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by Alltar

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Horology 07:59
Does it bother you That no one can see Hiding in the trees Looking back at us Is a wicked face With knowledge to share That will change the face Of humans Forever Forever Forever Forever But if you just wait The clock ticks away Seconds seem to fade Faster than one breathe Open your third eye Planets will collide Blessed potency Belly of the beast Can you recognize Essence will subside Value in the dead Poison spirit spread Cracks in the facade Swimming to survive Drowning will weed out Wasted spirits... Swallow Dormant waiting for you Hidden beneath Spell bound by devotion Mistress speak Major cataclysm Spirit waken Critical existence Hand of fate Cracks break wide in the floor Swallow life swallow whole Time is an illusion Deep in the mind Flirting with disaster Seconds die Looking back has warned us Lightning strikes twice Looking forward shows us What we hide Cracks break wide in the floor Swallow life swallow whole Swallow us Swallow us Swallow us Swallow us whole
War Altar 07:53
Dissect you one by on So you know How your limbs come apart Drink from the sacred cup Venomous The golden oxen's blood Tll hail the vexillum Ominous Worship and war in love One eye under the sun Dripping blood Into the preacher's hand The iron fist It punishes All who speak The deadly one under the sun With focused grip Squeezing the life out of you Leaving you dead on the floo The faceless one devours all Explosion leads to release Infection warrants disease Wear the mark of the beast The sacrificial release Tearing through all of you Shooting star Infinite vibrations An echo Multiple dimensions Lost in time WAR ALTAR KISS THE CROWN WAR ALTAR BOW DOWN
Induction 11:06
Vile creature Upon witness You're standing in the fire burning Ritual Bloodletting Smoke circling a dark crystal High tower Great master Your hypnotizing words calling Upon me To ascend I'll deliver the black angel Trapped with no light Cast into the night Resonance filling high You never wanted to fly Climb further ahead Blinded and hesitant The air is thick with the dead The echoes tell the stories of all of mankind Secrets hidden in the sound waves A resonating frequency Vibrations speak Only one voice Bow down on the earth Ritual then rebirth Your knees are skinned to the bone Hands thrown to the sky Begging for transmigration Induction so close to death The echoes tell the stories of all of mankind Secrets hidden in the sound waves A resonating frequency Vibrations speak Only one voice Trapped with no light The eyes will adjust Wide to take in Only your voice Trapped with no light Trapped with no light Only one voice
Spoils 08:38
I've built an empire You stand beneath it Worship idols They're falling Worth stealing from you Worth taking by force The spoils of war Will beautify me And damn your gods Saturn will ascend His rising Will mark your end I will possess you I will dissect you Swallow your treasures And burn Your kingdom to the ground Great father All for, for you Bear witness Bear witness to this This is all for you Old secret writings Guarded relics lost Forever burning Elementary as it is I will take what I can get Beautifying the Devine You are lost I am your find Parasitic ambience In an effort to sustain This immortality You are the wind I am the plague Oh malefic satellite Brobdingnagian in size Dark hand of destiny Chained up no one is free I am vessel made to burn For your passage to return This colossal sacrifice Is for you Spoils of war Beautify me Spoils of war Liberate me Spoils of war Beautify me Spoils of war Liberate me


“When tsunami-like tunes such as “War Altar” and “Induction” are cresting, with Burke and guitarist Colin Hill oozing chords together as the rhythm section lumbers beneath them, it’s both awesome and fearsome.”


“it is straightforward in its arrangements to be positioning itself as a root form of post-metal, bringing the aesthetic full circle and back to its cerebral roots in churning rhythms and shifts between deeply-weighted contemplation and voluminous sway and crash.”

“This is a decidedly American ideal: the crafting of identity through reconciliation with history either personal or cultural, and if Alltar‘s scope is set to encompass, well, everything, then it seems only fair to call that ambitious as an understatement and remain impressed at the sense of focus they nonetheless conjure throughout their well-plotted material, delivered with what sounds like a burgeoning sense of patience.”


“Yes, the record before us is nothing short of epic. Epic in the sense of grandiose, though not bombastic; layered with emotional depth and rich layers of doom-laden atmosphere.”

“A//TAR are not jonesing for the quick fix of the hooky riff and flashy drum fill. You won’t mosh to this. What you will do is become absorbed by it, body and soul.”


“The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a damn Banshee with a hall pass from the Underworld.”


“At its center, lies excellent production which renders every sound to its full impact, highlighting the effective guitar work, reverberating around a core of bleeding emotions radiating from the vocals.”

“The album continues to iterate on these ideas, hitting the listener again and again with those deep, unfolding, quieter segments (watch out for the electronic intro to the closing track, “Spoils”, and its incisive drums) only to later reap the emotional promise with deep-cutting vocals and payoffs.”

“Hallowed has no time for pretense and pummels the listener with its furious and heavy intent right out the gate.”


“They deliver a unique brand of sludge, at times pointing towards the transcendent and at others feeling down right punky. The elegance with which they achieve this mix is what makes them special.”


“The band, hailing from PNW by way of Portland, OR, brings the sludgy doom with the crushing ferocity of Souls At Zero-era Neurosis and cinematic metal of Amenra.”



released September 6, 2019

A//TAR is:

Tim Burke – Guitar, Samples
Juan Carlos Caceres - Vocals, Moog, Spoken Word
Casey Braunger - Bass
Nate Wright - Drums
Colin Hill – Guitar

All songs written and arranged by A//TAR, lyrics by Juan Carlos Caceres. Bass on all tracks performed by Sean Frederick.

Tracked (except vocals) and mixed by Fester at Caravan Studios, Haywire Studios, and the Hypercube
Vocals tracked by Jeanot Lewis-Rolland at JLR Audio Productions
Mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering

Produced by A//TAR

Cover art by Connie Wang of Icon Artistry

Layout and graphic design of CD by Casey Braunger.

Ⓟ © 2019 A//TAR and Monochord Records all rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Thanks to Fester, Jeanot Lewis-Rolland, Ryan Foster, Connie Wang, Chris Trumpower, Melynda Marie Aman and Eight Bells, Justin Brown and Blaine Andrew of Ceremony of Sludge, and Tiah Keever.


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Alltar Portland, Oregon

Upon the A//TAR we place our past, through the triumphs and tribulations of human-kind. From the birth of society’s achievements in art and technology, as well as the rise of power, war, destruction, and the control of humanity. Through the inevitable dark decay and cold loss, our music is inspired. ... more

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