Amidst the Storm

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The Intercedent is a group of dedicated musicians who write a unique blend of melodic metal, post-metal, and metalcore that focuses on music structure, technicality, and catchy melodies. The music maintains a balance between sound and technical skill. Together, The Intercedent creates a new sound of metal that will surely "blow you away." From intricate guitar playing to mellow, clean guitar riffs and intense screams to catchy choruses, you won't know what to expect next. The engaging, yet intricate musical structure is built to express emotional and artistic growth and is guaranteed to keep you intrigued.

Amidst the Storm was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band’s members and is the first full album released by The Intercedent. The album has an ambitious 14 songs and a run time of over an hour, but is sure to hold your interest. Amidst the Storm progressively runs through a variety of sub-genres from start to finish, starting calm and ending with a dramatic finale, capturing the band’s wide range of skills and interests. The Intercedent defines a style unlike anything you may have heard, drawing from a number of genres, styles, and original ideas, and will continue to evolve as time progresses.

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released October 10, 2014

Alex Pfiffner:
Lead Guitar/Electronics/Recording/Mixing/Engineering

Forrest Dodge:
Rhythm Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Composition

(Guest vocal appearance by Kiki Holiday on track 5, Nothing Left)


All songs written and recorded by The Intercedent (2013-2014)
Mastered by Tower Studio (2014)

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From intricate guitar playing to clean interludes and intense screams to catchy choruses, this is metal like you've never heard it. The complex musical structure is built to express emotional and artistic growth and is guaranteed to keep you intrigued.

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Track Name: The Face
N/A
Track Name: Subtle Wounds
All my wounds received have ceased to bleed for you
I've come too far to just hand myself to you
This mistaken, obsession won't hold me down
I've awakened, this aching feeling deep down

I'm not a subtle feeling left to rot inside
You don't want my rivalry
You'll never win this fight

I will not be subdued, I'm not the same as you
You've killed so many yet you've helped so few
I'll never be like you

All these doubts of mine will try to hold me down
Your unrelentless hits have kept me to the ground
You're resentful, ungrateful and pushing me too far
You're so boastful yet you wonder how I've come this far

I'm not a subtle feeling left to rot inside
You don't want my rivalry
You'll never win this fight

I will not be subdued, I'm not the same as you
You've killed so many yet you've helped so few
I'll never be like you

You will see the end
I will make you bleed
I will be, everything you weren't
I will prevail

I will not be subdued, I'm not the same as you
You've killed so many yet you've helped so few
I'll never be like you

I will not be subdued, I'm not the same as you
You've killed so many yet you've helped so few
I'll never be like you
Track Name: Amidst the Storm
This involuntary urge continues to grab me by the throat
The thought of what could happen, fails to give me hope
The hallucinary visions, block what I have within
There's nothing left but darkness, releasing all of my sin

Separate from all this hate
My soul was never yours to take
This is our final encounter
Keep your shame and seal your fate
I'm done with your sadistic game
This is our final encounter

Break free, from this torment
Don't saturate in it
Release the oppression
That you hold within
Restrain, this life of yours
And take control
Remain amidst the storm
And take what's yours

This everlasting fight between us ends right here
Your silence has become the thing I hold most dear
My sinister side has been the, only way I can turn
But now, I walk away, I will not burn

Separate from all this hate
My soul was never yours to take
This is our final encounter
Keep your shame and seal your fate
I'm done with your sadistic game
This is our final encounter

Break free, from this torment
Don't saturate in it
Release the oppression
That you hold within
Restrain, this life of yours
And take control
Remain amidst the storm
And take what's yours

We stand, amidst the storm

Break free, from this torment
Don't saturate in it
Release the oppression
That you hold within
Restrain, this life of yours
And take control
Remain amidst the storm
And take what's yours
Track Name: Judgment
Helpless
It's become too hard to control my fate
The walls that are closing in
Are too much too bare

Breathless
I've gone one place, I can never come back
The ones that I'm leaving
Give my last breath of fresh air

Angels, save me
My life is empty

I've been taken without a purpose
You never told me why I'm here
I'll be slain, but never broken
I'll defy you ‘till the very end
I'm falling into
A hole that I have dug myself
I'm certain, take me
I tried my very best

