God Gold and Glory

by Salvación

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God Gold and Glory is Salvación's third album. It is a singular themed record that was sparked by the history surrounding the infamous Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés and his inexorable pursuit of his fateful dreams. By building upon their strengths and honing in on their weaknesses they crafted an inspired work of Heavy Metal art. God Gold Glory is a testament to the band's relentless resolve and the creative summation of their journey as a band.

credits

released 04 February 2014

Nicky Love Sponsel - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Organ, E-Bow
Carlos Sergio Denogean - Drums, Lyrics, Concepts, Gang Vocals

All music written by Salvación

Guest Vocalists
Sean Buchanan - Backing Vocals Tracks 2, 4-8 Lead Vocals on Track 8
Ozzie Darden - Lead Vocals on Track 8, Gang Vocals
Peter Lemieux - Lead Vocals of Track 8
Mathew Murray - Backing Vocals Tracks 2-8, Lead Vocals on Tracks 3, 7 & 8
Will Poole - Gang Vocals

Guest Guitarists
Chris Millard - Guitar Solos on Track 1, 3, 7 & 8
Ian Millard - Guitar Solos on Track 5 & 8, Gang Vocals
Dan Todd - Guitar Solos on Tracks 4,6,7 & 8

Recorded by Ian Millard
Produced by Carlos Denogean, Nicholas Sponsel, Ian Millard
Mastered at Enormous Door
Artwork by Yannick Bouchard
Photo by Erin May

