Battalion

Battalion

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Biography

Stepping back up to the plate with their highly anticipated follow up to 2009's Seasons, BATTALION has not disappointed with their 8-track sophomore release entitled Resilience. Fast paced and pissed off, the 5-piece HEAVY GROOVE band has set the bar high for all other 2013 releases. Hailing from St. Louis, BATTALION's energetic live performance and intricately composed music, leaves fans wanting more. Vocalists Clint Kesinger and Jamey Kroesen deliver a ruthless polyphonic performance never once dialing back the intensity while guitarist Josh Masten, drummer Justin Bess, and bass powerhouse Shad Baldes masterfully teeter on the edge of the heaviest thing you've ever heard and an uplifting melodious tune you could only find from BATTALION.

Lyrics

Resilience

Written By: Battalion

So it all starts out
Deceiving lucid dreams
Distorted image of myself and who Im meant to be
A steady incline of violence to reach the top
Im drowning now
No time to rewind, this moment is ours
The past is present now
Envision a world
No freedom, no rights, no God
Im still the source of chaos
Envision a world
No freedom, no rights, no God
Im still the source of chaos
This brings forth the darkest of me
In every breath we find a new lust for life
A brand new day, a brand new meaning, and a brand new path
The darker days come unexpected
Happiness comes and leaves rejected
I am a mountain unmoved by force
So it all starts out

I fought too long for this
And when I started this I said Id never quit
And to look at whats become of this
Id say my dream is exactly where I live
I had it all along
Putting my life on the line, and in every song
And to look at whats become of this
Id say my dream is exactly where I live

Take a look at where you are, Where you've been, and where youre going
You only have one life
Achievement sustained through believing in myself
Tighten the grasp on what is dear to you
We are at the top of the bottom
We are a band of brothers standing resilient

Heartland

Written By: Battalion

Here I stand with the world on my shoulders
With this weight I will keep pushing forward
Its simple
Move aside those who stand in my path
Mark my words when I say to you
We are the threat from the heartland
Nothing will ever change it
We are the threat
We are a new breath for a dying scene
We are the sound of resilience
The words I speak are met with no resistance
And we are the threat
We are the only threat left in existence
And you will remember me
If your up to the challenge, stand and say so
My words alone
My words can bring this place down on top of all of us
and you will remember me
You will remember my name
We are the threat from the heartland
We are the threat to the industry
Now, ive figured this out for myself
Ive finally realized what it takes to be
Everything ive wanted to be
Here I stand with the world on my shoulders
With this weight I will keep pushing forward
Its simple

Discography

"Resilence" EP 2013
"Seasons" 2009