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Bronze

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Unofficially released in 2005 and remastered for the release of Bronze Two in 2009, this is a progressive metal album by Red Ankh. It represents the core style of Red Ankh and features two instrumental, dark wave tracks by Red Ankh's 'Shyft' project as well as a Red Ankh cover of a very old Shyft song and a Shyft remix of 'You Will Never Take My Place'.

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released July 1, 2005

Drums, Guitars, Viola, Keyboard, Vox, Vox Programming, Programming, Composition, Mastering, Crappy Pixel Art, the whole shebang - Shyft Trakia-Vorga VahtiDahl

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Red Ankh Denver, Colorado

Red Ankh is highly experimental, including (but not in every song) elements of black metal, chiptune, dance, death metal, folk, gabber, gothic, industrial, power metal, progressive, symphonic metal, groove metal, and trance.

Early works were mostly instrumental. That changed with Bronze. The goal of the project is to break down genre boundaries, keep music inventive, and inspire.
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Track Name: Xairdust
How does one introduce an idea without words
I mean how can I tell you how to feel with this verse
I mean how can I know that you feel any thing for sure
How does one explain this musical feeling in words

I want to express
I want to express

Introduce inspiration otherwise unknown- huh!
Sacrifice your olden principles and open your self to- huh!

I wish I could tell you how I want you to feel
I mean I wish I could make you feel what I deal
I mean how can I know that you feel any thing for sure
I wish I could make my fantasy real

I want to express
I want to express

Introduce inspiration otherwise unknown- huh!
Sacrifice your olden principles and open your self to- huh!

I want to portray feelings on the in side my mind
How can you ever know

Feel my inspiration
conquer what is feed to you, annihilate deception
Feel, focus your mind
Let these feelings flow through you, understand my kind
Track Name: Moment In Life
Don't you want to be free
Don't expect it to be easy
With all this hate it seems there is no room for love
But it should not be enough to deceive

Come on, you want to be freed
Don't expect all answers from me
Most of them come from within you
Try to fight your own lack of honesty

Fears and fallacies and strain of mind
All your energies will settle in time
When you are feeling that you are ruined inside
Just remember it's a moment in life

All the fools have put a twist in your stride
Recall all this is a product of your pride
When you are feeling that you have died in side
Don't forget it's just one moment in life

I thought you wanted to be free
How hard can it really be
Freedom comes from within you
It is in your control, don't you see

Let's set you free
It's not good enough to follow me
I can not teach one how to love
But so many answers are locked in side

Most answers come from within you
Most answers come from within you
Most answers come from within you
Most answers come from within you

Fears and fallacies and strain of mind
All your energies will settle in time
When you are feeling that you are ruined inside
Just remember it's a moment in life

All the fools have put a twist in your stride
Recall all this is a product of your pride
When you are feeling that you have died in side
Don't forget it's just one moment in life

Don't lose your self
Don't forget who you are
Don't lose your self
Don't forget who you are
Track Name: Her Name
I do not remember her name
And it drives me insane
Who is there to blame
Are there any means of escape

I do not recall who I am
Was this once a game
I wish to understand

I do not remember her name
Things are not the same
Am I to blame
Is there any way to escape

I do not recall what I have done
Is this all a game
How can I understand

I feel lost and helpless
I am on my own
I feel broken and beaten
How do I get home

I am to find this girl
I feel her inside
I am searching for her
How long have I tried

I do not remember her name
And it drives me insane
Who is there to blame
Are there any means of escape

I do not recall who I am
Was this once a game
I wish to understand

I do not remember her name
Things are not the same
Am I to blame
Is there any way to escape

I do not recall what I have done
Is this all a game
How can I understand

There must be some enemy
Holding her from me
Holding my memory on a string
It is dangling, I can faintly see

There must have been some mistake
What have I done
I feel I do not deserve this
Could I be wrong

Could I be the enemy
Is this some sort of game
What am I expected to believe
This drives me insane

I do not remember her name
And it drives me insane
Who is there to blame
Are there any means of escape

I do not recall who I am
Was this once a game
I wish to understand

I do not remember her name
Things are not the same
Am I to blame
Is there any way to escape

I do not recall what I have done
Is this all a game
How can I understand

I think I have found it
I think I know why (this has happened)
I think I can see her
Her from the other side

I will fight for her
I will win her back
I will free her from her self
This I promise

This I must do
Track Name: Shyft - OmO (Red Ankh Vocal Edition)
Note to god and the old man
Why have I still this red rune upon my hand

Red, purple, blue, orange
Split sanity on demand
Calm, quiet, loud, ferocious
Split sanity, split sanity

Note to god and the old man
Why have I still this red rune upon my hand

Split Sanity
Split Sanity

I will never forget the first time we met
Drew her mark upon my hand, I had no idea how grand