Unrest
Bring me to the forest, to unleash my soul
Their branches bind me
To grant my torment

Possessed
Wake the ones who will share my sentence
I will not return
But I will awaken

Devils, embrace me
Brethren erase me

I've been taken without a purpose
You never told me why I'm here
I'll be slain, but never broken
I'll defy you ‘till the very end
I'm falling into
A hole that I have dug myself
I'm certain, take me
I tried my very best

I tried my very best

Children replace me
Fires consume me
Ashes forsake me
Remember me

I've been taken without a purpose
You never told me why I'm here
I'll be slain, but never broken
I'll defy you ‘till the very end
I'm falling into
A hole that I have dug myself
I'm certain, take me
I tried my very best
Track Name: Nothing Left
Your shadow's cast before my eyes
Long before I learn to see
Tattered memrants of the past
Will you take that much from me

See you, calling
Such a pain I seem to need
The truth, unseen
I will die before I bleed

Save me, I'm defenseless
I beg, for your mercy
Get me out of here
Retreat, you've met your end
I plead, just forget me
I will not avenge

So long I have wondered
Are you worth the pain you bring?
Wherever you slumber
I hope you're happier than me
Forever I have tried and cannot let go
But there is nothing left to keep
Whatever I deny cannot stop the truth
Now there is nothing left to feel

Your troubled past seems now at rest
Emptiness I cannot fill
Relinquishing what I once knew
I cannot love what is not real

See me, failing
Such a pain I seem to need
You cry, I scream
I will die before I bleed

Save me, I'm defenseless
I beg, for your mercy
Get me out of here
Retreat, you've met your end
I plead, just forget me
I will not avenge

So long I have wondered
Are you worth the pain you bring?
Wherever you slumber
I hope you're happier than me
Forever I have tried and cannot let go
But there is nothing left to keep
Whatever I deny cannot stop the truth
Now there is nothing left to feel
Track Name: Say Goodbye
You've gone to the place that they call home
I cannot follow
They took you away and left me here alone
With all my sorrows
My pulse quickens as yours stays idle
I won’t say it, I won’t say it now
My heart sickens as yours beats no more
I won’t say it, I won’t say

In this life we will meet again
I will find a way from this end
I will not falter now
I'll bring you back to me
The tide will turn you'll see
You've come to far to bleed
I won't let you leave me
Your eyes fade, your life leaves you behind
The sound of the blade stays in my mind

You left me and this world so fast
I must stay strong
I must believe that we will last
You won't be gone long
My fist tightens as yours stays limp
I won’t say it, I won’t say it now
My head raises as I take a breath in
I won’t say it, I won’t say

In this life we will meet again
I will find a way from this end
I will not falter now
I'll bring you back to me
The tide will turn you'll see
You've come to far to bleed
I won't let you leave me
Your eyes fade, your life leaves you behind
The sound of the blade stays in my mind

I will not falter now
I'll never let you go
I will bring back what is mine
I will scream and I'll shout
I will make you hear me
Now please come back to me

You've become nothing but a dream
Aching
This life will never have meaning
Take me
This fire slowly cools to coal
Fading
I'll see you on the other shore
Waiting

I will not falter now
I'll bring you back to me
The tide will turn you'll see
You've come to far to bleed
I won't let you leave me
Your eyes fade, your life leaves you behind
The sound of the blade stays in my mind
Track Name: Disguise
Your eyes, your face
The mask of your insecurity
You find the pain
That seems to be increasing in me
I can't believe
What you became after all of this
You stand unclean
From the souls that you had chose to cleanse

I cannot breathe, I cannot feel
I cannot love without you
What did I see? This can't be real
You knew it would end soon
The shameful acts that you had run away from
I can't remove your disguise
The mask remains

You're still the same
Your pride has only increased in time
Surreal, unchanged
Your cries have stopped controlling my mind
I can't believe
What you became after all of this
You stand unclean
From the souls that you had chose to cleanse

With all the lies, you gave to me
I cannot forget them
I can't decide on what I see
I cannot forget you
The shameful acts that you had run away from
I can't remove your disguise
The mask remains

