The Great Departure

by The Desolate

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3205. Planet Earth.

It was a somber time for the once lush and fertile planet. Depleting ozone layers had forced Earth’s temperature to escalate dramatically, causing devastation to those living amongst the surface. Rapidly diminishing natural resources and deadly solar radiation gripped the planet, threatening all forms of life.
Intergalactic trading of goods had become a necessity for the faltering planet, allowing the ruthless centralized government to seize control of all resources. A vain acquisition, as it quickly become evident that the future of the planet was grim regardless of their interference. The task of locating a hospitable planet became the only objective.
Two individuals were selected to man the task, chosen not only for their brilliance but also for a multitude of accomplishments in their respected fields: Dr. Gabriel Frostt, medical doctor, geneticist - in charge of creating a human clone capable of teraforming a planet; Dr. Magnus Temple, engineer, inventor - tasked with designing and constructing a ship capable of deep space travel at light speed.
Time was limited, people continued to perish in the harsh circumstances, the doctors labored intensively over their assignments. Frostt soon creating a being which possessed the necessary skills to survive in hostile environments. A being which could, with the help of Temple’s highly advanced evolutionary acceleration hyper sleep chambers, develop while the doctors traveled into the greater unknown. This humanoid was the perfect worker, the solution to the crisis Earth was facing. This being quickly became known as the “Sentinel”.
The completion of the spaceship marked the beginning of their journey together – Dr. Frostt, Dr. Temple, and their crew of silent, slumbering Sentinels. In the early hours of dawn on a day no different than any other, unbeknownst to the dwellers of the deteriorating planet, the doctors set to depart on the secret mission they had been assigned. Although none knew of the mission, the success of the doctors’ was nonetheless paramount for all.

This was Project Great Departure.

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released September 30, 2015

Jorge Jacinto - Album Cover Art
Jordan Wesely - Album Layout Design/Logo
Tim Wardlow - Recording Producer/Engineer

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The Desolate Vancouver, Washington

The Desolate is a four piece metal band on a mission. These Vancouver, WA transplants honed their craft in the Midwest, where they quickly made a name for themselves. Their newest release, “The Great Departure” is a treasure trove of blistering guitar solos, intense drumming, and pounding bass. With songs like “Intergalactic Time Shed”, there is something here for all fans of heavy music. ... more