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Track Name: Take Overture
“I and my companions suer from a
disease of the heart which can be
cured only with gold.”
~ Hernán Cortés
(solo: C. MIllard)
Track Name: Fortune
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
Let me begin from the start
Of how the new world came to be
From their comforts they depart
Charged with destiny
Sailing deep uncharted seas
On an enterprise
In search and fame and glory
-Chorus-
Fortune spins her wheel
With one hand granting favors
Taking their chances in
The lottery of adventure
Their lots were cast
But they remained steadfast
He’s the instrument of providence
In command of the eet
Be caught dead or damned before
He accepts defeat
Beyond the edge of the frontier
He led his cavaliers
Against all odds
[Chorus]
Fortune’s caress turns quickly to blows
a man’s resolve is even quicker show
To remain un-phased
The embers of determination turn to a blaze
They commend their souls to god
And their bodies to hardships
No prize ever came from sloth
But from great exertions
A weary journey lay ahead
They’re sworn to their lord
Live and die by the Sword
[Chorus]
Fortune favors the brave
Fortune chooses her slaves
Fortune spins her wheel
There’s a price for each deal
So what’s the price to conquer?
Track Name: Obsidian Knife
Down in the valley of Mexico
Lay a city on a lake
A Kingdom, a stronghold made of gold
An impregnable fortress,
Whose reign was endless
Who would enter that burning cauldron?
Who could shake the foundation of heaven?
 But in order to maintain
harmony and order
they must nourish their gods with
The most precious of water
An act of payment made by slaves
Slaves of War
One could only be so fortunate as to endure
The sweetness of death...
By the Obsidian knife
If the bloodshed were to cease,
It would bring famine war and disease
Cataclysmic chaos
No one is exempt from the cost
So in order to stave o that bleak day
They gave their children away
And then they would pray for
The sweetness of death...
By the Obsidian knife
(solo: C. Millard)
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
 Your still beating heart is
ripped from your chest
And held to the sky
Your fleeting depart
a skip in your breath
Watch your heart melt as you die!
A Kingdom built on tributary pay
Now the vassals wish to rebuke
For the pain!
If the bloodshed were to cease
It would bring famine war and disease
Cataclysmic war and chaos
In order to stave o that bleak day
They gave their children away
And this they would pray
May his heart not falter in fear
May he not shed a tear
May he long for a flowery death
And the sweetness of darkness
Taste the din of battle
The roar of the crowd
The Obsidian Knife!
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
Track Name: Stroke Of Luck
Thrown away and left for dead
Fortune found her to his bed
Captivated by the power
This too would be her hour
(lead break: N.L. Sponsel)
Baptized and reborn
To his service she was sworn
She took her place by his side
He would need her as his guide
She may have fell victim to his spell
But without her he wouldn’t
Stand a chance in hell
-Chorus-
She was a Stroke of luck
She had the devil's tongue
She was a Stroke of luck
And all her secrets were sung
A traitor a whore a goddess of death
On this conquest she was a heaven sent
Through her cunning and her guile
She would make it all worth while
She may have fell victim to his spell
But without her he wouldn’t
Stand a chance in hell
[Chorus]
(solo: D. Todd)
[Chorus]
(solo: D. Todd)
Track Name: Gambler's Throw
(solo: I. Millard)
Here me my knights and I’ll tell you the truth
He who stays in one place is destined to lose
Past the point of no return
They’re in too deep and they’re going to learn
-Chorus-
There’s no turning back on the path to glory
It’s a Gamblers Throw if you take that road
There’s no turning back on the path to glory
It’s a Gamblers Throw if you let it roll
They must move forward
If they can’t retreat
The Gambler insures this by
Destroying his eet
Past the point of no return
They’re playing for keeps
When there’s no retreat
The tables will turn
[Chorus]
Let it roll.
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
(solo: I. Millard)
Nothing to rely on but their hands!
They will conquer or die as long as
he’s in command!
[Chorus]
(solo: I. Millard)
Track Name: Satan Shame and Steel
Their Expelled God now arrives
To an un-dreamt paradise
Like an enchanted vision
The Captain comes to a daring decision
The Gambler now raises the stakes
The prince is taken hostage and put into chains
With the king in a cell
They’re thrust into the jaws of hell
Their banner ies as the Native swansong cries
-Chorus-
In the name of God Gold and Glory
They take all that they please
In the name of God Gold and Glory
They preyed upon the weak
And Unleashed
Satan Shame and Steel
(solo: D. Todd)
Brand and enslave their women
Burn the heretics!
To the dogs they would feed them
Massacre their warriors
To make sure that their
Story is never heard
A prophecy that's been fullled
A whole empire succumbs to one man’s will
A day of violation and deceit
Invaders soon learned the taste of defeat
Their banner flies as the Native swansong cries
[Chorus]
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
(solo: D. Todd)
[Chorus]
Track Name: Savage Reprisal
(lead break: D. Todd)
The night has nally come
When all of their treachery
Will be un-done
The King has been usurped
We must release
Ourselves from this horrid curse
Thieves attempt flee
Concealed by the dark and
Driven by greed
A battle on the causeway ensues
This will be the night they all shall rue!
-Chorus-
An armed insurrection
For now we seek redemption
Our only means of survival
Is this Savage Reprisal!
Echoing drums of the
War god are sounded
Our enemy is now surrounded
Solemn tones sent forth
From the desolate temple
Of the god of war
We will rip their hearts
from their chests
And gorge ourselves upon their flesh
Invocations of the saints
And blessed virgin
Does nothing to falter
Ill-fated misfortune
Their god has left them for dead
 We have endured a thousand lies
They have treated us like dogs
And now they must pay the cost!
He’s not The God that
we had once thought
He’s’ Mortal Man
And now he has been caught!
Profane our temples
And insult our gods
Try as you might
You won’t escape
Our claws!
(Solo: N.L. Sponsel)
All those forsaken wretched souls
Were weighed down
By their fatal gold
Which they loved so well
Clutching it to their graves as they fell
Their bodies ll in the breaches
They cross over corpses
Of their loyal lieges
Beyond the pass of peril
The Gambler survives
undaunted and vengeful
[Chorus]
Our only Means of survival
Is this…
(Solo: C. Millard)
Track Name: Way More Unstoppable
(solo: C. Millard)
They're back from expulsion
‡ Guns blazing cannon exploding
 A whole city under siege
Taking over street by street
‡† Burning temples
Smashing idols
Fly their standard
Raise their banners
With a horde of barbarian allies
Hear the roar of thunder!
‡† Thunderous battle cries
Here to over throw their old masters
They the sack the kingdom like
† Blood thirsty bastards!
-Chorus-
Tonight they’re going to burn the city down
Burn the city
Tonight they’re going to raze it to the ground
Burn it to the ground
Tonight they’re going to burn the city down
Take no pity
Tonight they’re going to raze it to the ground
Raze it to the ground
They’re Way More Unstoppable
Way more unstoppable
Way more unstoppable
 A fleet of ships come across the mountains
Charging forward with steel-clad stallions
 A blockade from all around
They hold their ranks on the ground
† Burning Temples
Smashing idols
Fly their standard
Raise their Banners
 Natives ght bravely to their death
They sue for peace when nothing
 Nothing else is left
The Gambler wins his prize
 But it’s a hollow victory
In his eyes!!
[Chorus]
(solo: N.L. Sponsel)
(solo: D. Todd)
(solo: I. Millard)
[Chorus]