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Indonesian Hardcore: HANDS UPON SALVATION

The global footprint that the 90’s metallic hardcore had on the globe is still visible when you hear his this Indonesian Metalcore band. HAND UPON SALVATION is the living proof that 90’s bands from all over our Western society had created something new and something that will stay. Belgian bands like LIAR, CONGRESS seem to have pulled a part of the hardcore community over to a new metal-infused style. Which was later spread and accentuated by Italian Metalcore outfits like Reprisal, Purification, Dehumanize, etc. I use these countries and bands in the equation because they seem to be most manifest in the sound HANDS UPON SALVATION play.

A while ago that Indonesian band contacted me with the question to listen to their new digital stuff and with mp3’s of their demo. They play forward metallic hardcore with a nod to that Belgian and Italian metalcore which threw me back in time. I liked the trip back in time and decided to read the lyrics. I felt the dark imagery go right through me and I liked it again.

With this background and because they have a sense of humor too, I’m posting this on the blog. Where it will certainly not be out of step, but will fit perfectly among the H8000 and the vegan straight-edge content here…

Hands Upon Salvation – Envision The Forsaken
Framed by the mistaken axiom
Betrayed by the unseen fragments
I’ll stand at the forefront of deliverance
Armless hands nearby frozen tyranny
I evoke my theory and I’ll have my rhapsody
I won’t drown for mercy
And i won’t drown for resignation
And i won’t drown to treachery
I’ll awake to forever never surrender
I’ll be release ‘till the end i will prevail
This is your hostility faced against my will
I won’t drown for mercy
And i won’t drown for resignation
And i won’t drown to treachery
I’ll awake to forever never surrender
I’ll hold the torches higher and forever never surrender
I’ll hold the torches higher and forever never surrender
I’ll hold the torches higher and forever never surrender
I’ll hold the torches higher and forever never surrender
I’ll hold the torches higher and forever never surrender
My fire
This is my fire
My fire
This is my fire
The epic of this theory
The rhymes of this history
Will be written
I will have my consequences
I will have my rhapsody
In the way of defying your knowledge
I’ll have my hands upon animosity
In the way of defying your knowledge
I’ll have my hands upon salvation
Framed by the mistaken axiom
Betrayed by the unseen fragments
I’ll fight

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