Peace Is Forfeit

by Trenchgrinder

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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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Track Name: Lay The Earth To Rest
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 butchery
Loose the last gasp of your species
Bleed, blast, burn to desecrate and turn
The face of this world to ash and rot
A 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
Track Name: Deterrence And Retribution
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
Track Name: Waking Terror
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
Track Name: For Knowledge Of Blood
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
Track Name: Destroyer Unmaker
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
Track Name: Peace Is Forfeit
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
Track Name: War To Wage
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

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