1871

by These Are They

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ArpKor Pure oldschool Death-Thrash!
Stomping drums and violent Guitar riffs like in the old days! Recomanded for fans of Bands like early Death, Dismember, Entombed or Benediction! Im looking forward for more! \m/ Favorite track: The Devils Kiss.
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Pasarahzu Paul Kuhr is a kickass musician, and I support anything he does. I highly suggest any work he has done, and hope he continues to be inspired to create more breathtaking vocal masterpieces. Favorite track: The Ash of Wood and Corpse.
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Spinebrain I have a tremendous respect for Mr. Paul Kuhr, so when this was released on Bandcamp the decision to buy was a no-brainer.

See my short review at tornbeyondreason.blogspot.fi Favorite track: Horde of Thieves.
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3 song SELF RELEASED EP, telling a tale of the great Chicago fire of 1871.

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released February 25, 2014

Recorded at Belle City Sound, Racine Wisconsin
Mixed and Mastered by Dan Swanö
Engineered and edited by Chris Wisco
Produced by These Are They and Chris Wisco

Vocals: Paul Kuhr
Lead Guitar: Steve Nicholson
Guitar: Justin Jurgevich
Bass: Mike Flaherty
Drums: Tony Bettenhausen

Lyrics by: Paul Kuhr
Music by: These Are They

Cover Art: Paul Kuhr

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Track Name: Horde of Thieves
Thrive!

Opportunity grows with staggering pride
A hotbed of crime and immorality shines
Fear the growth of the masterless working class
This frontier town breeds the filth
Defiled from mayhem, The growth of this town
The stealing of Horseflesh, In common stride
Decades to build, expanding the trade
The rails bring the villainous way

Thrive!

Murder for the profit desire
Rape to satisfy the deviant mind
Theft brings wealth to the lower class
Arson to cleanse the cowardly rich

Beastly sensuality and darkest crimes
Here “The Patches” rule the night
Along the river, the common people clash
Retribution for their meager days pay
All to catapult the con mans game
The gamblers sin, the loss of wage
Vermin in shadow, stalking their prey
A celebrating dance for thievery’s day

Wicked is the reputation, Infested with a horde of thieves
Burglars, cut throats, bent on misery
Who will not hesitate, to burn the city down
Pillage, plunder and Murder, a vile underground
Lawless souls to be punished by few
Thousands bear witness to the hang
The first this cities eyes will see
Changing the face of the days ahead

Thrive!

A divine retribution in desperate need
Against this modern Sodom and Gomorrah
To clean the slate and start a new
Create a flame and burn the scum away
A bovine tale, from a lanterns glow
Summer of draught, dries the mass
Streets and sidewalks of wooden plank
Stands no chance from hellish wrath

Wicked is the reputation, Infested with a horde of thieves
Burglars, cut throats, bent on misery
Who will not hesitate, to burn the city down
Pillage, plunder and Murder, a vile underground
Lawless souls to be punished by few
Thousands bear witness to the hang
The first this cities eyes will see
Changing the face of the days ahead

Thrive!
Track Name: The Devils Kiss
No escaping the blazing fury
Gliding flames that flow like water
Heat destroys and melts the dreams
Thousands scream

Fleeing rodants,
pesants and wise
unbiased and unjust,
the wall of pain
burning flesh,
buildings fall
scorching
all that remains

This city burns

Waves of fire,
tearing through life
The devils kiss,
with a passion for soul
A city stands
in natures wrath
Burned to the ground,
The devil laughs

This city burns

Panic rains throughout the streets
Children screaming for those parents lost
Blinding light by fires rancid breath
Dancing on the melting flesh

Praying can’t help you now
No angel of mercy will visit this day
Devastated city crackles in fright
The beautiful wrath of burning faith

No escaping the blazing fury
Gliding flames that flow like water
Heat destroys and melts the dreams
Thousands scream

Fleeing rodants,
pesants and wise
unbiased and unjust,
the wall of pain
burning flesh,
buildings fall
scorching
all that remains

This city burns

Waves of fire,
tearing through life
The devils kiss,
with a passion for soul
A city stands
in natures wrath
Burned to the ground,
The devil laughs

This city burns

Praying can’t help you now
No angel of mercy will visit this day
Devastated city crackles in fright
The beautiful wrath of burning faith