Perhaps You Deliver this Judgment with Greater Fear than I Receive It

by Crusades

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A meditation on the life of philosopher, heretic and antichristian martyr Giordano Bruno as an archetype for the modern atheist, freethinker, artist, poet and lover.

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released November 5, 2013

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Crusades is:

Jordan Bell - Drums/Vocals
Skottie Lobotomy - Bass/Vocals/Keys
Emmanuel Sayer - Guitar/Vocals
Dave Williams - Guitar/Vocals

"Exordium" narration by Ozzie Bell
Additional Vocals c/o Alex Thurston & Erin Ewing


Recorded in Spring 2013 by Mike Bond at Pebble Studios
Mixed and Mastered at The Bond Cave
Layout by Dave Williams at Rock Among Us


No Idea Records #333

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Track Name: Exordium
AS FAR AS HEAVEN, HELL THEIR FACES TURN: FROM WHOM, IN LENGTH, DEPTH, THEIR PATHS EXTEND
WITH SENSE, WITH MIND, WITH REASON, I DISCERN, THAT ACT, RULE, RECKONING, MAY NOT COMPREHEND
BEYOND ALL LOWER, MIDDLE, AND SUPERNE, THAT POWER, BULK AND MULTITUDE WHICH TEND

BLIND ERROR, RUTHLESS TIME, UNGENTLE DOOM, DEAF ENVY, VILLAIN MADNESS, ZEAL UNWISE
HARD HEART, UNHOLY CRAFT, BOLD DEEDS BEGUN, SHALL NEVER FILL FOR ONE THE AIR WITH GLOOM
OR EVER THRUST A VEIL BEFORE THESE EYES, OR EVER HIDE FROM ME MY GLORIOUS SUN
Track Name: I. The Torchbearer
ARMSPAN WIDE AND TENDRILS TRIED, YET NONE COULD STRANGLE TYRANNY OF WILL
HERESY INHERENTLY, FORESHADOWED FINAL HOUR UPON THE HILL

HEART AND MIND AHEAD OF TIME, A ONCE UNQUESTIONED VOID BEGAN TO FILL
PERHAPS THE FIRST TO CAST THE CURSE, A TORCH IN THE DARKNESS STILL

THE SHADOW OF IDEAS HAD NO DOUBT BEGUN TO LOOM
WHEN THE COLD AND BLACKENED EMBERS SET ABOUT TO WARM THE TOMB

THROUGH THE DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WE SOAR
(THE SHADOW OF IDEAS)
Track Name: II. The Signs of the Times
FLIGHT FROM CONDEMNATION - BROKEN FREE FROM GAG AND BIND
UNRESTRAINED AND INSPIRED MIND

A DESPERATE SEPARATION - SHACKLES SHATTERED, KIN AND KIND
SIGHT AND SOLACE FOR THE BLIND

THE MALLET AND THE WEDGE BETWEEN DISCERNMENT AND BELIEF
Track Name: III. The Shadow of Ideas
THE SHADOWS OF IDEAS NOW ARE LOOMING, THE WHEELS OF MEMORY BEGIN TO SPIN
THE PROPHECY OF NUMBERED DAYS CONSUMING, THE FATE FORGED IN THE FLAMES IGNITES WITHIN

THE WITCHERY OF INTELLECT INHUMAN, THE SINFUL LUST TO IMPUGN AND INQUIRE
THE PROPHECY OF NUMBERED DAYS CONSUMING, THE FIRST STEPS IN THE LONELY MARCH TO FIRE

FEAR NOT THE SHAFT; FEAR NOT THE HUNTER'S AIM: INTO THE SPLENDORS OF THE LIVING FLAME

THE FIRST STEPS IN THE MARCH TO FIRE
Track Name: IV. The Incantations
AND THROUGH THE DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WE SOAR, EVOLVING DAY FROM NIGHT FOR EVERMORE
SAY THEN, THESE HEROIC TEARS - THESE GRIEFS ENDURED THROUGH MONTHS AND YEARS
OBSCURED AWHILE, TO BE REVEALED ONCE MORE

BLINDNESS, DEARER FAR THAN OTHERS' SIGHT, SWEETER GRIEF THAN EARTH'S MOST SWEET DELIGHT
FOR YOU HAVE LED THE ERRING SOUL - BY GRADUAL STEPS TO THIS FAIR GOAL
AND THROUGH THE DARKNESS SOAR INTO THE LIGHT