The pain is rising
My path is closing
Don't ever come back here
Unchanged horizons
Are lacking motion
Don't ever come back here

I've come to doubt your simple truths
I can't forgive what you did
I cry out loud for what to do
The trust failed on my end
The shameful acts that you had run away from
I can't remove your disguise
The mask remains

The snideful cries that you manipulated
I can't remove your disguise
It became you
Track Name: Epitaph
My heart
Is nothing more than an annoyance
This thing
Reminding me that I'm no better than any one of you
I'm not ashamed
Just annoyed
Maybe a little angry
I hate it
It's not me
What makes it wanna tell me how to feel?
How to be?
How to love?
I shouldn't hurt
I'm better than this
Better than you
Better than all of you
I'm so sick of this fucking parasite, beating away at me
Reminding it's there
Taunting me
Mocking me
I'm done with all of this
No more will I let it do this to me
So this is my note to you
Whoever you are
I won this fight
Track Name: Self Sacrifice
My callous soul won't undergo
Anymore of this
Unpleasant knives have pierced the eyes
Of the momentary bliss
My suffering
Is all but empty space to me
No empathy
Can fill this hopeless void

I'll take away this sad forsaken life of mine

Blood flowing across the open floor
Feel no pain from the open wounds
Numbness from the disease within
Just suffer this sacrifice, and stay

Bathing in nightmares
Wallowing in grief
Consuming the evil
Which has hold of me

A pit-less hole once was a heart
Stopped beating long ago
A searing stab of my own cries
Had left for all to know
My dignity
Is all but a sad memory
No sympathy
Can calm this raging storm

I'll steal away this beating heart to fill this growing hunger

The deeper you breathe the deeper the cut
Stare into the abyss and fall in darkness
Watch the walls around you melt away
Your world is twisted and demented
You're nothing

Bathing in nightmares
Wallowing in grief
Consuming the evil
Which has hold of me

I will not stay the hand that's become my demise

Tell me one good reason
Why I belong
No room to love no room to spare
For my heart is long gone
I see no more colors
The world's a haze
Now I welcome the darkness
Set me ablaze

Bathing in nightmares
Wallowing in grief
Consuming the evil
Which has hold of me
Track Name: Buried Alive
Sympathy
I don't deserve it anymore, from anyone
Officially
I have betrayed myself again, and lost all of my
Dignity
The man inside my skin has left me here to die
In agony
And viciously
He's left my body limp and pale for all to see
But I'll show you there's still life in me

Because I let him leave with you
Donated all my happiness
Now, just a corpse remains
I can't follow
Oh, I'm stuck too far in the past
I've wasted all my life away
Now, I've left myself with nothing

Vividly
Your face is still burning in my eyes, and ever so
Fluidly
The smoke goes down my throat and turns to stone
I'm not breathing now
Hostility
Is all you've ever shown
You'll never prove
To people unlike you
And I'll never sleep as long as you're still out there
I'm still waiting to hear that you're gone

Because I let him leave with you
Donated all my happiness
Now, just a corpse remains
I can't follow
Oh, I'm stuck too far in the past
I've wasted all my life away
Now, I've left myself with nothing

Because I let him leave with you
Donated all my happiness
Now, just a corpse remains
I can't follow
Oh, I'm stuck too far in the past
I've wasted all my life away
Now, I've left myself with nothing
Track Name: Trapped in Torment
You think I want this?
You think this was my plan?
I never thought this day would come
You think you'll be missed?
That you've made an impact?
It seems this day has finally come

I must remove these ties
From which I called my own
I will destroy this hopeless bond
I must erase this fight
From deep inside my soul
I'll vanquish this forsaken war

I've been cursed by this eternal torture
You've left me no place to hide
I've been trapped, in the one place I had left
The pain will never subside

You think you've won this?
That you can stand up tall?
I never thought this day would come
You're so sadistic
I vow I'll watch you fall
I promise you the day will come

I must remove these ties
From which I called my own
I will destroy this hopeless bond
I must erase this fight
From deep inside my soul
I'll vanquish this forsaken war

