The Iridium Layer

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Track eleven of Derelict's 2012 album, 'Perpetuation'.


Evolution births our conscious thought and seeks to fix in time
The twisting currents of the cosmos in the human mind

Blueprints of death
Designs of demise
Left here to attest
A layer of iridium

Fossilized message
To be heard or ignored
Condition of frailty
Destined to recur

The forces that support life on this fragile rock
Are in constant motion

Forfeit, all life
See the fire in the sky?
Man made? God sent?
The consequences are the same

Denial of hard facts
Delays preparation
Feasting with fools
In drunk futility

Experimenting, childlike, high on our creations
Wearing the crosshairs we await retaliation


A gift received, squandered
Deafened ears go numb
Shirking paths, we wander
Upon iridium

Embracing savageness we conquer
Seeking sacrifice
Praying to ancient Gods, alone
We watch the sky


from Perpetuation, released April 20, 2012
Music/Lyrics: Burnet



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Derelict Montréal, Québec

Hailing from Montreal, Derelict mixes the brutal and technical elements of the Quebec metal scene with listenable structures and melody, resulting in an unforgiving yet accessible package. The band’s trademark sound has led to comparisons with the likes of Death, Strapping Young Lad, and The Black Dahlia Murder. ... more

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