The Reservoir

by Tungsten

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Hailing from Philadelphia, Tungsten has spent the last two years performing its own brand of progressive metal to captivated audiences in Philadelphia and New York City. Having honed their sound through explosive live performances, Tungsten took to the studio in Summer of 2013 to record their material. The result is The Reservoir, the band’s debut LP, an album that captures the band’s signature sound: progressive metal that is dark, innovative, and creative, but still bursting at the seams with classic metal attitude that makes you want to pump your fist in the air. Drawing on influences both timeless (Iron Maiden, Rush, Pink Floyd) and modern (Opeth, Mastodon), The Reservoir features inventive riffs, soaring guitar harmonies, bombastic drumming, and the commanding vocals of Philly’s most intense frontwoman.


released January 14, 2014

All music and lyrics written, arranged, and performed by Tungsten. (c) 2013 (Grossberg, Jones, Martinez, McCall, Salman, Wieme).


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Track Name: Water Over Stone
A numbing routine
The same thing day after day
A glimpse in a dream
Of a wasteland burning away
Drifting through life
Like water over a stone
Flashes of grief
Always but never alone

The old man has fallen
Cut down by some fiend in the night
Who let greed control him
The flood gates crashing open
In black lace she weeps at the grave
So empty and broken
Screaming who will be saved
Tell me who will be saved

No master no guide
No path through the maze
A rogue with suspicious designs
Now stands in his place
But life staggers on
There's a lover to conquer
While the paranoid tremble in fear
The strong journey onwards
Track Name: Contamination
The sterile veil descends again
A slaughtered rival; an anxious friend
A twist of chance or some vicious trend
a watchful eye seeks to understand

Can you hear it? Do you feel it?
Is there darkness closing in?
Do you fight it? Do you like it?
Feel it burning from within in?
A time of perdition!
A trace from the past!
A sense of elision
That slips from your grasp
A chance for salvation
Or mere flagellation
A stain on the soul?
A contamination?

A black streak across the yellow line
A near miss jars a nervous mind
The widow cries out for a sign
A darkened cloud bides its jealous time

Can you hear it? Do you feel it?
Is there darkness closing in?
Do you fight it? Do you like it?
Feel it burning from within?
A time of perdition!
A trace from the past!
A sense of elision
That slips from your grasp
A chance for salvation
Or mere flagellation
A stain on the soul?
A contamination?

Struggling to move
Held down by chains
This raging inferno
That burns in your name
But still I return
Time after time
To this raging inferno
That burns in my mind

I don’t know just what I’ve become
Someone tell me what I flee from
Track Name: Atmos (Masto) Stoma
all this time
pushing me away
can't runaway

all that time
telling me to stay
a waste of pain

so much time
taking in the pain
i wont explain

Track Name: Night Wanders By
Malaise and fatigue
A cloak of ennui
draping around me

Hysterical sickness
a burden whose cure
always eludes me

Alone and awake
Night wanders by
Till dawn cracks the sky

An hour of fear
that’s lasted more than a year

An illness inside me that crawls through my veins
a channel of anger, confusion, and pain,
A nightly design of unconscious domain
a vision through shuttered grey eyes

A somnolent thirst ever lurks in my throat
Like a killer unsated despite victims smote
a matriarch gone yields a trace of reproach
another untimely demise

Rending of flesh
a tragedy
Searching your soul
questions of guilt

Each night it’s the same
A city engulfed in an ocean of flame

Dawn breaks
The truth ever near
the guilt of survival compounded by fear

Haven of lust

C’mon help me please
You must have some cure for this dangerous disease
Track Name: El Dolor
for so long
didn't know where i belong
emptiness deep inside
precious times unknown
no stranger to the pain inside
el dolor

otra vez
otra vez

on my own
i felt myself so numb
taking in broken lies
now this time
things out of my control
refuse to hide my wave goodbye
el dolor

no quiero el dolor
de corazon
una vez ya basta
one time is enough

Distant faces whisper my name
Guided by the light into their flame
This is where we sowed our hope
From the depth of this well
Searching for redemption
Track Name: The Opera House
I'm running down
The hall again
I don’t know where
I don’t know when
The child’s gone
around the bend
Why she runs I can’t comprehend

And suddenly
They’re standing there
Woman in white
with golden hair
A man in black
I knew before
Grabs the child and slams the door

sows the seed of doubt
every time
they shut me out

Our psychic bond
Remains unspoken
But now these fears
They are awoken
Track Name: The Reservoir
Nightmare becomes a waking life
A gentle touch can scorch and scald
When reality is cloaked inside
May lie behind a newfound door
But sorrow is the threshold
And honesty's the floor

A trauma buried deep within
Shattered metal slicing hot
Suddenly recalled again
A way to while the fragile time
Repetition and attrition
As the world slowly unwinds

As I look back
On those deceased
I realize now
They're part of me
The one who's slain them
Still can save them
A symptom of
A strange disease

Every body
In the ground
Another feeling
Shutting down
But more than flashes
They still are ashes
But in a world
Once lost, now found

The more that you know
The depths of your soul
Oneiros will help you
To maintain control
It's destiny

He cleanses the pain
And helps you maintain
But time marches onward
And onward again
Submerge in the brimstone if you ever want to return

This is what she spoke about
He took me in then threw me out
A portrait of an ever twisted mourning

The sun it warms my feeble skin
To be real is to be real again
A naked soul that calls out for adorning

Footsteps take me very far
I stumble to the reservoir
The water's cold, I drink it as I weep

I sit down on the forest ground
Hold my breath as I lay down
And drift into a deep and dreamless sleep

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