heaviness, veering dynamically from fury to melancholy, reflecting the apocalyptic imagery of Heller’s lyrics. Maybe it’s due to their abandoned cult upbringing, or recording the album between pandemic lockdowns choked by smoke from historic fires, or witnessing a man die violently in front of their recording studio.

The gargantuan riff of “Dragnarok” explodes to open the record. The infernal gallop of “Nastrond” continues into the beauty and devastation of “Black Rainbow,” followed by the feral drive of “Predator.” A brief buzzing interlude in “Dissection” makes way for the psychedelic chaos of “Coronation.” The haunting respite of “Magnotheric Flow” is quickly crushed by the progressive pummeling of “Phantosmia.” The album concludes with an epic two-part title track, a catastrophic descent in which HEXICON unleash everything and leave it all behind.

HEXICON formed in 2018 in Pasadena / Los Angeles, California. Vocalist Young Heller joined the instrumental duo of brothers Andrew and Austin Cox. Andrew worked for Hydra Head Records for years and has directed music videos for Torche, Helms Alee, and more. Young is an animation director who has worked on Metalocalypse. Austin’s band Andraus has played shows with such bands as Big Business and Old Man Gloom.

“If you happen to have a soundtrack for your journey through an apocalyptic wasteland, make sure this is on it.”
- Metal Injection

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released May 13, 2022

Produced by Hexicon

Recorded at Rim Road and Remainders in Pasadena, CA
Mixed and Mastered at Alta Pasa

Drums, Synths - Andrew Cox
Guitar, Bass, Synths - Austin Cox
Vocals, Lyrics - Young Heller

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Hexicon Pasadena, California

Hexicon is a metal band from Pasadena, California. The group formed in 2018 when vocalist Young Heller joined brothers Andrew and Austin Cox of the band Andraus. They warmed up with covers of Metallica and Tool before writing original songs that veer dynamically from heavy doom to intense thrash with understated interludes and shifting rhythms. ... more

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