Hardcore outfit Like Moths To Flames’ new LP Dark Divine drops tomorrow, but AP is streaming the full record right now, and you can listen to it below. Accompanying the stream are lyrics pulled from Dark Divine, analysed and explained by frontman Chris Roetter himself.

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Listen to Dark Divine right now:

“Shut my eyes from the mess I'm in

Pull me out from the wreckage”


— “New Plagues”

“Last couple years have kind of been a mess for the band, treating this album as a chance for a rebirth; and this song kind of ties in with that theme.”

“To silence all the voices in my head

I'd have to forget every word you said”


— “Even God Has A Hell”

“This is kind of a personal look at one of the relationships I hold closest to my heart. I almost lost one of my best friends a few years back when they became ill. Their voice remained in my head, and since then I’ve used it as a driving force to keep pushing forward.”

“Nothing like a little spite

In pure disgust to feel alive”


— “Mischief Managed”

“This kind of pays tribute to some of our past material. There is a freeing feeling in letting someone go, especially one that’s weighed you down. While we’ve changed a lot of focus in the lyrical content, I think this feels almost connected to some of the older songs.”

“I should have known

I should have trusted

My instinct never proves me wrong

I should have known

I should have listened

To my intuition”


— “Instinctive Intuition”

“This song is about going with your gut—pretty self-explanatory with the lyrical content in the chorus. It’s pretty easy to beat yourself up when something happens, that you had a feeling would happen.”

“I feel dead in this room

Hear the sound of waves

I close my eyes and it brings me back to life”


— “The Skeletons I Keep”

“One of the nights in the studio, I remember closing my eyes and feeling weightless when I thought of the ocean and the sound of the waves. I was having a hard time writing the song and just imagined myself floating through it. The rest of the song came to life afterwards.”

“I'll set fire to your legacy

Up in smoke

Without sympathy

Crashing to burn in your misery”


— “False Idol”

“I think a lot of people manipulate the platform they’re given—whether it be in the music industry or outside of it. People who aren’t doing what they do for the right reasons deserve to be exposed for it.”

Like Moth To Flames' Dark Divine releases Friday, Nov. 3, and you can pre-order here.

Check out their tour dates with Fit For A King and In Hearts Wake below:

11/09 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

11/10 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

11/14 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

11/15 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

11/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

11/17 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

11/18 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe

11/19 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

11/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

11/22 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy

11/24 - Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

11/25 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

11/26 - Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s

11/27 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

11/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/29 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

12/01 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

12/02 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

12/04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

12/05 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA

12/06 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

12/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

12/08 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

12/09 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

12/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

12/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

12/13 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

12/15 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

12/16 - Dallas, TX @ Trees