The Unlight Demo


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Recorded in an unfinished basement, full of punk energy and black metal vibes, this is the first offering of HELMS. Put the kids to bed early, prep your neck brace, and bang your head!


released January 8, 2018

All songs by Derek Kamal

Produced by Sam Cape (

Mastered by Joey Jones (

Logo by James Abercrombie (

Cover art "Hidden Afternoon" by Wesley Terpstra (

Photo by Justin Snavely (

Guitar/Bass/Vocals by Kamal
Drum programming by Sam Cape


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Track Name: Unlight
Curse my own
Cursed by my own
Shed like tears into lightless places

Be reborn in dark places
to see the light more clearly
See the unlight and note the contrast
This is light now,
This will never be

Note the contrast be relieved ; embrace the truth
It can be grasped
Track Name: The Greatness of Suffering
Is it easier to wield a sword than make it a plowshare?
Easier to kill than be killed?

Suffer -- the world is ending
Suffer -- to spare the other
Suffer -- or kill and suffer

What life have you when you have taken life?
What life is left to give when you have spent yours taking others?
Track Name: Born To Fail
it's just not true
it's false
but the meandering mind
finds its way there quickly

you weren't born to fail
you weren't born to lose
you were born to live

To fail , to lose are conjoined to living
Get up, get out, and start living

find something to fail at
Try, fight, try
find something that might kill you
Try, fight, try

Or will you be crushed by the hammer of lies?

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