Beat the Machine

by FireBrand

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    Marking a new era for FireBrand, this successor of Overcomer wallops the listener with thunderous guitars, puncy drums, punishing vocals, synths that range from gritty to melodic, and lyrics as heavy as the music itself.

    The standard edition of the album serves up 10 tracks ranging from brutal and pounding, to melodic and contemplative and back again. Each song ties in the theme of facing the destructive behaviors we are prone to, and the mindsets that breed them, and dismantling them with the truth of the Word of God and the victory that Jesus won to free us from it all; eternally and practically.

    Beat the Machine is FireBrand's first full-length release on AD Windblown Media Records, and a deluxe edition is planned to release following the standard edition.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Beat the Machine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
Naked and disguising Unable to hide Guilty of eternal and temporal crimes The enemy accuses Says I deserve to die And the worst of all is that he’s right Child of a world defiled Offered to be reconciled Paid in blood to be born again Taken from the fire as a brand God, why would you consider this man? God, where’s the righteousness you demand? Casting aside your crown to wear my curse The diadem of my shame Aghast, angels and earth witness their king falling down like the rest Swallowed in soil and weakness, and lower you go to give sinners your Name Rising, your victory clothes you Assurance to all who would know you
2.
Broken code, programming incomplete Running to what only will deplete A life in chains held by the great machine To enslave us to his deadly regime Devoured on the gears of the fear we believed This world reaps the wages of iniquity We can’t put our trust in the things we have seen We can’t conform, we must renew our minds TO BEAT THE MACHINE!! No longer captive to the lies We’re pressing onward toward the prize Victory found in sacrifice TO BEAT THE MACHINE!! It’s more than just gaining a second birth And waiting for the day of judgement You must remove the chains from your thinking To manifest a nature renewed Lies contaminate the airwaves The power of the skies Programming to make us slaves This is where it dies "If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation Old things have passed away and the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17) Therefore, do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2) No longer scales over our eyes The enemy has no disguise You’ll see an army start to rise TO BEAT THE MACHINE!!!
3.
Captives 03:48
You are the road to the grave The poison I crave You say that I’m your lover but, to you, I’m a slave The bondage begins when you lure us in and traffick who you’ve captured for the pleasure of skin I’ll cut off my hand before I reach for you Gouge out an eye or, better yet, make it two I’m severing ties and exposing all the damage that you do No gonna fall for you anymore Not gonna come when you call anymore Not gonna feed the oppression you’ve hidden behind closed doors For the soul made a commodity and the addicted imprisoned beneath There is a Savior who paid the price to set the captives free The incarnated Deity No hope of winning this fight Exposed as a blight No one to come and save you when you’re brought to the light Victims of every age Now out of their cage And judgement falling on you with a holy rage Displayed on a screen, and sell on the street This flesh-trading empire will see its defeat
4.
It’s just another string from abuse It’s just another time I was used It’s just another broken heart It’s just another dream torn apart No small endeavor (to leave the past behind) You’re close forever (Every fracture you will bind) In the midst of the lies and the stains Mercy triumphs over blame Despite the scars that remain, I refuse... Refuse to become the pain! The brighter future I could partake In danger of the black sky of hate The measure that I’ve held against you Become the judgement that runs me through Father in heaven Hallowed by your Name Forgive us our sins As we forgive those who sin against us Divorced from the memories and stains By letting go of the disdain With mercy leading the way, I refuse... Refuse to become the pain!
5.
Consume Me 03:40
Who can deny existence beyond the grave? Who will deny themselves these pleasures that we crave? Meaningless endeavors lead to meaningless results And even if the world is in your hands, where is your soul? I won’t allow my impulses to consume me I’ll find my purpose looking towards eternity Wake up and change the course of your life Walk the narrow path rather than the wide Not controlled by every flippant desire But overtaken by an all consuming fire Take a step back Hate what I see Witnessing clockwork mediocrity There’s no way I’ll let the jaws of time consume me Until I know this drink offering is empty There is no wisdom There is no plan There’s no achievement in the grave where we’re going
6.
Define Me 04:00
Three years, or three seconds All part of a past I’m not living in To keep looking back Leaves me with a stiff neck and stumbling feet I am a new creation not ashamed of my liberation Call me what you will But it’s never gonna be what can define me I change the way I see myself And now I live from that identity No longer destined for defeat, This life restored is WHAT CAN DEFINE ME!!! I’m healed, and set free And preserved all the days to come I’m not perfection But I PRESS ON TILL I AM DONE!!
7.
I can see it on your face The sorrow overflows Through the cracks of the mask you made so it doesn’t show The walls are closing in The pressure builds within And you’re worried everyone is gonna see you explode I know when you’re all alone The memories come in like a wave And they cut to the bone You question yourself a thousand times “Why do I bother to try?” So do I The blood is enough For everybody to begin again The blood (Jesus’ precious blood) is the hope For the defeated to finally win With your identity erased It feels like there is no escape From the thoughts warring inside of your head One more scar and you might break It’s far too much to fake And you’re worried the fear might take control And to your cries Mercy replies Sever the ties To the wounds of yesterday Where sin abounds Grace steals the crown No longer bound To the wounds of yesterday
8.
Fragment 02:57
Give one good reason to me To stay in the box that you made for me Self-proclaimed renegades Put a finger in my face to go with their grain (I don’t think so!) This is my life, this is my dream This is my very own fragment of eternity I’m becoming everything that I was designed to be This is my life, this is my dream This is my very own fragment of eternity His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth As it’s been given to me! It’s about the young and the old to find that there’s a cure for the cracks in their souls God bless you, if it’s not your thing Go listen to whatever somebody else songs (But this is my song!) I’ll put God in my lyrics, if I want to Turn the amps to 11, if I want to Make the songs dynamic, if I want to Share my faith from the stage, if I want to You can become a critic, if you want to Waste your breathe trying to change me, if you want to!
9.
Heavy Chains 03:07
To all of those With habits that make life crumble at the base Hidden in The corners of your life In the shadow of shame The time of empty bottles and broken needles Are coming to an end Empty promises of intoxication Will see their efforts spent Take back your life Shake off these heavy chains Never return Forsaking these heavy chains Don’t give in or quit Your life was made for more than this, so Take back your life So take off these heavy chains Though it seems The web you’re in has got you too tangled to win The body broke The blood was shed to sever the cords of sin With one step at a time from the chains that bind you It will amount to your exodus Don’t forget that a life awaits you Just beyond the fight to be free Taking it back!!
10.
This is a war, and your soul’s on the line To destroy your holy design Make the choice where life aligns And march straight in the infantry line In the pages, you’ll find The helmet to guard your mind Authority to loose or bind Spiritual powers and deeds of their kind. (This is a war) And it’s already won (This is a war) In the blood of the Son (This is a war) And it can’t be undone Like a shot from a gun! (This is a war) Against the world now maligned (This is a war) And the powers that blind (This is a war) A generation defined By leaving standards behind This is a war, and you better be ready Eyes straight. Make sure your aim’s steady Tread light; the landscape is deadly I refuse to be another casualty Turning my eyes to eternity Not falling for temporary blasphemies Been stricken by all of my enemies But I swear, you haven’t seen the last of me Bleeding out the blood of atonement My sin is erased in a moment The truth sets me free when I come to know it By faith, I won’t live below it (This is a war) Now absolved from my crimes (This is a war) I’m turning back to design (This is a war) Not a creature maligned Abundant life is mine!

