Demo 2011

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1.
The Hunt 03:04
High on sanguine wine I ride at the side of the horse of might Across the landscape, both forest and hillside Those that value their life beware the sight The hunt unending Lust for bloodletting The black hand of negation is the bow Crossing your path On the deathbed of your kin The cold of the underworld Now coursing underneath your skin Meeting eyes with the dead, you’ve welcomed this in Whether on coldest night or in a lover’s arms There is one reckoning upon which depend Dragged from slumber A legend of vengeance and doom Awake in the marshland Reaping elder on foot and infant in womb In pride and folly You’ve stirred what should have been left No mark of protection Can slow what comes for you from the depths With hunt unerring Undying visceral lust The black jaws have opened to swallow your soul Down through darkness Through the timeless invincible black When entropy smothers There is no way back Crossing your path On the deathbed of your kin The cold of the underworld Now coursing underneath your skin From out the treeline, phantasmic hate From the grasp of terror there is no escape Smashed by the hammer, crushed under hoof This death curse forever unearthed
2.
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 withering 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 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
3.
To die is the destiny of man Unified in an ultimate end All life comes to mean one thing Funeral Cessation Never end Flesh blood and skin wed on the pyre Look to an absent voice with arms outstretched Silence is the answer Embraced by nothing all fears are realized There is no truth to greet before you die The questions carried through a penitent life All result in nothing Falsehood Solace Silence - above and so below To die is the destiny of man Purified in an ultimate end All life comes to mean one thing Dying is a final offering The only purpose to be found in this life is to fuck and die. The peddlers and prophets approach their pulpits with a lie. Exhausted searching in blackness leads to disappointment. In the pitch there is no purpose or pride. Those who speak of commonality have not made the reduction. Lives are equivalent, but only in death are they equal. Tremble with fear of the blade and travel with no doubt in your heart All will embrace and know the rapture of time Ever grating presence of death
4.
War to Wage 03:40
With war to wage Show no pity for 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 cleansed 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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Owen Rundquist - vocals
Bill Dozer - guitars
Denis Bramley - bass
Robert Nelson - drums

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released October 29, 2011

Recorded at The Acheron, Brooklyn NY, August 2011
Engineered by Jeff Stieber and Sean Dunn
Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door

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