Demo 2011

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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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If you want a vision of Trenchgrinder, imagine a tank crushing a human skull — forever.

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Track Name: The Hunt
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
Track Name: Destroyer Unmaker / Waking Terror
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
Track Name: Rapture of Time
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
Track Name: War to Wage
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