The Ashen Embrace

by The Intercedent

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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 use of innovative musical structure brings complex guitar playing, ambient interludes, and shredding solos; this is a new breed of metal and guaranteed to surprise you at every turn.

The Ashen Embrace was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band's members and is the second release by The Intercedent. While the album has a modest 30 minute playtime and only 5 tracks, it expresses significant development and maintains a story line that is intriguing to say the least. The complexity and song writing has significantly improved since Amidst the Storm, so be prepared for a new sound from a developing group. The Intercedent defines expression 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 April 24, 2015

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

Alex Theesen:
Rhythm Guitar/Bass/Composition

Forrest Dodge:
Vocals/Bass/Composition

Brady Dodge:
Drums/Backup Vocals

All songs written and recorded by The Intercedent (2014-2015)
Mastered by Tower Studio (2015)

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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: Remember the Fallen
Inside the minds of the fallen
What have they left behind?
Silent screams escape you
When all you hear is fear

Chasing times we took for granted
‘Till all our years were spent
All the signs appeared unbroken
Till we were yearning for the past

Tell me, what's it like on the other side?
Does the cold embrace make you feel alive?

All these torn up, dirty pages
Are the chapters of this life
You may just skip this part of the story
And find a spot you like
Pick a side, choose a lie
Because it won't get much better
Heroes die, one survives
But he wished he hadn't either

Our minds, we thought were broken
But we never lost our sight
We couldn't change what we'd chosen
Our paths had been synchronized

Chasing times we took for granted
Till all our years were spent
All the signs appeared unbroken
Till we were yearning for the past

Tell me, what's it like on the other side?
Does the cold embrace make you feel alive?

All these torn up, dirty pages
Are the chapters of this life
You may just skip this part of the story
And find a spot you like
Pick a side, choose a lie
Because it won't get much better
Heroes die, one survives
But he wished he hadn't either
Track Name: A Perfect Fit
This puzzle piece I've never found
It says so much, but not enough
I'll take the chance of drawing in
The small, but crucial, perfect fit

Will you take this chance with me?
There's not much I haven't seen
If you take a stand, take one with me
We will end so perfectly

Take my hand
Take a chance

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart

This mystery still goes unsolved
I've found all the clues, all but one
I've been searching for far too long
This cracked spyglass won't tell me anymore

You can't take this stand with me
You've already seen what's inside of me
If you take a chance, don't take me
We will end so perfectly

Take my hand
Take a stand

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart
If I don't want to be saved
Then there's not much you can say
This fight is tearing me apart

Take my hand
Take a stand
Take my hand
Take a stand

This life is overwhelming
Will you surrender?
No matter what I choose
It won't get much better
Show me my path
Don't hide it from me
How can I last
When you're running from me?

Take a look at this face

Take a look at this face
The last mistake you will make
This life is tearing us apart
If I don't want to be saved
Then there's not much you can say
This fight is tearing me apart
Track Name: Farewell
It seems you've made up your mind
Our dream's forsaken
How could I let this happen
The pride won't cease

This moment stop our time
You've gone this marks the end
The tattered scratchbook burns bright
Go on, farewell my friend

This unjust deprivation
Will not prevail
I'm done hallucinating
We will not fail
My empty soul calls out for you
This fight's not worth it anymore

My dream's no different this time
I will not give up
I'm being pulled back under
I'll struggle on

This moment stop our time
You've gone this marks the end
The tattered scratchbook burns bright
Go on, farewell my friend

This unjust deprivation
Will not prevail
I'm done hallucinating
We will not fail
My empty soul calls out for you
This fight's not worth it anymore

I know you'll regret it
I won't let you forget it
Your vile acts won't stop us
We will not back down

This unjust deprivation
Will not prevail
I'm done hallucinating
We will not fail
My empty soul calls out for you
This fight's not worth it anymore
Track Name: Still Alone
Your light was slowly fading
Each moment took your breath away
Now there's no telling what you've done
Your time now stops it's ticking
You refused your given right to stay
Now I'm left with your price to pay

How could you do this to me?
I'd give anything for you
I want to hear your breathing
Tell me it will come true
Your heart halts

Bring me closer to your heart
I don't want to be alone
Make me believe that you're here
So that I won't know that I'm still alone

I've tried to stop my mourning
And get back on my own two feet
But you're still there, pushing me down
I tell myself you're coming
So I can push right through the day
But deep down, you never make a sound

How could you do this to me?
I'd give anything for you
I want to hear your breathing
Tell me it will come true
Your heart halts

Bring me closer to your heart
I don't want to be alone
Make me believe that you're here
So that I won't know that I'm still alone

Where are you? I'll find you
I promise we will meet again
Don't hurry, you'll see me
I will always be with you
Where are you? You left me
Don't try and calm me down
How could you betray me?
My life has broken down
My life has broken down
Just get away from me
Track Name: Take Me Home
Take me home

Tearing everything apart, or anything else I once knew
You scattered all of it out of my reach
I won't forget all the things you said
You're leading me on again
And ripping everything out of my heart

Take a moment to look at yourself
That smile won't be there for long
One more chance to recite your amends
Before I destroy all that I've brought

How can you say;
"We have no purpose"
All that I am
Is what you wanted

Take me home
This tide won't stop pushing me down
Say no more
This path can't be walked on my own
Heed my suffering
Call out my name
You know deep down whose soul to save
Sorrow's gone
My cries have finally been ended
I fall upon
The very side you rejected
Take me home

I gave everything to you
While you were filling my head with deceit
My heart was taken by claws
Thrown through flames
I can't help but take away this pain
By any means necessary
And ripping everything out of this life

How can you say;
"We have no purpose"
All that I am
Is what you wanted

Take me home
This tide won't stop pushing me down
Say no more
This path can't be walked on my own
Heed my suffering
Call out my name
You know deep down whose soul to save
Sorrow's gone
My cries have finally been ended
I fall upon
The very side you rejected
Take me home

Take a moment to look at yourself
That smile won't be there for long
One more chance to recite your amends
Before I destroy all that I've brought

Take a moment to look at yourself
That smile won't be there for long
One more chance to recite your amends
Before I destroy all that I've brought