I've been cursed by this eternal torture
You've left me no place to hide
I've been trapped, in the one place I had left
The pain will never subside
I've been breached by this horrific nightmare
I must run from your disease
You will, no longer have control
No longer ruled by deceit

This realization, this deprivation
I can't believe what I've seen
This decimation, hallucination
It's time for me to be free

I'm shouting out from my cage
They'll never find me
I'm stuck down here with my rage
They'll never find me

I've been cursed by this eternal torture
You've left me no place to hide
I've been trapped, in the one place I had left
The pain will never subside
I've been breached by this horrific nightmare
I must run from your disease
You will no longer have control
No longer ruled by deceit
Track Name: Voices
I can hear them in my head
I can hear them in my head

How many times must I confess
That I'm worth more than this
My body may be laid to rest
But I will go down fighting

Your wishes, will never bind me
This crevice, will stay between us

I will remain superior
I am the one that’s in control
I will remain inferior
I will never let you claim my soul

The voices’ will has grabbed me
By the throat
My screams are muffled by this
Veil of smoke
I hear the voice of my tormentor
Calling out to me
But since I am still breathing
There's still fight in me

There's so many ways that I resent
The very likes of you
You'll never use my life in vain
This fire's slowly raging

Your wisdom, will not complete me
This wall remains within me

I will remain superior
I am the one that’s in control
I will remain inferior
I will never let you claim my soul

The voices’ will has grabbed me
By the throat
My screams are muffled by this
Veil of smoke
I hear the voice of my tormentor
Calling out to me
But since I am still breathing
There's still fight in me

I have seen just how twisted you are
I'll never be, the one that wears your scars

I have seen just how twisted you are
I'll never be, the one that wears your scars

I'll never wear your scars
Track Name: Two Sides of One
Flip it, see what happens
Don't try and push your luck
Don't take your life for granted
Take control

Listen, carefully
Don't fall into submission
Take back what was always yours
And take control

Haunted by your existence
You can't halt my resistance
I've unleashed all my inner demons

These two sides of one will be the end of us
We can't keep fighting for what was never ours
These two sides of one can't control us both
We can't keep trying to succeed when we've already lost

Release, your grip
And all of your ambitions
They'll never let you succeed
You must take control

Resent, their side’s
Obsessive madness
They'll never stop till they bleed
You must take control

Haunted by your existence
You can't halt my resistance
I've unleashed all my inner demons

These two sides of one will be the end of us
We can't keep fighting for what was never ours
These two sides of one can't control us both
We can't keep trying to succeed when we've already lost
When we’ve already lost

These two sides of one will be the end of us
We can't keep fighting for what was never ours
These two sides of one can't control us both
We can't keep trying to succeed when we've already lost

These two sides of one will be the end of us
We can't keep fighting for what was never ours
These two sides of one can't control us both
We can't keep trying to succeed when we've already lost
Track Name: Arrival of the Tempest
This life of ours
Has become frail, and broken in two
These aching cries of mine have made
No effect on you

Why must this be so fucking hard?
I can't go on
My once ambitious dreams collapse
And dissipate

I've been everything that you're not
These times have changed
You can, never hide from
This burning rage
I'll make sure that I watch you rot
And fade away
This is where I've had enough
Leave with your shame

So take one last breath, it's the only way
To heal what you've destroyed, we must separate
Releasing all of my atrophy, putridity
Wasting the last of my dignity

This fight has come
Too close, to ending you and I
This artificial life of mine
Won't be sacrificed

I've had it with your fucking games
They end right here
My once flourishing life falls
Before my very own eyes

I've been everything that you're not
These times have changed
You can never hide from
This burning rage
I'll make sure that I watch you rot
And fade away
This is where I've had enough
Leave with your shame

So take one last breath, it's the only way
To heal what you've destroyed, we must separate
Releasing all of my atrophy, putridity
Wasting the last of my dignity

I gave up everything for you
I sacrificed it all
The shame I lay before you
Let it be your fall
I've gone long enough with you at my side
Calling me yours
It's time I cut this bond
End this fight
And take control

So take one last breath, it's the only way
To heal what you've destroyed, we must separate
Releasing all of my atrophy, putridity
Wasting the last of my dignity
Dignity