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Marking a new era for FireBrand, this successor of Overcomer wallops the listener with thunderous guitars, puncy drums, punishing vocals, synths that range from gritty to melodic, and lyrics as heavy as the music itself.

The standard edition of the album serves up 10 tracks ranging from brutal and pounding, to melodic and contemplative and back again. Each song ties in the theme of facing the destructive behaviors we are prone to, and the mindsets that breed them, and dismantling them with the truth of the Word of God and the victory that Jesus won to free us from it all; eternally and practically.

Beat the Machine is FireBrand's first full-length release on AD Windblown Media Records, and a deluxe edition is planned to release following the standard edition.

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released June 19, 2021

FireBrand is Josiah Brand.

All songs written, recorded, mixed, and master by Josiah Brand.
Guitar solos in "Captives" and "So Do I" by Graham Lee.
Guest vocals on "So Do I" by Nicole Drennan of BraveWRSHP
Guest vocals on "This is a War" by Chris Johnson of HARD LOOK

Artwork by Hayden Cockrill

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FireBrand Murray, Kentucky

God-Fearing Industrial Metal. FireBrand (the solo project of Josiah Brand) combines old and modern influenced metal with 90s inspired synths, pads, and samples, cranking out songs ranging from brutal and thunderous to melodic and mysterious. All of which are centered around the message that life in a broken world can only be overcome by the sacrifice of Jesus. ... more

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