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Track Name: The Great Departure
Into the veil of the night
Push the vast void into your mind
On chariots of fire off to meet the divine
What has been done will not be undone
This poison planet we must depart from
Sailing into ageless midnight
The way of destiny lies in the starlight
Last of our kind, dimensions away
We will breathe new life
Time will collapse
Breaking evolutions rest
All things are connected
Saying goodbye for the last time
Staring into gods eyes, serenity or suicide
What has this day grown into
You can't look forward without looking back too
And nothing lasts forever
Knowledge and will put to the test
Rate of survival depends on our progress
What will we find aimlessly drifting away
Feed, feed, feed, feed
Time will collapse breaking evolutions rest
All things come to an end
All things come to end
Saying goodbye for the last time
Spitting into gods eyes, serenity or suicide
What has this blame grown into
You can't look forward without looking back too
And nothing lasts forever
Into the veil of the night
Two gods alone
But distance has grown
Nobody knows
Cruelty leads to necessity
Two gods alone
But distance has grown
Nobody knows
Cruelty leads to necessity
Track Name: Fatal Frontier
We gotta get out of here
Escape from the madness
Escape to the blackness
Chasing down our fears
As we enter the fatal frontier
Darkness surrounds you in space
The wilderness unexplored by man
Until now
We stand alone
Consciously binding ourselves
On our own
But that doesn't matter
We stand alone
Consciously binding ourselves
On our own
But that doesn't matter
We gotta get out of here
Escape from the madness
Escape to the blackness
Chasing down our fears
As we enter the fatal frontier
Screaming for someone to hear
I don't want this
I don't need this
Killing all that is near
The fabric of time is bound to tear
Fuck
These symbols, these numbers
What does this mean
This is the work, an intelligent human being
But what it used to mean
Now that's another thing
What it used to mean
I can only dream
As for them I would tear them apart
(4x)
We stand alone
Consciously binding ourselves
On our own
But that doesn't matter
(2x)
Darkness surrounds you in space
As for them I would tear them apart
(4x)
Track Name: Intergalactic Time Shed
An unconscious call
Will you answer
Untold wisdoms await you
In the ever after
An unwilling urge grows inside you
To know your own fate can only blind you
Sifting into cryogenic utopia
Genetically altering dormant DNA
(2x)
Go
Strange to feel without pain
What is real
All alone
Letting go of this form
Becoming more
Mind astray
Losing shape
Gaining layers
Ruined to rebirth
Guarded secrets must lay
Sealed away
A noble truth unknown
We can unite
Sifting into cryogenic utopia
Genetically altering dormant DNA
Strange to feel without pain
What is real
All alone
Letting go of this form
Becoming more
Mind astray
Losing shape
Gaining layers
Ruined to rebirth
Track Name: Cosmic Meat Cleaver
You burned your bridges
We found your weakness
Return of the fallen
To wipe them out
Sleep to slaughter
A prophecy
This burning hatred
That dwells inside me
Run for your life
You slip and you fall
You creep and you crawl
Designed to survive
The treachery of existence
Never letting down
Never make a sound
Never being found
Your life depends on it
(2x)
Corrupted circuits
We killed the body
Exiled the mind survives
Consciously laying dormant
Gaining momentum
Through thoughts alone
Run for your life
You slip and you fall
You creep and you crawl
Designed to survive
The treachery of existence
Never letting down
Never make a sound
Never being found
Your life depends on it
(2x)
Track Name: Forge
Crash landed on a desert planet
Scanning for life forms, none detected
Inside the seed of mind
Focus on keeping my own life
Pouring from the sky
We are of one blood
Our minds
Floating in a sea of solitude
Surrounded by
Everything that is nothing
Awaken our souls
What is real
Forced to realize the gravity
Of our situation
Callous to the fear
Forge is our only salvation
These were the lands
Where life began
Now we stand
Sacrificed eternally
For all eternity
Struggling to comprehend
How this came to be
Losing yourself
A fading memory incomplete
Last of my kind
I am fighting this extinction
Genocide to hide the crimes
Dictate the final inscription
These were the lands
Where life began
Now we stand
Sacrificed eternally
For all eternity
Eternity
Don't drop your guard
The night is cold and dark
Don't drop your guard
Chasing you fast
Down to your last
(2x)
Pouring from the sky
We are of one blood
Don't drop your guard
The night is cold and dark
Don't drop your guard
Chasing you fast
Down to your last
(2x)
Track Name: The Gate
Inside the mouth of worlds
An opening exists within
A knowledge forgotten by truth
Deep inside the forbidden zone
Curse the silence
Before the storm
Fierce are the winds
The sands are eating off our backs
All is lost, the watcher sees not
His last words, seek the gate
Dreams of cloak and dagger
Resonate in dorm
Tongue in cheek
Doesn't speak well of you
Who's life does this belong to
A fate worse than death
I feel a voice inside me say
Persuasion alone will guide you
Into the unknown
Blessed with the power of discernment
I know the gate leads home
Inside another time and space
It's far too late
Your mind has opened the gate
Curse the silence
Before the storm
Fierce are the winds
The sands are eating off our backs
All is lost, the watcher sees not
His last words, seek the gate
The break of our escape
Temptations twist and manipulate
Emotions pour over you
Like a grudge
Searing terror
Transmorphing your blood
Creation explained in a day
Sacred tombs lost to decay
A ransacked tomb
Rife with the knowledge
Of ancient technologies
Long forgotten
Dreams of cloak and dagger
Resonate in dorm
Tongue in cheek
Doesn't speak well of you
Who's life does this belong to
Afate worse than death
I feel a voice inside me say
Persuasion alone will guide you
Into the unknown
Blessed with the power of discernment
I know the gate leads home
(2x)
Track Name: I Have a Name
It came through with me
I can't believe the power of savagery
Don't even blink, no time to think
My life is priority
For once in my life
I can't escape the onslaught
One last breath
I prepare to meet my maker and
Stand and receive, your destiny
Collapsing your creed, your integrity
Losing your faith, a harsh reality
Losing your way, I have followed you
Fighting of pain
I will teach you the meaning of fear
I'll tell you something that keeps me alive
I walk in the purity where darkness dies
You may not believe what I have claimed
But before this is over, I have a name
I have a name
(4x)
Track Name: Sentinel
Crushed by the obsession
A forced bleeding confession
I'll take you all down with me
The power that I seek
I dare not speak
Just know that I will live forever
I've seen past the gate
Where evil lies and waits
I'd hate to see him on the other side
Holding on to hope
finding a way to cope
with this twisted menagerie
The end draws near
Just as we feared
Return to a darkened void
Stalked by death
The sentinel's fiery breath
Seeking you for incineration
No more
As we watch the sunrise and burn away the sea
Memories frozen in crystal have lost all meaning
These words I say in vain, their lives cannot be saved
Drawn down to a whisper, I find the strength to scream
Burn, unperished, souls
Rise, devour, all
The end draws near
Just as we feared
Return to a darkened void
Stalked by death
The sentinel's fiery breath
Seeking you for incineration
I've seen past the gate
Where evil lies and waits
I'd hate to see him on the other side
Holding on to hope
Finding a way to cope
With this twisted menagerie
As we watch the sunrise and burn away the sea
Memories frozen in crystal have lost all meaning
These words I say in vain, their lives cannot be saved
Drawn down to a whisper, I find the strength to scream
(2x)
Rise, devour all
Rise, devour all
Rise, devour all
Rise, kill all