Never forget the first time we met
The red said she was curious, no idea how grand

How much she would mean to me


Now she is gone, but I will get her back
The blue will pay, crazy boy will launch an attack

No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back

Dear god and the old man
why didn't you tell me why did you not know
The man with the violin was just a pawn
The blue has had her way now

Blue has no sympathy, she cares not for her self
She has divided her self from her red purity

I have never had more hate for this fiend I respect
Master nihilist, that bitch, devoid of anything worth logic

No words, no talk
We'll go kill each other
I don't care how it's done
Just bring me the red

Blue has no sympathy, she cares not for her self
She has divided her self from her red purity

I have never had more hate for this fiend I respect
Master nihilist, that bitch, devoid

Look to the ocean
What a beautiful blue
I can't stand the ocean
For that wretched blue

Feel as you will
I know my path
I am running down to the end
To meet with her wrath
Track Name: Terrisham
Human nature is to destroy nature
Innocence is a myth, don't forget

Arrogance is the core of your void you must know
By now, mankind is the disease that plagues us


It's such a
Terrible shame, take the blame
For your misfortunes and your sick pain

Suck your perversions of every
Reason for everything
Just enough to dissolve them

(Pills are tools of masochism)

You polish rotting fruit
And claim 'It's good for you'
Why did you rot it in the first place

Make the jokes while you can
Because you are just a man
Woman, girl, boy that
Blinds yourself from the sickness

(You laugh in hopes of turning the reality
Into just another comedy in our heads only)


I won't laugh, I won't cry
Failed emotions keep you dry
Hypocrisy is your key
To your door that doesn't swing

(Hers swings both ways)
Mine swings shut
Cause I know
Just how bad it gets

With your eyes open wide
You are truly blind
To your own control
Over your whole world

Close your eyes and
Think for a time
Maybe really for the first time

(See how you have betrayed yourself)

All your pain and your
mind that is so deranged
Loosen the ties open your eyes

Cease this arrogance

Every one has their self to blame
For their own worthless pain
For the shape of their oblivion

I don't care what you think
Cause your mind slipped in the sink
Replaced by the plastic and
The pills, pills, pills, pills

(Stop laughing, this is your life
Why is she crying, it's only life
There's not enough, you're too much
Isn't there some god damn treatment for this)

Why won't you do something
Isn't there something you can do
You are a doctor, you should know
You are his mother, mom knows best

Just as long as he shoots up at home
I don't care, I don't know her
Dirty skank, she is not as dirty as me
Kill em, let's kill them all

Just ignore it, it'll pass
Smoking makes you look cool
A whore is a slut, but a pimp is admirable
Pain is good for stopping pain

Let's fight fire with fire
Just as long as we are fighting
Everyone is doing it
You will die if you say no

(Hey man, you used to be cool)
I am sick of these fools
Cause I know
Just how bad it gets

Drugs are tools of the masochist
Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss

Drugs are tools of
The masochist
Knowledge is power
Ignorance is bliss

Arrogance breeds
In the masochist
Unlock you logic
Drop your fist

What a terrible shame
You will fail again and again
With only the self to blame
You are all a whole

Terrible shame
Failure is your one true friend
Hold close all of the blame
Unity falls down the hole
Track Name: We Were The Kings...
The cogs came, and they made, their selves known to us in such a way
That stunned and struck us with great awe
The Imp King has made clear that he wishes to destroy it all
And that he surely can do it

What a shame, what a scam, the cogs grew up from right behind us
We could have just turned turned on our heels
Universe has betrayed her self in so harmful of a way
Like we once did so long ago

And there will be blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

Blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

They destroy every thing every moment that they come to touch
Slowly they eat away our past
Most hope lost, then again, we have not had a reason to hope
Since time that has been erased now

We fight through the damn Frame, since the Imp King is not bound by time
My friends, we fight for Universe
In the end it will be not a thing save for perfect glory
My friends, we fight for existence


And there will be blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

Blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

If we lose out to these machines
We will die smiling
Though there is a chance for us still
We can erase his memories too

And though he has destroyed us in the past
We grow stronger by the moment

This is just what we need
To stimulate our dull minds
This is just what we need to bring our selves to life

This is just what we need
One last great adventure
This is just what we need to bring universe back to life

And there will be blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

Blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

And there will be blood to pay
For the betrayal on this day
We were the kings
We were the kings

The Imp King will know
That this is our home
We were the kings
We were the kings
Track Name: Unhealthy Obedience (Made Zon Solo Part Two)
His majesty, he wishes for this world to end
But what real madness does he hold my friend
There must just be something more to this
Some thing we don't know

His majesty, he wishes for this world to end
But what real madness does he hold my friend
There must just be something more to this
Some thing we don't know

