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Peace Is Forfeit

by Trenchgrinder

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Incursion 02:27
Take life as the blade Become the noose in wait The innocent and the damned Judged fit to bleed the same We are the reaping wrath Cold as the hangman’s laugh Advance the clan of Death Ever on toward victory On and on consumed in savagery The petty laws of man will cease to be Onward march toward your butchery Loose the last gasp of your species Bleed, blast, burn to desecrate and turn The face of this world to ash and rot Our new era will rise in the wake of sacrifice We sow with blood We reap with fire We piss upon this planet Groveling at our feet
Beckoned by the hand of Death Unaware, unannounced, unobserved A shadow amongst the living stalks Terror takes to the sky Touched in every tongue In every function: execution A payload forces heaven’s hand There is nowhere to hide when God is blind Singing psalms of fuel and fire What resides beneath the knife must die In the rubble what remains? What but hatred sprouts from graves? Blind god, behold begotten son Tyranny of annihilation Bombast from the first to last bomb blast Killing and reason were joined in the past A parting gesture from the hand of Death Gone and forgotten may they rest A stalking presence amidst the living A quest to blind the world Eternally, violently, eradication Eternity, enmity, embrace humanity Once undone, what is won, murder and massacre In the end, in revenge, retribution
I seize at a world wreathed Slow I breathe in weightless shadow Unto me indelible horror and a cloak of eyes I have been to realms beyond all reach Inside the mind is a place of depravity Finding sleep in darkness And in sleep to find no rest Unknowable suffering circling to be released Unspeakable these visions, the impetus behind the dreams To walk in depravity To dream of killing A witness to perfection Blinded by such beautiful visions Forging reality within my dreams No division between unwaking and what I see My mind is atrocity My thoughts reign in dissonance Acts spawn in malevolence In these dreams all ends
Thirsting for some sign or sight Barren plain and well alike Blood which quench the spirit Blood which sates the mind Blood that whores the world Blood of mankind Protest, confess, indulge, become divine Slake your throat in purgatory Oh sacrificial God! Vapid Idol! Slit thy thirst upon the sky In mercy grant murder In grace grant desire In the heart of the hunter — lustful fire Command before you slaughter In every palm a blade to raise With blood the plains aflood With blood flow the wells What thirst we have for knowledge of Blood which quench the spirit Blood which sates the mind Blood that whores the world Blood that sates mankind
As plague upon your fields I come And place fire on your home As beauty turns to grey around you Bereft, you stand alone I confer upon you suffering That you inherit disease The birthright of the doomed is dying Finality in terminal dreams Unleashed I am unmaker Ending all that has been made Unleashed I am destroyer Construction through me collapse Ashes line the timbers Tempests choke the rivers Blue with splinters black Every growth will be uprooted Left to wither in the sun Fall and realize Your time is done With mournful sigh and wettened eye Chaff is cast as prey to despair and die
Gaze upon the remnants of civilization In ignorance was spawned the final age of contemplation Regret grows long as life grows short Idols of millennia mix blood in a sea of dust Amongst such desolation, am I not God? Lords of war cower before My name is the death rattle of species From out the mouth of babes pours pitch and black I fuck your world as it chants for me! I am extinction Swallowed, consumed, engulfed in carnage Silenced, entombed, all tribes slip from existence The paths of your people lay sundered All blood of lineage bled utterly dry Land and life now lay destroyed As wreck and ruin rise All oaths cast off, abandoned, hollow and empty Bow now to bloodshed and fellate thy new god Peace is forfeit
War To Wage 03:56
With war to wage Show no pity toward the relics of antiquity Restraints of the past are the shackles of our breath We recall the lessons - vomit dust and sand We have seen perversions of a truth that was never there With fear the falsehoods fail At dawn the fog will burn Exposed in the light of day Divine treachery now washed away Night is falling on a kingdom in decline As monoliths topple and icons are defaced All traces of an arrogant venom Drawn from two thousand wounds and erased I divide I devour Feel the fading of a feeble power I divide I devour For the lamb led to slaughter there is no tomorrow Ruin will come to the towers they’ve built To an age of servitude and adherence to guilt Lifetimes and times utterly spent All of an era that now comes to end
Desolation 02:27


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released October 17, 2017

Owen Rundquist - vocals
Bill Dozer - guitar
Denis Bramley - bass
Robert Nelson - drums

Recorded by Nolan Voss, October 2016, Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Jamie Uertz at Silver Cord Studio
Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering


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