Centuries of Decay

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Centuries of Decay's self-titled debut album is an imaginative, uncompromising creation, fusing a variety of Black/Death elements and progressive modern influences. With dramatic tempo shifts, odd time signatures and many songs tipping the 10 minute mark, 'Centuries of Decay' is an epic journey to the apocalypse and beyond.

'Centuries of Decay' explores the cyclical nature of creation and destruction, history repeating itself. The self-titled track is set against a backdrop of horrific worldwide destruction. Even though civilization is destroyed, nature reclaims the land. From there, the rest of the album recounts the beginnings of social unrest (The Architect), corruption and disillusionment (Asylum, Odyssey) and eventually war (Wings of Death, Rise). The album comes to a close with Demise, a twelve minute epic that pulsates with powerful atmosphere and devastating intensity.

"Buried beneath the sands of time
Erased from history"

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released August 4, 2017

Centuries of Decay is:

Devin Doucette - Rhythm Guitar & Main Vocals
Rob McAllister - Lead guitar & Backing Vocals
Anthony Zhura - Bass
Derrick Doucette - Drums

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Devin Doucette
Main vocals engineered by Rob McAllister
Produced by Devin Doucette & Centuries of Decay

All music written by Centuries of Decay
Piano Interlude and acoustic outro written and performed by Rob McAllister
All lyrics written by Devin Doucette
Album Artwork by Raylyn Yu

Special thanks to Ryan Hale, Liam Mogan, Brendan Smyth, Alex Beetham, Craig St. Jean, Anne & Rick Doucette, Julia Prajza, Rick & Elsa McAllister, Oliver Johnson, Kathryn Kearns, Benjamin Burns, Deluxe Post Production. An extra special thanks to our family and friends for supporting us on our musical adventure.

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Centuries of Decay Toronto, Ontario

Centuries of Decay is a 4 piece metal band based out of Toronto Ontario, incorporating influence from various sub-genres of extreme metal into a tasteful blend of powerful atmosphere and devastating intensity.

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Track Name: Centuries of Decay
A sea of grey, outstretched, to the horizon
A barren wasteland, stagnant, dilapidated
Skeletal remains, a hollow shell
Aeons of darkness await

Desolate metropolis
fractured skyline, disintegrate
Buried, beneath the sands of time
Erased, from history

Ruined structures, now tombstones, a cemetery
Shattered buildings, bare the scars of war
Ghostly silhouettes, burned into the walls
Civilization, irradiated

Desolate metropolis
fractured skyline, disintegrate
Buried, beneath the sands of time
Erased, from history

Lashing winds erode away
Rising waters swallow all
Mighty cities succumb and deteriorate
Throughout the centuries of decay


Between the cracks and stones
Beneath the devastation
Life perseveres and grows
Entangled vines and branches
Reclaim the lands above
Stalwart grip of nature
Reach towards the sun

The sun

Throughout the centuries of decay
Track Name: The Architect
Rising up from the Earth, reaching far beyond the clouds above
Obstructing the sun, cast a shadow on the lands below
Reshape the horizon and expand beyond control
A city, fortress, a prison cell constructed to hold us in
Dictating our chosen paths and chosen lives
Sacrilege and sin
Imprison your mind and soul within these endless rows of towers

Denying, Defying
Divided we stand, united we fall
Destroy the architect
Disease, infecting, new minds assimilating
Divided we stand, united we fall
Destroy the Architect

Unanimously, interjecting against a common foe
Recognize their weakness and fight to take control

Close your eyes and believe, in a different world, a different way
And abandon all thoughts of hopelessness and heresy
Redefine the future, re-direct the course of history
And uncover a new path, and rebuild it in your own eyes

Become the architect
Track Name: Asylum
Haunted by memories
Lucid visions
Unrecognizable
Reflections

The winds of change
Impending storm
Bathed in the flames
Baptized by fire
The heaving earth
Shakes to the core
Live with the scars
Forever more

Gnarled and twisted
Reality
Sink to the bottom
Of sanity

The winds of change
Impending storm
Bathed in the flames
Baptized by fire
The heaving earth
Shakes to the core
Live with the scars
Forever more

Unwinding coil of thought
Detached and fleeting
Two dimensional, existence
Surrounding
In denial of the truth
Rejecting
Reality staring back from the mirror
Do not turn, AWAY

Paralyzing irrational fear
Tunnel vision and hearing voices
Suffocating the walls are closing in
Accept defeat and realize you cannot
Escape!