His orders are to destroy the earth from end to end
But what real madness does he hold my friend
There must just be some thing we haven't seen
Something we have over looked

We do as we are told because he owns our souls
And even if we fought him he'd destroy our souls
Our lord and master has the power to do all this
We don't know reasons but we have heard ignorance is bliss

We pillage and we destroy the world for him
None stand in our way, all that do we tear limb from limb
Can this violence, this hatred possibly be
Justified

His majesty, he wishes for this world to end
But what real madness does he hold my friend
There must just be some thing more to this
Some thing we don't know

His orders are to destroy the earth from end to end
But what real madness does he hold my friend
There must just be some thing we haven't seen
Something we have over looked

His majesty, he wishes for this world to end
Now we know the madness that he holds my friend
He wants us to destroy all the world before they find
Before they come for him

There are so many people angry with him
For all the horrid things that he has done to them
If only we had found our sooner, been able to stop him sooner
Maybe this world could have been spared
Track Name: And a Lot of This Stuff (Abridged Vocal Edition)
Inspiration we all need but idolization we don't
We shouldn't expect to achieve without work, face it now, you won't
Music is a drive for all, not just those driven to compose
Take it in, feel some thing grand, a mind should never close

The moment has come, sit back, relax
Or stand, prepare to dance for a chorused refrain attack

Listen to the melody and
Let it carry you off
Don't feel bad for this obsession
Cause I know that I cannot get enough
Take in all of this melody
And feel it flow through you
But before I trigger awe inspire
Just remember that you can do it too

Listen to the melody and
Let it carry you off
Don't feel bad for this obsession
Cause I know that I cannot get enough
Take in all of this melody
And feel it flow through you
But before I trigger awe inspire
Just remember that you can do it too

In some moments feelings need release, music is a great way
But please be sure to make it for you first, or to your subconscious you will pay
Breathing in intoxication doesn't help you at all
A crutch can not last, you have got to carry your self or you will fall

Push in to a great drive, I say it again and again
Don't feel bad for obsession, but don't let it lead to you end
Let the sounds consume you, a vessel of bliss you can be
Let it help you lift you up

Listen to the melody and
Let it carry you off
Don't feel bad for this obsession
Cause I know that I cannot get enough
Take in all of this melody
And feel it flow through you
But before I trigger awe inspire
Just remember that you can do it too

A little bit of every thing, and a little bit more, some thing more and a lot of this stuff
The music speaks fine by its self, but I guess that that just isn't enough
A burning passion keeps me standing, what do you stand for
Simply a melody can be what you need, and no thing more

Bass, drum and a bass

Push in to a great drive, I say it again and again
Don't feel bad for obsession, but don't let it lead to you end
Let the sounds consume you, a vessel of bliss you can be
Let it help you lift you up

Listen to the melody and
Let it carry you off
Don't feel bad for this obsession
Cause I know that I cannot get enough
Take in all of this melody
And feel it flow through you
But before I trigger awe inspire
Just remember that you can do it too

Listen to the melody and
Let it carry you off
Don't feel bad for this obsession
Cause I know that I cannot get enough
Take in all of this melody
And feel it flow through you
But before I trigger awe inspire
Just remember that you can do it too

Live on to achieve, live on to achieve
Live on to achieve, and never let your satisfaction cease
Track Name: You Will Never Take My Place
You fear only what you can't be
Why can't you be yourself
It's not enough to take things easy
You're washing away your health

You fear only what you can't be
You try too hard, much haste
Face to face you will devour my soul today
But you will never take my place


Can't believe it's come to this
Can't believe it's fun
To know that you will fail always
Even after I am gone

Talk and spit your words
'Meaningless' is hung
In your throat and in your eyes
And soon you will kill our sun


Get it, get it, if you want it you just take it
Get it, just take it, if you want it it's yours

You fear only what you can't be
Why can't you be yourself
It's not enough to take things easy
You're washing away your health

You fear only what you can't be
You try too hard, much haste
Face to face you will devour my soul today
But you will never take my place

I will not be the one to forgive you
And you first have to forgive your self
It's not enough to make things easy
Look, there goes your health

You fear only things you can see
What about the taste
Face to face you will take my mind from me
But you will never take my place

Bass solo
Wrong bass

Sorry

I admit I am lost
Within your lack of trust
Crumbled maze our minds
But mine is easier to find

End your rage, don't break your cage
Just leave it behind
And I promise I won't promise
Your redemption

End your ways and kingdoms
All your rules have failed
Taste your sweet oblivion
But only if you dare

Talk and spit your words
Meaningless is you
Taste your holy deprivation
An eclipse is due
Track Name: You Will Never Take My Place (Shyft Remix)
I admit I am lost
Within your lack of trust
Crumbled maze our minds
But mine is easier to find

End your rage, don't break your cage
Just leave it behind
And I promise I won't promise
Your redemption