BUT IN HIS HANDS THE WHEEL OF FATE - TURNS, NOW DEPRESSED AND NOW ELATE
Track Name: V. The Transport of Intrepid Souls
THE MOTH BEHOLDS NOT DEATH AS FORTH HE FLIES INTO THE SPLENDOR OF THE LIVING FLAME
THE THIRSTY HEART TO CRYSTAL WATER TRIES, HEEDS NOT THE SHAFT, NOR FEARS THE HUNTER'S AIM

THE TIMID BIRD, RETURNING FROM ABOVE TO JOIN HIS MATE, DEEMS NOT THE NET IS NIGH
UNTO THE LIGHT, THE FOUNT, AND TO MY LOVE, SEEING THE FLAME, THE SHAFT, THE CHAINS, I FLY

SO HIGH A TORCH, LOVE-LIGHTED IN THE SKIES, CONSUMES MY SOUL; AND WITH THIS BOW DIVINE
OF PIERCING SWEETNESS, WHAT TERRESTRIAL VIES? THIS NET OF DEAR DELIGHT IMPRISONS MINE

AND I TO MY LAST DAY HAVE THIS DESIRE: BE MINE THINE ARROWS, LOVE, AND MINE THY FIRE
Track Name: VI. The Heroic Frenzies
PRAY TELL - IF ANYTHING - WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM CENTURIES LIT BY THE FLAME
OF COUNTLESS GODLESS MARTYRS BOUND AND BURNED, OF SACRIFICE IN FABLE'S NAME?

AS FAR AS HEAVEN, HELL THEY TURN - WITH SENSE, WITH MIND, WITH REASON, I DISCERN
AS FAR AS HEAVEN, HELL THEY TURN

THE SILHOUETTES ARE DANCING IN THE FIRELIGHT,
THE ASHES STILL FLOAT EARTHBOUND DOWN FROM THE SKY
THEIR ECHOES BEG WE LIVE OUR LIVES (AND JOIN THE FEW WHO TRULY DARE TO FLY)
Track Name: VII. The Expulsion
TREMBLING, TREPIDATION - THE SENTENCE UTTERED INTO STONE NOW CAST
CONGREGATION - GATHERED CLOSE TO WITNESS JUDGMENT PASSED
UNREPENTANT - THE WANDERER ACCEPTS HIS END, YET SCORNFUL
UNRELENTING - A PASSION THAT NO SOUL COULD BREAK NOR BEND

EIGHT YEARS IN THE DARKNESS - TORTURED, CONFINED AND ALONE
LED TO THE PALACE - THE WORD HANDED DOWN FROM THE THRONE
ABOVE THE ROARING MASSES - THE FLAMES NOW CAST TOWARD THE SKY
HIS FINAL PERFORMANCE: TO SHUN THE CROSS HE’D FOREVER DENY

THE SHADOW OF IDEAS STANDS TO LOOM - THE COLD AND BLACK EMBERS WARM THE TOMB
Track Name: VIII. The Art of Memory
INVITE INTO SUBJECTION UNSUSPECTING, FINESSE UNDER THE AUSPICE OF A FRIEND
ARTIFICE AS AFFABLE AFFECTING, PREFACE TO INEVITABLE END

KEPT IN CLUTCHES OF THE CONGREGATION, SWEPT ADRIFT WITHIN THE HOLY SEE
UNWELCOME REVERSION TO MOTHER NATION, LIBERTY NOW MERELY MEMORY

THE MALLET AND THE WEDGE BETWEEN FACT AND BELIEF - DRIVEN BEHIND, BETWEEN, AND BENEATH
Track Name: Exitus
SINCE I HAVE SPREAD MY WINGS TO PURPOSE HIGH, SPURNING THE EARTH AND SOARING TO THE SKY
THE MORE BENEATH MY FEET THE CLOUDS I SEE, THE MORE I GIVE THE WINDS MY PINIONS FREE

ACROSS THE AIR, I HEAR MY HEART'S VOICE CRY, WHERE DOST THOU BEAR ME RECKLESS ONE? DESCEND!
WITH MIGHT THE CLOUDS, AND BE CONTENT TO DIE, IF HE, SUCH GLORIOUS DEATH FOR US, INTEND