Impending storm
The winds of change

The winds of change
Impending storm
Bathed in the flames
Baptized by fire
The heaving earth
Shakes to the core
Live with the scars
Forever more
Track Name: Odyssey
I walk this ancient trail, trudge through this path of thorns
I vow to carry on despite the storm
Tread fearless through the jungle, cut through the overgrowth
Traverse the bridge connecting the unknown

The days turn into weeks then months then years
I leave behind my deepest, darkest fears

This quest is all consuming, the voyage never ending
Chase perfection to the end

I’ve travelled far and wide to find my fate
Forget the past, let go of time and space
I’ve lost myself in this odyssey, I can’t remember anything

I stride through winter’s fury, enduring summer’s fire
Invincible I climb ascending higher
Unrivaled strength, conviction, unmatched determination
Obsessions realized, divine creation

Withstand the pouring rain, endure, ignore the pain
Create the destined plan, unleash untold wrath

I’ve travelled far and wide to find my fate
Forget the past, let go of time and space
I’ve lost myself in this odyssey, I can’t remember anything

Rising up from depths below, anticipation starts to grow
Racing towards the light to see, look upon your destiny
But I see nothing

Nothing
Track Name: Wings of Death
Two sides stare down the line
Seething hatred within
Eye to eye and arms at hand
Hungering for destruction
Hypnotized fanatic pawns
100 million strong
manufactured death machine
beat the drums of war

defined, propagandist hate
divine, disillusioned faith
Wings of Death
Race towards the end

Burning with Anticipation
Taste the fear in the air
A shot tears through the silence
Signaling the beginning of the end

Two sides charge towards the line
Spewing hatred and sin
Piercing bullets and burning fires
Righteous slaughter begins
Transcending through the ages
The art of war
Wade through the rivers of blood
Bodies line the shore

Frozen in time
Blank lifeless eyes

Pillars of mass destruction
Take to the sky
Reducing cities to craters
In the blink of an eye

Great blinding light
Dark skies ignite
Flames immolate
Incinerate

You cannot advance
We were destined to destroy each other
Track Name: Rise
Isolated, refusal to conform
Encased in concrete and buried beneath the soil
Forgotten, a distant memory
I’m digging through the earth
I won’t be thrown away, again
But I’m still breathing, alive
I won’t break

This empty shell, a putrid husk
Refuelled with hatred and burning with dark desire
Lurching forward, the gears of war they turn, retaliation begins
I see your every weakness, I am insatiable
I will not bow my knee to you

I’m rising up, returning to reclaim a past destroyed
Uncover secrets that once were lost
Combining the path through the flesh and blood
Power and insight

I am both man and beast, I, logic and insanity
I, igniting the flame of war, I, Ignoring the call no more

Bare witness to the coming of a new age, feudal servants no more
Bestowed upon you is the power of the old gods, use it to take back what is ours
Decimate, those who refute our claim, bury their bodies in the ash
Divine purpose, judgement, the hammer falls, the reckonings at hand

I’m rising up, returning to reclaim a past destroyed
Uncover secrets that once were lost
Combining the path through the flesh and blood
Power and insight

I am both man and beast, I, logic and insanity
I, igniting the flame of war, I, Ignoring the call no more
Track Name: Demise
Emaciated, blighted land, Petrified exsanguinated
Encrusted for all eternity, worn away, dust to the wind

All my hate, all my lies won’t save me from my own demise

Awakening from deep inside, harmonic tremors intensify
Cracks form beneath your feet and open wide
The mountainside explodes into the sky

It’s far too late to forgive, to repent, to run

Burn bright, devouring light, lashing flame like snake tongues towards the sky
Black smoke, obsidian choking, asphyxiating air
Conflagration consuming, the heat overwhelming reducing all to ash
Searing toxic sulfuric rain, liquid flowing lake of fire

All my hatred, all my lies won’t save me from my own demise
I’ve given all and nothing gained. I cast myself into the flames